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Some days things go your way and some days they don’t – for TCU, Oklahoma, and Stanford it was the latter while Cal, North Carolina, and Texas walked away with big smiles on its faces.

Cal got punched in the gut when it couldn’t participate in the Kick-Off Weekend due to weather but they made up for it this weekend in spades with wins over #26 Texas and #2 TCU.

Both Cal and TCU played physical matches on Saturday with each getting pushed by its opponents but while Cal bounced back TCU wasn’t able to keep up the Bears.

TCU pulled out the doubles point for the second day in a row with wins at #2 and #3 but Cal got humming in singles and took opening sets at #2, #3, #4, and #6.

TCU’s Cameron Norrie made quick work of #3 Andre Goransson at #1 singles and Eduardo Nava was looking good at #5 but Cal was in total control on the other courts. Florian Lakat played at #1 against Texas and was saved by the bell when he trailed George Goldhoff 5-2 in the third. On Sunday it was his opponent, Alex Rybakov, that was wishing there was a bell because Lakat rolled over him 6-2, 6-2 in just an hour and five minutes.

Filip Bergevi continued his hot streak and took out Jerry Lopez 6-1, 6-4 at #4 and a few minutes later Billy Griffith put Cal ahead 3-2 with a 6-4, 6-4 win at #3 over Guillermo Nunez.

Cal’s J.T. Nishimura (Photo Courtesy of Cal)

Cal’s J.T. Nishimura, who has been on the wrong end of a few deciding matches, finally was able to close the door today but it didn’t come easy. Nishimura took the opening set 6-2 but he fell behind Reese Stalder 5-1 in the second. Stalder got broke serving for the set twice and then Nishimura pulled out the second set tiebreak 7-5 and after an up and down opening month Cal had its signature win.

The match at #5 was abandoned but Eduardo Nava had a chance to close out Oskar Wikberg when he led 6-4, 5-3 but Wikberg took two straight to even it at 5-5.

TCU’s David Roditi didn’t mince any words when talking after the match:

#24 Cal 4, #2 TCU 2
Feb 07, 2016 at Austin, Texas (Weller Indoor Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #4 Cameron Norrie (TCU 14.52) def. #3 Andre Goransson (CAL 14.33) 6-1, 6-3
2. #30 Florian Lakat (CAL 13.88) def. Alex Rybakov (TCU 14.68) 6-2, 6-2
3. #39 Billy Griffith (CAL 13.52) def. #24 Guillermo Nuez (TCU 14.18) 6-4, 6-4
4. #86 Filip Bergevi (CAL 14.04) def. #109 Jerry Lopez (TCU 13.64) 6-1, 6-4
5. Eduardo Nava (TCU 13.98) vs. #54 Oskar Wikberg (CAL 13.57) 6-4, 5-5, unfinished
6. J.T. Nishimura (CAL 13.50) def. Reese Stalder (TCU 12.90) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
Doubles competition
1. Filip Bergevi/Florian Lakat (CAL) def. Trevor Johnson/Cameron Norrie (TCU) 6-3
2. Hudson Blake/Reese Stalder (TCU) def. Andre Goransson/Oskar Wikberg (CAL) 6-4
3. Guillermo Nuez/Alex Rybakov (TCU) def. Billy Griffith/J.T. Nishimura (CAL) 7-5
Match Notes
Cal 4-1; National ranking #24
TCU 3-1; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,2,4,3,6)
Post-Match Quotes from Cal’s recap
“I know it sounds a little clich, but it was a total team effort today, Cal head coach Peter Wright said. “We knew we had our backs against the wall after losing the doubles point, and every guy on our team came out in the singles with an intense focus. J.T. Nishimura clinched the match for us after being down 5-1 down in the second set. All of our guys focused on playing a complete match start to finish and the outcome was a result of the team’s determination and tenacity today.

Post-Match Quotes from 
TCU’s recap

“Cal deserves all the credit, said head coach David Roditi. They flat out beat us and they were better than we were today. We must learn from it and get better as a team. They came committed and jumped all over us from the start. Our highlight was another good performance in doubles and a very good result for Cameron (Norrie) in singles. Every match lets us know where we are and Cal showed us exactly that. We have just a few days to get ready for a very competitive weekend in Virginia.
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Oklahoma is probably hoping it doesn’t have to play too many more ACC schools after losing to one for the second week in a row. Last Sunday Wake Forest came into Norman and won 5-2 and today North Carolina pulled out a tough 4-3 win in Chapel Hill.

