Friday, 29 May 2015 11:01

Year-End Recap & Thoughts on NCAAs in Waco

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The books have been closed on the 2014-15 season though technically we still have one more set of singles/doubles rankings to tackle when they come out next Wednesday.

Virginia won its 2nd NCAA Championship in the last 3 years while Oklahoma won its 1st National Team Indoor Championship and finished as NCAA Runner-Up for the 2nd year in a row. 

Each of the 3 "Grand Slams" had a different champion in both singles and doubles so the wealth was spread out evenly this year.

Team Events:

2015 NCAA Champions (Waco) - Virginia
2015 National Indoor Champions (Chicago) - Oklahoma 

Individual Events:

NCAA (Waco)
Singles - Ryan Shane (Virginia)
Doubles - Soren Hess-Olesen/Lloyd Glasspool (Texas)

National Indoor Intercollegiates (NYC)
Singles - Brayden Schnur (North Carolina)
Doubles - Yannick Hanfmann/Roberto Quiroz (USC)

All American (Tulsa)
Singles - Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (Louisville)
Doubles - Mikelis Libietis/Hunter Reese (Tennessee)

Thoughts on NCAA Championships in Waco:

This was my first visit to Waco and Baylor and I must say that I was extremely impressed with the Hurd Tennis Center and the campus.  I've been to Athens, Palo Alto, Tulsa, College Station, Champaign, and now Waco and I think from a viewing standpoint Baylor's layout was the best. The Grandstand Courts (top pic) have stadium seating with a roof overhang while the Riverside Courts (bottom pic) have mainly standing room though you have a really good view from the top of the Grandstand. If you choose to stand by the Riverside Courts you're virtually on top of the courts within earshot of everything.  It was nice being able to watch 2 matches at the same time by just turning your head around as opposed to some other venues where you have to walk around the corner or across the street or peak through a fence.  

The Hawkins Indoor Center was about a 5 minute walk across the parking lot and a 4-lane highway. I was just inside it once during the women's quarterfinals and while it didn't have a ton of seating I thought the lighting inside was excellent and the view from the front row was great. It also had individual scoreboards on each court with point by point scoring.

Yes the weather wasn't great but there's only so much that can be done about that.  It seems to rain every year during the NCAAs - some years more than others. I thought they could have moved play up a few hours during the women's quarterfinals to avoid the threat of rain but it all worked out in the end.

I thought the crowds were good on both Saturday and Sunday though it's too bad the semifinals had to be played at 1pm on a Monday because I think there would have been a much larger turnout if they played the men's semis in early evening (it was the women's year for the late matches on Mon/Tues). Baylor and TCU of course had the biggest turnouts though Oklahoma's fans made some noise as did Virginia's. I thought at times the Virginia/Baylor match felt like a Virginia home match because of the noise the Wahoo followers were making. I didn't see any fan heckling or disorderly behavior though I probably would had I been court-side for the finish of the OU/TCU match.

I would have liked to seen the quarterfinal and semifinal matches spread out instead of having them start at the same time.  It's only been recently that they made that shift from a staggered 9, 12, 3, 6 start time to the 12 and 3 that they use now.  Not sure what the rationale is with having 2 matches going on at the same time when they could have easily been played back-to-back on the main courts. It'd be great if they could figure out a schedule that would have the Championship held on Memorial Day with the quarters and semis taking place Saturday/Sunday or Friday/Sunday. I mean how many people do the NCAA truly expect to attend a 1pm match on Monday or Tuesday especially when school is already out? Ideally when scheduling the tournament you'd like to avoid graduation weekend because of the hotel shortage it causes. I stayed in neighboring Temple on Saturday during the team event because I didn't feel like paying $200 to stay in a hotel that would normally cost $60.

Another thing I don't quite understand is when a match comes down to the final court(s) why don't the chair umpires from the other completed courts assist with covering the lines on the remaining ones? I've seen it done during conference tournaments and had it been done at the end of the TCU/OU match there wouldn't have been any kind of dispute about who called what. It just seems logical to the have the umpire team work together until the match is done. I should have asked someone on Tuesday before the team final why they didn't help out but I got caught up in the moment and it slipped my mind.

The streaming video through PlaySight was a HUGE upgrade over what Baylor previously had in place. I obviously didn't watch it when I was there but I watched the Round of 16 from home along with the individuals and thought it was a great picture and having the sound was a huge plus.

The crew from Baylor did a great job hosting the event.  Special thanks to Julie Bennett, Assistant AD of Athletic Communications, for keeping the media room open late each night during the team portion - I helped turn the lights off more than once.

I enjoyed meeting several of the sports information directors most notably Sean Doerre from Baylor and Steve Kirkland from Virginia. Abby Norman from TCU was very welcoming as well.

I got to meet the curator of Baylor's Blog - Mr. Kim Gorum. Kim manned his station every day of the tournament and did a super job of keeping everyone in the loop on as many matches as he could. It's not easy sifting through hundreds of comments and responding to some of them while at the same time trying to do some point by point scoring.  Kim juggled it all and kept his sanity - I'm sure he's enjoying some rest now.

I got to work side-by-side with "The Colette Lewis". I've been reading Colette's ZooTennis blog for years so it was great to meet her in person. I love college tennis but I'm usually cooked by the time the team portion is over. Colette on the other hand was just getting warmed up; she stayed for the entire 12 days and watched more tennis than anyone not named Kim Gorum so if you missed one of her posts during the tournament make sure you go back and check them out.

Every year when I go to the NCAAs the one keepsake I get is a t-shirt and I was able to get 1 of the grey t-shirts although I really wanted one of the short-sleeve charcoal color ones but by Monday morning they had run out of them in XL. I've always wondered what they did with the ones they don't sell - I was looking for the buy one/get one free special but never saw it.

I don't know about others in Waco but I never felt unsafe after the motorcycle shooting at the restaurant. It happening 5 miles from campus was alarming but I never felt like a pack of motorcycles would descend upon the tennis center to cause trouble.

We had some good talk on twitter about the individual portion of the NCAAs and when and where it should be held. Logistically it works out well in its current format because most of the players are already in town for the team event but the burnout factor can't be ignored. It seems every year we get a handful of results that make you shake your head - Mackenzie McDonald losing 0 & 2 to Lloyd Glasspool, Mitchell Frank losing to Max Tchoutakian, Axel Alvarez losing to Tony Lupieri, Romain Bogaerts losing 2 & 0 to Jeremy Efferding, etc.  It was amazing that Ryan Shane was able to win after playing as much tennis as he played during the team portion - I guess that shows some guys are able to stay focused more than others.

If these matches were played during another time of the year I don't think we see the same outcome in any of those 4 above mentioned upsets. I guess the question is if you don't play the individuals after the team portion when do you play it?  If the US Open/National Tennis Center were on board I'd like to see the NCAA singles and doubles held in mid August finishing just before the US Open. The singles and doubles winners could get main draw wild cards with the losers getting qualifying wild cards. It'd give the seniors who graduated in May one last hurrah and they'd be fully rested to give it their best although I'm not sure how that'd work (or if it'd work) in terms of eligibility.  Just a thought but I don't expect any changes anytime soon.

I believe the tennis season is longer than any other collegiate sport with the individual portion starting in September and the team portion ending in late May.  We can't go 3 months without any talk so I'll do my best to keep posting as frequently as possible throughout the summer.

In the next day or so I'll have my College Tennis Today State of the Union address to go over how the season went with the blog (in terms of numbers) and talk about what I'm trying to come up with for next season. I'll also mention what things I plan on posting over the summer to keep College Tennis in the forefront.

Thanks to everyone for making it a great season and let's keep the momentum going strong into next year.

