The USC men finished off a weekend sweep in the Bay Area by following up a 4-2 win over #40 Cal with a 4-1 win over #10 Stanford. The Trojans won a close doubles point with Brandon Holt and Riley Smith winning 7-5 at No. 1 while Daniel Cukierman and Tanner Smith prevailed 7-6(3) at No. 3. Stanford tied it up at 1-1 with a 6-4, 6-3 win from Timothy Sah at No. 6 but USC was in control everywhere else and would add straight set wins from Daniel Cukierman, Laurens Verboven, and Riley Smith at No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 with Verboven getting the clinch. 

The Stanford women looked like they were going to be upset at #16 USC but senior Caroline Lampl refused to lose and gutted out a third set tiebreak to secure the 4-3 Cardinal win. With the score even at 3-3, USC's Rianna Valdes served for the match on two occasions at 5-4 and 6-5 but she wouldn't come close to a match point on either occasion so off to a tiebreak they went. The tiebreak was tied at 3-3 at the changeover but Lampl would take the next 3 points to go ahead 6-3 and would go on to take it 7-4. The win was Lampl's 15th straight and it came on a day when the Cardinal needed it with Emily Arbuthnott out of the singles lineup. 

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Santa Clara Athletic Director Renee Baumgartner announced the hiring of Niall Angus as the Broncos' new men's head coach. Angus, who graduated from Texas A&M in 2013, joined the staff last year as an assistant coach. Angus replaces Derek Mills who retired after nine seasons.

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While conference play got underway in the SEC and ACC there was a non-conference battle brewing in Des Moines between #36 Drake and #33 Iowa. The two schools, separated by just 115 miles, are the only two schools in the state of Iowa that play Division 1 men's tennis so bragging rights were at stake Friday night. A boisterous crowd of close to 200, with a decent amount of black and gold, was on hand to see if Drake could make it five in a row over the Hawkeyes.

Drake got off to a good start at #3 doubles when Ben Stride and Calum MacGeoch jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Iowa's Robin Haden and Nils Hallestrand. Drake would hold on the deciding point to stretch the lead to 4-1 and then break again for 5-1. MacGeoch would serve it out from 40-30 to give Drake the 6-1 win in 24 minutes.

The match at #1 between Iowa's Lefteris Theodorou and Jake Jacoby and Drake's Ben Lott and Ben Wood would stay on serve until Iowa broke the Ben Wood serve to go up 5-3. Jacoby would serve it out at love to give Iowa the 6-3 win in 27 minutes. The clip on the left is some early action, very nice touch by Jacoby on one shot, and then the clip on the right shows Iowa breaking and then serving it out.

The doubles point would be decided at #2 between Iowa's Josh Silverstein and Dominic Patrick and Drake's Bayo Philips and Vinny Gillespie. Iowa jumped out to the early 2-1 lead when it broke the Gillespie serve on the deciding point and then Patrick held for 3-1. Iowa would break the Philips serve to go up 4-1 but Drake broke back and then Gillespie held for 3-4. Silverstein held for 5-3 and then Philips held for 4-5. Patrick would serve it out from 40-30 to give Iowa the 6-4 win in 33 minutes. Below clip shows the Philips hold followed by the Patrick hold to clinch the doubles point.

The court layout at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center has courts 1, 3, and 5 on one side of the stands and then courts 2, 4, and 6 on the other side. Drake took all three odd number first sets while Iowa swept the evens.

Drake's Ben Lott was first off the court with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Dominic Patrick at #1. Lott broke the Patrick serve to go up 3-1 in the first and then it was all holds the rest of the way. Lott would break Patrick to start the second set and would then break him again to clinch the win in 1 hour and 4 minutes. I didn't catch a clip of match point since the scoreboard was still showing 4-3 in the second but here is a clip of him serving at 4-2 in the first (left) and then winning the set 6-3 (right).

Drake's Ben Stride put the Bulldogs ahead 2-1 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Jonas Larsen at #5. Stride broke Larsen to go up 2-1 in the first and then held for 3-1. Larsen would hold and break back to even it at 3-3 but Stride would take the next three games to close out the opening set 6-3. The second set stayed on serve up until Stride broke Larsen to close it out in 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Iowa's Jake Jacoby tied the match at 2-2 with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Drake's Tom Hands at #6. Jacoby broke Hands to go up 3-1 in the first and then ran away with the set 6-1. Jacoby broke Hands to start the second set and then held for 2-0. Hands would break later in the set to even it at 4-4 but Jacoby broke again to go up 6-5. Jacoby fell behind 15-40 on his serve however he'd take the next three points to close out Hands in 1 hour and 21 minutes. The clip below shows Jacoby breaking for 6-5 and then coming back to close it out.

Iowa's Lefteris Theodorou put the Hawkeyes ahead 3-2 with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 win over Bayo Philips at #2.  Theodorou broke Philips to go up 2-1 in the first and then broke again to go up 5-2 and would hold to take the set 6-2. Theodorou looked like he'd close it out in straight sets after breaking to go up 5-4 but Philips broke at love, held at 40-30, and broke from 15-40 to take the set 7-5. The clip shows that four game sequence.

The third set stayed on serve until Theodorou broke Philips on the deciding point (left) to go up 3-2 and then a few games later it all was over with the clip on the right showing the clincher.

Roughly 14 minutes later Drake's Calum MacGeoch would even it the match at 3-3 with a 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-2 win over Robin Haden at #4. Each player held serve six times in the first set but in the tiebreak it was the receiver that won most of the points. MacGeoch was serving up 3-2 but he lost both of his points then Haden was serving up 4-3 but he lost both of his points. MacGeoch was serving up 5-4 but Haden drilled the return and then finished the point with an overhead for 5-5. MacGeoch would take the next point to go up 6-5 but Haden took the next three to take the set 7-6(6). Below are several of the points from the tiebreak.

MacGeoch jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the second and took the set 6-3 and then he cruised through the third set before closing it out 6-2 in 1 hour and 52 minutes

The last match on court was at #3 between Drake's Vinny Gillespie and Iowa's Josh Silverstein. Silverstein led 5-3 in the first set but Gillespie held and then broke on the deciding point to make it 5-5. Gillespie held and then broke again to take the set 7-5. Clip on left is Silverstein holding for 5-3 and then clip on right is Gillespie breaking for 5-5.

Silverstein rolled through the second set 6-2 but Gillespie held to start the third set and then broke to go up 2-0. Silverstein broke back, held, broke again, and then held again to go up 4-2. Things were looking good for Iowa and bleak for Drake but Gillespie would claw his way back into it.  Gillespie fell behind 0-30 on his 2-4 service game but he hit an ace on the deciding point to make it 3-4. Gillespie broke Silverstein from 30-40 to make it 4-4 and then held for 5-4. Silverstein was up 30-15 on his 4-5 service game but he lost a backbreaking point to make it 30-30 (in the clip below). Gillespie put a forehand into the net to make it 40-30 but Silverstein returned the favor with a backhand error to bring up the deciding point. Silverstein came in but mishit an overhead and Drake had won 4-3.

The clip on the left shows Gillespie holding for 3-4 and then breaking for 4-4. The clip on the right is the last few points on Silverstein's serve.

