TULSA, OKLAHOMA (May 22, 2008) Men’s tennis player Cosmin Cotet ended his decorated singles career at TCU on Thursday with a loss in the round of 32 at the 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships in Tulsa, Okla. Cotet will team up with Kriegler Brink at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday in the opening round of doubles play.
Cotet, ranked No. 39 nationally, fell to No. 9-16 seed Andre Begemann of Pepperdine by a score of 6-2, 6-1 in the round of 32. Cotet opened play on Wednesday with a straight-sets victory over No. 62 Christoph Muller of Rice, marking the 14th ranked opponent Cotet defeated this season. Cotet ended the season with an overall singles mark of 26-9.
The Iasi, Romania, native will compete in doubles play with Kriegler Brink later today in the opening round of 32. The duo will face the No. 3 seeded doubles team of Carl Sundberg and Daniel Vallverdu of Miami. Brink and Cotet are currently ranked No. 50, and garnered all-conference doubles accolades for the second consecutive year.