University of Nebraska rising senior Toby Boyer recently finished up his third year of playing for the Scarlet and Cream and with his final season just around the corner we wanted to get to know a little more about the Ham Lake, Minnesota, native. This past season Boyer anchored the Huskers' lineup for the second season in a row while winning 26 singles matches which was the fourth most single-season wins in program history. Boyer has played No. 1 doubles in each of his three seasons in Lincoln which included playing with his older brother, Dusty, in the 2015-16 season. Boyer has also excelled off the court being named to the Nebraska Scholar Athlete Honor Roll on three occasions plus being a two-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.  

CTT: You played a lot of sports growing up - how did you decide on tennis?

TB:  I remember at one point Dusty and I were in 5 sports each at the same time. Basketball, baseball, tennis, gymnastics and soccer. Our parents threw us in everything and basically said we could pick whatever we liked. My dad homeschooled Dusty and I, and spent every day working with us in basketball, baseball and tennis. Baseball was our best sport no doubt. It’s pretty crazy I had to pick between baseball and tennis at the age of 13 as they were the same high school season. I chose tennis probably because Dusty did as well. My mom played college softball and basketball for North Dakota State and basketball for University of North Dakota. My dad played some small college tennis but both of my parents are basketball junkies to the fullest so it’s kind of crazy we came out with tennis. Most of the time growing up I was tagging along and watching Dusty go through it all. My dad worked him so hard in these sports to make him into the athlete he is. I was content watching him get worked into the ground and learning from his success and mistakes.

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It was a day of close matches as we saw several lower seeds pull off upsets.  In the ACC, #75 Clemson beat #32 Louisville 4-3 and #55 Georgia Tech hammered #35 Notre Dame 4-0.  In the Mountain West unranked Nevada sent #67 Utah State packing win a 4-2 win and Boise State did the same to #69 Fresno State by knocking them off 4-0.  In the Big Ten, Michigan beat #48 Penn State 4-2 and Nebraska came from behind to beat Michigan State 4-3.  In the Pac 12, #50 Oregon looked like it was going to upset #25 Cal but the Bears rallied to win 4-3.  Read about each match below.

Clemson lost the regular season meeting against Louisville at home by a 5-2 score though none of the singles matches were repeats this time around.  Louisville won the doubles point last time with Clemson taking it this time.  Clemson got wins from Alejandro Augusto, Luke Johnson, and Hampton Drake with the freshman from Hilton Head providing the clincher at #6 singles by taking the 3rd set 6-0.  Below are some interviews from Clemson's youtube:

The box score that Clemson posted actually showed Louisville winning 4-3 with Drake losing the last set 6-0 instead of winning - sounds like they were in disbelief too!

Clemson recap
Louisville recap

"Clemson got off to a great start with winning doubles and leading all six of the singles courts," said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. "It looked like we were too deep into a hole being down 0-2, but that is when we made a gutsy surge. Albert, Sebastian, and Van all regained control of extremely close matches to put us into the lead. But they played a little better than us and finished well in the two remaining courts. Those played with poise and avenged our 5-2 win against them at Clemson."

FYI, the number beside the player's school is the player's Universal Tennis Rating as of April 23rd.  For more details about UTR check out their website. 

#75 [11] Clemson 4, #32 [6] Louisville 3
April 23, 2015 at Cary, NC (Cary Tennis Park)
Singles competition
1. Seb Stiefelmeyer (UL 14.68) def. Hunter Harrington (CU 13.44) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5
2. Alejandro Augusto (CU 13.36) def. Alex Gornet (UL 13.56) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Albert Wagner (UL 13,74) def. Daffra Sanon (CU 13.11) 7-5, 6-1
4. Luke Johnson (CU 13.19) def. Chris Simich (UL 13.22) 6-1, 6-4
5. Van Damrongsri (UL 12.38) def. Austin Ansari (CU 12.54) 6-4, 7-5
6. Hampton Drake (CU 13.23) def. Luis Elizondo (UL 12.35) 6-3, 6-7 (7-6), 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Hunter Harrington/Luke Johnson (CU) def. Alex Gornet/Jeffrey Brown (UL) 8-5
2. Albert Wagner/Van Damrongsri (UL) vs. Drake/Dudley (CU) 7-6, unf
3. Austin Ansari/Alejandro Auguso (CU) def. Seb Stiefelmeyer/Chris Simich (UL) 8-6
Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (4,3,5,1,2,6)

Georgia Tech avenged a 6-1 regular season loss at Notre Dame even though 5 of the 6 singles matches were repeats.  Notre Dame won the doubles point in the first match but Georgia Tech got the point this time around with wins at 1 and 2.  The biggest turnaround was at #5 as GT's Cole Fiegel smacked Billy Pecor 6-1, 6-0 after Pecor won the first meeting 7-5, 6-1.  Michael Kay clinched the win at #4 singles with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Alex Lawson though if Kay didn't clinch Benito was right there at #2 and Rakitt was up a set and a break at #3.

Note: GT recap showed Eric Schnurrenberger playing #6 for ND though ND's recap showed Kenneth Sabacinski.  The ACC's live scoring showed Sabacinski too however it also showed Nicolas Alvarez playing at #1 for Duke (he sat out) and Esben Hess-Olesen playing at #5 for UNC (sat out too).

Georgia Tech recap
Notre Dame recap

#55 Georgia Tech 4, #35 Notre Dame 0
Apr 23, 2015 at Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Park)
Singles competition
1. #9 Quentin Monaghan (ND 14.61) vs. #61 Christopher Eubanks (GT 13.75) 7-6, 2-3,
2. Carlos Benito (GT 13.50) vs. Josh Hagar (ND 13.52) 6-4, 5-3 unf.
3. Nathan Rakitt (GT 13.16) vs. Eddy Covalschi (ND 12.86) 7-6 (3), 3-1, unf
4. Michael Kay (GT 13.39) def. Alex Lawson (ND 13.17) 7-5, 6-2
5. Cole Fiegel (GT 13.11) def. Billy Pecor (ND 13.08) 6-1, 6-0
6. Eduardo Segura (GT 13.36) def. Eric Schnurrenberger (ND 13.31) 6-1, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. #87 Carlos Benito/Eduardo Segura (GT) def. #12 Billy Pecor/Alex Lawson (ND) 8-6
2. Christopher Eubanks/Michael Kay (GT) def. #30 Covalschi/Josh Hagar (ND) 8-3
3. Dougie Benard/Quentin Monaghan (ND) def. Cole Fiegel/Nathan Rakitt (GT) 8-6
Match Notes:
Georgia Tech 13-11, 4-8 ACC; National ranking #55
Notre Dame 14-11, 6-6 ACC; National ranking #35
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,6,4)

The match of the day at the ACC Tournament was this one between Florida State and NC State.  NC State looked good early on in doubles after jumping out to leads on all 3 courts - 4-2 on 1, 7-4 on 2, and 5-3 on 3.  NC State's #2 team won 8-5 and its #3 team served for the match up 7-6 but Florida State wouldn't go away. FSU's #3 team of the Whitehurst brothers broke back to force the tiebreak then won it 7-3 in the TB.  FSU's #1 team won the final 2 points of the tiebreak to win that court 7-5.

NC State came out strong in singles and took the opening set on 5 of 6 courts however they'd be unable to finish them out because Florida State would win 3rd set tiebreaks at 3, 4, and 5 with Cristian Mendez clinching the come from behind win at #3 - Mendez was down a break at 4-3 in the 3rd before breaking back.  Terrell Whitehurst came back from 5-2 down in his 3rd set tiebreak at #5 to win 7-5.  Florida's State #1 Benjamin Lock also had a match point at the time of the clinch.

Both teams played without singles starters - FSU's #3 Marco Nunez and NCST's #2 Simon Norenius both didn't play.  Norenius retired in his match against Notre Dame last weekend with an injury while Nunez played twice last weekend but only won 3 games.  I'm not sure if Nunez was injured and that's why he played poorly last week or if he was held out for different reasons.

FSU recap

"It's one of those matches where nothing came easy for either team, head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. "We used tiebreak wins on five courts today. Because we played them a few weeks ago, I felt we were at a disadvantage having to come back up to their turf and play again and deal with the revenge factor, but we toughed it out and got the win.

"We were down match point and that was an unbelievable point to send the match to a tiebreaker on [Court] 3, Hultquist said. "I loved how Terrance and Terrell competed to get that point for us.

"When you're put in these matches, you have to be fearless, Hultquist said. "I loved how Jose closed it out with an ace.

"I love how Cristian toughed it out, Hultquist said. "Nothing came easy and all three sets were tight.

