This past weekend Ohio State ran its record breaking home winning streak to 200 when they defeated South Florida so after the win I wanted to look back and see who they had beaten during the streak. At first I thought there was probably already a list out there somewhere due to how impressive the streak is but when I looked around I came up empty.  So I said ok I'll just go to Ohio State's website and go through the schedules for each year and do a little cut and paste and then sort them by opponent and whatnot.  So that's what I did starting with the Purdue win on April 6th, 2003 and by the time I reached the South Florida win from this past Sunday I was ready to sort them out but I figured before I sorted them I wanted to make sure I had all 200 listed.  I had the spreadsheet count them and to my surprise it didn't return 200 entries but only 199 so that's when I started going back through each season to see what I missed but after looking them all over I still kept coming up with 199 and not 200 (chart is further down this page).


Feeling a tad stumped I started going through the school's recap after each win to see what win number they assigned to that particular home win and that's when it got a little interesting. Wins 1 through 40 were pretty cut and dry with everything matching up but then I noticed the final 2 matches of the 2006 season, which were the 1st and 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament, were counted twice.  I put a link on the score where the recap mentions the win number in the streak and after the Arkansas win it says the win streak is up to 42 but then when they start the 2007 season off by beating Butler and Xavier the recap said those were wins 41 and 42.  My first thought was maybe the school wasn't sure if wins in the NCAA Tournament counted as official home wins so they backed them out which I was fine with.  A few weeks later on 2/7/07 they beat Toledo for win 45 (really 47) then followed that up by beating Kentucky at home on 2/12/07 which should have been win 46 (really 48) but for whatever reason they didn't count it because when they beat Indiana on 3/3/07 they counted that as win 46 when it really should have been 47 by their count or 49 counting the 2 NCAA wins.  These discrepancies are highlighted in yellow and as I mentioned I linked the OSU recap where it mentions wins #s.

The next oddity in the streak comes between the end of the 2007 regular season and the 2 matches that Ohio State hosted in the NCAA Tournament.  The Illinois win in the home regular season finale on 4/15/07 is counted as win 53 but then when they beat Columbia on 5/11/07 instead of being counted as 54 it is counted as 56 so I'm guessing at that point they decided that wins in the NCAA Tournament are counted as official home wins so they added back in the 2 from the end of the 2006 season.  Now for some reason that win over Kentucky on 2/12/07 still didn't make the count but I figured they'd figure that out sooner and correct it.

All the wins from the end of the 2007 season through the end of the 2012 season flow together (minus the Kentucky win) but between the end of the 2012 season and the start of the 2013 season a few more get added in.  When Ohio State defeated Notre Dame in the 2nd round of the NCAAs on 5/12/12 (2012 home finale) the recap said it was win #148 but when they opened up the 2013 season by defeating Butler and Xavier the recap credits those as wins 151 and 152 so somehow 2 more were added in.  So now they've gone from being 1 win under the correct count (as far as I can determine) to 1 win over.  A few weeks later they beat Toledo on 1/27/13 and the recap says that is win 157 but when they beat Georgia a week later on 2/3/13 it says that is win 156.  After playing the National Indoors they come back home on 2/23/13 and 2/24/13 to host Notre Dame and LSU and after winning those 2 matches the recap now says the streak is up to 160.  From that point on they stay on count all the way up to 200 however they never take back out the win that to my knowledge they never got.

When doing some more digging the only possible place that 1 win could have come from was during the 2006-07 season because on the schedule it originally showed that they were supposed to play a doubleheader on 4/2/07 against Wright State and Dayton however they only list a 7-0 result against Wright State (image below).  The recap from the Wright State match said it was the end of the 5 match home stand and it has no mention of a match anywhere with Dayton.  The Dayton schedule from that year doesn't show a match with Ohio State and I'm sure if they had played it would be listed.  The 2006-07 schedule from the Media Guide is listed below and it says Wright State/Dayton with the one 7-0 win but had it been two 7-0 wins that would have meant they would have played 33 matches on the year but the overall record at the top shows 30-2 which is of course 32 matches.

So I guess my point to all these facts above is that I don't see where they have 200 consecutive home wins; I just see 199 and if that is correct that means they won't actually get 200 unless they beat Notre Dame in their next home match on February 21st.  If anyone has any other knowledge of the streak and/or can see that 1 win that I'm not seeing let me know because it truly has me stumped.  I just find it hard to believe that they would really be 1 win short but you can see how that # has jumped several times over the years so anything is possible.  I did email Gary Petit, Ohio State's Assistant Director of Athletics Communication, who is listed as the primary contact for the men's tennis program so I'm waiting to hear back from him and will keep you posted if/when I do.

UPDATE: Gary emailed me back this morning (2/11) and said they were going to do some research about the streak and would get back to me within a few days.   I emailed Gary back on 2/18 to see if he had an update and he replied back within an hour that they had "nothing official yet".  That pretty much tells me what I need to know that most likely nothing will be "official" until they beat Notre Dame this Saturday assuming they beat the Irish.  

Final Update Below - what was believed to be win #200 over South Florida was actually 199. Today's 2/21 win over Notre Dame was #200.

From: "Petit, Gary M." 
Subject: 200-Streak
Date: February 21, 2015 at 4:36:48 PM CST
To: Bobby Knight

Bobby,

After researching every win and contacting opposing SIDs with questions, we were at 199 after the USF match on Feb. 8 and are now at 200 with the win today over Notre Dame.

The issue was that Dayton match in 2007. The match was on the schedule and was never removed after it was canceled the day of. With the amount of turnover in our office and different people handling men's tennis, we continued to count that match. We never put a list together like you did which probably explains why we were off on our numbers a couple of times in our recaps throughout the years.

Gary







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List of 199 wins in the streak:

