ST. LOUIS - The Saint Louis tennis teams enjoyed a successful opening to their fall season at the Billiken Classic, played Sept. 7-8 at Dwight Davis Tennis Center.
The Billiken men picked up four first-place finishes. Pat Kella won the White singles draw, and Luis Miguel Flores topped the field in the Silver singles draw. Nishaad Balachandran and Yehia El Sallaly teamed for a victory in the doubles draw, while Joe Flanagan and Drew Feder tied for first in the doubles round-robin. Flanagan was the runner-up in the Blue singles draw.
In the women's competition, Stephanie Hollis and Mia Elmore captured first place in the No. 1 singles and No. 2 singles round-robins, respectively, while Brooke Urzendowski tied for first in the No. 3 singles round-robin. Madison Cook won the Silver singles draw, followed by teammates Madeline Jolly and Natalia Yacaman.Both Billiken teams are back in action Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Lindenwood. The matches get underway at 3:30 p.m.