#36 Drake 4, #33 Iowa 3
Mar 04, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center-Indoors) 
Singles competition
1. Lott, Ben (DU 13.31) def. Dominic Patrick (IOWA 12.80) 6-3, 6-3
2. Lefteris Theodorou (IOWA 12.79) def. Philips, Bayo (DU 12.69) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
3. Gillespie, Vinny (DU 13.48) def. Josh Silverstein (IOWA 13.04) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
4. MacGeoch, Calum (DU 12.99) def. Robin Haden (IOWA 12.56) 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-2
5. Stride, Ben (DU 12.44) def. Jonas Larsen (IOWA 12.10) 6-3, 6-4
6. Jake Jacoby (IOWA 12.85) def. Hands, Tom (DU 12.34) 6-1, 7-5
Doubles competition
1. Lefteris Theodorou/Jake Jacoby (IOWA) def. Lott, Ben/Wood, Ben (DU) 6-3
2. Josh Silverstein/Dominic Patrick (IOWA) def. Philips, Bayo/Gillespie, Vinny (DU) 6-4
3. Stride, Ben/MacGeoch, Calum (DU) def. Robin Haden/Nils Hallestrand (IOWA) 6-1
Match Notes
Drake 9-5; National Ranking #36
Iowa 7-3; National Ranking #33
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,5,6,2,4,3)

Post-Match Quotes from Drake's recap
"Hats off to Iowa for coming in here on our home court on a rowdy Friday night with a great crowd and putting up the fight that they did. Credit to our guys for handling that pressure after falling behind and being able to steal the win in the end," Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski said.

"We had great results from Lott on court one and Stride on court five, as they neutralized that momentum from dropping the doubles point," Kozlowski said.

"Vinny has been in that positions several times and he has handled that situation better and better as the season has worn on," Kozlowski said about the decisive match point coming down to Gillespie.

Post-Match Quotes from Iowa's recap
"We started off the match really well with doubles, got up a break on number one and two doubles and we were able to carry the momentum and get that first point," said Iowa head coach Ross Wilson.

"Going into singles, we won three of the first sets," said Wilson. "Lefty ended up pulling out a match in the third set and Jake got a win in two sets. We just didn't play well in a couple spots."

"Unfortunately Josh, although he was winning, just couldn't finish," said Wilson.

"Extremely tough loss for us today. I think the home crowd really helped Drake out at the end of the match but our guys battled and that's what it's about," said Wilson.

"We've got to be able to be comfortable in this environment and pull off a couple wins with matches like this if we want to accomplish our goals this year."

#32 LSU was able to take the doubles point, which included a win from Boris Arias and Jordan Daigle over the ITA #1 team of Gordon Watson and Diego Hidalgo, but #30 Florida was just too strong in singles. The Gators picked up straight set wins from Diego Hidalgo, Elliott Orkin, Alfredo Perez, and McClain Kessler at 1, 2, 4, and 6 with Hidalgo providing the clincher.

They played the remaining matches out with LSU's Gabor Csonka and January addition Nikola Samardzic picking up wins at 3 and 5.

#30 Florida 4, #32 LSU 3
3/4/2016 at Baton Rouge, LA (LSU Tennis Complex)
Singles competition
1. #50 Diego Hidalgo (FLA 14.13) def. #42 Jordan Daigle (LSU 13.74) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
2. #22 Elliott Orkin (FLA 13.96) def. Justin Butsch (LSU 13.36) 6-3, 6-4
3. Gabor Csonka (LSU 13.36) def. #30 Chase Perez-Blanco (FLA 13.96) 6-4, 7-5
4. #77 Alfredo Perez (FLA 14.07) def. Boris Arias (LSU 13.34) 6-0, 6-3
5. Nikola Samardzic (LSU 12.21/30%) def. Gordon Watson (FLA 13.53) 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (6-1)
6. McClain Kessler (FLA 13.63) def. Andrew Korinek (LSU 12.93) 7-5, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #17 Boris Arias/Jordan Daigle (LSU) def. #1 Gordon Watson/Diego Hidalgo (FLA) 6-3
2. #32 Maxx Lipman/Elliott Orkin (FLA) vs. Tam Trinh/Justin Butsch (LSU) 5-4 unfinished
3. Gabor Csonka/Andrew Korinek (LSU) def. Josh Wardell/Alfredo Perez (FLA) 6-3
Match Notes:
Florida Gators (M) 6-3; National ranking #30
LSU 6-4; National ranking #32
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (4,2,6,1,3,5)

Post-Match Quotes from LSU's recap
"There were several momentum changes in this match, Head Coach Jeff Brown said. "Us getting a ton of momentum in the doubles, to them kind of deflating our momentum by getting the edge in a lot of first sets in singles. We played great doubles obviously, beating the No. 1 team in the nation.

"We certainly got a lot out of it today, Head Coach Jeff Brown said. "For Nick (Samardzic), it was a great rise in his level, from where he was just a week ago to where he was able to play now is very exciting.

Post-Match Quotes from Florida's recap
Head Coach Bryan Shelton - On tonight's first SEC win for the Gators... 
"I am proud of our guys for coming back strong after losing the doubles point. We got off to such a good start in singles which shifted the match back in our favor. I was happy to see Diego clinch the match for us. Alfredo played some of his best tennis tonight and Elliott and McClain just competed like Gators. 

It doesn't get easier as we travel to Texas A&M for a huge conference match. It will take a team effort to get the job done there and I wouldn't want it any other way."

In a match between two SEC programs on the rise, it was #22 Kentucky coming back from 2-0 down to defeat #27 Arkansas 5-2. The match was played indoors at Kentucky's four-court indoor facility so after Arkansas took the doubles and picked up a pair of first sets it had to be feeling good about its chances.

Ryotaro Matsumura (Pic Via Kentucky)
Arkansas took the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 and Mike Redlicki put them ahead 2-0 with a straight sets at No. 1 over William Bushamuka. Kentucky's freshman phenom, Ryotaro Matsumura, put the Wildcats on the board by running his dual-match record to 9-1 with a straight set win over  Jose Salazar at No. 2. After these two matches finished up the matches at No. 5 and No. 6 were able to get underway.

Kentucky's Nils Ellefsen evened the match at 2-2 when broke Santiago Munoz's 4-4 service game in the third set then served it out for a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win at No. 3. Moments later Enzo Wallart put Kentucky ahead 3-2 with a come from behind 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Giammarco Micolani at No. 4. Trey Yates would complete the comeback and clinch the match with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Adam Sanjurjo at No. 5.

They played it out (which it looks just about everyone is doing this season - thumbs up) with Kentucky's Charles Minc defeating Johan den Toom 6-4, 6-2 at No. 6.

I just wanted to mention how a good job Kentucky's SID has been doing with the school's recaps - they've had good details and are usually loaded with plenty of quotes - keep it up!!

#22 Kentucky 5, #27 Arkansas 2
3/4/2016 at Lexington, Ky (Boone Tennis Center-Indoors)
Singles competition
1. #82 Mike Redlicki (AR 14.01) def. #31 William Bushamuka (UK 13.98) 6-2, 6-4
2. #90 Ryotaro Matsumura (UK 14.56) def. Jose Salazar (AR 14.03) 6-2, 6-2
3. Nils Ellefsen (UK 13.60) def. Santiago Munoz (AR 12.98) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
4. Enzo Wallart (UK 12.94) def. Giammarco Micolani (AR 13.13) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
5. Trey Yates (UK 13.10) def. Adam Sanjurjo (AR 13.56) 6-4, 6-4
6. Charles Minc (UK 12.16) def. Johan den Toom (AR 12.64) 6-4, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Nils Ellefsen/William Bushamuka (UK) def. #49 Mike Redlicki/Giammarco Micolani (AR) 6-3
2. Jose Salazar/Adam Sanjurjo (AR) def. Ryotaro Matsumura/Enzo Wallart (UK) 7-5
3. Santiago Munoz/Johan den Toom (AR) def. Gus Benson/Kevin Lai (UK) 6-4
Match Notes
Arkansas 10-3 (0-1 SEC); National ranking #27
Kentucky 9-2 (1-0 SEC); National ranking #22
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,2,3,4,5,6)

Post-Match Quotes from Kentucky's recap
What a great college match tonight, assistant coach Matt Emery said. "We knew this was going to be a tough match. We have an incredible amount of respect for their coaching staff. Coach Jackson is a Hall of Fame coach so we knew they were going to fight hard.

