Sometimes rematches result in different outcomes and sometimes they don't - tonight's Ohio State/Texas A&M match in Columbus turned out to be the latter. These teams met just five days ago in the National Indoors consolation rounds with Ohio State pulling out a 4-3 squeaker but this evening it was all Buckeyes.

Last week Texas A&M won the doubles point, though Herkko Pollanen didn't play, but tonight with Pollanen playing at #1 with Mikael Torpegaard they and the team cruised past A&M.

Ohio State swapped Martin Joyce and Ralf Steinbach at #5 and #6 and Hugo Di Feo and Chris Diaz at #2 and #3. Texas A&M swapped Jordi Arconada and Shane Vinsant at #2 and #3 which meant both of those matchups stayed the same from the previous meeting. Harrison Adams also returned to the lineup tonight after sitting out on Sunday. (box score from last week is below tonight's box score)

Ohio State won four first sets in singles with Chris Diaz, Martin Joyce, and Ralf Steinbach winning in straight sets at #3, #5, and #6 with Diaz providing the clincher. The match only took an hour and forty-six minutes so those 267 in attendance got a chance to eat dinner at a reasonable hour.

It was interesting to see some differences in scores from the one match to the next. Vinsant beat Diaz 6-4, 6-4 last time but tonight Diaz rolled him 6-3, 6-2. Last time Steinbach beat Withrow in a long three setter but tonight he beats him 6-2, 6-4 in just over an hour.

Below are a few match points courtesy of TOSU (first time I recall seeing some video clips - awesome) and below the box scores are some quotes from Ty Tucker (also awesome since we usually don't hear much from Ty).



#6 Ohio State 4, #7 Texas A&M 0
Feb 19, 2016 at Columbus, Ohio (OSU Varsity Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #5 Mikael Torpegaard (OSU 14.52) vs. #8 Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU 14.39) 6-4, 3-2, unf
2. Jordi Arconada (TAMU 13.75) vs. #16 Hugo Di Feo (OSU 14.26) 7-5, 0-3, unf
3. #42 Chris Diaz (OSU 14.01) def. #39 Shane Vinsant (TAMU 13.98) 6-3, 6-2
4. Harrison Adams (TAMU 12.98) vs. #18 Herkko Pollanen (OSU 13.64) 7-6, 2-3, unf.
5. Martin Joyce (OSU 13.79) def. AJ Catanzariti (TAMU 13.51) 6-3, 6-3
6. Ralf Steinbach (OSU 13.96) def. Jackson Withrow (TAMU 14.00) 6-2, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #19 Mikael Torpegaard/Herkko Pollanen (OSU) vs. A Rinderknech/J Withrow (TAMU) 5-2, unf
2. #14 Ralf Steinbach/Martin Joyce (OSU) def. Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant (TAMU) 6-2
3. Hugo Di Feo/Chris Diaz (OSU) def. #33 Max Lunkin/Jordi Arconada (TAMU) 6-2
Match Notes:
Texas A&M 10-3; National ranking #7
Ohio State 11-1; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (6,5,3) Official: Marcus Lee T-1:46 A-267

#8 Ohio State 4, #3 Texas A&M 3
Feb 14, 2016 at Charlottesville, VA (Boar's Head Sports Club)
Singles competition
1. #5 Mikael Torpegaard (OSU) def. #8 Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU) 6-4, 6-3
2. #39 Shane Vinsant (TAMU) def. #42 Chris Diaz (OSU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Jordi Arconada (TAMU) def. #16 Hugo Di Feo (OSU) 7-6, 6-4
4. #18 Herkko Pollanen (OSU) def. AJ Catanzariti (TAMU) 6-7, 6-2, 6-0
5. Ralf Steinbach (OSU) def. Jackson Withrow (TAMU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
6. Martin Joyce (OSU) def. Max Lunkin (TAMU) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Arthur Rinderknech/Jackson Withrow (TAMU) def. #14 Ralf Steinbach/Martin Joyce (OSU) 6-0
2. Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant (TAMU) def. Chris Diaz/Hugo Di Feo (OSU) 6-2
3. Mikael Torpegaard/Matt Mendez (OSU vs. #33 Max Lunkin/Jordi Arconada (TAMU) 5-2, unf.

Post-Match Quotes via Ohio State's recap
"It's never easy beating a good team twice in a week," said Director of Tennis Ty Tucker. "We got smoked in doubles on Sunday and we made a couple of adjustments this week and guys stepped up and set the tone early. Doubles may be their best point and when we were able to get the upper hand early, I think it shocked them a little bit."

"The win feels good but we can't celebrate too long because another top-25 team in Florida is coming in on Sunday," Tucker said.
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#15 Oklahoma State sat a few of its singles starters (reasons unknown) and one of its doubles pairings against unranked Georgia State and it nearly came back to bite them. Oklahoma State sat its usual #3 team of Lukas Finzelberg/Jurance Mendoza and wouldn't you know it but the doubles point came down to that court with Georgia State's Jannis Koeke and Joseph Bishop taking it 7-6(5).

Oklahoma State sat its usual #2, #59 Julian Cash (13.81), and #4, Lucas Gerch (13.56), in singles after each played in doubles which meant both Jurence Mendoza and Nathan Roper moved into the lineup. Mendoza had only played in two of Oklahoma State's nine dual match while Roper had appeared just once.

Oklahoma State took four first sets in singles but only Temur Ismailov and Tristan Meraut would be able to finish in straight sets at #1 and #3. Lukas Finzelberg put Oklahoma State up 3-1 after a three-set win at #4 but Georgia State's Zack Kennedy would answer with a 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(5) upset win over Arjun Kadhe at #2.

Both of the remaining matches went deep into the third set but Oklahoma State would get the win when Jurence Mendoza broke Jack MacFarlane from 15-40 to take it 7-6, 2-6, 7-5 at #5.

Note: Zack Kennedy's win over Arjun Kadhe at #2 was a Universal Tennis Rating upset since the variance between the two was greater than 1.00.



Georgia State's Felipe Jaworski won the remaining court 7-6(6) in the third at #6.

