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The action is heating up in Charlottesville with half of the day's Round of 16 matches already in the books. The first two matches of the day didn't have a ton of suspense as #8 Ohio State ran over #4 Baylor 4-0 and #7 North Carolina overcame the loss of the doubles point to beat #14 Texas Tech 4-1.

The second set of matches though were both thrillers with #3 Texas A&M holding off hard charging #14 Columbia 4-2 and #9 UCLA coming back from 3-2 down to beat #11 Georgia 4-3.

UCLA head coach Billy Martin wasn't exactly looking forward to another match with Georgia despite the Bruins success versus them two weeks ago, "I thought there were a couple of teams we might face in the opening round but Georgia wasn't one of them and I wasn't necessarily looking forward to seeing them again. I knew Manny would have them ready for us and knew it'd be a tough match and it was."

The doubles point between UCLA and Georgia mirrored the doubles point from their previous meeting two weeks ago. UCLA's Mackenzie McDonald and Martin Redlicki beat Georgia's Austin Smith and Ben Wagland 6-3 at #1 (6-1 last meeting). The Bruin #1s broke serve to go 4-2 then held from 5-3 to seal the win.

Georgia's Paul Oosterbaan and Jan Zielinski got a 6-4 win at #2 over UCLA's Joseph Di Giulio and Karue Sell (6-4 last meeting). Oosterbaan and Zielinksi had a 4-2 lead but UCLA held and broke to even it at 4-4.  The Bulldog #2s broke back and held to take it 6-4.

The deciding match was at #3 between UCLA's Austin Rapp/Gage Brymer and Georgia's Wayne Montgomery/Emil Reinberg. Georgia broke serve to start the match but UCLA broke back and held for a 2-1 lead. They stayed on serve until UCLA broke to go up 5-3 then they served it out for a 6-3 win (7-6(2) last meeting).

"The doubles point was huge after being down an early break at #3", said UCLA head coach Billy Martin. "However once singles got underway it didn't look good for us early on."

Georgia got off to a quick start in singles with Wayne Montgomery, Austin Smith, Jan Zielinski, and Emil Reinberg taking the opening sets at #1, #2, #3, and #5 while Karue Sell and Austin Rapp took the opening sets at #4 and #6 for UCLA. I asked Billy Martin about Rapp getting the nod in singles over Joseph Di Giulio, "Austin had been practicing really well and played well in doubles both today and on Tuesday against Virginia. Joey hadn't adjusted as well to the speed of the indoor courts so I thought Austin gave us a little better chance."

Karue Sell extended UCLA's lead to 2-0 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over the big-serving Paul Oosterbaan. "Nobody on our team returns serve better than Karue, going in we liked the matchup and Karue was one of the guys I was counting on to get us a point", said Martin.

Georgia's Austin Smith cut the deficit to 2-1 when he defeated Gage Brymer 6-3, 6-3 at #2 singles and a short while later Emil Reinberg tied it at 2-2 with a back and forth 7-5, 6-4 win over Logan Staggs at #5. Staggs jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first set but Reinberg took five straight games to take the set 6-4. In the second set Reinberg went up 5-2 only to see Staggs take the next three to even it at 5-5. Reinberg would take the final two to close it out 7-5, 6-4.

Each of the three remaining matches was headed to a third set with McDonald and Redlicki getting the equalizer at #1 and #3 while Wood did the same at #6 for Georgia.

Nick Wood, in just his second dual-match of the year after returning from a wrist injury, put Georgia ahead 3-2 with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Austin Rapp at #6.

Martin Redlicki would even it at 3-3 with a wild 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over Jan Zielinski at #3. Zielinski jumped out to a 5-1* lead in the opening set before Redlicki won the next three to make it *5-4. Zielinski held to take the set 6-4 but Redlicki cruised through the second taking it 6-1. Redlicki raced out to a *5-0 lead in the third and served for the match with a three-break lead but Zielinski kept fighting. The freshman from Poland broke Redlicki twice and held twice himself to pull within 5-4. Redlicki was finally able to close the match out on his third attempt and the Bruins were now just a point away.

Martin talked about Redlicki's slow start, "Zielinski went up early and then Martin got his first serve going and got a little more aggressive. Zielinski got a little tentative in the third set but then Martin did as well and luckily he held on his third attempt to win the match."

The final match on court was at #1 between UCLA's Mackenzie McDonald and Georgia's Wayne Montgomery. Montgomery broke McDonald to take first set 7-5 but McDonald turned it around in the second set breaking Montgomery twice to take it 6-2. Montgomery held serve to the start the third set but McDonald took the next 6 to close it out 6-1 in the third.

"Give it to Mackie for coming back despite being a little rusty in that opening set. Once he got his rhythm going in the second set I knew he'd play his best in the third. Mackie kept up his conditioning during his time away from the court (wrist injury) so I wasn't worried at all about his fitness down the stretch."

Match point below via UCLA's twitter:



I asked Billy how about his thoughts on his quarterfinal opponent, Texas A&M, "We know them fairly well and feel like we have at least a chance against them. To get the first win under our belts was huge - as you progress in the tournament you start playing a little better so we're hoping to keep improving tomorrow."


Quote from UCLA's recap
"I was really proud of the guysthat doubles point ended up being huge, said UCLA head coach Billy Martin.  "Mackie [McDonald] and Martin [Redlicki] came through for us in the end.  The big turnaround was on court 3.  Martin got his first serve going and got a little more aggressive.  Luckily he held on in the third to win the match.  

Quote from Georgia's recap
"It was a very tough, heartbreaking match for our guys," head coach Manuel Diaz said. "UCLA played very well and deserves all the credit for coming back after being down. Our guys just have to keep their heads up and keep fighting. We have to get better, and I know that we will."


#9 UCLA 4, #11 Georgia 3
Feb 12, 2016 at Charlottesville, VA (Boar's Head Sports Club)
Singles competition
1. #34 Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA 15.01) def. #22 Wayne Montgomery (UGA 14.18) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
2. #40 Austin Smith (UGA 14.23) def. #80 Gage Brymer (UCLA 14.10) 6-3, 6-3
3. #37 Martin Redlicki (UCLA 13.86) def. Jan Zielinski (UGA 13.81) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
4. Karue Sell (UCLA 14.32) def. #75 Paul Oosterbaan (UGA 13.77) 6-4, 6-3
5. Emil Reinberg (UGA 13.31) def. Logan Staggs (UCLA 13.44) 6-4, 7-5
6. Nick Wood (UGA 13.64) def. Austin Rapp (UCLA 13.42) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #12 Mackenzie McDonald/Martin Redlicki (UCLA) def. #13 A. Smith/Wagland (UGA) 6-3
2. Paul Oosterbaan/Jan Zielinski (UGA) def. Joseph Di Giulio/Karue Sell (UCLA) 6-4
3. Gage Brymer/Austin Rapp (UCLA) def. Wayne Montgomery/Emil Reinberg (UGA) 6-3
Match Notes:
Georgia 3-2; National ranking #11
UCLA 6-1; National ranking #9 
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,2,6,5,3,1) 
ITA National Team Indoor First Round
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The other mid-afternoon match between #3 Texas A&M and #15 Columbia was also a battle that came down to a couple of third sets.

All three doubles courts finished with a 6-4 score with Texas A&M winning at #2 and #3 while Columbia took #1. Texas A&M's Max Lunkin and Jordi Arconada broke to go up *5-2 at #3 but Columbia's Chris Grant and Eric Rubin broke back and held for 5-4*. Lunkin/Arconada would hold on their second attempt to close it out. Texas A&M's Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant closed out the doubles point by holding serve on the deciding point to win 6-4 at #2.  On that deciding point Mike Vermeer crushed a service return at Adams's feet and Adams hit a half-volley off his frame that hit the top of the net and fell over for a winner.

The teams split opening sets with Shawn Hadavi, Mike Vermeer, and Timmy Wang getting them for Columbia at 1, 4, and 6 while Shane Vinsant, Jordi Arconada, and AJ Catanzariti took sets at 2, 3, and 5 for Texas A&M.

AJ Catanzariti extended Texas A&M's lead to 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Richard Pham at #5 but a few minutes later Mike Vermeer would put Columbia on the board after holding serve on the deciding point to win 6-2, 6-4 win over Harrison Adams at #4.

It'd be another 30 minutes before another court finished but when it did Columbia had evened the match at 2-2 after Shawn Hadavi upset #8 Arthur Rinderknech 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 at #1. Hadavi held serve to open the third set and then broke Rinderknech at love to go 2-0. After five consecutive holds, Hadavi broke Rinderknech at love to close out the win.

Shane Vinsant would put Texas A&M ahead 3-2 when he knocked off Victor Pham 6-4, 7-5 at #2. Pham led 4-2 in the first set but Vinsant won the final four games to take the opening set 6-4. Pham held on the deciding point and broke on the deciding point to go up 2-0 in the second. Pham held for 3-0 before Vinsant got an easy hold for 1-3. Vinsant broke on the deciding point to put it back on serve at 2-3 and then consolidated the break for 3-3. Vinsant broke again to go up 4-3 but Pham broke back and held to go up 5-4. Vinsant then held, broke, and held at love to close out Pham 6-4, 7-5.

Both of the remaining matches on court would go to a third set after Columbia's Eric Rubin got the split at #3 by winning the second set in a tiebreak while Texas A&M's Jackson Withrow did the same at #6. In fact both guys took the tiebreak by identical 7-4 scores.

Rubin and Texas A&M's Jordi Arconada stayed on serve in the third set until Arconada broke Rubin to go up 4-3. Arconada would hold for 5-3 and then break again to close out Rubin and send the Aggies on to the quarterfinals.

The remaining match at #6 was abandoned with Wang serving at 3-4 in the third. Wang had a chance to finish off his match in straight sets when he led Withrow 6-4, 6-6 (4-2) but he lost five straight points to drop the tiebreak 7-4.


#3 Texas A&M 4, #15 Columbia 2
Feb 12, 2016 at Charlottesville, VA (Boar's Head Sports Club)
Singles competition
1. Shawn Hadavi (COL 13.75) def. #8 Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU 14.53) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
2. #39 Shane Vinsant (TAMU 14.01) def. #108 Victor Pham (COL 13.92) 6-4, 7-5
3. Jordi Arconada (TAMU 13.81) def. #124 Eric Rubin (COL 13.75) 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3
4. Mike Vermeer (COL 13.76) def. Harrison Adams (TAMU 13.05) 6-2, 6-4
5. AJ Catanzariti (TAMU 13.44) def. Richard Pham (COL 13.13) 6-2, 6-1
6. Jackson Withrow (TAMU 13.88) vs. Timothy Wang (COL 13.34) 4-6, 7-6(4), 4-3*, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. #15 Pham, Richard/Hadavi, Shawn (COL) def. Arthur Rinderknech/Jackson Withrow (TAMU) 6-4
2. Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant (TAMU) def. Vermeer, Mike/Rolski, Michal (COL) 6-4
3. #33 Max Lunkin/Jordi Arconada (TAMU) def. Rubin, Eric/Grant, Christopher (COL) 6-4
Match Notes:
Columbia 4-1; National ranking #15
Texas A&M 10-0; National ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,4,1,2,3)
ITA National Team Indoor First Round

Post-Match Quotes from Texas A&M's recap:

Steve Denton, Texas A&M Head Coach
On the match
"As expected, I knew Columbia would play with a lot of energy against us. They are good indoor team and I thought today would play out much like it did, with a well-played tight match. Columbia played well, but give our guys a lot of credit. They started out a little slow after we won the doubles point. It looked like it took our guys a little bit of time to get acclimated to fast indoor courts. Once they started to get a feel for the courts we started to take a little control of a couple matches. Our guys really competed hard from there on out."

On Harry (Adams) and Shane (Vinsant) clinching the doubles point
"I think that kind of a win will really help their confidence moving forward. To get a win under their belt, especially with the way they won the match as Harry hit a half-volley that barely trickles over the net. Obviously we were really fortunate in that situation, but you have to feel good that maybe a little bit of luck will start going their way and will translate to more success throughout the rest of the season."

On AJ (Catanzariti) continuing to play well
"He has really been playing well with a lot of confidence, he got up early on his guy and played at a really high level from start to finish today. We are pleased with the level he been playing at the beginning of this season, he has been a rock in the lineup for us that we can really depend on to play well. It's tough not playing doubles and having to get into a singles match right away and be ready to play."

On Shane's match
"It seemed like it took Shane a little bit of time to acclimate to the match. As he got into the sets he played better and better, that really helped him close out that first set after being down a break early. Then again in the second set after going down he a break, but he was able to get back to even he really elevated his game and did a great job to close out the match. He served his best game of the match to close out the second set and win 7-5 over a good opponent.

On Jordi's clinch
"Jordi came out and won the first set then he had his chances in the second set, but his opponent played a really high level tie-breaker. Then Jordi not allowing that to rattle him shows a lot of mettle there and get back on track and get up a break in the third. In these matches a lot of times it come down to who win those deuce points and we were able to squeak out a couple more than they were today."

On tomorrow's match with UCLA
"They have one of the best players in college tennis in Mackenzie McDonald, he is a really good player and the rest of their team really rally around him. They will be a tough match up, they played an extra match here playing Virginia earlier this week. They have had a chance to get used to the courts. Their match today came down to a third-set on court one against Georgia. It will be great getting to play them again in the regular season, we haven't had the chance to play them in a while."
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In the opening match of the day on the main stadium courts, #7 North Carolina came back from losing the doubles point to defeat #14 Texas Tech 4-1.

Texas Tech won the doubles point with wins at #1 and #2. The matchup at #1 was a battle between the ITA #2 and #3 doubles teams in the country. Tech's Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares broke to go up 2-1 and then held four more times to take the match 6-4. UNC's Blaine Boyden and Ronnie Schneider cruised to a 6-2 win at #3 doubles so the doubles point came down to #2. Tech's Alex Sendegeya and Bjorn Thomson went up 4-2 but UNC's Jack Murray and Brayden Schnur broke and then held for 4-4. Murray/Schunr went up 15-40 on Tech's serve but Tech fought back to hold for 5-4. Schunr held on the deciding point to even it at 5-5 but Tech quickly held for 6-5. Tech had two match points on Murray's serve but the Tar Heels held to send it to a tiebreak. The tiebreak was even through the first four points but Texas Tech pulled away to a take it 7-3.

Singles got off to a strange start when Texas Tech's Felipe Soares was assessed a game penalty due to being excessively late to the start of his match against Brayden Schnur at #1. After the doubles point, Soares went to use a bathroom that was pretty far away from the court and unfortunately he wasn't able to make it back in time. Schnur started off the match by serving up 1-0 and he made fairly quick work of Soares by winning 6-2, 6-4 in a match that took right at an hour.



North Carolina ended up taking five opening sets with Texas Tech's only first set coming from Alex Sendegeya at #3.

Anu Kodali put North Carolina ahead 2-1 when he dispatched Bjorn Thomson 6-1, 6-3 in just under a hour and ten minutes at #6 singles.

UNC's Ronnie Schneider extended the lead to 3-1 when he beat Hugo Dojas 6-4, 6-4 at #2 singles in a hour and twenty-four minutes.



While the matches at #3 and #4 split sets, UNC's Robert Kelly was trying to close out his match at #5 in straight sets. Kelly took the first set over Connor Curry 6-4 while the second set went to a tiebreak. Kelly took the second set tiebreak 7-5 to clinch the win for North Carolina and set the Tar Heels up with a quarterfinals date against Ohio State.



#7 North Carolina 4, #14 Texas Tech 1
Feb 12, 2016 at Charlottesville, VA (Boar's Head Sports Club)
Singles competition
1. Brayden Schnur (NC 14.09) def. #11 Felipe Soares (TT 14.08) 6-2, 6-4
2. #23 Ronnie Schneider (NC 14.01) def. #110 Hugo Dojas (TT 13.86) 6-4, 6-4
3. Brett Clark (NC 13.77) vs. #61 Alex Sendegeya (TT 13.98) 5-7, 6-0, unfinished
4. #89 Jack Murray (NC 13.77) vs. Jolan Cailleau (TT 14.14) 6-1, 4-6, 1-0, unfinished
5. #62 Robert Kelly (NC 13.85) def. Connor Curry (TT 13.53) 6-4, 7-6(5)
6. Anudeep Kodali (NC 13.21) def. Bjorn Thomson (TT 13.96) 6-1, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. #2 Hugo Dojas/Felipe Soares (TT) def. #3 Brett Clark/Robert Kelly (NC) 6-4
2. #45 Alex Sendegeya/Bjorn Thomson (TT) def. Jack Murray/Brayden Schnur (NC) 7-6(3)
3. Blaine Boyden/Ronnie Schneider (NC) def. Jolan Cailleau/Connor Curry (TT) 6-2
Match Notes:
Texas Tech 10-1; National ranking #14
North Carolina 6-0; National ranking #7
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,6,2,5)
ITA National Team Indoor First Round

Post-Match Quotes from Texas Tech's recap
"It's a disappointing loss because of the fact that we got outplayed and didn't match the level of the intensity that our competition played with following the huge win we had in doubles," Texas Tech Brett Masi said. "If you beat team like North Carolina, you have to be ready for their best each point. Hats off to UNC for their efforts. We've got a quick turnaround ahead to play Baylor tomorrow morning. I feel confident that we can learn from our mistakes and raise our level of play."
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In the opening match of the day on the back six courts it was #8 Ohio State thrashing #4 Baylor 4-0 in a match that took just one hour and forty-five minutes. Ohio State won the doubles point with a 6-2 win at #2 and a 6-4 win at #3 while Baylor got a 6-4 win at #1 in a losing effort.

Ohio State got first sets from Hugo Di Feo, Herkko Pollanen, Ralf Steinbach, and Martin Joyce at 3, 4, 5, and 6 while Baylor picked up sets from Julian Lenz and Max Tchoutakian at 1 and 2. Baylor wasn't able to make any headway in the second sets as Di Feo, Pollanen, Steinbach, and Joyce each closed out their matches in straight sets with Joyce and Steinbach having simultaneous finishes at #5 and #6.

#8 Ohio State 5, #4 Baylor 0
Feb 12, 2016 at Charlottesville, VA (Boar's Head Sports Club)
Singles competition
1. #5 Mikael Torpegaard (OSU 14.44) vs. #19 Julian Lenz (BU 14.68) 3-6, 6-3, unfinished
2. #65 Max Tchoutakian (BU 13.90) vs. #42 Chris Diaz (OSU 13.98) 7-5, 3-2 unfinished
3. Hugo Di Feo (OSU 14.23) def. Felipe Rios (BU 14.30) 6-2, 6-2
4. Herkko Pollanen (OSU 13.61) def. Will Little (BU 13.67) 6-3, 6-2
5. Ralf Steinbach (OSU 13.84) def. Jimmy Bendeck (BU 13.51) 6-3, 6-4
6. Martin Joyce (OSU 13.74) def. Tommy Podvinski (BU 11.77) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Julian Lenz/Will Little (BU) def. #14 Martin Joyce/Ralf Steinbach (OSU) 6-4
2. #19 Herkko Pollanen/Mikael Torpegaard (OSU) def. Felipe Rios/Max Tchoutakian (BU) 6-2
3. Chris Diaz/Hugo Di Feo (OSU) def. Tommy Podvinski/Jimmy Bendeck (BU) 6-4
Match Notes:
Baylor 5-3; National ranking #4
Ohio State 9-0; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,4,6,5)
ITA National Team Indoor First Round
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Texas A&M had been on the road for the last week and a half, and had lost its last three, but it managed to come from behind today to beat Illinois 4-2 despite playing without one of its top starters. Texas A&M senior Shane Vinsant missed today's match against Illinois due to a blister on his foot but the Aggies managed to stay focused in his absence and the team performed much better in singles than it did in doubles. The weather was right around 50 degrees outside but they played it indoors anyway. I was a little surprised at the lighter turnout of around 175 because I've been to Atkins in the past for some big matches and have seen well over 500 on hand.

Illinois got off to a quick start in doubles with its #2 team of Aleks Vukic and Aron Hiltzik breaking Max Lunkin to open the match and its #3 team of Julian Childers and Aiden Jiang going up an early break as well. Childers and Jiang would stretch the lead to 5-0 and would end up taking it 6-1 in just 19 minutes. Vukic and Hiltzik went up a double break at #2 and led 3-0 before Texas A&M's Max Lunkin and Jordi Arconada broke from 15-40 and held to make it 3-2. Vukic held for 4-2 when he hit a net cord ace at 40-30 and then Vukic and Hiltzik broke Arconada to go up 5-2. Aron Hiltzik clinched the doubles point when he hit a service winner on the deciding point - below are some video clips of a few points including match points at #3 (left) and #2 (right).


The match at #1 was abandoned with Texas A&M's Arthur Rinderknech and Jackson Withrow leading Jared Hiltzik and Brian Page 5-2*. Below are a few clips from that match:



After a slow start in doubles Texas A&M turned up the heat in singles as Arthur Rinderknech, AJ Catanzariti, Jackson Withrow, and Max Lunkin went up early breaks at #1, #3, #5 and #6. Each would take the opening set as did Harrison Adams at #4 so that was five first sets for Texas A&M while Illinois got just the one from Jared Hiltzik at #2.

Jared Hiltzik was the first off the court as he put Illinois up 2-0 with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Jordi Arconada at #2 singles. Hiltzik broke Arconada on the deciding point to start the match and then broke him again to take the opening set 6-3. They stayed on serve in the second set until Hiltzik broke to go up 4-2 and just two games later he'd break again to close it out in a whopping 55 minutes. Below are some highlights starting with Hiltzik's break on the opening game and it cuts to match point at the end. Of all the matches I got the least footage on this one since Hiltzik was in control most of the way.


Texas A&M's Jackson Withrow earned the Aggies first point with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Brian Page at #5 singles. Withrow broke from 30-40 to go up 4-2 in the first but Page broke back from 15-40 to make it 4-3. Withrow broke right back and then held to take the opening set 6-3. After four straight holds to start the second set, Withrow broke on the deciding point to go up 3-2. Withrow then held for 4-2, broke from 30-40 for 5-2, and then held from 40-15 to close it out in 1 hour and 3 minutes. The below highlights pick up with Page serving 3-6, 2-4 (30-30) and finish with Withrow hammering home an ace on match point.


Texas A&M's AJ Catanzariti tied up the match at 2-2 with an impressive 6-1, 7-6(1) win over Aron Hiltzik at #3. Catanzariti only needed 22 minutes to take the opening set but Hiltzik fought back in the second to go up 3-0. Catanzariti would reel off four straight to go up a break at 4-3 but Hiltzik would break back from 30-40 to even it at 4-4.  It stayed on serve until the tiebreak and then it was all Catanzariti as he rolled 7-1 to finish off the match in 1 hour and 13 minutes. In the video clip below it has the most of the tiebreak and if your wondering Hiltzik was overruled on the line call at 2-1 to make it 3-1 Catanzariti.



Texas A&M's Max Lunkin and Asher Hirsch were locked in a tight battle at #6 singles. Lunkin took the first set 6-3 but Hirsch went up 5-3 in the second and was looking for a split. Lunkin held from 40-15 to make it 5-4 and then he broke from 15-40 to even it at 5-5. Lunkin went down 15-40 on his 5-5 service game but fought back to hold for 6-5. Hirsch held from 40-30 to send it a tiebreak but he'd quickly fall behind 3-1. Hirsch evened it up at 3-3 but he'd net a forehand on the next point to give the mini-break back to Lunkin at 4-3. Hirsch would then rattle off the next four to take the tiebreak 7-4. Below are clips from the close of the first set then the finish off the second set (for some reason the scoreboard got cut off the top during the upload)



Harrison Adams put Texas A&M ahead 3-2 with a 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-2 win over Julian Childers at #4. The first set was nip and tuck until Adams jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the tiebreak and took it 7-2. Childers came back and took the second 6-3 but Adams had the steadier hand down the stretch and took the final four games to close it out in 1 hour and 41 minutes. The video clip on the left is match point and the one on the right has Adams holding for 6-5 in the first, Childers holding for 6-6, then a few from the first set tiebreak.



Arthur Rinderknech would clinch the win for Texas A&M with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 win over Aleks Vukic at #1. Rinderknech needed just 25 minutes to take the first set 6-1 but Vukic fought back and broke Rinderknech at love to take the second set 7-5. Rinderknech broke to go up 3-2 in the third then he'd hold for 4-2. Vukic went up 40-0 on his next service game but Rinderknech came back to break on the deciding point for 5-2. Rinderknech would get broke at love and lose the next two points on the Vukic serve before taking the last four to win it in 1 hour and 55 minutes. The video clips start in the first set then pick up with Vukic serving 2-4 in the third.



Lunkin was a break in the third set at 2-1 when Rinderknech clinched.


#7 Texas A&M 4, #12 Illinois 2
February 21, 2016 at Urbana, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #8 Arthur Rinderknech, (TAMU 14.39) def. #12 Aleks Vukic (Ill 14.37) 6-1, 5-7, 6-3
2. #10 Jared Hiltzik (Ill 14.23) def. Jordi Arconada (TAMU 13.75) 6-3, 6-2
3. AJ Catanzariti (TAMU 13.51) def. #69 Aron Hiltzik (Ill 13.63) 6-1, 7-6(1)
4. Harrison Adams (TAMU 12.98) def. Julian Childers (Ill 13.48) 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-2
5. Jackson Withrow (TAMU 14.01) def. Brian Page (Ill 12.38) 6-3, 6-2
6. Max Lunkin (TAMU 13.39) vs. Asher Hirsh (Ill 12.77) 6-3, 6-7(4), *2-1 unf
Doubles competition
1. Arthur Rinderknech/Jackson Withrow (TAMU) vs. Jared Hiltzik/Brian Page (Ill) 5-2, unf
2. Aleks Vukic/Aron Hiltzik (Ill) def. #33 Jordi Arconada/Max Lunkin (TAMU) 6-2
3. Julian Childers/Aiden Jiang (Ill) def. Harrison Adams/AJ Catanzariti (TAMU) 6-1
Match Notes:
Texas A&M 11-3; National ranking #7
Illinois 6-4; National ranking #12
Order of finish: Doubles (3, 2); Singles (2, 5, 3, 4, 1)

I talked to Texas A&M head coach Steve Denton about today's match:


Post Match Quotes From Texas A&M's recap
Steve Denton, Texas A&M Head Coach - Thoughts on the match
"It was a great team win for us, after losing a couple matches in a row it was big for our team to come back and play the level we were capable of playing. I was proud of our guys for playing hard and being in the match mentally. It was a big effort from the guys to come out and play the way we did. Winning five first sets in singles was huge for us and it shows that we can play at a very high level. I'm proud of the guys."

