Tuesday, 10 March 2015 19:03

3/10 ITA Rankings Have Been Released

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The new rankings are out and if you scroll all the way down I've got both the men's and women's team rankings along with singles and doubles listed too.

Oklahoma retains its spot at #1 and widens its gap after picking up an impressive road win at Ohio State last week.  The Sooners now have 9, yes 9, top 20 wins so they are going to be up near the top for quite a while.   The 5 best wins used for these rankings were the road wins at Wake Forest and Ohio State, and neutral court wins against Baylor, USC, and Ole Miss.  For next week's rankings OU will have wins over #2 Baylor, #5 USC, at #10 Ohio State, and 2 wins over #12 North Carolina plus they play #7 Virginia tonight so a win in that one would push out one of the UNC wins.  

Baylor comes up 3 spots to #2 this week with the win over TCU giving them the boost they needed. BU's 5 best wins for these rankings were against Duke, Virginia (2X), TCU, and UCLA.  For next week's rankings BU will lose points with Duke and TCU both falling 4 spots however Virginia is up 5 spots (2X) and UCLA is up 2 spots plus the Bears will have a chance to add a road win tonight over #13 Ole Miss.


Georgia comes up 1 spot to #3 with the win over Texas A&M giving them a nice boost. UGA's 5 best wins are over Illinois, Texas A&M, UCLA, Columbia, and the road win at Florida.  Georgia plays at Tennessee and at Kentucky this week so they'll likely see a points drop next week with Florida tumbling 7 spots, Columbia falling 8 spots, and Illinois falling 1 spot.  Texas A&M will come up 1 spot and UCLA 2 spots but those point increases won't come close to the points decreased from the other 3.

Illinois drops 1 spot to #4 after the Illini were idle last week.  Next weekend will be a huge chance for Illinois to make a push upwards as they hit the road for matches at #8 Texas (Sat), at #9 Texas A&M (Sun), and at #17 TCU (Mon).  The Illini's 5 best wins for these rankings were road wins over Baylor and Notre Dame, and home/neutral wins over Ohio State, North Carolina, and Northwestern.   With Notre Dame taking a huge tumble, Illinois will replace that win with Cal or one of the Texas schools should they beat them.  If Illinois can sweep both Texas and Texas A&M there is a good chance that they'll be sitting at #1 come next week.  

USC comes up 1 spot to #5 with the neutral court win over San Diego making up 1 of USC's 5 best wins.  The Trojans' 5 best wins are Georgia, at Georgia, Ohio State, Florida, and San Diego.  This Saturday USC hosts #14 UCLA so a win over its crosstown rivals would help offset the loss in points that they'll see from Florida's 7 spot drop.

Duke tumbles 4 spots to #6 after the crushing 6-1 loss to Virginia Tech on Sunday. Duke's 5 best wins are over Ole Miss, TCU, Wake Forest, and road wins over Illinois and Northwestern. Duke's only match this week is on Sunday against unranked Miami so the Blue Devils will probably lose some points since both Ole Miss & TCU dropped 4 spots, Illinois dropped 1 spots, while Northwestern came up 5 spots and Wake 1 spot. Duke had a decent sized cushion between itself and #7 Virginia however #7, #8, #9, and #10 all have chances to make a big points push this week since they all face tough top 20 opponents.

Virginia comes up 5 spots to #12 after picking up a pair of road wins at Wake Forest and NC State. Both of those wins are part of the Cavalier's 5 best wins with the other 3 being TCU, North Carolina, and Louisville.  Virginia has the big one tonight at #1 Oklahoma so a win there would do wonders.

Texas falls 1 spot to #8 after being idle last week.  Texas's 5 best wins are over Columbia, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Florida State, and at Tulsa but by having Minnesota jump up 12 spots to #22 they'll bump out Tulsa next week plus Texas has a chance to pick up big points if they defeat #4 Illinois on Saturday.

Texas A&M comes up 1 spot to #9 despite losing to Georgia last week because the Aggies also picked up a road win at South Carolina.  aTm's 5 best wins are over Oklahoma, Ohio State, San Diego, Tennessee, and at South Carolina but they'll have a chance to greatly improve on those with #11 Vanderbilt and #4 Illinois coming to College Station this weekend.

Ohio State drops 2 spots to #10 after the tough loss to Oklahoma last Friday.  OSU's 5 best wins are over Texas, South Florida, Notre Dame, Tulsa, and Auburn.  Ohio State did pick up a nice road win today over #18 Florida plus on Sunday they play at #29 Tulsa so it appears they'll be headed back upwards soon.


Men's National Team Rankings 
Administered by the ITA
NCAA Division I Tennis
March 10, 2015
RankAvgSchoolPrevious Week
180.08University of Oklahoma1
274.04Baylor University5
372.31University of Georgia4
471.35University of Illinois3
570.95University of Southern California6
665.58Duke University2
759.10University of Virginia12
858.96University of Texas7
957.81Texas A&M University10
1055.71Ohio State University8
1148.43Vanderbilt University14
1244.14North Carolina19
1343.92University of Mississippi9
1442.95UCLA16
1542.52Virginia Tech44
1641.54Northwestern University21
1741.16TCU13
1840.74University of Florida11
1938.81Wake Forest University20
2036.16University of South Florida17
2136.03Harvard University18
2232.38University of Minnesota34
2330.74Columbia University15
2428.98Florida State University29
2528.67Drake University24
2627.57California22
2726.97Princeton University25
2826.09University of Louisville33
2925.73University of Tulsa26
3025.55Indiana University-Bloomington27
3125.40University of San Diego32
3223.94Oklahoma State University37
3322.62Louisiana State University28
3422.32Texas Tech University30
3520.96San Diego State University60
3620.92University of Notre Dame23
3719.97North Carolina State31
3819.12University of South Carolina40
3918.06Auburn University35
4017.88Stanford University38
4117.69
Tuesday should be a terrific day of tennis with 6 of the top 12 in action with Norman (OK), Oxford (MS), and Gainesville (FL) the place to be at 3 and 6pm.  Usually matches like these are reserved for the weekend but we get 3 blockbusters early in the week.

