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Friday was a tremendous way to start off the weekend with 4-3 thrillers the story of the day. The only men's showdown between top 25 teams took place in South Bend between No. 13 Notre Dame and No. 12 Virginia. The Cavaliers came into the match riding a 12-match winning streak against the Irish with Notre Dame's only win in the series coming all the way back in 2000.  The Irish grabbed the early lead with lopsided wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles but the Cavs came back in singles with straight set wins from Carl Soderlund, Henrik Wiersholm, and Gianni Ross at No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 to make it 3-1. Notre Dame's Guillermo Cabrera made it 3-2 with a straight set win at No. 6 but Virginia looked to be in control after first semester freshman Brandon Nakashima led 4-2 in the third at No. 1 and fellow freshman Ryan Goetz was up a break at 3-2 in the third at No. 5.

Notre Dame's Alex Lebedev would come back to win five of the final six games to defeat Nakashima 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to even the match at 3-3 and William Howells would erase his break deficit and add another break to clinch the match with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win. In the final game, Goetz was overruled after the opening point and since it was his fourth overrule the corresponding game penalty ended the match. 


"What a great win for our team tonight," Callaghan Family Head Coach Ryan Sachire said. "Virginia has a great program and we have a ton of respect for their team."

"A huge thank you to the fans that showed up and supported our team tonight," he added. "They made a big difference and we love playing in front of them."

"Our guys battled hard all night and just found a way down the stretch," he concluded. "Alex [Lebedev] and William [Howells] were both down breaks in their third sets and really stepped up the last 15 minutes of the dual match to get the win for their team. I couldn't be more proud of the confidence and grit that they displayed out there."

#13 Notre Dame 4, #12 Virginia 3
Singles competition
1. Alex Lebedev (ND) def. Brandon Nakashima (VA) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
2. Carl Soderlund (VA) def. Richard Ciamarra (ND) 6-1, 7-5
3. Henrik Wiersholm (VA) def. Axel Nefve (ND) 6-1, 6-4
4. Gianni Ross (VA) def. Tristan McCormick (ND) 6-3, 7-5
5. William Howells (ND) def. Ryan Goetz (VA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
6. Guillermo Cabrera (ND) def. Aswin Lizen (VA) 7-5, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Richard Ciamarra/Tristan McCormick (ND) def. Carl Soderlund/Matthew Lord (VA) 6-2
2. Alex Lebedev/Axel Nefve (ND) def. Ryan Goetz/William Woodall (VA) 6-0
3. Henrik Wiersholm/Brandon Nakashima (VA) def. Grayson Broadus/Matt Gamble (ND) 5-1



LSU went on the road to New Orleans and snapped a three-match losing streak to state rival No. 17 Tulane with an upset 4-3 win. LSU claimed the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 and then the teams split opening sets in singles. Tulane won three of the first four matches to finish but LSU claimed the final two with senior Shane Monroe winning in three sets at No. 1 and sophomore Malik Bhatnagar coming back from 2-5 down in the third, fighting off multiple match points, to win the decider 4-6, 7-6(1), 7-5. 

“This year we have a little different energy and some guys that want to go out and get it with the match on the line,” co-head coach Chris Brandi said. “Tulane is a very good team, and they do a great job. These are the sort of battles we want to be in with top-20 teams. We have to use this momentum the rest of the way. We have a lot of room for improvement, and that’s exciting.” 

LSU 4, #17 Tulane 3

Singles competition
1. Shane Monroe (LSU) def. Ewan Moore (TLN) 7-6 (7-0), 2-6, 6-2
2. #42 Luis Erlenbusch (TLN) def. #114 Rafael Wagner (LSU) 6-1, 7-5
3. Malik Bhatnagar (LSU) def. Hamish Stewart (TLN) 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 7-5
4. Boris Kozlov (LSU) def. Dane Esses (TLN) 6-4, 6-1
5. #58 Tyler Schick (TLN) def. Joey Thomas (LSU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
6. Akos Kotorman (TLN) def. Nick Watson (LSU) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Joey Thomas/Rafael Wagner (LSU) def. Ewan Moore/Akos Kotorman (TLN) 6-3
2. Tyler Schick/Luis Erlenbusch (TLN) def. Daniel Moreno/Agie Moreno (LSU) 6-2
3. Boris Kozlov/Nick Watson (LSU) def. Dane Esses/Hamish Stewart (TLN) 6-1

