Saturday was a busy day across the Pac-12 with 8 of the 9 men's schools in action while there were 4 in action on the women's side. On the men's side #7/#6 Stanford and Cal finished off weekend sweeps of #21 Arizona and Arizona State. Stanford won a top 25 showdown over Arizona in convincing fashion with the Cardinal winning every completed set in singles. Cal came back from 2-0 down with four straight set wins in singles to defeat Arizona State 4-2.
#12/#21 Oregon overcame a slow start at home to defeat Washington 5-1. The Ducks dropped the doubles point but won a lot of close first sets and used that as a springboard to collect four straight set wins.
#19/#12 USC was playing without one of its top players, Daniel Cukierman, but managed to pull through on the road over #41 Utah 4-2. The Trojans jumped out to a 3-0 lead but Utah won the top two spots in straight sets to pull within 3-2. Both of the remaining matches went three sets and it'd be USC freshman Jack Sands clinching at No. 5 with a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 win while the match at No. 3 went unfinished with Utah junior Slava Shainyan leading 6-5.
Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland announced the hiring of Amanda Stone as the Lady Techsters new women's head coach. Stone comes to Ruston via D2's Northeastern State (Okla) where she won 81% of her matches as head coach over the past four seasons. Stone graduated from Northeastern State in 2007 and also spent two seasons as an assistant at the University of Rochester prior to becoming coach at Northeastern State. Stone replaces Chad Camper who departed after three seasons to take the women's head coaching job at Chattanooga.
New Mexico VP of Athletics Paul Krebs named Stephanie Wooten-Quijada as the Lobo's new women's coach. Wooten-Quijada, a 2009 Purdue graduate, resigned as the women's coach at UTRGV on July 24 after leading the program to an 11-11 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Wooten-Quijada replaces Kelsey McKenna who left after one year to take the head coaching position at Wisconsin.
Ole Miss played well in doubles and took the point by winning at 1 and 3 but singles got off to a rough start when William Kallberg retired 3 games in at #4 singles. The Bama recap said it was due to injury but didn't specify what kind of injury but it must have been severe enough to force him to throw in the towel. Ole Miss regained the lead when Stefan Lindmark wiped the court with Danny Kerznerman 6-1, 6-0 at #2 but then Stuart Kenyon, who came in with a 5-7 dual match record, did the same and cleaned Zvonimir Babic's clock 6-1, 6-2 at #5. The biggest shocker came at #1 singles when Bama freshman Korey Lovett, who was 6-6 in dual match play, thumped #60 Nik Scholtz 6-2, 6-2. It was only Scholtz's 2nd dual match loss of the year and just his 3rd in the last 2 years. With the Tide up 3-2 it would be Bama junior Becker O'Shaughnessey who would seal the deal with a 6-4, 6-3 win at #3 singles over Gustav Hansson.
Ole Miss recap
"We had the momentum on our side after doubles, but when William retired, they (Alabama) rallied around that and played better than we did at certain spots," head coach Toby Hansson said. "We have to put it behind us and move on and get ready for a very good Baylor team on Tuesday."
FYI, the number beside the player's school is the player's Universal Tennis Rating as of today's (3/7) date. For more details about UTR check out their website.
Alabama 4, #9 Ole Miss 2
- #12 Virginia routed #31 North Carolina State 7-0. UVA won all 12 sets in singles.
- VCU upset #41 Penn State 4-3. VCU's Antonio Batlle Rodriguez came back from 4-2 down in the 3rd set to win the deciding match in a tiebreak 7-2
- Wisconsin-Green Bay beat big brother Wisconsin for the first time in program history - Phoenix recap
- #45 New Mexico edged Georgia State 4-2 in the 1st half of a doubleheader - (box score) and then the teams had to play doubles to decide the 2nd half with New Mexico winning that won 4-3 - (box score 2)
- #48 Mississippi State had its way with #55 Arkansas posting a 4-0 shutout - State recap
- Nevada (2-9) upset #50 San Francisco 6-1 - Wolfpack recap
So who should be on upset alert on Sunday?