Winning the match after dropping doubles point
"It showed how good we can play if everyone plays up their level. We had some big wins today, with Arthur beating one of the toughest players in the country. He was great after having a tough go of it the last couple matches. We had a lot of heroes today, AJ was great today after winning the first set and coming back from being down in the second set to win in a tie breaker. That was a really big boost for the team. Harry, came back and won a big point for us. He hadn't broken serve for a while and got a couple big breaks in the third set. He played his best tennis on this trip in the last set today.

Post Match Quote From Illinois's recap
"We had some good doubles play. The guys came out on courts two and three and did a great job there," head coach Brad Dancer said. "I thought our urgency in singles early on was poor. Credit to our guys, as they always do, for fighting back to give ourselves a chance to win."
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#6 Ohio State got all it wanted from #23 Florida but in the end the Buckeyes pulled it out 4-3. Ohio State took the doubles point by picking up a 6-3 win at #1 and a 6-4 win at #2. The win by Mikael Torpegaard/Herkko Pollanen came over the ITA #1 team of Diego Hidalgo/Gordon Watson. Below is the handshake from Ohio State's Twitter


Ralf Steinbach/Martin Joyce clinched the point at #2 when Martin Joyce held serve to give the Buckeyes the 6-4 win over Maxx Lipman/Elliott Orkin.

Ohio State came out strong in singles and took four opening sets and looked like it'd run away with this one but Florida fought back and forced a ton of third sets.

Ohio State's Ralf Steinbach needed just 53 minutes to put Ohio State up 2-0 after he defeated Gordon Watson 6-1, 6-4 at #5 singles. Florida's Alfredo Perez cut the lead to 2-1 with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Chris Diaz at #4 singles in a match that took 1 hour and 21 minutes. Florida's Elliott Orkin tied it at 2-2 with a 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Hugo Di Feo at #2 in 1 hour and 37 minutes. Ohio State freshman Martin Joyce ran his dual-match record to 7-0 with a come from behind 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Florida freshman McClain Kessler at #6 in 1 hour and 49 minutes. Just four minutes later, Florida's Chase Perez-Blanco would tie it at 3-3 with a come from behind 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Herkko Pollanan at #3.

It all came down to a third set at #1 between Ohio State sophomore Mikael Torpegaard and Florida senior Diego Hidalgo. Torpegaard took the first set 7-6, Hidalgo got the second 6-2, then Torpegaard went up 4-1 in the third and broke again to win 6-2 in 2 hour and 7 minutes.

#6 Ohio State 4, #23 Florida Gators 3
Feb 21, 2016 at Columbus, Ohio (OSU Varsity Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #5 Mikael Torpegaard (OSU 14.52) def. #48 Diego Hidalgo (FLA 14.04) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-2
2. #21 Elliott Orkin (FLA 13.89) def. #16 Hugo Di Feo (OSU 14.26) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
3. #88 Chase Perez-Blanco (FLA 13.97) def. #18 Herkko Pollanen (OSU 13.64) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. Alfredo Perez (FLA 13.96) def. #42 Chris Diaz (OSU 14.01) 6-2, 7-5
5. Ralf Steinbach (OSU 13.97) def. Gordon Watson (FLA 13.50) 6-1, 6-4
6. Martin Joyce (OSU 13.79) def. McClain Kessler (FLA 13.62) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #19 Mikael Torpegaard/Herkko Pollanen (OSU) def. #1 Diego Hidalgo/Gordon Watson (FLA) 6-3
2. #14 Ralf Steinbach/Martin Joyce (OSU) def. #54 Maxx Lipman/Elliott Orkin (FLA) 6-4
3. Chris Diaz/Hugo Di Feo (OSU) vs. Chase Perez-Blanco/Josh Wardell (FLA) 3-4, unfinished
Match Notes:
Florida Gators 4-3; National ranking #23
Ohio State 12-1; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (5,4,2,6,3,1)
Official: Marcus Lee T-3:00 A-257

Post-Match Quotes from Florida head coach Brian Shelton via Florida's recap
"Ohio State is a very good team and have to credit the way Coach Tucker's guys were prepared to compete. It was a great environment there and I had so much success at home. Our guys fought hard and just came up one match shy of getting it done. Elliott and Chase showed great resolve fighting back and Alfredo did a nice job finishing against a tough competitor.

I really like my team and believe we are on our way. We are looking forward to getting after it in practice on Tuesday. The margins are small between winning and losing these matches, so we'll keep working to find that edge."
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Memphis won in Oxford for the second time in the last three years when it defeated Ole Miss 4-1.
Memphis won 6-3 at #3 doubles while Ole Miss got a 6-3 win at #1 doubles. Ole Miss was serving up 4-0 at #2 doubles but gave one of the breaks back but still led 5-2. Memphis held and then broke from 30-40 to make it 5-4. Memphis held from 40-30 to make it 5-5. Ole Miss held at love for 6-5 then the Rebels had two match points up 30-40. Memphis managed to hold with a service winner on the deciding point to send it a tiebreak. Ole Miss went up an early mini-break at 2-1 but Memphis took the next three to go up 4-2. Memphis's Ryan Peniston and Felix Rauch would end up taking it 7-3 to give the Tigers the point and early 1-0 lead.

The match was being played at Ole Miss's three-court indoor facility so after Memphis took the doubles point only the top three singles matches went on court. Memphis got wins from Ryan Peniston and Kai Lemke at #2 and #3 to go up 3-1 before Ole Miss got on the board with a 6-3, 7-6 win by Stefan Lindmark at #1.

Ole Miss needed a sweep of the bottom three but Memphis's Chris Patzanovsky closed out Ricardo Jorge 6-3, 6-4 at #4 to give Memphis the 4-1 win.

The other matches were abandoned with Memphis up a set at #6 while #5 was on serve in the first.

#28 Memphis 4, #19 Ole Miss 1
Feb 21, 2016 at Oxford, Mississippi (Gillom Sports Center) 
Singles competition
1. #86 Stefan Lindmark (OM 13.94) def. #87 Andrew Watson (MEMPHIS 13.84) 6-3, 7-6 (10-8)
2. #46 Ryan Peniston (MEMPHIS 14.06) def. Filip Kraljevic (OM 13.64) 6-4, 6-0
3. Kai Lemke (MEMPHIS 13.48) def. Gustav Hansson (OM 13.86) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
4. Chris Patzanovsky (MEMPHIS 13.01) def. Ricardo Jorge (OM 13.26) 6-3, 6-4
5. Fabian Fallert (OM 12.90) vs. Shakeel Manji (MEMPHIS 12.40) 4-4, unf
6. Felix Rauch (MEMPHIS 12.68) vs. Vinod Gowda (OM 12.85) 6-3, 1-1, unf
Doubles competition
1. Filip Kraljevic/Zvonimir Babic (OM) def. Kai Lemke/Louis Asser (MEMPHIS) 6-3
2. Ryan Peniston/Felix Rauch (MEMPHIS) def. Fabian Fallert/Grey Hamilton (OM) 7-6 (7-3)
3. Andrew Watson/Shakeel Manji (MEMPHIS) def. Stefan Lindmark/Ricardo Jorge (OM) 6-3
Match Notes
Memphis 6-2; National ranking #28
Ole Miss 4-2; National ranking #19
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,3,1,4)
T-3:39 A-224

Quoting Head Coach Toby Hansson via Ole Miss's recap
"Memphis got away with the doubles point that we had complete control over. You have to keep playing until the last point, and they did a better job at that. We weren't able to stop the momentum, but credit to Memphis, they did a great job and deserved to win.
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South Florida beat San Diego for the second time in the last seven days after winning 4-0. The Bulls took the doubles point and picked up wins from Dominic Cotrone, Sasha Gozun, and Peter Bertran at #2, #3, and #5.

San Diego head coach Ryan Keckley recapped the weekend split with South Carolina and South Florida.



#14 South Florida, #17 San Diego 0
February 21, 2016 at Tampa Florida (USF Varsity Tennis Courts)
Doubles competition
1. #18 Jordan Angus/Filip Vittek (USD) vs. #40 Dominic Cotrone/Justin Roberts (USF) 4-5, unf
2. Sasha Gozun/Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) def. Uros Petronijevic/Romain Kalaydjian (USD) 6-4
3. Roberto Cid/Ignacio Gonzalez Mun (USF) def. Josh Page/Jaan Kononov (USD) 6-1
Singles competition
1. #20 Uros Petronijevic (USD 14.11) vs. #7 Roberto Cid (USF 14.43) 4-6, 6-1 unf
2. #26 Dominic Cotrone (USF 14.32) def. Filip Vittek (USD 13.43) 6-3, 6-2
3. Sasha Gozun (USF 13.55) def. #24 Jordan Angus (USD 13.88) 7-5, 6-0
4. Justin Roberts (USF 13.08) vs. #120 Romain Kalaydjian (USD 13.21) 7-5, 2-3, unf
5. Peter Bertran (USF 13.27) def. Joshua Page (USD 12.87) 6-1, 6-2
6. Alex Araouzos (USD 12.36) vs. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF 13.30) 7-6(2), 2-1
Match Notes
South Florida 6-3: National Ranking #14
San Diego 5-5: National Ranking #17
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,2,3)

Post-Match Quotes from South Florida's recap
"I thought the guys continued to improve and get better, head coach Matt Hill said. "Every day, every week they continue to look better and better. That's all we really care about here, is that were playing better in March than we did in February, and getting better into April and May. That's the goal.
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What was expected to be a close match turned into a rout as #47 Kentucky rolled into South Bend and gave #31 Notre Dame a good ole' fashioned beat down. Kentucky won the doubles point with wins at #2 and #3 (with some new pairings) and then took all six first sets in singles. Ryotaro Matsumura, Nils Ellefsen, and Trey Yates each won with Ellefsen providing the clincher at #3.

Notre Dame did bounce back later on Sunday with a 4-0 win over Western Michigan in a match that had four singles matches go three-sets.

Kentucky has done a great job this year with getting post-match quotes from its coaching staff so make sure you give those a read for some more insight.

#47 Kentucky 4, #31 Notre Dame 0
Feb 21, 2016 at Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
Singles competition
1. #25 William Bushamuka (UK 13.96) vs. #51 Quentin Monaghan (ND 13.85) 6-4, 3-4, unf.
2. Ryotaro Matsumura (UK 14.60) def. Alex Lawson (ND 13.35) 7-5, 6-2
3. Nils Ellefsen (UK 13.47) def. Eddy Covalschi (ND 12.84) 6-4, 6-4
4. Enzo Wallart (UK 12.92) vs. Josh Hagar (ND 13.32) 6-1, 5-5, unf
5. Trey Yates (UK 13.11) def. Eric Schnurrenberger (ND 12.95) 6-4, 6-2
6. Charles Minc (UK 12.21) vs. Grayson Broadus (ND 12.90) 7-6(5), 1-4, unf
Doubles competition
1. Eddy Covalschi/Alex Lawson (ND) def. Nils Ellefsen/William Bushamuka (UK) 6-4
2. Ryotaro Matsumura/Enzo Wallart (UK) def. Grayson Broadus/Quentin Monaghan (ND) 6-4
3. Gus Benson/Kevin Lai (UK) def. Josh Hagar/Eric Schnurrenberger (ND) 6-4
Match Notes:
Kentucky 6-3; National ranking #47
Notre Dame 5-5; National ranking #31
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (5,2,3)
T-2:08 A-114

Post-Match Quotes from Kentucky's recap
"We had to mix it up in the doubles, remarked fifth-year head coach Cedric Kauffmann. "It wasn't an easy decision on what teams we needed to move around, but it paid off today. Gus and Kevin complemented each other well and Ryo and Enzo closed out a good team.

"I was very happy with our energy in the doubles, assistant coach Matt Emery added. "We switched up a couple things, and the guys really responded.  When we get the doubles point, we are very difficult to beat."

"Everyone came out to play, Kauffmann said on singles action. "To win all each of the first sets is a tough thing to do on the road. I am proud of the boys. Ryo, Nils and Trey played well and closed out the match very quickly. They took care of business.

"I was really proud of the matches I saw on the top three singles courts, Emery said "They came to play from the first point and never looked back.

"I was very proud of Trey Yates today as well, getting a big win for us at No. 5 singles. He has been so close in so many matches this year, and it was great to see it all come together for him today."
With the win, the Wildcats moves to 7-2 on the season. The loss for Notre Dame drops them to 5-5 in 2016.

"We are getting better every week and that's our goal, Kauffmann said. "This team will be one of the best teams in the country if we continue getting better and we believe in one another.
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#66 Iowa ran its record to 5-2 with a come from behind 4-3 win over Wichita State. Wichita State took the doubles point with tiebreak wins at #1 and #2 and then went up 3-1 after Tin Ostojic and Haru Inoue only dropped a total of 3 games in straight set wins at #1 and #5. As hard as it is to believe, Inoue's 6-0, 6-1 win the third match to finish with Iowa's Lefteris Theodorou squeezing in a 6-1, 6-2 win at #2. Iowa would also get a straight set win from Josh Silverstein at #3 and then both Jonas Larsen and Jake Jakoby would win in three-sets with Larsen clinching the match at #4.

Wichita State has played 13 matches this season with 7 of them finishing with a 4-3 score. Unfortunately for the Shockers they are just 2-5 in those matches.

#66 Iowa 4, #65 Wichita State 3
Feb 21, 2016 at Wichita, Kan. (Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex)
Singles competition
1. #95 Tin Ostojic (WSU 13.21) def. Dominic Patrick (IOWA 12.88) 6-2, 6-0
2. Lefteris Theodorou (IOWA 12.71) def. #121 Miroslav Herzan (WSU 12.72) 6-1, 6-2
3. Josh Silverstein (IOWA 12.91) def. Jocelyn Devilliers (WSU 12.55) 6-2, 6-4
4. Jonas Larsen (IOWA 11.98) def. Sergio de Vilchez (WSU 11.96) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
5. Haru Inoue (WSU 12.42) def. Robin Haden (IOWA 12.61) 6-0, 6-1
6. Jake Jacoby (IOWA 12.77) def. Eddie Stoica (WSU 12.28) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #38 Jocelyn Devilliers/Tin Ostojic (WSU) def. Jake Jacoby/Lefteris Theodorou (IOWA) 7-6
2. #22 Miroslav Herzan/Haru Inoue (WSU) def. Dominic Patrick/Josh Silverstein (IOWA) 7-6(8)
3. Robin Haden/Nils Hallestrand (IOWA) def. Sergio de Vilchez/Eddie Stoica (WSU) 6-4
Match Notes:
Iowa 5-2; National ranking #66
Wichita State 7-6; National ranking #65
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,2,5,3,6,4)
T-2:46

Post-Match Quote from Iowa's recap
"For Jonas to clinch the match in the third set for us shows the big strides he's made as a player since he's arrived on campus in August," said UI head coach Ross Wilson.
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#20 Northwestern ran its record to 10-1 with a tight 4-3 win over #32 Vanderbilt. Vandy took the doubles point by winning the deciding match at #1 in a tiebreak but Northwestern rallied in singles by taking first sets at the top four spots. Konrad Zieba, Sam Shropshire, and Fedor Baev put NU up 3-1 but Vandy tied it up at 3-3 with straight sets win from Kris Yee and Alex Ross at #5 and #6.

The match came down to a third set at #3 between NU junior Strong Kirchheimer and Vandy sophomore Baker Newman. Kirchheimer took the first set 6-2, Newman the second 7-5, and then Kirchheimer finished it 6-3 in the third.

#20 Northwestern 4, #32 Vanderbilt 3
Feb 21, 2016 at Evanston, Ill. (Combe Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #14 Konrad Zieba (NU 14.31) def. #97 Daniel Valent (VU 14.16) 6-3, 6-0
2. #57 Sam Shropshire (NU 13.77) def. Rhys Johnson (VU 13.15) 6-2, 6-3
3. #77 Strong Kirchheimer (NU 14.21) def. Baker Newman (VU 13.42) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
4. Fedor Baev (NU 12.97) def. Cameron Klinger (VU 13.90) 7-5, 6-1
5. Kris Yee (VU 13.14) def. Alp Horoz (NU 13.14) 6-2, 6-4
6. Alex Ross (VU 12.69) def. Ben Vandixhorn (NU 12.88) 6-4, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Rhys Johnson/Cameron Klinger (VU) def. Fedor Baev/Strong Kirchheimer (NU) 7-6 (7-4)
2. Baker Newman/Tate Allwardt (VU) def. Konrad Zieba/Sam Shropshire (NU) 6-3
3. Mihir Kumar/Alp Horoz (NU) def. Pen Binet/Daniel Valent (VU) 6-2
Match Notes:
Vanderbilt 5-4; National ranking #32
Northwestern 10-1; National ranking #20
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,2,1,6,5,3)
Official: John Coleman T-2:59 A-152

Post-Match Quotes from NU's recap
"He is a kid who puts in so much hard work," head coach Arvid Swan said. "We are certainly happy to have him to win or lose a match. We feel good having Strong as the last man on the court."

"Vanderbilt is such a good, quality team, and it seems like every year we have really tight matches with them," Swan said. "I thought the guys did a really nice job."

Post-Match Quote from Vandy's recap
"Yeah it was a tough one to lose, like they all are, said head coach Ian Duvenhage, "especially the 4-3s, but we made progress. We played some really good doubles today and they just outplayed us in some positions and you have to give them credit for that. We will get back to practice tomorrow and work on the things we think we need to get better at. I think that in spite of the fact that we lost, we played a pretty good match with a few isolated exceptions.
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#27 Tulane bounced back from a tough loss to Mississippi State by defeating #35 Drake 4-1. Tulane won the doubles point by taking the deciding match in a tiebreak and then the Green Waves picked up singles wins from Dominik Koepfer, Constantin Schmitz, and Chi-Shan Jao while Drake got a win from Vinny Gillespie.

The remaining matches were abandoned with Tulane closing in on a win at #4 while it looked like #5 was headed for a split.


#27 Tulane 4, #35 Drake 1
Feb 21, 2016 at New Orleans (City Park Pepsi Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #1 Dominik Koepfer (TLN 14.51) def. Bayo Philips (DRAKE 12.66) 6-1, 6-1
2. Constantin Schmitz (TLN 13.72) def. #76 Ben Lott (DRAKE 13.34) 6-0, 7-5
3. Vinny Gillespie (DRAKE 13.41) def. Alex Van Cott (TLN 12.77) 6-2, 6-3
4. Sebastian Rey (TLN 13.63) vs. Ben Stride (DRAKE 12.38) 6-3, 5-3, unfinished
5. Calum MacGeoch (DRAKE 12.71) vs. Nikolas Tukic (TLN 11.96) 6-3, 2-5, unfinished
6. Chi-Shan Jao (TLN 13.34) def. Tom Hands (DRAKE 12.01) 6-2, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. #7 Dominik Koepfer/Chi-Shan Jao (TLN) def. Ben Lott/Ben Wood (DRAKE) 6-4
2. Calum MacGeoch/Vinny Gillespie (DRAKE) def. Alex Van Cott/Ian Van Cott (TLN) 6-4
3. Sebastian Rey/Constantin Schmitz (TLN) def. Ben Stride/Bayo Philips (DRAKE) 7-6 (7-4)
Match Notes:
Drake 6-5; National ranking #35
Tulane 5-3; National ranking #27
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,3,2,6)

Post-Match Quotes from Tulane's recap
"We talked to the guys about how are you going to respond," Tulane men's tennis head coach Mark Booras said. "You always have to put it out there on the line, especially in tennis, when you play 100 points and win about half of them and you win the match. You know you have some things that are going against you, but you have to keep responding in the right way. When you lose a team match like that, against a great SEC team, it can wreak havoc on your mind, but our guys responded well."

"Doubles has been great," Booras explained. "Our assistant coach James McKie has really brought a new element in, with the energy that we need and the tasks we need to do. The guys have really taken ownership and accountability. We're really stepping up in every position.

Post-Match Quotes from Drake's recap
 "Today was not the way we wanted or expected this road trip to end. Give all the credit to Tulane for coming out after their tough loss yesterday and putting together a performance like this," Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski said. "We won't let this one match dictate our season. We've been competing well and playing well."

"We have a long season ahead with lots of tennis to be played. We'll return to Des Moines and start preparing for home matches with nationally ranked Purdue and Denver."
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#48 Washington won a tight doubles point over #52 Pepperdine and then got singles wins from Jake Douglas, Enzo Sommer, and Piers Foley while Pepperdine got a win from Lautaro Pane. Below is the clincher by Douglas:


#48 Washington 4, #52 Pepperdine 1
Feb 21, 2016 at Seattle, Washington (Nordstrom Tennis Center)
Doubles competition
1. Foley/Wendell Watanabe (UW) def. #17 Hadlich/Sidney (Pepp) 7-6 (8-6)
2. Iamachkine/Pane (Pepp) def. Douglas/Stewart (UW) 6-2
3. Kawika Lam/Sommer (UW) def. Hill/Van Slyke (Pepp) 6-2
Singles competition              
1. #105 Mitch Stewart (UW 13.84) vs. Guilherme Hadlich (Pepp 13.65) 2-6, 6-3, 4-1 (DNF)
2. Jake Douglas (UW 13.41) def. Stefan Menichella (Pepp 13.45) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
3. Lautaro Pane (Pepp 13.52) def. Gal Hakak (UW 13.45) 6-3, 6-1
4. Enzo Sommer (UW 13.71) def. Jack Van Slyke (Pepp 12.84) 7-6, 6-4
5. Pedro Iamachkine (Pepp 13.39) vs. Sebastian Hawken (UW 12.70) 6-3, 3-6, 3-1 (DNF)
6. Piers Foley (UW 12.44) def. Tom Hill (Pepp 12.27) 6-2, 6-4
Match Notes:
Drake 6-5; National ranking #35
Tulane 5-3; National ranking #27
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,3,4,2)

Post-Match Quotes from Washington's recap
"I'm really thrilled to get the win, it was just a great day for tennis, said head coach Matt Anger. "There were some really intense matches and a lot of competitive play. Doubles came down to being really close, coming down to the tie-breaker, said Anger. "Our guys were able to come up with some clutch shots to get that doubles point

"Right down the line in singles we did a good job, said Anger. "Gal was the only one that couldn't get the win but I have to tip my hat off to his opponent, he played very well and didn't give us a lot of chances, he was incredibly solid.

"I think we struggled a little out of the gate with Mitch and Sebastian, but they both were able to get the second set, said Anger. "Obviously if you need those courts it helps, but even if other guys are doing well it just helps the rest of the team along. Ultimately though it was great to finish with a win today.
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#16 Columbia really roughed up Minnesota on Sunday beating the Gophers for the second time in the last month. Columbia won all seven singles matches in straight sets and didn't give up more than four games in any set.

Minnesota's Felix Corwin started off the year at #1 but after breaking his wrist he's obviously struggled to gain any traction.

#16 Columbia 7, #45 Minnesota 0
Feb 21, 2016 at New York City. N.Y. 
Singles competition
1. Shawn Hadavi (COL 13.93) def. Matic Spec (MINN 13.36) 6-3, 6-1
2. #108 Victor Pham (COL 13.83) def. Ruben Weber (MINN 13.23) 6-3, 6-3
3. #124 Eric Rubin (COL 13.75) def. Josip Krstanovic (MINN 12.47) 6-4, 6-4
4. Mike Vermeer (COL 13.75) def. Justyn Levin (MINN 12.36) 6-0, 6-3
5. Richard Pham (COL 13.08) def. Felix Corwin (MINN 13.62) 6-1, 6-2
6. Timothy Wang (COL 13.35) def. Marino Alpeza (MINN 12.33) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #15 Shawn Hadavi/Richard Pham (COL) def. Marino Alpeza/Ruben Weber (MINN) 6-1
2. #20 Mike Vermeer/Michal Rolski (COL) def. Jeremy Lynn/Matic Spec (MINN) 6-2
3. Miguel Alda/Christopher Grant (COL) vs. vs. Josip Krstanovic/Justyn Levin (MINN) 4-2 unf
Match Notes
Minnesota 3-7; National ranking #45
Columbia 6-3; National ranking #16
T - 1:50
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#26 Texas went on the road and beat #49 Rice 4-0. The doubles point was decided by a tiebreak at #2 and then Texas picked up straight set wins from Harrison Scott and Rodrigo Banzer at #2 and #4 while Julian Zlobinsky clinched the win in three-sets at #6.

Each of the remaining matches had to gone to a third set when play was halted due to the clinch.

#26 Texas 4, #49 Rice 0
2/21/2016 at Houston, TX (George R. Brown Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. Jamie Malik (RICE 12.97) vs. George Goldhoff (UT 13.61) 3-6, 6-2, 1-1, unfinished
2. #109 Harrison Scott (UT 13.61) def. Tommy Bennett (RICE 13.27) 6-3, 6-0
3. Adam Gustafsson (RICE 13.56) vs. Adrian Ortiz (UT 13.76) 5-7, 6-4, 0-0, unfinished
4. Rodrigo Banzer (UT 13.31) def. David Warren (RICE 13.03) 6-2, 6-1
5. Jake Hansen (RICE 13.73) vs. Michael Riechmann (UT 13.01) 6-1, 5-7, 0-0, unfinished
6. Julian Zlobinsky (UT 12.89) def. Emanuel Llamas (RICE 12.23) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Michael Riechmann/Adrian Ortiz (UT) def. Adam Gustafsson/David Warren (RICE) 6-2
2. George Goldhoff/Julian Zlobinsky (UT) def. Tommy Bennett/Jamie Malik (RICE) 7-6 (7-5)
3. Jake Hansen/Emanuel Llamas (RICE) def. Harrison Scott/Rodrigo Banzer (UT) 6-3
Match Notes
Texas 6-5; National ranking #26
Rice 9-2; National ranking #49
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (2,4,6)
T-2:38 A-350

Post-Match Quotes from Rice's recap
"I'm very proud of the effort we gave today, Rice head coach Efe Ustundag said. "There were times in each of the matches when I felt we didn't handle the presser as well as we should have. We didn't take care of certain situations and it got away from us. There were two or three matches where we didn't handle the adversity well as I would have liked.

"One positive we take from today is the knowledge that the expectation is now much higher, both from ourselves and from the great crowds that came out this weekend to watch us play. Everybody expects us to win these matches now, Ustundag said.

"The goal going forward is to learn how to maintain our momentum and if it does start to slip away, to learn how to put a stop to it and get back our swagger, he continued. " Everybody is contributing, but often it's been at different times. We're yet to play six across and have a great effort on every court. It's exciting to think about it happening, but it's something we have to keep working towards, he added.