#12 Virginia (9-2) at #1 Oklahoma (13-1) - 6pm est (Calm - Temps in 60s) - This is the premier match of the day with both of these teams expected to be national title contenders come May.  Despite the #12 ranking many consider Virginia to be a top 5, if not top 2 or 3, team because they are loaded with talent but have had a few spots in the lineup that haven't produced quite as well as originally expected.  Oklahoma of course if coming off the huge road win in Columbus that ended Ohio State's 200-match home court winning streak so the Sooners are going to be playing with a ton of confidence. Virginia is 9-2 in doubles while Oklahoma is 8-6 so you'd have to consider Virginia the favorite to take the doubles point but Oklahoma has won the point a few times when many weren't expecting it (USC 2X).


When looking through the singles lineup I think the top 3 matches could go either way, I think Altamirano is a favorite at 4 over Papa, Ghilea is a favorite over Aragone, and Ritschard should be favored at 6 over Bragusi but Ritschard hasn't played as well lately dropping 2 of his last 3 so this one's a toss-up too.  So who will win - I think John Roddick's team has been playing great in the big moments and even though they had the slip up on the road in College Station I just have a feeling that they'll find a way to pull this one out with a raucous home crowd helping them along.  OU takes the doubles point and gets singles wins from Harris, Ghilea, and Bragusi to fight off a game Virginia team.  Prediction:  Oklahoma 4-3

Projected Singles Lineup
1. #59 Mitchell Frank (UVA 14.88) vs. #12 Andrew Harris (OU 14.71)
2. #2 Ryan Shane (UVA 14.56) vs. #7 Axel Alvarez (OU 14.50)
3. #1 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (UVA 14.83) vs. #18 Dane Webb (OU 14.20)
4, Collin Altamirano (UVA 14.81) vs. Spencer Papa (OU 13.91)
5. JC Aragone (UVA 13.80) vs. #56 Alex Ghilea (OU 14.16)
6. Alexander Ritschard (UVA 13.91) vs. Florin Bragusi (OU 13.52)

Others who could play: Mac Styslinger (UVA 13.93), Jose Salazar (OU 13.68)


#5 Baylor (11-2) at #9 Ole Miss (9-3) - 6pm est (90% chance of rain)  - This match had a lot of buzz around it up until Saturday afternoon when Ole Miss got stunned by unranked Alabama 4-2 and in the process also had William Kallberg retire due to an injury. Kallberg's status for tomorrow is still unknown but for him to be in enough discomfort to retire has to make one believe that he probably won't play tomorrow.  If he can't go then Ricardo Jorge, Zvonimir Babic, and Vinod Gowda will fill the 4-6 spots. Baylor is a perfect 12-0 in doubles while Ole Miss is 7-5 so I expect BU to take the opening 1-0 lead.  Since the weather forecast calls for rain this match will most likely be played indoors at the Gillom Sports Center's 3 indoor courts which means it could take a while if Ole Miss is able to hold its own up top.  Nik Scholtz and Julian Lenz have met 3 times over the last 2 years with Lenz winning twice in straights last year and Scholtz winning in three sets 2 years ago.  I'm leaning towards both Scholtz and Lindmark at 1 and 2 but after that I like Baylor the rest of the way down. Prediction: Baylor 4-2

Projected Singles Lineup
1. #11 Julian Lenz (BU 14.72) vs. #60 Nik Scholtz (OM 14.32)
2. #40 Max Tchoutakian (BU 14.16) vs. #63 Stefan Lindmark (OM 14.15)
3. #23 Tony Lupieri (BU 14.31) vs. Gustav Hansson (OM 13.81)
4. Diego Galeano (BU 13.78) vs. William Kallberg (OM 13.32)
5. Vince Schneider (BU 13.51) vs. #117 Ricardo Jorge (OM 13.10)
6. Mate Zsiga (BU 13.89) vs. Zvonimir Babic (OM 12.85)

Others who could play:  Felipe Rios (BU 13.70), Vinod Gowda (OM 12.78)


#8 Ohio State (12-4) at #11 Florida (6-4) - 3pm est (Temps in 80s) - A year ago Ohio State ended Florida's season when the Buckeyes beat the Gators 4-3 in the NCAA Round of 16 in a match that saw Kevin Metka provide the clincher at 7-6 in the 3rd.  9 of the 12 projected starters participated in that match however the only potential rematch may be at #3 where Watson beat Pollanen in straight sets.  Both of these teams are coming off tough 4-3 losses with Ohio State losing to Oklahoma when Metka fell 7-6 in the 3rd while Florida rallied from 3-0 down against Vanderbilt only to lose at #6 singles in straight sets.  The warm weather will definitely be more familiar to Florida but I don't know if the Gators have enough firepower to take out Ohio State.  Ohio State is 14-2 in doubles while Florida is 5-5 so that's a huge edge to Ohio State.  I think the Buckeyes take the doubles point and pick up singles wins from Chris Diaz, Hunter Callahan, and Kevin Metka to slide past Florida. On the other courts I like Hidalgo at 1, Watson at 3, and Steinbach at 4 though I imagine they'll stop at the clinch.  Prediction: Ohio State 4-1

Projected Singles Lineup
1. #36 Mikael Torpegaard (OSU 13.94) vs. #46 Diego Hidalgo (UF 14.11)
2. #43 Chris Diaz (OSU 13.87) vs. #103 Maxx Lipman (UF 13.76)
3. #78 Herkko Pollanen (OSU 13.56) vs. Gordon Watson (UF 13.73)
4. #73 Ralf Steinbach (OSU 13.89) vs. #80 Elliott Orkin (UF 13.95)
5. #106 Hunter Callahan (OSU 13.95) vs. #123 Chase Perez-Blanco (UF 13.39)
6. Kevin Metka (OSU 13.89) vs. Oliver Landert (UF 13.13)

Others who could play:  Josh Wardell (UF 13.12), Jordan Belga (UF 13.05)


My prediction record last week 4-2
My prediction record overall 32-10




Monday, 09 March 2015 11:00

3/10 ITA Rankings Preview

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Another crazy week of upsets is behind us so now we get to see what the rankings will look like on Tuesday.  This week's rankings are using each team's top 5 best wins as will next weeks.  The March 24th rankings will use each team's 6 best wins and then every subsequent week after that they add 1 more best win to get up to 9 by April 14th.