#15 Oklahoma State def. Georgia State, 4-3 
February 19, 2016 | Greenwood Tennis Center | Stillwater, Oklahoma 
Doubles Competition
1. #5 Kadhe/Cash (OSU) def. Acuna/Andrukhov (GSU), 6-3
2. Kennedy/MacFarlane (GSU) def. #48 Ismailov/Gerch 6-4
3. Koeke/Bishop (GSU) def. Meraut/Ruiz (OSU) 7-6 (7-5)
Singles Competition
1. Temur Ismailov (OSU 13.83) def. Jannis Koeke (GSU 13.42), 6-2, 6-4 
2. Zackery Kennedy (GSU 12.73) def. #111 Arjun Kadhe (OSU 13.91), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5)
3. Tristan Meraut (OSU 13.32) def. Sebastian Acuna (GSU 12.56), 6-3, 6-0
4. Lukas Finzelberg (OSU 13.80) def. Andrei Andrukhov (GSU 12.05), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
5. #93 Jurence Mendoza (OSU 13.20) def. Jack MacFarlane (GSU 12.55), 7-6 (2), 2-6, 7-5
6. Felipe Jaworski (GSU 12.39) def. Nathan Roper (OSU 12.24), 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (6)
Match Notes:
Oklahoma State: 9-1: National Rankings #15
Georgia State 4-3: 
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,1,4,2,5*,6)

Post-Match Quotes from Oklahoma State's recap
"Tonight was a tough match," coach Jay Udwadia said. "Georgia State came ready to play and it got tight at the end, but it was nice to see Jurence (Mendoza) clinch the match.  I think we needed to do a better job of playing with more energy today because we can't rely on catching up at the end each time."

"It means that I'm getting older (picked up 200th career win)," Udwadia said. "I've had some really great players play for me in my time, so it's really all about the team because at the end of the day I just want the team to win."

"At the end of the day, we got a win over a very good team with some struggle and it was nice to see the team get through it," Udwadia said.

Post-Match Quotes from Georgia State's recap
Today was a great college tennis match. It's always exciting to have the chance to play against a top-15 team and I thought our guys definitely stepped up to the challenge, said head coach Brett Ross. "All of our guys stayed focused for three straight hours and as a coach you can't ask for more than that from you players. It's encouraging to know that this young team was so close pulling off the biggest win in school history.
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#33 LSU was playing just it's fourth match of the season on Friday, and its first dual-match at the brand-new LSU Tennis Complex, and it gave the fans a lot to cheer about as it shutout #35 Drake 4-0.

Justin Butsch (Photo Jake Johnson/LSU Sports)
LSU swept all three doubles courts then picked up wins from Jordan Daigle, Justin Butsch, and Andrew Korinek at #1, #2, and #6 with Butsch getting the clincher.

The other three matches were abandoned with Drake up on two of them and LSU the other.

LSU also shutout Nicholls State 7-0 later that evening to finish the day unbeaten. LSU returns to the courts next Friday with North Florida coming in and then the Tigers play a doubleheader on Sunday aganst Stetson and Lamar. Drake continues its road trip with a Saturday match at Louisiana Lafayette then on Sunday it'll be in New Orleans to play Tulane.

#33 LSU 4, #35 Drake 0
Feb 19, 2016 at Baton Rouge, LA (LSU Tennis Complex)
Singles competition
1. #44 Jordan Daigle (LSU 13.72) def. #76 Ben Lott (DRAKE 13.32) 6-2, 7-5
2. Justin Butsch (LSU 13.47) def. Bayo Philips (DRAKE 12.65) 6-4, 7-5
3. Vinn Gillespie (DRAKE 13.41) def. Simon Freund (LSU 13.25) 6-7, 6-0, 3-1
4. Boris Arias (LSU 13.39) def. Ben Stride (DRAKE 12.39) 6-3, 6-7, 2-0
5. Calum MacGeoch (DRAKE 12.70) def. Gabor Csonka (LSU 13.24) 7-6, 4-3
6. Andrew Korinek (LSU 13.04) def. Tom Hands (DRAKE 12.22) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #25 Boris Arias/Jordan Daigle (LSU) def. Vinn Gillespie/Bayo Philips (DRAKE) 7-6 (7-5)
2. Justin Butsch/Tam Trinh (LSU) def. Ben Lott/Calum MacGeoch (DRAKE) 6-4
3. Gabor Csonka/Andrew Korinek (LSU) def. Ben Stride/Tom Hands (DRAKE) 6-0
Match Notes:
Drake University 5-3; National ranking #39
LSU 2-2; National ranking #35
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,6,2) A-170

Post-Match Comments via Drake's recap
"Credit to LSU for its strong start and play in doubles. It was our first match outdoors and oddly we gained a bit of confidence in doubles as we started seeing the ball better and striking it better as the match went on," Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski said.

"We did well in singles pushing three of the matches into third sets and also having control of court five. We will continue to play better and stronger outdoors as we continue this weekend. We are pumped for Louisiana on Saturday and then wrapping this trip up at No. 27 Tulane on Sunday," Kozlowski said.
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#20 Northwestern picked up a nice 6-1 win on Friday evening over #30 NC State. Northwestern took the doubles point and then won on every court in singles except at #2.

Ben Vandixhorn (Leeks Lim/Daily NU)
Despite the 6-1 score the match was actually fairly close with four of the six matches decided by a point here and there. NU's Strong Kirchheimer and Fedor Baev won the two matches that weren't very close as each won 6-2, 6-3 at #3 and #4. Ben Vandixhorn clinched the win after he put Northwestern up 4-0 with a 6-4, 7-6(7) win at #6 over Igor Saveljic. 

They played the remaining matches out, which I am a huge fan of, with NU's Konrad Zieba beating NC State's Nick Horton in a third set supertiebreak at #1, NU's Alp Horoz defeating NC State's Shoti Meparidze 7-5, 7-6 at #5, and NC State gettting is lone win from Simon Norenius at #2 with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Sam Shropshire.