Post-Match Quote from Texas's recap
"This was a really good effort today by our guys," said 16th-year UT head coach Michael Center.  "We won a hard-fought doubles point, and they followed it up and competed really well all the way up and down the line in singles.  I'm proud of what they were able to get accomplished today.  We're excited about next week and the great opportunity we have to play a very good Wake Forest team."
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Emory won the Division 3 National Team Indoor Championship with a 7-2 win over Chicago which was the Eagles 6th NTI Championship in the 16 years of the event.

For more details on the match read the ITA's recap along with a report from D3 Tennis.























#5 Emory University 7, #6 University of Chicago 2
Feb 21, 2016 at Pepper Pike, Ohio
Singles competition
1. Rafe Mosetick (EUM) def. Chua, Nicolas (UCM) 75, 67 (47), 106
2. Jonathan Jemison (EUM) def. Kranz, Sven (UCM) 64, 63
3. Aman Manji (EUM) def. Pei, Charlie (UCM) 75, 64
4. Adrien Bouchet (EUM) def. Leung, Peter (UCM) 64, 64
5. Liu, David (UCM) def. Josh Goodman (EUM) 61, 61
6. Liu, Max (UCM) def. Andrew Harrington (EUM) 75, 75
Doubles competition
1. Scott Rubinstein/James Spaulding (EUM) def. Chua, Nicolas/Liu, David (UCM) 86
2. Rafe Mosetick/Jonathan Jemison (EUM) def. Leung, Peter/Pei, Charlie (UCM) 85
3. David Omsky/Andrew Harrington (EUM) def. Selin, Michael/Tsai, Luke (UCM) 84
Match Notes
University of Chicago 71 National ranking #6
Emory University 42 National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2) Singles (5,4,2,3,1,6)
ITA Indoor Nationals Championship Match
Emory is the no. 3 seed Chicago is the no. 4 seed





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One day you're on the top of the mountain and the next day your toppling down the hill. Illinois took the court today against #8 TCU just 16 hours removed from its big win over #2 Virginia so you had to figure they'd have a tough time replicating the same energy in such a short span.

It was sunny and 65 degrees outside at match time but the 25-30 mile per hour wind gusts kept play indoors. I knew the crowd wouldn't be as big as Saturday night but I was impressed with the Sunday afternoon turnout of just over 400.

Illinois got off to a quick start at #1 and #2 doubles while TCU jumped out to the early lead at #3. Illinois's #1 team of Jared Hiltzik and Alex Jesse broke the Cameron Norrie serve to go up 1-0 and then Hiltzik held for 2-0. Hiltzik and Jesse would break the Trevor Johnson serve on the deciding point to go up 3-0 and then a hold from Jesse made it 4-0. Norrie would double fault on the deciding point to make it 5-0 (left clip) then Hiltzik held from 40-15 (right clip) to give the Illini the 6-0 win in just 18 minutes.


TCU's #3 team of Alex Rybakov and Guillermo Nunez broke Julian Childers to take the early 1-0 lead then Nunez held at love for 2-0. Rybakov and Nunez would make it 3-0 when they broke the Brian Page serve from 30-40 and then Rybakov held to make it 4-0. Childers held for 1-4 and then Nunez quickly held for 5-1. Page held for 2-5 and then Rybakov served it out from 40-30 to give TCU the 6-2 win in 22 minutes.



Illinois's #2 team of Aron Hiltzik and Aleks Vukic broke Hudson Blake on the deciding point to go up 1-0 and Hiltzik held for 2-0. TCU's Reese Stalder held for 1-2 and then he and Blake broke the Vukic serve on the deciding point to make it 2-2. Blake held from 40-15 to make it 3-2 but Vukic held from 40-30 to even it at 3-3. Stalder would hit a service winner on the deciding point to make it 4-3 and then they'd break the Hiltzik serve from 30-40 to make it 5-3 - clip on the left shows both points. Blake served it out from 40-30 (right clip) by coming forward and hitting three volleys with the last being a winner. TCU's 6-3 win, in 28 minutes, sealed the doubles point and put the Horned Frogs up 1-0.


TCU jumped out an early break lead at #3 and #5 while Illinois grabbed an early break lead at #1, #2, and #4 with #6 staying on serve for a little while.

TCU's Jerry Lopez didn't waste any time at #5 after breaking Pablo Landa's opening service game from 15-40 to go up 1-0. Lopez quickly held for 2-0 and then broke on the deciding point to make it 3-0. Clip on the left is the first break and then on the right is the second break.



Landa took one of the breaks back but Lopez broke again from 30-40 to make it 4-1. Lopez held for 5-1 and then Landa held on the deciding point to make it 2-5. Lopez served out the opening set to take it 6-2. After each held serve to start the second set Lopez would break from 30-40 to go up 2-1. Lopez cruised through the next four games and served it out at love to take it it 6-2, 6-1 in just 52 minutes.



For the second day in a row Jared Hiltzik would give Illinois its first point after he defeated Alex Rybakov 6-4, 7-6(1) at #1. Hiltzik broke Rybakov at love to take an early 2-1 lead (left) and then after a Hiltzik hold Rybakov would hold for 2-3 (right).


Hiltzik came back from 30-40 down to hold for 4-2 and then four games later he'd hold again to take the opening set 6-4. Hiltzik would go up an early break in the second set and was plowing through each of his service games. The clip below shows Hiltzik holding for 5-3 and then Rybakov holds for 4-5.


Hiltzik would finally have a poor service game and Rybakov would break him from 15-40 to even it at 5-5 (left). Rybakov held for 6-5 and then Hiltzik held to send it to a tiebreak (right).


The tiebreak was all Hiltzik as he led 5-1 at the changeover and closed it out two points later to win the match in 1 hour and 17 minutes. The clips shows a few points of the tiebreak including match point at the end.



Cameron Norrie would extend TCU's lead to 3-1 after he defeated Aleks Vukic 6-4, 7-5 at #2. Vukic broke Norrie to go up 2-1 in the first and then held for 3-1. Norrie would hold and then break Vukic on the deciding point to make it 3-3.  The break actually came on an overrule on the far side and Vukic argued with the chair for a good minute but to no avail. After three straight holds Norrie broke Vukic to take the set 6-4. Vukic broke Norrie on the deciding point to go up 1-0 in the second but Norrie broke back on the deciding point to make it 1-1. A few games later Norrie would come back from 30-40 down to hold for 3-2 and then Vukic did the same thing to hold for 3-3. It would stay on serve until Norrie broke Vukic from 15-40 to close it out in 1 hour and 27 minutes. Guillermo Nunez was serving for the match at the same time so that's why I wasn't able to get a better shot of this match point.


Less than two minutes later Guillermo Nunez would clinch the win for TCU with a 7-6(6), 6-3 win over Aron Hiltzik at #3. Nunez went up 2-1 in the first after breaking Hiltzik on the deciding point but Hiltzik would break back on the deciding point to even it at 2-2 (left clip). A few games later Nunez would break back on the deciding point to go up 4-3 (right).


Nunez was serving up 5-4, 40-15 but Hiltzik came back to break and even it at 5-5 (left). Hiltzik held for 6-5 and then Nunez held to send it to a tiebreak (right).


Nunez went up 4-0 in the tiebreak but Hiltzik fought back to even it at 6-6. Hiltzik would double fault to put Nunez up 7-6 and then Nunez closed out the tiebreak on the next point. Below are clips from multiple points throughout the tiebreak - as you can hear the people beside me weren't pleased with the call on the double fault.


Nunez drew first blood in the second set when he broke Hiltzik from 30-40 on a big forehand to go up 3-1.


Nunez then held from 40-15 to go up 4-1 before Hiltzik held for 2-4 and then Nunez held at love for 5-2 (both holds on clip on left).  Hiltzik then held and went up 0-40 on the Nunez serve but the TCU sophomore would take the next four to close it out and clinch the Horned Frogs win. The clip on the right picks it up with Nunez serving at 15-40.


They played the remaining matches out with Illinois freshman Asher Hirsch picking up a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over Trevor Johnson at #6 (left) while TCU freshman Eduardo Nava defeated Julian Childers 7-5, 1-6, 7-5 at #4 (right). Note: Nava trailed 2-5 in the first set and won five straight to take the set 7-5.



TCU is back on the road next weekend for matches at South Florida and Central Florida while Illinois is off for two weeks before playing at Northwestern.


#8 TCU 5, #11 Illinois 2
Feb 28, 2016 at Urbana, Ill. (Atkins Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #11 Jared Hiltzik (ILL 14.30) def. #24 Alex Rybakov (TCU 14.40) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
2. #2 Cameron Norrie (TCU 14.63) def. #9 Aleks Vukic (ILL 14.34) 6-4, 7-5
3. #49 Guillermo Nuez (TCU 13.95) def. #66 Aron Hiltzik (ILL 13.60) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3
4. #99 Eduardo Nava (TCU 14.00) def. Julian Childers (ILL 13.49) 7-5, 1-6, 7-5
5. Jerry Lopez (TCU 13.63) def. Pablo Landa (ILL 12.22) 6-2, 6-1
6. Asher Hirsch (ILL 12.76) def. Trevor Johnson (TCU 13.62) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Jared Hiltzik/Alex Jesse (ILL) def. Cameron Norrie/Trevor Johnson (TCU) 6-0
2. Hudson Blake/Reese Stalder (TCU) def. Aron Hiltzik/Aleks Vukic (ILL) 6-4
3. Alex Rybakov/Guillermo Nuez (TCU) def. Julian Childers/Brian Page (ILL) 6-2
Match Notes
TCU 8-2; National ranking #8
Illinois 7-5; National ranking #11
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,1,2,3,6,4)
T-2:30 A-407





Post-Match Quotes from TCU's recap
Head Coach David Roditi - Opening Statement
"It was very nice to get that doubles point today. There was a great comeback from Hudson Blake and Reese Stalder to clinch the doubles point for us. In singles, there was a battle all the way around. Beating Aleks Vukic is something to be proud of for Cameron Norrie because he doesn't lose to just anybody. There was also a very mature performance today by Nunez to beat Aron Hiltzik and Jerry Lopez did what he needed to do and got off the court quickly. I'm very proud of the way we handled the good crowd and stayed focused in our match. Illinois had a great win last night over No. 2 Virginia and it's not easy to bounce back the next day and play another top team. We now get to be outdoors and be ready for another tough road trip to USF and UCF.

Post-Match Quotes from Illinois's recap
"We didn't take care of things where we needed to," head coach Brad Dancer said. "If you do that against a good team, you're going to lose. I give TCU a lot of credit because Atkins isn't an easy place to play."
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In the big stunner of the day #51 Arkansas went into Norman and upset #10 Oklahoma 5-2. Arkansas took the doubles point with wins at #1 and #3 and then they added four first sets at #1, #2, #4 and #5.

Arkansas redshirt freshman Adam Sanjurjo made it 2-0 with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Maxime Mora at #5 but OU would tie it up at 2-2 with straight sets wins from Alex Ghilea and Andre Biro at #3 and #6.

Giammarco Micolani (pic via Arkasas)
Mike Redilicki would put Arkansas ahead 3-2 when he beat Axel Alvarez in straight sets and Giammarco Micolani would clinch it with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Florin Bragusi at #4. Jose Salazar, who transferred from Oklahoma, won the final match of the day for Arkansas as he defeated Spencer Papa 6-4, 6-7, 6-3.

I'd say you have to go back a good decade to find a win as big as this one for the Hogs. Arkansas last made the NCAA tournament in 2006 and these are its conference wins totals over the last 8 years - 3, 0, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3, and 0. This program has come a long, long way since Andy Jackson took over the helm on June 11, 2013.

Arkansas has another big match coming up on Friday when it opens SEC play in Lexington against #18 Kentucky. OU returns to the court today when it hosts #17 Memphis at 2pm central.

#51 Arkansas 5, #10 Oklahoma 2
Feb 28, 2016 at Norman, Okla. (Headington Family Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #82 Mike Redlicki (AR 13.95) def. #63 Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU 14.31) 6-4, 7-6 (6-0)
2. Jose Salazar (AR 14.01) def. Spencer Papa (OU 13.99) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3
3. #100 Alex Ghilea (OU 13.94) def. Santiago Munoz (AR 13.09) 6-2, 6-2
4. Giammarco Micolani (AR 13.11) def. #119 Florin Bragusi (OU 13.86) 6-3, 7-5
5. Adam Sanjurjo (AR 13.29) def. Maxime Mora (OU 13.69) 6-0, 6-4
6. Andre Biro (OU 13.79) def. William Albanese (AR 12.52) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #49 Giammarco Micolani/Mike Redlicki (AR) def. #35 Alex Ghilea/Andrew Harris (OU) 6-3
2. Axel Alvarez Llamas/Spencer Papa (OU) vs. Jose Salazar/Adam Sanjurjo (AR) 5-4, unfinished
3. Santiago Munoz/Johan den Toom (AR) def. Andre Biro/Austin Siegel (OU) 6-4
Match Notes:
Arkansas 10-2; National ranking #51
Oklahoma 6-4; National ranking #10
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (5,3,6,1,4,2)
T-2:45

Post-Match Quotes from Arkansas's recap
"This is a great win for us; the team competed really hard, head coach Andy Jackson said. "Mike, Giammarco and others were really clutch today.

"Now we play Kentucky on Friday and our challenge is to prepare to face another top team, because we know how good and how ready they'll be. We're excited to continue our season and start SEC competition.

Post-Match Quotes from Oklahoma's recap
"Arkansas played a great match," head coach John Roddick said. "They are a really good team and they deserve credit. We have to refocus, come back tomorrow and play much better against Memphis."
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Wake Forest was coming off a stunning 4-3 loss to #25 Texas but they turned it around on Sunday in a bit way. The Demon Deacons took the doubles point with 6-4 wins at #1 and #2 then they jumped on #6 Texas Tech in singles by taking five of six opening sets. Skander Mansouri, Petros Chrysochos, and Dennis Uspensky each rolled in straight sets at #1, #2, and #5 to give Wake the 4-0 shutout win just a hair over two hours. 

As you can see from Brett Masi's comments below, he wasn't impressed with the energy and level of play especially after a good performance on Friday against NC State.

Texas Tech is off for the next two weeks before hosting Indiana on March 14th while Wake opens ACC play on Friday with a visit from Georgia Tech followed by Sunday matches against NC State and Tennessee Tech. 

#5 Wake Forest 4, #6 Texas Tech 0
Feb 28, 2016 at Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Complex) 
Singles competition
1. #25 Skander Mansouri (WF 14.29) def. #18 Felipe Soares (TT 14.08) 6-1, 7-5
2. #34 Petros Chrysochos (WF 14.11) def. #97 Hugo Dojas (TT 14.08) 6-2, 6-4
3. #113 Romain Bogaerts (WF 13.93) vs. #87 Alex Sendegeya (TT 13.83) 6-3, 3-6, 1-1, unf
4. Jolan Cailleau (TT 14.26) vs. Jon Ho (WF 14.04) 7-6(1), 3-0, unf
5. Dennis Uspensky (WF 13.41) def. Connor Curry (TT 13.71) 6-0, 6-2
6. Christian Seraphim (WF 13.55) vs. Bjorn Thomson (TT 13.74) 6-4, 4-6, 0-0, unf
Doubles competition
1. #21 Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF) def. #2 Hugo Dojas/Felipe Soares (TT) 6-4
2. Petros Chrysochos/Jon Ho (WF) def. #56 Alex Sendegeya/Bjorn Thomson (TT) 6-4
3. Jolan Cailleau/Connor Curry (TT) def. Romain Bogaerts/Dennis Uspensky (WF) 6-2
Match Notes
Texas Tech 15-2 (0-0 Big 12); National ranking #6
Wake Forest 10-3 (0-0 ACC); National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,2,1)
T-2:02 A-222

Post-Match Quote from Texas Tech's recap
"This wasn't our best day in terms of play, competing and energy level," Texas Tech head coach Brett Masi said. "When you play a team like Wake Forest, you can't expect to be able to fight back from a bad start. Basically, we didn't show up to start the match. We had some hope during a few of the second sets in singles but couldn't get the job done. Hopefully, this is an experience we will learn from. We have a few weeks to improve and get ready for a tough round of matches."


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Northwestern picked up a nice ranked road win on Sunday when it blanked #32 Harvard in Cambridge. Northwestern took the doubles point with wins at #2 and #3 then won all six singles matches by winning 12 of 14 sets.  NU's 12-1 start equals the previous mark that was set all the way back in the 1988-89 season.

Northwestern will be off for the next two weeks before hosting Illinois and Detroit on March 12th while Harvard is off for almost three weeks before heading to San Diego for the Mission Valley Spring Classic with other participants including San Diego, San Diego State, Denver, Memphis, Princeton, Texas Tech, and Tulane.

#15 Northwestern 7, #32 Harvard 0
Feb 28, 2016 at Cambridge, Mass. (Murr Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. Konrad Zieba (NU 14.44) def. Hu, Nicky (HARV 13.77) 6-3, 6-4
2. Sam Shropshire (NU 13.78) def. Beltrame, Sebastian (HARV 13.03) 6-3, 6-4
3. Strong Kirchheimer (NU 14.29) def. Tao, Kenny (HARV 13.10) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
4. Fedor Baev (NU 13.11) def. Lam, Kelvin (HARV 12.64) 7-6, 6-2
5. Alp Horoz (NU 13.13) def. Zhou, Andy (HARV 13.06) 4-6, 7-6, 10-2
6. Ben Vandixhorn (NU 12.81) def. Thirouin, Jean (HARV 12.93) 7-5, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Yeung, Brian/Zhou, Andy (HARV) vs. Fedor Baev/Strong Kirchheimer (NU) 7-5, unfinished
2. Konrad Zieba/Sam Shropshire (NU) def. Hu, Nicky/Beltrame, Sebastian (HARV) 6-3
3. Alp Horoz/Mihir Kumar (NU) def. Haughey, Conor/Lam, Kelvin (HARV) 6-2
Match Notes:
Northwestern 12-1; National ranking #15
Harvard 8-5; National ranking #32
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (2,1,4*,6,3,5)
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Ohio State and Notre Dame usually play competitive matches every season and Sunday's match in South Bend was no different. Ohio State dropped the doubles point for the third time this the year when Notre Dame's Grayson Broadus and Quentin Monaghan won 6-2 win at #2 and Josh Hagar and Eric Schnurrenberger won 6-3 win at #3.

Martin Joyce (Pic via tennisworldusa.org)
Ohio State rebounded in singles by taking five of six first sets. Mikael Torpegaard was off the court quickly with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Quentin Monaghan at #1 and Herkko Pollanen followed suit with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Eric Schnurrenberger at #5.

Notre Dame's Alex Lawson tied the match at 2-2 after coming back from a first set bagel to defeat Chris Diaz 0-6, 6-2, 6-2 at #3.

Ohio State redshirt freshman Hugo Di Feo made it 3-2 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Eddy Covalschi at #2. The win by Di Feo snapped a two-match losing streak after he won his first six.

Ohio State freshman Martin Joyce ran his dual-match record to a perfect 8-0 by clinching the team win with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 win over Grayson Broadus at #6. Ohio State's Ralf Steinbach won the final match 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 over Eric Schnurrenberger.

The Buckeyes will return to the court next Sunday for a nationally televised match at Oklahoma while Notre Dame opens up conference play on Thursday at Boston College.

#3 Ohio State 5, #47 Notre Dame 2
Feb 26, 2016 at Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion) 
Singles competition
1. #6 Mikael Torpegaard (OSU 14.54) def. #40 Quentin Monaghan (ND 13.90) 6-1, 6-2
2. #17 Hugo Di Feo (OSU 14.28) def. Eddy Covalschi (ND 12.98) 6-4, 6-3
3. Alex Lawson (ND 13.43) def. #32 Chris Diaz (OSU 14.02) 0-6, 6-2, 6-2
4. Ralf Steinbach (OSU 13.99) def. Josh Hagar (ND 13.34) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
5. #45 Herkko Pollanen (OSU 13.67) def. Eric Schnurrenberger (ND 12.91) 6-4, 6-2
6. Martin Joyce (OSU 13.85) def. Grayson Broadus (ND 12.90) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. #19 Mikael Torpegaard/Herkko Pollanen (OSU) def. Eddy Covalschi/Alex Lawson (ND) 6-4
2. Grayson Broadus/Quentin Monaghan (ND) def. #13 Ralf Steinbach/Martin Joyce (OSU) 6-2
3. Josh Hagar/Eric Schnurrenberger (ND) def. Hugo Di Feo/Chris Diaz (OSU) 6-3
Match Notes
Ohio State 14-1; National ranking #3
Notre Dame 6-6; National ranking #47
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,5,3,2,6,4)
T-2:44 A-147

Post-Match Quote from Notre Dame's recap
On the match against No. 3 Ohio State, Coach Sachire said, "Our guys went after it. Ohio State was just a little too good today. It gives us a direction of where to improve. We need to improve our tennis moving forward, but I think the way we approached the match, it was good.
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Adam Steinberg's guys just keep on winning as they swept weekend matches over #31 Washington and #22 Tulsa.

Tulsa took the doubles point by winning both #1 and #3 in tiebreaks but Michigan turned up the heat in singles and took four opening sets. Alex Knight, Runhao Hua, and Kevin Wong would each finish in straight sets at #2, #5, and #6 while Carter Lin clinched the match at #3 with a 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 win over Juan Matias Gonzalez.



Michigan joins the other snowbirds and heads to Florida this week with a Thursday match at Miami before playing at South Florida on Sunday. Tulsa plays at SMU next Sunday before welcoming in Virginia and USC the following week.

#28 Michigan 4, #22 Tulsa 1
02/28/16 at Ann Arbor, Michigan (Varsity Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #39 Or Ram-Harel (Tulsa 13.75) vs. #60 Jathan Malik (Michigan 13.73), DNF 7-6(5), 6-6
2. Alex Knight (Michigan 13.76) def. #110 Carlos Bautista (Tulsa 13.44), 6-3, 6-3
3. Carter Lin (Michigan 13.14) def. Juan Matias Gonzalez (Tulsa 13.37), 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-2
4. Majed Kilani (Tulsa 13.69) vs. Davis Crocker (Michigan 12.80), 6-2, 3-6, 3-3
5. Runhao Hua (Michigan 13.43) def. Francois Kellerman (Tulsa 12.68), 6-1, 6-4
6. Kevin Wong (Michigan 13.17) def. Matthew Kirby (Tulsa 12.54) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Kirby/O.Kellerman (Tulsa) defeated Knight/Hua, 7-6(5)
2. Malik/Wong (Michigan) defeated Bautista/Gonzalez (Tulsa), 6-4
3. McCloskey/Bechard (Tulsa) defeated Cuba/Crocker (Michigan), 7-6(9)
Match Notes
Tulsa 7-4; National Ranking #22
Michigan 9-2; National Ranking #29
Order of Completion: Doubles 2-1-3, Singles 6-2-5-3
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A rough week for #25 NC State got worse on Sunday as the Wolfpack dropped its third match in a row with a 4-1 loss to #55 Old Dominion. ODU hadn't beat NC State since 2007 though with this win the Monarchs have won five of the last nine in the series.

Zvonimir Podvinski (@ ODU Sports)
ODU's Michael Weindl and Jacob Nicolussi won 6-2 at #2 doubles while NC State's Simon Norenius and Michael Ogden won 6-4 at #3. The doubles point came down to a tiebreak at #1 with ODU's Adam Moundir and Aziz Kijametovic taking it 7-6(5)

The Monarchs took four opening sets in singles with Javier Jover Maestre, Zvonimir Podvinski, and Jacob Nicolussi each winning in straight sets at #4, #5, and #6 with Podvinski providing the clincher.

Note: I believe Podvinski's brother is Tomislav (Tommy) who plays at Baylor - both are from Zagreb, Croatia though maybe Podvinski is like Smith over there.

Old Dominion went 8-0 during the month of February while NC State went 7-5.  ODU plays at Elon and Charlotte next weekend while NC State goes to Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

#55 Old Dominion 4, #25 NC State 1 
Feb 28, 2016 at Raleigh, N.C. (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #83 Simon Norenius (ST 13.46) def. #103 Adam Moundir (ODU 13.62) 6-3, 6-4
2. #72 Nick Horton (ST 13.73) vs. Aziz Kijametovic (ODU 12.92) 6-3, 5-7, unf
3. Thomas Weigel (ST 13.63) vs. Michael Weindl (ODU 12.78) 4-6, 6-4, 1-2, unf
4. Javier Jover Maestre (ODU 13.12) def. Shoti Meparidze (ST 12.44) 6-1, 6-1
5. Zvonimir Podvinski (ODU 12.78) def. Igor Saveljic (ST 12.74) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4
6. Jacob Nicolussi (ODU 12.50) def. Ivan Saveljic (ST 12.37) 6-3, 6-1
Doubles competition 
1. #43 Adam Moundir/Aziz Kijametovic (ODU) def. Igor Saveljic/Ivan Saveljic (ST) 7-6 (7-5)
2. Michael Weindl/Jacob Nicolussi (ODU) def. Nick Horton/Thomas Weigel (ST) 6-2
3. Simon Norenius/Michael Ogden (ST) def. J. Jover Maestre/J. Nunez Navarro (ODU) 6-4
Match Notes:
Old Dominion 7-3; National ranking #55
NC State 10-5; National ranking #25
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,4,6,5)

Post-Match Quotes from ODU's recap
"Great team effort today, said ODU head coach Aljosa Piric. "All twelve guys played their role today and earned this win against a good N.C. State team. I am happy with the way we competed. The doubles point came down to a tie-break on Aziz and Adam's court. We took that point and continued the momentum on Courts 4 and 6. Javier and Jacob were the catalysts for today's singles win. On the other courts, we hung in there, we embraced adversity and kept fighting.  That's what this team is all about.

 "We will go home, get some well-deserved rest and on Tuesday we will continue to build, concluded Piric. "We have a tough weekend against Elon and Charlotte ahead.
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Columbia finished its Tennessee road trip undefeated after it held on to beat #45 Vanderbilt 4-3. The match was played indoors at Vandy's five-court facility so the deciding match at #6 singles didn't go on court until the first singles match finished up.

Columbia took the doubles point with wins at #1 and #3 but Vanderbilt would take first sets on four of the five courts. Mike Vermeer earned the one first set for Columbia at #3 and then he finished off Rhys Johnson 6-1, 6-3 to make it 2-0.