Virginia Tech will be the biggest riser in the Top 50 by jumping from 44 up to 17 after knocking off Notre Dame and Duke over the weekend.

Notre Dame will take the biggest fall by dropping from 23 to 36 after losing to both Virginia Tech and Louisville.

Others Coming Up:
  • Virginia comes up 5 spots from 12 to 7 by picking up 2 roads wins at Wake Forest and NC State.
  • North Carolina comes up 7 spots from 19 to 12 by picking up wins at home over NC State and Florida State and they won both those matches without its #1 Brayden Schnur
  • Northwestern comes up  6 spots from 21 to 15 by picking up a road win over Indiana.
  • Minnesota comes up 11 spots from 34 to 23 by picking up ranked wins over Washington and Drake.
  • Louisville comes up 6 spots from 33 to 27 due to its win over Notre Dame
  • Oklahoma State comes up 6 spots from 37 to 31 largely due to 1 of its 5 best wins (Tulsa) jumping up so much last week

Others Going Down:
  • Duke's loss to Virginia Tech will cost them 4 spots as they'll fall from 2 to 6.
  • Florida drops 7 spots from 11 to 18 due to its loss to Vanderbilt and due to some of its best wins dropping from the previous week along with the other teams around them coming up.
  • Columbia drops 7 spots from 15 to 22 due to all 5 of its best wins dropping slightly from the previous week plus other teams around them have come up.
  • LSU drops 6 spots from 28 to 34 due to loses to South Carolina and Georgia. 
Notes: 
  • Ole Miss will be at 12 if Alabama was ranked between 100 and 125 last week.  
  • Virginia Tech will be at 18 if 1 of its bottom 2 best wins, which were both teams ranked below 75 but above 125, dropped just a few spots last week

3/10 ITA Rankings Projections

RankSchoolPointsPrevious
1Oklahoma80.081
2Baylor74.045
3Georgia72.314
4Illinois71.353
5USC70.956
6Duke65.582
7Virginia59.1012
8Texas58.967
9Texas A&M 57.8110
10Ohio State55.718
11Vanderbilt48.4314
12North Carolina44.1419
13Ole Miss*43.929
14UCLA42.9516
15Northwestern41.5421
16TCU41.4813
17Virginia Tech*40.9344
18Florida40.7411
19Wake Forest38.8120
20South Florida 36.1617
21Harvard36.0318
22Columbia* 32.6215
23Minnesota32.3834
24Florida State28.9829
25Drake28.6724
26California27.5722
27Louisville*27.3433
28Princeton26.9725
29Tulsa25.7326
30Indiana25.5527
31Oklahoma State*23.9437
32San Diego*23.7332
33Texas Tech22.3230
34LSU*21.9728
35NC State*21.8631
36Notre Dame*20.9223
37South Carolina*19.7840
38Dartmouth*18.3236
39Auburn*18.0635
40Penn*17.6939

* represents a team that has a win over someone that is ranked between 75-125 however it's tough to be 100% accurate pinpointing where in that range the team falls so the point totals may be off a bit.  
The upsets keep on coming and today it was #2 Duke's turn as the Blue Devils got stunned by #44 Virginia Tech 6-1.  What made the Hokies win that much more impressive was the fact that Virginia Tech played singles without its #1 player Amerigo Contini which meant everybody else had to slide up 1 spot in the lineup.  Duke was also without its #5 singles player Chris Mengel.

Duke started off fine by taking the doubles point with wins at 1 and 2 but Virginia Tech would pick off Duke 1 by 1 in singles.  Florian Nicoud started things off by blowing out Josh Levine at #5 singles 6-1, 6-3 then Aaron Gomez gave Tech its first lead when he finished off TJ Pura 7-6(5), 6-0 at #6 singles.  Andreas Bjerrehus would put Virginia Tech up 3-1 when he broke Nicolas Alvarez to take the match at #1 singles 7-6(7), 6-4. With all remaining matches in the 3rd set it looked like VT's Hunter Koontz was going to be the one to clinch because he led 4-2 in the 3rd at #3 while Duke's Bruno Semenzato led 5-3 in the 3rd on #4 and Duke's Jason Tahir led 4-3 in the 3rd on #2. However Semenzato would be unable to serve it out up 5-4 then Edoardo Tessaro would consolidate the break with a hold to go up 6-5.  With Koontz nearing the finish line at 3, Tessaro decided he wanted to close it out himself and he broke Semenzato again to take the match and give Virginia Tech the stunning win.  Koontz would also win his match at #3 as would Joao Monteiro at #2 to make the final score 6-1 VT.

Note: ACC conference matches play a pro-set to 8 in doubles and utilize regular ad scoring similar to what will be used during the NCAA Championships.  The Big 10 is the only other major conference to use the same format while everyone else is playing no-ad. 

Virginia Tech recap

"This was a great win for our program, said head coach Jim Thompson. "We were down a player in singles and for the guys to come in here and step up, really shows our depth. I'm proud of this team and the work that these guys put in everyday to be the best they can be.

Duke recap

FYI, the number beside the player's school is the player's Universal Tennis Rating as of today's (3/8) date.  For more details about UTR check out their website.

#44 Virginia Tech 6, #2 Duke 1
March 8, 2015 at Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. #74 Andreas Bjerrehus (VT 13.76) def. #8 Nicolas Alvarez (DU 14.31) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4
2. Joao Monteiro (VT 13.79) def. #32 Jason Tahir (DU 13.77) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)
3. Hunter Koontz (VT 13.32) def. #99 Raphael Hemmeler (DU 14.01) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-3
4. Edoardo Tessaro (VT 12.69) def. Bruno Semenzato (DU 13.88) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
5. Florian Nicoud (VT 13.31) def. Josh Levine (DU 12.74) 6-1, 6-3
6. Aaron Gomez (VT 12.83) def. TJ Pura (DU 13.35) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
Doubles competition
1. #11 Nicolas Alvarez/Raphael Hemmeler (DU) def. Amerigo Contini/Andreas Bjerrehus (VT) 8-5
2. Jason Tahir/Josh Levine (DU) def. Hunter Koontz/Florian Nicoud (VT) 8-4
3. Edoardo Tessaro/Joao Monteiro (VT) def. Bruno Semenzato/TJ Pura 8-3
Match Notes
Virginia Tech 10-1, 2-0 ACC; National ranking #44
Duke 13-2, 0-1 ACC; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,6,1,4,3,2)