DateOpponentScoreWin # According to School Write-Up
4/6/2003Purdue5-2 (W)1
4/19/2003Minnesota4-3 (W)2
4/20/2003Iowa7-0 (W)3
1/23/2004Cleveland State7-0 (W)4
1/23/2004Xavier7-0 (W)5
1/30/2004Depaul7-0 (W)6
1/30/2004Toledo7-0 (W)7
2/7/2004Clemson6-1 (W)8
2/13/2004Vanderbilt4-3 (W)9
2/14/2004Alabama6-1 (W)10
3/27/2004Michigan State *6-1 (W)11
3/28/2004Michigan5-2 (W)12
4/3/2004Indiana6-1 (W)13
4/14/2004Indiana St7-0 (W)14
4/14/2004Youngstown State7-0 (W)15
4/16/2004Northwestern5-2 (W)16
4/18/2004Wisconsin7-0 (W)17
1/28/2005Butler7-0 (W)18
1/28/2005Xavier7-0 (W)19
2/11/2005Arkansas5-2 (W)20
2/25/2005Virginia Commonwealth7-0 (W)21
3/26/2005Iowa7-0 (W)22
3/27/2005Minnesota4-3 (W)23
4/9/2005Indiana6-1 (W)24
4/10/2005Penn State *4-3 (W)25
4/13/2005Notre Dame4-3 (W)26
4/16/2005Michigan6-1 (W)27
4/17/2005Michigan State *7-0 (W)28
1/25/2006Toledo7-0 (W)29
1/25/2006Xavier6-1 (W)30
1/27/2006Oklahoma6-1 (W)31
1/29/2006Tennessee5-2 (W)32
2/10/2006Virginia Tech6-1 (W)33
2/12/2006LSU6-1 (W)34
2/17/2006Butler7-0 (W)35
2/17/2006Wright State7-0 (W)36
4/1/2006Purdue7-0 (W)37
4/2/2006Illinois5-2 (W)38
4/22/2006Northwestern7-0 (W)39
4/23/2006Wisconsin6-1 (W)40
5/13/2006Butler4-0 (W)41
5/14/2006Arkansas4-0 (W)42
1/24/2007Butler7-0 (W)41
1/24/2007Xavier7-0 (W)42
1/28/2007Washington7-0 (W)43
2/4/2007Florida State7-0 (W)44
2/7/2007Toledo7-0 (W)45
2/12/2007Kentucky6-1 (W)skipped
3/3/2007Indiana6-1 (W)46
3/24/2007Iowa7-0 (W)47
3/25/2007Minnesota7-0 (W)48
3/30/2007Notre Dame7-0 (W)49
4/1/2007Michigan State *7-0 (W)50
4/2/2007Wright State7-0 (W)51
4/14/2007Purdue7-0 (W)52
4/15/2007Illinois7-0 (W)53
5/11/2007Columbia4-0 (W)56
5/12/2007Tennessee4-1 (W)57
1/23/2008Butler7-0 (W)58
1/23/2008Xavier7-0 (W)59
2/1/2008Miami (Fla.)5-2 (W)60
2/3/2008Pepperdine5-2 (W)61
2/3/2008Wright State4-0 (W)62
2/8/2008Wake Forest5-1 (W)63
2/10/2008North Carolina4-2 (W)64
3/23/2008Virginia Commonwealth7-0 (W)65
4/4/2008Northwestern *7-0 (W)66
4/4/2008Toledo4-0 (W)67
4/6/2008Wisconsin *6-1 (W)68
4/17/2008Wright State7-0 (W)69
4/19/2008Penn State *6-1 (W)70
4/20/2008Michigan *7-0 (W)71
5/10/2008Cleveland State4-0 (W)72
5/11/2008East Tennessee State4-0 (W)73
1/21/2009Butler7-0 (W)74
1/21/2009Xavier7-0 (W)75
1/31/2009Stetson7-0 (W)76
The North Carolina Tar Heels women's team made it 2 titles in the last 3 years as they defeated a tough Georgia team 4-1 in this afternoon's ITA Women's National Team Indoor Championship.

North Carolina jumped up on Georgia early in doubles and really cruised on both courts 2 and 3 taking each 6-2.  North Carolina carried the momentum from doubles over to singles and took 1st sets at 1, 2, 3, and 4 while Georgia grabbed the opening set at 5 and 6.

It looked like it was going to be a Tar Heel rout but Georgia started slowly pecking away at the UNC leads on courts 1, 3, and 4 by going up early breaks in the 2nd set.  The only court where North Carolina never went down a break was on court 2 with Hayley Carter in control virtually the entire match in a route to a 6-3, 6-4 win over Ellen Perez.  The only opening for Perez came when she broke Carter to get it back on serve at 5-4 in the 2nd but Carter promptly broke back to give UNC point #2.

Whitney Kay would put UNC up 3-0 by closing out Silvia Garcia 6-4, 6-3 at #4 singles in a match that see-sawed back and forth despite the score looking somewhat lopsided.  After Kay went up an early break in the 1st, Garcia got it back on serve and it stayed that way until Kay broke to take the opening set 6-4. Garcia would go up an early break in the 2nd and served up 2-1 but Kay quickly got it back on serve and would then break again to go up 5-3 and then Kay served it out.



It then looked like Jamie Loeb was going to close out the victory for North Carolina after she rallied from 3-0 down in the 2nd to go ahead 5-4 and she was serving for the match.  Loeb would get broke after falling behind 0-40 then Herring would hold and break again to take the 2nd set 7-5.

With the 3rd set just starting on 1, Georgia was up a break in the 3rd on 3, 5, and 6 and it looked like we might be heading towards a 3-3 match with the decider coming at 1.  Georgia's Kennedy Shaffer was serving for the match at 3 and had 2 match points at 5-4 40-30 but she was unable to close it after spraying a forehand wide on the deciding point.  While Shaffer was struggling to finish off Caroline Price her teammate Caroline Brinson would have no trouble at 6 and would take out Kate Vialle 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.  With Georgia now within 3-1, the Bulldogs Hannah King was serving for the match up 5-1 at #5 but Shaffer had gone down 6-5 and Lauren Herring went down a double break at 1.  King would get broke on 5 and moments later UNC's Caroline Price would break Shaffer again to take the match 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 and send the Tar Heels back to the winner's circle yet again.

UNC Recap
UGA Recap
ITA Recap
Zoo Tennis Recap

#3 North Carolina 4, #9 [8] Georgia 1
Feb 09, 2015 at Charlottesville, VA (Boar's Head Sports Club)

Doubles competition
1. #13 Ashley Dai/Kate Vialle (NC) vs. Lauren Herring/Ellen Perez (UGA) 4-4, unfinished
2. Jamie Loeb/Caroline Price (NC) def. Kennedy Shaffer/Silvia Garcia (UGA) 6-2
3. Hayley Carter/Whitney Kay (NC) def. Caroline Brinson/Hannah King (UGA) 6-2

Singles competition
1. #8 Jamie Loeb (NC) vs. #19 Lauren Herring (UGA) 6-2, 5-7, 3-1, unfinished
2. #31 Hayley Carter (NC) def. Ellen Perez (UGA) 6-3, 6-4
3. #22 Caroline Price (NC) def. Kennedy Shaffer (UGA) 6-1, 2-6, 7-5
4. Whitney Kay (NC) def. #83 Silvia Garcia (UGA) 6-4, 6-3
5. Ashley Dai (NC) vs. #91 Hannah King (UGA) 4-6, 6-4, 2-5, unfinished
6. Caroline Brinson (UGA) def. Kate Vialle (NC) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (2,4,6,3)


All the main draw box scores for the tournament are on my Women's NTI Tournament Page.

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It was a light day of activity on the men's side with the only top 50 team in action being the Ole Miss Rebels as they defeated Troy 4-3.  The match was played indoors at the Rebel's 3 court indoor facility so Ole Miss actually led 4-0 before most of the other matches got underway.  Ole Miss will now make its way to Chicago for this weekend's Men's National Team Indoors where the Rebels will likely face #2 Oklahoma.  