Northwestern is back at it again on Sunday when it hosts #32 Vanderbilt and UIC while NC State heads to East Lansing to play Michigan State on Sunday

#20 Northwestern 6, #30 North Carolina State 1
Feb 19, 2016 at Evanston, Ill. (Combe Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #14 Konrad Zieba (NU 14.31) def. #53 Nick Horton (NCST 13.66) 6-4, 6-7, 1-0 (10-3)
2. #74 Simon Norenius (NCST 13.40) def. #57 Sam Shropshire (NU 13.77) 7-5, 7-5
3. #77 Strong Kirchheimer (NU 14.21) def. Thomas Weigel (NCST 13.56) 6-2, 6-3
4. Fedor Baev (NU 12.96) def. Ivan Saveljic (NCST 12.33) 6-2, 6-3
5. Alp Horoz (NU 13.13) def. Shoti Meparidze (NCST 12.40) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)
6. Ben Vandixhorn (NU 12.88) def. Igor Saveljic (NCST 12.74) 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)
Doubles competition
1. Fedor Baev/Strong Kirchheimer (NU) vs. Nick Horton/Simon Norenius (NCST) 5-4, unf.
2. Konrad Zieba/Sam Shropshire (NU) def. Igor Saveljic/Ivan Saveljic (NCST) 6-4
3. Alp Horoz/Mihir Kumar (NU) def. Thomas Weigel/Shoti Meparidze (NCST) 6-2
Match Notes:
North Carolina State 9-2; National ranking 
#30 Northwestern 8-1; National ranking #20
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (4,3,6,1,2,5) 
Official: John Coleman 
A-84

Post-Match Quotes from NU's recap
"The guys competed hard again tonight in every spot," head coach Arvid Swan said. "We played good doubles to start the match which helped going into singles."
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South Florida won a close doubles point after Roberto Cid and Ignacio Gonzalez Muniz came back from 5-3 down to beat South Carolina's Thomas Mayronne/Andrew Schafer 7-6(4).

Justin Roberts (Pic via Dave Knachel/Virginia Tech)
Cid made it 2-0 USF after he crushed Alex Fennell 6-1, 6-0 but South Carolina's Harrison O'Keefe answered with a 6-3, 6-3 win at #3 over USF's Sasha Gozun. Gonzalez-Muniz extended the USF lead to 3-1 with a 6-3, 6-2 win at #6 over Wood Benton and then Justin Roberts clinched it with a 7-6, 6-4 win at #4 over Andrew Schafer.

The other two matches were abandoned with the scored at even.

South Carolina will stay in Tampa for an extra day and play #17 San Diego while South Florida will be back on the courts on Sunday when it hosts San Diego.

#14 South Florida 4, #55 South Carolina 1
Feb 19, 2016 at Tampa, Florida (Varsity Tennis Courts)
Singles Competition
1. #7 Roberto Cid (USF 14.43) def. Alex Fennell (SC 13.25) 6-1, 6-0
2. Gabriel Friedrich (SC 13.84) vs. #26 Dominic Cotrone (USF 14.31) 6-4, 1-6, 1-1, unf.
3. Harrison O'Keefe (SC 13.69) def. Sasha Gozun (USF 13.56) 6-3, 6-3
4. Justin Roberts (USF 13.07) def. Andrew Schafer (SC 13.18) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 
5. Thomas Mayronne (SC 13.48) vs. Peter Bertran (USF 13.26) 3-6, 7-5, unf.
6. Ignacio Gonzalez Muniz (USF 13.37) def. Wood Benton (SC 12.71) 6-3, 6-2
Doubles Competition
1. Alex Fennell/Harrison O'Keefe (SC) vs. #40 Dominic Cotrone/Justin Roberts (USF) 5-5, unf.
2. Sasha Gozun/Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) def. Sam Swank/Gabriel Friedrich (SC) 6-3
3. Roberto Cid/Ignacio Gonzalez Muniz (USF) def. T Mayronne/Andrew Schafer (SC) 7-6 (7-4)
Match Notes:
South Carolina 5-5; National Ranking #55
South Florida Tennis 5-3; National Rankings #14
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (1,3,6,4)

Post-Match Quotes from USF's recap
"Justin has been putting in the work and doing the right things, and just hadn't gotten the results yet," head coach Matt Hill said.  "I think today was a great example of how he stayed with his game plan and it paid off for him. I think it'll help him a lot moving forward, he's playing great tennis and it's great to see him putting it together in the big moments now.

"It's big actually, because I've been losing the first set quite a bit," Cid said. "One of my goals today was to have a strong start, win the first couple games and just keep rolling. I think I did that, for sure, so I am happy, definitely, to win in straight sets.
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Daan Maasland (Pic via Taylor Wilder/The Daily Emerald)
In a matchup between top 50 teams it was all #37 Oregon as the Ducks blanked #50 Indiana 7-0. Oregon won the doubles point by picking up 6-4 wins at #2 and #3 but the teams would split first sets in singles. Oregon's Jayson Amos, Cormac Clissold, and Ethan Young-Smith each finished in straight sets at #3, #4, and #6 while Daan Maasland, Thomas Laurent, and Simon Stevens would come from behind to win in three-sets at #1, #2, and #5. #49 Daan Maasland won the matchup of ranked players as he defeated #45 Sam Montette 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 at #1.


All in all a very dominating performance from Oregon who now sits at 10-1. Oregon hosts #67 Boise State on Sunday while Indiana and Boise State will play today in Eugene.

#37 Oregon 7, #50 Indiana 0
February 19, 2016 at Eugene, Oregon (Varsity Tennis Courts)
Doubles Competition
1. #36 Amos/Soemarno (ORE) vs. Monette/Bednarczyk (IU) 4-4 unfinished
2. Maasland/Stevens (ORE) def. Salgado/Manji (IU) 6-4
3. Clissold/Laurent (ORE) def. Chris Essick/Elliott Yee (IU) 6-4
Singles Competition
1. #49 Daan Maasland (ORE 13.83) def. #45 Sam Monette (IU 13.87) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
2. Thomas Laurent (ORE 14.02) def. Daniel Bednarczyk (IU 13.10) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0
3. Jayson Amos (ORE 13.30) def. Matt McCoy (IU 12.83) 6-4, 6-0
4. Simon Stevens (ORE 13.47) def. Raheel Manji (IU 13.37) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
5. Cormac Clissold (ORE 13.15) def. Antonio Cembellin (IU 12.93) 6-1, 6-4
6. Ethan Young-Smith (ORE 12.32) def. Alfonso Salgado (IU 12.62) 6-3, 6-4
Match Notes:
Oregon 10-1; National Ranking #37
Indiana 4-4; National Ranking #50 
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (5,3,6,2,1,4)

Post-Match Quotes via Oregon's recap
Head Coach Nils Schyllander:
"There was a great crowd tonight and a great energy in the building. These guys showed that they have a lot of character and we all showed up tonight. It was a good complete-team effort.