"Trey Yates tonight proved why he is one of the toughest players in the country.  He is playing better each match, which is a testament to his work ethic. He was a stud tonight."

"This match was great for us because it proved how deep we are from top to bottom.  To lose the doubles point and lose at No. 1 singles, two places we have been really strong all season, and come back and win 5-2 is a testament to these guys' competitiveness and belief."

"It was really special seeing Charles Minc get a win and get going.  I'm proud of him for keeping his confidence after a couple of losses.  He is going to do some special things for us this year."

After a rough start to the season No. 70 New Mexico has finally started to turn things around. The Lobos picked up its third straight win, and second over a ranked opponent, by coming back from 3-2 down to defeat No. 44 BYU 4-3.

New Mexico took the doubles point and then each team won three first sets. Five of the six matches would finish in straight sets with BYU's Shane Monroe, Keaton Cullmore, and John Pearce winning at #1, #2, and #6 while New Mexico's Ricky Hernandez-Tong and Augustus Ge won at #4 and #5.

The match came down to a third set at #3 and it'd be New Mexico sophomore Jorge Escutia pulling through in the clutch with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 win over Andrey Goryachkov.

#70 New Mexico 4, #44 BYU 3
Mar 04, 2016 at Albuquerque, N.M. (McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium)
Singles competition
1. Shane Monroe (BYU 13.27) def. Hayden Sabatka (NM 12.95) 6-2, 6-3
2. Keaton Cullimore (BYU 13.53) def. Bart Van Leijsen (NM 12.86) 6-4, 7-5
3. Jorge Escutia (NM 12.49) def. Andrey Goryachkov (BYU 12.84) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
4. Ricky Hernandez-Tong (NM 12.33) def. Jacob Sullivan (BYU 12.38) 6-3, 6-4
5. Augustus Ge (NM 12.40) def. Jeremy Bourgeois (BYU 12.48) 7-5, 6-4
6. John Pearce (BYU 12.27) def. Sean Baklini (NM 12.00) 7-6, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. #16 Hayden Sabatka/Bart Van Leijsen (NM) def. Jeremy Bourgeois/Aidan Carrazedo (BYU) 6-3
2. Rodolfo Jauregui/Agustus Ge (NM) def. Keaton Cullimore/Andrey Goryachkov (BYU) 7-5
3. John Pearce/Jacob Sullivan (BYU) def. Jorge Escutia/Ricky Hernandez-Tong (NM) 6-3
Match Notes:
New Mexico 5-10; National ranking #70
BYU 11-2: National ranking #44
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,4,6,2,5,3)

Post-Match Quotes from New Mexico's recap
"Great college tennis match tonight, it usually is when New Mexico and BYU get together," said head coach Bart Scott. "BYU fought to the end and I give them a lot of credit. The doubles point proved to be huge and Augie and Rodolfo were clutch!  Then Jorge clinches another match for us.  It was a fun match and a total team effort."

Post-Match Quotes from BYU's recap
"Give credit to New Mexico," BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. "Their players made plays and put the ball in the court when they needed to. We didn't play like a team that is ranked No. 44 in the nation, but we'll lick our wounds, learn the lessons that need to be learned and put time in on the practice court."

No. 7 Wake Forest opened up ACC play against No. 34 Georgia Tech but it did so without its top two singles players with both Skander Mansouri and Petros Chrysochos playing in the Davis Cup. Despite their absence Wake was still able to win the doubles point and then it got straight set wins from Romain Bogaerts, Maksim Kan, and Christian Seraphim at No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 with Bogaerts clinching the match at No. 2.

Georgia Tech picked up wins from Chris Eubanks and Daniel Yun at No. 1 and No. 6 while Wake's Dennis Uspensky won in a third set supertiebreak at No. 3.

#7 Wake Forest 5, #34 Georgia Tech 2
Mar 04, 2016 at Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Complex) 
Singles competition
1. #12 Christopher Eubanks (GT 13.94) def. Jon Ho (WF 14.00) 7-5, 6-4
2. #113 Romain Bogaerts (WF 13.96) def. Carlos Benito (GT 13.22) 6-3, 7-5
3. Dennis Uspensky (WF 13.48) def. Andrew Li (GT 13.32) 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)
4. Christian Seraphim (WF 13.58) def. Cole Fiegel (GT 13.19) 6-1, 6-2
5. Maksim Kan (WF 13.22) def. Michael Kay (GT 13.25) 6-3, 6-3
6. Daniel Yun (GT 12.59) def. Keivon Tabrizi (WF 13.08) 7-6 (11-9), 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Romain Bogaerts/Dennis Uspensky (WF) def. #41 Casey Kay/Michael Kay (GT) 7-5
2. Jon Ho/Christian Seraphim (WF) def. Carlos Benito/Christopher Eubanks (GT) 6-3
3. Andrew Li/Nathan Rakitt (GT) def. Keivon Tabrizi/Maksim Kan (WF) 6-4
Match Notes
Georgia Tech 7-4 (0-1 ACC); National ranking #34
Wake Forest 13-3 (1-0 ACC); National ranking #7
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,5,1,2,6,3)
T-2:40 A-198

Post-Match Quotes from GT's recap
"We played well at No. 3 doubles. We played one very bad game at No. 2 doubles and their team served well from there, said Tech coach Kenny Thorne. "And at No. 1 we played returned much better than in past matches but didn't serve quite as well. Credit to Wake for playing a good doubles point.

"In singles, we went down early and fought back but couldn't fully recover, said Thorne. "One big positive was Daniel Yun playing strong at number 6. He has been playing well, and he showed he can win at a high level.

Other Friday Results:
#21 Oregon def. Minnesota 6-1 - Oregon recap
#49 Alabama def. #72 South Carolina 5-2 - Alabama recap
#8 Texas A&M def. #66 Auburn 6-1 - aTm recap
#16 Georgia def. #50 Mississippi State 5-2 - Georgia recap
#26 Ole Miss def. #64 Tennessee 5-2 - Ole Miss recap
#47 Florida State def. Clemson 7-0 - FSU recap (five 3rd sets)
#1 North Carolina def. #54 Vanderbilt 7-0 - UNC recap (five 3rd sets)
#2 Virginia def. Louisville 7-0 - Virginia recap
#53 Virginia Tech def. #40 NC State 6-1 - VT recap
#15 Texas def. UTSA 5-0 - Texas recap
#15 Texas def. Louisiana Lafayette 4-0 - Texas recap
#46 UC Santa Barbara def. Sacramento State 7-0 - UCSB recap
#75 Cal Poly def. San Francisco 4-3 - Cal Poly recap
#38 Princeton def. #58 Indiana 6-1 - Princeton recap
#48 Denver def. Utah 5-1 - Denver recap
SMU def. Wichita State 4-1 - SMU recap
Texas A&M Corpus Christi def. South Alabama 4-0 - A&M CC recap
Southern Miss def. DePaul 4-3 - USM recap
Southern Miss def. Texas A&M Corpus Christi 4-3 USM recap

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There were actually four ranked versus ranked matches on Thursday with the higher ranked team winning three of the four.

No. 4 Virginia went to Tulsa, the site of this year's NCAA Championships, and rolled over No. 26 Tulsa 6-1. Virginia won a pretty tight doubles point by breaking Tulsa's 5-6 service game at No. 3 to claim the point.  Ryan Shane, Collin Altamirano, Mac Styslinger, and Henrik Wiersholm won in straight sets for Virginia at 1, 2, 5, and 6 while Thai-Son Kwiatkowski won a three-set battle over Dylan McCloskey at 3. Tulsa's Juan Matias Gonzalez earned the lone point for the Golden Hurricane with a straight set win at No. 4.