"I'm excited to be able to clinch in my senior year, Gonzalez Mendez said. "I played well throughout. In the first set I left points out there, but I persevered and I had built a confidence that carried through to the second and third sets.

"Against Virginia, you have to go for your shots, Hultquist said. "Obviously they're the best team in conference and have been for years. You have to want the ball and not worry about mistakes.

NC State recap

#33 [8] Florida State 4, #37 [9] NC State 2
Apr 23, 2015 at Cary, NC (Cary Tennis Park)
Singles competition
1. Benjamin Lock (FS 13.95) vs. Robbie Mudge (ST 13.83) 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 5-3, unf
2. Beck Bond (ST 13.55) def. Michael Rinaldi (FS 13.81) 6-3, 6-1
3. C. Gonzalez Mendez (FS 13.55) def. Austin Powell (ST 13.56) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)
4. Jose Gracia (FS 13.36) def. Thomas Weigel (ST 13.54) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
5. Terrell Whitehurst (FS 12.89) def. Shoti Meparidze (ST 11.99) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)
6. Nick Horton (ST 13.41) def. Terrance Whitehurst (FS 12.73) 6-3, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Benjamin Lock/Marco Nunez (FS) def. Beck Bond/Nick Horton (ST) 8-7 (7-5)
2. Ian Dempster/Thomas Weigel (ST) def. Jose Gracia/C. Gonzalez Mendez (FS) 8-5
3. Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst (FS) def. Robbie Mudge/Austin Powell (ST) 8-7 (7-3)
Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,6,4,5,3)

So close, yet so far away - that's how Oregon has to feel after todays match.  The Ducks jumped on Cal early by taking the doubles point with wins at 2 and 3 and then took 4 opening sets in singles. Cormac Clissold was the only Duck to finish in straight sets with a 6-3, 6-2 win at #5, which put Oregon up 2-0, but then Billy Griffith put Cal on the board with a 6-2, 6-2 win at #6.  The 4 other singles matches would each go the distance with the person losing the 1st set winning in the end. There were so many twists and turns in each match along the way that it got tough to keep track of.

Cal's Andre Goransson would even the match at 2-2 with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 win at #1 singles over Daan Maasland.  Goransson sprinted out to a 5-2 lead in the 3rd set and served for the match but Maasland would break, hold, and break again to even the match up at 5-5.  Goransson would then break back and serve it out to finally secure the win.

Cal's Oskar Wikberg would put Cal ahead 3-2 when he completed his comeback at #4 singles with a 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 win over Jayson Amos.  It looked like Amos was going to finish off Wikberg in straight sets when he led 6-3, 5-3 but Wikberg held for 4-5, broke Amos serving for the match to even it at 5, then held serve for 6-5.  If I remember correctly Amos had at least 1 match point on the 5-4 serve game.  Amos would then come back from 0-40 down to hold and send it to a tiebreak but Wikberg would take the final 2 points of the TB to take it 7-5 and send the match to a 3rd set. Wikberg broke Amos to go up 2-1 in the 3rd but Amos would break right back and then hold to go up 3-2.  After 3 straight holds, Wikberg would break Amos to go up 5-4 and then he'd serve it out to put that 3rd point on the board.

Oregon's Daniel Sardu would tie it up at 3-3 with a come from behind 2-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(5) win over Filip Bergevi at #2 singles.  It looked like Bergevi would close this one out in straight sets when he led 6-2, 5-4 but Sardu fought off a slew of match points to hold for 5-5 and would ultimately push the 2nd set to a tiebreak.  Bergevi led 6-5 in the tiebreak but Sardu would take the final 3 points to take it 8-6.  Sardu jumped out a 5-2 lead in the 3rd before Bergevi charged back to tie it at 5-5.  Each would hold 1 more time to send it a tiebreak then Sardu got the early mini-break and held on to take it 7-5.

The final remaining court left was at #3 singles as Cal's Greg Bayane opened up a 4-0 lead in the 3rd over Oregon's Simon Stevens.  Before we proceed forward lets go back to the 2nd set where it looked like Stevens was going to close out Bayane in straights after leading 6-4, 5-3.  Bayane held for 4-5 then would break Stevens in a lengthy service game that had at least 5 deuces with Stevens having at least 2 match points (may have been 3).  Bayane held for 6-5 then Stevens held to send it a tiebreak but the TB was all Bayane as he cruised 7-2.  Jumping back to where we started, after Bayane held for 4-0 Stevens would finally snap out of his slump and hold for 1-4.  Bayane quickly held for 5-1 and then had 2 match points on the Stevens' serve before Stevens held for 2-5.  Bayane went up 40-15 on his 5-2 service game but Stevens got it back to deuce.  Bayane got the next point to give himself another match point but then Stevens would take the next 3 points to break for 3-5.  Stevens would then go down 30-40 on his service game but would fight back to hold for 4-5.  It just seemed like this one was heading for a dramatic 3rd set tiebreak but Bayane finally righted the ship and would hold from 40-15 to propel Cal into Friday's semifinals against rival Stanford.

Cal recap
Oregon recap

#25 [4] California 4, #50 [5] Oregon 3
April 23, 2015 - Ojai, CA (Libbey Park)
1. #49 Gregory Bayane/Chase Melton (CAL) def. #77 Daan Maasland/Simon Stevens (ORE), 8-3
2. Daniel Sardu/Joey Swaysland (UO) def. Filip Bergevi/Mads Engsted (CAL), 8-4
3. Cormac Clissold/Jayson Amos (UO) def. #86 Andre Goransson/Oskar Wikberg (CAL), 8-5
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
1. #29 Andre Goransson (CAL 14.18) def. #115 Daan Maasland (UO 13.92), 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
2. Daniel Sardu (UO 13.29) def. #99 Filip Bergevi (CAL 13.85), 2-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(5)
3. Gregory Bayane (CAL 13.45) def. Simon Stevens (UO 13.31), 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4
4. Oskar Wikberg (CAL 13.42) def. Jayson Amos (UO 13.43), 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4
5. Cormac Clissold (UO 12.93) def. JT Nishimura (CAL 13.65), 6-3, 6-2
6. Billy Griffith (CAL 13.47) def. Joey Swaysland (UO 12.47), 6-2, 6-2
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 1, 4, 2, 3
T - 4:34

Another candidate for match of the day came in the Big Ten as Nebraska came back from 3-1 down to defeat Michigan State 4-3.  Nebraska won the doubles point going away but Michigan State picked up straight set wins from Brett Forman, Jasper Koenen, and Michael Dube at 2, 5, and 6 to take the 3-1 lead.  Michigan State's Harry Jadun was also up a set on #3 but Nebraska's Marc Hermann rallied back and won 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Nebraska also picked up a win at #4 as Andrew Dzulynsky beat Mac Roy 7-6, 6-4.  With the match tied at 3-3 it all came down to #1 between Nebraska's Dusty Boyer and Michigan State's Gijs Linders.  Boyer took the first set 7-6 but Linders broke Boyer to go up 6-5 in the second then served it out to even the match at a set a piece.  Linders opened up a double break lead in the 3rd and was serving up 3-0 before Boyer regained his footing and started the comeback. Boyer would go ahead 6-5 then break Linders to take it 7-5 in the 3rd and send Nebraska onto the quarterfinals.

Nebraska recap
Michigan State recap

"It was a tough match, especially without JP (John Patrick Mullane)," head coach Gene Orlando said. "But the guys stepped up in his absence."

"The seniors have had a great career," Orlando said. "And Linders being named First-Team All-Big Ten is great."

[10] Nebraska 4, [7] Michigan State 3
Apr 23, 2015 at Urbana, Ill. (Atkins Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #111 Dusty Boyer (NEB 13.08) def. Gijs Linders (MSU 13.00) 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 7-5
2. Brett Forman (MSU 13.35) def. Linus Erhart (NEB 13.23) 6-3, 6-2
3. Marc Herrmann (NEB 12.41) def. Harry Jadun (MSU 12.99) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
4. Andrew Dzulynsky (NEB 12.24) def. Mac Roy (MSU 12.45) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
5. Jasper Koenen (MSU 11.99) def. Chris Hobgarski (NEB 12.14) 6-3, 6-2
6. Michael Dube (MSU 12.13) def. Bradford Zitsch (NEB 12.13) 6-4, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Bradford Zitsch/Dusty Boyer (NEB) def. Harry Jadun/Jasper Koenen (MSU) 8-3
2. Linus Erhart/Scott Elsass (NEB) def. Mac Roy/Gijs Linders (MSU) 8-1
3. Brett Forman/Doug Zade (MSU) vs. Marc Herrmann/Chris Hobgarski (NEB) 5-3, unf
Match Notes:
Nebraska 11-12, 3-8
Michigan State 12-16, 3-7
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (5,2,6,4,3,1)

Michigan jumped out to the early 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point but Penn State went ahead 2-1 with wins from Leo Stakhovsky and Roman Trkulja at 1 and 5. Michigan's Alex Knight evened the match at 2 with an easy win at 3 and then Kevin Wong would come back from a set down to win 12 of the final 13 games to put the Wolverines ahead 3-2.  While Penn State's Matt Barry fought hard to force a 3rd set at #3, Michigan's Runhao Hua would pull away down the stretch at #2 and would end up clinching the match by winning 6-1 in the 3rd.