Senior Daan Maasland on his three-set match:
"I didn't play too bad in the first set, but on a couple close points, I went too big and gave him easy points which led to him winning the set.  In the second set, I found my way and started to play more aggressive and more of my game. From when it was 1-1 in the second set, I stepped up and the points started going my way and my serve was better.
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The opening day of the Division 3 National Team Indoors in Cleveland saw both the #1 and #2 seeds get upset. The hosts, Case Western Reserve, beat the #1 seed Washington University (STL) 6-3 and Carnegie Mellon beat the #2 seed Pomona-Pitzer 5-4. If you'll notice when looking at the scores the doubles points are played to 8 and they also playing regular ad-scoring.

Get all the details over Division 3 Tennis plus the ITA's site.


#6 University of Chicago 6, #8 Trinity University (Tex.) 3
Feb 19, 2016 at Pepper Pike, Ohio
Singles competition
1. Paxton Deuel (TRINITY 12.68) def. Chua, Nicolas (UCM 12.27) 26, 76 (86), 64
2. Adam Krull (TRINITY 12.26) def. Kranz, Sven (UCM 12.31) 64, 61
3. Pei, Charlie (UCM 12.11) def. Wilson Lambeth (TRINITY 11.52) 64, 61
4. Leung, Peter (UCM 12.66) def. Matt Tyer (TRINITY 10.91) 62, 62
5. Liu, David (UCM 12.19) def. Chas Mayer (TRINITY 11.59) 36, 64, 62
6. Liu, Max (UCM 12.14) def. Clayton Niess (TRINITY 11.08) 76 (74), 46, 119
Doubles competition
1. Chua, Nicolas/Liu, David (UCM) def. Adam Krull/Matt Tyer (TRINITY) 8-3
2. Pei, Charlie/Leung, Peter (UCM) def. Paxton Deuel/Clayton Niess (TRINITY) 8-2
3. Eliot Guin/Wilson Lambeth (TRINITY) def. Zhang, Gordon/Kranz, Sven (UCM) 8-3
Match Notes
Trinity University (Tex.) 3-4 National ranking #8
University of Chicago 6-0 National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1) Singles (3,4,2,5,1,6)
Chicago is the #4 seed Trinity is the #5 seed


#14 Case Western Reserve Univ. 6, #3 Washington U. 3
Feb 19, 2016 at Pepper Pike, Ohio
Singles competition
1. CJ Krimbill (CWR 12.47) def. Jeremy Bush (WASHU 12.03) 63, 62
2. Johnny Wu (WASHU 12.22) def. James Fojtasek (CWR 11.42) 64, 63
3. Robert Stroup (CWR 10.79) def. Tyler Kratky (WASHU 11.96) 67 (57), 64, 63
4. John Carswell (WASHU 11.39) def. Louis Stuerke (CWR 11.13) 61, 60
5. Kevin Dong (CWR 10.58) def. Jake Klein (WASHU 11.28) 64, 63
6. Joshua Dughi (CWR 11.05) def. Shaun Berman (WASHU 12.10/80%) 62, 62
Doubles competition
1. CJ Krimbill/Louis Stuerke (CWR) def. Josh Cogan/Tyler Kratky (WASHU) 8-4
2. Jeremy Bush/Konrad Kozlowski (WASHU) def. Adam Collins/Freddy Daum (CWR) 9-7
3. James Fojtasek/Phil Gruber (CWR) def. Shaun Berman/Radha Vishbubhotla (WASHU) 8-3
Match Notes
Washington U. 2-1 National ranking #3
Case Western Reserve Univ. 2-0 National ranking #14
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2) Singles (4,1,5,6,2,3)
Wash U. is the #1 seed, CWRU is the #8 seed


#5 Emory University 8, #10 Kenyon College 1
Feb 19, 2016 at Pepper Pike, Ohio
Singles competition
1. Sam Geier (KEN 12.53) def. Rafe Mosetick (EU 13.01) 64, 62
2. Jonathan Jemison (EU 13.09) def. Michael Liu (KEN 11.63) 62, 62
3. Aman Manji (EU 12.26) def. Robert Turlington (KEN 11.49) 64, 46, 10-8
4. Adrien Bouchet (EU 11.90) def. Nicholas Paolucci (KEN 10.99) 46, 63, 11-9
5. Josh Goodman (EU 12.34) def. Tristan Kaye (KEN 9.89/20%) 60, 62
6. Andrew Harrington (EU 11.36) def. Mike Roberts (KEN 10.80/20%) 62, 62
Doubles competition
1. Scott Rubinstein/James Spaulding (EU) def. Sam Geier/Tristan Kaye (KEN) 8-6
2. Rafe Mosetick/Jonathan Jemison (EU) def. Nicholas Paolucci/Peter Hazlett (KEN) 8-1
3. David Omsky/Andrew Harrington (EU) def. Mike Roberts/Robert Turlington (KEN) 8-3
Match Notes
Kenyon College 1-4 National ranking #10
Emory University 2-2 National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1) Singles (5,1,2,4,6,3)
Emory is the #3 seed Kenyon is the #6 seed


#11 Carnegie Mellon University 5, #4 Pomona-Pitzer 4
Feb 19, 2016 at Pepper Pike, Ohio
Singles competition
1. Jake Yasgoor (PP 12.89) def. Abhishek Alla (CMU 12.64) 60, 60
2. Daniel Levine (CMU 12.13) def. Graham Maassen (PP 11.82) 64, 75
3. Kenny Zheng (CMU 11.40) def. Jonathan Kim (PP 12.00) 76 (74), 36, 75
4. Vayum Arora (CMU 11.64) def. Anthony Bello (PP 11.87) 46, 64, 63
5. Marko Mandic (PP 11.46) def. Kiril Kirkov (CMU 11.33) 61, 63
6. Josh Gearou (PP 19.71) def. Chaz Downing (CMU 10.75) 76 (97), 76 (72)
Doubles competition
1. Daniel Levine/Vayum Arora (CMU) def. Jonathan Kim/Graham Maassen (PP) 8-3
2. Marko Mandic/Spencer Simonides (PP) def. Jeffrey Chen/Kenny Zheng (CMU) 9-8 (9-7)
3. Abhishek Alla/Yuvraj Kumar (CMU) def. Anthony Bello/Jake Yasgoor (PP) 8-6
Match Notes
Carnegie Mellon University 5-2 National ranking #11
Pomona-Pitzer 1-2 National ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2) Singles (1,5,2,4,3,6)
Pomona-Pitzer is the #2 seed CMU is the #7 seed