No. 4 Virginia 6, No. 26 Tulsa 1
March 10, 2016 at Tulsa, Oklahoma (Michael D. Case Tennis Center)
Singles Competition
1. #14 Ryan Shane (UVA 14.67) def. #39 Or Ram-Harel (Tulsa 13.74) 6-3, 6-3
2. #47 Collin Altamirano (UVA 14.19) def. Carlos Bautista (Tulsa 13.43) 6-4, 6-4
3. #3 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (UVA 14.69) def. Dylan McCloskey (Tulsa 12.80) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
4. Juan Matias Gonzalez (Tulsa 13.38) def. #116 J.C. Aragone (UVA 13.95) 6-2, 6-4
5. Mac Styslinger (UVA 13.79) def. Majed Kilani (Tulsa 13.71) 6-1, 6-4
6. Henrik Wiersholm (UVA 14.40) def. Dominic Bechard (Tulsa 12.42) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles Competition
1. #6 Shane/Corinteli (UVA) def. Kirby/McCloskey (Tulsa) 6-4
2. Ram-Harel/Gonzalez (Tulsa) def. No. 7 Kwiatkowski/Styslinger (UVA) 6-4
3. Aragone/Altamirano (UVA) def. Bechard/Bautista (Tulsa) 7-5
Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,5,1,4,3,2)
Records: Tulsa 7-6; National ranking #26
Virginia 11-2; National ranking #4

Quote from UVA's recap
"I was pleased with our performance tonight against an extremely-competitive Tulsa team," said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. "I was particularly pleased with the performances of Mac Styslinger and Henrik Wiersholm. They really stepped up tonight in singles which created tremendous momentum. This team keeps improving with each match. Now we will focus on getting ready to play Oklahoma on Saturday."

UCLA played without its No. 1 Mackenzie McDonald, due to him getting a main draw wild card in Indian Wells, but the Bruins still had more than enough to shutout No. 55 BYU 7-0.

The Bruins took the doubles point with wins at 1 and 3 then won five of six singles matches in straight sets with Ryoto Tachi winning the final match at No. 6 in three-sets. Below is the clincher from Karue Sell which officially gave the Bruins the win:

#6 UCLA 7, #55 BYU 0
Mar 10, 2016 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center) 
Doubles competition
1. Di Giulio/Sell (UCLA) def. Bourgeois/Carrazedo (BYU) 6-3
2. Cressy/Redlicki (UCLA) vs. Pearce/Sullivan (BYU) 5-6, unfinished
3. Brymer/Rapp (UCLA) def. Cullimore/Goryachkov (BYU) 6-3
Singles competition
1. #57 Martin Redlicki (UCLA 13.88) def. Shane Monroe (BYU 13.36) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
2. #72 Gage Brymer (UCLA 14.03) def. Keaton Cullimore (BYU 13.58) 7-5, 6-2
3. #93 Karue Sell (UCLA 14.41) def. Andrey Goryachkov (BYU 12.94) 6-2, 6-4
4. Logan Staggs (UCLA 13.35) def. John Pearce (BYU 12.38) 6-1, 6-2
5. Joseph Di Giulio (UCLA 13.50) def. Jeremy Bourgeois (BYU 12.52) 6-1, 6-3
6. Ryoto Tachi (UCLA 13.18) def. Aidan Carrazedo (BYU 12.17) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
Match Notes
BYU 11-3; National ranking #55
UCLA 11-2; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (4,5,3,1,2,6)

Quote from BYU's recap
"UCLA is one of the best teams in the country," BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. "It's always a difficult transition to go from Provo to Los Angeles, but overall, I was pleased with our performance. We competed well and had the right mindset, especially in our doubles play. Some matches were closer than others, but I thought all of our players went out with a great mentality today."


No. 69 South Carolina dropped its first two SEC matches last weekend but it moved into the win column on Thursday with a 5-2 road win at No. 56 Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt took the doubles point with wins at 1 and 3 and then the Commodores took three of five first sets in singles (5-court indoor facility) but they'd have trouble closing those out.

South Carolina's Gabriel Friedrich tied the match at 1 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Daniel Valent at No. 1 and then Thomas Mayronne put the Gamecocks ahead 2-1 with a 6-3, 7-6 win over Baker Newman at No. 4. Vandy's Kris Yee tied the match at 2 with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Yancy Dennis at No. 5 but that'd be the last set that the VU would win.

Andrew Schafer came from behind to beat Cameron Klinger 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 and Harrison O'Keefe clinched the Gamecocks win with a 6-7, 6-3, 7-5 win over Rhys Johnson at No. 3. The final match at No. 6, which didn't start until the match at No. 1 finished, was declared a South Carolina win with Sam Swank leading 5-0 in the first set.

South Carolina also picked up another win earlier in the day when it beat Murray State 6-1. 

#69 South Carolina 5, #56 Vanderbilt 2
Mar 10, 2016 at Nashville, Tenn (Currey Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. Gabriel Friedrich (SC 13.85) def. #54 Daniel Valent (VU 14.04) 6-4, 6-3
2. Andrew Schafer (SC 13.09) def. Cameron Klinger (VU 13.87) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
3. Harrison O'Keefe (SC 13.69) def. Rhys Johnson (VU 13.08) 6-7(4), 6-3, 7-5
4. Thomas Mayronne (SC 13.54) def. Baker Newman (VU 13.50) 6-3, 7-6(3)
5. Kris Yee (VU 13.08) def. Yancy Dennis (SC 12.44) 6-4, 7-5
6. Sam Swank (SC 12.77) def. Pen Binet (VU 12.90) 5-0, ret.
Doubles competition
1. Rhys Johnson/Cameron Klinger (VU) def. #51 Alex Fennell/Harrison O'Keefe (SC) 6-3
2. Gabriel Friedrich/Sam Swank (SC) def. #76 Pen Binet/Daniel Valent (VU) 4-3 unf.
3. Baker Newman/Tate Allwardt (VU) def. Thomas Mayronne/Yancy Dennis (SC) 6-1
Match Notes:
South Carolina 9-8; National ranking #69
Vanderbilt 8-7; National ranking #56
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,4,5,2,3,6)

Post-Match Quote from SC's recap
"Vanderbilt is a tough, well-coached team, and they didn't give us anything at all. They made us earn everything we got today. Every one of our guys had to dig real deep, and that's exactly what this team needed to start believing in all of the hard worked they've put in. I couldn't be more proud of the boys today." - head coach Josh Goffi

No. 29 San Diego had a successful day as it swept a doubleheader over No. 70 Penn and Arizona. San Diego took the doubles point in both matches and then picked up more than enough singles matches to get the wins. Jaan Kononov got the game ball for winning both of his matches.