Vanderbilt racked up straight set wins from Daniel Valent, Cameron Klinger, and Baker Newman at #1, #2, and #4 to put the Commodores up 3-2.

Columbia junior Richard Pham jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first set by winning all five games on deciding points but Kris Yee came back to win seven straight games, five on the deciding point, to take the opening set 7-5. Pham would take the second set 6-4 then pull away in the third to close out a 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 win to even the overall match at 3-3.

Timothy Wang (@ Ethan Wu/Columbia Spectator)
The final match on court was at #6 as Columbia freshman Timmy Wang was taking on Vanderbilt freshman Alex Ross. Wang rolled to a 6-1 first set then led 5-2 in the second before Ross broke and held to make it 5-4. Wang went down 15-30 but won the next 3 points to close it out the 6-1, 6-4 win.

"Happy for Rich and Tim. We had 3 straight matches at National Indoors so close like today. It went the other way for Rich at 3-3 against Baylor, so this result was nice for him. For Timmy to serve it out like that for the match was pretty tough," said Columbia assistant coach Howard Endelman.

Columbia next plays in two weeks when it goes to Ann Arbor to face Michigan while Vanderbilt plays at #1 North Carolina on Friday

#23 Columbia 4, #45 Vanderbilt 3
Feb 28, 2016 at Nashville, TN (Currey Tennis Center)
Doubles competition
1. #10  Shawn Hadavi/Richard Pham (CU) def. Rhys Johnson/Cameron Klinger; 6-0
2. Daniel Valent/Pen Binet (VU) def. Michal Rolski/Mike Vermer (CU); 6-4
3. Miguel Alda/Christopher Grant (CU) def. Tate Allwardt/Baker Newman (VU); 7-5
Singles competition
1. #64 Daniel Valent (VU 14.08) def. #54 Shawn Hadavi (CU 13.97); 6-0, 6-4
2. Cameron Klinger (VU 13.79) def. Victor Pham (CU 13.84); 7-5, 6-1
3. Mike Vermeer (CU 13.79) def. Rhys Johnson (VU 13.14); 6-1, 6-3
4. Baker Newman (VU 13.44) def. Michal Rolski (CU 12.82); 6-2, 6-4
5. Richard Pham (CU 13.21) def. Kris Yee (VU 13.20); 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
6. Timothy Wang (CU 13.35) def. Alex Ross (VU 12.73); 6-1, 6-4
Match Notes:
Columbia 8-3; National ranking #23
Vanderbilt 8-5; National ranking #45
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,1,4,2,5,6)




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The weekend of upsets continued on Saturday with three higher ranked team going down on top of the seven that were upset yesterday. The biggest upset in terms of ranking took place in Starkville but I'll start off in Evanston where Northwestern was looking to snap a 27-match, 19 year, losing streak to in-state rival Illinois.

Even though Northwestern was shutout by the Illini earlier this season it had to be optimistic with a big home crowd on hand. Northwestern got things started off on the right foot by claiming the doubles point for the 12th time in 14 tries with a 6-4 win at No. 2 and a 6-3 win at No. 3.

Illinois rebounded in singles and took four opening sets but it wouldn't be able to close out any of them in straight sets. Northwestern's Alp Horoz didn't have any issues closing out his match in straight sets as he whipped Brian Page 6-2, 6-1 at No. 6 in just under an hour.

Julian Childers put the Illini on the board with a come from behind 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 win over Fedor Baev at No. 4 and Aron Hiltzik would even the match at 2-2 with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win over Strong Kirchheimer at No. 3.

Northwestern's Sam Shropshire put Northwestern back ahead after he upset Jared Hiltzik 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 at No. 2. Shropshire jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the third set before Hiltzik won three straight to go ahead 4-3. Shropshire broke Hiltzik's 5-5 service game and then served it out for the win.

Sam Shropshire (Pic vai Brian Lee/Daily Northwestern)
Illinois sophomore Aleks Vukic evened the match at 3-3 with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win over Konrad Zieba at No. 1 which meant it all came down to a pair of freshmen at No. 5 to decide it.

Illinois's Asher Hirsch took the first set 6-2 and led 5-2 in the second set but Ben Vandixhorn rallied back to even it at 5-5. It'd go to a tiebreak and Hirsch would lead 5-2 but Vandixhorn took six of the next seven points to take it 8-6 to force a third set. Vandixhorn went up a quick break in the third set and took the final set 6-2 to give Northwestern its historic win over Illinois.

Facts from NU's recap: beat a top-10 team for the first time since the ITA began archiving rankings in 1981.  At 13-1, they are off to the best start in program history, surpassing the 1988-89 team, which began that year 12-1.



#11 Northwestern 4, #8 Illinois 3
Mar 12, 2016 at Evanston, Ill. (Combe Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #6 Aleks Vukic (ILL) def. #11 Konrad Zieba (NU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
2. #83 Sam Shropshire (NU) def. #8 Jared Hiltzik (ILL) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
3. #63 Aron Hiltzik (ILL) def. #95 Strong Kirchheimer (NU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
4. Julian Childers (ILL) def. Fedor Baev (NU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
5. Ben Vandixhorn (NU) def. Asher Hirsch (ILL) 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
6. Alp Horoz (NU) def. Brian Page (ILL) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Jared Hiltzik/Alex Jesse (ILL) def. Fedor Baev/Strong Kirchheimer (NU) 6-3
2. Konrad Zieba/Sam Shropshire (NU) def. Aron Hiltzik/Aleks Vukic (ILL) 6-4
3. Alp Horoz/Mihir Kumar (NU) def. Julian Childers/Pengxuan Jiang (ILL) 6-3
Match Notes:
Illinois 7-6; National ranking #8
Northwestern 13-1; National ranking #11
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,4,3,2,1,5)
Official: John Coleman T-2:49 A-457

Post-Match Quotes from Northwestern's recap
 "We are trying to build a program here," head coach Arvid Swan said. "Our guys are buying in, and we are trying to break streaks. That was certainly a goal to beat Illinois."

"We knew we had to bring our A-game today, and we did," Swan said. "I am really proud of the team."

Post-Match Quotes from Illinois's recap
"I give Northwestern a lot of credit. We had winning positions and multiple match points in spots where they came back and won," head coach Brad Dancer said. "Once we didn't capitalize, Northwestern did a good job of seizing opportunities. I'm not sure how to express the team's gratitude to the Net Nuts and all our alumni that made a road trip turn into an electric home atmosphere. Our students and all our supporters in Chicago are incredible. THANK YOU from the whole team."

"We need to have that growing mindset and building toward specific purposes," Dancer said. "It's an important time for all of us to have ownership. We are definitely looking to getting to California and the competition against Baylor."
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Mississippi State blanked No. 12 Kentucky for the first time since 1969 (per MSU recap) by really taking it to Kentucky in every faucet of the game. The match was originally scheduled to be played on Friday but rain pushed it back to Saturday and after the way the match went Kentucky probably wished it never stopped raining.
Rishab Agarwal (Pic by Kelly Price/MSU Athletics)

Mississippi State dominated in doubles by winning 6-1 at No. 1 and 6-2 at No. 2 and also led at No. 3 when the point was clinched.

State took five opening sets in singles and Rishab Agarwal, Nuno Borges, Niclas Braun, and Strahinja Rakic would each win in straight sets at 2, 3, 4, and 5 with Braun clinching the team win at No. 4.

State was on the verge of closing out the other two matches out as well but both were abandoned after it started to rain. Both teams have a quick turnaround with State hosting LSU on Sunday while Kentucky goes an hour down the road to Tuscaloosa to play Alabama.

#44 Mississippi State 5, #12 Kentucky 0
March 12, 2016 A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre Starkville, Miss.
Doubles competition
1. Nuno Borges/Niclas Braun (MSU) def. William Bushamuka/Nils Ellefsen (UK) 6-1
2. Mate Cutura/Trevor Foshey (MSU) def. Ryotaro Matsumura/Enzo Wallart (UK) 6-2
3. Rishab Agarwal/Vaughn Hunter (MSU) vs. Gus Benson/Kevin Lai (UK) 5-4 susp.
Singles competition
1. #36 Mate Cutura (MSU) vs. #23 William Bushamuka (UK) 6-2, 4-6, 5-3, susp.
2. #77 Rishab Agarwal (MSU) def. #108 Ryotaro Matsumura (UK) 6-4, 6-2
3. Nuno Borges (MSU) def. Nils Ellefsen (UK) 7-6(4), 7-6(1)
4. Niclas Braun (MSU) def. Enzo Wallart (UK) 6-3, 6-4
5. Strahinja Rakic (MSU) Trey Yates (UK) 6-1, 7-5
6. Trevor Foshey (MSU) vs. Austin Hussey (UK) 2-6, 6-1, 5-4, susp.
Match Notes
Mississippi State 10-3; National Ranking #44
Kentucky 10-3; National Ranking #12
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2);  Singles (2,5,4,3)

Post-Match Quotes from Miss State's recap
"The guys are hungry and we need these ranked wins, " head coach Matt Roberts said following the win. "The guys trust each other and they're seeing that all of their hard work is paying off on the court. It's a gradual process for us, because we have a lot of young guys and they have to understand what college tennis is all about.

"We know our doubles have the potential to beat a lot of good teams, Roberts said. "We've been working a lot on our doubles play lately and they're visualizing on winning the point, which has paid off.

"We're happy about today's win, but we know we have a lot of work ahead of us, "Roberts said. "We are still hungry and we're going to take it one match at a time. Tennessee is a great team and they're always good in doubles, so we know we have to bring it tomorrow.

Post-Match Quotes from Kentucky's recap
"The boys looked a bit tired today and the level of play was a little below what it has been, fifth-year head coach Cedric Kauffmann said. "We will bounce back. This is a tough young group.
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Virginia will be the new No. 1 on Tuesday after defeating No. 13 Oklahoma 4-3 in a neutral site matchup that took place in Tulsa. Virginia took the doubles point with wins at 1 and 2 and then picked up three first sets in singles after Thai-Son Kwiatkowski came back from 5-2 down to take the set 7-5 at No. 2.

J.C. Aragone (Pic via Daily Progress)
Virginia's Henrik Wiersholm didn't have any issues as
he blew past OU's Florin Bragusi 6-0, 6-4 at No. 5 which put UVA up 2-0.  OU's Axel Alvarez put the Sooners on the board with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Ryan Shane at No. 1 but Thai-Son Kwiatkowski made it 3-1 with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Alex Ghilea at No. 2.

J.C. Aragone clinched the win with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Maxime Mora at No. 4.  The final two matches were played out with OU's Spencer Papa defeating Collin Altamirano 7-6, 6-2 and Andre Biro getting past Mac Styslinger 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 at No. 6.

I was following the live scoring/streaming but for whatever reason they only live scoring on three courts and the video crapped out mid-way through the first sets and never came back (at least it didn't for me). The scoring and video worked fine for the earlier USC/Tulsa match so it was disappointing to have it not work for the higher profile match. Let's hope this isn't an issue when the NCAA Championships roll into town in May.

#4 Virginia 4, #13 Oklahoma 3
March 12, 2016 at Tulsa, OK (Michael D. Case Tennis Center)
Singles competition 
1. #41 Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU) def. #13 Ryan Shane (VA) 6-2, 7-5 
2. #3 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (VA) def. #99 Alex Ghilea (OU) 7-5, 6-3 
3. Spencer Papa (OU) def. #47 Collin Altamirano (VA) 7-6(5), 6-2 
4. #116 J.C. Aragone (VA) def. #92 Maxime Mora (OU) 6-4, 6-3 
5. Henrik Wiersholm (VA) def. Florin Bragusi (OU) 6-0, 6-4 
6. Andre Biro (OU) def. Mac Styslinger (VA) 7-6, 3-6, 6-4
Doubles competition 
1. #6 Ryan Shane/Luca Corinteli (VA) def. #24 Spencer Papa/Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU) 6-2 
2. #7 Mac Styslinger/Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (VA) def. #46 Alex Ghilea/Andrew Harris (OU) 6-3 
3. Andre Biro/Maxime Mora (OU) def. J.C. Aragone/Collin Altamirano (VA) 6-2 
Match Notes:
Virginia 12-2; National Ranking #4
Oklahoma 7-6; National Ranking #13
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,1,2,4,3,6)

Post-Match Quotes from Virginia's recap
"Oklahoma is a great team so we are pleased to come out with the win," said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. "We continue to show signs of improvement with each match, but we still have lots of work ahead of us."

Post-Match Quotes from Oklahoma's recap
"We played a very good match today and just came up a little short, head coach John Roddick said. "Give UVA a lot of credit, they played well. There were a lot of positives to take from this match and hopefully we can keep improving.
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In the opening match of the day in Tulsa it was No. 15 USC trouncing No. 26 Tulsa 7-0. USC took the doubles point with wins at 1 and 2 then the Trojans picked won on all six singles courts with three of them coming in straight sets.

Nick Crystal was off quickly with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Carlos Bautista at No. 2 and a short while later Laurens Verboven won 6-3, 6-4 over Dominic Bechard at No. 6. Max de Vroome would clinch the team match with a 7-6, 6-1 win over Or Ram-Harel at No. 1 and then Jake DeVine, Logan Smith, and Thibault Forget would each win in three sets to complete the shutout.

USC returns to the court next weekend when it faces Oklahoma and Baylor at the BNP Paribas Challenge in Indian Wells while Tulsa goes to TCU on Tuesday.

#15 USC 7, #26 Tulsa 0
March 12, 2016 at Tulsa, OK (Michael D. Case Tennis Center)
Singles competition 
1. #32 Max de Vroome (USC) def. #39 Or Ram-Harel (Tulsa) 7-6, 6-1
2. #35 Nick Crystal (USC) def. Carlos Bautista (Tulsa) 6-0, 6-2
3. #113 Jake DeVine (USC) def. Juan Matias Gonzalez (Tulsa), 6-2, 1-6, 6-4
4. #40 Logan Smith (USC) def. Dylan McCloskey (Tulsa), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
5. #91 Thibault Forget (USC) def. Majed Kilani (Tulsa), 4-6, 6-0, 10-7
6. Laurens Verboven (USC) def. Dominic Bechard (Tulsa), 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition 
1. #74 Crystal/Verboven (USC) def. McCloskey/Kirby (Tulsa), 6-3
2. DeVroome/DeVine (USC) def. Ram-Harel/Gonzalez (Tulsa), 6-2
3. Bechard/Bautista (Tulsa) vs. Jaede/T.Smith (USC), DNF 5-4
Match Notes:
USC 8-3; National Ranking #15
Tulsa 7-7; National Ranking #26
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,6,1,3,5,4)
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In one of the best matches of the day it was No. 24 Michigan holding off a late charge to defeat No. 31 Columbia 4-2. Michigan took the doubles point to claim the early 1-0 lead but it wasn't an easy point. Columbia's Mike Vermeer and Michal Rolski won 6-4 at No. 2 while Michigan's Alex Knight and Runhao Hua won 6-4 at No. 1. Columbia's Christopher Grant and Miguel Alda had two match points at No. 3 doubles when receiving serve up 5-4, 30-40 but they were able to close it out and ended up falling 7-5 to Michigan's Gabe Tishman and Myles Schalet.
Myles Schalet put Michigan ahead 2-0 when he knocked off Timothy Wang 6-2, 7-5 at No. 6. It looked like Wang was going to force a third set when he led 5-2 and was up 0-40 on the Schalet serve but the Michigan freshman fought back to win it in straights.
Michigan's Jathan Malik made it 3-0 when he got past Victor Pham 6-3, 7-6 at No. 2 but Columbia would get on the board with a three set win from Shawn Hadavi at No. 1.
Michigan's Carter Lin looked like he'd get the clinch at No. 4 however Columbia's Mike Vermeer fought off three match point to take the second set in a tiebreak and force a third.  Columbia's Michal Rolski would also force a third set when he took the second set over Runhao Hua at No. 5

Columbia's Eric Rubin cut the Michigan lead to 3-2 with a 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 win over Kevin Wong at No. 5 so with the other two matches into a third set it looked like it was going to be a photo finish.

Michigan's Runhao Hua got the key break to go up 6-5 then he served it out from 40-30 to clinch the Michigan win.



"Michigan played well and deserved to win. Obviously not getting the doubles point after having two match points in the decider was tough, but our guys hung around well in singles. It will be great to get outdoors this week," said Columbia associate head coach Howard Endelman

#24 Michigan 4, #31 Columbia 2
March 12, 2016 at Tampa, Florida (USF Varsity Tennis Courts)
Singles competition
1. #54 Shawn Hadavi (Columbia) def. #60 Alex Knight (U-M), 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
2. #85 Jathan Malik (U-M) def. Victor Pham (Columbia), 6-3, 7-6 (8)
3. #123 Carter Lin (U-M) vs. Mike Vermeer (Columbia), 6-4, 6-7 (8), 4-4 abandoned
4. Eric Rubin (Columbia) def. Kevin Wong (U-M), 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1
5. Runhao Hua (U-M) def. Michal Rolski (Columbia), 6-3, 5-7, 7-5
6. Myles Schalet (U-M) def. Timothy Wang (Columbia), 6-2, 7-5
Doubles competition
1. Alex Knight/Runhao Hua (U-M) def. #10 Shawn Hadavi/Richard Pham (Columbia), 6-4
2. #33 Mike Vermeer/Michal Rolski (Columbia) def. Jathan Malik/Kevin Wong (U-M), 6-4 
3. Gabe Tishman/Myles Schalet (U-M) def. Christopher Grant/Miguel Alda (Columbia), 7-5
Match Notes:
Michigan 11-3; National Ranking #24
Columbia 8-4; National Ranking #31
Order of finish: Doubles 2-1-3; Singles 6-2-1-4-5

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Troy won for the 9th time in its last 10 matches by upsetting No. 65 UNC Wilmington 4-3. Wilmington took the doubles point with wins at 1 and 3 but Troy came back in singles and took five opening sets.

UNCW's Christiaan Van der Burgh took the Seahawks only first set and he'd be the first one to finish with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Pablo Moreno at No. 2.

Troy's Daniel Bustamante and Giovani Samaha won in straight sets at 1 and 3 to even the match at 2-2 and then Mustapha Belcora put the Trojans ahead with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 win over Javier Restrepo at No. 4.

UNCW's Aviv Ben Shabat tied the match at 3-3 with a 1-6, 7-6, 6-1 win over Hassan Ndayishimiye at No. 6 but Troy's Andy Lau clinched it for the Trojans with a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 win over Andres Torres at No. 5.

Troy started off the season by playing a tough schedule and really paid for it by going just 1-10 but once everyone got settled in the wins have been raining down from the sky.

Troy 4, #65 UNC Wilmington 3
March 12, 2016 at Tampa, Florida (USF Varsity Tennis Courts)
Doubles competition
1. Christiaan Van der Burgh/Aviv Ben Shabat (UNCW) def. Pablo Moreno/Andy Lau (TROY) 6-4
2. Andre Baldo/Vaclav Slezak (TROY) def. Javier Restrepo/Xander Veys (UNCW) 6-4
3. Gianlucca Massa/Santtu Leskinen (UNCW) def. G Samaha/Hassan Ndayishimiye (TROY) 6-4
Singles competition
1. Daniel Bustamante (TROY) def. Santtu Leskinen (UNCW) 6-4, 7-6
2. Christiaan Van der Burgh (UNCW) def. Pablo Moreno (TROY) 6-4, 6-4
3. Giovani Samaha (TROY) def. Agustin Savarino (UNCW) 6-3, 6-4
4. Mustapha Belcora (TROY) def. Javier Restrepo (UNCW) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
5. Andy Lau (TROY) def. Andres Torres (UNCW) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
6. Aviv Ben Shabat (UNCW) def. Hassan Ndayishimiye (TROY) 1-6, 7-6, 6-1
Match Notes:
UNC Wilmington 6-5; National Ranking #65
Troy 10-11
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,1,3,4,6,5)
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Other Saturday scores:
#16 South Florida def. #23 Penn State 4-0 - USF recap
#33 Rice def. New Orleans 4-0 - Rice recap
#33 Rice def. UT Rio Grande Valley 4-0
#11 Northwestern def. Detroit 7-0
#24 Michigan def. Toledo 5-2 - Michigan recap
#63 New Mexico def. #71 Utah State 4-1 - New Mexico recap
#20 Oregon def. Fresno State 7-0 - Oregon recap
#49 Wisconsin def. Brown 4-2 - Wisconsin recap
Boise State def. Michigan State 5-2 - Boise State recap
San Diego State def. Arizona 4-3 - SDSU recap
#59 Georgia State def. Louisiana Lafayette 4-0 - Georgia State recap
#40 Old Dominion def. College of Charleston 6-1 - COC recap
NAIA #1 Georgia Gwinnett def. Tennessee Tech 4-0 - GGC recap


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After a calm Wednesday the pace picked up on Thursday with Ohio State taking on South Florida while the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley Spring Classic got underway with four close matches at two different sites.

No. 4 Ohio State made its outdoors debut in Tampa and despite getting tested the Buckeyes still had enough in the tank to get past No. 16 South Florida 4-3.  Ohio State's Chris Diaz didn't play in doubles (reasons unknown) but the Buckeyes still managed to win at No. 1 and No. 2. Diaz's normal partner, Hugo Di Feo, and Matt Mendez led 5-3 at No. 3 when the point was clinched.

Ohio State took four opening sets in singles and Martin Joyce quickly finished his match at No. 6 with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Everth Dzib. USF sophomore Peter Bertran rolled over Chris Diaz 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 and junior Sasha Gozun cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 win over Ralf Steinbach at No. 3.

Ohio State junior Herkko Pollanen defeated Ignacio Gonzalez Muniz 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5 and then Mikael Torpegaard clinched the match with a 7-6(0), 6-1 win over Roberto Cid at No. 1.

The final match was played out at No. 2 with South Florida's Dominic Cotrone getting past Hugo Di Feo 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Note: South Florida was playing without two of its usual starters with both Justin Roberts and Vadym Kalyuzhnyy out of the lineup.


#4 Ohio State 4, #16 South Florida 3
Mar 17, 2016 at Tampa, Fla. (USF Varsity Courts)
Singles competition
1. Mikael Torpegaard (OSU) def. Roberto Cid (USF) 7-6 (7-0), 6-1
2. Dominic Cotrone (USF) def. Hugo Di Feo (OSU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
3. Sasha Gozun (USF) def. Ralf Steinbach (OSU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Peter Bertran (USF) def. Chris Diaz (OSU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Herkko Pollanen (OSU) def. Ignacio Gonzalez Muniz (USF) 6-2, 6-3
6. Martin Joyce (OSU) def. Everth Dzib (USF) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Mikael Torpegaard/Herkko Pollanen (OSU) def. Sasha Gozun/Dominic Cotrone (USF) 6-4
2. Ralf Steinbach/Martin Joyce (OSU) def. Roberto Cid/Ignacio Gonzalez Muniz (USF) 6-4
3. Hugo Di Feo/Matt Mendez (OSU) vs. Everth Dzib/Peter Bertran (USF) 5-3, unf.
Match Notes
Ohio State 16-1; National ranking #4
USF 11-6; National ranking #16
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,4,3,5,1,2)
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San Diego got off to a slow start against No. 49 Harvard by dropping the doubles point but the Toreros managed to turn it around in singles and came away with a 4-1 win.

San Diego won five of six first sets in singles with Filip Vittek, Romain Kalaydjian, Jaan Kononov, and Alexandros Araouzos winning at 3, 4, 5, and 6 with Vittek clinching it at No. 3.

#34 San Diego 4, #49 Harvard 1
Mar 17, 2016 at San Diego, CA (Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #26 Uros Petronijevic (USD) vs. #122 Hu, Nicky (HARV) 3-6, 6-3, 4-3, unf
2. #53 Jordan Angus (USD) vs. Beltrame, Sebastian (HARV) 6-2, 4-6, 3-3, unf
3. Filip Vittek (USD) def. Tao, Kenny (HARV) 7-5, 6-2
4. #118 Romain Kalaydjian (USD) def. Lam, Kelvin (HARV) 7-5, 6-2
5. Jaan Kononov (USD) def. Zhou, Andy (HARV) 7-5, 6-1
6. Alexandros Araouzos (USD) def. Thirouin, Jean (HARV) 6-4, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Hu, Nicky/Yeung, Brian (HARV) def. Uros Petronijevic/Filip Vittek (USD) 6-4
2. Joshua Page/Jordan Angus (USD) def. Zhou, Andy/Morrow, Christopher (HARV) 6-1
3. Thirouin, Jean/Beltrame, Sebastian (HARV) def. A Araouzos/R Kalaydjian (USD) 6-2
Match Notes
Harvard 9-6; National ranking #49
San Diego 9-6; National ranking #34
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,4,5,3)



Post-Match Quotes from USD's recap
"We came out a bit flat in doubles but bounced back nicely in the first hour of singles play." Head Coach Ryan Keckley said. "It was important for us to capture the momentum early in certain match ups and we did just that."

"It was impressive to see our lower spots have so much success today." Keckley said. "We are really starting to hit our stride and we look forward to tomorrow's match up with a skilled Tulane team."
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No. 8 Texas Tech got all it wanted against No. 75 San Diego State but the Red Raiders held on to win 4-3. Texas Tech won what turned out to be an important doubles point by taking the deciding court at No. 1 in a tiebreak.

Bjorn Thomson (Pic Via Texas Tech)
Tech won four first sets in singles but it'd only be able to finish two of those in straight sets. Tech's Felipe Soares and Jolan Cailleau won easily at No. 1 and No. 4 but SDSU's Hendrik Jebens and Cornelius Kolb also won easily at No. 2 and No. 6.

SDSU's Milen Iankiev tied the match at 3-3 by coming back from a set down to defeat Alex Sendegeya 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3. The final match on court at No. 6 was freshman versus freshman. Texas Tech's Bjorn Thomson took the first set 6-3 but SDSU's Sander Gjoels-Andersen got the second 6-4. Thomson got the one break he needed in the third and clinched it 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

#8 Texas Tech 4, #75 San Diego State 3
03/17/16 at San Diego, Calif. (Aztec Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #22 Felipe Soares (TT) def. #100 Freddy Gelbrich (SDST) 6-2, 6-1
2. Hendrik Jebens (SDST) def. #94 Hugo Dojas (TT) 6-1, 6-2
3. Milen Iankiev (SDST) def. #124 Alex Sendegeya (TT) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
4. Jolan Cailleau (TT) def. Marko Goles-Babic (SDST) 6-3, 6-3
5. Bjorn Thomson (TT) def. Sander Gjoels-Andersen (SDST) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
6. Cornelius Kolb (SDST) def. Connor Curry (TT) 6-3, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #1 Hugo Dojas/Felipe Soares (TT) def. Santiago Cevallos/Milen Iankiev (SDST) 7-6 (8-6)
2. #44 Alex Sendegeya/Bjorn Thomson (TT) def. Marko Goles-Babic/Freddy Gelbrich (SDST) 6-2
3. Hendrik Jebens/Sander Gjoels-Andersen (SDST) def. Jolan Cailleau/Connor Curry (TT) 7-5
Match Notes
San Diego State 5-7; National ranking #75
Texas Tech 17-2; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,2,4,6,3,5)
T-3:02

Post-Match Quotes from TT's recap
"We weren't all there today," Texas Tech head coach Brett Masi said. "The bottom line is we need to regroup quickly and learn from this performance. San Diego State played us hard and wanted to win. Luckily, we had a few guys come through in the clutch and give us the win."