Ole Miss Recap


#19 Ole Miss 4, Troy 3
Feb. 9, 2015 at Oxford, Mississippi (Gillom Sports Center)

Doubles competition
1. Gustav Hansson/William Kallberg (OM) def. Pablo Moreno/Andy Lau (TROY) 6-3
2. Nik Scholtz/Zvonimir Babic (OM) def. Gabriel Dias/Hassan Ndayishimye (TROY) 6-4
3. Stefan Lindmark/Grey Hamilton (OM) def. Daniel Bustamante/Calum McKinlay (TROY) 6-1

Singles competition
1. Nik Scholtz (OM) def. Hassan Ndayishimye (TROY) 6-3, 6-4
2. Stefan Lindmark (OM) def. Gabriel Dias (TROY) 7-5, 6-2
3. William Kallberg (OM) def. Andy Lau (TROY) 6-4, 6-3
4. Daniel Bustamante (TROY) def. Zvonimir Babic (OM) 2-6, 6-3, 10-8
5. Giovani Samaha (TROY) def. Ricardo Jorge (OM) 6-3, 6-2
6. Pablo Moreno (TROY) def. Grey Hamilton (OM) 6-4, 6-4

Match Notes
Troy 5-4
Ole Miss 4-0; National ranking #19
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,1,2,4,5,6)

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The next set of rankings will come out tomorrow however the ITA doesn't publish them for some reason - I guess they feel that if they aren't published then the general public won't know if they make a few changes and move a team up or down despite being ranked higher or lower.  Despite all the hoopla in my opinion there are only 3 seeds that aren't locked down yet for Friday's Round of 16.  I think the 4, 5, and 6 seeds may be different from last week's rankings since #5 Illinois and #6 Duke both won impressively over the weekend with Illinois beating #27 Kentucky 7-0 and #51 Purdue 6-1 and Duke beating #20 Tennessee 5-2 and #47 Michigan 6-1 while #4 Georgia beat #75 Georgia Tech 4-3.   In reality Georgia Tech is a top 30 team but it'll take another month before they move up.

When the NTI draw is announced on Wednesday I think we're looking at a draw like this if they don't shift anyone in this weeks rankings:

[1] USC vs. [16] Penn State
[8] Ohio State vs. [9] Texas
[5] Illinois vs. [12] California
[4] Georgia vs. [13] Columbia
[3] Virginia vs. [14] TCU
[6] Duke vs. [11] UCLA
[7] North Carolina vs. [10] Baylor
[2] Oklahoma vs. [15] Ole Miss

Working on a piece for tomorrow about Ohio State's 200 match home court winning streak.  What I thought was going to be an easy recap of it's 200 wins is proving a little problematic.  More details tomorrow...


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The Women's National Team Indoors (NTI) gets started on Friday morning at 9am in Charlottesville, Virginia at the Boars Head Sport Club - Boyd Tinsley Courts. Use the below links to help follow everything:

ITA Event Page
Master Lineups


Monday Results:

NTI Championship:

#3 North Carolina 4, #9 [8] Georgia 1
Feb 09, 2015 at Charlottesville, VA (Boar's Head Sports Club)

Doubles competition
1. #13 Ashley Dai/Kate Vialle (NC) vs. Lauren Herring/Ellen Perez (UGA) 4-4, unfinished
2. Jamie Loeb/Caroline Price (NC) def. Kennedy Shaffer/Silvia Garcia (UGA) 6-2
3. Hayley Carter/Whitney Kay (NC) def. Caroline Brinson/Hannah King (UGA) 6-2

Singles competition
1. #8 Jamie Loeb (NC) vs. #19 Lauren Herring (UGA) 6-2, 5-7, 3-1, unfinished
2. #31 Hayley Carter (NC) def. Ellen Perez (UGA) 6-3, 6-4
3. #22 Caroline Price (NC) def. Kennedy Shaffer (UGA) 6-1, 2-6, 7-5
4. Whitney Kay (NC) def. #83 Silvia Garcia (UGA) 6-4, 6-3
5. Ashley Dai (NC) vs. #91 Hannah King (UGA) 4-6, 6-4, 2-5, unfinished
6. Caroline Brinson (UGA) def. Kate Vialle (NC) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (2,4,6,3




Sunday Results:

#9 [8] Georgia 4, #5 California 2

Doubles Results
1. #4 Maegen Manasse/Denise Starr (CAL) def. Lauren Herring/Ellen Perez (UGA) 6-3
2. Silvia Garcia/Kennedy Shaffer (UGA) def. #9 Klara Fabikova/Zsofi Susanyi (CAL) 6-3 
3. Hannah King/Caroline Brinson (UGA) def. Stephane Lin/Karla Popovic (CAL) 6-1

Singles Results
1. #5 Maegen Manasse (CAL) vs. #19 Lauren Herring (UGA) 7-6, 2-4, unfinished
2. #78 Klara Fabikova (CAL) def. Ellen Perez (UGA) 6-2, 6-2
3. Kennedy Shaffer (UGA) def. #14 Zsofi Susanyi (CAL) 6-3, 6-4
4. #64 Denise Starr (CAL) def. #83 Silvia Garcia (UGA) 6-3, 7-5
5. #91 Hannah King (UGA) def. #30 Karla Popovic (CAL) 7-5, 6-3
6. Caroline Brinson (UGA) def. Cecilia Estlander (CAL) 6-2, 6-4

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,3,6,4,5)


#3 North Carolina 4, #2 Florida 0

Doubles competition
1. #7 Brooke Austin/Kourtney Keegan (UF) def. #13 Ashley Dai/Kate Vialle (NC) 6-1
2. Jamie Loeb/Caroline Price (NC) def. #17 Brianna Morgan/Belinda Woolcock (UF) 6-4
3. Hayley Carter/Whitney Kay (NC) def. #25 Spencer Liang/Peggy Porter (UF) 6-2

Singles competition
1. #6 Brooke Austin (UF) vs. #8 Jamie Loeb (NC) 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 2-2, unfinished
2. #9 Brianna Morgan (UF) vs. #31 Hayley Carter (NC) 3-6, 6-4, 1-3, unfinished
3. #22 Caroline Price (NC) def. #11 Belinda Woolcock (UF) 6-1, 6-1
4. Whitney Kay (NC) def. #43 Peggy Porter (UF) 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-4)
5. Ashley Dai (NC) def. #40 Kourtney Keegan (UF) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
6. #26 Spencer Liang (UF) vs. Kate Vialle (NC) 5-7, 5-5, unfinished

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,4,5)



Saturday Results:

