STOCKTON, Calif. -- After a rough first day of action, the Saint Mary's men's tennis team saw Thomas Hunt win on Saturday to make sure the Gaels would have a presence Sunday at the Pacific Invitational in Stockton, Calif.
Saint Mary's sent four players -- James Markiewicz, Seif El Sherbini, Hunt and Alec Wagner -- to Stockton for one final fall tournament. All four lost in Friday's opening round, dropping them to the consolation round.
Hunt took advantage of the opportunity Saturday. Facing Cal Poly's Naveen Beasley, the freshman from New Zealand lost the first set 6-2. Hunt fought back though, winning the second 6-4 to force a third set tiebreaker. A 7-5 victory gave Hunt the match, and moved him on to Sunday's consolation semifinals.
Waiting for Hunt on Sunday will be the tournament's No. 1 seed, Pacific's Alex Golding. That match is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
The Gaels also competed in doubles, but neither team made it past the first round.