Michigan recap
Penn State recap

"A very difficult loss but Michigan just outplayed us today," said Tobin. "We have to give them credit when it's due. We had opportunities across the board, but we were not able to hang on to our leads."

[11] Michigan 4, #48 [6] Penn State 2
Apr 23, 2015 at Urbana, Ill. (Atkins Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. Leo Stakhovsky (PSU 13.33) def. Michael Zhu (MICH 12.93) 6-1, 6-2
2. Runhao Hua (MICH 13.54) def. Alex Fennell (PSU 12.91) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
3. Matt Barry (PSU 13.43) vs. Alex Petrone (MICH 12.91) 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 1-2, unf
4. Alex Knight (MICH 12.99) def. Thomas Hanzlik (PSU 13.19) 6-1, 6-3
5. Roman Trkulja (PSU 12.81) def. Davis Crocker (MICH 12.23) 6-4, 6-4
6. Kevin Wong (MICH 12.64) def. Nika Dolidze (PSU 12.41) 6-7 (3-7), 6-0, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Runhao Hua/Alex Knight (MICH) def. Leo Stakhovsky/Alex Fennell (PSU) 8-6
2. Mike Reilly/Matt Barry (PSU) def. Alex Petrone/Kevin Wong (MICH) 8-4
3. Michael Zhu/Tyler Gardiner (MICH) def. Aws Laaribi/ChristianLutschaunig (PSU) 8-6
Match Notes:
Michigan 7-14, 3-8
Penn State 15-15, 5-6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,5,4,6,2,3)

Nevada avenged a 4-1 loss to #67 Utah State, from just 2 weeks ago, by defeating the Aggies 4-2 in today's Mountain West quarterfinal.   Nevada took the doubles point and picked up singles wins from Moez Chargui, Andrew Poustie, and Robert Margitfalvi at 1, 3, and 5.  Nevada was also ahead in the other court that didn't finish.  

Nevada recap
Utah State recap

[7] Nevada 4, #67 [2] Utah State 2
Apr 23, 2015 at Albuquerque, NM (McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium)
Singles competition
1. Moez Chargui (NEV 13.31) def. Karan Salwan (USU 12.72) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
2. Ryan Andrada (NEV 12.97) vs. Dennis Baumgartner (USU 12.77) 7-6 (1), 5-4, unf
3. Andrew Poustie (NEV 13.08) def. Marcus Fritz (USU 12.53) 6-2, 6-1
4. Jack Swindells (USU 12.33) def. Fernando Sunago (NEV 12.26) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
5. Robert Margitfalvi (NEV 12.10) def. Jaime Barajas (USU 12.73) 6-1, 6-4
6. Sebastian Schneider (USU 12.64) def. Robert Allan (NEV 12.10) 6-3, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Fernando Sunago/Andrew Poustie (NEV) def. Karan Salwan/Matt Sweet (USU) 6-4
2. Jaime Barajas/Jack Swindells (USU) def. Margitfalvi/Ryan Andrada (NEV) 6-3
3. Moez Chargui/Robert Allan (NEV) def. Marcus Fritz/Dennis Baumgartner (USU) 7-6 (7-5)
Match Notes
Nevada 7-15
Utah State 18-9
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,6,5,4,1)
No. 7 Nevada will play the winner of No. 3 SDSU/No. 6 UNLV on Sat., April 25

Boise State has picked the right time to start playing better and as a result they've now won 3 straight after avenging a loss 4-3 from last Saturday by defeating #69 Fresno State 4-0.  Boise State took the doubles point by picking up wins at 1 and 3 then the Broncos got singles wins from Garrett Patton, Thomas Tenreiro, and Abe Hewko at 1, 2, and 6.

Boise State recap
Fresno State recap

[5] Boise State (13-15) 4, #69 [4] Fresno State (16-10)
April 23, 2015 at Albuquerque, N.M. (McKinnon Family Tennis Center)
Doubles Results
1. Tenreiro/Roskilly (BSU) def. McIntosh/Hassan (FS) 6-3
2. Patton/Mitchell (BSU) vs. Papic/Nakireddi (FS) 6-5 DNF
3. Foley/Hewko (BSU) def. Glynn/Komati (FS) 6-3
Order of finish: 1,3
Singles Results
1. Garrett Patton (BSU 13.24) def. Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS 12.93) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
2. Thomas Tenreiro (BSU 12.92) def. Euan McIntosh (FS 12.89) 6-3, 6-1
3. Toby Mitchell (BSU 12.46) vs. Nikolas Papic (FS 12.68) 1-6, 6-4, 2-1 DNF
4. Brian Foley (BSU 12.58) vs. Adam Glynn (FS 13.06) 6-3, 4-5 DNF
5. Lewis Roskilly (BSU 12.18) vs. Eric Komati (FS 12.85) 6-1, 5-6 DNF
6. Abe Hewko (BSU 12.05) def. Youssef Hassan (FS 12.03) 6-1, 6-4

Order of finish: 6,2,1

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Friday was a day of upsets with the biggest shocker coming in Tallahassee as No. 51 Florida State stunned No. 1 and previously unbeaten North Carolina 4-3.  Florida State was coming off a tough 4-3 loss to Miami last Sunday so the thought of them beating the No. 1 team in the country had to be a long shot at best coming in.

FSU's Aziz Dougaz and Michael Rinaldi were first off the court at No. 2 doubles as they defeated UNC's Brayden Schnur and Jack Murray 6-1. UNC's Andrew Gores and Ronnie Schneider won 6-3 at No. 3 over Jose Gracia and Terrance Whitehurst but FSU took the doubles point when Benjamin Lock and Marco Nunez defeated Brett Clark and Robert Kelly 6-4 at No. 1.

Each team took three opening sets in singles but only three of the six matches would finish in straight sets. UNC's Brett Clark put the Tar Heels on the board with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Michael Rinaldi at No. 3 and Robert Kelly put them ahead with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Jose Gracia at No. 5.  Florida State freshman Aziz Dougaz tied it up at 2-2 with a 6-1, 7-6 win over Jack Murray at No 4 but all the remaining matches would go to a third set.

Florida State senior Benjamin Lock put the Noles back ahead with a 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 over Brayden Schnur at No. 1. Lock broke Schnur's 3-4 service game in the third set then served it out for the win.

Florida State senior Marco Nunez picked up the biggest win of his collegiate career when he clinched the upset win with a 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 win over Ronnie Schneider at No. 2. Nunez jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third set but Schneider held, broke, and held to pull within 4-3. Nunez held on the deciding point for 5-3 then broke Schneider from 30-40 to seal it. Check out FSU's highlight package which includes a few interviews and then another angle of match point below:


#51 Florida State 4, #1 North Carolina 3
March 10, 2016 (Scott Speicher Tennis Center, Tallahassee, Fla.)
Doubles competition
1. #26 Benjamin Lock/Marco Nunez d. #3 Robert Kelly/Brett Clark (UNC), 6-4
2. Aziz Dougaz/Michael Rinaldi (FSU) d. Jack Murray/Brayden Schnur (UNC), 6-1
3. Andrew Gores/Ronnie Schneider (UNC) d. Jose Gracia/Terrance Whitehurst (FSU), 6-3
Singles competition
1. #30 Benjamin Lock (FSU 14.08) d. #38 Brayden Schnur (UNC 14.08), 5-7, 6-2, 3-6
2. #97 Marco Nunez (FSU 13.32) d. #12 Ronnie Schneider (UNC 14.19), 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3
3. #29 Brett Clark (UNC 13.92) def. Michael Rinaldi (FSU 13.29), 6-2, 6-2
4. Aziz Dougaz (FSU 13.32) def. #74 Jack Murray (UNC 13.85), 6-1, 7-6(4)
5. #89 Robert Kelly (UNC 13.83) def. Jose Gracia (FSU 13.13), 7-5, 6-2
6. Blaine Boyden (UNC 13.20) def. Terrance Whitehurst (FSU 13.13), 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-2
Match Notes
North Carolina 15-1 (0-1 ACC); National Ranking #1
Florida State 10-4 (2-1 ACC); National Ranking #51
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,5,4,1,2,6)

Post-Match quotes from FSU's recap
Head coach Dwayne Hultquist:
"I never feel that anyone should win the doubles on us. We're good at all three spots. Ben and Marco haven't lost this year (10-0). Aziz and Michael played lights out. That set the tone for the whole match. You don't win National Indoors (UNC) without being a resilient team, and they showed that today. We split the first sets with them, and they took it to us in the second sets. Aziz's win in straight sets was huge for us. It tied the match up and reestablished our momentum. Ben and Marco have been in the pivotal spot a number of times in their career, and today they both came through when we needed them. They were great today.