Well its time to put the 2014-15 season in the rear-view mirror and start looking ahead to next year. There are 4 teams (TCU/USC/Texas/Duke) in the final top 10 that will have to replace 4 starters so those teams could face an uphill climb next year to return to the top 10.

The new recruits section is from so its possible some of those guys may not end up where they are currently showing. Several teams will probably have some guys coming in from outside the U.S. so we probably won't know any names until the schools put out a release or we see the name on the roster in August/January.

I'm sure we'll also see some guys transfer as we do every year. We probably won't know those until they show up on a new roster in the fall or we see a name with a different school beside it on the ITA All American list of participants in late September. I've added a new tab at the top to keep up with transfers throughout the summer.

There's a possibility that a few guys may choose to leave school early (Rubin/Harris) and go pro but for now we'll assume if they have eligibility remaining they'll be back at the same place next year.

The returning depth players will mainly be guys that I think have a chance of playing so I may leave a few names off.

I'll go team-by-team based off the final top 25 of the season and the # in ( ) beside the player's name is where they played in the lineup at the end of the year.

I'll take a wild guess at the starting 6 for next season but I won't really know until the roster is set and I see some results in the fall.

I'll start off with the top 10 and do the next 10 in a few days.

#1 Virginia
  • Returning singles starters: Ryan Shane (1), Collin Altamirano (3), Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (4), Alexander Ritschard (5), J.C. Aragone (6)
  • Departing singles starters: Mitchell Frank (2)
  • Potential starting 6 next year: Shane, Altamirano, Kwiatkowski, Ritschard, Aragone, Styslinger/Wiersholm
  • Returning doubles starters: Shane/Corinteli (1), Kwiatkowski/Styslinger (2), Altamirano/Aragone (3)
  • Departing doubles starters: None
  • Returning depth: Mac Styslinger, Henrik Wiersholm, Luca Corinteli, Harrison Richmond
  • Departing depth: None
  • New Recruits: None at the moment
Comments: It's never easy to replace someone as accomplished as Mitchell Frank but Virginia has the horses in the barn to make the transition somewhat seamless. Virginia hosts the National Indoors next February so they won't be playing during the Kickoff Weekend. Virginia should be the preseason #1 or at the very least #2.

#2 Oklahoma
  • Returning singles starters: Axel Alvarez (1), Andrew Harris (2), Alex Ghilea (4), Spencer Papa (5), Florin Bragusi (6)
  • Departing singles starters: Dane Webb (3)
  • Potential starting 6 next year: Alvarez, Harris, Redlicki, Ghilea, Papa, Bragusi
  • Returning doubles starters: Ghilea/Harris (1), Papa (2), Alvarez/Jose Salazar (3)
  • Departing doubles starters: Webb (2)
  • Returning depth: Jose Salazar, Austin Siegel
  • Departing depth: Nick Papac
  • New Recruits: Michael Redlicki (former Duke #1)
Comments: The Redlicki transfer won't become official until he enrolls in school but it appears to be a done deal. OU should be just as good next year if Redlicki is able to play at the level he played out a few years back.

#3 Baylor
  • Returning singles starters: Julian Lenz (1), Max Tchoutakian (3), Felipe Rios (6)
  • Departing singles starters: Tony Lupieri (2), Diego Galeano (4), Mate Zsiga (5)
  • Potential starting 6 next year: Lenz, Tchoutakian, Rios, Schneider, Benitez, Little/Schretter
  • Returning doubles starters: Lenz (1), Rios/Vince Schneider (3)
  • Departing doubles starters: Galeano (1), Lupieri/Zsiga (2)
  • Returning depth: Vince Schneider, Juan Benitez, William Little, Johannes Schretter
  • Departing depth: None
  • New Recruits: None at the moment
Comments: The returning depth guys should be capable of filling some of the starting spots left open by the 3 departing seniors though it'd be tough to see Baylor being as good as they were this year. Tchoutakian played at #2 early in the season before dropping to #3 and Rios did very well at #6 so I wouldn't see him having too much of an issue stepping up to play at #3 or #4.  

#4 TCU
  • Returning singles starters: Guillermo Nunez (2), Cameron Norrie (3)
  • Departing singles starters: Nick Chappell (1), Facundo Lugones (4), Arnau Dachs (5), Will Stein (6)
  • Potential starting 6 next year: Nunez, Norrie, Johnson, Stalder, Daniel, Anderson
  • Returning doubles starters: Norrie/Trevor Johnson (1), Nunez/Hudson Blake (3)
  • Departing doubles starters: Chappell/Lugones (2), Stein (1) - most of the year.
  • Returning depth: Trevor Johnson, Trey Daniel
  • Departing depth: None
  • New Recruits: Reese Stalder (5* & UTR 13.26), Gregory Anderson (4* & UTR 12.47), Gianni Mancini (4* & UTR 11.53)
Comments: TCU loses a slew of wins (55.5% of dual-match wins) with the 4 seniors departing. Trevor Johnson should be a quality lower lineup starter and Stalder will have a shot at starting but TCU will likely need to bring in at least 2 high-level guys from overseas to have any shot at another top 10 season because right now I don't see anyone that can fill the 3 and 4 spots in the singles lineup.

#5 Texas A&M
  • Returning singles starters: Shane Vinsant (2), Arthur Rinderknech (3), Harrison Adams (4), AJ Catanzariti (5), Jordi Arconada (6)
  • Departing singles starters: Jeremy Efferding (1)
  • Potential starting 6 next year: Vinsant, Rinderknech, Adams, Catanzariti, Arconada, Lunkin/Withrow/Gordon/Janglin/Colunga
  • Returning doubles starters: Vinsant/Adams (1), Rinderknech/Catanzariti (3)
  • Departing doubles starters: Efferding/Szabo (2)
  • Returning depth: Max Lunkin, Frankie Colunga, Jackson Withrow (sat out last season)
  • Departing depth: Jordan Szabo
  • New Recruits: Henry Gordon (5* & UTR 12.98), Kevin Lam (4* & UTR 12.24), Oscar Janglin (UTR 12.93)
Comments: I'm assuming Jackson Withrow will have a redshirt season though it's possible he may be done. A&M should be a top 10 team again next year with Rinderknech, Catanzariti, and Arconada likely to be that much better with a year under their belts. 

#6 Illinois
  • Returning singles starters: Jared Hiltzik (2), Aron Hiltzik (4), Aleks Vukic (5)
  • Departing singles starters: Farris Gosea (1), Tim Kopinski (3), Ross Guignon (6)
  • Potential starting 6 next year: J Hiltzik, A Hiltzik, Vukic, Matsuya, Jesse, Page/Childers/Hirsch
  • Returning doubles starters: J. Hiltzik (1), Vukic (2), A Hiltzik (3)
  • Departing doubles starters: Kopinski (1), Gosea (2), Guignon (3)
  • Returning depth: Toshiki Matsuya, Julian Childers, Alex Jesse, Brian Page, Pablo Landa 
  • Departing depth: Blake Bazarnik 
  • New Recruits: Asher Hirsch (5* & UTR 12.98), Pengxuan Jiang 5* & UTR 11.75)
Comments: Illinois loses 2 of its top 3 but with Aron Hiltzik and Aleks Vukic shifting up they'll still most likely have the top starting 3 in the B1G. How well the Illini can fill the bottom 3 will determine whether they'll be a top 10 team or be in that 10 to 20 range.  