Post-Match Quotes from SDSU's recap
"I'm proud of the team, head coach Gene Carswell said. "We battled back in several different situations and to have it come down to a final set against a team that's top eight in the country, it shows that the team is expecting a lot more out of the season from what we've done up to now. Today's performance shows that our guys are putting in some hard work on the practice courts.
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No. 46 Denver took the doubles point over No. 28 Tulane but the Green Waves came back in singles and swept the top four to get a tough 4-3 win.

Tulane's Dominik Koepfer, Sebastian Rey, and Chi-Shan Jao won in straight sets at 1, 3, and 4 while Denver's Zach Fryer won in straight sets at 6. Denver's Yannik James won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 at No. 5 over Alex Van Cott but Tulane's Constantin Schmitz clinched the win at No. 2 with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 win over Diogo Rocha.

#28 Tulane 4, #46 Denver 3
Mar 17, 2016 at San Diego, Calif. (University of San Diego) 
Singles competition
1. #1 Dominik Koepfer (TLN) def. Henry Craig (DU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
2. #111 Constantin Schmitz (TLN) def. Diogo Rocha (DU) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
3. Sebastian Rey (TLN) def. David Fox (DU) 6-2, 6-4
4. Chi-Shan Jao (TLN) def. Alex Gasson (DU) 6-0, 6-3
5. Yannik James (DU) def. Alex Van Cott (TLN) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
6. Zach Fryer (DU) def. Tyler Schick (TLN) 6-4, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #33 Dominik Koepfer/Chi-Shan Jao (TLN) vs. David Fox/Alex Gasson (DU) 5-4, unf
2. Diogo Rocha/Henry Craig (DU) def. Constantin Schmitz/Sebastian Rey (TLN) 6-3
3. Yannik James/Zach Fryer (DU) def. Alex Van Cott/Ian Van Cott (TLN) 6-4
Match Notes
Denver 9-5; National ranking #46
Tulane 10-3; National ranking #28
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (4,6,3,1,5,2)

Post-Match Quotes from Tulane's recap
"Denver has a very tough team, just as we expected, and put a lot of heat on us from the beginning, Tulane men's tennis head coach Mark Booras stated. "Our guys showed a lot of fight and focus under pressure today to pull out a win.

"We played a pretty flat doubles point to go down 1-0, Booras explained. "We challenged them in our short break between doubles and singles to snap out of it and not let it affect them the wrong way emotionally and to come out sprinting in singles. They responded to the challenge to get a great start and maintained control and stuck with their game plans to close them out.
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In a battle of the Tigers it was Princeton pulling away from Memphis 4-2. Princeton took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 and then Princeton grabbed four first sets in singles.

Memphis only took two first sets in singles but both Andrew Watson and Ryan Peniston finished in straight sets at No. 1 and No. 2 to put Memphis ahead 2-1. Princeton's Kial Kaiser won in straight sets at No. 6 and then Thomas Colautti put Princeton ahead 3-2 with a straight sets win at No. 3.

Princeton's Joshua Yablon and Luke Gamble both went ahead 5-0 in the third and in a race to the finish line it'd be Yablon that would get the clincher at No. 4.

#36 Princeton 4, #26 Memphis 2
Mar 17, 2016 at San Diego, Calif (Aztec Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #86 Andrew Watson (MEM) def. Diego Vives (PT) 6-3, 6-2
2. #61 Ryan Peniston (MEM) def. Alexander Day (PT) 6-3, 6-1
3. Thomas Colautti (PT) def. Kai Lemke (MEM) 6-2, 6-4
4. Joshua Yablon (PT) def. Chris Patzanovsky (MEM) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 
5. Luke Gamble (PT) vs. Felix Rauch (MEM) 6-2, 5-7, 5-0 unf.
6. Kial Kaiser (PT) def. Shakeel Manji (MEM) 6-2, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Alexander Day/Luke Gamble (PT) def. Louis Asser/Kai Lemke (MEM) 6-4 
2. Ryan Peniston/Felix Rauch (MEM) def. Thomas Colautti/Ben Tso (PT) 6-4 
3. Diego Vives/Kial Kaiser (PT) def. Andrew Watson/Shakeel Manji (MEM) 7-5
Match Notes:
Princeton 12-4; National ranking #36
Memphis 7-7; National ranking #26
Order of finish: Doubles: 1,2,3; Singles: 2,1,6,3,4

Post-Match Quotes from Princeton's recap
Coach Billy Pate on the match: "This was another great win for us, particularly as we haven't been as sharp in the previous three matches we played outdoors before today. Memphis is a very strong team and has had a lot of success this year. As it is much of the time, the doubles was pivotal and it allowed us some breathing room as the match wore on. Though we won four first sets in singles, Memphis made a push by going up 2-1 as they were exceptionally strong at the top two positions. I was pleased with the way we kept our poise and finished with confidence. It will be a great opportunity for us tomorrow and we look forward to getting back out and building on today's match."
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No. 39 Columbia picked up its second road win in the last three days with a 4-3 win in Dallas over No. 44 SMU.

It looked like Columbia would start off in a 1-0 hole when SMU won at No. 1 doubles and led 5-0 at No. 3 doubles. However CU's No. 3 team of Miguel Alda and Christopher Grant won the next seven games to take it 7-5 and clinch the doubles point for the Lions.

Each team took three opening sets in singles and four of the six matches would finish in straight sets. Michal Rolski put Columbia up 2-0 with a routine 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 6 over Yates Johnson. SMU's Samm Butler countered with a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 3 and his teammate Ronald Slobodchikov won 6-2, 7-5 over Richard Pham at No. 5.

Eric Rubin (Pic Via Columbia)
Columbia freshman Victor Pham put the Lions back ahead 3-2 with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Nate Lammons at No. 2 and senior Eric Rubin would clinch it with a 6-7(8), 6-4, 6-3 win over Markus Kerner at No. 4.

The final match was played out with SMU's Hunter Johnson winning 6-7, 7-5, 6-2 over Shawn Hadavi.

Columbia finishes up its road trip on Saturday afternoon at No. 3 TCU while SMU welcomes in Dartmouth, Marquette, and Texas Permian Basin this weekend. 

#39 Columbia 4, #44 SMU 3
Mar 17, 2016 at Dallas, Texas (Turpin Stadium)
Singles Competition
1. #71 Hunter Johnson (SMU) def. #64 Hadavi, Shawn (COLU) 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-2
2. Pham, Victor (COLU) def. #87 Nate Lammons (SMU) 7-5, 6-2
3. Samm Butler (SMU) def. Vermeer, Mike (COLU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Rubin, Eric (COLU) def. Markus Kerner (SMU) 6-7 (8-10), 6-4, 6-3
5. Ronald Slobodchikov (SMU) def. Pham, Richard (COLU) 6-2, 7-5
6. Rolski, Michal (COLU) def. Yates Johnson (SMU) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles Competition
1. #28 Hunter Johnson/Yates Johnson (SMU) def. Hadavi, Shawn/Pham, Richard (COLU) 6-2
2. #32 Rolski, Michal/Vermeer, Mike (COLU) def. #22 N Lammons/Arkadijs Slobodkins (SMU) 6-3
3. Alda, Miguel/Grant, Christopher (COLU) def. Markus Kerner/Samm Butler (SMU) 7-5
Match Notes:
Columbia 10-4; National ranking #39
SMU 13-5; National ranking #44
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,3,5,2,4,1)
T-3:12 A-98

"Terrific match that could not have been closer. #1 and #4 singles were in first set breakers at the same time as the first set at #2 was 5-all. SMU is a great team and we got a little lucky to get the doubles point. That being said, happy for our #3 dubs guys. They lost two match points that ultimately decided the Michigan match. Then they come back tonight from three match points down, which turned out to be the difference," said Columbia associate head coach Howard Endelman.


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It was a good day for the Pac-12 at the BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Tennis Challenge as both No. 14 Cal and No. 12 USC picked up wins over Big 12 opponents.

In the first match of the day it was the Battle of the Bears as Cal took on No. 21 Baylor. BU's Max Tchoutakian and Tommy Podvinski picked up a 6-2 win at No. 2 but Cal's Mads Engsted and J.T. Nishimura countered with a 6-3 win at No. 3. Cal's No. 1 team of Filip Bergevi and Florian Lakat served for the match up 5-3 but BU's Julian Lenz and Will Little broke and then Lenz held for 5-5. Cal held for 6-5 then Bergevi and Lakat broke the Little serve from 30-40 to win it 7-5.


In singles action there were three close matches and three routs. Baylor only took two first sets but Julian Lenz was able to close out his match over Florian Lakat in straight sets with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 1. Cal's Filip Bergevi put Cal ahead 2-1 with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Will Little at No. 4 and then Andre Goransson put Cal up 3-1 with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Felipe Rios at No. 3.
Baylor made a charge on the other courts with Max Tchoutakian pushing Billy Griffth to a third set at No. 2 while Tommy Podvinski got the equalizer at No. 6 against J.T. Nishimura. Baylor's Jimmy Bendeck was also looking good at No. 5 with the freshman up a set and break on Oskar Wikberg.

Baylor needed to win all three matches but it was going to be tough after Max Tchoutakian went down an early double break to Billy Griffith at No. 2. Griffith was serving up 3-0 but Tchoutakian broke and then held to make it 3-2. Griffith, who was playing at No. 2 for the first time this season, wouldn't get broke again and would hold on to clinch it 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

The other matches were abandoned with BU's Jimmy Bendeck serving for the match at No. 5 while Cal's J.T. Nishimura was serving up 2-1 in the third at No. 6.

#14 California 4, #21 Baylor 1
Mar 19, 2016 at Indian Wells, Calif. (Indian Wells Tennis Garden) 
Singles competition
1. #17 Julian Lenz (BU) def. #31 Florian Lakat (CAL) 6-2, 6-2
2. #37 Billy Griffith (CAL) def. #56 Max Tchoutakian (BU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
3. #10 Andre Goransson (CAL) def. Felipe Rios (BU) 6-3, 6-0
4. Filip Bergevi (CAL) def. Will Little (BU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Jimmy Bendeck (BU) vs. #52 Oskar Wikberg (CAL) 7-6(6), *5-4
6. J.T. Nishimura (CAL) vs. Tommy Podvinski (BU) 6-3, 4-6, *2-1
Doubles competition
1. Filip Bergevi/Florian Lakat (CAL) def. #12 Julian Lenz/Will Little (BU) 7-5
2. Max Tchoutakian/Tommy Podvinski (BU) def. Andre Goransson/Billy Griffith (CAL) 6-2
3. Mads Engsted/J.T. Nishimura (CAL) def. Felipe Rios/Jimmy Bendeck (BU) 6-3
Match Notes
California 8-2; National ranking #14
Baylor 11-6; National ranking #21
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,4,3,2)
BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Tennis Challenge presented by Oracle

Post-Match Quotes from Cal's recap
"We got off to a strong start in doubles and carried it into the singles, Cal head coach Peter Wright said. "Billy Griffith continues to be a rock in singles and overall, and our team is doing a good job of creating offensive opportunities and then capitalizing.

"Baylor is always a tough team, and they kept themselves in the match with some outstanding play. It's fairly warm here, and I think our training has been paying off because we looked like we could play five sets out there today.
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The second match of the day was a rematch from the 2014 National Team Indoor Finals and 2013 NCAA Finals as No. 12 USC met No. 15 Oklahoma.

Oklahoma got off to a good start in doubles when Axel Alvarez and Andrew Harris won 6-2 at No. 1 but USC was determined not to drop a second court. USC's No. 2 and No. 3 teams were both receiving up 6-5 and Max de Vroome and Jake DeVine would get their break of the Alex Ghilea serve to win it 7-5 at No. 2.
Just seconds later USC's No. 3 team of Jack Jaede and Tanner Smith would break OU to win that court by the same 7-5 score.
USC got off to a good start in singles by taking opening sets at 1, 2, 5, and 6 while OU got sets at 3, and 4. USC's Thibault Forget made quick work of Maxime Mora at No. 5 by taking it 6-2, 6-1 in under an hour. USC's Nick Crystal made it 3-0 when he defeated Alex Ghilea 6-3, 7-5 at No. 2.
Oklahoma's Andre Biro put the Sooners on the board with a come from behind 1-6, 6-0, 6-3 win over Laurens Verboven at No. 6 but it would slim pickens after that for OU.

USC had a pair of freshmen closing in on the finish line and it'd be Jake DeVine that would get there first with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Spencer Papa at No. 3.
The other matches were abandoned with USC's Logan Smith leading 5-2 in the third at No. 4 while Oklahoma's Axel Alvarez led 5-4 in the third at No. 1.

#12 USC 4, #15 Oklahoma 1
Mar 19, 2016 at Indian Wells, Calif. (Indian Wells Tennis Garden)
Singles competition
1. #41 Axel Alvarez (OU) vs. #32 Max de Vroome (USC) 4-6, 6-4, 5-4, unf.
2. #35 Nick Crystal (USC) def. #99 Alex Ghilea (OU) 6-3, 7-5
3. Jake Devine (USC) def. Spencer Papa (OU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. #40 Logan Smith (USC) vs. Florin Bragusi (OU) 4-6, 6-3, 5-2 unf.
5. #91 Thibault Forget (USC) def. #92 Maxime Mora (OU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Andre Biro (OU) def. Laurens Verboven (USC) 1-6, 6-0, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Axel Alvarez/Andrew Harris (OU) def. Nick Crystal/Laurens Verboven (USC)  6-2
2. Max de Vroome/Jake Devine (USC) def. Alex Ghilea/Spencer Papa (OU) 7-5
3. Jack Jaede/Tanner Smith (USC) def. Andre Biro/Maxime Mora (OU) 7-5
Match Notes
USC 9-3; National ranking #12
Oklahoma 7-7; National ranking #15
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,2,6,3)

Post-Match Quotes from OU's recap
"USC played very well today and they deserved to win, head coach John Roddick said. "They played the big points well and took it to us. We'll have a chance to get back on track against a very good Cal team tomorrow.
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Third-ranked TCU won its seventh straight match by knocking off No. 39 Columbia 4-0.  Columbia's Mike Vermeer and Michal Rolski won 6-4 at No. 2 but TCU took the other two courts with Hudson Blake and Reese Stalder winning 6-4 at No. 1 while Alex Rybakov and Cameron Norrie won 6-3 at No. 3.

TCU was playing without its usual No. 3 singles player, Guillermo Nunez, but the Horned Frogs did just fine without him. Trevor Johnson made quick work of Richard Pham by picking up a 6-0, 6-2 at No. 5 and a few minutes later Alex Rybakov put TCU up 3-0 with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Victor Pham at No. 2 (for those wondering the Phams are brothers). Reese Stalder would close out the Lions with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Timothy Wang at No. 6.

The other three matches were abandoned with Columbia's Shawn Hadavi and Mike Vermeer up sets at No. 1 and No. 4 while TCU's Jerry Lopez led at No. 3.

TCU will be back at it tomorrow against Dartmouth while Columbia returns to the court next Saturday at Cornell.  Listen to Big Tex talk about today's match:

#3 TCU 4, #39 Columbia 0
March 19, 2016 at Fort Worth, Tx (Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #64 Hadavi, Shawn (COL) vs. #2 Cameron Norrie (TCU) 6-4, 0-3, unf
2. #16 Alex Rybakov (TCU) def. Pham, Victor (COL) 6-2, 6-1
3. Jerry Lopez (TCU) vs. Rubin, Eric (COL) 6-4, 3-2, unf
4. Vermeer, Mike (COL) vs. #109 Eduardo Nava (TCU) 6-2, 3-3, unf.
5. Trevor Johnson (TCU) def. Pham, Richard (COL) 6-0, 6-2
6. Reese Stalder (TCU) def. Wang, Timothy (COL) 6-0, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Hudson Blake/Reese Stalder (TCU) def. #10 Hadavi, Shawn/Pham, Richard (COL) 6-4
2. #32 Vermeer, Mike/Rolski, Michal (COL) def. Trevor Johnson/Jerry Lopez (TCU) 6-4
3. Alex Rybakov/Cameron Norrie (TCU) def. Grant, Christopher/Alda, Miguel (COL) 6-3
Match Notes:
Columbia 10-5; National ranking #39
TCU 12-2; National ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,2,6)
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Eighth-ranked Texas Tech won the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley Spring Classic with a hard fought 4-3 win over No. 28 Tulane. The Red Raiders claimed the doubles point with a 7-5 win at No. 2 and a 6-3 win at No. 3 while Tulane won 6-3 at No. 1.

Tulane tied the match at 1-1 when the ITA #1 Dominik Koepfer cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Felipe Soares at No. 1. Texas Tech retook the lead when freshman Bjorn Thomson knocked off Alex Van Cott 6-2, 6-4 at No. 5 and then Alex Sendegeya made it 3-1 when he defeated Sebastian Rey 6-3, 7-6(7) at No. 3.

It looked like Tech's Connor Curry would get the clincher when he led 6-2, 4-1 at No. 6 but Tulane's Tyler Schick rallied to take the second set in a tiebreak.

Tulane's Constantin Schmitz put the Green Waves second point on the board with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 win over Hugo Dojas at No. 2 and then Tyler Schick tied the match at 3-3 with a 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-3 win over Connor Curry at No. 6.

Texas Tech's Jolan Cailleau came all the way back from 6-3, 5-1 down to clinch the win and tournament title with a 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 win over Chi-Shan Jao at No. 4.

#8 Texas Tech 4, #28 Tulane 3
Mar 19, 2016 at San Diego, Calif. (Aztec Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #1 Dominik Koepfer (TLN) def. #22 Felipe Soares (TT) 6-3, 6-1
2. #111 Constantin Schmitz (TLN) def. #94 Hugo Dojas (TT) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4
3. #124 Alex Sendegeya (TT) def. Sebastian Rey (TLN) 6-3, 7-6(7)
4. Jolan Cailleau (TT) def. Chi-Shan Jao (TLN) 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4
5. Bjorn Thomson (TT) def. Alex Van Cott (TLN) 6-1, 6-4
6. Tyler Schick (TLN) def. Connor Curry (TT) 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-3
Doubles competition
1. #33 Chi-Shan Jao/Dominik Koepfer (TLN) def. #1 Hugo Dojas/Felipe Soares (TT) 6-4
2. #44 Alex Sendegeya/Bjorn Thomson (TT) def. Constantin Schmitz/Sebastian Rey (TLN) 7-5
3. Jolan Cailleau/Connor Curry (TT) def. Nikolas Tukic/Tyler Schick (TLN) 6-3
Match Notes
Tulane 19-2; National ranking #28
Texas Tech 11-4; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,5,3,2,6,4)
T-3:26

Post-Match Quotes from Texas Tech's recap
"This was a great team win today, Texas Tech head coach Brett Masi said. "It was a gutsy and hard fought performance. We had an opportunity to close out the match at six and didn't. They had a chance at four and Jolan battled back from down a set and down 5-1 to clinch the match. Incredible fight and belief shown by him.

"I'm very proud of our team to come out to California and win four matches in six days especially against the level of competition we faced, Masi said. "That isn't easy against anyone. We will have a couple days off and get ready for another tough tournament next weekend in Houston. I know our team will be ready, and we have to be ready to do it again.

Post-Match Quote from Tulane's recap
"This one stings but what an unbelievable match, Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "Went back and forth all day at most of the positions. We had some match points but didn't convert. Our guys fought their tails off after losing a tight doubles point to get us back into it and give us a chance to win four singles matches. Need to chalk this one up to experience and come out hungry for the next one.
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Utah State defeated Boise State for the first time in school history with a 4-3 win on Saturday. Utah State took the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 and then the Aggies went up 3-0 with wins from Jack Swindels and Samuel Serrano at No. 3 and No. 5.

Boise State cut the deficit to 3-1 with a straight set win from Abe Hewko at No. 6 but Utah State's Jonas Maier was close to clinching at No. 2 with a 4-1 lead in the third over Thomas Tenreiro. The BSU senior would rally to take six of the next seven games to close out Maier 1-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Boise State was looking good when Brian Foley led Jaime Barajas 5-2 in the third at No. 1 and Kyle Butters led Luis Lopez by a set at No. 4. However Barajas would come back and win the last five games to stun Foley 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 and clinch the USU win.

They played the remaining match out with Butters needing three-sets to get past Lopez 7-6, 3-6, 7-5 at No. 4.

#58 Utah State 4, Boise State 3
Mar 19, 2016 at Logan, Utah (USU Outdoor Courts) 
Singles competition
1. Jaime Barajas (USU) def. Brian Foley (BSU) 1-6, 7-5, 7-5
2. Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. Jonas Maier (USU) 1-6, 6-3, 7-5
3. Jack Swindells (USU) def. Toby Mitchell (BSU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Kyle Butters (BSU) def. Luis Lopez (USU) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 7-5
5. Samuel Serrano (USU) def. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Abe Hewko (BSU) def. Romai Ugarte (USU) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Romai Ugarte/Luis Lopez (USU) vs. Kyle Butters/Toby Mitchell (BSU) 5-4, unfinished
2. Jack Swindells/Jonas Maier (USU) def. Thomas Tenreiro/Lewis Roskilly (BSU) 6-4
3. Andrew Nakajima/Jaime Barajas (USU) def. Brian Foley/Pedro Platzeck (BSU) 6-1
Match Notes
Boise State 9-8
Utah State 14-5; National ranking #58
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,3,6,2,1,4)

Post-Match Quotes from Utah State's recap
"We're taking it one match at a time," said USU head coach Clancy Shields, a Boise State alumnus. "Our ultimate goal is at the end of the year, so this was obviously a big step for us, as they've won it four years in a row. We won, but we could have improved on some areas, and I think the guys know that. But we'll celebrate this. We've never beaten Boise State in our program history, so it's a milestone victory."
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Other scores from San Diego:

#34 San Diego 4, #36 Princeton 0
Mar 19, 2016 at San Diego (Skip & Cindy Hogan Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #26 Uros Petronijevic (USD) def. Diego Vives (PU) 6-4, 6-3
2. #53 Jordan Angus (USD) def. Thomas Colautti (PU) 6-3, 7-6
3. Filip Vittek (USD) def. #104 Alexander Day (PU) 6-3, 6-4
4. #118 Romain Kalaydjian (USD) vs. Joshua Yablon (PU) 7-6, 4-1, unf
5. Jaan Kononov (USD) vs. Luke Gamble (PU) 7-6, 2-2, unf.
6. Alexandros Araouzos (USD) vs. Kial Kaiser (PU) 7-6, 4-3, unf
Doubles competition
1. Uros Petronijevic/Filip Vittek (USD) def. Alexander Day/Luke Gamble (PU) 6-4
2. Diego Vives/Jimmy Wasserman (PU) def. Alexandros Araouzos/Romain Kalaydjian (USD) 6-3
3. Jordan Angus/Jaan Kononov (USD) def. Kial Kaiser/Ben Tso (PU) 6-4
Match Notes
San Diego 11-7; National ranking #34
Princeton 12-7; National ranking #36
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,3,2)

Post-Match Quote from Princeton's recap
Coach Billy Pate on the match: "Credit to USD, they played a great match. I was pleased with how we went after it today, emotionally and physically. We gave ourselves a chance, but simply couldn't grab one of those tight first sets. Losing 4 of 6 singles in first-set tiebreakers was disappointing, especially considering how strong the top half of USD's lineup is. That's where they are particularly experienced and dangerous. Nonetheless, this was a successful tournament and we're excited to prepare for league play."


#26 Memphis 4, #46 Denver 2
Mar 19, 2016 at San Diego, Calif. (Hogan Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #86 Andrew Watson (MEM) def. Henry Craig (DEN) 7-6 (6), 6-0 
2. #61 Ryan Peniston (MEM) def. Diogo Rocha (DEN) 6-3, 6-3 
3. David Fox (DEN) def. Kai Lemke (MEM) 6-2, 6-3 
4. Alex Gasson (DEN) def. Chris Patzanovsky (MEM) 6-4, 6-3 
5. Yannik James (DEN) Felix Rauch (MEM) 4-6, 6-4, 2-2, unf.
6. Shakeel Manji (MEM) def. Zach Fryer 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Kai Lemke/Louis Asser (MEM) def. David Fox/Alex Gasson (DEN) 6-3
2. Diogo Rocha/Henry Craig (DEN) Ryan Peniston/Felix Rauch (MEM) unf.
3. Andrew Watson/Shakeel Manhji (MEM) def. Jesse Ruder-Hook/Yannik James (DEN) 6-2


#49 Harvard 4, #75 San Diego State 1
March 19, 2016 at San Diego, Ca (Aztec Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #100 Freddy Gelbrich (SDSU) vs. Nicky Hu (HARV), 6-4, 6-7 (2), DNF
2. Hendrik Jebens (SDSU) vs. Sebastian Beltrame (HARV), 6-3, 6-4
3. Kenny Tao (HARV) def. Milen Ianakiev (SDSU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
4. Brian Yeung (HARV) def. Sander Gjoels-Andersen (SDSU), 7-6 (5), 6-4
5. Andy Zhou (HARV) def. Cornelius Kolb (SDSU), 6-2, 6-1
6. Jonas Meinzer (SDSU) vs. Christopher Morrow (HARV), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 1-0 DNF
Doubles competition
1. Nicky Hu/Brian Yeung (HARV) def. Freddy Gelbrich/Hendrik Jebens (SDSU), 7-5
2. Santiago Cevallos/Milen Ianakiev (SDSU) def. Sebastian Beltrame/Jean Thirouin (HARV), 6-4
3. Christopher Morrow/Andy Zhou (HARV) def. S Gjoels-Andersen/J Meinzer (SDSU), 6-0
Match Notes
Harvard 10-8; National ranking #49
San Diego State 5-9; National ranking #75
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2.1); Singles (5,2,3,4)
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Six-ranked Oklahoma State went to Malibu and took the doubles point and then won all six singles matches in a 7-0 win over #71 Pepperdine.

