The University of Louisville’s Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and Parker Wynn defeated Vanderbilt’s Lachlan McPhee and Billy Rowe 7-6, 7-6 to capture the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Ohio Valley Regional doubles title Monday morning at Tennessee’s Goodfriend Tennis Center.
The 2017 Ohio Valley Regional champions will return to action Nov. 1-5 when they compete in ITA National Fall Championships which will take place Nov. 1-5 in Indian Wells, Calif.
“I am very proud of Chris and Parker,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “They have played a lot of doubles matches this month from Florida to All-Americans to here at the regionals. They never showed any physical and mental fatigue but honestly played better and better. They now have a greater level of chemistry since they are relatively a new team. They are fun to coach and run good scripts. They are the only the second UofL doubles team in history to win a regional championship.”
The No. 29-ranked duo of junior Morin-Kougoucheff (Capbreton, France) and sophomore Wynn (North Richland Hills, Texas) entered the weekend as the No. 2 seed. After receiving first-round bye, won four straight matches to reach Monday’s final which featured the tournament’s top two seeds. The Cardinal pair prevailed against Vanderbilt’s 16th-ranked McPhee and Rowe 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-4).
They become the second Louisville doubles team to win the Ohio Valley Regional doubles title after Austen Childs and Viktor Maksimcuk who won the championship in 2010.
USTA Ohio Valley Regional Results
Oct. 23, 2017
(2) No. 29 Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff/Parker Wynn (UL) d. (1) Lachlan McPhee/Billy Rowe(Vanderbilt) 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-4)
Complete Ohio Valley Regional Results for Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and Parker Wynn
1st round – bye
2nd round – (2) No. 29 Parker Wynn/Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff (UL) d. Tate Allwardt/Alex Ross (Vanderbilt) 8-3
Round of 16 – (2) No. 29 Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff/Parker Wynn (UL) d. Zach Berry/Carsten Fisher (Dayton) 8-3
Quarterfinals – (2) No. 29 Wynn/Kougoucheff (UL) d. Timo Stodder/Scott Jones (UT) 8-5
Semifinals – (2) No. 29 Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff/Parker Wynn (UL) d. (7) Jan Pallares/Felix Rauch (Memphis) 6-3, 6-0
Finals – (2) No. 29 Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff/Parker Wynn (UL) d. (1) Lachlan McPhee/Billy Rowe(Vanderbilt) 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-4)
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