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Friday Recap: Baylor Bounces TCU; UCLA Men Win at Stanford; Stanford Women Win at UCLA; Texas A&M Men Over South Carolina; South Carolina Women Win at Texas A&M

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Friday was a stacked day with nine matchups between top 25 teams with six of those coming on the women's side. The highest profile match on the men's side took place in Waco with sixth-ranked Baylor hosting ninth-ranked TCU. The Bears claimed the doubles point with a 6-4 win at No. 1 and a 7-6(5) win at No. 3 and then in singles each team won three opening sets. Only two of the six matches would finish in straight sets with Baylor's Sven Lah winning 6-3, 6-3 at No. 5 while TCU's Alex Rybakov won 7-5, 6-3 at No. 1. 

Baylor's Will Little put the Bears up 3-1 with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 4 and Jimmy Bendeck clinched at No. 6 with a 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 win. The other two matches were played out with Baylor's Johannes Schretter winning at No. 2 while TCU's Reese Stalder won at No. 3.

Baylor Head coach Brian Boland on the win…
"We enjoyed it. It was a tremendous crowd, and everyone came out and supported a great college tennis match and it was everything (and) more than we thought it would be. I'm just happy for the guys. They really prepared well all week, and now we have to get ready to play Texas, so we do not have a lot of time. But a tribute to our leaders, they played really hard tonight and did a really good job preparing this week, along with the rest of the team. Once again, doubles is pivotal in terms of the momentum, especially in matches that are as competitive as this one. And congratulations to TCU, they played a great match, and I look forward to another opportunity to play them again down the road. The Big 12 is a big challenge, and now we have another top-five team in front of us on Sunday."

TCU Head Coach David Roditi
"I like the way we came back in some spots. I thought our upperclassmen did a good job of competing. We must use this as an opportunity to grow and grow fast. Baylor was more physical than we were. They played better than us and we let many opportunities go in doubles and they didn't. We will learn and bounce back for Texas Tech on Sunday. Thanks to all our fans and alumni for coming down to support us. We will do better next time."

#6 Baylor 5, #9 TCU 2
03/29/2019 at Waco, Texas (Hurd Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #7 Alex Rybakov (TCU) def. #45 Matias Soto (BAY) 7-5, 6-3
2. #40 Johannes Schretter (BAY) def. #25 Alastair Gray (TCU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. Reese Stalder (TCU) def. Adrian Boitan (BAY) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (11-9)
4. #82 Will Little (BAY) def. #115 Bertus Kruger (TCU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
5. Sven Lah (BAY) def. Luc Fomba (TCU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Jimmy Bendeck (BAY) def. Sander Jong (TCU) 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #1 Sven Lah/Jimmy Bendeck (BAY) def. #6 Reese Stalder/Bertus Kruger (TCU) 6-4
2. Matias Soto/Will Little (BAY) vs. Alastair Gray/Alex Rybakov (TCU) 6-6 (3-4), unfinished
3. Johannes Schretter/Constantin Frantzen (BAY) def. Luc Fomba/Sander Jong (TCU) 7-6 (7-5)
Match Notes:
TCU 15-4, 0-1 Big 12; National ranking #9
Baylor 18-2, 1-0 Big 12; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (5,1,4,6,2,3)
A-441

 

The top teams in the Pac-12 faced off on Friday with the UCLA men going to Stanford and getting a 4-2 win while the Cardinal women went to Westwood and pulled out a 4-3 win. The Bruin men gained the early lead after Maxime Cressy and Keegan Smith came back from 6-4 down to win a tiebreak at No. 1 doubles 8-6 and then in singles both would deliver again with Smith defeating Alexandre Rotsaert 6-2, 6-4 while Cressy clinched with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Axel Geller at No. 1. 