#7 USC 
  • Returning singles starters: Max De Vroome (5), Nick Crystal (6)
  • Departing singles starters: Yannick Hanfmann (1), Roberto Quiroz (2), Eric Johnson (3), Jonny Wang (4)
  • Potential starting 6 next year: De Vroome, Crystal, Farren, L Smith, Boyd, Devine/Bellamy/Forget/T Smith/Jaede
  • Returning doubles starters: De Vroome (2), Crystal/Forget (3)
  • Departing doubles starters: Hanfmann/Quiroz (1), Johnson (2)
  • Returning depth: Connor Farren, Rob Bellamy, Thibault Forget, Tanner Smith
  • Departing depth: None 
  • New Recruits: Kalman Boyd (BC & UTR 13.53), Logan Smith (BC & UTR 13.73), Jake Devine ( & UTR 13.62), Jack Jaede (UTR 13.19)
Comments: USC will have to replace its top 4 (accounted for 59.3% of its dual match wins) which will be a mighty tough task.  Peter Smith has the 3rd best recruiting class per TR.Net and it wouldn't surprise me to see another high-caliber player added before next season. USC will still be good next year but I can't say they'll be a top 5 team without seeing the newcomers in action. A lot will be expected of De Vroome, Crystal, and Farren next year.

#8 Georgia
  • Returning singles starters: Wayne Mongtomery (1), Austin Smith (2), Ben Wagland (4), Nick Wood (5), Paul Oosterbaan (6)
  • Departing singles starters: Nathan Pasha (3)
  • Potential starting 6 next year: Montgomery, Paul, Smith, Wagland, Wood, Oosterbaan/Duncan/Bertran
  • Returning doubles starters: Smith/Wagland (1), Montgomery (2), Oosterbaan (3)
  • Departing doubles starters: Pasha (2), Diaz (3)
  • Returning depth: Peter Bertran
  • Departing depth: Eric Diaz 
  • New Recruits: Tommy Paul (BC & UTR 14.75), Walker Duncan (BC & UTR 13.66), and Emil Reinberg (BC & UTR 12.99)
Comments: Manny Diaz brings in the #1 recruiting class per TR.Net and if they all show up on campus Georgia should be a top 3 team next year with a serious shot at a National Title. There are only 7 current college players with a UTR higher than Tommy Paul so to say he can play is an understatement. 

#9 Texas
  • Returning singles starters: George Goldhoff (4), Nick Naumann (5)
  • Departing singles starters: Soren Hess-Olesen (1), Lloyd Glasspool (2), Adrien Berkowicz (3), Clement Homs (6)
  • Potential starting 6 next year: Civita-Telles, Goldhoff, Naumann, Mee, Riechmann, Caruana/Ortiz-Ruiz/Scott
  • Returning doubles starters: Goldhoff (2), Naumann/Michael Riechmann (3)
  • Departing doubles starters: Hess-Olesen/Glasspool (1), Lewis (2)
  • Returning depth: John Mee, Michael Riechmann, Adrian Ortiz-Ruiz, Julian Zlobinsky
  • Departing depth: Jacoby Lewis
  • New Recruits: Liam Caruana (BC & UTR 13.57), John Goodwin (4* & UTR 12.67), Harrison Scott (UTR 13.38), Ben Cardone (No Info), Leonardo Civita-Telles (UTR 13.73)
Comments: Texas has to replace 63% of its dual match wins from this season which will be tough to say the least. Texas has a very deep recruiting class coming in with Civita-Telles and Caruana both likely to start next year.

#10 Duke 
  • Returning singles starters: Nicolas Alvarez (1), TJ Pura (6)
  • Departing singles starters: Jason Tahir (2), Raphael Hemmeler (3), Bruno Semenzato (4), Chris Mengel (5)
  • Potential starting 6 next year: Alvarez, Mateas, Lin, Pura, Levine, Chamdni/Dickerson/McCall
  • Returning doubles starters: Alvarez (1), Levine (2), Pura (3)
  • Departing doubles starters: Hemmeler (1), Tahir (2), Semenzato (3)
  • Returning depth: Josh Levine, Daniel McCall
  • Departing depth: None
  • New Recruits: Adrian Chamdni (BC & UTR 13.04), Vincent Lin (BC & UTR 13.47), Catalin Mateas (BC & UTR 13.55), Ryan Dickerson (5* & UTR 13.01) 
Comments: Duke loses 4 of its top 5 (57% of its dual match wins) so the new recruits will have to show up on Day 1 ready to go or it could be a tough year. 

RankAvgSchoolPrevious Week
195.93University of Virginia 3
294.39University of Oklahoma 1
384.63Baylor University 2
470.97TCU 6
568.75Texas A&M University 5
668.21University of Illinois 4
766.38University of Southern California 8
866.32University of Georgia 7
960.26University of Texas 9
1056.90Duke University 10
1154.53North Carolina 13
1252.03Ohio State University 11
1349.25Wake Forest University 12
1445.48Columbia University 17
1544.17UCLA 16
1643.25University of South Florida 18
1740.94University of Mississippi 14
1840.61Virginia Tech 15
1938.93Texas Tech University 19
2036.87Stanford University 23
2136.55University of Minnesota 25
2236.08University of San Diego 21
2336.04Mississippi State University 20
2434.93Vanderbilt University 24
2533.73University of Florida 22
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 18:40

Final ITA Team Rankings Released

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Virginia and Vanderbilt finished atop the men's and women's rankings after each won the NCAA National Championship.  Oklahoma finished #2 after holding down the top spot virtually the entire season.

TCU and Illinois swapped spots at 4 and 6 after the Illini went out in the Round of 16 while TCU made it all the way to the semifinals. 

Columbia and South Florida moved into the top 16 which will give them both a chance to host a regional for next year's National Team Indoors (assuming they put in a bid and it meets the qualifications).  The regionals take place during the ITA Kickoff Weekend on January 22-24 and the participants for each regional will be decided early next week. 
Ole Miss and Virginia Tech both fell out of the top 16 after losing in the 2nd round of the NCAAs.

Florida Gulf Coast came in at #75 which is the first time in school history that the Eagles have been ranked so congrats to CJ Weber and his team on an amazing accomplishment after a record breaking season.

The final singles and doubles rankings will come out next Tuesday.

ITA's release 

Men's National Team Rankings 
Administered by the ITA
NCAA Division I Tennis
May 26, 2015
RankAvgSchoolPrevious Week
195.93University of Virginia 3
294.39University of Oklahoma 1
384.63Baylor University 2
470.97TCU 6
568.75Texas A&M University 5
668.21University of Illinois 4
766.38University of Southern California 8
866.32University of Georgia 7
960.26University of Texas 9
1056.90Duke University 10
1154.53North Carolina 13
1252.03Ohio State University 11
1349.25Wake Forest University 12
1445.48Columbia University 17
1544.17UCLA 16
1643.25University of South Florida 18
1740.94University of Mississippi 14
1840.61Virginia Tech 15
1938.93Texas Tech University 19
2036.87Stanford University 23
2136.55University of Minnesota 25
2236.08University of San Diego 21
2336.04Mississippi State University 20
2434.93Vanderbilt University 24
2533.73University of Florida 22
2632.85California 26
2731.72Northwestern University 28
2830.64University of Tulsa 30
2928.77Oklahoma State University 31
3028.43LSU 29
3128.43Florida State University 27
3228.12Drake University 33
3323.99University of Louisville 32
3423.76Harvard University 34
3521.99Princeton University 36
3621.83Pepperdine 39
3721.69University of Notre Dame 35
3821.63San Diego State University 40
3918.56North Carolina State 37
4017.67University of New Mexico 38
4116.65Tulane University 43
4216.22Dartmouth College 44
4315.60University of Tennessee 41
Monday, 25 May 2015 17:52

NCAA Singles & Doubles Champions

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Congrats to Virginia's Ryan Shane for coming from behind to beat Wake Forest's Noah Rubin to win the 2015 NCAA Singles Championship.  Shane would probably admit that things didn't look particularly good when he trailed 6-3, 5-3 but he stayed the course and pulled away in the 3rd set for the 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-1 win.