#20 Wake Forest 4, #13 TCU 3 
Singles competition
1. #21 Romain Bogaerts (WF 14.28) def. #28 Cameron Norrie (TCU 14.64) 6-4, 6-4
2. #48 Nick Chappell (TCU 13.71) def. #70 Jon Ho (WF 13.47) 6-2, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-5)
3. Skander Mansouri (WF 13.09) def. Will Stein (TCU 13.26) 6-4, 6-4
4. Guillermo Nuez (TCU 13.49) def. Keivon Tabrizi (WF 12.95) 6-2, 6-4
5. Arnau Dachs (TCU 13.98) def. Christian Seraphim (WF 13.50) 6-4, 6-3
6. Maksim Kan (WF 13.31) def. #110 Facundo Lugones (TCU 13.46) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #28 Christian Seraphim/Skander Mansouri (WF) def. #20 Nick Chappell/Will Stein (TCU) 6-2
2. Jon Ho/Keivon Tabrizi (WF) def. Guillermo Nuez/Cameron Norrie (TCU) 6-4
3. Hudson Blake/Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. Sam Bloom/Romain Bogaerts (WF) 6-3
Match Notes:
TCU 9-5 (0-1 Big 12); National ranking #13
Wake Forest 9-4 (0-1 ACC); National ranking #20
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,5,3,1,6,2)
Used ITA shortened scoring format.
A-119

TCU recap

"Today was a disappointing loss," head coach David Roditi said. "We had a great opportunity to play a team without their best player. We had the opening and we didn't handle the moment very well. I give credit to Wake Forest for handling it better than us.

"We will need to figure out what we need to change in doubles. At the moment, we are not playing with a full team. For us to be the team we appeared to be a month ago, we need every player competing better. When we all start competing well, we will then get the results we believe we can get. Until then we will continue to be disappointed against the top teams. We have five days to figure it our before we play Michigan at home next Sunday."

#4 Georgia 4, #28 LSU 2
Singles competition
1. #25 Austin Smith (UGA 14.08) def. #64 Jordan Daigle (LSU 13.28) 6-1, 6-1
2. #17 Wayne Montgomery (UGA 14.68) def. #98 Chris Simpson (LSU 13.48) 6-2, 6-2
3. #16 Nathan Pasha (UGA 14.20) def. #125 Tam Trinh (LSU 13.00) 6-3, 6-4
4. #119 Justin Butsch (LSU 13.52) def. Ben Wagland (UGA 13.24) 6-3, 6-3
5. Nick Wood (UGA 13.68) vs. Boris Arias (LSU 13.24) 7-6 (7-5), 4-2, unfinished
6. Paul Oosterbaan (UGA 13.54) def. Andrew Korinek (LSU 13.31) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #57 Boris Arias/Jordan Daigle (LSU) def. #10 Austin Smith/Ben Wagland (UGA) 6-2
2. Eric Perez/Tam Trinh (LSU) def. Eric Diaz/Nathan Pasha (UGA) 6-0
3. Wayne Montgomery/Paul Oosterbaan (UGA) vs. Justin Butsch/Chris Simpson (LSU) 4-4, unfinished
Match Notes: 
LSU 11-2 (2-2); National ranking #28
Georgia 11-2 (4-0); National ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,2,3,4,6)
Official: Clark Weaver T-2:08 A-376

Georgia recap
LSU recap

Said head coach Manuel Diaz: "LSU played a tremendous doubles match and it was the first doubles point that we've dropped in a long time. They just outplayed us. Our guys really came back in singles and asserted themselves. I thought we had tremendous wins at the top of the lineup. Paul, who is continuing to improve in every match, did a tremendous job in clinching the win for us."

"We jumped on them in doubles and had some leads on several courts," said head coach Jeff Brown. "[Georgia] did a good job of fighting back on most of those courts and closing out the matches they had leads in."

#34 Minnesota 4, #24 Drake 3 - Minnesota recap
Baseline Tennis Center (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Singles competition
1. #55 Alen Salibasic (DRAKE 13.77) def. #30 Leandro Toledo (MINN 14.01) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
2. #34 Ben Lott (DRAKE 13.75) def. Jack Hamburg (MINN 13.09) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
3. Ruben Weber (MINN 13.23) def. Ravi Patel (DRAKE 13.60) 6-1, 6-4
4. Matic Spec (MINN 13.62) def. Ben Stride (DRAKE 12.83) 6-1, 6-2
5. Felix Corwin (MINN 13.67) def. Matt Frost (DRAKE 12.90) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
6. Calum MacGeoch (DRAKE 12.15) def. Mathieu Froment (MINN 12.83) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. No. 41 Mathieu Froment/Jack Hamburg (MINN) def. Ben Lott/Bayo Philips (DRAKE) 6-4
2. No. 48 Leandro Toledo/Felix Corwin (MINN) def. Matt Frost/Ravi Patel (DRAKE) 6-4
3. Alen Salibasic/Ben Mullis (DRAKE) def. Matic Spec/Eric Frueh (MINN) 6-3
Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,1,3,6,2,5)


#66 Wichita State 6, #58 Nebraska 1 - Shockers recap - Recap says they played in front of a large crowd - attendance listed at 55 - if that's large what's small?
Mar 08, 2015 at Wichita, Kan. (Genesis)
Singles competition
1. #61 Tin Ostojic (WSU 13.73) def. Dusty Boyer (NEB 13.22) 6-3, 6-4
2. Tomislav Gregurovic (WSU 12.83) def. Marc Herrmann (NEB 12.42) 6-2, 5-7, 7-6
3. Ilija Cuic (WSU 13.13) def. Linus Erhart (NEB 13.09) 7-5, 6-3
4. Guillermo de Vilchez (WSU 12.27) def. Chris Hobgarski (NEB 12.39) 6-1, 7-5
5. Andrew Dzulynsky (NEB 12.41) def. Miroslav Herzan (WSU 12.66) 7-6 (11-9), 6-2
6. Jocelyn Devilliers (WSU 12.44) def. V. Stavropoulos (NEB 12.06) 6-1, 7-6 
Doubles competition
1. #24 Tomislav Gregurovic/Tin Ostojic (WSU) def. Dusty Boyer/Linus Erhart (NEB) 6-4
2. Ilija Cuic/Guillermo de Vilchez (WSU) def. Scott Elsass/Bradford Zitsch (NEB) 7-6 (7-4)
3. Andrew Dzulynsky/Marc Herrmann (NEB) def. Jocelyn Devilliers/Miroslav Herzan (WSU) 6-3
Match Notes
Nebraska 5-5; National ranking #58
Wichita State 10-3; National ranking #66
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,3,4,6,5,2)
T-2:45 A-55