#9 [8] Georgia 4, #1 UCLA 2

Doubles competition
1. #1 Catherine Harrison/Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. Lauren Herring/Ellen Perez (UGA) 6-1
2. Silvia Garcia/Kennedy Shaffer (UGA) def. Robin Anderson/Terri Fleming (UCLA) 6-3
3. Caroline Brinson/Hannah King (UGA) def. Chanelle Van Nguyen/Kristin Wiley (UCLA) 6-2

Singles competition
1. #2 Robin Anderson (UCLA) vs. #19 Lauren Herring (UGA) 1-6, 7-6 (7-3), 3-4, unfinished
2. Ellen Perez (UGA) def. #3 Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
3. Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. Kennedy Shaffer (UGA) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)
4. #79 Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) def. #83 Silvia Garcia (UGA) 7-5, 6-2
5. #91 Hannah King (UGA) def. Terri Fleming (UCLA) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
6. Caroline Brinson (UGA) def. Kristin Wiley (UCLA) 6-0, 6-2

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,4,2,3,5)


#3 North Carolina 4, #12 Miami 0

Doubles competition
1. #15 Monique Albuquerque/Clementina Riobueno (UM) def. #13 Ashley Dai/Kate Vialle (NC) 6-4
2. Jamie Loeb/Caroline Price (NC) def. #8 Stephanie Wagner/Lina Lileikite (UM) 6-0
3. Hayley Carter/Whitney Kay (NC) def. #37 Sinead Lohan/Wendy Zhang (UM) 7-6

Singles competition
1. #8 Jamie Loeb (NC) vs. #7 Stephanie Wagner (UM) 4-6, 6-2, 0-0, unfinished
2. #31 Hayley Carter (NC) vs. #39 Sinead Lohan (UM) 7-5, 5-5, unfinished
3. #22 Caroline Price (NC) def. #94 Lina Lileikite (UM) 6-3, 6-0
4. Whitney Kay (NC) def. #88 Clementina Riobueno (UM) 6-4, 6-4
5. Ashley Dai (NC) vs. #58 Wendy Zhang (UM) 7-6, 2-2, unfinished
6. Kate Vialle (NC) def. Monique Albuquerque (UM) 6-3, 7-5

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,4,6)



#2 Florida 4, #10 [7] Virginia 1

Doubles competition
1. #7 Brooke Austin/Kourtney Keegan (UF) def. #22 Julia Elbaba/Stephanie Nauta (VA) 7-6 (7-3)
2. #17 Josie Kuhlman/Peggy Porter (UF) def. #11 Cassie Mercer/Skylar Morton (VA) 6-4
3. Belinda Woolcock/Spencer Liang (UF) def. Danielle Collins/Maci Epstein (VA) 7-6 (8-6)

Singles competition
1. #1 Julia Elbaba (VA) vs. #6 Brooke Austin (UF) 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 1-3, unfinished
2. #9 Josie Kuhlman (UF) def. #42 Danielle Collins (VA) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
3. #11 Brianna Morgan (UF) def. #16 Stephanie Nauta (VA) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
4. #43 Belinda Woolcock (UF) def. Skylar Morton (VA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
5. Maci Epstein (VA) def. #40 Peggy Porter (UF) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
6. Cassie Mercer (VA) vs. #26 Kourtney Keegan (UF) 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 0-0, unfinished

Match Notes

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,2,4,3)


#5 Cal 4, #20 TCU 1

Doubles competition
1. #4 Maegen Manasse/Denise Starr (CAL) def. Stefanie Tan/Seda Arantekin (TCU) 7-5
2. #9 Klara Fabikova/Zsofi Susanyi (CAL) def. Simona Parajova/Sofiko Kadzhaya (TCU) 6-4
3. Palina Dubavets/Alexis Pereira (TCU) def. Karla Popovic/Cecilia Estlander (CAL) 6-3

Singles competition
1. #5 Maegen Manasse (CAL) def. Stefanie Tan (TCU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Simona Parajova (TCU) def. #78 Klara Fabikova (CAL) 6-3, 6-1
3. #14 Zsofi Susanyi (CAL) def. Sofiko Kadzhaya (TCU) 6-3, 6-4
4. #64 Denise Starr (CAL) vs. Palina Dubavets (TCU) 4-6, 6-2, 3-0, unfinished
5. #30 Karla Popovic (CAL) def. Alexis Pereira (TCU) 7-5, 6-3
6. Cecilia Estlander (CAL) vs. Seda Arantekin (TCU) 4-6, 3-4, unfinished

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,1,5,3)



Friday Results (ITA Recaps):

#12 Miami 4, #7 [6] Alabama 1

Doubles competition
1. #18 Maya Jansen/Erin Routliffe (UA) def. #8 Lina Lileikite/Stephanie Wagner (UM) 6-3
2. #15 Monique Albuquerque/Clementina Riobueno (UM) def. Danielle Spielmann/Emily Zabor (UA) 6-3
3. #37 Wendy Zhang/Sinead Lohan (UM) def. Natalia Maynetto/Luicelena Perez (UA) 7-6 (8-6)

Singles competition
1. #25 Erin Routliffe (UA) vs. #7 Stephanie Wagner (UM) 7-5, 6-7, 1-2, unfinished
2. #39 Sinead Lohan (UM) def. #56 Danielle Spielmann (UA) 6-2, 7-5
3. #59 Maya Jansen (UA) vs. #94 Lina Lileikite (UM) 6-4, 4-6, 4-5, unfinished
4. #88 Clementina Riobueno (UM) def. Emily Zabor (UA) 6-1, 6-2
5. Luicelena Perez (UA) def. #58 Wendy Zhang (UM) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
6. Monique Albuquerque (UM) def. Natalia Maynetto (UA) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,2,5,6)


#3 North Carolina 5, #16 Oklahoma State 1

Doubles competition
1. #13 Ashley Dai/Kate Vialle (NC) vs. #5 Viktoriya Lushkova/Kelsey Laurente (OSU) 3-3, unfinished
2. Jamie Loeb/Caroline Price (NC) def. Katarina Adamovic/Vladica Babic (OSU) 6-1
3. Hayley Carter/Whitney Kay (NC) def. Maria Alvarez/Carla Tur Mari (OSU) 6-1

Singles competition
1. #8 Jamie Loeb (NC) def. #10 Viktoriya Lushkova (OSU) 6-2, 6-1
2. #31 Hayley Carter (NC) vs. Kelsey Laurente (OSU) 4-6, 2-4, unfinished
3. #22 Caroline Price (NC) def. #53 Katarina Adamovic (OSU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Vladica Babic (OSU) def. Whitney Kay (NC) 6-4, 6-1
5. Ashley Dai (NC) def. Karyn Guttormsen (OSU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Kate Vialle (NC) def. Carla Tur Mari (OSU) 6-1, 6-3

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (1,4,5,3,6)


