Mississippi State defeats Georgia 4-3 pic.twitter.com/tosyaL6CXf— The Payers & Players Podcast (@PayersPlayers) March 24, 2019
#1/#2 Ohio State completed a weekend sweep of the Michigan schools with a 6-1 win in Ann Arbor over #16/#18 Michigan. After taking the doubles point the Buckeyes quickly added three straight set singles wins with JJ Wolf winning 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1, Kyle Seelig winning 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4, and Alex Kobelt winning 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5. The remaining matches were played out with Ohio State getting a straight set win from Tim Seibert at No. 6 and a three-set win from John McNally at No. 2 while Michigan's lone point came from Andrew Fenty at No. 3. Ohio State has now defeated Michigan 26 straight times dating back to April 2001.
#10/#7 TCU outlasted #35 Arizona State 4-3 in a three-hour thriller in Fort Worth. ASU took the doubles point and in singles five of six matches would go three sets with the lone straight setter coming at No. 1 where TCU senior Alex Rybakov edged ASU junior Nathan Ponwith 7-5, 7-5. TCU's Alastair Gray (6-3, 3-6, 6-4) won at No. 2 and Bertus Kruger (6-1, 2-6, 6-4) won at No. 4 while ASU picked up wins from Justin Roberts (4-6, 6-3, 6-1) at No. 3 and Makey Rakotomalala (6-2, 4-6, 6-3) at No. 6. TCU freshman Luc Fomba won the decider at No. 5 singles with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win over ASU sophomore Tim Ruehl.
#36 San Diego won the San Diego Spring Classic with a 4-0 win over Memphis on Friday, a 4-1 win over #50 Princeton on Saturday, and then a 4-3 win in the finals over #49 Tulane. The match against Tulane came down to a third set at No. 3 with sophomore Nico Borter edging Tulane's Luis Erlenbusch 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.
Nebraska picked up its first top 20 win in over 9 years with a 4-3 win at home over #18/#17 Minnesota. The Huskers won the doubles point and then extended the lead to 3-1 with straight set wins from Toby Boyer and William Gleason at No. 1 and No. 3 while Minnesota got a straight set win from Marino Alpeza at No. 4. Minnesota's Vlad Lobak cut the deficit to 3-2 with a straight set win at No. 6 but Nebraska sophomore Isaac Nortey would clinch at No. 5 with a 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 win.
#30 NC State went on the road to South Bend and defeated #14/#23 Notre Dame 5-0. NC State won all but one set in singles against a Notre Dame squad that has now dropped 9 of its last 11 matches. ND played without Alex Lebedev and Richard Ciamarra (#1 and #2 singles) for the fifth match in a row.
Other Notable Men's Results
- Virginia Tech def. #44 Georgia Tech 4-2
- #11 North Carolina def. #23 Miami FL 4-1
- #19 Tennessee won at #33 Ole Miss 4-2
- #20 Oklahoma def. #46 South Florida 7-0
- #41 LSU def. #25 Arkansas 5-2
Sixth-ranked South Carolina picked up its second top 25 road win of the weekend with a 4-3 win at #23 Kentucky. South Carolina senior Paige Cline clinched the win on Friday against Vanderbilt and she'd do it again on Sunday with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 win in the only match that went three sets.
#32 Syracuse came back from 3-1 down to upset #15/#11 Florida State 4-3. Cuse sophomore Sofya Golubovskaya won the match decider at No. 3 singles 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.
SOFYA WINS IT! ? pic.twitter.com/qnKQUsIo39— Syracuse Tennis (@Cuse_Tennis) March 24, 2019
In a match that was played before the Texas/USC men's match, it was #18/#8 Texas edging #16/#18 Kansas 4-3. Texas dropped the doubles point but came back with three straight set wins in singles to go in front 3-1. Kansas evened it at 3-3 with three set wins at No. 4 and No. 5 but Texas junior Bianca Turati pulled away in the third set at No. 1 to clinch with a 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 win over Anastasia Rychagova.
#5/#6 Vanderbilt edged #31 Florida 4-3 in a match that was played indoors at Vandy's five-court indoor facility. The Commodores jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Florida answered with a straight set win and a pair of three set wins to tie it at 3-3. The final match to go on court at No. 6 singles ended up being the decider with VU's Emily Smith winning 6-3, 6-3.
#3/#4 Duke rolled over #22/#20 Virginia 6-1. Kaitlyn McCarthy clinched at No. 5 singles with a straight set win to make it 4-1.
#26/#23 UCF extended its winning streak to 15 with a 4-1 win at home over #34 Illinois. The Knights took the doubles point and added three straight set wins in singles including a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles from Ksenia Kuznetsova.
#1/#2 North Carolina defeated #25/#16 Miami (FL) 4-3 in a match that was clinched at 4-2 when Alexa Graham won 6-4, 7-6(7) at No. 2 singles. All six singles matches finished in straight sets and only the top two slots were very close.
Baylor snapped a 14-match losing streak with a come from behind 4-3 win at home over #36 Kansas State. The Bears trailed 3-0 before winning the final four matches with Jessica Hinojosa winning the decider at No. 1 singles 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.
Other Notable Women's Results
- #2/#1 Georgia def. #50 Mississippi State 4-0
- #11 Texas A&M won at #46 Arkansas 4-3
- #29 Tennessee def #48 Ole Miss 4-0
*If there are two rankings listed the first ranking is the ITA ranking and the second is the USTA rankings