Match Notes:
LSU 5-1
Tulane 4-1; National ranking #17
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,4,6, 5, 1,3)


Texas Tech picked up its first ranked win of the year with a 4-3 upset over No. 14 Texas A&M in a match that was played in Dallas at SMU. The Red Raiders took the early 1-0 lead with 6-4 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles and then Bjorn Thomson and Parker Wynn added straight set wins at No. 4 and No. 2 while Barnaby Smith put the Aggies on the board with a straight set win at No. 3. Texas A&M sophomore Juan Carlos Aguilar cut the deficit to 3-2 with a 7-6, 2-6, 6-4 win at No. 1 but shortly thereafter Texas Tech freshman Franco Ribero provided the clincher with a 7-6, 2-6, 6-3 win at No. 6. 

"We preached starting early all week," head coach Brett Masi said. "We came out with a better tempo and urgency. We made some switches in doubles and grabbed an important point. In singles, instead of being down in break points like previous matches, it seemed like we were up in a lot of ours. The fast start was everything. [Texas] A&M hung in there, but our guys battled and responded. We really wanted to represent West Texas in this battle of Texas teams, and we did just that."

Texas Tech 4, #14 Texas A&M 3
2/1/19 at Dallas, TX (SMU Tennis Complex)
Singles competition
1. #89 Juan Carlos Aguilar (TAMU) def. Tommy Mylnikov (TTU) 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-4
2. Parker Wynn (TTU) def. Valentin Vacherot (TAMU) 7-6(8), 6-3
3. #50 Barnaby Smith (TAMU) def. Ilgiz Valiev (TTU) 6-4, 6-2
4. #70 Bjorn Thomson (TTU) def. Noah Schachter (TAMU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Austin Abbrat (TAMU) def. Artem Kapshuk (TTU) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (9-7)
6. Franco Ribero (TTU) def. Alex Vedri (TAMU) 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Bjorn Thomson/Parker Wynn (TTU) def. Juan Carlos Aguilar/Austin Abbrat (TAMU) 6-4
2. Jackson Cobb/Tommy Mylnikov (TTU) def. Barnaby Smith/Noah Schachter (TAMU) 6-4
3. Valentin Vacherot/Jack Pulliam (TAMU) vs. Artem Kapshuk/Matheus Leite (TTU) 5-5, unfinished
Match Notes:
Texas Tech 5-2
Texas A&M 3-2; National ranking #14
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (4,3,2,1,6,5)


Ole Miss went on the road and picked up its first ranked win of the season with a 4-3 upset over No. 20 Oklahoma State. The Rebels grabbed the doubles point with 6-3 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 but the Cowboys came back in singles and took four opening sets. Ole Miss junior Tim Sandkaulen rolled to a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 1 to make it 2-0 but Oklahoma State evened it up with straight set wins from Artur Dubinski and Luke Hammond at No. 2 and No. 5. Ole Miss freshman Karlo Kranic won the only three setter 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 to make it 3-2 Rebs and senior Fabian Fallert won the deciding match at No. 3 in straight sets 7-6(11), 6-2. 

"It was a great team effort today. We have faced a lot of different adverse situations in the early goings of the season, and the guys continue to respond the right way regardless of the circumstances. I could not be more proud of how well we are handling things. We continue to compete extremely hard, and it's nice to see us get rewarded with a quality win against a Top-20 team on the road. Right out of the gates we looked sharp today. The energy was there in doubles and carried over into singles. Overall, this was a great team win. I couldn't be more proud of our efforts.

Ole Miss 4, No. 20 Oklahoma State 3
Feb 1, 2019 at Stillwater, Okla
Doubles Competition (Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2):
1. Tim Sandkaulen/Filip Kraljevic (OM) def. Artur Dubinski/Maxim Tybar (OSU) 6-3
2. Cotter Wilson/Fabian Fallert (OM) def. Emile Hudd/Mathieu Scaglia (OSU) 6-3
3. Luke Hammond/Matej Vocel (OSU) def. Sebastian Rios/Karlo Kranic (OM) 6-4
Singles Competition (Order of Finish: 1, 5, 2, 4, 6, 3):
1. Tim Sandkaulen (OM) def. Matej Vocel (OSU) 6-0, 6-2
2. Artur Dubinski (OSU) def. Filip Kraljevic (OM) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
3. Fabian Fallert (OM) def. Mathieu Scaglia (OSU) 7-6 (13-11), 6-2
4. Karlo Kranic (OM) def. Maxim Tybar (OSU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
5. Luke Hammond (OSU) def. Simon Junk (OM) 6-4, 6-4
6. Brady Draheim (OSU) def. Cotter Wilson (OM) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2



Minnesota went on the road and defeated No. 19 Alabama 4-3. The Gophers jumped out to a 3-1 lead but Alabama evened it at 3-3 with three set wins at No. 2 and No. 3. In the deciding match, Minnesota senior Josip Krstanovic pulled away from Alabama's Mazen Osama to win 7-6, 2-6, 6-3. 