#29 San Diego 5, #70 Penn 2 
March 10, 2016 at San Diego, California (Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. No. 29 Uros Petronijevic (USD) def. Kyle Mautner (PENN) 6-3, 6-2 
2. No. 58 Jordan Angus (USD) def. Vim De Alwis (PENN) 6-3, 6-2
3. Filip Vittek (USD) def. Josh Pompan (PENN) 6-0, 6-1
4. Matt Nardella (PENN) def. Joshua Page (USD) 6-3, 2-6, 4-0 retired
5. Blaine Willenborg (PENN) def. Alexandros Araouzos (USD) 3-6, 6-3, 10-6
6. Jaan Kononov (USD) def. Ismael Lahlou (PENN) 6-1, 7-5
Doubles competition
1. Uros Petronijevic/Filip Vittek (USD) def. Austin Kaplan/Nicholai Westergaard (PENN) 6-2
2. Jordan Angus/Josh Page (USD) def. Gabriel Rapoport/Thomas Spratt (PENN) 6-2
3. Romain Kalaydjian/Alexandros Araouzos (USD) v. B Willenborg/Vim De Alwis (PENN) 4-4 unf
Match Notes:
San Diego 8-5; National ranking #29
Penn 5-10; National ranking #70
Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (3,2,1*,4,5,6)

#29 San Diego 6, Arizona 1
March 10, 2016 at San Diego, California (Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. No. 96 Naoki Takeda (ARIZ) def. No. 29 Uros Petronijevic (USD) 7-5, 3-4 retired
2. No. 58 Jordan Angus (USD) def. Jason Jaruvang (ARIZ) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
3. Filip Vittek (USD) def. Will Kneale (ARIZ) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
4. No. 118 Romain Kalaydjian def. Harry Busby (ARIZ) 6-3, 6-1
5. Jaan Kononv (USD) def. Oliver Plaskett (ARIZ) 6-3, 6-2
6. Alex Aarouzos (USD) def. Trent Botha (ARIZ) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Uros Petronijevic/Filip Vittek (USD) def. Oliver Plaskett/Will Kneale (ARIZ) 6-4
2. Jordan Angus/Josh Page (USD) def. Naoki Takeda/Will Adkinsson (ARIZ) 6-3
3. Romain Kalaydjian/ Alexandros Araouzos (USD) v. J Jaruvang/S Kasahara (ARIZ) 5-4 unf
Match Notes:
San Diego 9-5; National ranking #29
Arizona 8-9;
Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (4,5,3*,1,6,2)

Post-Match Quote from AZ's recap
"Great effort today despite the loss, said head coach Tad Berkowitz. "It's nice to have Naoki back in the lineup and he picked up a great win over a very strong player.

There are several schools that are entering spring break and while some are taking time off others are traveling for out of conference matches. South Florida is hosting the USF Spring Break Tournament with No. 23 Penn State, No. 65 UNC Wilmington, No. 75 Florida Gulf Coast, and Troy coming to town to play multiple matches over the next three days.

There are only two matches this weekend matching up teams inside the top 15 with both taking place on Saturday. Last year's NCAA Championship match participants, No. 4 Virginia and No. 13 Oklahoma, will meet in a neutral site match in Tulsa. Oklahoma is looking to rebound after a tough loss to Ohio State while Virginia got acclimated to the surroundings on Thursday by winning outdoors at Tulsa.

The other top 15 matchup takes place on Saturday in Evanston as No. 11 Northwestern tries to avenge an early-season 4-0 loss at No. 8 Illinois. Northwestern hasn't beat Illinois since 1997 so to say they'd be thrilled with a win over the Illini would be a huge understatement. Northwestern's best route to a win will probably be the doubles point, one of the top three, and two of the bottom three.

There are three several good SEC matches on Friday with the best ones being No. 32 Arkansas hosting No 7 Texas A&M and No. 44 Mississippi State hosting No. 12 Kentucky. Both Arkansas and Mississippi State are up and coming team so I wouldn't be surprised to see one of them score an upset.

No. 1 North Carolina, who has been kind of quiet since winning the NTIs, goes to Florida for the weekend to play No. 51 Florida State and No. 75 Miami (FL).

I think there's a really interesting match on Saturday in Ann Arbor as No. 24 Michigan welcomes in No. 31 Columbia. Both teams would like to find a way to get in the top 16 by the end of the season, to host a NCAA regional, and winning a match like this would go a ways towards achieving that goal.

No. 26 Tulsa welcomes in No. 15 USC on Saturday afternoon. It was a little over a year ago that Tulsa pulled off one of the biggest stunners in recent memory when it went to LA and beat No. 1 USC 4-3. USC did beat Tulsa a few weeks later in Indian Wells but you have to figure the loss will still be used as extra motivation for this encounter.

Follow everything at the below live scoring links.

Friday, March 11th
#23 Penn State vs. #65 UNC Wilmington (Tampa) - 10am est - Penn State Twitter
IUPUI at Louisville - 10am est - Live Scoring
#38 Notre Dame at Clemson - 11am est - Live Scoring
#58 Pacific vs. Hawaii (Albuquerque) - 11am est/9am mst - Pacific Twitter
#71 Utah State vs. New Mexico State (Albuquerque) - 11am est/9am mst - USU Twitter
#54 Middle Tennessee State at Florida Atlantic - 1pm est - MTSU Twitter
Santa Clara vs. Grand Canyon (Albuquerque) - 2pm est/12pm mst - Santa Clara Twitter
San Francisco at #63 New Mexico - 2pm est/12pm mst - New Mexico Twitter
#66 Duke at #74 Miami FL - 2:30pm est - Live Scoring/ESPN3
#75 Florida Gulf Coast vs. Troy (Tampa) - 2:30pm est - FGCU Twitter
#67 East Tennessee State at Central Florida - 3:30pm est - ETSU Twitter
UNLV at #52 UC Santa Barbara - 4pm est/1pm pst - UCSB Twitter
UC Riverside at Loyola Marymount - 4pm est/1pm pst - Live Scoring & Video
#7 Texas A&M at #32 Arkansas - 4pm est/3pm cst - Live Scoring
#42 Georgia Tech at Louisville - 4pm est - Live Scoring
Boston College at #9 Wake Forest - 4pm est - Live Scoring/Video & WF Blog
#70 Penn at San Diego State - 5pm est/2pm pst - Penn Twitter
#1 North Carolina at #51 Florida State - 5pm est - Live Scoring
#64 Auburn at #25 Florida - 5pm est - Live Scoring & Video
#72 Tennessee at #50 Alabama - 6pm est/5pm cst - Live Scoring
#43 LSU at #22 Ole Miss - 6pm est/5pm cst - Live Scoring & Rebel Blog
Gonzaga at #35 Washington - 6pm est/3pm pst - Live Scoring/Video
Brown at #36 Drake - 7pm est/6pm cst - Live Scoring
Nebraska at #47 Iowa - 7pm est/6pm cst - Live Scoring

USF Spring Break Tournament - #16 South Florida, #23 Penn State, #65 UNC Wilmington, #75 Florida Gulf Coast, Troy

Saturday, March 12th
#23 Penn State at #16 South Florida - 10am est - Live Scoring
#31 Columbia at #24 Michigan - 11am est - Live Scoring/Video
Oral Roberts at Wichita State - 11am est/10am cst - Live Scoring
#12 Kentucky at #44 Mississippi State - 11am est/10am cst - Live Scoring
Tennessee Tech at #1 Georgia Gwinnett (NAIA) - 12pm est - Video
New Orleans at #33 Rice - 12pm est/11am cst - Live Scoring/Video
#15 USC at #26 Tulsa - 12pm est/10am cst - Live Scoring/Video
#8 Illinois at #11 Northwestern - 1pm est/12pm cst - Live Scoring & Video $
Louisiana-Lafayette at #59 Georgia State - 1pm est - Live Scoring
#65 UNC Wilmington vs Troy (Tampa) - 2pm est - UNCW Twitter
#49 Wisconsin vs. Brown (Des Moines) - 2pm est/1pm cst - Wisconsin Twitter
Fresno State at #20 Oregon - 2pm est/11am pst - Live Scoring/Video
Air Force at Stetson - 2pm est - Live Scoring
Arizona at San Diego State - 3pm est/12pm pst - Arizona Twitter
Michigan State at Boise State - 3:30pm est/1:30pm mst - Live Scoring
#4 Virginia vs. #13 Oklahoma (Tulsa) - 4pm est/3pm cst - Live Scoring/Video
UT Rio Grande Valley at #33 Rice - 6pm est/5pm cst - Live Scoring/Video
Toledo at #24 Michigan - 6pm est - Live Scoring/Video
Detroit at #11 Northwestern - 7:30pm est/6:30pm cst - Live Scoring & Video $