On beating the top-ranked team in his 17th season:
"Historically, it's the biggest win for us. We've never beaten the No. 1 team in the country. We've had a couple of Top 5 wins over Duke and beat Illinois in the NCAA Tournament when they were defending national champions. But as far as the regular season, this is our biggest win. It's got to rank up there.

On being doused with the water cooler postmatch:
"That hasn't happened before. I knew it was coming but I wasn't going to fight it.

Senior Benjamin Lock:
"Unbelievable. Roller-coaster of a match. Really tight doubles Michael and Aziz played lights out today and that's the best I've seen them play. We really set the tone heading into singles. After last weekend, taking a loss to Miami, we got a reality check with this team. We talked about how we were going to act moving forward and that it wasn't going to affect our season.

Everyone gave a great effort. I was trying to focus on my match but there was so much emotion. I knew that if I just kept holding serve in the third set, I was going to get a break. Next thing I knew, I was 5-3 up and 40-0 serving. That's when it hit me that we could win this thing.

Two weeks ago Arkansas made a big statement when it beat Oklahoma and today it took it up a notch when it beat the two-time defending SEC Champions No. 7 Texas A&M 5-2. What made the win as improbable was the fact that Arkansas hadn't beaten Texas A&M since 1995 and had been shutout in the three previous SEC meetings.

Texas A&M took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 but the Razorbacks turned it around in singles and took five opening sets.

Santiago Munoz put the Hogs on the board with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Jordi Arconada at No. 3 but A&M's Jackson Withrow answered with a 7-6, 6-4 win at No. 6 over Johan den Toom.

Jose Salazar (Pic Via Arkansas)
Arkansas redshirt freshman Adam Sanjurjo made it 2-2 with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win over AJ Catanzariti at No. 5 and Mike Redlicki made it 3-2 with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over Arthur Rinderknech at No. 1.

Jose Salazar clinched the win at No. 2 with a 7-6, 7-5 win over Shane Vinsant and Giammarco Micolani closed out the evening with a 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 win over Harrison Adams.

I haven't seen any quotes from Arkansas but I'll post them if I see some.

#32 Arkansas 5, #7 Texas A&M 2
Mar 10, 2016 at Fayetteville, Ark. (Billingsley Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #43 Mike Redlicki (AR 14.08) def. #14 Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU 14.49) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
2. Jose Salazar (AR 13.99) def. #34 Shane Vinsant (TAMU 13.94)  7-6 (7-5), 7-5
3. Santiago Munoz (AR 13.03) def. #67 Jordi Arconada (TAMU 13.83) 6-4, 6-3
4. Giammarco Micolani (AR 13.12) def. Harrison Adams (TAMU 13.24) 7-5, 5-7, 7-5
5. Adam Sanjurjo (AR 13.30) def. AJ Catanzariti (TAMU 13.43) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
6. Jackson Withrow (TAMU 13.98) def. Johan den Toom (AR 12.62) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #25 Arthur Rinderknech/Jackson Withrow (TAMU) def. #31 G Micolani/Mike Redlicki (AR) 6-4
2. Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant (TAMU) def. Jose Salazar/Adam Sanjurjo (AR) 6-4
3. Santiago Munoz/Johan den Toom (AR) def. Jordi Arconada/AJ Catanzariti (TAMU) 7-5
Match Notes:
Texas A&M 14-4 (2-1 SEC); National ranking #7
Arkansas 12-3 (2-1 SEC); National ranking #32
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,6,5,1,2,4)

Quotes from Arkansas's recap
"The important part of the whole win was that we were still willing to compete when we lost the doubles point, Andy Jackson explained. "We played a little bit better than we did against Kentucky when the match got close to winning time. I'm very proud of the team and I'm looking to another SEC match on Sunday.

Clemson picked up its biggest win of the year when it knocked off No. 38 Notre Dame 4-3. The Tigers took the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 and then claimed four first sets in singles.

Clemson's Alex Favrot and Luke Johnson won in straight sets at No. 1 and No. 2 while Notre Dame got straight set wins from Josh Hagar and Grayson Broadus at No. 3 and No. 4. Clemson's Christian Harris clinched the win at No. 6 with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 win over Nicolas Montoya.

Notre Dame's top singles player, Quentin Monaghan, sat out the singles portion for the third consecutive match due to what I'm guessing must be some kind of an injury.

Clemson 4, #38 Notre Dame 3
March 11, 2016 at Clemson, S.C. (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. Alex Favrot (CU 13.65) def. #42 Alex Lawson (ND 13.46) 6-2, 6-4
2. Luke Johnson (CU 13.07) def. Eddy Covalschi (ND 13.02) 6-4, 6-3
3. Josh Hagar (ND 13.48) def. Daffra Sanon (CU 13.02) 6-4, 6-2
4. Grayson Broadus (ND 12.85) def. Austin Ansari (CU 12.22) 6-4, 6-1
5. Daniel Rayl (ND 12.45) def. Robert Dudley (CU 12.39) 5-7, 6-4, 6-0
6. Christian Harris (CU 12.76) def. Nicolas Montoya (ND 13.14) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Eddy Covalschi/Alex Lawson (ND) def. #77 Alex Favrot/Luke Johnson (CU) 6-3
2. Arturo Pinazo/Austin Ansari (CU) def. Josh Hagar/Quentin Monaghan (ND) 6-4
3. Robert Dudley/Daffra Sanon (CU) def. Grayson Broadus/Nicolas Montoya (ND) 6-3
Match Notes
Notre Dame 8-7; National ranking #38
Clemson 10-7
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,4,2,3,6,5)

Post-Match quote from Clemson's recap
"We had to earn it today versus a tough, well-coached Notre Dame team, said Associate Head Coach John Boetsch. "It was a solid team effort and we had been getting the same effort in training during the week. Robert Dudley made a huge comeback from 0-5 down to win the first set, and that played a major role in the momentum of the match. Christian, Luke and Alex showed great poise and confidence at the end of their singles matches. The guys competed hard for each other and the support from the fans and players was outstanding. The guys executed and showed strong belief down the stretch in doubles and singles.

Nebraska and No. 47 Iowa opened up Big Ten play tonight with the Huskers going on the road and getting the 4-3 win. Iowa took the doubles point with 6-4 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 but Nebraska took four opening sets in singles.

Andrew Dzulynsky (Pic Nate Olsen/Nebraska)
Dusty Boyer and Marc Herrmann put Nebraska ahead 2-1 with straight set wins at No. 1 and No. 2 but Iowa retook the lead when Josh Silverstein and Jonas Larsen won in three-sets at No. 3 and No. 4.

Nebraska's Bradford Zitsch tied the match at 3-3 with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over Jake Jacoby at No. 6 and a short while later Andrew Dzulynsky clinched it with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 win over Robin Haden at No. 5.

Nebraska 4, #47 Iowa 3
March 11, 2016 at Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex)
Singles competition
1. Dusty Boyer (NEB 13.31) def. Dominic Patrick (UI 12.80): 6-1, 7-5
2. Marc Herrmann (NEB 12.90) def. Lefteris Theodorou (UI 12.86): 6-2, 6-1
3. Josh Silverstein (UI 13.06) def. Toby Boyer (NEB 12.92): 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
4. Jonas Larsen (UI 12.12) def. Tomislav Antoljak (NEB 12.23): 7-5, 7-5
5. Andrew Dzulynsky (NEB 12.30) def. Robin Haden (UI 12.59): 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
6. Bradford Zitsch (NEB 12.06) def. Jake Jacoby (UI 12.88): 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #78 Jake Jacoby/Lefteris Theodorou (UI) def. #66 Dusty Boyer/Toby Boyer (NEB): 6-4
2. Dominic Patrick/Josh Silverstein (UI) def. Andrew Dzulynsky/Bradford Zitsch (NEB): 6-4
3. Nils Hallestrand/Robin Haden (UI) vs. Marc Herrmann/Scott Elsass (NEB): unfinished

Match Notes
Iowa 7-4; National ranking #47
Nebraska 7-4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (2,1,4,3,6,5)


San Diego State hadn't won a match in over a month but they made up for lost time with a 5-2 win over No. 70 Penn. The Quakers took the doubles point by winning the decider at No. 2 in a tiebreak but the Aztecs really took over in singles.