#19 UCLA 4, #10 Stanford 2
3/29/2019 at Stanford, CA (Taube Family Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #92 Maxime Cressy (UCLA) def. #8 Axel Geller (STAN) 7-5, 6-4
2. #80 Keegan Smith (UCLA) def. #33 Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) 6-2, 6-4
3. #60 William Genesen (STAN) vs. #35 Govind Nanda (UCLA) 6-7 (8-10), 2-2, unfinished
4. #61 Sameer Kumar (STAN) def. Patrick Zahraj (UCLA) 6-3, 6-3
5. Ben Goldberg (UCLA) def. Sangeet Sridhar (STAN) 6-3, 6-0
6. Timothy Sah (STAN) def. #100 Mathew Tsolakyan (UCLA) 6-2, 7-5
Doubles competition
1. #36 Maxime Cressy/Keegan Smith (UCLA) def. #43 Axel Geller/Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) 7-6 (8-6)
2. Govind Nanda/Connor Rapp (UCLA) def. Jack Barber/William Genesen (STAN) 6-4
3. Sameer Kumar/Timothy Sah (STAN) def. Bryce Pereira/Patrick Zahraj (UCLA) 6-2
Match Notes:
UCLA 9-4; National ranking #19
Stanford 12-3; National ranking #10
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,2,6,4,1)

 

The Cardinal women found themselves training UCLA 3-2 but Emma Higuchi would tie it up with a 6-4, 7-6(7) win over Taylor Johnson at No. 6 and Emily Arbuthnott won the decider at No. 4 singles over Alaina Miller 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 

#7 Stanford 4, #11 UCLA 3
3/29/2019 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #56 Jada Hart (UCLA) def. #28 Michaela Gordon (STAN) 6-2, 6-3
2. #47 Melissa Lord (STAN) def. #18 Elysia Bolton (UCLA) 6-4, 6-3
3. #58 Caroline Lampl (STAN) def. Ayan Broomfield (UCLA) 6-2, 6-2
4. #17 Emily Arbuthnott (STAN) def. Alaina Miller (UCLA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
5. Abi Altick (UCLA) def. #57 Janice Shin (STAN) 6-1, 6-1
6. #81 Emma Higuchi (STAN) def. Taylor Johnson (UCLA) 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)
Doubles competition
1. #11 Gabby Andrews/Ayan Broomfield (UCLA) def. #12 Caroline Lampl/Kimberly Yee (STAN) 6-3
2. #22 Elysia Bolton/Jada Hart (UCLA) def. #18 Emily Arbuthnott/Michaela Gordon (STAN) 6-1
3. #41 Melissa Lord/Niluka Madurawe (STAN) def. #45 Abi Altick/Alaina Miller (UCLA) 6-1
Match Notes:
Stanford 13-1; National ranking #7
UCLA 11-4; National ranking #11
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,3,2,1,6,4)
T-3:07

 

The USC men and women topped Cal with the Trojan men winning in Berkeley 4-2 while the Trojan women won at home 6-1. The Trojan men won the doubles point and then added straight set wins from Daniel Cukierman and Logan Smith at No. 2 and No. 4 with Mor Bulis clinching at No. 6 with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 win.

The Trojan women took the doubles point and then won all five singles matches that went the distance with Constance Branstine clinching at No. 6 with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win. 

#12 USC 4, #40 California 2
March 29, 2019 | Berkeley, Calif.
Doubles Competition (Order of finish: 3, 2)
(1) #16 Holt/R. Smith (USC) vs. #79 Berretto/Kaya (CAL) - 5-4 susp.
(2) Jaede/Verboven (USC) def. Molloy/Zincirli (CAL) - 6-4
(3) Cukierman/T. Smith (USC) def. Draper/Kikuchi (CAL) - 6-3
Singles Competition (Order of finish: 2, 3, 5, 4, 6*)
(1) #17 Brandon Holt (USC) vs. Yuta Kukuchi (CAL) - 6-2, 3-6, 5-3 susp.
(2) #10 Daniel Cukierman (USC) def. Jack Molloy (CAL) - 6-2, 6-2
(3) Paul Barretto (CAL) def. Riley Smith (USC) - 6-3, 6-4
(4) #71 Logan Smith (USC) def. Bjorn Hoffman (CAL) - 6-4, 6-4
(5) Ben Draper (CAL) def. Jake Sands (USC) - 7-6 (4), 6-4
(6) Mor Bulis (USC) def. Mert Zincirli (CAL) - 6-1, 3-6, 6-0*