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#9 Oklahoma State (10-1) vs. #14 South Florida (7-3) (Montgomery, AL) - 1:30pm est/12:30pm cst - Live Scoring - These teams were originally slotted in opposite ends of the draw at the Blue Gray but a last minute change was made and they'll end up facing each other in the semis. Oklahoma State is coming off a 4-0 win over Alabama in a match that could have finished 4-3 because the Tide led on each of the three remaining courts. South Florida was challenged by Boise State on Friday but still won it 4-0 and it probably would have finished 7-0 had it been played out.

South Florida loves playing outdoors while Oklahoma State is probably a little better indoors so I think that may help determine the outcome. Both teams have played great doubles this season so that should be a tightly contested point.

Doubles record: Oklahoma State 9-2, South Florida 8-2

Projected Singles Lineups (w UTR as of 2/27)
1. #75 Julian Cash (OSU 13.80) vs. #5 Roberto Cid (USF 14.50)
2. #115 Temur Ismailov (OSU 13.82) vs. #35 Dominic Cotrone USF 14.32)
3. #109 Arjun Kadhe (OSU 13.87) vs. Sasha Gozun (USF 13.53)
4. Lucas Gerch (OSU 13.58) vs. Justin Roberts (USF 13.12)
5. #123 Tristan Meraut (OSU 13.40) vs. Peter Bertran (USF 13.34)
6. Lukas Finzelberg (OSU 13.77) vs. Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz (USF 13.45)

I like South Florida in doubles and then look for the Bulls to pick up singles wins from Roberto Cid, Dominic Cotrone, and Peter Bertran at #1, #2, and #5 with Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz also ahead at #6. Oklahoma State's Arjun Kadhe and Lucas Gerch will pull through at #3 and #4 but it won't be enough. Prediction: South Florida 4-2


#4 UCLA (8-2) at #29 Stanford (5-5) - 4pm est/1pm pst - Live Scoring/Video - UCLA last played a week ago when it beat #62 UC Irvine 7-0 while Stanford is coming off a tough 5-2 loss to #13 USC. The teams split meetings last season with each winning on its home court. Stanford has dropped four in a row and is starting to reach a critical point in the season.  If the Cardinal doesn't get things turned around pretty soon it's going to end up on the wrong size of the NCAA tournament bubble.

Doubles record: UCLA 9-1, Stanford 7-3

Projected Singles Lineups (w UTR as of 2/27)
1. #19 Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA 14.91) vs. #4 Tom Fawcett (STAN 14.77)
2. #36 Martin Redlicki (UCLA 13.86) vs. #48 David Wilczynski (STAN 13.84)
3. #46 Gage Brymer (UCLA 14.10) vs. #102 Nolan Paige (STAN 13.35)
4. #94 Karue Sell (UCLA 14.34) vs. #114 Maciek Romanowicz (STAN 13.38)
5. Logan Staggs (UCLA 13.32) vs. #88 Sameer Kumar (STAN 13.99)
6. Joseph Di Giulio (UCLA 13.46) vs. Brandon Sutter (STAN 12.56)

Stanford had dropped the doubles point in three straight matches before it picked it up yesterday against USC. Stanford isn't going to beat UCLA without the doubles point though realistically it probably isn't going to win at all. I think UCLA is better in doubles plus it has a stronger top four and Di Giulio will be favored over Sutter at #6 if they get matched up. I'm going to take UCLA in doubles and Mackenzie McDonald, Martin Redlicki, Gage Brymer, Karue Sell, and Joseph Di Giulio in singles with Sameer Kumar picking up the lone point for the Cardinal. Three weeks ago I'd have said this was a pick'em or maybe would have leaned towards Stanford, but this Stanford team just hasn't figured out how to win the close matches....maybe they'll figure it out today but not likely. Prediction: UCLA 6-1



#2 Virginia (8-1) at #11 Illinois (6-4)
 - 7pm est/6pm cst - Live Scoring/Video - Virginia takes the court for the first time since losing to North Carolina 4-3 in the NTI finals two weeks ago while Illinois is coming off a 4-2 loss to Texas A&M last Sunday. I wouldn't be surprised to see each team make some small lineup adjustments. I could see Brian Boland moving Collin Altamirano up to #2 and J.C. Aragone up to #4. I also wouldn't be surprised to see Brad Dancer swap Aleks Vukic and Jared Hiltzik at #1 and #2. The crowd at Atkins was a little small for the Texas A&M match but I have a feeling the place will be buzzing tonight. Illinois is going to need all the help it can get to stay in this match so for its sake I hope the crowd makes a difference.

Doubles record: Virginia 8-1, Illinois 6-4

Projected Singles Lineups (w UTR as of 2/27)
1. #14 Ryan Shane (UVA 14.62) vs. #9 Aleks Vukic (ILL 14.34)
2. #29 Collin Altamirano (UVA 14.33) vs. #6 Jared Hiltzik (ILL 14.30)
3. #3 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (UVA 14.64) vs. #66 Aron Hiltzik (ILL 13.59)
4. #111 J.C. Aragone (UVA 13.87) vs. Julian Childers (ILL 13.48)
5. Mac Styslinger (UVA 13.90) vs. Alex Jesse (ILL 12.86)
6. Henrik Wiersholm (UVA 14.38) vs. Asher Hirsch (ILL 12.77)
O: Luca Corinteli (UVA 13.57); Brian Page (ILL 12.44), Aiden Jiang (ILL 12.50)

I like Virginia in doubles at all three spots though Illinois probably has the best chances at #1 and #3. I'm going to take the Illini's Aleks Vukic and Jared Hiltzik at #1 and #2 but Virginia is going to be too strong at #3 through #6 and will pull away to win it. Illinois's best formula for an upset would be to take the doubles point and get wins from Vukic, Jared Hiltzik, and Julian Childers - that's an awfully tough task against this deep Virginia team. Prediction: Virginia 5-2





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Man oh man what a day of tennis it was - we had some blowouts, some upsets, and some really big shockers. College tennis action was played outside in sunny skies, outside in windy conditions, and indoors in calm conditions. I'll start off with the match that I attended in Champaign-Urbana between #11 Illinois and #2 Virginia.