#20 TCU 4, #4 Duke 3

Doubles competition
1. Ester Goldfeld/Alyssa Smith (DU) vs. Stefanie Tan/Seda Arantekin (TCU) 4-5, unfinished
2. Beatrice Capra/Rachel Kahan (DU) def. Simona Parajova/Sofiko Kadzhaya (TCU) 6-2
3. Annie Mulholland/Samantha Harris (DU) def. Palina Dubavets/Alexis Pereira (TCU) 6-4

Singles competition
1. #87 Ester Goldfeld (DU) def. Stefanie Tan (TCU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. Simona Parajova (TCU) def. #55 Samantha Harris (DU) 6-3, 6-4
3. Sofiko Kadzhaya (TCU) def. Rachel Kahan (DU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Palina Dubavets (TCU) def. Alyssa Smith (DU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
5. Rebecca Smaller (DU) def. Seda Arantekin (TCU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
6. Alexis Pereira (TCU) def. Annie Mulholland (DU) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (3,2,4,5,1,6


#5 Cal 4, #11 Vanderbilt 3

Doubles competition
1. #32 Courtney Colton/Sydney Campbell (VANDY) def. #4 Denise Starr/Maegen Manasse (CAL) 7-6
2. #9 Klara Fabikova/Zsofi Susanyi (CAL) def. Ashleigh Antal/Marie Casares (VANDY) 6-2
Ohio State just doesn't lose at home and they proved it again on Sunday winning for an unbelievable 200th time in a row as they handily beat a Top 25 South Florida team 4-0.  The streak began all the way back on April 6th, 2003 with a win over Purdue and has grown and grown as the years have gone by.  During the week I'm going to compile a list of everyone that Ohio State has beaten at home in the last 12 years so look for that no later than Wednesday.  Here is a good article that Colette Lewis wrote on the streak back in 2013.

In my opinion the biggest surprise for Ohio State this year has been the play of Chris Diaz at #1. Last year the Columbus native struggled in the middle of the lineup and went just 11-15 in dual match play but this year he has more than held his own Roberto Cid, Shane Vinsant, Or-Ram Harel, and Lukas Ollert.




Ohio State Recap


#8 Ohio State 4, #25 University of South Florida 0

Doubles competition
1. #44 Justin Roberts/Oliver Pramming (USF) def. #4 Ralf Steinbach/Kevin Metka (OSU) 6-4
2. Mikael Torpegaard/Herkko Pollanen (OSU) def. Sasha Gozun/Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) 7-6 (7-3)
3. #27 Chris Diaz/Hunter Callahan (OSU) def. Roberto Cid/Ignacio Gonzales-Muniz (USF) 7-6 (7-4)

Singles competition
1. #21 Chris Diaz (OSU) led #19 Roberto Cid (USF) 6-3, 3-5
2. #89 Mikael Torpegaard (OSU) def. Sasha Gozun (USF) 7-5, 6-3
3. Herkko Pollanen (OSU) led Ignacio Gonzales-Muniz (USF) 6-3, 3-4
4. Justin Roberts (USF) vs. #66 Ralf Steinbach (OSU) 6-4, 1-6
5. Hunter Callahan (OSU) def. Oliver Pramming (USF) 6-3, 6-2
6. Kevin Metka (OSU) def. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) 6-3, 7-5

Match Notes:
University of South Florida 4-3; National ranking #25
Ohio State 8-1; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,2,6)
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Wake Forest played its 3rd straight 5-2 match and after losing the 1st one to Oklahoma they've now made it 2 in a row as they defeated a reeling Tennessee team that has now dropped 4 straight.  Wake won a tight doubles point which was decided by a tiebreak at #2 and also picked up a win at #1 doubles over the reigning NCAA Doubles Champs.  3 of Wake's 4 freshman picked up wins with Mansouri, Seraphim, and Tabrizi winning at 4, 5, and 6 and only Noah Rubin's loss at #1 in a 3rd set 10 point tiebreak soured the day.  

The Vols, like many teams in the 15-30 range, are having a hard time finding quality depth at the bottom half of the line-up and they continue to get uneven production from the newcomers (Schipanski, Smelyanski, Valero,  Jones) while also dealing with some injuries (Fickey/Smelyanski). One of the positives for UT has been the return to 2013 form (23-3) by #1 Mikelis Libietis after the big man struggled last year and finished 16-11 during the dual season.  Libietis beat the reigning Wimbledon junior champion Noah Rubin in a 3rd set supertiebreak.

Wake Forest Recap
Tennessee Recap


#18 Wake Forest 5, #20 Tennessee 2

Feb 08, 2015 at Winston-Salem, N.C. - Wake Forest Tennis Complex (indoor) 

Doubles competition
1. Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF) def. #2 Mikelis Libietis/Hunter Reese (TENN) 6-3
2. Jon Ho/Noah Rubin (WF) def. Luis Valero/Bartosz Sawicki (TENN) 7-6 (7-4)
3. Andrew Dromsky/Jack Schipanski (TENN) def. Keivon Tabrizi/Romain Bogaerts (WF) 6-3

Singles competition
1. #16 Mikelis Libietis (TENN) def. Noah Rubin (WF) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6)
2. #12 Romain Bogaerts (WF) def. Hunter Reese (TENN) 6-0, 3-6, 6-4
3. Jack Schipanski (TENN) def. #52 Jon Ho (WF) 6-3, 6-1
4. Skander Mansouri (WF) def. Luis Valero (TENN) 6-3, 6-4
5. Christian Seraphim (WF) def. Jess Jones (TENN) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1
6. Keivon Tabrizi (WF) def. Andrew Dromsky (TENN) 6-1, 6-2

Match Notes
Tennessee 4-4; National ranking #20
Wake Forest 5-2; National ranking #18
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,3,4,5,1,2)
T-3:00 A-192

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TCU's final warm up for next week National Indoors was a successful one as they rolled into Tulsa and came out with a 4-0 win.  Tulsa put up a fight on several courts with the Golden Hurricanes either leading or in striking distance on each of the 3 remaining courts but it was all for not as TCU got straight set wins from senior Arnau Dachs and a pair of guys that were ranked #2 (Nunez) and #3 (Norrie) in the ITA's preseason newcomer/freshman rankings.   TCU will likely be looking at a 1st round matchup against #3 Virginia next Friday so it will take a complete performance from everyone to keep it close.  