#6 Oklahoma State 7, #71 Pepperdine 0
Mar 19, 2016 at Malibu, Calif. (Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #49 Julian Cash (OSU) def. Hadlich, Guilherme (PEP) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
2. Lucas Gerch (OSU) def. Pane, Lautaro (PEP) 7-5, 7-6 (11-9)
3. #115 Arjun Kadhe (OSU) def. Sidney, Gabriel (PEP) 6-2, 6-2
4. Tristan Meraut (OSU) def. Menichella, Stefan (PEP) 6-2, 6-4
5. Lukas Finzelberg (OSU) def. Iamachkine, Pedro (PEP) 6-4, 6-3
6. #125 Jurence Mendoza (OSU) def. Van Slyke, Jack (PEP) 4-6, 6-4, 10-8
Doubles competition
1. #9 Julian Cash/Arjun Kadhe (OSU) vs. #27 Guilherme Hadlich/Gabriel Sidney (PEP) 5-4, unf.
2. Lucas Gerch/Tristan Meraut (OSU) def. Pedro Iamachkine/Lautaro Pane (PEP) 6-3
3. Lukas Finzelberg/Jurence Mendoza (OSU) def. Tom Hill/Stefan Menichella (PEP) 6-2
Match Notes
Oklahoma State 14-1; National ranking #6
Pepperdine 5-5, 1-0 WCC; National ranking #71
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (3,4,5,6,1,2)





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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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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
T-2:20


#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
T-2:34

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.
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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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It was a nice weekend for the two Southern California Pac-12 schools as both UCLA and USC swept their Northern California neighbors, Cal and Stanford. Both Cal and Stanford went 2-0 in doubles on the weekend but neither could do enough damage in singles to make the early lead hold up.

Cal's Mads Engsted and JT Nishimura cruised to a 6-2 win at No. 3 doubles over Gage Brymer and Max Cressy but the Bruins appeared to be in control with 4-1* and *4-2  leads at No. 1 and No. 2. Cal would get the break back on both courts and Filip Bergevi and Florian Lakat would take the final five games at No. 1 to win it 6-4 and give the Bears the doubles point.

UCLA came back in singles and took opening sets at 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. UCLA sophomore Martin Redlicki made quick work over the slumping Andre Goransson by winning 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2. Goransson went 13-2 in the fall with 7 ranked wins but he's just 5-8 in dual-match play with a 1-8 record against ranked opponents.


UCLA senior Karue Sell would put the Bruins ahead 2-1 with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Oskar Wikberg at No. 4. Sell went up early breaks in both sets and never looked back.

UCLA junior Mackenzie McDonald won his ninth straight match and put the Bruins a point away from the clinch with a 6-2, 7-6(3) win over Florian Lakat No. 1.

It looked like Cal senior Mads Engsted would pick up a win at No. 5 when he led Logan Staggs 6-4, 5-1 but Staggs would rally and take the next six games to steal the second set 7-5.

Cal sophomore J.T. Nishimura put the Bears second point on the board with a come from behind 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Joseph Di Giulio at No. 6. The win was Nishimura's third in a row while Di Giulio saw his six match winning streak get snapped.

Cal's hopes of a comeback were fading by the minute as Logan Staggs had opened up a big lead in the third at No. 5 while Gage Brymer was just a game away at No. 3.

Brymer probably thought he'd need three sets to get past Cal's Filip Bergevi, especially since Bergevi led 6-2 in the first set tiebreak, but Brymer came back to take the opening set tiebreak 10-8. Brymer went up 3-1 in the second set but Bergevi broke and held to even it at 3-3. Bergevi would serve for the second set up 5-4 but Brymer broke and held for 6-5. Brymer went up 30-40 on the Bergevi serve while Staggs was up 5-1, 40-0 at No. 5. Brymer didn't waste any time and finished off Bergevi on the next point to take it 7-6, 7-5.


Note: Cal's Billy Griffith, who has been playing at No. 2 singles/doubles, didn't play for unknown reasons

#5 UCLA 4, #16 California 2
Apr 02, 2016 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center) 
Doubles competition
1. #44 Bergevi/Lakat (CAL) def. #4 McDonald/Redlicki (UCLA) 6-4
2. Di Giulio/Sell (UCLA) vs. Goransson/Wikberg (CAL) 5-4, unfinished
3. Engsted/Nishimura (CAL) def. Brymer/Cressy (UCLA) 6-2
Singles competition
1. #9 Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) def. #28 Florian Lakat (CAL) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
2. #49 Martin Redlicki (UCLA) def. #17 Andre Goransson (CAL) 6-1, 6-3
3. #41 Gage Brymer (UCLA) def. Filip Bergevi (CAL) 7-6 (10-8), 7-5
4. #98 Karue Sell (UCLA) def. #62 Oskar Wikberg (CAL) 6-2, 6-3
5. Logan Staggs (UCLA) vs. Mads Engsted (CAL) 4-6, 7-5, 5-1, unfinished
6. J.T. Nishimura (CAL) def. Joseph Di Giulio (UCLA) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
Match Notes
California 11-5; National ranking #16
UCLA 16-2; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (2,4,1,6,3)

Post-Match Quote from Cal's recap
"We played better today in singles and doubles, and this team continues to improve over the course of the season, Cal head coach Peter Wright said. "Billy Griffith was out in doubles and singles today, and we still managed to play UCLA tough all the way to the end.
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For the second day in a row USC dropped the doubles point, after Stanford won at No. 1 and No. 3, but the Trojans turned things around in singles and won it 6-1.

USC freshman Jake DeVine was the first off the court with a 6-1, 6-2 thrashing of Sameer Kumar at No. 4 and then senior Max de Vroome would make it 2-1 Trojans with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Tom Fawcett at No. 1. It was de Vroome's sixth straight win and his second over Fawcett in the last five weeks.
USC freshman Jack Jaede put the Trojans head 3-1 with a 6-4, 7-6(7) win over Maciek Romanowicz at No. 6. Jaede came back from a 4-0 deficit in the second set tiebreak and fought off a set point when serving at 6-7.

USC sophomore Thibault Forget ran his dual-match record to 13-1 with a clinching 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Nolan Paige at No. 5.


The two remaining matches were played out with USC's Nick Crystal coming back from 5-7, 1-4 down at No. 2 to win 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 over David Wilczynski while USC's Logan Smith defeated Michael Genender 6-3, 0-6, 6-4 at No. 3

#9 USC 6, #36 Stanford 1
April 2, 2016 - Marks Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Doubles competition
1. Fawcett/Romanowicz (STAN) def. #38 Crystal/Verboven (USC) - 6-4
2. de Vroome/Jaede (USC) vs. Paige/Wilczynski (STAN) - 6-6 susp.
3. Goldberg/Kumar (STAN) def. DeVine/Forget (USC) - 6-3 
Singles competition
1. #25 Max de Vroome (USC) def. #6 Tom Fawcett (STAN) - 6-3, 7-5
2. #55 Nick Crystal (USC) def. #56 David Wilczinski (STAN) - 5-7, 7-5, 7-5
3. #58 Logan Smith (USC) def. Michael Genender (STAN) - 6-3, 0-6, 6-4
4. #109 Jake DeVine (USC) def. #101 Sameer Kumar (STAN) - 6-1, 6-2
5. Thibault Forget (USC) def. Nolan Paige (STAN) - 4-6, 6-2, 6-3*
6. Jack Jaede (USC) def. #110 Maciek Romanowicz (STAN) - 6-4, 7-6 (7)
Match Notes
USC 13-4; National ranking #9
Stanford 10-8; National ranking #36
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,1,6,5*,3,2)


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For the second time in the last seven days SMU went on the road and knocked off a top 20 team after picking up 4-2 win over No. 17 South Florida. The match was originally supposed to be played outdoors on USF's campus in Tampa but the wet weather forced the match indoors some 60 miles away at the IMG Academy in Bradenton.

The change in venue didn't effect USF's play in doubles as the Bulls took the point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 but SMU was able to retake the momentum during single play.

Hunter Johnson (SMU)
The Mustangs took four opening sets and would win two of them in straight sets and the other two in three sets. Marker Kerner and Yates Johnson were the straight set winners at No. 4 and No. 6 while Samm Butler and Hunter Johnson won in three sets at No. 2 and No. 3.

South Florida's Roberto Cid won in straight sets at No. 1 while the match at No. 5 was abandoned with USF up a set.

FYI, the original box score from SMU's recap showed Yates Johnson losing and Slobodchikov winning but the recap said otherwise. I also suspect that the matches at No. 2 and No. 3 were reversed because Cotrone has played No. 1 or No. 2 all year with the same going for Hunter Johnson.

#27 SMU 4, #17 South Florida 2
Apr 02, 2016 at Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy)
Singles Competition
1. Roberto Cid (USF) def. Nate Lammons (SMU) 6-4, 7-5
2. Samm Butler (SMU) def. Sasha Gozun (USF) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
3. Hunter Johnson (SMU) def. Dominic Cotrone (USF) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
4. Markus Kerner (SMU) def. Peter Bertran (USF) 6-3, 6-3
5. Ronald Slobodchikov (SMU) vs. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) 6-7, 4-1 unfinished
6. Yates Johnson (SMU) def. Ignacio Gonzalez Mun (USF) 6-3, 7-6 (2)
Doubles Competition
1. Sasha Gozun/Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) def. Hunter Johnson/Yates Johnson (SMU) 7-5
2. Nate Lammons/Markus Kerner (SMU) def. Dominic Cotrone/Peter Bertran (USF) 6-1
3. Roberto Cid/Ignacio Gonzalez Mun (USF) def. Samm Butler/Ronald Slobodchikov (SMU) 7-5
Match Notes:
SMU 19-5; National ranking #27
USF Men's Tennis 13-8; National ranking #17

Post-Match Quotes from SMU's recap
"Having the match originally slated for a 2 p.m. eastern start but then got moved up to 11 a.m. because of the potential weather conditions and then have it moved once again to a 4:15 p.m. start and moved to a different city is a lot to ask for our guys but they handled it very well, said Head Coach Carl Neufeld.

"There were a lot of twists and turns in today's match and I believe this was our most complete performance of the year because of that, said Neufeld. "We showed perseverance and were resilient even after being down, we kept playing and continued with our effort throughout the match and you are going to need to do that in order to beat a top 20 team on the road.
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After a great day of tennis we were treated to a great nightcap with No. 12 Texas Tech pulling out a dramatic 4-3 win in Waco over No. 38 Baylor.

Baylor's Max Tchoutakian and Tommy Podvinski played at No. 1 doubles for the first-time ever and rolled over the ITA No. 6 team of Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares 6-1. Baylor claimed the doubles point when Felipe Rios and Jimmy Bendeck, who were playing at No. 2 for the first-time ever, defeated the ITA No. 53 team of Alex Sendegeya and Bjorn Thomson 6-3.

The reason Baylor had to make some changes to its doubles and singles lineups was because Will Little, who normally played at No. 1 doubles and No. 4 singles, had to sit out with an injury.

It didn't take long for Texas Tech to take the lead because Connor Curry took care of Tommy Podvinski 6-1, 6-0 at No. 5 while Bjorn Thomson defeated walk-on Tyler Stayer 6-2, 6-1 at No. 6. Alex Sendegeya extended the lead to 3-1 with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Felipe Rios at No. 3. It was Sendegeya's fourth win in his last five matches while Rios dropped his fifth straight.

Baylor started its comeback when senior Julian Lenz ousted Felipe Soares 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 and it continued when freshman Jimmy Bendeck tied the match at 3-3 with a 6-2, 7-6(5) win over Jolan Cailleau at No. 3.


As Bendeck finished off Cailleau at No. 4, Texas Tech senior Hugo Dojas was serving for the second set at No. 2 leading Max Tchoutakian 5-2. Dojas held on the deciding point when Tchoutakian was overruled, for the third time in the match, on a line call on Dojas's serve. Dojas had the second set 6-2 plus with the point penalty he started off the third set up 0-15 on Tchoutakian's serve.

Tchoutakian shook off the point penalty and held from 40-15 to go up 1-0. Tchoutakian would then break on the deciding point to go up 2-0 but Dojas broke back from 30-40 to make it 1-2. Tchoutakian broke again on the deciding point to go up 3-1 and then he went up 40-30 on his next service game. Tchoutakian would hit an overhead into the bottom of the net to bring up the deciding point and then Dojas forced a Tchoutakian error to get the break for 2-3. After four straight breaks, Dojas would hold for 3-3 and then Tchoutakian would come back from 30-40 down to hold for 4-3.

Dojas went down 15-40 on his 3-4 service game when Tchoutakian called Dojas's first serve out. Dojas appealed the call and the chair overturned it. Since it was Tchoutakian's fourth overrule it resulted in a game penalty and thus erased all three break points that Dojas was facing.

Hugo Dojas (Texas Tech)
Dojas would then break from 30-40 to go up 5-4 but he wouldn't be able to serve it out with Tchoutakian breaking from 30-40 to tie it at 5-5.

Tchoutakian held at love for 6-5 and then Dojas held from 40-30 to send it to a tiebreak. Tchoutakian went up an early mini-break at *2-1 but a well hit drop shot by Dojas evened it at 2-2. Tchoutakian went up another mini-break when he punished a pretty weak Dojas second serve to go up *4-3 but Dojas evened it at 4-4 when he forced a Tchoutakian backhand error.

Dojas went up 5-4* with a forehand winner on the sideline - I thought the shot was pretty close but there was no way Tchoutakian could risk an overrule which would have defaulted him.

Dojas went up 6-4 with an ace down the T but he followed that up with a double fault to make it 6-5*.  The match would come to a conclusion on the next point when Tchoutakian hit a solid backhand that hit the tape and kicked back on his side of the court. Dojas had the win taking it 6-7, 6-2, 7-6.



#12 Texas Tech 4, #38 Baylor 3 
04/02/16, Waco, Texas (Hurd Tennis Center) 
Doubles Competition
1. Max Tchoutakian/Tommy Podvinski (BU) def. #6 Hugo Dojas/Felipe Soares (TTU): 6-1 
2. Felipe Rios/Jimmy Bendeck (BU) def. #53 Alex Sendegeya/Bjorn Thomson (TTU): 6-3 
3. Jolan Cailleau/Connor Curry (TTU) vs. Julian Lenz/Tyler Stayer (BU): 4-5, unf
Singles Competition
1. #20 Julian Lenz (BU) def. #14 Felipe Soares (TTU): 6-4, 7-5 
2. #108 Hugo Dojas (TTU) def. #66 Max Tchoutakian (BU): 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (5) 
3. #116 Alex Sendegeya (TTU) def. Felipe Rios (BU): 6-4, 6-1 
4. Jimmy Bendeck (BU) def. Jolan Cailleau (TTU): 6-2, 7-6 (5) 
5. Connor Curry (TTU) def. Tommy Podvinski (BU): 6-1, 6-0 
6. Bjorn Thomson (TTU) def. Tyler Stayer (BU): 6-2, 6-1 
Match Notes 
Baylor (11-9, 0-1 Big 12); National ranking No. 38 
Texas Tech (22-3, 1-0 Big 12); National ranking No. 12 
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,5,3,1,4,2)

Post-Match Quotes from Texas Tech's recap
"The best thing that I saw from Hugo was his calmness," Texas Tech head coach Brett Masi said. "He didn't worry about what the score was in a high intensity match. He played each point hard. There were some big points and some big momentum swings during the third set. Hugo handled all the situations and finished great at the end. I was proud of his effort. This wasn't an easy environment to play in front of. We've struggled to beat Baylor in recent years. To beat them twice in the same year will definitely give us some confidence heading into next week."

"Baylor isn't at their best at No. 5 and No. 6 singles like they've been in the past," Masi said. "It was important for us to get on the scoreboard right away after losing the doubles point. Alex played a phenomenal match and did a great job of maintaining his game plan after he won the first set. He executed his game plan to perfection. When Alex took away everything his opponent liked to do, he didn't have an answer. To go up 3-1, it forced them to play from behind the whole time. I would like to see us play better at other spots, but its college tennis. You have ups and downs. Regardless, we handled it extremely well. I was proud of the team's effort overall."

Post-Match Quotes from Baylor's recap
"We fought like little dogs, but that is the way it goes sometimes. Credit their guy. He played big under pressure. He was a little more physical than we were down the stretch. He was getting more out of his serve than we were. It was a coin flip out there and unfortunately we weren't able to execute as well as they did. They deserved to win. - head coach Matt Knoll on the match

"Our No. 1 doubles team had a huge win. They have developed and improved a ton. That is a team that has been ranked as high as No. 1 in the country at that we beat. I am really proud of them. That has been a real positive for us. We have tried to figure out a way to give ourselves the best chance to win the doubles point. - head coach Matt Knoll on the doubles point
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Columbia debuted its new PlaySight HD cameras on Saturday afternoon and the viewing audience got to see an exciting Ivy League match against No. 40 Dartmouth. Columbia came into the match having won its last 16 doubles points against Ivy League foes but Dartmouth was poised to put an end to that streak.

Columbia's Mike Vermeer and Michal Rolski were the first to finish with a close 7-5 win over Dovydas Sakinis and Max Fliegner at No. 2. They broke to start the match but Dartmouth broke back for 2-2 and then held for 3-2. It stayed on serve until Vermeer and Rolski broke on the deciding point to go up 6-5 and then CU served it out for the win.

Dartmouth would answer with a 7-5 win of its own as Max Schmidt and Roko Glasnovic defeated Miguel Alda and Christopher Grant at No. 3. Schmidt and Glasnovic trailed *2-4 but they won three straight to go up 5-4. Columbia would hold on the deciding point for 5-5 but Dartmouth held and then broke on the deciding point to win 7-5.

Over at No. 1, Dartmouth's Brendan Tannenbaum and George Wall jumped out to an early *3-1 lead but Columbia's Shawn Hadavi and Richard Pham broke back and held for 3-3. It would stay on serve the rest of the way until Columbia went up 3-0* in the deciding tiebreak and they'd eventually make it 5-2*. Dartmouth's Tannenbaum would hit two big first serves to make it 4-5* then Hadavi double faulted to make it 5-5. Wall hit a return winner off a Hadavi second serve to make it *6-5 and then he won the next point on his serve to take it 7-5.

Columbia came back in singles and took opening sets on the first four courts while Dartmouth took the last two. Four of the six matches would finish in straight sets with Columbia senior Mike Vermeer the first off the court with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Brendan Tannenbaum at No. 4. Vermeer broke Tannenbaum to go up 4-3 in the first and then he held and broke again to take the opening set 6-3. Vermeer went up 5-0 in the second and served it out two games later for a 6-3, 6-1 win.

Columbia junior Shawn Hadavi gave Columbia its first lead of the day with a routine 6-2, 6-2 win over Dovydas Sakinis at No. 1. Hadavi opened up a 4-0 lead to start the match before Sakinis held and broke to make it 4-2. Hadavi broke back and held to take the set 6-2. Hadavi went up 5-0 in the second and had a match point on his serve on the deciding point but Sakinis got the break. Sakinis held for 2-5 before Hadavi served it out.

Dartmouth sophomore Max Fliegner tied the match at 2-2 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Richard Pham at No. 5.  Fliegner broke Pham to go up 4-2 in the first and then held for 5-2. Pham would hold and break for 4-5 but Fliegner broke back to take the set 6-4. Fliegner rolled in the second set going up 5-2 and then breaking to win it 6-2.

Columbia senior Eric Rubin put Columbia back in front with a 6-4, 6-3 win over George Wall at No. 3. Wall broke Rubin to start the match and held for 2-0 but Rubin held, broke, and held to go up 3-2. Rubin would break Wall's 4-5 service game to take the opening set 6-4. Rubin jumped out to a 3-0* lead in the second but Wall held, broke, and held to even it at 3-3. Rubin would promptly take the next three to close it out 6-3.

Both of the remaining matches would go three-sets and it would ultimately be Columbia freshman Timmy Wang that would clinch it with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Max Schmidt at No. 6. Schmidt jumped out to a double-break 4-1 lead in the first set before Wang broke and held to make *4-3. Schmidt held and then broke to take the opening set 6-3. Wang broke Schmidt to go up 3-2 in the second but Schmidt broke back for 3-3. Wang broke back and held for 5-3 and would take the set 6-4. Wang broke Schmidt's 3-3 service game in the third set but Schmidt broke back to even it at 4-4. Wang would break back to go up 5-4 thanks to a couple of Schmidt double fault and then the Columbia freshman would serve it out from 40-30 to clinch the win. Video clip from Columbia senior Chris Sabaitis:



The remaining match at No. 2 was abandoned with Columbia freshman Victor Pham serving up a break at 4-3 in the third.

#28 Columbia 4, #40 Dartmouth 2
Apr 02, 2016 at New York, NY (Dick Savitt Tennis Center)
Doubles Competition
1. Brandan Tannenbaum/George Wall (DART) def. #15 Shawn Hadavi/Richard Pham (CU), 7-6(5)
2. #28 Mike Vermeer/Michal Rolski (CU) def. Dovydas Sakinis/Max Fliegner (DART), 7-5
3. Max Schmidt/Roko Glasnovic (DART) def. Miguel Alda/Christopher Grant (CU), 7-5
Singles Competition
1. #64 Shawn Hadavi (CU) def. #81 Dovydas Sakinis (DART), 6-2, 6-2
2. Victor Pham (CU) vs. Ciro Riccardi (DART), 7-5, 4-6, 4-3, DNF
3. Eric Rubin (CU) def. George Wall (DART), 6-4, 6-3
4. Mike Vermeer (CU) def. Brendan Tannenbaum (DART), 6-3, 6-1
5. Max Fliegner (DART) def. Richard Pham (CU), 6-4, 6-2
6. Timothy Wang (CU) def. Max Schmidt (DART), 3-6 6-4, 6-4
Match Notes
Columbia 12-5; National ranking #28
Dartmouth 12-8; National ranking #40
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,1,5,3,6)

Post-Match Quote from Columbia head coach Bid Goswami:
"Losing the doubles point after being up 5-2 in the deciding tiebreak was very difficult, but the guys kept their heads up going into singles. For the second match in a row, Victor Pham saving set points before winning his first set was very important. Shawn Hadavi played unbelievable tennis against Sakinis, last year's Ivy Player of  the Year who won Regionals this fall. And I am so proud of how freshman Timmy Wang fought so hard and seemed to grit his way to a win in his first Ivy match."

Post-Match Quotes from Dartmouth's recap
"We did a nice job on all three doubles courts today, head coach Chris Drake said. "Whether we needed to come back from being down on an early break or stay composed after losing a lead, we did the right things to give ourselves a shot. In the end, we played a good-tiebreaker to get the doubles point. In singles, we had them on the roes in a few sets that we didn't end up winning, and against a team as good as Columbia and in that building they usually make you pay for it.

"We had tremendous support from several of our former players and from many of our parents, and their enthusiastic and constant support was a huge factor in helping us compete so well today, Drake continued. "We will now quickly get ready to play against a very good Cornell team tomorrow afternoon. 
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Cornell, ranked No. 56, pulled off a mild upset with a 4-1 win at home over No. 47 Harvard. Cornell's Bernardo Casares Rosa and Chris Vrabel broke to go up 5-4 and then served it out for a 6-4 win at No. 2. The Big Red would take the doubles point when Colin Sinclair and David Volfson pulled out a tiebreak at No. 1 by a 7-5 score with an overrule on match point.
Each team claimed three first sets in singles after Harvard pulled out tiebreaks at No. 1 and No. 5. Cornell junior Colin Sinclair would extend the Big Red lead to 2-0 with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Sebastian Beltrame at No. 2. Sinclair trailed 2-5* in the first set but won the last five games to take the set 7-5. Sinclair broke early in the second set but Beltrame got back on serve at 2-2. Sinclair would break a few games later and then close it out 6-4.

Big Red freshman Karlo Lozic pushed the lead to 3-0 with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Jean Thirouin at No. 6. Lozic broke to go up 3-2 in the first and served out the set from 5-4. The second set had a similar script with Lozic breaking fairly early in the set then holding on the rest of the way.

Harvard would get on the board with Kenny Tao winning a fairly quick three-setter 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 over Chris Vrabel at No. 3. Tao broke to go up 4-2 in the third and held for 5-2 and would then serve it out a few games later.

While Harvard had a set lead on two of the three remaining courts, it'd be Cornell senior Stefan Vinti that would slam the door shut with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Andy Zhou at No. 4. Vinti jumped up to a 4-1 lead in the first set but had to break to take the set 6-4. Vinti went up 3-0 in the second and held on from there to win it.

#56 Cornell 4, #47 Harvard 2
Apr 02, 2016 at Ithaca, NY(Reis Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #117 Nicky Hu (HARV) vs. David Volfson (CORN) 7-6(6), 5-2
2. Colin Sinclair (CORN) def. Sebastian Beltrame (HARV) 7-5, 6-4
3. Kenny Tao (HARV) def. Chris Vrabel (CORN) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
4. Stefan Vinti (CORN) def. Andy Zhou (HARV) 6-4, 6-3
5. Kelvin Lam (HARV) vs. Bernardo Casares Rosa (CORN) 7-6(6), 1-4
6. Karlo Lozic (CORN) def. Jean Thirouin (HARV) 6-4, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Colin Sinclair/David Volfson (CORN) def. Nicky Hu/Brian Yeung (HARV) 7-6(5)
2. Bernardo Casares Rosa/Chris Vrabel (CORN) def. Jean Thirouin/Sebastian Beltrame (HARV) 6-4
3. Dylan Brown/Stefan Vinti (CORN) vs. Kenny Tao/Andy Zhou (HARV) DNF
Match Notes
Cornell 8-9; National ranking #56
Harvard 12-9; National ranking #47
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (2,6,3,4)
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Memphis won its fifth match in a row and second match in the last two days with a 4-0 shutout over VCU in a match that was held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Memphis took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 and then the Tigers took five opening sets in singles.

Memphis sophomore Kai Lemke was off the court in just 50 minutes with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Catalin Fifea at No. 3. Fellow sophomore Andrew Watson extended the Memphis lead to 3-0 with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Michal Voscek at No. 1 in a match that lasted 1 hour and 11 minutes. 


Shakeel Manji, another sophomore, clinched the win for Memphis with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 win over Louis Ishizaka at No. 6 in a match that last 1 hour and 24 minutes. I was about three courts away so this is as good a shot as I could get. 


VCU's Arvid Noren was serving up 5-1 (40-30) in the third when Manji clinched so unfortunately he didn't get to finish. The other two matches were on serve in the third set.