- #2 Duke goes to Blacksburg to face a Virginia Tech team coming off an upset win over Notre Dame. The Hokies are 9-1 on the year with the only loss coming at North Carolina during the Kickoff Weekend. 5 of 6 singles matches in that one went the distance and that was a UNC team that was pretty much 100% healthy.
- #13 TCU goes to Winston Salem to face #20 Wake Forest though I guess the big story will be whether Noah Rubin is able to go for the Demon Deacons. Wake played well on Friday against Virginia without Rubin so you have to think if they can get him back they've got to like their chances against TCU. The Horned Frogs squeaked past Middle Tennessee State on Friday 4-3 in a match that saw TCU's #1 Cameron Norrie (14.64) lose 6-1, 6-3 to an unranked Ettore Zito (13.50)
- #5 Baylor goes to #47 Memphis but could the Bears be caught looking ahead to Tuesday's matchup against Ole Miss? That could have been what happened to Ole Miss today.
- #4 Georgia hosts #2
OSU Varsity Tennis Center - Columbus, OH
 Ohio State (25-8) vs. [49-64] Buffalo (12-10) - Friday 1pm - #11 Ohio State got an at-large bid after losing to Illinois 4-0 in the Big 10 Championship Finals while Buffalo earned its first ever NCAA bid after beating Binghamton 4-2 in the MAC Championship. Buffalo went 0-4 on the year against ranked opponents.
Doubles Records: Ohio State 26-7, Buffalo 11-11
The UTR Power 6 is the combined UTRs of the starting 6 (rounded to a whole #). An individual win/loss to anyone with a UTR difference of 1.0 or greater would be considered an upset.
Buckeyes take the doubles point and then pick up wins from Diaz, Callahan, and Steinbach. Prediction: Ohio State 4-0
[17-32] Vanderbilt (19-7) vs. [33-48] Notre Dame (14-11) - Friday 10am - Both teams got at-large bids with #24 Vanderbilt dropping its finale 4-1 to #14 Ole Miss in the SEC quarters while #35 Notre Dame lost to #42 Georgia Tech 4-0 in the opening round of the ACC Tournament.
Dual-Match Singles Records - # in ( ) is W-L vs. ranked:
1. Austin 20-2 (12-2) vs. Monaghan 20-3 (13-3)
2. Johnson 8-10 (1-5) vs. Hager 10-12 (2-10)
3. Valent 19-3 (2-1) vs. Covalschi 6-16 (1-8)
4. Yee 7-11 vs. Pecor 7-11 (0-3)
5. Eswaran 12-9 (0-1) vs. Schnurrenberger 5-5 (0-1)
6. Newman 7-7 vs. Lawson 8-11 (0-1)
#1 singles - Austin won 9 of his last 10 while Monaghan won 12 of his last 13. Prediction: Austin (VU) in 3
#2 singles - Johnson split his last 6 while Hagar won 5 of his last 8. Prediction: Hagar (ND) in 2.
#3 singles - Valent won 6 of his final 7 while Covalschi dropped his last 7. Prediction: Valent (VU) in 2
#4 singles - Yee splits his last 4 while Pecor lost 6 of his last 7. Prediction: Yee (VU) in 3
#5 singles - Eswaran won his last 4 while Schnurrenberger lost his last 5. Prediction: Eswaran (VU) in 3
I'll take Notre Dame in doubles and Hager in singles but I like Austin, Valent, Yee, and Eswaran for Vandy. Prediction: Vanderbilt 4-2
[17-32] Oklahoma State (16-9) vs. [33-48] New Mexico (20-10) - Friday 12pm - Both teams got at-large selections with #32 Oklahoma State getting one despite dropping 4 straight and 6 of 7 while #38 New Mexico had won 9 of 10 until being upset at home by #63 Boise State in the Mountain West semifinals.
Drake got off to a good start at #3 doubles when Ben Stride and Calum MacGeoch jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Iowa's Robin Haden and Nils Hallestrand. Drake would hold on the deciding point to stretch the lead to 4-1 and then break again for 5-1. MacGeoch would serve it out from 40-30 to give Drake the 6-1 win in 24 minutes.
