Cowden advances to finals
Set to play in finals on MondaySeptember 21, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
Cowden began the day with a 6-4, 6-3 quarterfinal win over USC-Upstate's Javier Tori.
Then the Durban, South Africa native, advance to the finals after defeating John Wolff of Wake Forest in a match that lasted close to four hours. Cowden won the first set 7-6 (5), then lost the next set 6-7 (7).
Cowden held on in the third set taking the match by winning 7-6 (2).
"Richard is play great tennis right now. He is finding ways to win and beating quality opponents. This weekend will put him in very good position for the ITA All-American Championships next weekend," head coach David McNamara said.
Cowden and sophomore John Peers lost their doubles match 8-3 to Marcos Olivares and Alex Ahlgren of East Tennessee State in the quarterfinals of Division I doubles.
Cowden will play Sheharyar Wali of Lander in the Division II finals on Monday, Sept. 22 at 8 a.m.
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