The temperature in C-U was in the mid-40s so there wasn't any doubt about whether the match would be played inside or outside. After having my complementary piece of pizza I walked into the Atkins Tennis Center and within the first 60 seconds I found out that Virginia would be playing without its #1 Ryan Shane. I talked with Ryan for a minute just before doubles and he said he's had a few things bothering him for a while and it was decided that it would be best to rest until he's back to 100%. He obviously wanted to be out there playing but at the same time he knew he needed to take care of his body so he could compete at the highest level in the later stages of the season. So Virginia had to retool two of its three doubles pairings and move everyone up a spot in the singles lineup.

Virginia's #2 doubles team of Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Mac Styslinger were moved up to #1 while Luca Corinteli, who normally plays at #1 with Shane, was matched up with J.C. Aragone at #2. Aragone normally plays with Collin Altamirano at #3 but Brian Boland decided to sit Altamirano and go with the Jonathan Cornish/Harrison Richmond duo at #3. Cornish and Richmond were 3-0 on the season so it's not like they'd never played together before.

Virginia's #3 team of Cornish and Richmond took their first break lead when they broke the Aiden Jiang serve from 15-40 to go 2-1. They'd get a hold for 3-1 before Julian Childers held and then he and Jiang broke to make it 3-3. Jiang held from 40-30 to make it 4-3 Illini but Cornish held quickly to tie it up at 4-4.

Illinois jumped out to the early break lead at #2 when J.C. Aragone double faulted on the deciding point and Aleks Vukic would follow suit with a love hold to put he and Aron Hiltzik up 2-0. UVA's Luca Corinteli would hold to make it 1-2 and then Aragone would hit a service return winner on the deciding point of Aron Hiltzik's serve to make it 2-2 (clip on left). After three more holds, Corinteli and Aragone went up 15-40 on Hiltzik's 3-4 service game but they couldn't get that last point and the Illini held to make it 4-4 (clip on right).



The match at #1 between Thai-Son Kwiatkowski/Mac Styslinger and Jared Hiltzk/Alex Jesse had a slew of break points early on but neither team could cash in. Styslinger came back from 30-40 down on his 1-1 service game and Kwiatkowski came back from 15-40 down to hold on his 2-2 service game. Jared Hiltzik fought off a break point on his opening service game and I'm pretty sure Alex Jesse faced at least one break point too.

All four matches would be tied at 4-4 but it wouldn't stay that way for long because Cornish and Richmond broke the Childers serve from 30-40 to go up 5-4. Harrison Richmond would serve it out at love to give Virginia the 6-4 win at #3. (Not the best angle)


Aleks Vukic and Aron Hiltzik broke Luca Coriniteli from 30-40 (clip on left) to go up 6-5 but Aron Hiltzik would be unable to serve it out and would be broke from 30-40 (clip on right) to send it to a tiebreak.


Corinteli and Aragone would go up 4-2 at the changeover, after Vukic pushed a volley long, and then a few points later they'd close out the 7-6(4) win to give Virginia the doubles point and early 1-0 lead.


The match at #1 was abandoned with Virginia leading 6-3 in the tiebreak. Virginia was up 6-2 but Kwiatkowski double faulted, on a foot fault, and before the next point could be played Virginia clinched it at #2.

The crowd of over 700 spread out for the singles point but dropping the doubles point didn't seem to take the air out of them or the team.

Virginia shifted everyone up a spot in the singles lineup with Luca Corinteli coming off the bench to play at #7 while Illinois switched up Jared Hiltzik and Vukic up top plus brought in Pablo Landa to play at #5.

Jared Hiltzik, Aron Hiltzik, and Pablo Landa jumped out to early break leads at 1, 3, and 5 while J.C. Aragone and Luca Corinteli went up breaks at 4 and 6.

Both Hiltzik brothers would take 6-2 opening sets with Aron (left) holding from 40-30 on an ace while Jared (right) broke from 15-40 when Altamirano put a forehand into the net.


Illinois redshirt freshman Pablo Landa jumped out to a 4-2 lead at #5 but Henrik Wiersholm took the next four games, including a break of Landa on the deciding point of his 4-5 service game, to take the opening set 6-4. 

Virginia junior Luca Corinteli went up 3-1 on Illinois freshman Asher Hirsch at #6 but Hirsch would break back and hold for 3-3. Corinteli would then hold, break, and hold again to take the set 6-3. 

Aleks Vukic and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski each had break opportunities throughout the first set at #2 but neither could convert and it'd go to a tiebreak. The clip on the left is Vukic holding on the deciding point for 6-5 and then on the right Kwiatkowski holds from 40-15 to make it 6-6. 


The tiebreak was all one-way traffic as Vukic took it 7-0 - point on the left puts Vukic up 4-0 and the one on the right makes it 7-0.


The match at #4 between J.C. Aragone and Julian Childers would also go to a tiebreak after Childers held on the deciding point to make it 6-6. Aragone got a couple of early mini breaks and put the hammer down and cruised to a 7-0 tiebreak. The point on the left put Aragone up 5-0 and then he made finished it out on the right.


So after an hour of singles play each team had three first sets with Illinois leading at 1, 2, and 3 while Virginia led at 4, 5, and 6.

Jared Hiltzik would put the Illini on the board with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Collin Altamirano at #1 in a match that took 1 hour and 10 minutes.


Roughly 15 minutes later Henrik Wiersholm would put Virginia back ahead after the Virginia sophomore defeated Pablo Landa 6-4, 6-2 at #5. Wiersholm jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second set before Landa broke and held to make it 2-2. Wiersholm would hold and then break from 15-40 to go up 4-2 and then he'd hit an ace on the deciding point to make it 5-2. Wiersholm went up 15-40 on Landa's 2-5 service game but Landa would get it back to the deciding point with a pair of thumping forehands. Landa would double fault on the deciding point to end it (clip below).