The match at #1 between Iowa's Lefteris Theodorou and Jake Jacoby and Drake's Ben Lott and Ben Wood would stay on serve until Iowa broke the Ben Wood serve to go up 5-3. Jacoby would serve it out at love to give Iowa the 6-3 win in 27 minutes. The clip on the left is some early action, very nice touch by Jacoby on one shot, and then the clip on the right shows Iowa breaking and then serving it out.
The doubles point would be decided at #2 between Iowa's Josh Silverstein and Dominic Patrick and Drake's Bayo Philips and Vinny Gillespie. Iowa jumped out to the early 2-1 lead when it broke the Gillespie serve on the deciding point and then Patrick held for 3-1. Iowa would break the Philips serve to go up 4-1 but Drake broke back and then Gillespie held for 3-4. Silverstein held for 5-3 and then Philips held for 4-5. Patrick would serve it out from 40-30 to give Iowa the 6-4 win in 33 minutes. Below clip shows the Philips hold followed by the Patrick hold to clinch the doubles point.
The court layout at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center has courts 1, 3, and 5 on one side of the stands and then courts 2, 4, and 6 on the other side. Drake took all three odd number first sets while Iowa swept the evens.
Drake's Ben Lott was first off the court with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Dominic Patrick at #1. Lott broke the Patrick serve to go up 3-1 in the first and then it was all holds the rest of the way. Lott would break Patrick to start the second set and would then break him again to clinch the win in 1 hour and 4 minutes. I didn't catch a clip of match point since the scoreboard was still showing 4-3 in the second but here is a clip of him serving at 4-2 in the first (left) and then winning the set 6-3 (right).
Drake's Ben Stride put the Bulldogs ahead 2-1 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Jonas Larsen at #5. Stride broke Larsen to go up 2-1 in the first and then held for 3-1. Larsen would hold and break back to even it at 3-3 but Stride would take the next three games to close out the opening set 6-3. The second set stayed on serve up until Stride broke Larsen to close it out in 1 hour and 12 minutes.
Iowa's Jake Jacoby tied the match at 2-2 with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Drake's Tom Hands at #6. Jacoby broke Hands to go up 3-1 in the first and then ran away with the set 6-1. Jacoby broke Hands to start the second set and then held for 2-0. Hands would break later in the set to even it at 4-4 but Jacoby broke again to go up 6-5. Jacoby fell behind 15-40 on his serve however he'd take the next three points to close out Hands in 1 hour and 21 minutes. The clip below shows Jacoby breaking for 6-5 and then coming back to close it out.
Iowa's Lefteris Theodorou put the Hawkeyes ahead 3-2 with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 win over Bayo Philips at #2. Theodorou broke Philips to go up 2-1 in the first and then broke again to go up 5-2 and would hold to take the set 6-2. Theodorou looked like he'd close it out in straight sets after breaking to go up 5-4 but Philips broke at love, held at 40-30, and broke from 15-40 to take the set 7-5. The clip shows that four game sequence.
The third set stayed on serve until Theodorou broke Philips on the deciding point (left) to go up 3-2 and then a few games later it all was over with the clip on the right showing the clincher.
Roughly 14 minutes later Drake's Calum MacGeoch would even it the match at 3-3 with a 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-2 win over Robin Haden at #4. Each player held serve six times in the first set but in the tiebreak it was the receiver that won most of the points. MacGeoch was serving up 3-2 but he lost both of his points then Haden was serving up 4-3 but he lost both of his points. MacGeoch was serving up 5-4 but Haden drilled the return and then finished the point with an overhead for 5-5. MacGeoch would take the next point to go up 6-5 but Haden took the next three to take the set 7-6(6). Below are several of the points from the tiebreak.
