Whaanga went 3-0 in both singles and doubles as the Cougars stormed out of the gate in conference play. The junior from Wellington, New Zealand, began with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Anderson’s Jeffrey Dayton at #2 singles. He remained at that spot and beat 33rd-ranked Eirik Groner of #8 Lander 7-6, 7-5, 10-4. He moved up to #1 singles for the first time to beat Young Harris’ Guilherme Sergio 3-6, 6-2, 13-11. In doubles, he partnered with Matei Avram in all three matches, beating the Anderson duo of Duarte/Depiaggio 8-1, Lander’s Groner/Couto 8-5 and YHC’s Besada/Fleerkamp 8-6. Whaanga is now 5-0 in singles play and 6-0 in doubles.
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