Oklahoma welcomed back Andrew Harris to its doubles lineup and he played a big role in helping Oklahoma take the early 1-0 lead. Harris and his doubles partner Alex Ghilea won the deciding court at #1 with Harris holding from 40-15 to seal the 7-5 win.

North Carolina needed to win four singles matches and they put themselves in good position to do so after taking the opening sets at #2, #3, #4, and #5.

Oklahoma’s Andre Biro put OU up 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Blaine Boyden at #6 but North Carolina answered with a 6-2, 6-4 win from Jack Murray at #4 and a 6-4, 6-4 win from Ronnie Schneider at #2.

Oklahoma’s Axel Alvarez would put OU up 3-2 with a 7-6, 6-0 win over Brayden Schnur at #1 but North Carolina was up on the two other courts.

North Carolina’s Brett Clark was serving for the match at #3 singles up 7-5, 5-4 but Florin Bragusi broke and then held on the deciding point to go up 6-5. Bragusi would break Clark again, this time on the deciding point, to take the second set 7-5 and off to a third set they went.

At #5 singles, North Carolina’s Robert Kelly took the first set 7-5 but Oklahoma’s Maxime Mora answered by taking the second set 6-4. Kelly sprinted out to a 4-1 lead in the third but Mora held and broke to put the match back on serve at 4-3. Kelly would break right back and then serve it out from 40-30 to take the match 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 (clip of match point below courtesy of UNC)

While Kelly was putting away Mora at #5, Brett Clark was opening up a big lead himself in the final set at #3. Clark broke Bragusi to start the third set and would break him again later in the set to go up 5-2. Clark would serve it out from 40-15 to clinch North Carolina’s second top 10 win in the last week.

I watched the final sets of each match on the live feed and was impressed that both Kelly and Clark were playing aggressive and not waiting for their opponents to give it away.

Below are some match point and interviews courtesy of UNC.

#7 North Carolina 4, #5 Oklahoma 3
February 7, 2016 at Chapel Hill, NC (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
Doubles competition
Order of match finish: (2,3,1)
1. Harris/Ghilea (OU) def. #1 Robert Kelly/Brett Clark (UNC), 7-5
2. Brayden Schnur/Jack Murray (UNC) def. Alvarez/Papa (OU), 6-4
3. Biro/Austin Siegel def. Ronnie Schneider/Blaine Boyden (UNC) 6-4
Singles competition
1. #60 Axel Alvarez (OU 14.52) def. Brayden Schnur (UNC 14.10), 7-6(3), 6-0
2. #13 Ronnie Schneider (UNC 14.01) def. Spencer Papa (OU 13.99), 6-4, 6-4
3. #43 Brett Clark (UNC 13.78) def. Florin Bragusi (OU 13.85), 7-5, 5-7, 6-2
4. Jack Murray (UNC 13.77) def. #92 Alex Ghilea (OU 14.10), 6-2, 6-4
5. #47 Robert Kelly (UNC 13.86) def. Maxime Mora (OU 13.56), 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
6. Andre Biro (OU 13.75) def. Blaine Boyden (UNC 13.15), 6-2, 6-2
Match Notes
UNC 6-0; National ranking #7
Oklahoma 3-2; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,4,2,1,5)
Post-Match Quotes from UNC’s recap
“It’s a great win for us, to beat a team like Oklahoma after losing the doubles point, UNC coach Sam Paul said. “We had some really outstanding performances in the singles spots that we won. I’m proud of the guys, how hard they fought.
“We feed off our crowd, which was amazing today, Clark said. “It feels great it was a complete team win.
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Texas has had a rough go of it so far this season but they were able to get some redemption today with a surprising 4-3 win over #18 Stanford. The Longhorns took the doubles point with wins at #1 and #2 but Stanford rebounded in singles by taking opening sets at #1, #3, #4, and #5. Tom Fawcett, Sameer Kumar, and Maciek Romanowicz would win in straight sets at #1, #4, and #5 to give Stanford a 3-1 lead but Texas would answer with straight set wins from Harrison Scott and Julian Zlobinsky at #2 and #6 to even it at 3-3.