TCU Recap


#17 TCU 4, #40 Tulsa 0
Feb 08, 2015 at Tulsa, Okla. (Michael D. Case Tennis Center)

Doubles competition
1. Alejandro Espejo/Carlos Bautista (TULSA) vs. #20 Nick Chappell/Will Stein (TCU) 5-3, unfinished
2. Cameron Norrie/Guillermo Nuez (TCU) def. Dylan McCloskey/Matthew Kirby (TULSA) 6-3
3. Trevor Johnson/Hudson Blake (TCU) def. Or Ram-Harel/Juan Gonzalez (TULSA) 6-3

Singles competition
1. #24 Cameron Norrie (TCU) def. Juan Gonzalez (TULSA) 7-5, 6-4
2. Or Ram-Harel (TULSA) vs. Nick Chappell (TCU) 6-3, 5-7, 2-1, unfinished
3. Arnau Dachs (TCU) def. Alejandro Espejo (TULSA) 6-4, 6-3
4. Matthew Kirby (TULSA) vs. #91 Will Stein (TCU) 7-6, 4-3, unfinished
5. #87 Guillermo Nuez (TCU) def. Dylan McCloskey (TULSA) 6-3, 6-1
6. Mitchell Pritchard (TULSA) vs. Facundo Lugones (TCU) 2-6, 6-4, 0-2, unfinished

Match Notes
TCU 5-0; National ranking #17
Tulsa 7-4; National ranking #40
Saturday didn't have any Top 10 showdowns but there were several solid matches between ranked teams.  The biggest upset of the day, in terms of ranking, came in Blacksburg as #37 Virginia Tech took it to #22 Penn State 4-1. The Hokies took 10 of 11 sets in singles after dropping the doubles point.  Penn State has now lost 2 of its last 3 and is looking at a tough road next weekend when they head to Chicago for the National Indoors against the best of the best with its opening match against #1 USC.


VT Recap
PSU Recap

#37 Virginia Tech 4, #22 Penn State 1

Singles
1. #35 Amerigo Contini (VT) def. Leonard Stakhovsky (PSU) 7-5, 6-3
2. #61 Andreas Bjerrehus (VT) def. Alex Fennell (PSU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Joao Monteiro (VT) vs. Matt Barry (PSU) 6-3, 5-5, unfinished
4. Hunter Koontz (VT) def. Roman Trkulja (PSU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Aws Laaribi (PSU) vs. Edoardo Tessaro (VT) 2-6, 7-6, unfinished
6. #94 Florian Nicoud (VT) def. Nika Dolidze (PSU) 6-2, 6-4
Order of Finish: 4, 2, 6, 1

Doubles
1. Andreas Bjerrehus/Amerigo Contini (VT) def. Matt Barry/Alex Fennell (PSU) 6-2
2. Leonard Stakhovsky/Aws Laaribi (PSU) def. Jai Corbett/Joao Monteiro (VT) 7-6 (7-5)
3. Michael Reilly/Roman Trkulja (PSU) def. Hunter Koontz/Florian Nicoud (VT) 7-5

Order of Finish: 1, 2



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The school known to most as "Dunk City" after its run a few years ago at the NCAA Basketball Tourney pulled off the biggest upset in school history when they knocked off #71 Miami 4-1.  The win was the Eagles first ever win over a ranked opponent.  

FGCU Recap
Miami Recap

Florida Gulf Coast 4,  #71 Miami 1

DOUBLES:
1. Henrique Tsukamoto/Piotr Lomacki (UM) def. Jordi Vives/Tianyu Bao (FGCU) 6-4
2. Wilfredo Gonzalez/Kevin Bondar (UM) def. Andres Alfonzo/Austin Bates (FGCU) 6-3
3. Nile Clark/Andrew Harrington (UM) vs. Ricky Ventura/Lucas Vaz (FGCU) 5-5, DNF

SINGLES:
1. Jordi Vives (FGCU) def. #56 Piotr Lomacki (UM) 6-4, 7-5
2. Andres Alfonzo (FGCU) def. Henrique Tsukamoto (UM) 6-3, 6-4
3. Wilfredo Gonzalez (UM) vs. Eduardo Alfonzo (FGCU) 4-6, 6-2, DNF
4. Ricky Ventura (FGCU) def. Bernard Tefel (UM) 6-1, 6-0
5. Tianyu Bao (FGCU) def. Niclas Genovese (UM) 6-3, 6-3
6. Nile Clark (UM) vs. Michael Beiler (FGCU) 5-7, 6-0, 5-2, DNF

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In Stillwater, Oklahoma State started off taking the doubles point and then in singles play managed to pick up 3 straight set wins at 2, 3, and 6.  As a side note it was interesting that there were 2 singles matches that ended with 6-0 6-0 scores - don't see that often.  Things won't get any easier for Alabama as they head south to Norman to take on #2 Oklahoma while Oklahoma State will host an SEC school for the 2nd day in a row as Arkansas comes in.

OSU Recap
Alabama Recap

#31 Oklahoma State 4, #45 Alabama 1


Doubles | Order of finish: 3, 1, 2
1. Korey Lovett/B. O'Shaughnessey (UA) def. #12 Jakob Sude/Arjun Kadhe (OKST) 7-6 (4)
2. Lukas Finzelberg/Jurence Mendoza (OKST) def. Sean Donohue/Stuart Kenyon (UA) 7-5
3. Nicolai Ferrigno/Lucas Gerch (OKST) def. Danny Kerznerman/Andrew Goodwin (UA) 6-0

Singles | Order of finish: 6, 4, 2, 3*
1. #98 Jakob Sude (OKST) vs. B. O'Shaughnessey (UA), 3-6, 6-2, 2-2 unf
2. #74 Arjun Kadhe (OKST) def. Korey Lovett (UA), 6-1, 7-5
3. Lucas Gerch (OKST) def. Stuart Kenyon (UA), 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
4. Danny Kerznerman (UA) def. Lukas Finzelberg (OKST), 6-0, 6-0
5. Nicolai Ferrigno (OKST) vs. Nikko Madregallejo (UA),7-6, 2-2 unf
6. Jurence Mendoza (OKST) def. Andrew Goodwin (UA), 6-0, 6-0

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In Evanston, Harvard continued the strong play that we've seen so far this year from the Ivy League schools as they knocked off Boise State 4-3.  Harvard won the doubles point going away then won 3 singles matches all in straight sets to go up 4-0.  Boise State would win the final 3 courts after the clinch to make the final score 4-3.  Boise State drops to 2-4 with the loss while Harvard goes to 5-1.

Harvard Recap
Boise State Recap

#30 Harvard 4, #45 Boise State 3
Feb. 7, 2015 at Evanston, Ill.

