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Samaha Takes Title in Arizona

by Frank Mercogliano

TUCSON, Ariz. — Georgio Samaha won the White Draw of the Wildcat Invitational, defeating Alexander Groves of Northern Arizona 6-3, 6-4 to highlight the final day of the tournament.  Samaha went 3-0 on the week with wins over Jared Horwood of Arizona 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 and Adrien Coulome of Grand Canyon 6-2, 6-1.

UNM’s other finalist was Alexander Maggs, who lost a tough match to Daniel Torres of Northern Arizona 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 6-2 in the championship match of the Black Draw.

The Lobos next play in the USTA Pro Circuit M15 in Lubbock, Texas this week before hosting the Albuquerque leg of the tournament September 26-October 2.