#10 Texas A&M 4, #40 South Carolina 2
Singles competition
1. Andrew Adams (SC 13.75) def. #65 Shane Vinsant (TAMU 14.27) 6-3, 6-0
2. #66 Jeremy Efferding (TAMU 14.03) def. Kyle Koch (SC 13.74) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
3. Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU 14.18) def. Thiago Pinheiro (SC 13.28) 6-1, 1-6, 7-6(2)
4. #101 Andrew Schafer (SC 13.43) def. Jordi Arconada (TAMU 13.59) 6-0, 6-4
5. #88 AJ Catanzariti (TAMU 14.06) def. Harrison O'Keefe (SC 13.29) 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-0
6. Max Lunkin (TAMU 12.94) vs. Thomas Maryonne (SC 12.92) 2-6, 7-5, 4-1, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Kyle Koch/Thiago Pinheiro (SC) def. #8 Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant (TAMU) 6-2
2. #22 Jeremy Efferding/Jordan Szabo (TAMU) def. #44 Thomas Maryonne/Harrison O'Keefe (SC) 6-4
3. AJ Catanzariti/Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU) def. Andrew Adams/Andrew Schafer (SC) 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,4,5,3,2)

Texas A&M recap


#19 North Carolina 5, #29 Florida State 2
Doubles: 
1. Marco Nunez/Jose Gracia (FSU) vs. #34 Esben Hess-Olesen/Oystein Steiro (UNC), 7-6, dnf
2. Brett Clark/Robert Kelly (UNC) def. Michael Rinaldi/Cristian Gonzalez Mendez (FSU), 8-6
3. Jack Murray/Ronnie Schneider (UNC) def. Terrance & Terrell Whitehurst (FSU), 8-5
Singles:
1. #27 Ronnie Schneider(UNC 13.99) def. Marco Nunez(FSU 13.35), 7-6(2) 5-7,7-6(7)
2. #81 Brett Clark (UNC 13.75) def. Michael Rinaldi (FSU 13.50), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
3. #89 Jack Murray (UNC 13.79) def. Jose Gracia (FSU 13.40), 7-5, 7-5
4. Cristian Gonzalez Mendez (FSU 13.40) def. Oystein Steiro (UNC 13.62), 6-3, 6-3
5. #86 Robert Kelly (UNC 13.57) def. Terrance Whitehurst (FSU 12.82), 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
6. Terrell Whitehurst (FSU 12.61) def. Stuart DePaolo (UNC 12.36), 6-3, 6-3
Match Notes:
Florida State 12-4 (1-1 ACC); National ranking #29
North Carolina 13-5 (2-0 ACC); National ranking #19
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (4,3,6,5,2,1)
Sunny, 67 degrees, wind gusts 13-22 mph
T-4:20 A-223


Both teams were without its #1 singles player with UNC's Brayden Schnur out with an injury and FSU's Benjamin Lock playing in the Davis Cup.

North Carolina recap
Florida State recap

"It was a very hard-fought match, said North Carolina head coach Sam Paul. "We were able to come back and get the job done.

"Today was a long, hard battle against a really good North Carolina team, head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. "Unfortunately, UNC came out on top, but it was hard played and a really good college tennis match.

"Jose had some good points, and had set point a couple times that got away from him, Hultquist said. "Michael battled back in the third set, and Marco was able to rebound from a first set loss against a Top 30 player. Cristian was great all weekend. Our guys played well today, we just came up short.


#5 Baylor 4, #47 Memphis 0
Mar 08, 2015 at Memphis, Tenn. (Racquet Club of Memphis)
Singles competition
1. #11 Julian Lenz (BU 14.71) vs. #54 Connor Glennon (MEM 13.89) 7-5, 3-3 DNF
2. #40 Max Tchoutakian (BU 14.15) def. #50 Andrew Watson (MEM 13.71) 6-1, 6-4
3. #23 Tony Lupieri (BU 14.31) vs. Ryan Peniston (MEM 13.57) 7-6, 0-1 DNF
4. Diego Galeano (BU 13.75) def. Patrick Mayer (MEM12.73) 7-5, 6-2
5. Vince Schneider (BU 13.49) def. Kai Lemke (MEM 12.66) 6-4, 6-2
6. Felipe Rios (BU 13.69) def. Shakeel Manji (MEM 11.78) 6-2, 6-1

Match Notes
Baylor (11-2, 1-0 Big 12); National ranking #5
University of Memphis (6-4, 2-0 American); National ranking #47
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (6,2,4,5)
Singles matches were played first due to threat of inclement weather.

Memphis recap
Baylor recap 

TOP QUOTE #1
"We didn't get off to a very good start. I think we were down a break on five of six courts, but once we got our legs underneath us we played pretty well. We didn't lose a set, so overall it was a good day. It was a little bit of a flat environment at the beginning. It was cold, so the balls don't really bounce. The tennis was a little bit different, but once we got started the guys did a great job." - head coach Matt Knoll on the match

TOP QUOTE #2
"Mississippi has a tough environment. I surveyed a bunch of people around the country a few years ago and asked where they thought the toughest place to play in America was and a lot of them said Ole Miss, so that's why we scheduled them. We came down here a couple years ago and got beat. They have a great team. We are going to get all we want down there. It will be a big challenge for us and we are really looking forward to it." - Knoll on facing No. 10 Mississippi Tuesday