Doubles
1.  Denis Nguyen/Brian Young (Harvard) def. Toby Mitchell/ Garrett Patton (BSU) 6-2
2.  Sebastian Beltrame/Nicky Hu (Harvard) vs. Abe Hewko/Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) 5-3 (unf.)
3. Alex Steinroeder/Grant Solomon (Harvard) def. Brian Foley/Danny Moyer (BSU) 6-1
 Order of finish: 3, 1* 

Singles
1: Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. Denis Nguyen (Harvard) 6-1, 5-7, 0-1 (7)
2: Nicky Hu (Harvard) def. Garrett Patton (BSU) 6-4, 6-4
3: Toby Mitchell (BSU) def. Alex Steinroeder (Harvard) 6-4, 7-6 (4)
4: Brian Foley (BSU) def. Kenny Tao (Harvard) 6-4, 6-4
5: Brian Young (Harvard) def. Abe Hewko (BSU) 6-2, 6-4
6: Grant Solomon (Harvard) def. Danny Moyer (BSU) 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: 6, 5, 2*, 4, 1, 3

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More Saturday Results

Nebraska def. Denver 4-3 with Husker #1 Dusty Boyer clinching it 7-6 in the 3rd - NEB Recap
#1 USC def UC Irvine 7-0 - USC Recap
#5 Illinois def. Purdue 6-1 in the Big 10 opener for each school - ILL Recap
#3 Virginia def. VCU 9-1 - UVA Recap
#10 UCLA def. San Diego State 4-0 - UCLA Recap
#33 Minnesota def. Wisconsin 4-1 in the Big 10 opener for each school - MN Recap


The Sunday schedule is fairly strong with the ones to watch being listed below.  Follow each of these and more at the Live Scoring Links tab at the top.

South Florida at Ohio State
Michigan at Duke
Tennessee at Wake Forest
TCU at Tulsa
NC State at South Carolina
Arkansas at Oklahoma State
Harvard at Northwestern




The weekend is here and it was a fantastic Friday of tennis with the match of the day taking place in front of a national ESPN3 audience as Florida went into Tallahassee and pulled out a 4-2 win.

Florida State picked up the doubles point by winning at 1 and 3 but Florida came out swinging in singles taking 4 1st sets.  After FSU extended the lead to 2-0 with a Cristian Gonzalez Mendez win at 5, Florida started finishing off courts 1 by 1 with Gordon Watson winning at 4 then Chase Perez-Blanco at 6.  With the score tied at 2-2, each of the remaining matches went to a 3rd set and after Elliott Orkin closed out Michael Rinaldi at #3 to give Florida its first lead at 3-2 it appeared that Maxx Lipman would be the one to seal the victory.  Lipman was serving up 4-2 in the 3rd but Benjamin Lock got the break, then held, then broke again and served for the match up 5-4 40-15. Lock hit a serve out wide in the deuce court that Lipman returned from outside the doubles alley and with the ball floating back towards the singles line Lock decided to let it go thinking it would fall out. The ball ended up landing right on the middle of the line and 2 points later Lipman had it back on serve. With that match into a 3rd set tiebreak over at #2 singles Florida's Diego Hidalgo was serving for the match up 6-5 40-0.  FSU's Marco Nunez fought off 1 match point but on the next point he sliced a shot down the line and followed it in to the net and then watched as Hidalgo hit a forehand cross court to win it for Florida.  Gators 4 Seminoles 2 FINAL
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Florida recap
FSU recap


#14 Florida 4, #32 Florida State 2

Doubles competition
1. #24 Benjamin Lock/Marco Nunez (FS) def. #32 Diego Hidalgo/Gordon Watson (UF) 6-0
2. #49 Maxx Lipman/Elliott Orkin (UF) def. C. Gonzalez Mendez/Jose Gracia (FS) 6-2
3. Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst (FS) def. #43 Oliver Landert/Joshua Wardell (UF) 6-3

Singles competition
1. Benjamin Lock (FS) vs. #34 Maxx Lipman (UF) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-6 (3-0), unfinished
2. #60 Diego Hidalgo (UF) def. #99 Marco Nunez (FS) 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5
3. #81 Elliott Orkin (UF) def. Michael Rinaldi (FS) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
4. Gordon Watson (UF) def. Jose Gracia (FS) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
5. C. Gonzalez Mendez (FS) def. Oliver Landert (UF) 6-2, 6-4
6. Chase Perez-Blanco (UF) def. Terrell Whitehurst (FS) 7-5, 6-4

Match Notes:
Florida 5-2; National ranking #14
Florida State 7-2; National ranking #32
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,4,6,3,2)
T-3:29

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In Atlanta, Georgia Tech and Georgia renewed their annual rivalry and as expected it was much closer than the 71 spots between the 2 in last week's rankings.  Georgia Tech really jumped on Georgia in doubles breaking early on all 3 courts and cruised to 6-2 wins at 1 and 3.  In singles Georgia would take 4 1st sets and close out 3 of those in straight sets.  With Georgia leading 3-2 it would come down to a pair of 3rd sets at both #2 and #5 singles and while the Eubanks/Smith match at 2 would stay on serve, Georgia's Nick Wood would jump out to an insurmountable 4-0 lead on 5. Tech's Carlos Benito would get a game to make it 4-1 but Wood won the last 2 to clinch the win for the Bulldogs.   

Georgia recap
Georgia Tech recap

#4 Georgia 4, #75 Georgia Tech 3

 Doubles competition
1. Carlos Benito/Eduardo Segura (GT) def. #16 Peter Oosterbaan/Ben Wagland (UGA) 6-2
2. Nathan Rakitt/Cole Fiegel (GT) vs. #34 Eric Diaz/Austin Smith (UGA) 5-3, unfinished
3. Michael Kay/Christopher Eubanks (GT) def. #53 Nathan Pasha/Wayne Montgomery (UGA) 6-2

Singles competition 
1. #32 Wayne Montgomery (UGA) def. #49 Nathan Rakitt (GT) 6-3, 6-2
2. Christopher Eubanks (GT) def. #11 Austin Smith (UGA) 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4)
3. #15 Nathan Pasha (UGA) def. Eduardo Segura (GT) 6-1, 7-5
4. Ben Wagland (UGA) def. Michael Kay (GT) 6-4, 6-4
5. #101 Nick Wood (UGA) def. Carlos Benito (GT) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 
6. Cole Fiegel (GT) def. Peter Oosterbaan (UGA) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

Match Notes:
Georgia 4-1; National ranking #4
Georgia Tech 5-1; National ranking #75 
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (1,3,6,4,5,2)

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In Durham, Tennessee got off to a good start by taking the doubles point but after that it was all Duke as the Blue Devils gave Tennessee a pretty thorough beating at 2 through 5 spot winning all 4 of those in straight sets.  

Duke recap
Tennessee recap

#6 Duke 5, #20 Tennessee 2

Doubles competition
1. #2 Hunter Reese/Mikelis Libietis (UT) def. Raphael Hemmeler/Nicolas Alvarez (DU) 6-1
2. Jason Tahir/Josh Levine (DU) def. Brandon Fickey/Luis Valero (UT) 6-4
3. Andrew Dromsky/Jack Schipanski (UT) def. Chris Mengel/Bruno Semenzato (DU) 6-4

Singles competition
1. #16 Mikelis Libietis (UT) def. #36 Jason Tahir (DU) 6-4, 6-3
2. #18 Nicolas Alvarez (DU) def. Hunter Reese (UT) 6-3, 6-2
3. #103 Raphael Hemmeler (DU) def. Jack Schipanski (UT) 6-2, 6-3
4. #112 Bruno Semenzato (DU) def. Luis Valero (UT) 6-4, 7-5
5. Chris Mengel (DU) def. Brandon Fickey (UT) 6-3, 6-1
6. Josh Levine (DU) def. Jess Jones (UT) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)

Match Notes
Tennessee 4-3; National ranking #20
Duke 7-0; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,5,1,3,4,6)
T-2:31 A-436

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In Norman, Oklahoma dropped the doubles point to South Florida but then took all 6 singles matches only dropping 2 sets along the way.