"I picked my game up after doubles even though I didn't have my best doubles day. But, I had to pick it up against Alabama," Krstanovic said. "After a huge doubles point, it was obvious that we had a great opportunity to beat a great team. I started playing my game and decided to enjoy my time on the court as much as I could. Clinching is always fun and I am very happy to do it for my team."

MINNESOTA 4, No. 19 Alabama 3
Feb 1, 2018 at Tuscaloosa, Al
Singles competition
1. Josip Krstanovic (MINN) def. #24 Mazen Osama (UA) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-3
2. Edson Ortiz (UA) def. Stefan Milicevic (MINN) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
3. #41 Patrick Kaukovalta (UA) def. Jackson Allen (MINN) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
4. Marino Alpeza (MINN) def. Thibault Cancel (UA) 7-5, 6-3
5. Eli Oglivy (MINN) def. Zhe Zhou (UA) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
6. Jeremy Gschwendtner (UA) def. Sebastian Vile (MINN) 6-4, 7-5
Doubles competition
1. Mazen Osama/Patrick Kaukovalta (UA) def. Josip Krstanovic/Justyn Levin (MINN) 6-3
2. Eli Oglivy/Jackson Allen (MINN) def. Thibault Cancel/Alexey Nesterov (UA) 7-6 (7-5)
3. Marino Alpeza/Stefan Milicevic (MINN) def. Edson Ortiz/Zhe Zhou (UA) 6-4
Match Notes:
Minnesota 4-1
Alabama 6-1; National ranking #19
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,6,5,3,2,1)


Oregon moved its record to 4-1 with a come from behind 4-3 win over San Diego. The Toreros led 3-1 after taking the doubles point and picking up singles wins from Nico Borter and Guus Koevermans but the Ducks rallied with straight set wins from Ty Gentry and Joshua Charlton to set up a third set showdown at No. 2. USD's Gui Osorio led 5-3 in the final set and had a match point on Emmanuel Coste's serve but the Oregon sophomore held with a service winner and then won the next three games to take it 6-4, 2-6, 7-5. 

"I wasn't in a good mindset at the beginning of the third set," Coste said. "I was down 5-3 and (my teammates) were saying 'we got this' and 'you will win this match.' Then, I changed my mind … just calm down, relax and enjoy the moment."


Oregon 4, San Diego 3
Friday, February 1, 2019 Student Tennis Center (Eugene, Ore.)
1. #38 Charles Roberts/Armando Soermarno (ORE) led #12 Joel Gamerov/August Holmgren (USD) – 6-5 … unfinished
2. Nico Borter/Gui Osorio (USD) def. Joshua Charlton/Ty Gentry (ORE) – 6-3
3. Guus Koevermans/David Norfeldt (USD) def. Emmanuel Coste/Thomas Laurent (ORE) – 7-5
Order of Finish: 2, 3
1. #5 Thomas Laurent (ORE) def. #83 August Holmgren (USD) – 6-0, 6-2
2. #99 Emmanuel Coste (ORE) def. #117 Gui Osorio (USD) – 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
3. Ty Gentry (ORE) def. Joel Gamerov (USD) – 7-5, 6-2
4. Nico Borter (USD) def. Riki Oshima (ORE) – 6-3, 6-1
5. Joshua Charlton (ORE) def. David Norfeldt (USD) – 6-4, 7-5
6. Guus Koevermans (USD) def. Charles Roberts (ORE) – 6-3, 6-2
Order of Finish: 1, 4, 6, 3, 5, 2


Washington survived with a hard fought 4-3 win over Liberty who was facing a Pac-12 opponent for the first-time in school history. The Flames snagged the doubles point but Washington won at No. 3, No. 5, and No. 6 in straight sets to go in front 3-1. Liberty won in straights at No. 1 and No. 2 before Washington's Ernesto Turegano pulled out a 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 at No. 4 to clinch. 