The match would come down to #3 singles which saw Adrian Ortiz and Nolan Paige exchange a pair of lopsided first two sets. Paige gave Ortiz a first set breadstick but Ortiz got out the cream cheese and gave Paige a bagel in the second set.  The third set stayed on serve until Paige broke Ortiz to go up 6-5. Paige went up 40-30 but he squandered both match points with a pair of errors including a double fault on the deciding point.

I thought the Texas recap did a great job breaking down the tiebreak so I’ll let you read what they wrote:

“Ortiz took a 3-0 lead in the tiebreak, but his double fault coupled with a pair of Paige passing forehand winners evened the breaker at three.  Paige assumed a 5-3 lead, but a big Ortiz serve yielded an errant Paige backhand, as Ortiz cut Paige’s lead to 5-4.  Paige double-faulted once more for 5-all, and his long backhand on the next point set up match point for Ortiz at 6-5.

Ortiz smacked a forehand into the net for 6-all, though Paige went into the net once more to give Ortiz a 7-6 lead and another match point with Paige serving.  Ortiz lofted a well-placed top-spin lob over Paige and in bounds with room to spare to win the tiebreaker, 8-6 and seal the 4-3 Texas win”

#26 Texas 4, #18 Stanford 3
Feb 07, 2016 at Austin, Texas (Weller Indoor Tennis Center)
Doubles competition
1. Adrian Ortiz/Michael Riechmann (UT) def. #42 Nolan Paige/Maciek Romanowicz (SU), 6-3
2. George Goldhoff/Julian Zlobinsky (UT) def. Tom Fawcett/Sameer Kumar (SU), 6-4
3. Yale Goldberg/David Wilczynsky (SU) def. Rodrigo Banzer/Harrison Scott (UT), 7-5
Singles competition
1. #9 Tom Fawcett (SU 14.67) def. George Goldhoff (UT 13.70), 6-2, 6-1
2. #94 Harrison Scott (UT 13.52) def. #57 David Wilczynski (SU 13.83), 6-2, 6-4
3. Adrian Ortiz (UT 13.77) def. Nolan Paige (SU 13.30), 1-6, 6-0, 7-6 (6)
4. Sameer Kumar (SU 13.96) def. Rodrigo Banzer (UT 13.56), 6-1, 6-1
5. #89 Maciek Romanowicz (SU 13.45) def. #114 Michael Riechmann (UT 13.09), 6-3, 6-2

6. Julian Zlobinsky (UT 12.82) def. #61 Michael Genender (SU 13.65), 7-6 (3), 6-1

Match Notes
Texas 5-5; National ranking #26
Stanford 5-3; National ranking #18
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,1,5,2,6,3)

Post-Match Quotes from Texas’s recap

On today’s match: “I think Stanford has a great team, said Texas head coach Michael Center. We knew this was going to be a tough stretch opening the season with such a young team, but we kept working hard and kept improving. Even though we lost some matches 4-0, we were actually in a lot of those matches. I just told them to stay with it, keep their patience, keep competing, and stay aggressive, and that’s what they did. The key was getting that doubles point, which we’ve been coming up short in. I thought that gave us good momentum. Then we hung around and came through after being down 3-1, so it was a great team win today”
“They were both getting a little nervous there at the end,” said Texas head coach Michael Center.  “They were both fighting their nerves, and he (Ortiz) gave up the serve on 5-all and got the break back.  He just held it together, stayed with his routine in between points and at the end of the day he made the play to win the match.  It was a great shot by Adrian to finish it off.”
Sophomore Adrian Ortiz
On coming back in the second set: “I started off pretty slow. I was pretty nervous and he was actually playing pretty well. In the second set after losing 6-1, I said that I’m going to start playing better and playing loose. I started playing pretty good tennis and kind of got the strategy working against him, which was very solid. I was able to break him every game; I was serving well to close out that set 6-0.  Really throughout the whole match I was hanging some pretty decent lobs, and I just thought to myself that I needed to make a decent return on that point. I saw the opportunity (on match point), executed it and it worked.”

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Ohio State stayed undefeated and unscored on with its 8th shutout of the year by defeating #19 Virginia Tech 4-0. Ohio State blew Virginia Tech off the court in doubles winning 6-3 at #1 and 6-2 at #2 but Virginia Tech put up some resistance on a few courts in singles. Each team took three opening sets but the difference was Ohio State finished each of its three in straight sets. Ralf Steinbach won 6-1, 6-4 at #5, Mikael Torpeggard won 6-3, 6-2 at #1, and Chris Diaz provided the clincher with a 6-2, 7-6 win at #2 over Andreas Bjerrehus.