MacGeoch jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the second and took the set 6-3 and then he cruised through the third set before closing it out 6-2 in 1 hour and 52 minutes
The last match on court was at #3 between Drake's Vinny Gillespie and Iowa's Josh Silverstein. Silverstein led 5-3 in the first set but Gillespie held and then broke on the deciding point to make it 5-5. Gillespie held and then broke again to take the set 7-5. Clip on left is Silverstein holding for 5-3 and then clip on right is Gillespie breaking for 5-5.
Silverstein rolled through the second set 6-2 but Gillespie held to start the third set and then broke to go up 2-0. Silverstein broke back, held, broke again, and then held again to go up 4-2. Things were looking good for Iowa and bleak for Drake but Gillespie would claw his way back into it. Gillespie fell behind 0-30 on his 2-4 service game but he hit an ace on the deciding point to make it 3-4. Gillespie broke Silverstein from 30-40 to make it 4-4 and then held for 5-4. Silverstein was up 30-15 on his 4-5 service game but he lost a backbreaking point to make it 30-30 (in the clip below). Gillespie put a forehand into the net to make it 40-30 but Silverstein returned the favor with a backhand error to bring up the deciding point. Silverstein came in but mishit an overhead and Drake had won 4-3.
The clip on the left shows Gillespie holding for 3-4 and then breaking for 4-4. The clip on the right is the last few points on Silverstein's serve.
#32 LSU was able to take the doubles point, which included a win from Boris Arias and Jordan Daigle over the ITA #1 team of Gordon Watson and Diego Hidalgo, but #30 Florida was just too strong in singles. The Gators picked up straight set wins from Diego Hidalgo, Elliott Orkin, Alfredo Perez, and McClain Kessler at 1, 2, 4, and 6 with Hidalgo providing the clincher.
They played the remaining matches out with LSU's Gabor Csonka and January addition Nikola Samardzic picking up wins at 3 and 5.
In a match between two SEC programs on the rise, it was #22 Kentucky coming back from 2-0 down to defeat #27 Arkansas 5-2. The match was played indoors at Kentucky's four-court indoor facility so after Arkansas took the doubles and picked up a pair of first sets it had to be feeling good about its chances.
|Ryotaro Matsumura (Pic Via Kentucky)|
Kentucky's Nils Ellefsen evened the match at 2-2 when broke Santiago Munoz's 4-4 service game in the third set then served it out for a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win at No. 3. Moments later Enzo Wallart put Kentucky ahead 3-2 with a come from behind 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Giammarco Micolani at No. 4. Trey Yates would complete the comeback and clinch the match with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Adam Sanjurjo at No. 5.
They played it out (which it looks just about everyone is doing this season - thumbs up) with Kentucky's Charles Minc defeating Johan den Toom 6-4, 6-2 at No. 6.
I just wanted to mention how a good job Kentucky's SID has been doing with the school's recaps - they've had good details and are usually loaded with plenty of quotes - keep it up!!
After a rough start to the season No. 70 New Mexico has finally started to turn things around. The Lobos picked up its third straight win, and second over a ranked opponent, by coming back from 3-2 down to defeat No. 44 BYU 4-3.
New Mexico took the doubles point and then each team won three first sets. Five of the six matches would finish in straight sets with BYU's Shane Monroe, Keaton Cullmore, and John Pearce winning at #1, #2, and #6 while New Mexico's Ricky Hernandez-Tong and Augustus Ge won at #4 and #5.
The match came down to a third set at #3 and it'd be New Mexico sophomore Jorge Escutia pulling through in the clutch with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 win over Andrey Goryachkov.
This is the point to win the match for Jorge & clinch the match for UNM! Lobos UPSET No. 44 BYU! #GoLobos pic.twitter.com/2V3JYPvPkDUNM Men's Tennis (@UNMMenTennis) March 5, 2016
No. 7 Wake Forest opened up ACC play against No. 34 Georgia Tech but it did so without its top two singles players with both Skander Mansouri and Petros Chrysochos playing in the Davis Cup. Despite their absence Wake was still able to win the doubles point and then it got straight set wins from Romain Bogaerts, Maksim Kan, and Christian Seraphim at No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 with Bogaerts clinching the match at No. 2.