Thoughts From Liberty Head Coach Derek Schwandt
"The team got a lot better tonight. This was a perfect example of all eight of our guys going all in for the team. Credit to Ian for competing like a champion all the way to the end. It was a full team effort. I'm proud of this group."

Washington 4, Liberty 3
Feb 1, 2019 at Seattle, WA
Singles Competition
1. Nicaise Muamba (Liberty) def. Enzo Sommer (UW) 6-3, 7-6 (5)
2. Josh Wilson (Liberty) def. Piers Foley 7-6 (9), 7-6 (3)
3. Jack Davis (UW) def. Eddie Gutierrez (Liberty) 7-6 (6), 6-1
4. Ernesto Turegano (UW) def. Ian Sturgill (Liberty) 5-7, 7-5, 6-4
5. Ewen Lumsden (UW) def. Chase Burton (Liberty) 6-2, 6-2
6. Sebastian Hawken (UW) def. William Barker (Liberty) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles Competition
1. Nicaise Muamba/Chase Burton (Liberty) def. Jack Davis/Piers Foley (UW) 6-4
2. Kawika Lam/Enzo Sommer (UW) def. Josh Wilson/Steve Mundt (Liberty) 6-4
3. Ian Sturgill/William Barker (Liberty) def. Kasper Smith/Adam Torscsik (UW) 6-3
Match Notes
Liberty 1-4
Washington 2-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,5,3,1,2,4) T-3:19


Harvard came back 0-3 down to defeat Vanderbilt 4-3. With its backs against the wall, the Crimson picked up singles wins, all in three sets, from Andy Zhou, Robert Wrzesinski, Harris Walker, and Steven Sun with the freshman Sun clinching at No. 5.

Harvard 4, Vanderbilt 3
Feb 1, 2019 at Cambridge, Mass
1. Andy Zhou (Harv) def. Cameron Klinger, 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
2. Robert Wrzesinski (Harv) def. Maxwell Freeman, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
3. Harris Walker (Harv) def. George Harwell, 7-6, 4-6, 6-2
4. Macsen Sisam (VU) def. Lucas Koelle, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6
5. Steven Sun (Harv) def. Billy Rowe, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4
6. Marcus Ferreira (VU) def. Andrew Ball, 7-5, 6-3
Order of Finish: 6,4, 2, 3, 1, 5*
1. Cameron Klinger/Maxwell Freeman (VU) def. Andy Zhou/Logan Weber, 6-1
2. Christiaan Worst/Panu Virtanen (VU) vs. Robert Wrzesinski/Chris Morrow, DNF
3. Billy Rowe/George Harwell (VU) def. Steven Sun/Brian Shi, 6-3
Order of Finish: 1,3,2


Cleveland State overcame the loss of the doubles point to win a back and forth 4-3 match over in-state foe Dayton. CSU sophomore Luke Phillips rallied from 0-3 down in the third set to win the decider 6-4, 6-7, 6-4. 


From The Sidelines
"This was another dramatic win for us, and we were once again able to come away victorious, which is a huge credit to how resilient this team has been through the first few weeks of the season. We have had different people stepping up match-after-match, and we haven't had a match yet this season where everyone is clicking at the same time. Once we can start doing that, I believe that we will be able to pick up some great wins this year."

"After starting the match in a bit of a hole following doubles play, Nico and Raul were able to quickly turn the momentum in our favor, as they played some great offensive tennis to pick up two quick points for us. We were playing on some fast courts, so we knew you had to be on target from the start or else you would struggle throughout the match, which was something that Nico and Raul were able to do. Nico played some of his best tennis today, controlling his match from the start, and really not letting his opponent have a chance."

"Having Ben back in the singles lineup was great for us, he gives us another experienced player in the lineup, and gives us depth in singles and doubles. It can be difficult coming back for your first match after sitting out for a bit, but Ben handled everything well and picked up where he left off in the fall."