Sunday, March 13th
#65 UNC Wilmington at #16 South Florida - 9am est - Live Scoring
Air Force vs. Army (Orlando) - 10am est - Air Force Live Stream (click away)
#47 Iowa at #5 Oklahoma State - 11am est/10am cst - Live Scoring & Video
#49 Wisconsin at #36 Drake - 12pm est/11am cst - Live Scoring
#66 Duke at #51 Florida State - 12pm est - Live Scoring
#42 Georgia Tech at #27 NC State - 12pm est - Live Scoring & Video
#1 North Carolina at #74 Miami FL - 12pm est - Live Scoring/ESPN3
#39 Virginia Tech at Boston College - 12pm est - VT Twitter
#38 Notre Dame at #9 Wake Forest - 12pm est - Live Scoring/Video & WF Blog
Clemson at Louisville - 1pm est - Live Scoring
Prairie View A&M at #37 SMU 1pm est/12pm cst   Live Scoring
#17 Georgia vs. #56 Vanderbilt - 1pm est/12pm cst - Live Scoring
#12 Kentucky at #50 Alabama - 2pm est/1pm cst - Live Scoring
#7 Texas A&M at #22 Ole Miss - 2pm est/1pm cst - Live Scoring & Rebel Blog
#72 Tennessee at #44 Mississippi State - 2pm est/1pm cst - Live Scoring
#43 LSU at #32 Arkansas - 2pm est/1pm cst - Live Scoring
Troy at #16 South Florida - 3:30pm est - Live Scoring
Lamar at #5 Oklahoma State - 4pm est/3pm cst - Live Scoring & Video
#45 Purdue at #14 Cal (Burlingame) - 2:30pm est/11:30am pst - Cal Twitter
#19 Texas at #29 San Diego - 3pm est/12pm pst - Live Scoring
Morehead State at #9 Wake Forest - 5pm est - Live Scoring/Video & WF Blog
Ball State at #56 Vanderbilt - 5pm est/4pm cst - Live Scoring
Northern Colorado at #37 SMU 5:30pm est/4:30pm cst   Live Scoring
The Citadel at #50 Alabama - 6pm est/5pm cst - Live Scoring
Northern Kentucky at Louisville - 6pm est - Live Scoring
#47 Iowa vs. Lamar (Stillwater) - 8pm est/7pm cst - Iowa Twitter & Video

Monday, March 14th
Prairie View A&M at #18 Baylor  2pm est/1pm cst   Live Scoring/Live Blog/Live Video
#10 Texas Tech vs. Indiana (San Diego) - 3pm est/12pm pst - Texas Tech/Indiana Twitter
Prairie View A&M at #18 Baylor  5pm est/4pm cst   Live Scoring/Live Blog/Live Video
Prairie View A&M at #18 Baylor  8pm est/7pm cst   Live Scoring/Live Blog/Live Video
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The hits keep on coming and on today's playlists we heard the 1966 classic Mustang Sally after No. 36 SMU ran all over No. 5 Oklahoma State 4-0.

SMU jumped out to the early 1-0 lead after taking the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 and then the Mustangs claimed four opening sets in singles. SMU's Nate Lammons made it 2-0 with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Julian Cash at No. 1 and then Hunter Johnson put the Mustangs a point away from clinching with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Arjun Kadhe at No. 2. Redshirt junior Tony Russell would bring it home for SMU with a 7-6, 6-3 upset win over Lukas Finzelberg at No. 5.

Note: Russell's win over Finzelberg was also a Universal Tennis Rating upset with Russell's UTR 1.40 lower than Finzelberg's.

This was SMU's first win over a top 5 opponent since defeated No. 4 TCU back in April 2001. 

#36 SMU 4, #5 Oklahoma State 0
Mar 26, 2016 at Stillwater, Okla. (Greenwood Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #115 Nate Lammons (SMU 13.92) def. #48 Julian Cash (OKST 13.80) 7-5, 6-3
2. #73 Hunter Johnson (SMU 13.51) def. #121 Arjun Kadhe (OKST 14.05) 6-4, 6-3
3. Lucas Gerch (OKST 13.72) vs. Samm Butler (SMU 13.57) 7-5, 2-3, unfinished
4. Tristan Meraut (OKST 13.53) vs. Ronald Slobodchikov (SMU 13.49) 7-6 (7-5), 1-4, unfinished
5. Tony Russell (SMU 12.43) def. Lukas Finzelberg (OKST 13.83) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
6. Yates Johnson (SMU 13.13) vs. Jurence Mendoza (OKST 13.28) 6-4, 6-5, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. #25 Hunter Johnson/Yates Johnson (SMU) def. #9 Julian Cash/Arjun Kadhe (OKST) 6-1
2. Lucas Gerch/Tristan Meraut (OKST) vs. Nate Lammons/Markus Kerner (SMU) 4-4, unfinished
3. Ronald Slobodchikov/Tony Russell (SMU) def. Jurence Mendoza/Lukas Finzelberg (OKST) 6-3
Match Notes
SMU 17-5; National ranking #36
Oklahoma State 15-2; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (1,2,5)

Post-Match Quotes from SMU's recap
"A tremendous win against a top five team in Oklahoma State, I'm very proud of guys performance especially beating a team who only lost one other time before today's match," said Head Coach Carl Neufeld.

"This win gives us a lot of confidence as the season progresses and hopefully we can parlay that into the final month of the season and postseason play," Neufeld said.

Last weekend Boise State lost a 4-3 heartbreaker to Utah State but this week they've won a pair of 4-3 matches on the road with today's victim being No. 67 Cal Poly.  Cal Poly took the doubles point by winning the deciding match at No. 3 doubles in a tiebreak but Boise State was the stronger team in singles.

Boise State took four opening sets in singles and they'd ultimately finish all four off in straight sets. Thomas Tenreiro won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2, Pedro Platzeck won 7-6, 6-2 at No. 5, Abe Hewko won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 6, and for the second match in a row it was Kyle Butters clinching the match with a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 4.

Cal Poly's Ben Donovan and Cory Pang picked up wins for the Mustangs at No. 1 and No. 3.

Boise State def. #67 Cal Poly 4-3
March 26 at San Luis Obispo, Calif. (Mustang Courts)
Doubles competition
1. Butters/Mitchell (BSU) def. Donovan/Pang (CP) 6-4
2. Auproux/Tan (CP) def. Roskilly/Tenreiro (BSU) 6-4
3. Cardiff/Enander (CP) def. Foley/Hewko (BSU) 7-6(8)
Singles competition
1. Ben Donovan (CP) def. Brian Foley (BSU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. Garrett Auproux (CP) 6-1, 6-4
3. Cory Pang (CP) def. Toby Mitchell (BSU) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)
4. Kyle Butters (BSU) def. Josh Ortlip (CP) 6-4, 6-4
5. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. Axel Damiens (CP) 7-6(2), 6-2
6. Abe Hewko (BSU) def. Karl Enander (CP) 6-4, 6-2
Match Notes
Boise State 11-8
Cal Poly 8-8; National ranking #67
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,6,5,1,4,3)

Post-Match Quotes from Boise State's recap
"You know I cannot say enough about this team, they just keep battling and giving it everything they have, said coach Greg Patton. "It is our second straight win over a nationally ranked opponent and like Wednesday's match at UCSB, it was a battle from the start. Kyle (Butters) came through for us again clinching the match for the second time this week. We are improving with each match and I can't wait to get the team home and playing in front of Bronco Nation.