# 16 USC 5, #15 California 1
March 29, 2019 – Marks Stadium | Los Angeles, Calif.
Doubles Competition (Order of Finish: 3, 1)
1. #20 Kulikov/Valdes (USC) def. #13 Mraz/Rosenqvist (Cal) – 6-3
2. Weissmann /Willson (USC) vs. #23Bright/Dunk (Cal) – 2-5 susp.
3. Branstine/Ewing (USC) def. Stloukalova/Smith (Cal) – 6-2
Singles Competition (Order of Finish: 5, 3, 2, 6*, 4, 1)
1. #49 Salma Ewing (USC) def. #30 Julia Rosenqvist (Cal) – 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
2. #75T Angela Kulikov (USC) def. #74 Anna Bright (Cal) – 6-0, 1-6, 6-4
3. Rianna Valdes (USC) def. #21 Olivia Hauger (Cal) – 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
4. Ana Neffa (USC) vs. Katerina Stloukalova (Cal) – 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-1
5. Maria Smith (Cal) def. #124 Danielle Willson (USC) – 6-1, 6-2
6. Constance Branstine (USC) def. Hana Mraz (Cal) – 6-3, 3-6, 6-3*

 

Both the South Carolina and Texas A&M men and women squared off on Friday with the Gamecock women winning a top 12 showdown on the road 4-0 while the Aggie men went to Columbia and won a top 18 matchup 5-2.

South Carolina won the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 and then they quickly made it 3-0 with straight set wins from Ingrid Gamarra Martins and Megan Davies at No. 1 and No. 4. Silvia Chinellato clinched at No. 5 with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 win while Paige Cline was a game away at No. 2 up 5-2 in the third. 

"We knew this was going to be a very tough environment to compete in," South Carolina head coach Kevin Epley said. "They have a loud crowd and they are a very competitive team. It really was a war out there. I'm proud of our team for hanging tough and stepping up at the end of the match to get the job done."

Mark Weaver, Texas A&M head coach on Friday's match…
"This was a high level tennis match. I knew going into the match that South Carolina was really good in doubles and we just let that first point get away. They played a great match at three doubles, but we were excellent at two doubles. We had a little bit of bad luck on court one when we could have evened the match at four-all. Unfortunately in competition, like life, things don't always go the way you want them to. We got an unlucky break there that might have cost us that doubles point, but we need to be tougher than that. Then in singles we were able to get four first sets, but to their credit they were able to turn that. We responded how we needed to in singles, but they raised their game to the next level. All credit to them, they have a very fine team."

#4 South Carolina 4, #12 Texas A&M 0
3/29/2019 at College Station, TX (George P Mitchell Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #7 I. Gamarra Martins (SC) def. #50 Katya Townsend (TAMU) 6-0, 6-2
2. #106 Jayci Goldsmith (TAMU) vs. #37 Paige Cline (SC) 6-2, 4-6, 2-5, unfinished
3. Tatiana Makarova (TAMU) vs. #118 Mia Horvit (SC) 6-2, 3-6, 2-1, unfinished
4. Megan Davies (SC) def. Renee McBryde (TAMU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Silvia Chinellato (SC) def. Riley McQuaid (TAMU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
6. Dorthea Faa-Hviding (TAMU) vs. Kennedy Wicker (SC) 7-5, 3-4, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. #1 Mia Horvit/I. Gamarra Martins (SC) def. #63 Tatiana Makarova/Jayci Goldsmith (TAMU) 6-3
2. #55 Renee McBryde/Katya Townsend (TAMU) def. Rachel Rohrabacher/Paige Cline (SC) 6-3
3. Kennedy Wicker/Megan Davies (SC) def. #67 Riley McQuaid/Lucia Quiterio (TAMU) 6-4
Match Notes:
South Carolina 13-3, 8-1; National ranking #4
Texas A&M 18-4, 6-3; National ranking #12
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (1,4,5)

 

Texas A&M remained undefeated in the SEC with a 5-2 win in a match that was clinched at 4-0. The Aggies won the doubles point with wins at No.1 and No. 3 and then Hady Habib, Valentin Vacherot, and Barnaby Smith won in straight sets at No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4. 

"Tonight we got a really tough road win against a very good South Carolina team," Texas A&M head coach Steve Denton said. "Our guys were very focused from the start and showed a lot of maturity. We are very proud of the whole team with how they competed in a tough environment. We are starting to become a pretty good team."

"At spots we were good, at other spots we weren't very good and didn't put ourselves in a good spot to win the match today," said South Carolina head coach Josh Goffi. "Our level is good but there's been some moments in matches where we're fumbling, but that's expected with a young group like this. Today, we just had a few too many slip ups that Texas A&M took advantage of."