Rubin came out quick and opened up a 5-0 lead in the 1st set but Shane wouldn't give the set away as he held for 5-1, broke for 5-2, and held once more for 5-3. Rubin then served out the set after a multi-deuce game to take the opening set 6-3.

Side Note:  After Shane broke Rubin's 5-1 service game the rain and lighting came so play outside was halted and moved indoors for the remainder of the match.

They stayed on serve in the 2nd set until Rubin broke to go up 3-2 and then he consolidated the break with a hold for 4-2. After 3 straight holds, Rubin served for the match up 6-3, 5-4. Rubin quickly fell behind 15-40 and after trimming it to 30-40 Shane would get the break with a forehand down the line. Shane would hold for 6-5 then Rubin held at love to send it to a tiebreak. Shane went up an early mini-break but gave it back on a double fault so Rubin would serve at 2-3.  Rubin left a lob short on the next point and Shane had his mini-break back and this time he wouldn't let it go and would end up taking the tiebreak 7-4.

The 3rd set was all No Shame Shane after he broke Rubin at love to start the set. Rubin held serve to trim the Shane lead to 2-1 but Shane won the next 4 games with ease and had his NCAA Singles Championship.

Ryan Shane, Virginia
On the match results
"I definitely came out a little slow, and he was on his game not missing anything. In the second set, I just tried to bring a little more fire and a little bit more energy. I was trying to stay calm, but I was a little bit too calm. I tried to bring more energy in the second set, and it paid off in the match."

On moving the match indoors
"I do like indoors, but I think I would have come out with the energy either way. I don't think it would have mattered indoors or outdoors. The rain delay helped me gather myself and come out more energized, but it wouldn't have mattered in or outdoors."

On what it means to win the title
"I have no words for it. Honestly, it is a great feeling. It feels amazing going home with two national titles, the team and the individuals. It is a pretty great feeling. I do not know how to describe it."

Noah Rubin, Wake Forest
On advancing to the finals
"I can hang with these guys. I'd like to think I'm one of the best in the country, right now. Hopefully, it can propel me to play well this summer at the pro events, and we will see what happens next year.

Singles Championship - May 25th 
#8 [8] Ryan Shane (VIrginia) def. #6 [7] Noah Rubin (Wake Forest) 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-1

Doubles Championship - 3pm cst
#19 Lloyd Glasspool/Sren Hess-Olesen (Texas) def. #22 Hugo Dojas/Felipe Soares (Texas Tech) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Texas Men's Doubles
Sren Hess-Olesen
On the match results
"I think we came out very strong. We made a lot of first serves and a lot of returns. We were pretty dominant in the first set, and I think they lacked a little bit of energy because we came out so strong. Then we were up 40-15 in the game we got broken in the second set, and we lost a little bit of energy and poise during the second set. We were close in all the service games, and then the third set was like a roller coaster ride. We broke and went up 4-2, and I got pretty nervous and didn't make first serves. They got back, and then Lloyd played unbelievable in the last two games and got us through."

On maintaining focus through the rain delay
"We were both excited from the minute we woke up. No matter what time it would have been at, we would have been ready. As he said, this is our last college match ever, and it is not often when you play for a national championship. We were ready."

On what it means to be a national champion
"I don't even know yet. It feels amazing. The University of Texas is such a school filled with tradition. It is a huge honor making history, not only for ourselves, but for a school like that. It is absolutely amazing."

Lloyd Glasspool
On maintaining focus through the rain delay
"For me, it was pretty easy, because you do not play for a national championship very often. It didn't really matter. I just couldn't wait to get on the tennis court."

Felipe Soares, Texas Tech
On the match results
"Full congratulations to them, they played very well. I wanted to win so bad, but unfortunately not this year. Maybe next year.

#7 [7] Jamie Loeb (NORTHCAROLINA) def. #2 [2] Carol Zhao (STANFORD), 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Jamie Loeb, North Carolina
On the match results
"It was definitely a tough match, all the way around. First set, I think I came out really strong and was in control of all the points. Second set, I gave up a little bit. I started forcing some of my shots and missing. It was a battle, with so many games and a lot of close deuce games. Some of them I won, some I lost, but I think I came back really well in the third set and played like I did in the first set.

On winning the title
"It's an amazing accomplishment. I've been dreaming of this. Last year, when I lost in the quarterfinals, and ever since, I've really wanted to redeem myself. I think I came out here and just swung and had no pressure on myself. For the university, it's great. There's no one that has won a singles championship at UNC. We have a great program, both athletically and academically. It's a great school and I'm just really happy to represent them.

Carol Zhao, Stanford
On the replay point in the third set
"Obviously, it is unfortunate when those types of things happen, but it was an honest mistake, so it wasn't a big deal. I think the next game or two, I had a 40-love game that I probably should have held. I really do not think it affected me that much."

On the rain delay
"I think it was good for me. She came out really hot in the first set, and was really aggressive. It was nice to have that time to regroup and change my game plan a little bit. Plus, it allowed me to settle down a little bit more."

#1 [1] Maya Jansen/Erin Routliffe(ALABAMA) def. #5 [5-8] Klara Fabikova/Zsofi Susanyi (CALIFORNIA), 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3

Alabama Women's Doubles
Erin Routliffe
On the match results
"I would say that we kept to our game plan on important points. We had a lot of opportunities that we missed in the second set, and then in the third set we took them more aggressively.

On winning back-to back titles
"I wish that our teammates were here so that we could celebrate with them, but we are just thankful to be playing for the University of Alabama. It's a great place, and we are just happy to bring back the trophy.

Maya Jansen
On the match results
"We definitely let some opportunities slip through our fingers, so we went back to the basics and stuck to what we do best.

On winning back-to back titles
"It means a lot. I wish all of our teammates could have been here for this, but I know it means a lot to win a national championship, and to win it for your university is amazing. It's a really special feeling.

California Women's Doubles
Zsofi Susanyi
On the experience gained from the tournament
"I think, for me, as a senior, to finish off the year like this it is pretty great. I remember back in October when they put us together, we were like Okay, lets see what happens.' I think that we have come so far, and learned so much about each other and our game. It helped us get through tough situations."

Klara Fabikova
On the experience gained from the tournament
"I am happy that I was able to play a tournament with Zsofi because I know she was sort of in and out my first two years with her injury. I am happy that we got this season in, and I was able to play with her for so many matches."

Also make sure you check out Colette Lewis's recap over at ZooTennis. Colette was in Waco from the start of the tournament until the end which means she watched more tennis than any of us - great coverage all tournament long Colette!!

Sunday, 24 May 2015 20:14

Great Week for Past College Guys

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Throughout the slower summer months I'm going to try and do a weekly post on Sundays highlighting the performance of current college guys as well as recent grads out on the ATP Pro Tour.  I'm sure I'll miss some because there are a ton of guys out there playing but I should be able to hit on the guys that do well (quarters-finals)

May 18-24:
#242 Daniel Nguyen (USC '12) won a $15K Future in Daegu, Korea - it was Nguyen's 7th career pro title.
#789 Sadio Doumbia (UGA '12) won a $10K Future in Annaba, Algeria - it was Doumbia's 1st career pro title.

#298 Marek Michalicki (Wisc '11) won a $10K Future in Jablonec Nad Nisou, Czech Republic - it was Michalicki's 9th career pro title
#630 KU Singh (UGA '13) won a $10K Future in Mandya, India - opponent retired down 3-0 in 1st - it was Singh's 3rd career pro title.
#607 Georgi Rumenov Payakov (Armstrong Atlantic '13) won a $10K Future in Pombal, Portugal - it was his 2nd career pro title and 2nd in a row.

#56 Steve Johnson (USC '12) won his 1st round match at the French Open defeating #24 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-3, 6-7(1), 3-6, 6-3.