The action was really starting to heat up as three of the four remaining matches were into a third set plus Aragone and Childers were going toe-to-toe in the second set at #4.

Illinois sophomore Aron Hiltzik dropped the second set to Mac Styslinger at #3 but Hiltzik would break Styslinger to start the third set and then hold on the deciding point (left) to go up 2-0. Hiltzik would have two break points on Styslinger's 0-2 service game but Mac fought them off (right) to hold for 1-2.


Styslinger would break at love to make it 2-2 and then hold to go up 3-2. Hiltzik held for 3-3 then broke on the deciding point to go up 4-3 (left). Hiltzik held from 40-15 to go up 5-3 (right) before Mac held to make 5-4.


I wanted to stay and get a good angle of Hiltzik's match point but Vukic was serving for the match at #2 and it looked like he was going to finish first so I started going back and forth between the two courts. Vukic was serving up 5-1, 40-30 in the third but Kwiatkowski broke to stay in it. Seconds later Aron Hiltzik would hold from 40-15 to close out Mac Styslinger 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.


The match was tied at 2-2 but all three remaining matches were nearing the finish line. Vukic had three match points on Kwiatkowski at 15-40, Aragone had a match point up 7-6 on Childers, and Hirsch had two match points up 5-4, 40-30. I started taping Hirsch's court but when it went to the deciding point I panned over and caught Aragone's match point and then tried to catch the 15-40 point at #2. In the middle of the point I went back over and caught the end of Hirsch clinching but the Illinois twitter clip shows it better.

So amidst all the hoopla it was now tied at 3-3 and Vukic still had two more match points on the Kwiatkowski serve. I'll let the video take it away:


Illinois wins it was 4-3 in dramatic fashion and the celebration continued on.


Notes - the third set of the Hirsch/Corinteli match was an absolute break-fest. Hirsch broke go to up 1-0 then Corinteli broke on the deciding point to make it 1-1. Hirsch broke from 30-40 to go up 2-1 but Corinteli broke back at love to make it 2-2. Each player held to make it 3-3 then Hirsch broke for 4-3. Corinteli broke on the deciding point to make it 4-4 but Hirsch broke back for 5-4. Hirsch finally held on the deciding point to win it 6-4.

Below are post-match interviews with Brad Dancer and Aleks Vukic via Illinois and down below the box score is the audio of the interview that I did with Brad.



#11 Illinois 4, #2 Virginia 3
February 27, 2016 at Urbana, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #11 Jared Hiltzik (ILL 14.30) def. #29 Collin Altamirano (VA 14.33) 6-2, 6-3
2. #9 Aleks Vukic (ILL 14.34) def. #3 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (VA 14.64) 7-6 (7-0), 3-6, 6-3
3. #66 Aron Hiltzik (ILL 13.59) def. Mac Styslinger (VA 13.90) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
4. #111 J.C. Aragone (VA 13.87) def. Julian Childers (ILL 13.48) 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (8-6)
5. Henrik Wiersholm (VA 14.38) def. Pablo Landa (ILL 12.21) 6-4, 6-2
6. Asher Hirsch (ILL 12.77) def. Luca Corinteli (VA 13.57) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Jared Hiltzik/Alex Jesse (ILL) vs. #6 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski/Mac Styslinger (VA) 6-6, unfinished
2. Luca Corinteli/J.C. Aragone (VA) def. Aleks Vukic/Aron Hiltzik (ILL) 7-6 (7-4)
3. Harrison Richmond/Jonathan Cornish (VA) def. Julian Childers/Pengxuan Jiang (ILL) 6-4
Match Notes:
Virginia 8-2; National ranking #2
Illinois 7-4; National ranking #11
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (1,5,3,4,6,2)
Official: Doug Rice T-2:37 A-712


Post-Match Quotes from Illinois's recap:
"We have a group of guys that work so hard and I'm really happy for them and proud of them," head coach Brad Dancer said. "I give Virginia a lot of credit. Our crowd is amazing here and it's a really tough place to play. They came in here and fought extremely hard, fighting us tooth and nail. All of our guys were tough today and that's what I'm proud of."

Post-Match Quotes from Virginia's recap:
"I was really pleased with the opportunity to play tonight in a great environment and thought it was great to deal with the adversity we did, said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. "I was also pleased with the team, they really left it all out there on the court tonight. We came up a little short, but I like where we are at in this point of the season. I think the players have really bought in to what we are doing and how we are doing it. I'm excited about what is to come. Hopefully we can get back to work in a couple of days and get ready for another tough trip coming up.

"Ryan has been nursing an injury for a week or so and I chose to keep him out of the lineup, Boland said. "Typical of Ryan, he was ready and willing to play, but for the sake of the long term and the process, I thought it was better to keep him out today and I feel that was the right decision.
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While Illinois's upset over #2 Virginia was huge I don't think it was nearly as big as #26 Texas going into Winston-Salem and beating #5 Wake Forest.

Texas was just 6-5 going into the match with losses to a pair of schools outside the top 25 while Wake Forest had a program high ranking of #5 and had looked good in just about every match they'd played so far.

This one was played outdoors and it seemed rather windy, at least during the portions I saw on the live stream.

Texas picked up the doubles point with wins at #2 and #3 but Wake Forest bounced back in singles and took four opening sets while Texas managed just two.

Christian Seraphim tied the match at 1-1 with a quick 6-2, 6-1 win over Julian Zlobinksy at #6 and Dennis Uspensky put Wake ahead with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Michael Riechmann at #5. Uspensky actually trailed 5-2 in the second set before winning five straight to close it out.

Skander Mansouri made it 3-1 Deacs after coming from a set behind to beat Harrison Scott 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 at #2 so Wake just need one of the three remaining courts.

Texas's George Goldhoff pulled off the upset at #1 by defeating highly touted Wake Forest freshman Petro Chrysochos 6-2, 5-7, 7-6(5) in a match where Goldhoff was serving 4-4, 0-40 in the third.

Texas sophomore Adrian Ortiz tied it at 3-3 with a come from behind 3-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(3) win over Wake senior Romain Bogarets.

