The DU men’s tennis duo of Alex Gasson (Alton, United Kingdom) and Yannick James (St. Georges, Grenada) captured the Doubles Championship at the 2016 USTA/ITA Division I Mountain Regional on Sunday, defeating a team from Boise State 6-2 6-2 at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Nevada to emerge victorious from a highly-competitive Main Draw.
By virtue of this victory, Team Gasson/James, ranked No. 42 nationally, has secured a berth at the ITA Indoor National Championship Tournament in Flushing, N.Y. next month.
The 2016 USTA/ITA Division I Mountain Regional which featured several impressive Singles/Doubles victories from the Pioneers, including a nice run by freshman Pedro Fernandez Del Valle (Newport Beach, Calif.) who was runner-up in the Consolation Draw of the Singles Bracket.
Up next for the Pioneers is the San Diego Inviational, set to be staged next weekend in southern California.
PHOTO-: Senior DU student-athletes Alex Gasson & Yannik James pose with Asst. Coach Drew Eberly after winning the Doubles Title at the 2016 USTA/ITA Division I Mountain Regional