#7 Texas A&M 5, #18 South Carolina 2
Mar 29, 2019 at Columbia, S.C. (Carolina Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #5 Paul Jubb (SC) def. #77 Juan Carlos Aguilar (TAMU) 6-3, 7-5
2. #62 Hady Habib (TAMU) def. #93 Daniel Rodrigues (SC) 6-3, 6-4
3. #32 Valentin Vacherot (TAMU) def. Raphael Lambling (SC) 6-3, 6-3
4. #76 Barnaby Smith (TAMU) def. Joseph Brailovsky (SC) 6-1, 6-1
5. Beau Pelletier (SC) def. Noah Schachter (TAMU) 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-2)
6. Guido Marson (TAMU) def. Thomas Brown (SC) 6-7 (9-11), 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)
Doubles competition
1. #23 Juan Carlos Aguilar/Barnaby Smith (TAMU) def. #63 Paul Jubb/Raphael Lambling (SC) 6-2
2. Joseph Brailovsky/Jake Beasley (SC) def. Kevin Lam/Hady Habib (TAMU) 6-4
3. Noah Schachter/Valentin Vacherot (TAMU) def. Beau Pelletier/Daniel Rodrigues (SC) 6-4
Match Notes:
Texas A&M 17-3, 7-0; National ranking #7
South Carolina 13-6, 3-5; National ranking #18
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,3,2,1,5,6)
Official: Lee Ward

 

Other Notable Men's Results

Louisville picked up its first conference win of the season with a 4-0 upset over #22 Miami. The Cardinals claimed the doubles point and added wins from Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff, Brandon Lancaster, and Fabien Salle. 

"We've played some of the top ACC schools on the road lately, and taking our lumps and this team didn't give up," said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. "It was just like excitement, built up frustration and all of that emotion all came out at the end of the match. That's how we feel, we feel happy, relieved, satisfied and we haven't really lightened up practice. We've made it more intense and that's kind of risky at the end of the season but these guys really responded."

"Credit to Louisville. They beat us today," Miami head coach Aljosa Piric said. "It is very difficult to go on the road in the ACC and win matches because home court is such a big advantage in this conference and our guys did not adapt fast enough to indoor conditions. It was faster than usual, it was loud and it was crowded, and it took our guys a little too long to get going. By the time we did, we had dug ourselves a hole that we couldn't quite climb out of.

"But that's the ACC; every team is tough, especially at home and we have got to learn from this loss, like any other loss and continue to improve and get better and advance our program," Piric continued. "We have a couple days off and then we are going to get back to work on Monday and prepare for two more tough matches against Virginia Tech and [fifth-ranked] Virginia."

Louisville 4, #22 Miami 0
3/29/2019 at Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
Singles Results
1. C. Morin-Kougoucheff (LOU) def. #27 Adria Soriano Barrera (UM) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
2. Brandon Lancaster (LOU) def. Francisco Bastias (UM) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
3. Sergio Hernandez (LOU) vs. Dane Dunlap (UM) 6-3, 0-6, 5-5, unfinished
4. Fabien Salle (LOU) def. #81 Bojan Jankulovski (UM) 6-3, 6-2
5. Federico Gomez (LOU) vs. Franco Aubone (UM) 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 1-0, unfinished
6. Clement Filho (LOU) vs. W. Grattan-Smith (UM) 1-6, 6-1, 2-3, unfinished
Doubles Results
1. C. Morin-Kougoucheff/Fabien Salle (LOU-MT) def. A. Soriano Barrera/Tatsuki Shimamoto (UM) 6-4
2. Federico Gomez/Alex Wesbrooks (LOU-MT) def. Dane Dunlap/Stephen Madonia (UM) 6-4
3. Franco Aubone/Francisco Bastias (UM) def. Fredrik Moe/Brandon Lancaster (LOU-MT) 6-2
Match Notes:
University of Miami 15-5 (6-1); National ranking #22
Louisville Men's Tennis 12-8 (1-5)
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,1,2)

 

Fifth-ranked Virginia avoided a big upset at home by pulling out a 4-2 win over Duke. The Cavs won the doubles point but the Blue Devils countered with straight set wins from Robert Levine and Vincent Lin at No. 5 and No. 6 to go up 2-1. The other four matches went the distance with UVA's Carl Soderlund, Henrik Wiersholm, and Gianni Ross winning at No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 while Brandon Nakashima led 5-3 in the third at No. 1. 