#33 Louisville 5, #23 Notre Dame 2
Mar 08, 2015 at Louisville, Ky (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #5 Seb Stiefelmeyer(LOU 14.69) def. #24 Quentin Monaghan(ND 14.28) 7-6(1), 6-4
2. #104 Albert Wagner (LOU 13.69) def. #102 Josh Hagar (ND 13.77) 6-2, 6-1
3. Alex Gornet (LOU 13.46) def. Eddy Covalschi (ND 13.14) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (6)
4. Michael Lippens (LOU 13.25) def. Billy Pecor (ND 13.00) 6-3, 6-3
5. Alex Lawson (ND 12.85) def. Van Damrongsri (LOU 12.38) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
6. Chris Simich (LOU 13.39) def. Nicolas Montoya (ND 12.52) 6-2, 6-1 
Doubles competition
1. #19 Eddy Covalschi/Josh Hagar (ND) def. Seb Stiefelmeyer/Van Damrongsri (LOU) 8-5
2. Alex Gornet/Jeffrey Brown (LOU) vs. Alex Lawson/Quentin Monaghan (ND) 4-7, unfinished
3. Dougie Barnard/Billy Pecor (ND) def. Albert Wagner/Chris Simich (LOU) 8-5
Match Notes
Notre Dame 6-5; National ranking #23
Louisville 13-3; National ranking #33
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (2,4,6,5,1,3)
T-3:45 A-103

Louisville recap
Notre Dame recap

"I am so happy for the upperclassman today," said head coach Rex Ecarma. "They were 0-3 against the Fighting Irish and made this match a personal one. When you respect a team as much as we respect Notre Dame, they will get our best effort. Our theme today was positive self-talk and that is what Chris (Simich), Albert (Wagner) and Michael (Lippens) did. They closed games with confidence and continually pumped themselves up."

"The hero was the engine of our team, Sebastian Stiefelmeyer," said Ecarma. "He knew he had to take the fourth and final point into his own hands. He was down 2-5 and fought for a straight set win. He and Quentin Monaghan played maybe the best singles match of the season so far. The icing on the cake was Alex Gornet's win in three sets. I also have to mention a special speech from former Cardinal Tennis standout, Tim Barnoud, who shared his special team memories with the current players. He also taught them about the lifetime bond of brotherhood that he has with his Cardinal teammates."


#14 Vanderbilt 4, #35 Auburn 0 
Who saw this one coming?  Alabama shocks #9 Ole Miss 4-2 in T-Town.  The same Alabama team that came into the match with an 8-9 record with the 8 wins being over powerhouses UAB, Samford, Jackson State (4X), and Jacksonville State (2X).  The same Ole Miss team that routed a top 15 Vanderbilt team last weekend and the same team that gave #1 Oklahoma all it wanted at the National Indoors.  Total head-scratcher....

Ole Miss played well in doubles and took the point by winning at 1 and 3 but singles got off to a rough start when William Kallberg retired 3 games in at #4 singles.  The Bama recap said it was due to injury but didn't specify what kind of injury but it must have been severe enough to force him to throw in the towel.  Ole Miss regained the lead when Stefan Lindmark wiped the court with Danny Kerznerman 6-1, 6-0 at #2 but then Stuart Kenyon, who came in with a 5-7 dual match record, did the same and cleaned Zvonimir Babic's clock 6-1, 6-2 at #5.  The biggest shocker came at #1 singles when Bama freshman Korey Lovett, who was 6-6 in dual match play, thumped #60 Nik Scholtz 6-2, 6-2.  It was only Scholtz's 2nd dual match loss of the year and just his 3rd in the last 2 years.  With the Tide up 3-2 it would be Bama junior Becker O'Shaughnessey who would seal the deal with a 6-4, 6-3 win at #3 singles over Gustav Hansson.


Alabama recap
Ole Miss recap

"We had the momentum on our side after doubles, but when William retired, they (Alabama) rallied around that and played better than we did at certain spots," head coach Toby Hansson said. "We have to put it behind us and move on and get ready for a very good Baylor team on Tuesday."

FYI, the number beside the player's school is the player's Universal Tennis Rating as of today's (3/7) date.  For more details about UTR check out their website.

Alabama 4, #9 Ole Miss 2
March 7, 2015 at Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Alabama Tennis Stadium)

Doubles competition
1. William Kallberg/Gustav Hansson (OM) def. #26 Korey Lovett/B. O'Shaughnessey (UA) 6-3
2. Sean Donohue/Stuart Kenyon (UA) def. Zvonimir Babic/Stefan Lindmark (OM) 6-3
3. Grey Hamilton/Nik Scholtz (OM) def. Danny Kerznerman/Nikko Madregallejo (UA) 6-3

Singles competition
1. Korey Lovett (UA 13.33) def. #60 Nik Scholtz (OM 14.30) 6-2, 6-2
2. #63 Stefan Lindmark (OM 14.13) def. Danny Kerznerman (UA 13.86) 6-1, 6-0
3. B. O'Shaughnessey (UA 13.47) def. Gustav Hansson (OM 13.79) 6-4, 6-3
4. Nikko Madregallejo (UA 12.93) def. William Kallberg (OM 13.30) 1-2, retired
5. Stuart Kenyon (UA 12.24) def. Zvonimir Babic (OM 12.82) 6-1, 6-2
6. #117 Ricardo Jorge (OM 13.08) vs. Sam Edwards (UA 12.37) 6-2, 3-4, unfinished

Match Notes
Ole Miss 9-3, 1-1 SEC; National ranking #9
Alabama 9-9, 1-2 SEC
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,2,5,1,3)
T-1:54 A-134

Interesting note about this result:  Ohio State was projected to be at #11 in next week's rankings which meant when they played Florida on Tuesday that would have snapped a streak of being a top 10 team for 291 consecutive matches.  With the Ole Miss loss, Ohio State will be no worse than #10 on Tuesday.  