SDSU won at the top four spots in pretty routine fashion while Marko Goles-Babic dropped his opening set at No. 5 before winning the final two sets 6-1, 6-1. Penn picked up a point at No. 6 when Blaine Willenborg won a third set supertiebreak over Cornelius Kolb.

San Diego State 5, #70 Penn 2
March 11, 2016 (Aztec Tennis Center, San Diego, Calif)
Singles competition
1. Freddy Gelbrich (SDSU 13.49) def. Kyle Mautner (PENN 13.35) 5-1, retired
2. Hendrik Jebens (SDSU 13.66) def. Vim De Alwis (PENN 12.58) 6-1, 6-0
3. Milen Ianakiev (SDSU 13.13) def. Josh Pompan (PENN 13.06) 7-5, 6-2
4. Sander Gjoels-Andersen (SDSU 12.50) def. Matt Nardella (PENN 12.76) 6-0, 6-2
5. Marko Goles-Babic (SDSU 13.01) def. Nicholai Westergaard (PENN 12.65) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
6. Blaine Willenborg (PENN 12.38) def. Cornelius Kolb (SDSU 12.10) 6-4, 6-7 (8), 10-8
Doubles competition
1. Marko Goles-Babic/Freddy Gelbrich (SDSU) def. N Westergaard/Austin Kaplan (PENN) 6-4
2. Matt Nardella/Thomas Spratt (PENN) def. Hendrik Jebens/Jonas Meinzer (SDSU) 7-6 (6)
3. B Willenborg/Gabriel Rapoport (PENN) def. Santiago Cevallos/S Gjoels-Andersen (SDSU) 6-2
Match Notes
Penn 5-11; National ranking #70
San Diego State 4-6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,3,4,2,5,6)

Post-Match quotes from SDSU's recap
"Definitely happy for the guys, head coach Gene Carswell said. "I think it was a complete team win. The guys came out and took it upon themselves to each go out and get their one point.

Said Carswell of singles play, "We were able to lock up the clinch and that's a great thing to do against a nationally ranked team.

"Everyone we compete against is going to show up and know that we're a good team, Carswell said. "We're a team that made it to the NCAA's last year and was winning matches in the tournament. We've got to go out there and show on a daily basis that we're a very good team, and I think this was a good step in that direction.

Other Friday results:
#23 Penn State def. #65 UNC Wilmington 4-0 - PSU recap
#71 Utah State def. New Mexico State 4-1 - USU recap
#71 Utah State def. #58 Pacific 4-0 - USU recap
#63 New Mexico def. San Francisco 4-0 - UNM recap
#63 New Mexico def. Grand Canyon 4-0 - UNM recap
#66 Duke def. #74 Miami FL 5-2 - Duke recap
Troy def. #75 Florida Gulf Coast 4-2 - Troy recap
#67 East Tennessee State def. Central Florida 4-0 - ETSU recap
#54 Middle Tennessee State def. Florida Atlantic 5-2 - MTSU recap
#42 Georgia Tech def. Louisville 5-2 - GT recap
#9 Wake Forest def. Boston College 7-0 - WF recap
#25 Florida def. #64 Auburn 7-0 - UF recap (nice video)
#50 Alabama def. #72 Tennessee 5-2 - Bama recap
#22 Ole Miss def. #43 LSU 4-1 - OM recap
#36 Drake def. Brown 4-0 - DU recap
#35 Washington def. Gonzaga 5-2 - UW recap

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Tuesday was a good day for Marcelo Ferreira's guys with the Waves re-entering the rankings earlier in the day at No. 71 and then later in the day they took care of business and upset No. 26 Memphis 4-2.

Pepperdine won the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 and then the teams split first sets in singles. Pepperdine junior Stefan Menichella was off the court quickly with a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 4 but Memphis countered with a 6-3, 6-2 win by sophomore Kai Lemke at No. 3.

Waves sophomore Lautaro Pane made it 3-1 by picking up a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 win over Ryan Peniston at No. 2 but Tigers sophomore Shakeel Manji answered with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Tom Hill at No. 6.

Waves sophomore Pedro Iamachkine clinched the team win with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win over Felix Rauch and the remaining match at No. 1 was abandoned with it tied at 3-3 in the third.

#71 Pepperdine 4, #26 Memphis 2
Mar 15, 2016 at Malibu, Calif. (Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. Hadlich, Guilherme (PEP 13.69) vs. #86 Andrew Watson (MEM 13.87) 5-7, 6-3, 3-3, unf
2. Pane, Lautaro (PEP 13.79) def. #61 Ryan Peniston (MEM 14.03) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
3. Kai Lemke (MEM 13.44) def. Sidney, Gabriel (PEP 12.90) 6-3, 6-2
4. Menichella, Stefan (PEP 13.40) def. Chris Patzanovsky (MEM 13.11) 6-2, 6-0
5. Iamachkine, Pedro (PEP 13.27) def. Felix Rauch (MEM 12.72) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
6. Shakeel Manji (MEM 12.33) def. Hill, Tom (PEP 12.23) 7-5, 7-5
Doubles competition
1. #27 Gabriel Sidney/Guilherme Hadlich(PEP) vs. Louis Asser/Kai Lemke (MEM) 5-5, unf
2. Lautaro Pane/Pedro Iamachkine (PEP) def. Ryan Peniston/Felix Rauch (MEM) 6-4
3. Tom Hill/Stefan Menichella (PEP) def. Andrew Watson/Shakeel Manji (MEM) 7-5
Match Notes
Memphis 7-6, 1-1 AAC; National ranking #26
Pepperdine 5-5, 1-0 WCC; National ranking #71
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (4,3,2,6,5)

Quotes from Pepperdine's recap
"I am really proud of the way we came out to play doubles today, said head coach Marcelo Ferreira.  "We have been talking so much about the importance of the doubles point and how we always need to be resilient and ready to fight back when things are not going our way. 

"We were down a break at doubles two and three and not playing our best tennis, but the guys stuck to the strategy and refused to lose and were able to come out on top.

"We were able to carry over the momentum from doubles and play very good singles on most courts from the beginning, Ferreira said.  "That definitely gave us the edge to win three first sets.  I'm very proud of the way Menichella competed today and I'm glad he was able to pull off the win.

"I'm happy for Lautaro [Pane] also, who was able to bounce back after losing the second set 6-2 against a very solid player, to win in the third, said Ferreira.

"I'm incredibly happy with the way Pedro [Iamachkine] played today, Ferreira said.  "He truly embraced his identity and committed to making every shot.  He understands that by embracing that style, he will be able to break opponents down and that's what happened today.

"Our focus now is already on a very tough opponent with No. 6 Oklahoma State coming up on Saturday.  We hope to have a great turnout to support the Waves in this next challenge.

Third-ranked TCU got all it wanted and more from No. 29 Tulsa but the Horned Frogs had just enough to get the 4-2 win. TCU was playing without its usual No. 1, Cameron Norrie, with Norrie in the main draw at the $125K Irving Challenger so everyone else had to shift up a spot in the lineup. 

Tulsa pulled out the doubles point by winning the decider at No. 1 in a tiebreak and then the teams split first sets with TCU winning them up top and Tulsa taking them down low. 

TCU junior Jerry Lopez won the only match to finish in straight sets with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Carlos Bautista at No. 3.

Guillermo Nunez put TCU ahead 2-1 with a tough 7-6(7), 2-6, 6-4 win over Juan Matias Gonzalez at No. 2 and then junior Trey Daniel made it 3-1 with a 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 win over Francois Kellerman at No. 6.

Tulsa freshman Majed Kilani kept the Golden Hurricane alive by pulling out a 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(1) win over Trevor Johnson at No. 5 but moments later TCU freshman Alex Rybakov clinched the match with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 win over Or Ram-Harel at No. 1.

The remaining match at No. 4 was abandoned with Eduardo Nava leading Dylan McCloskey 5-2 in the third. 