If you have others that you feel merit mention post a comment below and I'll add as many in as I can. I just want to make sure those guys that are grinding it out in the blazing sun of summer get the recognition they deserve.
Saturday, 23 May 2015 11:00

2015 NCAA Tournament - All Team Results

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NCAA Interactive Bracket & Printable Bracket
Master Lineups 
Doubles Records
National Title Contenders - positives/negatives/comments
Past NCAA Tournament History
Bobby's bracket

1st round regionals - VT/BUUSC/DukeOSU/aTmUVA/MissUNC/ILLTCU/WF,TX/UGAOU/UCLA  
2nd round regionals - All
Round of 16 previews - OU/UCLA & UGA/TXTCU/WF & ILL/UNCUVA/COL & aTm/OSUUSC/Duke & Baylor/USF

Baylor's NCAA Championship Hub Page

Outdoor Live Scoring 
Streaming Video (Outdoors Only)
Baylor Blog
NCAA.Com Broadcast
Indoor Live Scoring

May 14th, 2015 - R16
[1] Oklahoma vs. [16] UCLA - 10am est
[8] Georgia vs. [9] Texas - 10am est 
[5] TCU vs. [12] Wake Forest - 1pm est
[4] Illinois vs. [13] North Carolina - 1pm est
[3] Virginia vs. [17-32] Columbia - 5pm est
[6] Texas A&M vs. [11] Ohio State - 5pm est
[7] USC vs. [10] Duke - 8pm est
[2] Baylor vs. [17-32] South Florida - 8pm est
May 16th, 2015 - QUARTERS
[1] Oklahoma vs. [8] Georgia 11am est 
[5] TCU vs. [13] North Carolina - 11am est
[3] Virginia vs. [6] Texas A&M - 3pm est
[2] Baylor vs. [7] USC - 3pm est
May 18th, 2015 - SEMIS
[1] Oklahoma vs. [5] TCU - 1pm est
[2] Baylor vs. [3] Virginia - 1pm est
May 19th, 2015 - FINALS
[1] Oklahoma vs. [3] Virginia - 2pm est

NCAA Championship Finals - May 19th, 2015

#3 Virginia (29-3) def. #1 Oklahoma (29-3) 4-1 
May 19, 2015 - Hurd Tennis Center Grandstand Courts 
Doubles Competition
1. #2 Luca Corinteli/Ryan Shane (UVA) def. #57 Harris/Ghilea (OU) 8-4              
2. #42 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski/Mac Styslinger (UVA) def. Webb/Papa (OU) 8-5
3. Collin Altamirano/J.C. Aragone (UVA) def. Axel Alvarez/Jose Salazar (OU) 8-5
 Singles Competition
1. #1 Axel Alvarez (OU) vs. #8 Ryan Shane (UVA) 6-4, 5-5, UF
2. #20 Mitchell Frank (UVA) def. #7 Andrew Harris (OU) 7-5, 7-5
3. #77 Collin Altamirano (UVA) def. #44 Dane Webb (OU) 6-3, 6-3
4. #19 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (UVA) def. #103 Alex Ghilea (UVA)  6-3, 6-4
5. Spencer Papa (OU) def. Alexander Ritschard (UVA) 6-3, 6-2
6. Florin Bragusi (OU) vs. J.C. Aragone(UVA) 7-6 (5), 4-6, 1-0, UF
Match Notes:
Virginia 29-3
Oklahoma 29-3
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,3,4,2)
Match Times:
Papa - 1 hour 5 minutes
Altamirano - 1 hour 34 minutes
Kwiatkowski - 1 hour 37 minutes
Frank - 1 hour 59 minutes

NCAA Semifinal Results:

[3] Virginia def. [2] Baylor 4-2
May 18, 2015 - Hurd Tennis Center Grandstand Courts 
Doubles Competition
1.  #8 Julian Lenz/Diego Galeano (BU) def. #2 Luca Corinteli/Ryan Shane (UVA) 8-4
2.  #42 Kwiatkowski/Mac Styslinger (UVA) def. #79 Tony Lupieri/Mate Zsiga (BU) 8-6
3.  Vince Schneider/Felipe Rios (BU) def. Collin Altamirano/J.C. Aragone (UVA) 8-7 (6)
Singles Competition     
1. #8 Ryan Shane (UVA) def. #2 Julian Lenz (BU) 6-3, 6-4
2. #20 Mitchell Frank (UVA) def. #35 Tony Lupieri (BU) 6-0, 2-6, 7-5
3. #77 Collin Altamirano (UVA) def. #58 Max Tchoutakian (BU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. Diego Galeano (BU) def. #19 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (UVA) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
5. #116 Mate Zsiga (BU) vs. Alexander Ritschard (UVA) 6-4, 2-6, 4-5, UF
6.  J.C. Aragone(UVA) def. Felipe Rios (BU) 6-3, 7-5
Match Notes: 
Virginia 28-3
Baylor 25-6
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,6,4,2,3)
Match Times:
Shane - 1 hour 29 minutes
Aragone - 1 hour 41 minutes
Galeano - 2 hours 12 minutes
Frank - 2 hours 36 minutes
Altamirano - 2 hours 36 minutes

[1] Oklahoma def. [5] #6 TCU 4-3
May 18, 2015 - Hurd Tennis Center Riverside Courts
Doubles Competition
1.  #57 Andrew Harris/Alex Ghilea (OU) def. #30 Norrie/Trevor Johnson (TCU) 8-7 (6)
2.  Nick Chappell/Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. Webb/Papa (OU) 8-7 (7)
3.  Axel Alvarez/Jose Salazar (OU) def. Nuez/Hudson Blake (TCU)  8-7(5)
Singles Competition
1.  #1 Axel Alvarez (OU) def. #49 Nick Chappell (TCU)  7-5, 7-6 (5)
2.  #59 Guillermo Nuez (TCU) def. #7 Andrew Harris (OU) 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-0
3.  #39 Cameron Norrie (TCU) def. #44 Dane Webb (OU) 6-2, 6-0
4.  Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. #103 Alex Ghilea (OU) 6-1, 6-4
5.  Spencer Papa (OU) def. Arnau Dachs (TCU) 6-0, 6-1
6.  Florin Bragusi (OU) def. Will Stein (TCU) 6-3, 7-6 (4)   
Match Notes:
Oklahoma 30-2
TCU 25-8
Order of Play: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,3,4,6,2,1)
Match Times:
Papa - 59 minutes
Norrie - 1 hour 8 minutes
Lugones - 1 hour 25 minutes
Bragusi - 2 hours 18 minutes
Nunez - 2 hours 21 minutes
Alvarez - 2 hours 30 minutes

NCAA Quarterfinals Results:

[1] Oklahoma def. [8] #7 Georgia 4-2
May 16, 2015 - Hurd Tennis Center Grandstand Courts 
Doubles Competition
1. #57 Andrew Harris/Alex Ghilea (OU) def. #1 Austin Smith/Ben Wagland (GA) 8-3       
2. Dane Webb/Spencer Papa (OU) vs. Wayne Montgomery/Nathan Pasha (GA) 6-7 unf.
3. Axel Alvarez/Jose Salazar (OU) def. Eric Diaz/Paul Osterbaan (GA) 8-5
Singles Competition
1. #1 Axel Alvarez (OU 15.19) def.#24 Wayne Montgomery (GA 14.61) 6-1, 6-1
2. #7 Andrew Harris (OU 15.05) vs. #30 Austin Smith (GA 14.32) 4-6, 6-4, 5-4 (15-30) unf.
3. #31 Nathan Pasha (GA 14.38) def. #44 Dane Webb (OU 14.22) 6-2, 6-3
4. #103 Alex Ghilea (OU 14.42) def. Ben Wagland (GA 13.49) 7-6(4), 7-5
5. NickWood (GA 13.85) def. Spencer Papa (OU 13.90) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
6. Florin Bragusi (OU 13.64) def. Paul Oosterbaan (GA 13.85) 6-4, 6-2
Match Notes:
Oklahoma 29-2
Georgia 24-5
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (1,3,6,5,4)
Match Times:
Alvarez - 1 hour and 14 minutes
Pasha - 1 hour and 18 minutes
Bragusi - 1 hour and 31 minutes
Wood - 1 hour and 55 minutes
Ghilea - 2 hours and 21 minutes