Georgia Tech picked up wins from Chris Eubanks and Daniel Yun at No. 1 and No. 6 while Wake's Dennis Uspensky won in a third set supertiebreak at No. 3.
Other Friday Results:
#21 Oregon def. Minnesota 6-1 - Oregon recap
#49 Alabama def. #72 South Carolina 5-2 - Alabama recap
#8 Texas A&M def. #66 Auburn 6-1 - aTm recap
#16 Georgia def. #50 Mississippi State 5-2 - Georgia recap
#26 Ole Miss def. #64 Tennessee 5-2 - Ole Miss recap
#47 Florida State def. Clemson 7-0 - FSU recap (five 3rd sets)
#1 North Carolina def. #54 Vanderbilt 7-0 - UNC recap (five 3rd sets)
#2 Virginia def. Louisville 7-0 - Virginia recap
#53 Virginia Tech def. #40 NC State 6-1 - VT recap
#15 Texas def. UTSA 5-0 - Texas recap
#15 Texas def. Louisiana Lafayette 4-0 - Texas recap
#46 UC Santa Barbara def. Sacramento State 7-0 - UCSB recap
#75 Cal Poly def. San Francisco 4-3 - Cal Poly recap
#38 Princeton def. #58 Indiana 6-1 - Princeton recap
#48 Denver def. Utah 5-1 - Denver recap
SMU def. Wichita State 4-1 - SMU recap
Texas A&M Corpus Christi def. South Alabama 4-0 - A&M CC recap
Southern Miss def. DePaul 4-3 - USM recap
Southern Miss def. Texas A&M Corpus Christi 4-3 - USM recap
Two of the top teams in the American Athletic Conference tangled on Sunday in New Orleans as No. 27 Tulane hosted No. 22 South Florida. South Florida picked up a 6-3 win at No. 1 doubles while Tulane won 6-3 at No. 2. South Florida served for the match at No. 3 doubles up 5-4 but Tulane's Alex and Ian Van Cott broke and then held for 6-5. South Florida's Robert Cid and Ignacio Gonzales-Muniz held for 6-6 and then the Bulls duo broke a 4-4 tie in the breaker by winning the final 3 points to take it 7-4.
Each team would take three first sets in singles and the guy who won the first set ended up winning on every court except No. 1.
South Florida's Dominic Cotrone, Peter Bertran, and Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz would each win in straight sets with Cotrone clinching the match at No. 3. The teams played the remaining matches out with Tulane's Constantin Schmitz winning 7-6 in the third at No. 2 while Tulane's Tyler Schick won 7-5 in the third at No. 6.
The featured singles matchup at No. 1 between the ITA No. 1 Dominik Koepfer and ITA No. 5 Roberto Cid ended up going to a third set supertiebreak after each claimed a 7-6 set. Cid would hand Koepfer his first dual-match loss of the year and snap his 21-match winning streak by taking the supertiebreak 10-3.
It's too bad that match didn't get to play out to a full conclusion but maybe we'll see a rematch in two weeks at the conference tournament in Memphis.
Second-ranked TCU won its 26th straight match at home and 15th straight match overall with a fairly routine 4-0 win over short-handed Oklahoma State. The Cowboys were playing without Julian Cash (No. 1 singles/doubles) and Lukas Finzelberg (No. 5 singles/No. 3 doubles) due to injury so everybody else had to move up at least one spot in the lineup.
TCU took the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 and then the Horned Frogs took the opening set in singles on five of six courts.
Jerry Lopez and Trevor Johnson each picked up quick wins at No. 5 and No. 6 and then Guillermo Nunez clinched the match at No. 3. The total match time was just under two hours.