#3 TCU 4, #29 Tulsa 2
Mar 15, 2016 at Fort Worth, Texas (Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #16 Alex Rybakov (TCU 14.54) def. #39 Or Ram-Harel (TULSA 13.66) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
2. #48 Guillermo Nuez (TCU 13.94) def. Juan Matias Gonzalez (TULSA 13.36) 7-6 (9-7), 2-6, 6-4
3. Jerry Lopez (TCU 13.65) def. Carlos Bautista (TULSA 13.43) 6-4, 7-5
4. #109 Eduardo Nava (TCU 13.86) vs. Dylan McCloskey (TULSA 12.76) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 5-2, unf
5. Majed Kilani (TULSA 13.72) def. Trevor Johnson (TCU 13.64) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-1)
6. Trey Daniel (TCU 12.70) def. Francois Kellerman (TULSA 12.79) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #79 Dylan McCloskey/Matthew Kirby (TULSA) def. H Blake/Reese Stalder (TCU) 7-6 (8-6)
2. Trevor Johnson/Jerry Lopez (TCU) def. Juan Matias Gonzalez/Or Ram-Harel (TULSA) 6-3
3. Dominic Bechard/Carlos Bautista (TULSA) def. Alex Rybakov/Guillermo Nuez (TCU) 7-5
Match Notes
Tulsa 7-8; National ranking #29
TCU 11-2; National ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,2,6,5,1)

Post-Match Quotes from TCU's recap
Head Coach David Roditi - "That was a hell of a match. What a fun college match for people to come out and watch. We appreciate every single one of them that came to our match and stayed for out match because I think they got their money's worth. We didn't expect anything less when we play Tulsa because it doesn't matter what the situation is, it is always a dramatic match and there is always a lot going on. I am proud of our guys to come through like that. We lost some matches today, but I thought Trevor did a great job against Kilani because that guy has been winning a lot and he is one of their emotional leaders. Trevor did a great job of giving himself a chance to win. If he keeps doing that, he is going to win that match next time.

"The good part is that we found a way to win and come back and keep the streak alive. It is just great to fight like that. I am proud of our fight, I am proud of our heart and I am proud of our resilience. There were some guys that didn't feel 100 percent today and didn't practice all week and they had to step up and play. We didn't have Cameron Norrie today for good reason and the team was challenged to play without one of their best players on the team. Trey Daniel stepped up in a big way and I am so happy for Trey because he had to fight for that win. He has come so close so many times and lost those matches and he figured out a way to win that one with pure heart. He dealt with some pressure there and it came down to the wire and I am just really happy for him because it gave us a crucial win for our team. That took all wind out of Tulsa's sail.

On the physicality in today's match
"Today was a very physical match and Todd Kensler has done a great job of getting our guy's in shape and keeping them in shape. That guy on court six ran out of gas and Trey looked like he could go two more hours. That is a lot of credit to Trey for staying in shape and Todd Kensler for the job he is doing with our guys.

Lamar earned its first national ranking under current head coach Scott Shankles but Nebraska stole the day with a 4-2 win. No. 61 Lamar started off the day by defeating Nebraska-Omaha 6-1 but it just couldn't out-muscle Nebraska later in the day. 
Marc Herrmann (Pic Via Nebraska)

Nebraska freshman Toby Boyer started off the day by picking up a 6-4, 6-2 win over Sebastian Santibanez at No. 3 and then senior Andrew Dzulynsky made it 2-0 with 7-5, 6-1 win over Jeandre Hoogenboezem at No. 5.

Lamar evened it up when sophomore Benny Schweizer defeated Tomislav Antoljak 7-6, 6-2 at No. 4 and redshirt junior Juuso Laitinen got past Ford Zitsch 7-6, 7-5 at No. 6

Nebraska senior Dusty Boyer put the Big Red a point away with a 6-3, 5-7, 7-3 win over Michael Feucht at No. 1 and then  fellow senior Marc Herrmann clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 win over Nikita Lis at No. 2.

The doubles point was not played.

Nebraska 4, #61 Lamar 2
Mar 15, 2016 at Lincoln, Nebraska (Sid and Hazel Dillon Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. Dusty Boyer (NEB 13.31) def. Michael Feucht (LU 13.27) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
2. Marc Herrmann (NEB 12.90) def. Nikita Lis (LU 13.16) 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2
3. Toby Boyer (NEB 12.93) def. Sebastian Santibanez (LU 12.85) 6-4, 6-2
4. Benny Schweizer (LU 12.44) def. Tomislav Antoljak (NEB 12.21) 7-6 (7), 6-2
5. Andrew Dzulynsky (NEB 12.29) def. Jeandre Hoogenboezem (LU 12.16) 7-5, 6-1
6. Juuso Laitinen (LU 12.19) def. Ford Zitsch (NEB 12.22) 7-6 (6), 7-5
Match Notes
Nebraska 8-4
Lamar 8-5; National Ranking #61
Order of finish: Singles (3,5,6,4,1,2)
Doubles Not Played

Post-Match Quotes from Nebraska's recap
"It was a good team win today," said Head Coach Kerry McDermott. "We felt like this was going to be a very competitive match coming in. They had just beaten Iowa last week, and they just earned a ranking. We were hoping to get that ranking and they kind of stole it from us. We just kind of told the guys before the match, let's prove something to ourselves and the team that we are going to get that ranking back.

"I was really proud of the way the guys played today, especially winning four of the six singles (matches). I thought we did a really good job, didn't even have to go into the doubles point. As a team I feel good that we were starting to come together and make our strides right now as the season progresses. Today especially, we did a good job of getting a lot of the first sets, and I thought Marc Herrmann and Dusty (Boyer) did a great job at the end there, closing out their matches and making things happen."

Post-Match Quote from Lamar's recap
"The difference in Nebraska match was they came out with confidence and got early leads," said head coach Scott Shankles. "They won the first set in four of the six matches. In two of those four we had breaks but didn't take advantage of them. We got a little bit of momentum with Juuso and Benny winning but once again Nebraska got out to better starts in the third sets of the remaining matches and won."

Texas Tech got its week off to early start by pulling away from Indiana 6-1. The match took place in San Diego which is where the Red Raiders will stay the rest of the week since its participating in the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley Spring Classic

Connor Curry (Pic via Texas Tech)
Tech took the doubles point by winning the decider at No. 3 then it took four opening sets in singles. Jolan Cailleau cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 4, Alex Sendegeya won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3, and Connor Curry clinched the match with a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 5 over Afonso Salgado.

The remaining matches were played out with Indiana getting its lone point from Antonio Cembellin at No. 6 while Tech picked up a three-set win from Felipe Soares at No. 1 and a straight set win from Hugo Dojas at No. 2.

#10 Texas Tech 6, Indiana 1
03/14/16 at San Diego, Calif. (La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club) 
Singles competition
1. #22 Felipe Soares (TT 14.00) def. #44 Sam Monette (IU 13.95) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. #94 Hugo Dojas (TT 13.74) def. Raheel Manji (IU 13.33) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
3. #124 Alex Sendegeya (TT 13.72) def. Daniel Bednarczyk (IU 13.04) 6-4, 6-2
4. Jolan Cailleau (TT 14.25) def. Matthew McCoy (IU 12.76) 6-1, 6-0
5. Connor Curry (TT 13.59) def. Afonso Salgado (IU 12.42) 6-4, 6-1
6. Antonio Cembellin (IU 12.88) def. Augusto Stodart (TT 12.39) 6-3, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Daniel Bednarczyk/Sam Monette (IU) def. #1 Hugo Dojas/Felipe Soares (TT) 6-2
2. #44 Alex Sendegeya/Bjorn Thomson (TT) def. Chris Essick/Stefan Lugonjic (IU) 6-4
3. Jolan Cailleau/Connor Curry (TT) def. Raheel Manji/Afonso Salgado (IU) 7-5
Match Notes
Indiana 4-10
Texas Tech 16-2; National ranking #10
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,3,5,6,1,2)

Post-Match Quotes from Texas Tech's recap
"We got off to a slow start in doubles, but I was proud that we were able to take it to them in singles," Texas Tech head coach Brett Masi said. "I was proud of the fight that Jolan and Connor showed to come back from down 5-0 in doubles. They continued to battle and played determined tennis. We've been preaching improvement. It's not always about winning or losing, it's about taking the right steps to be ready for Big 12 play next month."

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The top two seeds at the Big West Tournament advanced to the championship match with No. 1 UC Santa Barbara shutting out No. 4 UC Irvine while No. 2 Cal Poly gutted out a 4-2 win over No. 3 UC Davis. UCSB and Cal Poly met in the regular season finale last Saturday with UCSB coming out on top by a 5-2 score in a match that was played at Cal Poly.

UCSB took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 then the Gauchos picked up straight set wins from Morgan Mays, Cody Rakela, and Teague Hamilton at 3, 5, and 6. UCSB was in control at No. 2 when it was abandoned due to the clinch while Irvine was up at No. 1 and No. 4 had just split sets.