"Once again, Luke and Clark were the final two matches on the court for us, and Luke was once again able to pull out a tough three-set win to clinch the match. Luke has been so focused when he is on the court this year, he really doesn't let anything affect him or deter him from his game plan. Tonight he was down 0-3 in the third set, but stormed back to win 6-4 for the match victory. I can't wait to see his progression throughout the season." – Head Coach Brian Etzkin

Cleveland State 4, Dayton 3
Feb 01, 2019 at Dayton, Ohio
Singles competition
1. #113 MOSTARDI, Nico (CSUM) def. Jordan Benjamin (UD) 6-3, 6-2
2. Langford Hills (UD) def. TERRY, Matthew (CSUM) 6-3, 6-4
3. PHILLIPS, Luke (CSUM) def. Spencer Richey (UD) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4
4. SLADE, Benjamin (CSUM) def. Lorenzo Rollhauser (UD) 6-4, 7-5
5. TEICHMANN, Raul (CSUM) def. Steven Karl (UD) 6-0, 6-3
6. Joe Demarco (UD) def. BILINOVICH, Clark (CSUM) 7-6 (7-2), 7-5
Doubles competition
1. Jordan Benjamin/Spencer Richey (UD) def. MOSTARDI, Nico/SLADE, Benjamin (CSUM) 6-2
2. Steven Karl/Langford Hills (UD) def. TERRY, Matthew/TEICHMANN, Raul (CSUM) 7-6 (7-4)
3. MALM, William/PHILLIPS, Luke (CSUM) def. Joe Demarco/Lorenzo Rollhauser (UD) 6-4
Match Notes:
Cleveland State 2-3
Dayton 2-2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,1,2,4,6,3)


Arkansas improved to 7-0 after coming back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat No. 9 Oklahoma State 4-3. The Razorbacks, who had last defeated Oklahoma State in 2012, dropped a close doubles point but picked up four opening sets in singles. Arkansas junior Jackie Carr provided the clincher with a 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 5.  

“I’m so happy for this group,” head coach Courtney Steinbock said. “It was such a great team effort. I knew coming into the season that we had talent, but we really came to play today. I think the girls see what we have been seeing for the last few months. This is a long season so while we will enjoy this win, we need to get back to work tomorrow.”

Arkansas 4, No. 9 Oklahoma State 3
Doubles Results – Order of Finish (2,1)
1. Sofia Blanco/Catherine Gulihur (OSU) def. Martina Zerulo/Tatum Rice (ARK) 7-6 (7-3)
2. Lisa Marie Rioux/Marina Guinart (OSU) def. Lauren Alter/Jackie Carr (ARK) 6-4
3. Miruna Tudor/Laura Rijkers (ARK) vs. Bunyawi Thamchaiwat/Tamara Arnold (OSU) 6-6, unfinished

Singles Results – Order of Finish (2,3,4,6,1,5)
1. Martina Zerulo (ARK) def. Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (OSU) 6-4, 6-4
2. Tatum Rice (ARK) def. Katarina Stresnakova (OSU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Lisa Marie Rioux (OSU) def. Lauren Alter (ARK) 6-3, 6-4
4. Marina Guinart (OSU) def. Laura Rijkers (ARK) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
5. Jackie Carr (ARK) def. Catherine Gulihur (OSU) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-4
6. Miruna Tudor (ARK) def. Tamara Arnold (OSU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0


Texas went on the road and picked up a close 4-3 win over No. 16 Ohio State. The Horns won the pivotal doubles point with a 7-6(8) win from Tijana Spasojevic and Katie Poluta at No. 3 doubles and in the deciding singles match at No. 1 it was Bianca Turati defeating Shiori Fukuda 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 


#6 Texas 4, #16 Ohio State 3
Feb 01, 2019 at Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. Bianca Turati (TEXAS) def. Shiori Fukuda (OSU) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 
2. Isabelle Boulais (OSU) def. Anna Turati (TEXAS) 7-6, 7-5
3. Kolie Allen (OSU) def. Bojana Markovic (TEXAS) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
4. Fernanda Labrana (TEXAS) def. Danielle Wolf (OSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
5. Luna Dormet (OSU) def. Tijana Spasojevic (TEXAS) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1
6. Katie Poluta (TEXAS) def. Mary Beth Hurley (OSU) 6-4, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Isabelle Boulais/Shiori Fukuda (OSU) def. Bojana Markovic/Fernanda Labrana (TEXAS) 6-3
2. Anna Turati/Bianca Turati (TEXAS) def. Danielle Wolf/Kolie Allen (OSU) 6-0
3. Tijana Spasojevic/Katie Poluta (TEXAS) def. Luna Dormet/Mary Beth Hurley (OSU) 7-6 (10-8)
Match Notes:
Texas 3-0; National ranking #6
Ohio State 2-1; National ranking #16
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,5,2,4,3,1)
Official: Marcus Lee T-3:35 A-94