Check out highlights from @FrogVision of Sunday's 4-0 victory over OSU! #GoFrogsTCU Men's Tennis (@TCUMensTennis) April 11, 2016
.@RoditiTCUTennis breaks down the 26th consecutive win at home as #TCUTennis rolls over OSU, 4-0#GoFrogshttps://t.co/hAGO0Oaiw5TCU Men's Tennis (@TCUMensTennis) April 10, 2016
Post-Match Quotes from head coach David Roditi via TCU's recap
Ninth-ranked Oklahoma was able to rebound from a tough loss to TCU by knocking off No. 17 Texas 4-0. Texas's John Mee and Harrison Scott won 6-3 at No. 3 doubles while OU's Spencer Papa and Alex Ghilea won 6-4 at No. 2. OU's Axel Alvarez and Andrew Harris won the deciding match at No. 1 by a 7-5 score to give the Sooners the doubles point and early 1-0 lead.
Each team won three first sets in singles with Oklahoma claiming sets at 2, 4, and 6 while Texas took sets 1, 3, and 5.
|Andrew Harris (University of Oklahoma)|
OU sophomore Spencer Papa, two days removed from losing the decider against TCU, clinched the win by coming from behind to defeat Adrian Ortiz 2-6, 6-0, 6-3 at No. 3.
The other matches were abandoned with Texas up a set at No. 1 and No. 5 while OU led at No. 4.
Kentucky was coming off a top-10 win over Texas A&M but they weren't able to get past No. 39 LSU as the Bayou Bengals pulled off a 4-2 upset. LSU took the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 and then each team took three first sets in singles.
Kentucky freshman Austin Hussey, who clinched the win over A&M, rolled over Simon Freund 6-3, 6-1 at No. 6 and then fellow freshman Ryo Matsumura put the Wildcats ahead with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Justin Butsch at No. 2.
|Jordan Daigle (LSU/Bridgette Hogan)|
LSU junior Jordan Daigle would clinch the team win by taking the final three games in the third set to defeat William Bushamuka 3-6, 6-1, 7-5. The remaining match at No. 5 was abandoned with it even at 2-2 in the third.
New Mexico had lost three of its last four coming into Sunday match against No. 18 Tulsa but that didn't stop the Lobos from pulling off a stunning 4-3 upset. New Mexico took the doubles point when Jorge Escutia and Ricky Hernandez-Tong won a tiebreak at No. 3 and then each team took three opening sets in singles.
New Mexico's Bart Van Leijsen and Jorge Escutia won in straight sets at No. 2 and No. 3 to put the Lobos 3-0. Tulsa's Majed Kilani put the Golden Hurricane on the board with a three set win at No. 4 but New Mexico's Hayden Sabtaka clinched the match with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 win over Or Ram-Harel at No. 1.
Sabatka clinches the match for UNM! Lobos beat No. 14 Tulsa 4-1!!! #GoLobos pic.twitter.com/AxLgZA3wVlUNM Men's Tennis (@UNMMenTennis) April 10, 2016
It's been a rough year for Indiana with the Hoosiers taking most of them on the chin but on Sunday they finally picked up a big win with a 4-0 shutout over No. 33 Penn State.
IU took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 and then IU asserted itself in singles by taking five opening sets. IU senior Sam Monette was the first off the court with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Leonard Stakhovsky at No. 1 (both recaps referred to him as Leonardo).
IU freshman Afonso Salgado made it 3-0 with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Ben Lieb at No. 6 and IU junior Matt McCoy clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Tomas Hanzlik at No. 4.
IU will re-enter the rankings with the win and may be as high as No. 63 while the loss will knock Penn State down to around No. 39.
In what has to be the one of the longest no-ad matches in college tennis history, it was UMKC defeating Grand Canyon 4-3 in a match that took an astounding six hours and fourteen minutes.
Due to rain the match was moved indoors to a three-court facility with singles play starting first. UMKC swept the top three courts but GC swept the bottom three with No. 4 and No. 5 going three sets.
The doubles point was played to decide the match and UMKC won all three courts within 60 seconds to take the point and the match. Both teams ended up sharing the regular season WAC title with New Mexico State.
UMKC had a pretty good recap so give it a read.