[5] TCU def. [13] North Carolina 4-1  
May 16, 2015 - Hurd Tennis Center Riverside Courts 
Doubles Competition          
1.  #30 Cameron Norrie/Trevor Johnson (TCU) def. Hess-Olesen/Schnur (UNC)  8-6
2.  Nick Chappell/Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. #45 Brett Clark/Robert Kelly (UNC) 8-7(6)
3.  Jack Murray/Ronnie Schneider (UNC) def. G. Nuez/Hudson Blake (TCU) 8-7(5)
 Singles Competition      
1.  #49 Nick Chappell (TCU 14.03) def. #11 Brayden Schnur (UNC 14.63) 6-4, 6-2
2.  #28 Ronnie Schneider (UNC 14.36) def. #59 G. Nuez (TCU 14.11) 7-6(5), 6-1        
3.  #39 Cameron Norrie (TCU 14.35) vs. #73 Brett Clark (UNC 13.85) 3-6, 7-6[6], 1-0 unf
4.  Facundo Lugones (TCU 13.99) def. Jack Murray (UNC 14.17)  6-3, 6-1
5.  Arnau Dachs (TCU 14.13) def. Robert Kelly (UNC 13.77)  6-4, 7-5
6.  Esben Hess-Olesen (UNC 13.67) vs. Will Stein (TCU 13.51) 6-3, 5-6 unf
Match Notes:
TCU 25-7
North Carolina 24-11
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,2,1,5)
Match Times:
Lugones - 1 hour 8 minutes
Schneider - 1 hour 30 minutes
Chappell - 1 hour 37 minutes
Dachs - 1 hour 54 minutes

[3] Virginia def. [6] #5 Texas A&M 4-0  
May 16, 2015 - Hurd Tennis Center Riverside Courts 
Doubles Competition    
1. #10 Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant (aTm) vs. #2 Luca Corinteli/Ryan Shane (UVA) 7-4
2. #42 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski/Mac Styslinger (UVA) def. #56 Efferding/Szabo (aTm) 8-4
3. Collin Altamirano/J.C. Aragone (UVA) def. Rinderknech/Catanzariti (aTm) 8-5 
Singles Competition
1. #8 Ryan Shane (UVA 14.88) vs. #47 Jeremy Efferding (aTm 14.40)  6-2, 2-3, unf
2. #20 Mitchell Frank (UVA 14.53) vs. #80 Shane Vinsant (aTm 14.24) 6-3, 2-1, unf
3. #84 Arthur Rinderknech (aTm 14.34) vs. #77 Collin Altamirano (UVA 14.72) 6-1,1-6,1-0
4. #19 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (UVA 14.77) def. #78 Harrison Adams (aTm 13.64) 6-1, 6-2
5. Alexander Ritschard (UVA 14.07) def. #92 AJ Catanzariti (aTm 14.33) 6-2, 6-1
6. J.C. Aragone(UVA 14.08) def. Jordi Arconada (aTm 13.68) 6-4, 6-3
Match Notes:
Virginia 27-3
Texas A&M 24-5
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,4,6)
Match Times:
Ritschard - 1 hour 6 minutes
Kwiatkowski - 1 hour 8 minutes
Aragone - 1 hour 20 minutes

[2] Baylor def. [7] #8 USC 4-2
May 16, 2015 - Hurd Tennis Center Grandstand Courts
Doubles Competition      
1. #8 Julian Lenz/Diego Galeano (BU) def. #3 Hanfmann/Quiroz (USC) 8-4
2. #79 Tony Lupieri/Mate Zsiga (BU) def. #74 de Vroome/Johnson (USC) 8-5
3. Vince Schneider/Felipe Rios (BU) vs. NickCrystal/Thibault Forget (USC) 6-6, UF
Singles Competition        
1. #2 Julian Lenz (BU 15.07) vs. #15 Yannick Hanfmann (USC 14.49) 7-5, 3-6, 1-1, UF
2. #25 Roberto Quiroz (USC 14.51) def. #35 Tony Lupieri (BU 14.12) 6-3, 6-3
3. #85 Eric Johnson (USC 14.44) def. #58 Max Tchoutakian (BU 14.41) 6-3, 6-4
4. Diego Galeano (BU 13.79) def. #45 Jonny Wang (USC 14.37) 6-3, 7-6 (0)
5. #116 Mate Zsiga (BU 14.19) def. #94 Max de Vroome (USC 14.16) 6-3, 6-3
6. Felipe Rios (BU 14.17) def. #61 NickCrystal (USC 13.92) 7-5, 7-6 (5)
Match Notes:
Baylor 25-5
USC 25-5
Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (3,5,2,6,4)
Match Times:
Johnson - 1 hour 21 minutes
Zsiga - 1 hour 29 minutes
Quiroz - 1 hour 44 minutes
Rios - 2 hours 2 minutes
Galeano - 2 hours 3 minutes

Round of 16 Results:

[1] Oklahoma def. [16] UCLA 4-3
May 14, 2015 - Waco, TX (Hurd Tennis Center Grandstand Courts)
Doubles Competition
1.  #57 Andrew Harris/Alex Ghilea (OU) def. #12 McDonald/Redlicki (UCLA) 8-4
2.  Dane Webb/Spencer Papa (OU) def. #86 Joseph De Guilio/Karue Sell (UCLA) 8-4
3.  Axel Alvarez/Jose Salazar (OU) vs. Dennis Mkrtchian/Austin Rapp (UCLA) 6-4, unf
Singles Competition  
1.  #3 Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA 15.20) def. #1 Axel Alvarez (OU 15.19) 6-4, 6-4
2.  #36 Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA 14.09) def. #7 Andrew Harris (OU 15.05) 7-6(5), 7-6(3)
3.  #118 MartinRedlicki (UCLA 14.44) def. #44 Dane Webb (OU 14.22) 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-4
4.  #103 Alex Ghilea (OU 14.41) def. Karue Sell (UCLA 14.00) 6-3, 6-4
5.  Spencer Papa (OU 13.89) def. Austin Rapp (UCLA 13.04)  6-3, 6-4
6.  Florin Bragusi (OU 13.64) def. Joseph DiGiulio (UCLA 13.44)  6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Match Notes:
Order of Finish: Doubles (1, 2); Singles (5, 4, 1, 3, 2, 6)
Oklahoma 27-2
UCLA 17-10

[8] Georgia def. [9] Texas 4-1
May 14, 2015 - Waco, TX (Hurd Tennis Center/Riverside & Hawkins Indoor Tennis Courts)
Doubles Competition:
1. #1 Austin Smith/Ben Wagland (GA) vs. #19 Glasspool/Hess-Olesen (TX), 5-5, unf
2. Wayne Montgomery/Nathan Pasha (GA) def. Goldhoff/Jacoby Lewis (TX), 8-3
3. Eric Diaz/Paul Oosterbaan (GA) def. Naumann/Michael Riechmann (TX), 8-4
Singles Competition: 
1.#24 Wayne Montgomery (GA 14.61) vs. #4 Sren Hess-Olesen (TX 14.97), 7-6(5) 6-7(6) 5-3
2. #30 Austin Smith (GA 14.31) def. #42 Lloyd Glasspool (TX 14.05), 6-3, 7-6 (5)
3. #31 Nathan Pasha (GA 14.38) def. #54 Adrian Berkowicz (TX 13.94), 6-3, 6-2
4. George Goldhoff (TX 13.77) def. Ben Wagland (GA 13.48), 6-3, 6-4
5. NickWood (GA 13.84) def. Nick Naumann (TX 13.80), 7-6 (5), 7-5
6. Paul Oosterbaan (GA 13.84) vs. Clement Homs (TX 13.91), 3-6, 7-5, 2-1,unf
Match Notes:
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (3,2,4,5)
Georgia 24-4
Texas 21-7