April 28, 2016 at Indian Wells, CA (Indian Wells Tennis Garden)
Doubles Competition
1. Eshmade/Seemann (UCSB) def. Poon/Agbayani (UCI) 6-2
2. Moreno/Holm (UCSB) vs. Pham/Hammel (UCI) 3-5, unf. 
3. Mays/Riminton (UCSB) def. Heim/Mertens (UCI) 6-4
Singles Competition
1. Nathan Eshmade (UCSB) vs. Sebastian Heim (UCI) 4-6, 3-2, unf.
2. Nicolas Moreno (UCSB) vs. Nico Mertens (UCI) 7-6(2), 4-1, unf.
3. Morgan Mays (UCSB) def. Luca Marquard (UCI) 6-3, 6-3
4. Anders Holm (UCSB) vs. Tyler Pham (UCI) 5-7, 6-0, unf.
5. Cody Rakela (UCSB) def. Justin Agbayani (UCI) 6-4, 6-4
6. Teague Hamilton (UCSB) vs. Vatsal Bajpai (UCI) 6-4, 6-2
Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3) Singles (6,5,3)

Cal Poly picked up an important doubles point against UC Davis and then the Mustangs managed to pick up wins from Garrett Auproux, Corey Pang, and Sreyas Kolachalam with Auproux clinching the match at No. 2. Kolachalam came back from 5-2 down in the third to win 7-5 which helped take a little bit of the pressure off the top two guys. 

UC Davis picked up wins from Bryce McKelvie and Evertt Maltby while the match at No. 1 went unfinished with Cal Poly's Ben Donovan leading Alec Adamson 6-5 in the third. 

(2) CAL POLY 4, (3) UC DAVIS 2
April 28, 2016 at Indian Wells, CA (Indian Wells Tennis Garden)
Doubles Competition
1. Donovan/Pang (CP) def. Adamson/Levie (UCD) 6-4
2. Auproux/Tan (CP) def. Whittle/Bacharach (UCD) 6-3
3. McKelvie/Lam (UCD) def. Cardiff/Enander (CP) 6-3
Singles Competition
1. Ben Donovan (CP) vs. Alec Adamson (UCD) 6-4, 4-6, 6-5, unf.
2. Garrett Auproux (CP) def. James Wade (UCD) 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-5
3. Corey Pang (CP) def. Brett Bacharach (UCD) 6-4, 6-1
4. Bryce McKelvie (UCD) def. Josh Ortlip (CP) 6-2, 6-3
5. Everett Maltby (UCD) def. Axel Damiens (CP) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
6. Sreyas Kolachalam (CP) def. Tommy Lam (UCD) 6-0, 3-6, 7-5
Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1) Singles (4,3,5,6,2)

Post-Match Quotes from Cal Poly's recap
Today was a great team effort from start to finish," head coach Nick Carless said.

"Sreyas coming back from being down 5-2 showed amazing fight for us today," said Carless.

"Garrett showed tremendous composure in his victory," Carless said. "He had three match points in the third set and was able to hold off Wade and clinch the match for us."

The Big Ten Tournament got underway on Thursday in Minneapolis with two higher seeds winning and two lower seeds winning. The two early matches of the day saw the lower seeds get the win with the No. 12 seed Iowa defeating a previously red-hot No. 5 Indiana 4-1 while No. 9 Nebraska defeated a worn out No. 8 Wisconsin 4-2.

The two later matches saw the higher seeded team win with No. 7 Purdue defeating No. 10 Minnesota 4-1 while No. 6 Penn State overpowered No. 11 Michigan State 4-0.

#53 (7) Purdue 4, (10) Minnesota 1
April 28, 2016 - Baseline Tennis Center Minneapolis, Minn.
Singles Competition
1. No. 48 Gergely Madarasz (PURDUE) def. Matic Spec (MINN) 6-4, 6-2
2. Ruben Weber (MINN) vs. No. 97 Benjamin Ugarte (PURDUE) 6-4, 4-6, 1-3 unf
3. Ricky Medinilla (PURDUE) def. Felix Corwin (MINN) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
4. Mateus Silva (PURDUE) def. Marino Alpeza (MINN) 6-1, 6-3
5. Dominik Sochurek (PURDUE) def. Jeremy Lynn (MINN) 7-5, 7-6 (1)
6. Josip Krstanovic (MINN) vs. Renan Hanayama (PURDUE) 4-6, 6-3, 3-4 unfinished
Doubles Competition
1. #30 Felix Corwin / Matic Spec (MINN) def. Dominik Sochurek/Benjamin Ugarte (PURDUE) 6-3 
2. Ricky Medinilla/Gergely Madarasz (PURDUE) def. Marino Alpeza/Ruben Weber (MINN) 6-0
3. Josip Krstanovic/Jeremy Lynn (MINN) def. Mateus Silva/Renan Hanayama (PURDUE) 6-4
Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1, 4, 5, 3)
Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament 

Post-Match Quotes from Purdue's recap
"[It was a] good win, good team effort," Purdue head men's tennis coach Pawel Gajdzik said. "It's always tough to win on the road, especially against a good team like Minnesota. It's the Big Ten Tournament; it's survive and advance and we're looking to the next opportunity tomorrow."

Purdue advances to a quarterfinal contest with second-seeded Northwestern at 3 p.m. ET on Friday. The Wildcats received a bye in the first round.

"They're a very good team," Gajdzik said. "They're pretty tough, but our history against them, it's a rivalry. We've played them very close the past few years and tomorrow it's going to be which team wants it more."

#35 (6) Penn State 4, (11) Michigan State 0
April 28, 2016 at Minneapolis, MN (Baseline Tennis Center - Indoors)
Doubles Competition
1. Leo Stakhovsky/Matt Barry (PSU) def. Mac Roy/Jasper Koenen (MSU) 6-2.
2. David Kohan/Christian Lutschaunig (PSU) vs. Michael Dube/Colin Harvey (MSU) 4-5, DNF.
3. Aws Laaribi/Matt Galush (PSU) def. Alexander Kim/Ben Shisler (MSU), 6-2.
Singles Competition
1. Leo Stakhovsky (PSU) vs. Mac Roy (MSU) 6-7, 4-3, DNF.
2. Constant De La Bassetiere (PSU) vs. Michael Dube (MSU) 7-6, 3-2, DNF.
3. Matt Barry (PSU) vs. Jasper Koenen (MSU) 7-5, 5-2, DNF.
4. Tomas Hanzlik (PSU) def. Ivan Rakic (MSU) 6-3, 6-3.
5. Aws Laaribi (PSU) def. Ben Shisler (MSU) 6-2, 6-4.
6. Ben Lieb (PSU) def. Colin Harvey (MSU), 6-4, 6-2.
Match Notes
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (6,4,5)

Post-Match Quotes from PSU's recap
"It is nice to get the first tournament win under our belt, said Head Coach Jeff Zinn. "This takes a ton of the pressure off. A lot of coaches talk about the nerves in the first round and how anything can happen. There were a ton of upsets here today and we did not want to be another one. This gives the team another chance to play Illinois. We know how they playa and vice versa, so it will be a battle for the semifinals.

"This was a huge team effort, said Assistant Coach Paul Tobin. "Our doubles came out soild and we kept that momentum going into singles. We cleaned up nicely with the three singles wins to bring us the win. I am extremely proud of Ben Lieb for coming back from an ankle injury to have a great match today. The team is looking forward to a rematch against Illinois tomorrow.

The Nittany Lions have never won a Big Ten Tournament. The team is 11-27 all-time in the tournament since joining the Big Ten.

"I know we will be ready for tomorrow, said Coach Zinn.

#73 (12) Iowa 4, #58 (5) Indiana 1
April 28, 2016 at Minneapolis, MN (Baseline Tennis Center - Indoors)
Doubles Competition
1. Josh Silverstein/Lefteris Theodorou (IOWA) def. Sam Monette/Daniel Bednarczyk (IU): 6-2
2. Chris Essick/Stefan Lugonjic (IU) def. Jake Jacoby/Jonas Larsen (IOWA): 6-3
3. Nils Hallestrand/Dominic Patrick (IOWA) def. Raheel Manji/Afonso Salgado (IU): 7-5
Singles Competition
1. #62 Sam Monette (IU) vs. Josh Silverstein (IOWA): 1-6, 6-3, 6-6, unf.
2. Lefteris Theodorou (IOWA) def. Raheel Manji (IU): 6-2, 6-3
3. Robin Haden (IOWA) def. Daniel Bednarczyk 6-4, 7-5
4. Jake Jacoby (IOWA) vs. Matthew McCoy (IU): 1-6, 6-0, 2-4, unf.
5. Antonio Cembellin (IU) def. Jonas Larsen (IOWA): 7-5, 7-5
6. Dominic Patrick (IOWA) def. Afonso Salgado (IU): 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,5,3,6)

Post-Match Quotes from Iowa's recap
"Lefty took care of business and played really well in singles and doubles," said UI head coach Ross Wilson, "and Josh was an absolute warrior, but unfortunately didn't get to finish his match."