Memphis only has one match left in the regular season and that comes in two weeks when South Florida comes to Memphis. VCU will be back at it on Sunday facing Middle Tennessee State. 

#35 Memphis 4, VCU 0
Apr 02, 2016 at Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Buck Bouldin Tennis Center)
Singles Competition
1. #105 Andrew Watson (MEM) def. Michal Voscek (VCU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Vitor Lima (VCU) vs. #76 Ryan Peniston (MEM) 1-6, 6-4, 2-1*, unf.
3. Kai Lemke (MEM) def. Catalin Fifea (VCU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Chris Patzanovsky (MEM) vs. Daryl Monfils (VCU) 6-7, 6-3 unf.
5. Arvid Noren (VCU) vs. Felix Rauch (MEM) 2-6, 6-2, *5-1 (40-30), unf.
6. Shakeel Manji (MEM) def. Louis Ishizaka (VCU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Doubles Competition
1. Kai Lemke/Louis Asser (MEM) def. Vitor Lima/Daryl Monfils (VCU) 7-5
2. Ryan Peniston/Felix Rauch (MEM) vs. Arvid Noren/Louis Ishizaka (VCU) 4-3, unf.
3. Andrew Watson/Shakeel Manji (MEM) def. Michal Voscek/Catalin Fifea (VCU) 6-0
Match Notes:
VCU 14-7
Memphis 14-8; National ranking #35
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (3,1,6)

Post-Match Quote from Memphis's recap
"This was a good weekend for us," Head Coach Paul Goebel said. "It was just what we needed, we showed some toughness."
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Pacific picked a nice 4-3 win on Saturday over No. 54 Pepperdine. Pacific won the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 but Pepperdine rallied to take four first sets in singles.

Pepperdine would pick up straight set wins from Pedro Iamachkine and Jack Van Slyke at No. 5 and No. 6 while Pacific got straight set wins from Sem Verbeek and Miguel Diaz at No. 1 and No. 4.

Pepperdine's Lautaro Pane tied the match at 3-3 with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 win at No. 2 but Pacific's Daniel Alameh would win the decider 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 over Stefan Menichella at No. 3.

The finish of the match was a little confusing if you were following the live scoring at home because the scoreboard showed Menichella winning both the first and second sets yet it still kept recording a score in the third set. Even after Alameh won the final set 6-3 the scoreboard showed that Pepperdine won the match 4-3. It wasn't until several minutes later that it changed to show Alameh winning the second set and thus the match.




#72 Pacific 4, #54 Pepperdine 3
Apr 02, 2016 at Stockton, Calif. (Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. Sem Verbeek (PAC) def. Guilherme Hadlich (PEP) 6-4, 6-1
2. Lautaro Pane (PEP) def. Jose Chamba (PAC) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
3. Daniel Alameh (PAC) def. Stefan Menichella (PEP) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
4. Miguel Diaz (PAC) def. Gabriel Sidney (PEP) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
5. Pedro Iamachkine (PEP) def. Alex Giannini (PAC) 6-1, 6-4
6. Jack Van Slyke (PEP) def. Kumara Adavelly (PAC) 7-5, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Miguel Diaz/Jose Chamba (PAC) def. PANE, Lautaro/IAMACHKINE, Pedro (PEP) 6-4
2. Sem Verbeek/Alex Giannini (PAC) def. MENICHELLA, Stefan/SIDNEY, Gabriel (PEP) 6-3
3. Guilherme Hadlich/Jack Van Slyke (PEP) def. Bernardo Oliveira/Kumara Adavelly (PAC) 6-2
Match Notes
Pepperdine 8-8, 2-1 WCC; National ranking #54
Pacific 12-9, 4-1 WCC; National ranking #72
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,1,6,4,2,3)

Post-Match Quotes from Pacific's recap
"What an epic match," head coach Ryan Redondo said. "We had great synergy in doubles, which was key.  It was tooth and nail all the way through and everyone at Pacific was a part of that victory.  Their were special moments all over that match and I am really proud of the team.  They are the warriors in the arena and I give them full team effort-credit.  Yet, the ride still goes on. We have big match on Wednesday against the Oregon Ducks at home.  Practice is always our focus."





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The weekend definitely went out with a bang with several 4-3 thrillers including Wake Forest's 4-3 upset win over top-ranked North Carolina.

North Carolina won the doubles point for the 12th time in its last 13 matches with a 6-4 win at No. 1 and a 6-3 win at No. 2. The Tar Heels rode the momentum from the doubles point and took five opening sets in singles.

Wake Forest freshman Dennis Uspensky earned the only first set for the Demon Deacons and he was also the first to finish with a 6-0, 6-3 rout over UNC freshman Anu Kodali. It was Uspensky's 10th win in his last 11 matches.

North Carolina junior Brayden Schnur put the Tar Heels back on top with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Skander Mansouri at No. 1. Schnur has now won his last two after dropping his three prior.


North Carolina senior Brett Clark made it 3-1 with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Jon Ho at No. 3. Clark came back from 15-40 on his 5-4 service game to close it out.

It looked like North Carolina had the match in the bag because Jack Murray was serving for the match at No. 5 against Christian Seraphim. Murray took the opening set 6-3 and then he jumped out to a 5-3 lead in the second. Murray had two match points on his 5-3 service game but Seraphim got the break and then Seraphim fought off another match point on the deciding point to hold for 5-5. Seraphim broke again on the deciding point and then held to take the set 7-5 and send the match to a third set.

Wake Forest freshman Petros Chrysochos put the Deacs second point on the board with a come from behind 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over Ronnie Schneider at No. 2. Chrysochos broke Schneider to go up 3-2 in the third and then broke again to go up 5-2. Schneider would break back and hold for 4-5 but Chrysochos closed it out on his next service game for the win.

Both of the remaining matches were into a third set and Wake would go up early breaks on both courts. An ailing Jack Murray would get broke to start the third set and then Seraphim held on the deciding point to make it 2-0. Murray would finally get a hold to make it 1-2 and then a couple of Seraphim double faults put it back on serve at 2-2.

Over at No. 4, Wake Forest senior Romain Bogaerts went up an early break on UNC sophomore Robert Kelly but Kelly broke right back to even it at 2-2. Bogaerts broke again to go up 3-2 but Kelly broke back for 3-3. Kelly held on the deciding point to go up 4-3 but Bogaerts held on the deciding point as well to make it 4-4.

Back at No. 5, Seraphim broke Murray to go up 3-2 and then held for 4-2. Murray held for 3-4 but Seraphim quickly held for 5-3. Seraphim would break Murray to close out the 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 win and tie the match at 3-3.

Wake was now seemingly in the driver's seat because Bogaerts had broken Kelly to go 5-4 plus he had two match points up 40-30. Bogaerts double faulted to bring up the deciding point then a hobbling Kelly finished the next point with a volley at the net to make it 5-5. Bogaerts would break again to go up 6-5 and once again he'd be staring at some match points after going up 40-15 on his serve. Kelly erased all three to break and send the match to a deciding tiebreak.

Kelly took the first point on his serve but Bogaerts took the next five to go up 5-1 at the changeover. Kelly won the next point on the Bogaerts serve and then two more on his own serve to make it *5-4. Bogaerts went up 6-4 but Kelly put it back on serve at 6-5*. Bogaerts was able to win the next point, which was his seventh match point, to seal the 6-7(4), 6-2, 7-6(5) win.





#6 Wake Forest 4, #1 North Carolina 3
Apr 03, 2016 at Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #46 Brayden Schnur (NC) def. #16 Skander Mansouri (WF) 6-4, 6-4
2. #36 Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. #23 Ronnie Schneider (NC) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
3. #37 Brett Clark (NC) def. Jon Ho (WF) 6-2, 6-4
4. Romain Bogaerts (WF) def. #82 Robert Kelly (NC) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
5. Christian Seraphim (WF) def. #95 Jack Murray (NC) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
6. Dennis Uspensky (WF) def. Anudeep Kodali (NC) 6-0, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. #3 Brett Clark/Robert Kelly (NC) def. #12 Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF) 6-4
2. #31 Brayden Schnur/Jack Murray (NC) def. #48 Petros Chrysochos/Jon Ho (WF) 6-3
3. Romain Bogaerts/Dennis Uspensky (WF) def. Ronnie Schneider/Andrew Gores (NC) 6-1
Match Notes
Wake Forest 24-4 (8-1 ACC); National ranking #6
North Carolina 21-2 (6-2 ACC); National ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,1,3,2,5,4)
T-3:22 A-358

Post-Match Quotes from Wake's recap
"Overall, it was just a great match, said Wake Forest head coach Tony Bresky. "That's what college tennis is aboutlast match on is 7-6 in the third set. I don't know if you can say enough about the resiliency and toughness of our guys to come back and beat two great teams after losing five first sets two matches in a row. 

"Our fitness and the amount of time and effort the guys put in paid off today, Bresky said. "It's nice to be rewarded for that throughout the course of the season.

Post-Match Quotes from UNC's recap
"Wake's got a great team credit to them, UNC coach Sam Paul said. "They won the big points today.

"I'm proud of his (Kelly) effort, Paul said. "He kept fighting back and fighting back.

 "It's a tough loss to a very good team, Schnur said. "We came out here and battled as hard as we could. We had a very big up' on Friday (with a win over No. 3 Virginia) and one of the things we talked about is making sure we came out here and gave it our all today, and I think we did that. We came up a little bit short but we'll learn. "You win some, you lose some that's part the game. That's part of being an athlete. You learn from your losses and it only makes you stronger.


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Mississippi State, ranked No. 25, was coming off a tough 4-3 loss to state rival Ole Miss on Friday but the Bulldogs came into Fayetteville and upset No. 14 Arkansas 4-3.

MSU took the doubles point after Mate Cutura and Vaughn Hunter came back from an early 1-3 deficit to win the deciding match at No. 1 by a 7-5 score.

Arkansas took four first sets in singles and while they were able to finish three in straight sets it'd be that fourth one that would come back to get them.

MSU's Strahinja Rakic put the Bulldogs up 2-0 with a 6-3, 6-0 win over David Herrerias at No. 5 but moments later Arkansas got on the board with a 6-3, 6-2 win by Adam Sanjurjo over Luka Sucevic at No. 6.

MSU would go up 3-1 with a 6-3, 7-5 win by Nuno Borges over Jose Salazar at No. 2 but Arkansas countered with a 7-6, 6-1 win from Mike Redlicki over Mate Cutura at No. 1.

Arkansas's Giammarco Micolani was closing in on the finish line at No. 4 but MSU's Rishab Agarwal would seal the Bulldogs win with a come from behind 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over Santiago Munoz at No. 3. Micolani did close out Niclas Bruan 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 but the team outcome had already been decided.

#25 Mississippi State 4, #14 Arkansas 3
Apr 03, 2016 at Fayetteville, Ark. (Billingsley Tennis Center)
Singles Competition
1. #30 Mike Redlicki (AR) def. #22 Mate Cutura (MS) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 
2. Nuno Borges (MS) def. #114 Jose Salazar (AR) 6-3, 7-5
3. #80 Rishab Agarwal (MS) def. Santiago Munoz (AR) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 
4. Giammarco Micolani (AR) def. Niclas Braun (MS) 6-4, 6-4
5. Strahinja Rakic (MS) def. David Herrerias (AR) 6-3, 6-0 
6. Adam Sanjurjo (AR) def. Luka Sucevic (MS) 6-3, 6-2
Doubles Competition
1. Mate Cutura/Vaughn Hunter (MS) def. #16 Giammarco Micolani/Mike Redlicki (AR) 7-5 
2. Jose Salazar/Adam Sanjurjo (AR) def. Nuno Borges/Niclas Braun (MS) 6-4
3. Rishab Agarwal/Luka Sucevic (MS) def. Santiago Munoz/Johan den Toom (AR) 6-4
Match Notes:
Mississippi State 14-6 (6-4 SEC); National ranking #25 
Arkansas 17-5 (6-3 SEC); National ranking #14
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,6,2,1,3,4) T-2:45

Post-Match Quotes from MSU's recap
"Our group just continues to impress with their resiliency and character during this SEC season, head coach Matt Roberts said. "To go through a tough loss on Friday and come back in here today against one of the best teams in our conference and get the win at their place shows how much heart they have. It was a team win in so many ways and I couldn't be prouder of what we are building together.
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Tulsa continued its drive to host a NCAA regional by going on the road to New Orleans and knocking off No. 23 Tulane 4-3.

Tulsa won the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 and then the teams split first sets in singles.

Tulane's Mr. Automatic, Dominik Koepfer, was first off the court after rolling over Or Ram-Harel 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1. Tulane freshman Tyler Schick put the Green Wave ahead 2-1 with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Daniel Santos at No. 6 but Tulsa countered with a 6-3, 7-5 win by Majed Kilani at No. 4.

Juan Matias Gonzalez put Tulsa ahead 3-2 with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Constantin Schmitz at No. 2 then Okkie Kellerman clinched the win with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 win over Alex Van Cott at No. 5.

Tulane's Sebastian Rey won the final match at No. 3 over Carlos Bautista 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(4) to make the final score 4-3.

#24 Tulsa 4, #23 Tulane 3
April 3, 2016 at New Orleans (City Park Pepsi Tennis Center) 
Singles competition 
1. #1 Dominik Koepfer (TLN) def. #53 Or Ram-Harel (TULSA), 6-0, 6-3 
2. Juan Matias Gonzalez (TULSA) def. #83 Constantin Schmitz (TLN), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 
3. Sebastian Rey (TLN) def. Carlos Bautista (TULSA), 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(4)
4. Majed Kilani (TULSA) def. Chi-Shan Jao (TLN), 6-3, 7-5
5. Okkie Kellerman (TULSA) def. Alex Van Cott (TLN), 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
6. Tyler Schick (TLN) def. Daniel Santos (TULSA), 6-2, 6-4
Doubles competition 
1. #21 Koepfer/Jao (TLN) def. Kirby/Kellerman (TULSA), 6-1
2. Dylan McCloskey/Dominic Bechard (TULSA) def. Schmitz/Rey (TLN), 6-2
3. Kilani/Bautista (TULSA) def. I. Van Cott/Schick (TLN), 6-3
Match Notes
Tulsa 11-9; National ranking #24
Tulane 14-5; National ranking #23
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,6,4,2,5,3)

Post-Match Quotes from Tulsa's recap
"Tulane is a good team and their ranking shows it," Tulsa head coach Vince Westbrook said. "They left it all out there today. We are looking to continue our momentum into next week."

"We are slowly getting better at competing on all three doubles courts," Westbrook said. "There are still somethings that we can improve on, but the guys are really working hard and it showed today."

"I am very happy with our performance across the board," Westbrook said. "Or Ram-Harel played the best guy in college today, but he is every bit as good as him. Gonzalez picked up a big win for us today. Gonzalez has lost some tough matches, but he has won sets against the best players in college and today he finished it off. We are going to be tough to beat if we keep showing up on every court."

Post-Match Quotes from Tulane's recap
"Tulsa is a tough team, who came in here already with a lot of great wins," Tulane head coach Mark Booras explained. "We've had a lot of great battles with them over the past few years. The difference maker today was that we didn't take advantage of our momentum, up in two third sets."


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The fourth matchup of the day between top 25 opponents wouldn't be as close as the rest as No. 18 Oklahoma strolled out of Tallahassee with a 4-0 win over No. 22 Florida State.

The Sooners took the early momentum when they won the doubles point fairly easily with 6-2 win at No. 1 and No. 2. Each team claimed three first sets in singles but Oklahoma would take all completed second sets.

OU freshman Andre Biro was the first off the court with a 6-4, 6-3 win over FSU sophomore Terrance Whitehurst at No. 6. Biro has now won five in a row and seven of his last eight.

OU sophomore Spencer Papa made it 3-0 Boomer Sooner with a come from behind 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over FSU senior Marco Nunez. Papa has now won four in a row after dropping six of his first nine.

OU junior Alex Ghilea would provide the clincher at No. 3 with a 7-5, 6-4 win over FSU senior Michael Rinaldi. The other three matches were abandoned with OU leading at No. 1 and No. 5 and FSU up at No. 4.

Both FSU and ESPN3 have highlights so give those videos a watch to find out more about this match.

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#18 Oklahoma def. #22 Florida State, 4-0
April 3, 2016 Scott Speicher Tennis Center, Tallahassee, Fla.
Doubles competition 
1. Alvarez/Harris (OU) def. #11 Lock/Nunez (FSU) - 6-2
2. Papa/Ghilea (OU) def. #59 Dougaz/Rinaldi (FSU) - 6-2
3. Biro/Mora (OU) def. Gracia/Whitehurst (FSU) - 3-4 DNF
Singles competition 
1. #32 Axel Alvarez (OU) vs. #12 Benjamin Lock (FSU) - 7-6(7), 4-4 DNF
2. #91 Spencer Papa (OU) def. #60 Marco Nunez (FSU) - 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
3. #47 Alex Ghilea (OU) def. Michael Rinaldi (FSU) - 7-5, 6-4
4. Florin Bragusi (OU) vs. Aziz Dougaz (FSU) -  2-6, 6-4, 3-4 DNF
5. Max Mora (OU) def. Jose Gracia (FSU) - 4-6, 6-4, 4-2 DNF
6. Andre Biro (OU) def. Terrance Whitehurst (FSU) - 6-4, 6-3 
Match Notes
Oklahoma 11-7; National ranking #18
Florida State 14-7; National ranking #22
Order of Finish; Singles (6,2,3); Doubles (1,2)

Post-Match Quotes from OU's recap
"It was looking not good in four or five matches to begin singles, but we didn't panic and we dug ourselves out of it, head coach John Roddick said. "We are starting to compete the way we need to. I can look back on it and say that that was probably our most complete match.

"We are definitely competing better, Roddick said. "We didn't play a good doubles point on Friday, but we played much better today. That's a sign that we are correcting errors.

"Our level was high and Florida State started out great in singles, Roddick said. "It took us an hour or so to dig out of the hole. Even when we were down I didn't think we were playing poorly. You just have to stick with it and make them maintain that level, which in tennis is not easy to do.

"We are definitely in a better place than we were two or three weeks ago, Roddick said. "Three weeks ago we were worried about being .500 with our schedule as tough as it is and being banged up. Now we are going into conference with the goal of winning it, and we have a chance to do that because we are playing our best tennis.

Post-Match Quotes from FSU head coach Dwayne Hultquist via FSU's recap
"Oklahoma came out really strong in doubles. That's usually a strength of ours and they beat us pretty good at No. 1 and 2 and really gained momentum of the match. We did a great job coming out first sets in singles, getting in position to get more than three. We had set point at 1 and 3 singles. If we convert those, the match would have gone on and the score would have shown either our way or at least closer.

On playing Friday on the road and Sunday at home:
"It's difficult, but they're playing on the road too. They had to play Friday and come up here. It was a long match Friday, a great win for us and unbelievable experience for our guys to be down match point in two different matches in a difficult place to win.

On the difficulty of winning second sets this season:
"If you look at the second sets, we didn't win any second sets today. The three we won the first set, we didn't win the second and that changes the momentum of the match. We were battling hard and had some opportunities. We were up at different stages, and with no-ad tennis there's up and downs.
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Columbia and Harvard have been two of the Ivy's elite for years and they gave those in attendance and watching on the Ivy Digital Network a great show that most won't soon forget.

Columbia had won the doubles point 16 times in a row against Ivy League competition going into this week but it's now dropped the point 2 times in a row after falling at No. 1 and No. 2. Harvard's No. 1 team of Nicky Hu and Brien Young broke serve to go up 3-1 and then held the rest of the way to win it 6-3. Harvard took the doubles point when Sebastian Beltrame and Jean Thirouin defeated Mike Vermeer and Michal Rolski 7-5 at No. 2. Vermeer and Rolski broke to go up 2-1 and then held for 3-1. Beltrame and Thirouin broke Columbia's 3-4 service game to tie it at 4-4 and then broke again from 5-6 to clinch it. The match at No. 3 was abandoned with Columbia serving at 5-6

Columbia rebounded in singles and took first sets at 3, 4, 5, and 6 while Harvard took sets at the top two spots.

Harvard senior Nick Hu put the Crimson ahead 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-1 whipping of Shawn Hadavi at No. 1. Hu broke Hadavi to go up 4-2 and broke again to take the opening set 6-2. Hu broke Hadavi to go up 2-0 in the second and never looked back.

Columbia senior Eric Rubin put the Lions on the board with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Kenny Tao at No. 3. Rubin broke Tao's 3-4 service game and then held to take the opening set 6-3. Rubin broke Tao to start the second set and then broke him again to go up 4-1. Rubin held for 5-1, Tao held for 2-5, and then Tao erased multiple match points to break for 3-5. Rubin broke Tao on the deciding point to close it out 6-3, 6-3.

Fellow CU senior Mike Vermeer tied the match at 2-2 with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Andy Zhou at No. 4. Vermeer broke Zhou to go up 2-1 in the first but Zhou broke back a few games later to even it at 4-4. Vermeer would break back on the next game and then hold to take the set 6-4. Vermeer broke Zhou to start the second set then broke two more times to take it 6-4, 6-1.

The hero of Saturday's match against Dartmouth would put the Lions up 3-2 as CU freshman Timmy Wang defeated Christopher Morrow 7-5, 6-4 at No. 6. The first set stayed on serve until Wang broke Morrow's 5-6 service game on the deciding point to take the set 7-5. The second set was pretty similar with a slew of holds to start and a break to finish. Wang held on the deciding point to go up 5-4 and then after going up 0-40 broke Morrow to close it out.

Columbia was just a point away from the win and had both of the Pham brothers on the two remaining courts at No. 2 and No. 5.

The older Pham, Richard, would be unable to get that fourth point after Harvard senior Kelvin Lam closed it out for a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 5. Pham was able to take the first set despite getting broken early on to go down 2-1. Pham broke back on the next game and broke again to take the opening set 7-5. Lam broke Pham's 1-1 service game for the second set in a row but this time he consolidated the break for 3-1 and then broke again to go up 4-1. After an exchange of holds, Lam was broke serving for the set up 5-2 but he did manage to hold the second time around at 5-4 to take the set 6-4. Pham broke Lam to go up 2-0 in the third but Lam would rattle off the next six games to take it 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 and tie the match at 3-3.

The match would be decided in a third set at No. 2 between Columbia freshman Victor Pham and Harvard junior Sebastian Beltrame. There was only one break of serve in the first set and it came when Beltrame broke to go up 4-2. The only break of the second set came when Pham broke Beltrame to take the set 6-4. Beltrame broke Pham to start the third set and held for 2-0 but Pham would hold, break, and hold to go up 3-2. The next big point would come with Beltrame serving at 3-4, deciding point. Beltrame would hit an ace to hold for 4-4 and then it would be all holds until the tiebreak.

Victor Pham (Columbia)
Pham got the early mini-break to go up 2-1 and then won both points on his serve to extend the lead to 4-1. Beltrame won the next two on his serve and then a backhand error from Pham tied it at 4-4. Pham took the next one to go up 5-4 then Beltrame won both on his serve to up 6-5. Pham fought off his first match point when Beltrame missed a forehand wide to make it 6-6. Beltrame went up *7-6 after he got a hold of Pham's second serve but he'd miss a backhand long on the next point to make it 7-7. Pham would earn his first match point at *8-7 after Beltrame missed a backhand volley long but Beltrame evened it at 8-8 with a nice backhand while coming forward. Beltrame thought he had won the next point to up 9-8 but Pham said the shot just missed long and the chair agreed so Pham would have another match point at 9-8*. I'll let Columbia's video show you how it finished:


#28 Columbia 4, #47 Harvard 3
Apr 03, 2016 at New York, NY (Dick Savitt Tennis Center)
Doubles competition 
1. Nicky Hu/Brien Yeung (HV) def. No. 15 Shawn Hadavi/Richard Pham (CU), 6-3
2. Sebastian Beltrame/Jean Thirouin (HV) def. No. 28 Mike Vermeer/Michal Rolski (CU), 7-5
3. Andy Zhou/Christopher Morrow (HV) vs. Christopher Grant/Miguel Alda (CU), 6-5 unf.
Singles competition 
1. #117 Nicky Hu (HV) def. #64 Shawn Hadavi (CU), 6-2, 6-1
2. Victor Pham (CU) def. Sebastian Beltrame (HV), 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8)
3. Eric Rubin (CU) def. Kenny Tao (HV), 6-3, 6-3
4. Mike Vermeer (CU) def. Andy Zhou (HV), 6-4, 6-1
5. Kelvin Lam (HV) def. Richard Pham (CU), 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
6. Timothy Wang (CU) def. Christopher Morrow (HV), 7-5, 6-4
Match Notes
Columbia 13-5; National ranking #28
Harvard 12-10; National ranking #47
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,3,4,6,5,2)
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I ventured down to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, this past weekend and was treated to a good one on Sunday as VCU held off a late charging Middle Tennessee State to win 4-3.

VCU took the early 1-0 lead after claiming the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3. VCU's Catalin Fifea and Michal Voscek didn't have any trouble at No. 3 as they jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held from 5-1 to take it 6-1. VCU's Arvid Noren and Louis Ishizaka faced more resistance at No. 2 and in fact trailed 2-0 before holding and then breaking on the deciding point to even it at 2-2. VCU broke again and would serve for the match up 5-3 but MTSU broke from 15-40 to put it back on serve at 5-4*. VCU would return the favor and break on a double fault to win it 6-4. The clip on the left is match point at No. 3 and the one on the right is the point before the clinch at No. 2 (not much to see on the double fault that ended it).


MTSU turned up the heat in singles and took five opening sets and would get a pair of quick straight set wins at No. 1 and No. 3.

MTSU freshman and recent Davis Cup participant, Ayed Zatar Cordero, needed just 51 minutes to dispatch VCU's Daryl Monfils 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. For those wondering Daryl is the younger brother of ATP pro Gael Monfils.


Fellow freshman Gonzalo Morell made it 2-1 Blue Raiders after he defeated Michal Voscek 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1. Morell actually served for the first set up 5-0 but got broke. He served it out at love the second time around to take it 6-2. The second set wasn't much closer with Morell breaking early and often before finishing the match by breaking to take it 6-2, 6-1.


VCU junior Catalin Fifea tied the match at 2-2 with a 7-6(2), 6-4 win over Gian Issa at No. 4. Fifea served for the match up 7-6, 5-3 but got broke on the deciding point however he would break Issa on the deciding point to close it out. I wasn't able to get a good angle on match point but Fifea came to the net and got lobbed by Issa and then Fifea got the tip of his frame on the ball and his shot landed just on the other side for a winner. The clip below is Fifea serving 7-6, 5-3, deciding point.