"Credit to Duke for a great match," said Virginia head coach Andres Pedroso. "I thought they competed really hard and I thought they played really well. Our guys fought until the end, stayed the course and stayed composed, which is what we've done all year. I have to be proud of the team for that."

“I am proud of my guys,” said Duke head coach Ramsey Smith. “It was a great college tennis match and we played and competed very well. I was impressed with how quickly we bounced back from losing the doubles point with strong wins from Bob and Vinny. It came down to dogfights on the top four courts and we just came up a little short at the end.”

#5 Virginia 4, Duke 2
3/29/2019 at Charlottesville, Va. (Snyder Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #63 Brandon Nakashima (VA) vs. #75 Nick Stachowiak (DU) 7-5, 5-7, 5-3, unfinished
2. #11 Carl Soderlund (VA) def. Spencer Furman (DU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
3. Henrik Wiersholm (VA) def. Catalin Mateas (DU) 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4
4. Gianni Ross (VA) def. Sean Sculley (DU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
5. Robert Levine (DU) def. Aswin Lizen (VA) 6-1, 7-5
6. Vincent Lin (DU) def. William Woodall (VA) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. #64 Henrik Wiersholm/Brandon Nakashima (VA) def. Nick Stachowiak/Jason Lapidus (DU) 6-2
2. Carl Soderlund/Matthew Lord (VA) vs. Catalin Mateas/Sean Sculley (DU) 6-6 (4-2), unfinished
3. Gianni Ross/Aswin Lizen (VA) def. Robert Levine/Spencer Furman (DU) 7-5
Match Notes:
Duke 7-11, 1-6 ACC
Virginia 15-3, 6-2 ACC; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (1); Singles (6,5,4,2,3)
T-3:28 A-371

 

#1 Ohio State def. Wisconsin 6-1
#2 Florida def. #32 LSU 5-2
#3 Wake Forest won at #49 Georgia Tech 4-1
#4 Texas def. #29 Texas Tech 7-0
#17 Oklahoma def. #27 Oklahoma State 6-1
#23 NC State def. #26 Florida State 4-1
#28 Georgia def. #20 Alabama 4-1
#37 Penn State def. #35 Minnesota 5-2
#43 Tulane def. #45 Tulsa 7-0
#46 Kentucky won at #30 Vanderbilt 4-3
 
Other Notable Women's Results
 
Fifth-ranked Vanderbilt got a stiff test in Lexington but prevailed over No. 22 Kentucky 4-3. The Commodores fell behind 1-0 after dropping the doubles point but they swept the top three spots in singles in straight sets to go up 3-1. Kentucky tied it up wins wins at No. 4 and No. 6 but Vandy's Carolyn Campana came back from 5-3 down in the third set to win the decider at No. 5 singles 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.
 

"Being able to clinch for my team feels amazing. I live for these moments," said Campana. "To have my teammates rooting me on, especially during the third set and knowing that they believed in me the whole time even when I was down 3-5 made it such a special moment for me. This match was really fun for me to compete in and I'm glad I could pull out a win for the team."

#5 Vanderbilt 4, #22 Kentucky 3
Mar 29, 2019 at Lexington, Kentucky (Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #6 Fernanda Contreras (VANDY) def. #35 Justina Mikulskyte (UKWTEN) 7-5, 6-2
2. #62 Georgia Drummy (VANDY) def. Lesedi Jacobs (UKWTEN) 6-3, 6-2
3. #13 Christina Rosca (VANDY) def. Akvile Parazinskaite (UKWTEN) 7-6, 7-5
4. Tiphanie Fiquet (UKWTEN) def. #53 Amanda Meyer (VANDY) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
5. Carolyn Campana (VANDY) def. Diana Tkachenko (UKWTEN) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
6. Anastasia Tkachenko (UKWTEN) def. Summer Dvorak (VANDY) 7-6, 6-3
Doubles Competition
1. Emma Kurtz/Emily Smith (VANDY) vs. #14 Justina Mikulskyte/Akvile Parazinskaite (UKWTEN) 5-5
2. Tiphanie Fiquet/Diana Tkachenko (UKWTEN) def. #49 Georgia Drummy/Christina Rosca (VANDY) 6-4
3. Lesedi Jacobs/Anastasia Tkachenko (UKWTEN) def. #37 Summer Dvorak/Fernanda Contreras (VANDY) 6-3
Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (2,1,3,4,6,5)

 
No. 17 Kansas won a top 25 tilt in Lawrence, site of this year's Big 12 Tournament, over No. 25 Texas Tech 5-2. The Jayhawks claimed the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 and then added straight set wins from Anastasia Rychagova, Janet Koch, and Maria Toran Ribes at No. 1, No. 2, and No. 6 with Rychagova getting the clinch which made it 4-0. 
 