"Robin and Dom stepped up today to get the win for us," Wilson said.

"This was a great team win," said Wilson. "It took all the guys to pull this one out. We're excited to get a chance to play another match tomorrow."

(9) Nebraska 4, #57 (8) Wisconsin 2
April 28, 2016 at Minneapolis, MN (Baseline Tennis Center - Indoors)
Doubles Competition
1. Dusty Boyer/Toby Boyer (NEB) vs. Josef Dodridge/Lamar Remy (WIS) 5-6, unfinished
2. Marc Herrmann/Scott Elsass (NEB) def. Chema Carranza/Jakhongir Jalalov (WIS) 7-5
3. Andrew Dzulynsky/Ford Zitsch (NEB) def. Darius Mackenzie/John Zordani (WIS) 6-2
Singles Competition
1. Dusty Boyer (NEB) def. Josef Dodridge (WIS) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5)
2. Lamar Remy (WIS) def. Marc Herrmann (NEB) 6-0, 7-5
3. Toby Boyer (NEB) def. Chema Carranza (WIS) 7-5, 6-4
4. Andrew Dzulynsky (NEB) vs. Osgar O'Hoisin (WIS) 4-6, 6-2, 3-5, unfinished
5. Ford Zitsch (NEB) def. Darius Mackenzie (WIS) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
6. John Zordani (WIS) def. Tomislav Antoljak (NEB) 6-4, 6-4
Match Notes
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (2,3,6,5,1)

Post-Match Quotes from Nebraska's recap
"Great college match today and some great tennis by the team," said Head Coach McDermott. "We played great doubles and that really carried our momentum into the singels matches. Today, we played with very good energey and competed like champions. We are excited to live another day and would like to upset Ohio State tomorrow."

The West Coast Conference Tournament got fired up in Claremont, California with both Pepperdine and Portland moving on to the semifinals.

Pepperdine dropped the doubles point to the No. 6 seed Loyola Marymount but the Waves rallied in singles and won all six first sets. Pepperdine got straight set wins from Guilherme Hadlich, Pedro Iamachkine, and Gabriel Sidney at 1, 3, and 6 and then Lautaro Pane clinched the win by defeating Cristobal Rivera in three sets at No. 2.

Pepperdine will face the No. 2 seed BYU in the semifinals - the Cougars won the regular season meeting in Provo 4-2.

#61 (3) Pepperdine 4, #69 (6) Loyola Marymount 1
Apr 28, 2016 at Claremont, Calif.
Singles competition
1. Guilherme Hadlich (PU) def. Charles Boyce (LMU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Lautaro Pane (PU) def. Cristobal Rivera (LMU) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
3. Pedro Iamachkine (PU) def. Errol Smith (LMU) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
4. Jack Van Slyke (PU) vs. Joat Farah (LMU) 7-6, 3-6, 4-1, unfinished
5. Stefan Menichella (PU) vs. Luke Bohuslav (LMU) 6-1, 4-6, 3-4, unfinished
6. Gabriel Sidney (PU) def. Jamie Thorp (LMU) 6-3, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Errol Smith/Joat Farah (LMU) def. Pedro Iamachkine/Stefan Menichella (PU) 7-6 (7-1)
2. Charles Boyce/Cristobal Rivera (LMU) def. Guilherme Hadlich/Jack Van Slyke (PU) 6-3
3. Lautaro Pane/Tom Hill (PU) def. Luke Bohuslav/Lukas Moenter (LMU) 6-3
Match Notes
LMU 12-10; National ranking #69
Pepperdine University 13-10; National ranking #61
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,6,3,2)

Post-Match Quotes from Pepperdine's recap
"I felt really positive after doubles because I was really pleased with the way we competed, said Head Coach Marcelo Ferreira.  "Of course, losing the doubles point is always tough especially because we had four match-points at number one, but LMU rose to the occasion and played those points really well.

"I told the guys after doubles that we deserved the point because of the way we competed, but unfortunately that's the way it goes sometimes and we should act as if we had won the point when we went out to play singles."

"When you start singles one point down and are able to get that ONE point to tie the match so quickly with Hadlich it really gives the momentum to the entire team, Ferreira said.  "After we won the first six sets, I could sense the guys were more confident and ready to close it out.  Gui beat this guy in the beginning of the season and knew how to play him.  He came out fired up and really dictated the match from the beginning.

"I'm really proud of all the guys today, said Ferreira.  "I'm especially happy for Pedro because Errol Smith is an outstanding player in my opinion.  Position by position, he is their strongest player, and Pedro lost to him in the beginning of the season in two not very competitive sets, and today he came out ready to battle for every point and I am very glad it paid off.

"Pedro would not back down today and did a very good job counter attacking a very aggressive player, he took every opportunity that he had to close the match out and came out on top.  He was able to do what Pedro Iamachkine usually does best, which is to break down opponents and have a refusal to lose and getting his match today felt really good. 

"Lautaro has been dealing with a few injuries lately, but his commitment to the team couldn't keep him off the court.  He just wanted to be out there today to help his team get the win, Ferreira said.  "For him to be able to clinch the match against a guy who made him play every single point just says a lot about this kid's character and his determination to help us.

"I'm really happy that he was able to pull it off because he had a tough weekend at home losing to San Francisco and he was down against Santa Clara so this win means a lot to him so he can carry over that confidence to the second match of the tournament.

The Waves will be back in action in the semifinal round against second-seeded BYU tomorrow (Friday) at 10 a.m. 

"This is a different tournament and a completely new match, said Ferreira.  "BYU is a tough team, that's why they are number two in the conference, and they've won a lot of matches this season.   I feel like we have to come out with a lot of passion like we did today, focus on the process and take one point at a time.

"We are expecting a battle and we don't take anyone for granted, but what I saw today really got me excited to see what we are going to do tomorrow.

In the battle of the P's it was Portland defeating Pacific 4-2. Pacific jumped out to a 2-0 lead by claiming the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 and then it got a straight set win from Sem Verbeek at No. 1 singles.

Portland took first sets on the other five courts and ended up getting straight set wins from Mathieu Garcia, Alex Wallace, Felix Fan, and Carlos Donat with Garcia clinching the match at No. 2.

Portland will face the No. 1 seed San Diego in the semifinals - USD won the regular season meeting in San Diego 4-0

Portland 4, #67 Pacific 2
Apr 28, 2016 at Claremont, Calif. (Biszantz Family Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #113 Sem Verbeek (PAC) def. Mike Pervolarakis (POR) 6-3, 6-3
2. Mathieu Garcia (POR) def. Daniel Alameh (PAC) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
3. Jose Chamba (PAC) vs. Pierre Garcia (POR) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, unfinished
4. Alex Wallace (POR) def. Miguel Diaz (PAC) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
5. Felix Fan (POR) def. Alex Giannini (PAC) 6-2, 6-4
6. Carlos Donat (POR) def. Bernardo Oliveira (PAC) 6-3, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #85 Sem Verbeek/Jose Chamba (PAC) def. Mike Pervolarakis/Mathieu Garcia (POR) 6-3
2. Alex Giannini/Daniel Alameh (PAC) def. Alex Wallace/Kent Andreasen (POR) 6-3
3. Miguel Diaz/Bernardo Oliveira (PAC) vs. Felix Fan/Pierre Garcia (POR) 3-4, unfinished
Match Notes
Portland 16-7
Pacific 14-13; National ranking #67
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,5,6,4,2)
West Coast Conference Tennis Championship Quarterfinals

Post-Match Quotes from Portland's recap
"Today was an unbelievable effort from our guys." Portland head coach Aaron Gross said. "It has been a long week for a variety of reasons. We struggled in the doubles and were probably outplayed, but our guys are just so gritty. There was not an ounce of giving in once the singles started."

"The lower part of our lineup, which has been so solid all year, got us on top and I think keyed the confidence of everybody," Gross noted.

"I can't say enough about Alex Wallace," Gross noted. "He is just an enormous part of our team. He has come through in so many big places this year, but none bigger than today. Mathieu Garcia didn't play his best tennis today, but it speaks a lot for how good of a player he has developed into when he can beat a very solid player at the No. 2 position without playing his best."

Portland will now get a chance against the WCC regular season champion, No. 30 San Diego, in Friday's semifinal matchup at 10 a.m.

"This has been an awesome season," Gross added. "At this point we approach each day as if it could be our last. Tomorrow will be no different in terms of how hard we compete."
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