[5] #6 TCU def. ]12] Wake Forest 4-0
May 14, 2015 - Waco, TX (Hurd Tennis Center/Riverside Courts)
Singles competition
1. #6 Noah Rubin (WFU 15.18) vs. #49 Nick Chappell (TCU 14.03) 6-0, 4-4, unf
2. #59 Guillermo Nuez (TCU 14.11) def. #16 Romain Bogaerts (WFU 14.63) 6-3, 6-1
3. #39 Cameron Norrie (TCU 14.34) vs. Skander Mansouri (WFU 13.50) 6-2, 4-5, unf
4. #106 Facundo Lugones (TCU 13.99) def. Jon Ho (WFU 13.81) 6-3, 6-2
5. Arnau Dachs (TCU 14.13) vs. Christian Seraphim (WFU 13.78) 7-6 (5), 2-1, unf
6. Will Stein (TCU 13.51) def. Keivon Tabrizi (WFU 13.04) 6-2, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. #13 Mansouri/Seraphim (WFU) def. #30 Trevor Johnson/Norrie (TCU) 8-6
2. Nick Chappell/Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. Jon Ho/Noah Rubin (WFU) 8-4
3. Guillermo Nuez/Hudson Blake (TCU) def. Tabrizi/Bogaerts (WFU) 8-7 (6)
Match Notes:
Wake Forest 24-8; National ranking #12
TCU 24-7; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (6,2,4)

[13] North Carolina def. [4] Illinois 4-3
May 14, 2015 - Waco, TX (Hurd Tennis Center/Grandstand Courts)
Doubles Competition    
1. Ebsen Hess-Olesen/Brayden Schnur (UNC) def. #36 J Hiltzik/Kopinski (ILL) 8-5
2. Farris Gosea/Aleks Vukic (ILL) vs. #45 Brett Clark/Robert Kelly (UNC) 7-5, UNF
3. Jack Murray/Ronnie Schneider (UNC) def. Blake Bazarnik/Aron Hiltzik (ILL) 8-4
Singles Competition 
1. #11 Brayden Schnur (UNC 14.63) def. #33 Farris Gosea (ILL 14.60) 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-2
2. #28 Ronnie Schneider (UNC 14.36) def. #23 Jared Hiltzik (ILL 14.56) 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3
3. #65 Tim Kopinski (ILL 14.20) def. #73 Brett Clark (UNC 13.84) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
4. #81 Aron Hiltzik (ILL 14.20) def. Jack Murray (UNC 14.17) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
5. #74 Aleks Vukic (ILL 14.37) def. Robert Kelly (UNC 13.77) 6-3, 6-2
6. Esben Hess-Olesen (UNC 13.67) def. Toshiki Matsuya (ILL 13.40) 6-3, 6-2
Match Notes:
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (5,6,3,4,1,2)
North Carolina 24-10
Illinois 27-5

[3] Virginia def. [17-32] #17 Columbia 4-0
May 14, 2015 - Waco, TX (Hurd Tennis Center/Hawkins Indoor Tennis Courts)
Doubles Competition    
1. #2 Corinteli/Shane (UVa) def. #46 Lin/Vermeer (CU) 8-4
2. #42 Styslinger/Kwiatkowski (UVa) vs. #84 Narayana/Ignat (CU) 7-7 (0-0) DNF
3. Altamirano/Aragone (UVa) def. Schnur/Vancura (CU) 8-3
Singles Competition 
1. #8 Ryan Shane (UVa 14.88) def. #17 Winston Lin (CU 14.10) 6-3, 6-4
2. #20 Mitchell Frank (UVa 14.53) vs. #108 Dragos Ignat (CU 13.90) 2-6, 6-2, 0-0 DNF
3. #77 Collin Altamirano (UVa 14.72) def. Ashok Narayana (CU 13.76) 7-6(0), 6-0
4. #19 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (UVa 14.77) def. Max Schnur (CU 13.18) 6-2, 7-6(6)
5. Alexander Ritschard (UVa 14.07) vs. Mike Vermeer (CU 13.52) 3-6, 6-4, 2-0 DNF
6. J.C. Aragone (UVa 14.07) vs. Shawn Hadavi (CU 13.35) 2-6, 5-5 DNF
Match Notes:
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,4,3)
Virginia 26-3
Columbia 16-6

[6] Texas A&M def. [11] Ohio State 4-3
May 14, 2015 - Dallas, TX (Brookshire Family Pavilion)
Doubles Competition             
1. #10 Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant (aTm) def. #7 Metka/Steinbach (OSU) 8-5
2. #56 Jeremy Efferding/Jordan Szabo (aTm) def. #88 Callahan/Diaz (OSU) 8-7 (5)
3. Mikael Torpegaard /Herkko Pollanen (OSU) def. Rinderknech/Catanzariti (aTm) 8-5
Singles Competition    
1. #47 Jeremy Efferding (aTm 14.39) def. #55 Mikael Torpegaard (OSU 14.01) 7-5, 6-4
2. #80 Shane Vinsant (aTm 14.24) def. #50 Chris Diaz (OSU 14.23) 6-4, 6-2
3. #84 Arthur Rinderknech (aTm 14.34) def. Herkko Pollanen (OSU 13.54) 6-2, 6-7(1), 6-4
4. Hunter Callahan (OSU 14.08) def. #78 Harrison Adams (aTm 13.64) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
5. Kevin Metka (OSU 13.83) def. #92 AJ Catanzariti (aTm 14.33)  3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2
6. #104 Ralf Steinbach (OSU 13.86) def. Jordi Arconada (aTm 13.68) 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5)
Match Notes:
Ohio State 27-9; National ranking #11
Texas A&M 24-4; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,6,1,5,4,3)

[7] #8 USC def. [10] Duke 4-0
May 14, 2015 - Waco, TX (Hurd Tennis Center/Riverside Courts)
Doubles Competition     
1. #3 Yannick Hanfmann/Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. #20 Alvarez/Hemmeler (DUKE) 8-3
2. #74 Max de Vroome/Eric Johnson (USC) def. Jason Tahir/Josh Levine (DUKE) 8-5
3. NickCrystal/Thibault Forget (USC) vs. Bruno Semenzato/TJPura (DUKE) 7-6, unf
Singles Competition
1. #15 Yannick Hanfmann (USC 14.49) def. #13 Nicolas Alvarez (DUKE 14.57)  6-1, 6-1
2. #25 Roberto Quiroz (USC 14.51) def. #41 Jason Tahir (DUKE 14.15)  6-1, 7-5
3. #85 Eric Johnson (USC 14.44) vs. #57 Raphael Hemmeler (DUKE 14.31) 6-3, 4-4, unf
4. #45 Jonny Wang (USC 14.37) vs. Bruno Semenzato (DUKE 13.95) 6-2, 4-6, unf
5. #94 Max de Vroome (USC 14.16) def. Chris Mengel (DUKE 13.71) 6-3, 6-2
6. #61 NickCrystal (USC 13.92) vs. TJPura (DUKE 13.53)  7-5, 5-0, UNF
Match Notes:
USC 25-4; National ranking #8
Duke 24-7; National ranking #10
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,5,2)