Kansas Head coach Todd Chapman
"Tonight we competed well in all three doubles matches and all six singles matches. Give credit to Texas Tech, as they played really well in doubles and in several singles spots. We were put in some tough positions, but kept playing hard."

#17 Kansas 5, #25 Texas Tech 2
3/29/2019 at Lawrence, Kan. (Jayhawk Tennis Center)
Singles Competition
1. #23 Anastasia Rychagova (KU) def. #48 Felicity Maltby (TTU) 6-3, 6-2
2. #101 Janet Koch (KU) def. Francesca Sella (TTU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Kennedy Bridgforth (TTU) def. Plobrung Plipuech (KU) 6-2, 3-6, 14-12
4. Anto Stoica (TTU) def. Nina Khmelnitckaia (KU) 6-4, 1-6, 10-6
5. Sonia Smagina (KU) def. Olivia Peet (TTU) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-1)
6. Maria Toran Ribes (KU) def. Lana Rush (TTU) 6-2, 6-3
Doubles Competition
1. #5 Nina Khmelnitckaia/Janet Koch (KU) def. Lana Rush/Kennedy Bridgforth (TTU) 6-2
2. #61 Anastasia Rychagova/Sonia Smagina (KU) def. Nell Miller/Felicity Maltby (TTU) 6-3
3. Olivia Peet/Reagan Collins (TTU) def. Malkia Ngounoue/Maria Toran Ribes (KU) 5-4
Match Notes:
Texas Tech 13-4; National ranking #25
Kansas Jayhawks 11-4; National ranking #17
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (2,6,1,4,3,5)
T-2:54 A-167

 

No. 20 Florida State improved to 15-4 with a 5-2 win at home over No. 14 Wake Forest. The Noles took the doubles point and clinched at 4-0 with straight set singles wins from Ana Oparenovic, Ariana Rahmanparast, and Andrea Garcia.

“We did another great job of getting the doubles point,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “We did what we needed to do but we still need to improve. We are playing with a lot of confidence and when we do that we play aggressive and that is what I like to see out of this team.”

“We got down early in a few spots in singles but did a fantastic job of hanging in it and finding our way back into them,” said Hyde. “You expect every match in the ACC to be a battle and that is what that was. I am proud of these girls for pulling off a top-15 win.”

#20 Florida State 5, #14 Wake Forest 2
March 29, 2019 at Tallahassee, Florida
Singles competition
1. #26 Carla Touly (FS) def. #32 Emma Davis (WF) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)
2. Ana Oparenovic (FS) def. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) 6-4, 6-3
3. Eliza Omirou (WF) def. Emmanuelle Salas (FS) 6-1, 2-6, 6-0
4. Saby Nihalani (WF) def. Nandini Das (FS) 6-4, 6-3
5. Ariana Rahmanparast (FS) def. Chandler Carter (WF) 6-3, 6-2
6. Andrea Garcia (FS) def. Peyton Pesavento (WF) 7-5, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Emmanuelle Salas/Ana Oparenovic (FS) def. Emma Davis/Chandler Carter (WF) 6-2
2. Carla Touly/Ariana Rahmanparast (FS) def. M.C. Meredith/Eliza Omirou (WF) 6-3
3. Alexis Franco/Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) def. Andrea Garcia/Petra Hule (FS) 6-1
Match Notes:
Wake Forest 17-4, 7-2 National ranking #14
Florida State University 15-4, 7-2; National ranking #20
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,2,6,3,4,1)

 

#1 Georgia won at #39 Alabama 4-0
#2 North Carolina won at #28 Syracuse 5-2
#6 Texas won at #30 Oklahoma 6-1
#9 Oklahoma State def. Baylor 6-1
#18 Tennessee won at #49 Auburn 4-2
#31 Florida won at #23 LSU 4-3
#33 Georgia Tech won at #42 Notre Dame 5-2
TCU won at #48 Kansas State 4-2
 
 
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