Other Saturday results
  • #12 Virginia routed #31 North Carolina State 7-0.  UVA won all 12 sets in singles.  
  • VCU upset #41 Penn State 4-3.   VCU's Antonio Batlle Rodriguez came back from 4-2 down in the 3rd set to win the deciding match in a tiebreak 7-2

Virginia Commonwealth 4, #41 Penn State 3

Singles competition
1. Michal Voscek (VCU 12.91) def. Alex Fennell (PSU 13.24) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
2. Catalin Fifea (VCU 13.19) def. Leonard Stakhovsky (PSU 13.53) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
3. Matt Barry (PSU 13.37) def. Daryl Monfils (VCU 14.57 20%) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)
4. Wilder Pimentel (VCU 12.48) def. Roman Trkulja (PSU 12.85) 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)
5. A. Batlle Rodriguez (VCU 10.96 20%) def. Aws Laaribi (PSU 12.82) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2)
6. Tomas Hanzlik (PSU 12.85) def. Jacob Svensson (VCU 12.40) 6-1, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Aws Laaribi/Leonard Stakhovsky (PSU) def. Joseph Cohen/Daryl Monfils (VCU) 6-3
2. Alex Fennell/Michael Reilly (PSU) def. Wilder Pimentel/Michal Voscek (VCU) 6-3
3. Catalin Fifea/A. Batlle Rodriguez (VCU) vs. Matt Barry/ChristianLutschaunig (PSU) 5-2, unfinished

Match Notes:
Penn State 5-8; National ranking #41
Virginia Commonwealth 12-4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,2,3,4,6,5)

  • Wisconsin-Green Bay beat big brother Wisconsin for the first time in program history - Phoenix recap

Wisconsin-Green Bay 4, Wisconsin 1

Doubles (Order of Finish: 2, 1)
1. Alexander Kokorev/Jakhongir Jalalov (W) vs. Michael Tenzer/Michael Tebon (GB), DNF, 5-2
2. Jose Carranza/Josef Dodridge (W) def. Joey Leto/Howard Scott (GB), 6-1
3. Lamar Remy/Tomas Pitra (W) def. Florian Kraenzler/Leopold Gomez Islinger (GB), 6-2

Singles  (Order of Finish: 4, 5, 6, 2)
1. Michael Tenzer (GB 13.35) vs. Josef Dodridge (W 13.10) 6-4, 6-6 (3-3) DNF
2. Leopold Gomez Islinger (GB 12.93) def. Alexander Kokorev (W 12.59), 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-3
3. Lamar Remy (W 12.69) vs. Howard Scott (GB 12.67) 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (5-7), 3-1 DNF
4. Florian Kraenzler (GB 11.67) def. Jakhongir Jalalov (W 11.95), 6-4, 7-5
5. Joshua Schramm (GB 11.52) def. Tomas Pitra (W 13.93 60%R), 7-5, 5-7, 3-1 (ret.)
6. Joey Leto (GB 11.74) def. Darius Mackenzie (W 11.84), 6-1, 4-6, 7-5

  • #45 New Mexico edged Georgia State 4-2 in the 1st half of a doubleheader - (box score) and then the teams had to play doubles to decide the 2nd half with New Mexico winning that won 4-3 - (box score 2)
  • #48 Mississippi State had its way with #55 Arkansas posting a 4-0 shutout - State recap
  • Nevada (2-9) upset #50 San Francisco 6-1 - Wolfpack recap

Nevada (2-7) 6, #50 San Francisco (6-4) 1

Doubles
1. Nils Skajaa/Bernardo Saraiva (USF) def. Andrew Poustie/Fernando Sunago (NEV) 6-3
2. Billy Bumgardner/Robert Margitfalvi (NEV) def. Chris Brockstedt/Alex Santiago (USF) 6-3
3. Robert Allan/Moez Charqui (NEV) def. Thomas Takemoto/Vasco Valverde (USF) 6-3
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

Singles
1. Moez Chargui (NEV 13.03) def. Bernardo Saraiva (USF 13.80) 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (4-7), 1-0 (10-6)
2. Andrew Poustie (NEV 13.12) def. Nils Skajaa (USF 12.64) 7-5, 6-4
3. Ryan Andrada (NEV 12.93) def. Thomas Takemoto (USF 12.06) 6-2, 6-3
4. Robert Allan (NEV 11.91) def. Vasco Valverde (USF 12.59) 6-4, 6-4
5. Mile Cilic (NEV 11.80) def. Chris Brockstedt (USF 11.43) 6-3, 6-2
6. Alex Santiago (USF 11.05) def. Peter O'Donovan (NEV 11.33) 6-3, 6-2
Order of finish: 5, 4, 3, 2, 6, 1


So who should be on upset alert on Sunday?
  1. #2 Duke goes to Blacksburg to face a Virginia Tech team coming off an upset win over Notre Dame.  The Hokies are 9-1 on the year with the only loss coming at North Carolina during the Kickoff Weekend.  5 of 6 singles matches in that one went the distance and that was a UNC team that was pretty much 100% healthy.  
  2. #13 TCU goes to Winston Salem to face #20 Wake Forest though I guess the big story will be whether Noah Rubin is able to go for the Demon Deacons. Wake played well on Friday against Virginia without Rubin so you have to think if they can get him back they've got to like their chances against TCU.  The Horned Frogs squeaked past Middle Tennessee State on Friday 4-3 in a match that saw TCU's #1 Cameron Norrie (14.64) lose 6-1, 6-3 to an unranked Ettore Zito (13.50)
  3. #5 Baylor goes to #47 Memphis but could the Bears be caught looking ahead to Tuesday's matchup against Ole Miss?  That could have been what happened to Ole Miss today.    
  4. #4 Georgia hosts #2
What a match tonight in Columbus with #1 Oklahoma coming in and knocking off #8 Ohio State 4-3 and thus snapping the Buckeyes unbelievable home court winning streak at 200.

Early on it looked like the streak would live on as Ohio State came out strong and took the doubles point by winning 6-4 at #1 and 6-2 at #3.  Ty Tucker decided to change up the singles lineup a bit by moving freshman Mikael Torpegaard up from 2 to 1 while moving Chris Diaz from 1 to 2 and Tucker also switched up Ralf Steinbach and Hunter Callahan by moving Steinbach up to 4 and dropping Callahan down to 5.  
Steinbach woud be the first off the court with an impressive 6-2, 6-2 win over Spencer Papa at #4 but shortly thereafter Alex Ghilea would get Oklahoma on the board with an equally impressive 6-3, 6-3 win over Hunter Callahan.  Axel Alvarez would then even the match up at 2-2 with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Chris Diaz at #2 but it looked like Ohio State was on the verge of retaking the lead with Herkko Pollanen up a set and a break on Dane Webb at #3.  Webb would break back and then pull out the 2nd set in a tiebreak and would then cruise through the 3rd set to pull out a 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1 win which would put Oklahoma just a point away from the finish line.  