[2] Baylor def. [17-32] #18 South Florida 4-1
May 14, 2015 - Waco, TX (Hurd Tennis Center/Grandstand Courts)
Doubles Competition           
1. #8 Julian Lenz/Diego Galeano (BU) def. #28 Pramming/Justin Roberts (USF) 8-7 (1)
2. #79 Tony Lupieri/Mate Zsiga (BU) def. Sasha Gozun/Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) 8-7 (4)
3. Roberto Cid/Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz (USF) def. Vince Schneider/Felipe Rios (BU) 8-4
Singles Competition         
1. #2 Julian Lenz (BU 15.07) def. #21 Roberto Cid (USF 14.38) 6-3, 7-5
2. #35 Tony Lupieri (BU 14.12) vs. Sasha Gozun (USF 13.69) 6-3, 2-6, 1-5,UNF
3. Oliver Pramming (USF 13.69) def. #58 Max Tchoutakian (BU 14.41) 6-3, 6-2
4. Diego Galeano (BU 13.79) def. Ignacio Gonzalez Muniz (USF 13.35) 6-1, 6-2
5. #116 Mate Zsiga (BU 14.19) vs. Justin Roberts (USF 13.30) 4-6, 6-2, 1-1, UNF
6. Felipe Rios (BU 14.17) def. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF 13.34) 6-1, 6-4
Match Notes:
Baylor 24-5
South Florida 21-7
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,3,6,1)

2nd Round Results:

[11] #11 Ohio State def[2] #24 Vanderbilt 4-0 
May 9, 2015 - Columbus, OH (OSU Varsity Tennis Center)
Doubles competition
1. #5 Gonzales Austin/Rhys Johnson (VU) def. Kevin Metka/Herkko Pollanen (OSU) 8-1
2. Mikael Torpegaard/Hunter Callahan (OSU) def. Pen Binet/Ryan Smith (VU) 8-5
3. Ralf Steinbach/Chris Diaz (OSU) def. Baker Newman/Suresh Eswaran (VU) 8-4
Singles Competition
1. #10 Gonzales Austin (VU 14.58) vs. #47 Mikael Torpegaard (OSU 13.92) 7-6(5), 5-4
2. #49 Chris Diaz (OSU 14.27) def. Rhys Johnson (VU 13.58) 6-1, 6-4
3. #88 Daniel Valent (VU 14.08) vs. Herkko Pollanen (OSU 13.56) 6-3, 5-3, unf.
4. Hunter Callahan (OSU 14.10) vs. Kris Yee (VU 13.63) 6-4, 2-6, unf.
5. Kevin Metka (OSU 13.82) vs. Baker Newman (VU 12.90) 6-2, 7-6(6)
6. #97 Ralf Steinbach (OSU 13.90) def. Jeff Offerdahl (VU 12.72) 6-1, 6-3
Match Notes:
Vanderbilt 20-8; National ranking #24
Ohio State 27-8; National ranking #11
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,2,5)
Official: Jerri Banks T-2:06 A-192

[2] #18 South Florida def. [1] #15 Virginia Tech 4-0
5/9/2015 at Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #21 Roberto Cid (USF 14.37) vs. #68 Amerigo Contini (VT 14.20) 6-4, 6-5
2. #124 Sasha Gozun (USF 13.61) def. #43 Andreas Bjerrehus (VT 13.99) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
3. #109 Joao Monteiro (VT 13.80) vs. Oliver Pramming (USF 13.69) 7-6(4), 6-5
4. I. Gonzales-Muniz (USF 13.40) vs. Hunter Koontz (VT 13.89) 6-7(4), 6-4, 2-1
4. Justin Roberts (USF 13.21) def. Edoardo Tessaro (VT 13.44) 6-2, 6-0
6. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF 13.29) def. Jai Corbett (VT 13.03) 6-4, 7-6(3)
Doubles competition
1. #39 Andreas Bjerrehus/Hunter Koontz (VT) vs. #28 Roberts/Oliver Pramming (USF) 7-6
2. Sasha Gozun/Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) def. Monteiro/Tessaro (VT) 8-7(7)
3. Roberto Cid/I. Gonzales-Muniz (USF) def. Contini/Corbett (VT) 8-3
Match Notes:
USF 21-6; National ranking #18
Virginia Tech 20-5; National ranking #15
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,6,2)

[1] #1 Oklahoma def. [2] #28 Northwestern 4-1
May 09, 2015 at Norman, Okla. (Headington Family Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #1 Axel Alvarez (OU) def. #48 Sam Shropshire (NU) 6-1, 6-2
2. #7 Andrew Harris (OU) def. Strong Kirchheimer (NU) 6-2, 6-2
3. #44 Dane Webb (OU) vs. Konrad Zieba (NU) 2-6, 6-3, 0-1, unf
4. #103 Alex Ghilea (OU) def. Logan Staggs (NU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
5. Spencer Papa (OU) def. Fedor Baev (NU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Florin Bragusi (OU) vs. Alp Horoz (NU) 7-5, 2-3, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. #64 Alex Pasareanu/Sam Shropshire (NU) def. #57 Harris/Ghilea (OU) 8-5
2. Fedor Baev/Strong Kirchheimer (NU) def. Webb/Papa (OU) 8-7 (7-3)
3. Axel Alvarez/Jose Salazar (OU) def. Alp Horoz/Mihir Kumar (NU) 8-4
Match Notes
Northwestern 21-9, 8-3; National ranking #28
Oklahoma 25-2,4-1; National ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (2,1,5,4)

[1] #10 Duke def. [2] #23 Stanford 4-1
May 9, 2015 at Durham, N.C. (Ambler Tennis Stadium)
Singles competition
1. #14 Nicolas Alvarez (DU) def. #26 Tom Fawcett (STAN) 6-4, 6-0
2. #41 Jason Tahir (DU) led #71 John Morrissey (STAN) 2-6, 6-4, 5-4 unf
3. #57 Raphael Hemmeler (DU) def. David Wilczynski (STAN) 6-4, 6-4
4. Bruno Semenzato (DU) def. Davis Hsu (STAN) 6-2, 6-3
5. Chris Mengel (DU) led Robert Stineman (STAN) 5-7, 6-4, 2-1 unf
6. TJ Pura (DU) def. Nolan Paige (STAN) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. #9 John Morrissey/Robert Stineman def. #20 Hemmeler/Alvarez (DU) 8-7 (3)
2. #69 Tom Fawcett/Maciek Romanowicz (STAN) def. Tahir/Josh Levine (DU) 8-6
3. David Wilczynski/Nolan Paige (STAN) led Semenzato/Pura. (DU) 7-6
Match Notes
Duke 24-6; National ranking #10
Stanford 18-7; National ranking #23
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,4,3,6)
NCAA Team Championship Second Round
Duke advances to NCAA Team Championship Round of 16
T-3:48 A-172

[1] #12 Wake Forest def. [3] #39 Pepperdine 4-0
May 09, 2015 at Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Complex - Outdoors)
Singles competition
1. #6 Noah Rubin (WF) def. Guilherme Hadlich (PEP) 6-1, 6-4
2. #16 Romain Bogaerts (WF) def. Rakshay Thakkar (PEP) 6-1, 6-4
3. Skander Mansouri (WF) def. Stefan Menichella (PEP) 6-4, 6-2
4. Christian Seraphim (WF) vs. Pedro Iamachkine (PEP) 7-6 (7-2), 1-5, unf
5. Keivon Tabrizi (WF) vs. Lautaro Pane (PEP) 6-2, 3-4, unfinished
6. Maksim Kan (WF) vs. Tom Hill (PEP) 6-4, 2-2, unfinished
Feb 16-19: Men's National Team Indoors (Seattle)
May 17-28: NCAA Championships (Winston-Salem)