Virginia Tech was a point away from winning at #3 and #4 and Mitch Harper and Martin Joyce were tied at 2-2 in the third at #6.

Ohio State is the only team from a power 5 conference that has yet to give up a point this season – fact that I dug up earlier in the week.

#8 Ohio State 4, #19 Virginia Tech 0
Feb 07, 2016 at Columbus, Ohio (OSU Varsity Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #7 Mikael Torpegaard (OSU 14.45) def. #14 Joao Monteiro (VT 14.31) 6-3, 6-2
2. #19 Chris Diaz (OSU 13.98) def. Andreas Bjerrehus (VT 13.91) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Amerigo Contini (VT) vs. #10 Hugo Di Feo (OSU 14.23) 7-5, 5-4, unf.
4. #46 Edoardo Tessaro (VT 13.66) vs. #25 Herkko Pollanen (OSU 13.61) 6-4, 6-6, unf. 
5. Ralf Steinbach (OSU 13.84) def. Jai Corbett (VT 13.37) 6-1, 6-4
6. Martin Joyce (OSU 13.74) vs. Mitch Harper (VT 13.01) 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 2-2, unf.
Doubles competition
1. #22 Ralf Steinbach/Martin Joyce (OSU) def. #21 Andreas Bjerrehus/Joao Monteiro (VT) 6-3
2. #24 Mikael Torpegaard/Herkko Pollanen (OSU) def. Edoardo Tessaro/Amerigo Contini (VT) 6-2
3. Hugo Di Feo/Chris Diaz (OSU) vs. Jai Corbett/Mitch Harper (VT) 5-2, unf.
Match Notes
Virginia Tech 4-2; National ranking #19
Ohio State 8-0; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (5,1,2)

Official: Marcus Lee T-2:16 A-261
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In a tail of two teams going in opposite directions it was Michigan winning its 5th in a row with a 7-0 thrashing over #25 Duke. Michigan took the doubles point and then took all six opening sets in singles and then closed out four of them in straight sets while Davis Crocker and Carter Lin won in three. Duke has now lost five of its last six and with a rough ACC schedule coming up its entirely possible that Duke may miss the NCAAs this season unless something changes very quickly.

#54 Michigan 7, #25 Duke 0
Feb 07, 2016 at Ann Arbor, Mich. (Varsity Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. Jathan Malik (UMICH 13.77) def. #12 Nicolas Alvarez (DU 14.14) 6-2, 6-4
2. Alex Knight (UMICH 13.71) def. Catalin Mateas (DU 13.60) 6-4, 6-2
3. Davis Crocker (UMICH 12.75) def. Vincent Lin (DU 13.48) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)
4. Runhao Hua (UMICH 13.67) def. #102 TJ Pura (DU 13.39) 6-3, 6-4
5. Carter Lin (UMICH 13.00) def. Josh Levine (DU 12.68) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
6. Kevin Wong (UMICH 12.91) def. Ryan Dickerson (DU 13.37) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Alex Knight/Runhao Hua (UMICH) def. Nicolas Alvarez/Vincent Lin (DU) 6-4
2. Gabe Tishman/Kevin Wong (UMICH) vs. Ryan Dickerson/Josh Levine (DU) 5-6, unf
3. Jathan Malik/Tyler Gardiner (UMICH) def. Catalin Mateas/TJ Pura (DU) 6-2
Match Notes
Duke 2-5; National ranking #25
Michigan 5-1; National ranking #54
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,1,2,4,5,3)

T-2:25
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Texas A&M will most likely assume the #2 spot in the rankings after it beat #13 South Florida 4-3 on Sunday. The Aggies took the doubles point with wins at #2 and #3 then picked up straight set wins from Jordi Arconada, AJ Catanzariti, and Jackson Withrow at #3, #4, and #6 with Withrow providing the clincher at #6.

They played the remaining matches out after the clinch with South Florida’s Roberto Cid, Dominic Cotrone, and Peter Bertran each winning however by then the air had been let out of the balloon.