Columbia, ranked No. 29, opened up its Ivy League schedule with a 4-1 road win at No. 55 Cornell. The Lions took the doubles point with 6-4 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 but the Big Red came out strong in singles.

Cornell already had first sets at 1, 5, and 6 plus Colin Sinclair and Chris Vrabel were serving for the first set at 2 and 3. Sinclair let a 5-2* lead slip away as Columbia's Victor Pham took the opening set 7-6(3). Vrabel was serving 5-4, 40-30 but Columbia's Eric Rubin came back to break, hold, and break again to take the set 7-5 at No. 3.

So after everything was all said and done each team took three first sets though only two of the six matches would finish in straight sets.

Columbia's Mike Vermeer rolled over Bernardo Casares Rosa 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 but Cornell answered with a 6-3, 6-2 win by Stefan Vinti at No. 5.

Columbia's Shawn Hadavi would put the Lions up 3-1 with a come from behind 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over David Volfson at No. 1. Hadavi opened up a 4-0 lead in the third set and was serving up 40-0 before Volfson came back to break and hold for 2-4. Hadavi would hold for 5-2 and then break to win it 6-2 in the third.

Columbia's Richard Pham would provide the clincher at No. 6 with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Karlo Lozic.

#29 Columbia 4, #55 Cornell 1
Mar 26, 2016 at Ithaca, NY (Reis Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #64 Shawn Hadavi (CLM) def. David Volfson (COR) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
2. Colin Sinclair (COR) vs. Victor Pham (CLM) 6-7(3), 6-4, unf.
3. Chris Vrabel (COR) vs. Eric Rubin (CLM) 5-7, 6-4, 2-3, unf. 
4. Mike Vermeer (CLM) def. Bernardo Casares Rosa (COR) 6-2, 6-2
5. Stefan Vinti (COR) def. Michal Rolski (CLM) 6-3, 6-2
6. Richard Pham (CLM) def. Karlo Lozic (COR) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. #28 Rolski/Vermeer (CLM) def. Casares Rosa/Vrabel (COR) 6-4
2. #15 Hadavi/Pham (CLM) def. Sinclair/Volfson (COR) 6-4
3. Dylan Brown/Vinti (COR) vs. Miguel Alda/Christopher Grant (CLM) 5-5, unf. 
Match Notes
Cornell 7-9; National ranking #55
Columbia 11-5; National ranking #29
Order of finish: Singles (4,5,1,6); Doubles (1,2)

North Carolina State, ranked No. 34, survived a strong push by Clemson before winning 4-3. The Wolfpack took the doubles point when the Saveljic brothers won the decider at No. 3 by a 7-5 score.

Five of the six singles matches finished in straight sets with Clemson getting wins from Daffra Sanon, Luke Johnson, and Christian Harris at 2, 3, and 6 while NC State picked up wins from Igor and Ivan Saveljic at 4 and 5.

The match would decided in a third set at No. 1 between NC State senior Simon Norenius and Clemson freshman Alex Favrot. Norenius jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third set and cruised to a 6-2 win.

#34 North Carolina State 4, Clemson 3
Mar 26, 2016 at Raleigh, NC (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #44 Simon Norenius (NCST) def. Alex Favrot (CU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
2. Daffra Sanon (CU) def. #85 Thomas Weigel (NCST) 6-0, 6-1
3. Luke Johnson (CU) def. #77 Nick Horton (NCST) 6-2, 7-5
4. Igor Saveljic (NCST) def. Robert Dudley (CU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Ivan Saveljic (NCST) def. Austin Ansari (CU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Christian Harris (CU) def. Shoti Meparidze (NCST) 6-4, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Luke Johnson/Alex Favrot (CU) def. Simon Norenius/Thomas Weigel (NCST) 6-4
2. Nick Horton / Shoti Meparidze (NCST) def. Austin Ansari/Arturo Pinazo (CU) 6-3
3. Igor Saveljic/Ivan Saveljic (NCST) def. Robert Dudley/Daffra Sanon (CU) 7-5
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,4,3,6,5,1)

Post-Match Quotes from Clemson's recap
"I am really proud of the way our team came right back from a tough defeat yesterday against the #1 team in the country and competed with everything they had today, Said Head Coach Chuck McCuen. "Players challenged themselves and each other last night to change the story and leave it all on the court. Can't wait to get after it when we get back to Clemson.

Texas overcome the loss of the doubles point to defeat No. 27 Tulsa 4-2. The Golden Hurricane claimed the doubles point when Majed Kilani and Carlos Bautista won 7-5 at No. 3 and then each team would take three first sets in singles.

Texas freshman Harrison Scott was the first to finish after defeating Juan Matias Gonzalez 6-0, 7-5 at No. 2. Sophomore Julian Zlobinsky made it 2-1 Horns after coming back from 3-0 down in the second to win 6-4, 6-4 win over Francois Kellerman at No. 6.

Tulsa junior Or Ram-Harel tied the match at 2-2 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over George Goldhoff at No. 1 plus Tulsa was closing in on a split at No. 3 and a win at No. 4.

Texas sophomore Adrian Ortiz had a set lead at No. 3 but he trailed Tulsa's Carlos Bautista 5-3 in the second. Ortiz would break back and force a tiebreak and then pull out the breaker 7-6(5) to put Texas ahead 3-2.

Tulsa's Majed Kilani had a 6-3, 5-3 at No. 4 but Texas freshman Rodrigo Banzer would come back to take the set 7-6(2) to force a third.

Texas senior Michael Riechmann would clinch the Texas win with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Dylan McCloskey at No. 5. Riechmann trailed 2-3 in the third before holding, breaking, and holding to go up 5-3. McCloskey held for 4-5 but Riechmann served it out to give Texas a nice win.

#19 Texas 4, #27 Tulsa 2
Mar 26, 2016 at Austin, TX (Westwood Country Club)
Doubles competition
1. Matthew Kirby/Okkie Kellerman (TU) def. #61 Michael Riechmann/Adrian Ortiz (UT), 6-3
2. George Goldhoff/Julian Zlobinsky (UT) def. Dylan McCloskey/Dominic Bechard (TU), 6-0
3. Majed Kilani/Carlos Bautista (TU) def. Harrison Scott/John Mee (UT), 7-5
Singles competition
1. #53 Or Ram-Harel (TU) def. George Goldhoff (UT), 6-4, 6-2
2. #113 Harrison Scott (UT) def. Juan Matias Gonzalez (TU), 6-0, 7-5
3. Adrian Ortiz (UT) def. Carlos Bautista (TU), 6-4, 7-6 (5)
4. Rodrigo Banzer (UT) vs. Majed Kilani (TU), 3-6, 7-6 (2), 0-0, susp. 
5. Michael Riechmann (UT) def. Dylan McCloskey (TU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. Julian Zlobinsky (UT) def. Francois Kellerman (TU), 6-4, 6-4
Match Notes:
Texas 12-6; National ranking #19
Tulsa 9-9; National ranking #27
Order of Finish: Singles (2,6,1,3,5); Doubles (2,1,3)

Post-Match Quotes from Texas's recap
Texas head coach Michael Center - On today's match: It was super hard fought. We had some opportunities. We played unbelievably at two doubles. Once again, we came up a little short in the doubles. I thought our backs were against the wall. There was a moment there in the singles where we had some first sets but were down in all the second sets. We were really trying to hang on, hang on, and all of a sudden the last 30-45 minutes, I just thought we stepped up and played really well. I was really proud of what I saw today. I thought the energy was good. It was a great effort by the team and a great win over a really good team.