Virginia improved to 5-1 after going on the road and upending No. 10 Syracuse 4-3. The Cavs won the doubles point with quick wins at No. 1 and No. 3 and then added four opening sets in singles. UVA's Sofia Munera and Hunter Bleser won easily at No. 5 and No. 6 while the Orange picked up straight set wins from Miranda Ramirez and Guzal Yusupova at No. 3 and No. 4. UVA"s Meghan Kelley clinched the match with a 7-5, 7-6 win at No. 1 while Syracuse's Sofya Golubovskaya won the lone three setter 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to round out the dual-match.

"I am so proud of my team and the determination they showed today," said Virginia head coach Sara O'Leary. "We spoke a lot last week after our loss to Oklahoma State and our win over Illinois; I felt like we learned so much about ourselves and the identity of this team.

"The ladies came to Syracuse with such a purpose and it showed from the first ball that was struck in doubles. I am so proud of the leadership Meghan (Kelley) showed on the court. Knutson is a phenomenal player and to see Meghan down 5-2 in the first set, then come back to win in straight sets shows how tough she really is. Her first set comeback helped everyone around her and I am just really happy for her and this team. We can learn a lot from this match and have some time over the next two weeks to really work on some things and build off of this win."

No. 19 Virginia 4, No. 10 Syracuse 3
Feb 1, 2019 at Syracuse, NY
1. #32 Meghan Kelley (UV) def. #43 Gabriela Knutson (SU) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)
2. #92 Sofya Golubovskaya (SU) def. Vivian Glozman (UV) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
3. Miranda Ramirez (SU) def. Chloe Gullickson (UV) 6-2, 6-2
4. Guzal Yusupova (SU) def. Amber O'Dell (UV) 6-4, 6-4
5. Sofia Munera (UV) def. Dina Hegab (SU) 6-3, 6-0
6. Hunter Bleser (UV) def. Sofya Treshcheva 6-3, 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 5, 6, 4, 1, 2
1. Amber O'Dell/Chloe Gullickson (UVa) def. Gabriela Knutson/Miranda Ramirez (SU) 6-2
2. Sofya Golubovskaya/Sofya Treshcheva (SU) vs. Vivian Glozman/Sofia Munera (UVa) 3-5, unfinished
3. Meghan Kelley/Hunter Bleser (UVa) def. Dina Hegab/Guzal Yusupova 6-1
Order of Finish: 3, 1


NC State remained undefeated after picking up its second ranked win of the week with a 4-3 victory over No. 20 Texas Tech. The Wolfpack dropped the doubles point but won four straight matches in singles with Adriana Reami clinching with a 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 4. 

Straight from the Pack: Head Coach Simon Earnshaw
"The last seven days have just been a culmination of an amazing January for the program. These things don't happen by chance. All credit to the players on the team. The amount of work they've put in and the buy-in that they showed over the summer - these things pay off. I think it shows what we've managed to get through. Today was another great win. Two top-20 wins in five days. We really couldn't have asked for a better start."

#14 NC State 4, #20 Texas Tech 3
Feb 01, 2019 at Raleigh, N.C. (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #52 Felicity Maltby (TTU) def. #23 Anna Rogers (ST) 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
2. #111 Alana Smith (ST) def. Nell Miller (TTU) 7-5, 6-3
3. Adriana Reami (ST) def. Anto Stoica (TTU) 6-3, 7-5
4. Liz Norman (ST) def. Kennedy Bridgforth (TTU) 6-3, 7-5
5. Bianca Moldovan (ST) def. Francesca Sella (TTU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Olivia Peet (TTU) def. Amanda Rebol (ST) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 1-0 (10-6)
Doubles competition
1. #20 Anna Rogers/Alana Smith (ST) def. Lana Rush/Kennedy Bridgforth (TTU) 6-2
2. #38 Felicity Maltby/Nell Miller (TTU) def. Amanda Rebol/Adriana Reami (ST) 6-1
3. Olivia Peet/Francesca Sella (TTU) def. Liz Norman/Bianca Moldovan (ST) 6-4
Match Notes:
Texas Tech 2-1; National ranking #20
NC State 5-0; National ranking #14
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,4,5,3,6,1)
T-2:50 A-64



***All quotes are from the respective school's recaps


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