Ohio State's Mikael Torpegaard would then tie the match back up when he pulled off the biggest win of his young collegiate career by coming back from a set down to defeat #12 Andrew Harris 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 at #1 singles.

The only remaining match left on court was at #6 singles with Ohio State's Mr. Clutch Kevin Metka taking on an untested Florin Bragusi and if you were an Ohio State fan you had to feel pretty good about this matchup.  The breaks in this match were few and far between but a big one came in the 1st set when Metka jumped out to a 5-3 lead but he was unable to serve the set out and eventually dropped the opening set in tiebreak. The 2nd set stayed on serve throughout and went to another tiebreak with Metka taking this one by a 7-2 score.  Early in the 3rd set Metka started showing signs of stress as he was forced to take a medical timeout with cramps starting to set in.  After getting stretched out for a few minutes Metka persevered and would get himself in position to win the match by going up 5-4 and up 15-40 on the Bragusi serve.   The sophomore from Romania wouldn't wilt and would came back to hold for 5-5 and then in the tiebreak Bragusi would go up 6-5.  With Metka serving Bragusi would pounce on the 2nd serve and Metka couldn't get back in play and that was it.   

Below are a couple of quotes from OU's John Roddick via the Oklahoma recap

"That was one of the best tennis matches I've ever been a part of, head coach John Roddick said. "To win four singles in here after dropping the doubles point shows that we have an incredibly tough group.

Florin stepped up in a fantastic environment and showed what he's made of, Roddick said. "I couldn't be more proud of that mental effort. I would also like to say how impressed with Metka I was. He played really well and competed great.

Ohio State recap

#1 Oklahoma 4, #8 Ohio State 3

Doubles
1. #4 Ralf Steinbach/Kevin Metka (OSU) def. #6 Dane Webb/Axel Alvarez (OU) 6-4
2. #52 Andrew Harris/Alex Ghilea (OU) def. Herkko Pollanen/Mikael Torpegaard (OSU) 6-3
3. #40 Chris Diaz/Hunter Callahan (OSU) def. Austin Siegel/Spencer Papa (OU) 6-2

Singles 
1. #36 Mikael Torpegaard (OSU 13.96) def. #12 Andrew Harris (OU 14.72) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
2. #7 Axel Alvarez (OU 14.55) def. vs. #43 Chris Diaz (OSU 13.80) 6-2, 7-5
3. #18 Dane Webb (OU 14.19) def. #78 Herkko Pollanen (OSU 13.58) 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1
4.  #73 Ralf Steinbach (OSU 13.91) def. Spencer Papa (OU 13.89) 6-2, 6-2
5. #56 Alex Ghilea (OU 14.11) def. vs. #106 Hunter Callahan (OSU 13.90) 6-3, 6-3
6. Florin Bragusi (OU 13.54) def. Kevin Metka (OSU 13.81) 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 7-6(5)

Match Notes:
Oklahoma 12-1; National ranking #1
Ohio State 12-3; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,5,2,1,3,6)
Official: Marcus Lee T-3:56 A-757


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  67 (79%)
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Athens, Ga:  In the other top 10 matchup of the day it was #4 Georgia knocking off #10 Texas 4-1.  Georgia would hand Texas A&M it's first loss of the year in doubles by taking the point with wins at 1 and 2.  In singles Georgia's Nathan Pasha was first off the court with a 7-5, 6-1 win at #3 over a struggling Harrison Adams. Adams led 5-3 in the 1st set but Pasha would win 10 of the next 11 to close out.  Texas A&M's Arthur Rinderknech would pick up the Aggies only point by knocking off Ben Wagland 6-3, 6-2 at #4 singles.  Georgia would then get a pair of straight set wins at 5 and 6 from Nick Wood and Paul Oosterbaan with Wood providing the clincher.  The 2 remaining matches were halted due to the clinch with the match at #1 singles on serve deep in the 3rd while Texas A&M's Jeremy Efferding had a break lead at #2.

Notes: Austin Smith led 4-2 in the 3rd but Vinsant got it back on serve.  Montgomery and Wagland went up early breaks in the 1st set but were quickly broken back.  Harrison Adams led 5-3 in the 1st and faded.  

Georgia recap
Texas A&M recap

Here's a comment via the Georgia recap: 

"I'm really proud of our guys," said head coach Manuel Diaz. "I thought we fought a really good fight. Texas A&M is one of the highest-ranked teams in the conference, so it was a great win for our squad. I honestly don't think we played our best, but I keep telling the guys that I haven't seen a bad win yet. These guys knew how to recognize the opportunities that were in front of them and they fought hard and played well enough to beat a very good team today."


#4 Georgia 4, #10 Texas A&M 1
March 6, 2015 at Athens, Ga. (Dan Magill Tennis Complex)
Singles competition
1. #25 Austin Smith (UGA 14.11) vs. #65 Shane Vinsant (TAMU 14.27) 6-3, 1-6, 5-4, unfinished
2. #66 Jeremy Efferding (TAMU 13.97) vs. #17 Wayne Montgomery (UGA 14.66) 6-2, 4-6, 3-0, unfinished
3. #16 Nathan Pasha (UGA 14.20) def. #39 Harrison Adams (TAMU 13.85) 7-5, 6-1
4. Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU 14.06) def. Ben Wagland (UGA 13.23) 6-3, 6-2
5. Nick Wood (UGA 13.69) def. #88 AJ Catanzariti (TAMU 13.98) 7-5, 7-5
6. Paul Oosterbaan (UGA 13.59) def. Max Lunkin (TAMU 12.83) 6-2, 7-5

Doubles competition
1. #10 Austin Smith/Ben Wagland (UGA) def. #8 Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant (TAMU) 6-2
2. Eric Diaz/Nathan Pasha (UGA) def. #22 Jeremy Efferding/Jordan Szabo (TAMU) 6-4
3. AJ Catanzariti/Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU) def. Wayne Montgomery/Paul Oosterbaan (UGA) 6-4

Match Notes
Texas A&M 6-2 (2-1); National ranking #10
Georgia 10-2 (3-0); National ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,4,6,5)

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