Both Rice and Texas Tech went 2-0 on the day at the 58th Rice Invitational with each picking up wins over Drake and William & Mary.

#40 Rice 4, #44 Drake 0
3/26/2016 at Houston, TX (George R. Brown Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. Jamie Malik (RICE) vs. Ben Lott (DRAKW) 5-7, 4-3, unf
2. Tommy Bennett (RICE) vs. Vinny Gillespie (DRAKE) 7-5, 4-6, unf
3. Adam Gustafsson (RICE) def. Bayo Philips (DRAKE) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
4. Jake Hansen (RICE) def. Calum MacGeoch (DRAKE) 6-4, 6-2
5. David Warren (RICE) vs. Ben Stride (DRAKE) 6-4, 3-6, 1-1, unf
6. Emanuel Llamas (RICE) def. Ben Clark (DRAKE) 7-5, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. David Warren/Tommy Bennett (RICE) def. Ben Lott/Ben Wood (DRAKE) 6-2
2. Jamie Malik/Adam Gustafsson (RICE) vs. Vinny Gillespie/Calum MacGeoch (DRAKE) 5-4, unf
3. Emanuel Llamas/Jake Hansen (RICE) def. Bayo Philips/Ben Stride (DRAKE) 6-4
Match Notes
Drake 13-7; National ranking #44
Rice 15-5; National ranking #40
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (6,3)
58th Rice Invitational

#40 Rice 4, #74 William & Mary 1
3/26/2016 at Houston, Tx (George R. Brown Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. Tommy Bennett (RICE) vs. Christian Cargill (WMU) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 1-2, unfinished
2. Adam Gustafsson (RICE) def. Addison Appleby (WMU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Jake Hansen (RICE) vs. Alec Miller (WMU) 5-7, 1-5, unfinished
4. David Warren (RICE) def. Lars de Boer (WMU) 6-4, 6-2
5. Emanuel Llamas (RICE) def. Aidan Talcott (WMU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
6. Damon Niquet (WMU) def. Zach Yablon (RICE) 6-3, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Tommy Bennett/David Warren (RICE) def. Ryan Newman/Addison Appleby (WMU) 6-2
2. Scott Huang/Christian Cargill (WMU) def. Jamie Malik/Adam Gustafsson (RICE) 7-5
3. Emanuel Llamas/Jake Hansen (RICE) def. Lars de Boer/Damon Niquet (WMU) 7-5
Match Notes
William & Mary 11-5; National ranking #74
Rice 16-5; National ranking #40
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,6,4,5)
58th Rice Invitational

Post-Match Quotes from Rice's recap
"We knew there were no easy matches this year in the field and we stressed to the team the importance of coming out with great energy, because when we have done that this year, we have played our best matches," Rice head coach Efe Ustundag said. "We came out strong in the morning, but we were much flatter in the second match, and it almost cost us the doubles point." 

"That was a big win (W&M), because as it played out, it was hard to see where four points would come from in singles," Ustundag said.

"Adam was rock solid today," Ustundag said. "That's what you expect from your seniors and he delivered in both matches."

#9 Texas Tech 4, #74 William & Mary 1
03/26/16 at Houston, Texas (George R. Brown Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #14 Felipe Soares (TT) def. Christian Cargill (WM) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
2. #116 Hugo Dojas (TT) def. Addison Appleby (WM) 6-3, 6-1
3. #108 Alex Sendegeya (TT) def. Alec Miller (WM) 6-3, 6-2
4. Jolan Cailleau (TT) vs. Lars de Boer (WM) 6-1, 2-6, 2-3, unfinished
5. Connor Curry (TT) def. Aidan Talcott (WM) 6-2, 6-2
6. Bjorn Thomson (TT) vs. Damon Niquet (WM) 6-2, 6-5, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. #6 Hugo Dojas/Felipe Soares (TT) def. Ryan Newman/Addison Appleby (WM) 6-3
2. Scott Huang/Christian Cargill (WM) def. #53 Bjorn Thomson/Alex Sendegeya (TT) 6-4
3. Damon Niquet/Lars de Boer (WM) def. Connor Curry/Jolan Cailleau (TT) 6-2
Match Notes
William & Mary 11-4; National ranking #74
Texas Tech 20-2; National ranking #9
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,3,5,1)

#9 Texas Tech 4, #44 Drake 1 
03/26/16 at Houston, Texas (George R. Brown Tennis Center) 
Doubles competition
1. #6 Hugo Dojas/Felipe Soares (TTU) defeats Ben Lott/Ben Wood (DU) 6-3 
2. #53 Alex Sendegeya/Bjorn Thomson (TTU) defeats Vinny Gillespie/Calum MacGeoch (DU) 6-2 
3. Connor Curry/Carlos DiLaura (TTU) vs. Bayo Philips/Ben Stride (DU) 5-2, unfinished 
Singles competition
1. #14 Felipe Soares (TTU) defeats Benn Lott (DU) 6-3, 7-5 
2. #116 Hugo Dojas (TTU) defeats Vinny Gillespie (DU) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) 
3. Calum MacGeoch (DU) defeats #108 Alex Sendegeya (TTU) 6-0, 7-5 
4. Jolan Cailleau (TTU) vs. Bayo Philips (DU) 6-3, 6-5, unfinished 
5. Connor Curry (TTU) vs. Tom Hands (DU) 6-2, 4-6, unfinished 
6. Bjorn Thomson (TTU) defeats Ben Wood (DU) 6-1, 6-0 
Match Notes 
Texas Tech: 21-2; National ranking #9 
Drake 13-8; National ranking # 44 
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,1,3,2)

Post-Match Quotes from TT's recap
"We came out ready to play in the Drake match," Texas Tech head coach Brett Masi said. "That was our best doubles, and our best two hours of overall tennis we've had in quite some time. The top of our lineup led us, and that's a good sign. Felipe and Hugo were key all day long. We have another tough match tomorrow against Rice. We need to be ready to close out the weekend on a high note."

"It was a great all around effort in both matches today," Masi said. "No doubt that it was tough to play a doubleheader against this level of competition, but we handled it well. Doubles wasn't great against William and Mary, but we responded with a strong start in singles winning all six first sets. I'm really happy with our performance especially from Alex and Connor.

Utah State ran its record to 15-6 with a tough 4-3 win at No. 59 BYU. Utah State took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 and then the teams split first sets in singles.

Keaton Cullimore, John Pearce, and Andrey Goryachkov won for BYU at 2, 4, and 5 while Utah State got wins from Jaime Barajas, Jack Swindells, and Romai Ugarte at 1, 3, and 6.

#70 Utah State 4, #59 BYU 3
Mar 26, 2016 at Provo, UT(Indoor Tennis Courts)
Singles competition
1. Jaime Barajas (USU) def. Shane Monroe (BYU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
2. Keaton Cullimore (BYU) def. Jonas Maier (USU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Jack Swindells (USU) def. Jacob Sullivan (BYU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
4. John Pearce (BYU) def. Samuel Serrano (USU) 6-3, 6-4
5. Andrey Goryachkov (BYU) def. Luis Lopez (USU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
6. Romai Ugarte (USU) def. Aidan Carrazedo (BYU) 7-6 (7-0), 2-6, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Romai Ugarte/Luis Lopez (USU) def. John Pearce/Jacob Sullivan (BYU) 6-3
2. Jack Swindells/Jonas Maier (USU) def. Keaton Cullmore/Jeremy Bourgeois (BYU) 6-4
3. Andrey Goryachkov/Aidan Carrazedo (BYU) vs. Andrew Nakajima/Jaime Barajas (USU) 5-6, unf
Match Notes:
Utah State 15-6; National ranking #70
BYU 14-4; National ranking #59
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (4,2,3,1,5,6)
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