USF recap

#2 Oklahoma 6, #25 USF 1

Doubles: 
1: #38 Alvarez/Webb (OU) def. #44 Pramming/Roberts (USF), 6-3
2: Gozun/Kalyuzhnyy (USF) def. Harris/Papa (OU), 6-3
3: Cid/Gonzalez-Muniz (USF) def. Ghilea/Bragusi (OU), 7-6 (1)

Singles: 
1: #20 Andrew Harris (OU) def. #19 Roberto Cid (USF), 6-7, 6-3, 6-4
2: #14 Axel Alvarez (OU) def. Sasha Gozun (USF), 7-5, 6-4
3: #33 Dane Webb (OU) def. Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz (USF), 6-4, 6-2
4: Spencer Papa (OU) def. Oliver Pramming (USF), 6-4, 7-5
5: #50 Alex Ghilea (OU) def. Justin Roberts (USF), 6-0, 6-3
After a slow week things kick back into high gear tomorrow with the start of the Women's National Team Indoors and with a fairly full slate on the men's side.

Georgia at Georgia Tech (5pm est) - The Bulldogs have won 27 of the last 28 in the series but Georgia Tech looks better this year than they have in a while. These teams just met 2 weeks ago at the MLK Invitational in Atlanta with Georgia Tech taking 4 of 7 singles matches and 2 of 3 in doubles in the hidden dual format.  Georgia's Wayne Montgomery didn't participate in the weekend event so with him back in the lineup and possibly playing at #1 I think the Bulldogs will find a way to get to 4 points first however I think Georgia Tech will make it interesting and puts some pressure on Georgia especially at the 5 and 6 spots.  

Projected Line-Up
1.  Wayne Montgomery (UGA) vs. Nathan Rakitt (GT)
2.  Nathan Pasha (UGA) vs. Chris Eubanks (GT)
3.  Austin Smith (UGA) vs. Eduardo Segura (GT)
4.  Nick Wood (UGA) vs. Michael Kay (GT)
5.  Ben Wagland (UGA) vs. Carlos Benito (GT)
6.  Paul Oosterbaan (UGA) vs. Cole Fiegel (GT)

Florida State at Florida (5pm est) - The Gators have won 55 of 75 in the series and 7 in a row going back to 2007.  I could easily see each team picking up 3 points in singles so if that happens whoever takes the doubles point could win a tight one.  I'm leaning toward Florida at 1, 2, and 4 singles and FSU at 3, 5, and 6. I'll go with Florida in a squeaker.   

Projected Line-Up
1.  Benjamin Lock (FSU) vs. Maxx Lipman (FLA)
2.  Marco Nunez (FSU) vs. Elliott Orkin (FLA)
3.  Michael Rinaldi (FSU) vs. Gordon Watson (FLA)
4.  Cristian Gonzalez Mendez (FSU) vs. Diego Hidalgo (FLA)
5.  Jose Gracia (FSU) vs. Oliver Landert (FLA)
6.  Terrell Whitehurst (FSU) vs. Chase Perez-Blanco (FLA)

Tennessee at Duke (6pm est) - Tennessee has won 13 of 21 in this series with 2 of those wins coming last year with the latter coming in the 2nd round of the NCAAs.  Tennessee comes into this one on a 2 match losing streak after losing a heartbreaker to Columbia and then dropping one to Oklahoma State while Duke comes in undefeated and coming off back-to-back road wins last weekend over Illinois and Northwestern.  Tennessee is starting 4 freshmen while Duke starts 3 seniors and 2 juniors so I think Duke's experience comes through in this one and they get it done at home in a 4-1/4-2 type of score.

Projected Line-Up
1.  Mikelis Libietis (TN) vs. Jason Tahir (DU)
2.  Hunter Reese (TN) vs. Nicolas Alvarez (DU)
3.  Igor Smelyanski (TN) vs. Raphael Hemmeler (DU)
4.  Luis Valero (TN) vs. Bruno Semenzato (DU)
5.  Jack Schipanski (TN) vs. Chris Mengel (DU)
6.  Jess Jones (TN) vs. Josh Levine (DU)

South Florida at Oklahoma (6:30pm est) - South Florida came into this season with some high expectations but they've hit a rough patch and lost 2 of its last 3 while Oklahoma has won easily each time out.  I don't see Oklahoma letting up and they'll win going away.

Projected Line-Up
1.  Roberto Cid (USF) vs. Andrew Harris (OU)
2.  Ignacio Gonzalez (USF) vs. Axel Alvarez (OU)
3.  Oliver Pramming (USF) vs. Dane Webb (OU)
4.  Sasha Gozun (USF) vs. Spencer Papa (OU)
5.  Justin Roberts (USF) vs. Jose Salazar (OU)
6.  Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) vs. Alex Ghilea (OU)


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[5] California vs. Vanderbilt - 12pm est.
*[1] UCLA vs. Kentucky - 3:30pm est.
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Men's Matches:
Murray State at Indiana - 9am est - Live Scoring
UAB at Auburn - 12pm est - Live Scoring
Northern Arizona at Arizona - 12pm est - Live Scoring
Middle Tennessee State at Vanderbilt - 3pm est - Live Scoring
Wake Forest at South Carolina - 4pm est - Live Scoring
Florida at Florida State - 5pm est - Live Scoring & ESPN3
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Boise State at Northwestern - 5:30pm est - Live Scoring
Tennessee at Duke - 6pm est - Live Scoring & Streaming & Tennessee Blog 

UAB at Auburn - 6pm est - Live Scoring
Oregon at Indiana - 6pm est - Live Scoring
South Florida at Oklahoma - 6:30pm est - Live Scoring & Streaming 
New Mexico at TCU - 6:30pm est - Live Scoring
Kentucky at Illinois - 7pm est - Live Scoring & Streaming
Washington at Texas - 7pm est - Live Scoring
Baylor at Tulsa - 7pm est - Live Scoring & Streaming
Marquette at Iowa - 7pm est - Live Scoring
Cal vs. San Francisco (Bay Club SF) - 12:30am est/9:30pm pst - Cal Twitter


Feb 16-19: Men's National Team Indoors (Seattle)
May 17-28: NCAA Championships (Winston-Salem)