VCU went ahead 3-2 when freshman Vitor Lima came from behind to defeat Miguel Negre 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2. Negre broke Lima to take the opening set 6-4 but Lima broke Negre three times in the second set to take it 6-1. Lima held, broke, and held to go up 3-0 in the third before Negre got on the board to make it 3-1. It was all holds down the stretch and Lima would hold from 40-30 to close it out. The clip on the left is Lima serving up 4-2 in the third and on the right is match point.


MTSU freshman Luis Morillo Diaz tied the match at 3-3 with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3) win over Louis Ishizaka at No. 5. Ishizaka broke Morillo Diaz to go up 3-1 in the third but Morillo Diaz won the next four to go up 5-3. Ishizaka held for 4-5, broke for 5-5, and held to go up 6-5. Morillo Diaz held to send it to a tiebreak but and then after falling behind 0-3 he's win the next seven to take it 7-3. The video clip picks up with VCU leading 3-1 - as you can see the big scoreboard wasn't working due to technical issues.



Everyone hustled back over to court No. 6 to see the conclusion of the match between VCU freshman Philip Mobius and MTSU senior Robin Riethmueller. Mobius actually served for the match up 5-1 in the third but Riethmueller took four straight to even it at 5-5. Mobius held for 6-5 and after going 15-40 would break Riethmueller from 30-40 to clinch it.


It was a great, hard-fought match by both teams that had plenty of swings but VCU was just a little strong down the stretch. Thanks again to MTSU head coach Jimmy Borendame and assistant coach Daniel Leitner for the invite - the facilities were nice especially the brand new indoor facility. I also enjoyed my Artful Doughnuts - may have had more than one :)

VCU 4, #64 Middle Tennessee 3
4/3/2016 at Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Buck Bouldin Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. Gonzalo Morell (MT) def. Michal Voscek (VCU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Vitor Lima (VCU) def. Miguel Negre (MT) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
3. Ayed Zatar Cordero (MT) def. Daryl Monfils (VCU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Catalin Fifea (VCU) def. Gian Issa (MT) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
5. Luis Morillo Diaz (MT) def. Louis Ishizaka (VCU) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)
6. Philip Mobius (VCU) def. Robin Riethmueller (MT) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
Doubles competition
1. Ayed Zatar Cordero/Gonzalo Morell (MT) vs. Vitor Lima/Daryl Monfils (VCU) 5-5, unfinished
2. Arvid Noren/Louis Ishizaka (VCU) def. Miguel Negre/Gian Issa (MT) 6-4
3. Catalin Fifea/Michal Voscek (VCU) def. Dima Zyhmantovich/Luis Morillo Diaz (MT) 6-1
Match Notes:
VCU 15-7
Middle Tennessee 14-7; National ranking #64
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (3,1,4,2,5,6)
Official: Ted Mason T-2:53 A-64

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Other Notable Sunday Results:

#3 Virginia def. #75 Duke 6-1 - UVA recap - closer than the score (four 3rd sets)
#42 NC State def. Louisville 4-3 - NCST recap - Horton clinched at 2 to make it 4-2
#45 Virginia Tech def. #51 Notre Dame 6-1 - VT recap
#31 Georgia Tech def. Boston College 6-1 - GT recap
Clemson def. #67 Miami FL 4-3 - CU recap

#4 Ohio State def. Nebraska 4-0 - OSU recap
#12 Northwestern def. Minnesota 4-0 - NU recap
#15 Illinois def. #30 Wisconsin 4-0 - UI recap (w highlights)
#20 Michigan def. #53 Purdue 4-1 - UM recap (w highlights)
#33 Penn State def. #60 Iowa 4-0 - PSU recap
Indiana at Michigan State 6-1 - IU recap

#7 Georgia def. #44 LSU 4-3 - UGA recap - Smith clinched at 1 to make it 4-2
#10 Texas A&M def. #59 South Carolina 6-1 - aTm recap - closer than the score (five 3rd sets)
#41 Alabama def. #37 Ole Miss 4-3 - Bama recap - Rossouw clinched at 5 to make it 4-2
#43 Vanderbilt def. #55 Auburn 4-3 - VU recap- Valent won decider in 3rd

#29 Washington def. Arizona 6-1 - UW recap
#39 Oregon def. Utah 4-0 - UO recap

#34 Princeton def. Yale 4-1 - PU recap
#40 Dartmouth def. #56 Cornell 4-2 - Dart recap
Penn def. Brown 4-3 - Penn recap

#17 South Florida def. Central Florida 4-0 - USF recap
#49 UC Santa Barbara def. UC Irvine 6-1 - UCSB recap
#50 Old Dominion def. South Alabama 4-0 - ODU recap
#52 Georgia State def.  College of Charleston 4-1 - GSU recap
#57 East Tennessee State def. #63 UNC Wilmington 4-1 - ETSU recap
#58 Utah State def. Air Force 6-1 - USU recap
Elon def. #62 William & Mary 5-2 - Elon recap
#69 Boise State def. #70 New Mexico 4-1 - BSU recap
#73 Cal Poly def. Hawaii 7-0 - CP recap




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There were two bigger stories on Saturday - the rain that wiped out several matches and Lamar upsetting No. 28 Rice 4-1. The bad weather out in California washed out the Oregon/Cal and San Diego/Santa Clara matches while UNC Wilmington and VCU were rained out in Richmond. Both of the matches in California are set to be played on Sunday while UNC Wilmington and VCU won't make their match up.

Earlier this season Lamar upset then No. 47 Iowa 4-2 but today's win over Rice took it to a new level. Lamar took the doubles point by winning the deciding match at No. 2 in a tiebreak and then the Cardinals took four opening sets in singles. Lamar junior Nikita Lis rolled over Tommy Bennett 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 but Rice senior Adam Gustafsson countered with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Sebastian Santibanez at No. 3.

Lamar junior Michael Feucht knocked off Jamie Malik 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 and sophomore Benny Schwiezer clinched the match with a 7-5, 6-3 UTR upset over Jake Hansen at No. 4. The two remaining matches were abandoned with Rice leading earlier in the third set at No. 5 and Lamar up a set at No. 6.

#68 Lamar 4, #28 Rice 1
4/9/2016 at Beamont, Texas (Thompson Family Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. Michael Feucht (LU 13.23) def. Jamie Malik (RICE 13.05) 6-4, 7-5
2. Nikita Lis (LU 13.11) def. Tommy Bennett (RICE 13.18) 6-2, 6-1
3. Adam Gustafsson (RICE 13.68) def. Sebastian Santibanez (LU 12.57) 6-1, 6-4
4. Benny Schweizer (LU 12.54) def. Jake Hansen (RICE 13.71) 7-5, 6-3
5. Jeandre Hoogenboezem (LU 12.19) vs. David Warren (RICE 13.18) 6-7, 6-1, 0-1, unf
6. Juuso Laitinen (LU 12.28) vs. Emanuel Llamas (RICE 12.54) 7-6 (7-5), 4-5, unf
Doubles competition
1. Tommy Bennett/David Warren (RICE) def. #41 Michael Feucht/Benny Schweizer (LU) 6-2
2. Jeandre Hoogenboezem/Nikita Lis (LU) def. Jamie Malik/Adam Gustafsson (RICE) 7-6 (7-5)
3. Juuso Laitinen/Sebastian Santibanez (LU) def. Emanuel Llamas/Jake Hansen (RICE) 6-3
Match Notes
Rice 17-7; National ranking #28
Lamar University 13-5; National ranking #68
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,3,1,4)
T-2:45 Hrs A-58

Post-Match Quotes from Lamar's recap
"We respect Rice a great deal," said LU head coach Scott Shankles. "That's a great program who is very well coached. They've had the upper hand in this series for a long time, but we've continued to get closer the last few years. We felt like if we continued to work at our game we could eventually beat this guys. We felt confident coming in and I think it showed on the court."

"Doubles is so important in the collegiate format," said Shankles. "If you can get on the board early, you're giving the other teams a strong chance to get the point. Even though we lost the first match of the day, we took the victory at No. 3 doubles just a couple minutes later and our No. 2 doubles team just kept battling and hanging in there. In the end, we came up with some big shots which enabled us to win the match at get the point."

"This was a big win for our program, but for us everything comes down to conference," said Shankles. "We still have two matches remaining and next is UIW tomorrow. They have a very young, talented team to mix in with some veteran guys and it is going to be tough. We've seen these guys play so we know how tough of a match it will be, and we need to be ready to play."
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Sixth-ranked Wake Forest set a new program record for wins in a single season by picking up its 25th win on Saturday with a 6-1 win over No. 60 Duke.

Wake rolled through the doubles point with Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim winning 6-1 at No. 1 while Romain Bogaerts/Dennis Uspensky won 6-2 at No. 3.

Wake took five of six opening sets in singles and Petros Chrysochos, Romain Bogaerts, and Christian Seraphim would win in straight sets with Bogaerts clinching at No. 4. Duke got a straight set win from Nicolas Alvarez at No. 1 while Wake picked up three set wins from Jon Ho and Dennis Uspensky at No. 3 and No. 6.

Note: this was the final regular season home match for Wake's five seniors - Romain Bogaerts, Jon Ho, Anthony Delcore, Sam Bloom and Brendan Henry.

Side Note: I predicted Wake would go 25-5 in the regular season when I did my preseason preview so it looks like I was almost on the money. Two thumbs up to me!




#6 Wake Forest 6, #60 Duke 1
Apr 09, 2016 at Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Complex) 
Singles competition
1. #26 Nicolas Alvarez (DU 14.06) def. #13 Skander Mansouri (WF 14.35) 6-4, 6-4
2. #24 Petros Chrysochos (WF 14.24) def. Vincent Lin (DU 13.92) 6-2, 6-2
3. Jon Ho (WF 13.75) def. TJ Pura (DU 13.29) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-3)
4. #118 Romain Bogaerts (WF 13.71) def. Josh Levine (DU 12.86) 6-4, 7-5
5. Christian Seraphim (WF 13.92) def. Daniel McCall (DU 12.22) 6-4, 6-3
6. Dennis Uspensky (WF 13.73) def. Adrian Chamdani (DU 12.55) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #10 Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF) def. Jason Lapidus/Daniel McCall (DU) 6-1
2. #51 Petros Chrysochos/Jon Ho (WF) vs. Nicolas Alvarez/TJ Pura (DU) 4-4, unfinished
3. Romain Bogaerts/Dennis Uspensky (WF) def. Vincent Lin/Josh Levine (DU) 6-2
Match Notes
Duke 11-12 (4-6 ACC); National ranking #60
Wake Forest 25-4 (9-1 ACC); National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (2,5,1,4,6,3)
A-343
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NAIA No. 1 Georgia Gwinnett knocked off D2 No. 1 Hawaii Pacific 5-3 in a neutral site match that was played in Pensacola, Florida.

HPU's top ranked doubles team of Thibaud Berland and Alexander Meyer defeated GGC's top ranked doubles team of Kevin Konfederak and Jordan Cox 8-4 at No. 1. GGC took the other two doubles matches 8-4 to take the early 2-1 lead.  Note: all Divisions outside of D1 play regular ad-scoring, with doubles to eight, and also count each doubles match as a result.

HPU's Thibaud Berland, who is the top ranked player in D2, defeated GGC's Jordan Cox 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 singles. For those not familiar with Berland he currently has the second highest Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) of all French college players and he also nearly beat last year's D1 NCAA runner-up, Noah Rubin, before falling 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 at the $50K Maui Challenger back in January.

HPU's Jakub Hadrava put the Sharks ahead 3-2 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Connor Clements at No 6. GGC's Kevin Konfederak, who is the top ranked player in the NAIA, tied the match at 3-3 with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Alexander Meyer at No. 2. Konfederak's name might be familiar to some because he was named one of my Fall Phenoms after beating several high end D1 guys back in the fall.

GGC's Gilad Berman made it 4-3 with a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over Jaume Martinez-Vich at No. 4 and Lachlan McPhee would clinch the win for the Grizzles with a 6-4, 7-6(9) win over Torben Otto at No. 5.



In case you were wondering, the  Jordan Cox that plays for Georgia Gwinnett is the same Jordan Cox who was the singles runner-up at the 2009 Wimbledon juniors. There is also a good article here about his choice to quit the pro tour and come back to get a college degree.

#1 Georgia Gwinnett 5, #1 Hawaii Pacific 3
Apr 09, 2016 at Pensacola, FL (Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Tennis Complex)
Singles competition
1. #1 Thibaud Berland (HPU 14.16) def. #2 Jordan Cox (GGC 13.42) 6-4, 6-4
2. #1 Kevin Konfederak (GGC 14.24) def. #27 Alexander Meyer (HPU 13.32) 6-3, 7-5
3. #10 Matias Hatem (GGC 14.51*) v. Filip Dolezel (HPU 13.52) 7-6, 1-4, DNF
4. #33 Gilad Berman (GGC 13.22) def. #20 Jaume Martinez-Vich (HPU 13.10) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
5. Lachlan McPhee (GGC 13.34) def. Torben Otto (HPU 12.84) 6-4, 7-6 (11-9)
6. Jakub Hadrava (HPU 12.65) def. Connor Clements (GGC 13.11) 6-4, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #1 Thibaud Berland/Alexander Meyer (HPU) def. #1 Kevin Konfederak/Jordan Cox (GGC) 8-4
2. #3 Matias Hatem/Connor Clements (GGC) def. Jaume Martinez-Vich/Filip Dolezel (HPU) 8-4
3. Luke Morland/Lachlan McPhee (GGC) def. Torben Otto/Jakub Hadrava (HPU) 8-4
Match Notes
Georgia Gwinnett 17-0; NAIA #1
Hawaii Pacific 14-2; Division II #1 
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,6,2,4,5)

*Hatem's UTR only has a 40% reliability due to not enough record results.
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Old Dominion won for the 14th time in the last 15 matches with a 4-0 win over No. 70 William & Mary. ODU took the doubles point and picked up straight set win from Adam Moundir, Aziz Kijametovic, and Javier Jover Maestre at 1, 2, and 4. 

The schools listed scores for all the doubles matches but they didn't list them for No. 3, 5, and 6 singles so I don't have a clue who was up in those matches. I still don't get why some schools don't list scores of unfinished matches - the matches were played and there was a score of some kind so report it - they help tell the story.

#48 Old Dominion 4,  #70 William & Mary 0
Apr 09, 2016 in Norfolk, Va. (Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. Adam Moundir (ODU) def. Christian Cargill (W&M); 6-1, 6-0
2. Aziz Kijametovic (ODU) def. Addison Appleby (W&M); 6-4, 6-0
3. Michael Weindl (ODU) vs. Alec Miller (W&M) - No score
4. Javier Jover Maestre (ODU) def. Lars de Boer (W&M); 6-2, 6-1
5. Zvonimir Podvinski (ODU) vs. Aidan Talcott (W&M) - No score
6. Jacob Nicolussi (ODU) vs. Damon Niquet (W&M) - No score
Doubles competition
1. #50 Adam Moundir/Aziz Kijametovic (ODU) def. Addison Appleby/Christian Cargill (W&M) 6-3
2. Michael Weindl/Javier Jover Maestre (ODU) vs. Ryan Newman Tristan/Tristan Bautil (W&M) 5-4
3. Jacob Nicolussi/Jose Nunez Navarro (ODU) def. Aidan Talcott/Damon Niquet (W&M) 6-4
Match Notes:
Old Dominion 17-4; National ranking #48
William & Mary 12-8; National ranking #70
Order of Finish: Singles (1,4,2); Doubles (1,3)
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Drake extended its Missouri Valley Conference winning streak to 23 matches with a 4-1 win over Wichita State. Drake took the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 and then the Bulldogs took five opening sets in singles. 

Drake senior Ben Lott was the first off the court with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Miroslav Herzan at No. 1. Wichita State freshman Eddie Stoica put the Shockers on the board with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Bayo Phillips at No. 4 but it was all Drake everywhere else. 

Drake freshman Tom Hands racked up a 6-2, 7-5 win over Austin Williams at No. 6 and freshman Vinny Gillespie clinch the match with a 7-6, 6-4 win over Jocelyn Devilliers at No. 2.

Note: Wichita State played without its No. 1 singles player Tin Ostojic who missed his second straight match with an injury. 



#46 Drake 4, Wichita State 1
Apr 09, 2016 at Des Moines, IA (Roger Knapp Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. Lott, Ben (DU) def. Miroslav Herzan (WSU) 6-3, 6-4
2. Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Jocelyn Devilliers (WSU) 7-6, 6-4
3. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) vs. Haru Inoue (WSU) 6-3, 5-4, unfinished
4. Eddie Stoica (WSU) def. Philips, Bayo (DU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Stride, Ben (DU) vs. Sergio de Vilchez (WSU) 7-5, 2-2, unfinished
6. Hands, Tom (DU) def. Austin Williams (WSU) 6-2, 7-5  
Doubles competition
1. Lott, Ben/Gillespie, Vinny (DU) vs. Jocelyn Devilliers/Austin Williams (WSU) 5-6, unfinished
2. Wood, Ben/Philips, Bayo (DU) def. #54 Haru Inoue/Miroslav Herzan (WSU) 7-5
3. MacGeoch, Calum/Stride, Ben (DU) def. Sergio de Vilchez/Eddie Stoica (WSU) 6-2  
Match Notes
Drake 14-9; National ranking #46
Wichita State 13-10
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (1,4,6,2)
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Portland and Loyola Marymount waited around for a while for the rain to subside and once it did they started the match by playing singles first. Portland got quick straight set wins from Felix Fan and Carlos Donat No. 5 and No. 6 but all the other courts would go the distance.

Portland's Alex Wallace extended the Pilots lead to 3-0 with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 win over Lukas Moenter at No. 4. LMU's Errol Smith would win 6-0 in the third over Mathieu Garcia at No. 2 but Portland's Pierre Garcia would clinch the victory with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 win over Joat Farat at No. 3

Portland 4, #58 LMU 1
Apr 09, 2016 at Los Angeles, Calif. (LMU Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. Michail Pervolarakis (PORT) vs. Cristobal Rivera (LMU) 4-6, 6-4, 4-2, unfinished
2. Errol Smith (LMU) def. Mathieu Garcia (PORT) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
3. Pierre Garcia (PORT) def. Joat Farah (LMU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0
4. Alex Wallace (PORT) def. Lukas Moenter (LMU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
5. Felix Fan (PORT) def. Luke Bohuslav (LMU) 6-4, 6-3
6. Carlos Donat (PORT) def. Jamie Thorp (LMU) 6-3, 6-1 
Match Notes
Portland 13-6, 4-2 WCC
LMU 9-8, 2-3 WCC; National ranking #58
Order of finish; 6,5,4,2,3

Post-Match Quotes from Portland's recap
"I am really proud of this group of guys," Portland head coach Aaron Gross said. "We waited around a good part of the day thinking that we were not going to play because of the rain. When we finally did get going, it spit here and there throughout the match, but we just kept going."

"Felix and Carlos continue to be such stable spots for us in the line-up, which is really cool to say of two freshmen," Gross noted.

"Alex Wallace and Pierre Garcia each came up big today," Gross said. "Both won gritty three setters and it was especially satisfying to see Pierre get the clinching point for us today. He has been right there a couple of times to put us over the top against a couple of ranked opponents and came up just a hair short. Today he just refused to be denied. Just really solid tennis in sets two and three and I couldn't be happier for him.

"Although he didn't get to finish, Mike Pervolarakis came back from a set down to take the lead in the third set and played great. This was an excellent road victory for our team."
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Stanford and Washington played some night tennis out on the West Coast with rain pushing the starting time back from 1pm to 7pm and it also caused a change in venue from outdoors at Stanford to indoors in Burlingame. 

Stanford took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 and then the Cardinal claimed four opening sets in singles. Tom Fawcett, Michael Genender, and Maciek Romanowicz on in straight sets at 1, 3, and 6 while Washington picked up its lone point from Gal Hakak at No. 4. 

#42 Stanford 4, #30 Washington 1
Apr 09, 2016 at Burlingame, Calif (Broadway Tennis Center)
Doubles competition
1) Fawcett/Romanowicz (STAN) d. Foley/Waranabe (UW) 6-1
2) Paige/Wilczynski (STAN) d. Lam/Sommer (UW) 6-2 
3) Yale Goldberg/Kumar (STAN) vs. Douglas/Hakak (UW) abandoned
Singles competition
1) No. 8 Tom Fawcett (STAN) d. No. 78 Mitch Stewart (UW) 6-4, 6-1
2) Enzo Sommer (UW) vs. No. 69 David Wilczynski (STAN) 6-3, 1-6, 3-1 unfinished
3) Michael Genender (STAN) d. Jake Douglas (UW) 6-4, 6-1
4) Gal Hakak (UW) d. No. 113 Nolan Paige (STAN) 6-1, 7-5
5) Sameer Kumar (STAN) vs. Sebastian Hawken (UW) 6-4, 4-5 unfinished
6) Maciek Romanowicz (STAN) d. Piers Foley (UW) 6-2, 6-2
Match Notes
Washington 16-7 (3-3 Pac-12) National ranking #30
Stanford 12-8 (4-2 Pac-12); National ranking #42
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (4, 6, 3, 1*)

Post-Match Quotes from Washington's recap
"It was a long day today being moved up to Burlingame for the match and playing at the club there, said head coach Matt Anger. "But it was a good match and it was well played, I'm just disappointed that we're still not out there playing right now.
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Dartmouth, Columbia, Harvard, and Cornell were the winners in the Ivy League on Saturday. I haven't seen a box score on Cornell/Brown but I know that Cornell won 4-1. Columbia rolled over Yale 5-2 while Dartmouth pulled out a 4-2 win over Princeton. The closest off all the matches ended up with the most lopsided score. Harvard beat Penn 6-1 though four of the six singles matches went the distance.

#38 Dartmouth 4, #37 Princeton 2
Apr 09, 2016 at Hanover, NH (Boss Tennis Center)
Doubles Competition
1. #63 Wall/Tannenbaum (Dartmouth) vs. Day/Gamble (Princeton), 4-2, DNF
2. Schmidt/Glasnovic (Dartmouth) def. Colautti/Yablon (Princeton), 6-1
3. Sakinis/Fliegner (Dartmouth) def. Vives/Carcione (Princeton), 6-2
Singles Competition
1. #90 Sakinis (Dartmouth) def. Vives (Princeton), 7-5, 6-3
2. Colautti (Princeton) def. Riccardi (Dartmouth), 6-3, 6-2
3. Wall (Dartmouth) vs. Day (Princeton), 7-6, 5-6, DNF
4. Fliegner (Dartmouth) def. Yablon (Princeton), 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
5. Schmidt (Dartmouth) def. Gamble (Princeton), 7-6, 6-1
6. Wasserman (Princeton) def. Grabill (Dartmouth), 6-0, 6-1
Match Notes
Dartmouth 14-8 (2-1 Ivy): National ranking #38
Princeton 14-7 (2-1 Ivy); National ranking #37
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (6,2,1,4,5)

Post-Match Quotes from Dartmouth's recap
"We played great doubles today," head coach Chris Drake said. "All three teams and all six players were ready to go from the start and produced some very good tennis. Princeton came at us with some extremely good, aggressive tennis at the beginning of singles and turned the momentum in their favor for a while. Winning the first set tiebreakers on No. 3 and No. 5 was huge for us at that point in the match. This was a great team effort. The atmosphere in Boss/Gordon was electric today. Thanks to the crowd of students and community members for cheering us on so enthusiastically."

Post-Match Quotes from Princeton's recap
Coach Billy Pate on the match: "After a disappointing doubles point, I thought we rebounded well and put ourselves in a good position. We had a lot of momentum, but Dartmouth did a good job of getting two first-set tiebreakers at No. 3 and No. 5. We battled hard but came up short in a close match. We're going to come back out tomorrow at Harvard with a sense of resolve and get after it. This team has done a great job this spring of rebounding after tough losses and we'll expect the same thing tomorrow. We still control our own destiny in the league, but we are going to need to be at our best each time we step on the court."
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#55 Harvard 6, Penn 1
Apr 09, 2016 at Cambridge, Mass. (Murr Tennis Center)
Singles Competition
1. Mautner, Kyle (PENN) def. Hu, Nicky (HARV) 7-5, 3-6, 7-6
2. Tao, Kenny (HARV) def. De Alwis, Vim (PENN) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
3. Lam, Kelvin (HARV) def. Pompan, Josh (PENN) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
4. Zhou, Andy (HARV) def. Nardella, Matt (PENN) 6-7, 7-5, 6-4
5. Morrow, Christopher (HARV) def. Willenborg, Blaine (PENN) 6-2, 6-4 
6. Thirouin, Jean (HARV) def. Lahlou, Ismael (PENN) 6-3, 7-6
Doubles Competition
1. Hu, Nicky/Yeung, Brian (HARV) def. Kaplan, Austin/Westergaard, Nichola (PENN) 6-3
2. Beltrame, Sebastian/Thirouin, Jean (HARV) def. Nardella, Matt/Spratt, Thomas (PENN) 7-5 
3. Morrow, Christopher/Zhou, Andy (HARV) def. Shatalin, Dmitry/Willenborg, Blaine (PENN) 6-3
Match Notes:
Penn 7-12 (2-1 Ivy)
Harvard 13-10 (1-2 Ivy); National ranking #55
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,6,2,3,1,4)
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#26 Columbia 5, Yale 2
Apr 09, 2016 at New Haven, CT (Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center)
Doubles Competition
1. Fedor Andrienko/Stefan Doehler (Y)  def. #35 Mike Vermeer/Michal Rolski (CU) 6-3
2. Shawn Hadavi/Victor Pham (CU) def. Martin Svenning/Photos Photiades (Y) 6-4
3. Christopher Grant/Richard Pham (CU) def. Jason Brown/Alex Hagermoser (Y) 6-0
Singles Competition
1. #71 Shawn Hadavi (CU) def. Ziqi Wang (Y) 6-3, 6-0
2. Fedor Andrienko (Y) def. Victor Pham (CU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Mike Vermeer (CU) def. Alex Hagermoser (Y) 6-4, 6-2
4. Eric Rubin (CU) def. Martin Svenning (Y) 6-4, 6-0
5. Stefan Doehler (Y) def. Richard Pham (CU) 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (6)
6. Timothy Wang (CU) def. Dennis Wang (Y) 6-0, 6-1
Match Notes:
Columbia 14-5 (4-0 Ivy); National ranking #26
Yale 7-9 (0-3 Ivy)
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (3,4,6,1,2,5)








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