#3 Texas A&M 4, #13 South Florida 3
Feb 07, 2016 at College Station, TX (George P Mitchell Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #17 Roberto Cid (USF 14.53) def. #5 Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU 14.50) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
2. Dominic Cotrone (USF 14.44) def. #29 Shane Vinsant (TAMU 14.13) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
3. Jordi Arconada (TAMU 13.86) def. Sasha Gozun (USF 13.72) 6-3, 6-3
4. AJ Catanzariti (TAMU 13.46) def. Justin Roberts (USF 13.08) 6-1, 6-4
5. Peter Bertran (USF 13.08) def. Max Lunkin (TAMU 13.45) 6-1, 0-6, 6-2
6. Jackson Withrow (TAMU 13.74) def. Ignacio Gonzalez Muniz (USF 13.46) 6-2, 7-5
Doubles competition
1. Justin Roberts/Dominic Cotrone (USF) def. Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant (TAMU) 6-3
2. Arthur Rinderknech/Jackson Withrow (TAMU) def. Sasha Gozun/Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) 6-4
3. #29 Jordi Arconada/Max Lunkin (TAMU) def. Roberto Cid/Ignacio Gonzalez Mun (USF) 6-4
Match Notes:
Texas A&M: 9-0 record: National Ranking #3
South Florida: 3-1 record; National Ranking #13
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,3,6,5,1,2)
Post Match Quotes from Texas A&M’s recap
AJ Catanzariti, Texas A&M Sophomore
On the week’s matches
“It was a pretty good test for the team. We wanted to see kind of what we are worth. Our team is deep this year and we got tested these last three matches and we came through in all three of them. (I’m) Playing pretty well, playing pretty solid. It’s easy when you got guys so solid in the top of the lineup, and you look over and they are either winning or battling.”
On playing at No. 4 against top-25 teams
“It’s still a battle can’t take anything for granted over there. We competed against three top-25 teams right now and we are going to be playing against top 16 teams again and I think we’ll do pretty well.”
Steve Denton, Texas A&M Head Coach
On the South Florida match
“We did a good job in the doubles obviously, tightly contested which against the good teams that is going to be the case in this format so we were able to secure that and then we won five of the first six sets. I kind of thought we would start out fairly well. In fairness to them they played Minnesota Friday night, there, indoors and then they come out here and it’s obviously windy conditions. Same with us on Wednesday we played Baylor on slow indoor courts and here on Friday night against Florida State and totally different conditions, cold, court is dead, balls aren’t going anywhere, night time outside it’s windy and those are factors that kind of play into how you play.”
On South Florida
I felt it was key for us to get off to a good start in those matches so we could get out in front until they settled in and they clearly were beginning to settle in as the match went on. They are a very good team and I knew they were, I think they are considerably better than their ranking. They have a lot of experienced players on their team, but they are a new top team so they are having to go places to get wins and play. A lot of that goes on with a team like that and to play people they have to go on the road and that is difficult to win on the road at any school especially against some of the top programs and I thought it was clear as the match went on they got better
On mindset going into ITA Indoors

We need to rest them now because we have some beat up guys. thank goodness we have depth with all the matches that we’ve played but we’ve played three really good teams and it’s kind of a precursor to the indoor and what the SEC and NCAA tournament is like where you have to play on back to back days or every other day in tough physical and emotional matches and hopefully our guys will get better as a result.
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Wisconsin did something last night that it hadn’t done in almost 6 years – it knocked off a top 25 team with a 4-3 win over #23 Minnesota. The last time the Badgers banked a top 25 win came back in 2010 when it upset #13 Illinois.

Minnesota took the doubles point with wins at #1 and #3 but Wisconsin got the four singles wins it needed with Josef Dodridge providing the clincher at #1. Minnesota was playing without its #2 Felix Corwin (13.90)