Post-Match Quotes from GCU's recap
Other Sunday Scores
#1 North Carolina def. Boston College 6-1 - UNC recap - BC's lone point was in a 10-pt TB at No. 6
#3 Virginia def. Clemson 7-0 - UVA recap - close doubles point not so close singles
#23 Florida State def. #41 NC State 7-0 - FSU recap - Noles won 12 of 13 sets in singles - final home match for seniors Benjamin Lock, Marco Nunez, & Michael Rinaldi (top 3 singles players)
#23 Florida State def. Bethune-Cookman 0 - singles only - FSU won all but 1 set
#31 Georgia Tech def. #40 Virginia Tech - GT recap - Big win for GT/rough loss for VT - 4 of 6 singles matches went three sets - final home match for seniors Nathan Rakitt and Casey Kay
#75 Miami FL def. Louisville 5-2 - Miami recap - L'Ville took doubles & the U took three singles matches in straight sets and Jesse Flores clinched 7-6 in the third at No. 3.
#5 Ohio State def. #57 Purdue 4-0 - OSU recap - Buckeyes won all 9 completed singles sets
#13 Northwestern def. #63 Iowa 4-0 - NU recap - Wildcats won 9 of 10 completed sets in singles
#15 Illinois def Nebraska 4-1 - ILL recap - Neb took dubs but ILL took 10 of 12 sets in singles
#21 Michigan def. #44 Wisconsin 5-2 - UM recap - Knight clinched 6-1 in the third at No. 1
Minnesota def. Michigan State 4-0 - MN recap - Gophers won 9 of 10 completed sets in singles
#4 UCLA def. #72 Utah 4-0 - UCLA recap - Bruins won 8 of 9 completed sets in singles
#8 USC def. Arizona 4-0 - USC recap - doubles not played due to weather - USC won all sets
#19 Cal def. #36 Oregon 4-1 - Cal recap - dubs not played - Cal won 9 of 12 sets in singles
#7 Georgia def. #59 Auburn 4-0 - UGA recap (includes video highlights) - Dawgs clinched a share of the SEC title and can win it outright with 1 more win or a Florida loss.
#10 Texas A&M def. Tennessee 5-2 - aTm recap - Rinderknech clinched to make it 4-0
#14 Florida def. #64 South Carolina - 6-1 - FLA recap - Gators won courts in straight sets
#24 Mississippi State def. #32 Alabama 5-2 - MSU recap - Bama led 2-0 before MSU took five of six singles matches with three going three sets
#35 Ole Miss def. #43 Vanderbilt 5-2 - Miss recap - Hansson clinched to make it 4-1 - four singles matches went three sets
#26 Columbia def. Brown 6-1 - CU recap - Miguel Alda clinched to make it 4-1
#38 Dartmouth def. Penn 4-0 - Dart recap - Big Green won 8 of 10 completed sets in singles
#50 Harvard def. #37 Princeton 4-3 - Harv recap - Sebastian Beltrame won the decider 6-4 in the third at No. 2 after breaking at love.
#54 Cornell def. Yale 5-2 - CU recap - 5 of 6 singles matches went the distance
#28 Rice def. #25 SMU 4-2 - Rice recap - David Warren clinched 6-3 in the third at No. 5
#47 UC Santa Barbara def. UC Riverside 7-0 - UCSB recap - Gauchos cleaned up everywhere
#48 Old Dominion def. #69 UNC Wilmington 6-1 - ODU recap - UNCW won the doubles point and ODU swept singles - Monarchs have won 16 of their last 17
#52 East Tennessee State def. Mercer 7-0 - ETSU recap - Bucs won 12 of 13 sets in singles
#53 Pepperdine def. Portland 4-0 - PEP recap - Waves won 8 of 9 completed sets in singles
#56 Utah State def. Fresno State 4-0 - USU recap - USU coach Clancy Shields outdueled his brother, Fresno State coach Luke Shields
Nevada def. #64 Boise State 4-3 - NEV recap - Robert Margitfalvi won the decider 6-1 in the third - Wolf Pack was just 4-13 coming into this match
#73 Cal Poly def. UC Irvine 4-1 - CP recap - Corey Pang clinched the win 6-3, 7-6 at No. 3 - the other two remaining courts had just split sets
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