#74 Wisconsin 4, #23 Minnesota 3
Feb 07, 2016 at Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. Josef Dodridge (WIS 13.33) def. Matic Spec (MINN 13.65) 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1
2. #95 Ruben Weber (MINN 13.35) def. Alexander Kokorev (WIS 13.03) 6-3, 6-3
3. Lamar Remy (WIS 12.69) def. Justyn Levin (MINN 12.39) 6-3, 6-3
4. Osgar O’Hoisin (WIS 12.73) def. Josip Krstanovic (MINN 12.45) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
5. Marino Alpeza (MINN 12.36) def. Darius Mackenzie (WIS 12.21) 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 6-2
6. Jakhongir Jalolov (WIS 12.45) def. Jeremy Lynn (MINN 11.70) 7-6 (11-9), 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Ruben Weber/Marino Alpeza (MINN) def. Josef Dodridge/Lamar Remy (WIS) 6-4
2. Jose Carranza/Jakhongir Jalolov (WIS) def. Justyn Levin/Josip Krstanovic (MINN) 6-1
3. Jeremy Lynn/Matic Spec (MINN) def. Alexander Kokorev/Darius Mackenzie (WIS) 6-2
Match Notes
Wisconsin 5-0; National ranking #74
Minnesota 2-4; National ranking #23
Order of Finish: Doubles (2,3,1) Singles (3,2,6,5,4,1)

Post-Match Quotes from Wisconsin’s recap
“I’m so proud of the fight in our guys,” head coach Danny Westerman said after Wisconsin registered its highest-ranked win since 2010. “It was a complete team win and the support our guys give to one another is tremendous. We were down on a lot of singles courts early after doubles, but the guys just continued to fight and we found a way to win. Osgar (O’Hoisin) showed a ton of poise and trusted his game in the most critical point of the match.

“It’s a fantastic win for Joe (Dodridge),” said Westerman. “He beat one of the top players in the Big Ten today in the highest pressure situation. It’s a credit to him working extremely hard and sticking with the game plan.”


Post-Match Quote from Minnesota’s recap
“We just need to keep learning and keep trying to get better, head coach Geoff Young said.
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Possibly the closest finish off the weekend came in this one in Des Moines. #39 Drake came from behind to beat Western Michigan with the final two courts going to third set tiebreaks in a match that was filled with tiebreak.

Western Michigan won the doubles point by taking both #2 and #3 doubles in tiebreaks but Drake came back with four first sets. Bayo Philips and Tom Hands won in straight sets for Drake while Matej Svjetlicic and Ruben Greiner did the same for WMU.

Ben Lott and Vinny Gillespie won the two deciding matches at #1 and # in third set tiebreak with Lott taking it 10-8 and Gillespie 7-5.

#39 Drake 4, Western Michigan 3
Feb 07, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Center) 
Singles competition
1. Lott, Ben (DU 13.34) def. Jefta Kecic (WMU 12.77) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (10-8)
2. Philips, Bayo (DU 12.56) def. Maik Steiner (WMU 12.67) 6-4, 6-3
3. Gillespie, Vinny (DU 13.40) def. Matt Hamilton (WMU 12.70) 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)
4. Matej Svjetlicic (WMU 12.31) def. MacGeoch, Calum (DU 12.69) 7-5, 7-5
5. Ruben Greiner (WMU 12.22) def. Clark, Ben (DU 12.47) 6-3, 6-3
6. Hands, Tom (DU 12.32) def. Daniel Loebel (WMU 12.04) 7-5, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Philips, Bayo/Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Ruben Greiner/Daniel Loebel (WMU) 6-2
2. Matt Hamilton/Maik Steiner (WMU) def. Lott, Ben/MacGeoch, Calum (DU) 7-6 (7-2)
3. Jefta Kecic/Jimmy Beckwith (WMU) def. Clark, Ben/Wood, Ben (DU) 7-6 (7-5)
Match Notes

Drake 3-3; National ranking #39

Western Michigan 4-3; 
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,6,5,4,3,1)



Some other Sunday scores of interest:

#61 Old Dominion upset #34 Dartmouth 4-3 – ODU dropped the doubles point but rallied to win at #1, #2, #3, and #5 singles with Aziz Kijametovic clinching the win 6-3 in the third at #3.

#21 Northwestern def. #60 Cornell 4-1 – Cats took the doubles point and got wins from Kirchheimer, Horoz, and Vandixhorn with VD clinching it at #6.

#36 Notre Dame def. #53 Indiana 5-2
#32 NC State def. #55 South Carolina 4-3
#10 Wake Forest def #40 Tennessee 7-0
#32 Harvard def. #27 Vanderbilt 4-3
#17 Oklahoma State def #64 Arkansas 5-2
#42 Oregon def. ##46 Louisville 6-1
#59 Boise State def. Santa Clara 4-3
#48 UC Santa Barbara def. #43 Pepperdine 4-2