Rodrigo Banzer (TexasSports)
In the last match on court it'd be Texas freshman Rodrigo Banzer coming from behind as well to beat Wake senior Jon Ho 6-7(4), 7-5, 7-6(4).

Texas won the last three matches in third set tiebreaks and they did it on the road - unbelievable.

#26 Texas 4, #5 Wake Forest 3
Feb 27, 2016 at Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Complex) 
Singles competition
1. George Goldhoff (UT 13.61) def. #34 Petros Chrysochos (WF 14.10) 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)
2. #25 Skander Mansouri (WF 14.31) def. Harrison Scott (UT 13.67) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
3. Adrian Ortiz (UT 13.78) def. #113 Romain Bogaerts (WF 13.93) 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-3)
4. Rodrigo Banzer (UT 13.43) def. Jon Ho (WF 14.04) 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
5. Dennis Uspensky (WF 13.41) def. Michael Riechmann (UT 13.04) 6-3, 7-5
6. Christian Seraphim (WF 13.55) def. Julian Zlobinsky (UT 12.90) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #21 Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF) def. #44 Adrian Ortiz/M Riechmann (UT) 6-2
2. Julian Zlobinsky/George Goldhoff (UT) def. Petros Chrysochos/Jon Ho (WF) 6-4
3. Harrison Scott/John Mee (UT) def. Romain Bogaerts/Dennis Uspensky (WF) 6-3
Match Notes
Texas 7-5 (0-0 Big 12); National ranking #26
Wake Forest 9-3 (0-0 ACC); National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,5,2,1,3,4)
T-3:45 A-265

Post-Match Quotes from Texas's recap
"It was an amazing effort to win this match," said 16th-year head coach Michael Center.  "Wake Forest is a legitimate national title-contending team.  To come out here and beat them on its home courts and win three matches 7-6 in the third (sets)it just takes a lot of resiliency and competitiveness to do that.  We hung around and hung around and got the job done in the end.  It was just a great team effort."  

"George was in control to win the match in straight sets, but it got away," Center said.  "He was serving 4-all, love-40 in the third set, but he managed to get back in it and force a tiebreaker.  He continued to compete with tremendous effort against one of the best players, certainly one of the best freshmen in the country." 

"All eyes turned to Rodrigo at that point, and this was a first-semester freshman in Rodrigo playing a senior who has beaten us in the past," Center said.  "Rodrigo just played tough and aggressive, and he committed to what he has been doing so well.  He handled his nerves and got the win." 

"It was just one of those days where we were fighting and competing, and in the end we looked up and saw, 'Wow, we've got it.,' Center said.  "I can't give the guys enough credit. Wake Forest is really good just a very, very talented team."
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Stanford was back at it on Saturday afternoon playing Pac-12 rival #4 UCLA less than 24 hours after the Cardinal played USC. Just as it had done against USC, Stanford managed to take the doubles point after picking up wins at #2 and #3.

Each team would pick up three first sets with Mackenzie McDonald, Karue Sell, and Logan Staggs taking them for UCLA at 1, 4, and 5 while Stanford got first sets from David Wilczynski, Nolan Paige, and Michael Genender at 2, 3, and 6.

UCLA's Karue Sell was off the court in just under an hour with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Sameer Kumar at #4 and then roughly 20 minutes later Mackenzie McDonald made it 2-1 Bruins when he defeated Tom Fawcett 6-3, 7-5 at #1 singles. Here are some highlights of that match via JayK1225's Youtube page:


Martin Redlicki put UCLA ahead 3-1 with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 win over David Wilczynski at #2 but Stanford wouldn't go away quietly. Michael Genender returned after sitting out yesterday and rolled over Joseph Di Giulio 6-1, 6-4 at #6. Nolan Paige earned a nice 7-5, 6-4 win over Gage Brymer at #3 though it took a little longer for Paige to close it out after he led 4-1 in the second. Brymer held for 2-4, then came back from 15-40 down to break for 3-4, and then held again to make it 4-4. Paige finally righted the ship and held and then broke Brymer to close it out.

The final match on court was at #5 between UCLA sophomore, and recent Northwestern transfer, Logan Staggs and Stanford senior Maciek Romanowicz. Staggs had dropped four of his previous five while Romanowicz had won four of his previous five. Staggs got the upper hand early on by taking the opening set 6-4 then he'd break Romanowicz to go up 5-3 in the second. Staggs went up 40-30 but Romanowicz hit a nice backhand overhead to bring up the deciding point. Staggs was in control of the deciding point but a slice brought Romanowicz to the net. Romanowicz was in position to hit the volley but Staggs put a little too much spin on his backhand and Romanowicz went into the net and that it. Here are highlights of the finish of the match courtesy of JayK



#4 UCLA 4, #29 Stanford 3
February 27, 2016 at Palo Alto, California (Taube Family Tennis Stadium)
Doubles competition
1) No. 3 McDonald/Redlicki (UCLA) d. Fawcett/Romanowicz (STAN) 6-3
2) Paige/Wilczynski (STAN) d. Di Giulio/Sell (UCLA) 6-4
3) Goldberg/Kumar (STAN) d. Brymer/Maxime Cressy 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2
Singles competition
1) No. 19 Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA 14.91) d. No. 4 Tom Fawcett (STAN 14.77) 6-3, 7-5
2) No. 36 Martin Redlicki (UCLA 13.86) d. No. 48 David Wilczynski (STAN 13.84) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
3) No. 102 Nolan Paige (STAN 13.35) d. No. 46 Gage Brymer (UCLA 14.10) 7-5, 6-4
4) No. 94 Karue Sell (UCLA 14.34) d. No. 88 Sameer Kumar (STAN 13.99) 6-2, 6-2
5) Logan Staggs (UCLA 13.32) d. No. 114 Maciek Romanowicz (STAN 13.38) 6-4, 6-3
6) No. 112 Michael Genender (STAN 13.38) d. Joseph Di Giulio (UCLA 13.46) 6-1, 6-4
Match Notes:
UCLA 9-2; National ranking #4
Stanford 5-6; National ranking #29
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,1,2,3,6,5)

Post-Match Quote from UCLA's recap
"My match was a back-and-forth battle, said Staggs.  "We weren't playing great.  But the fact that the match came down to me was a great feeling, especially because it's my first year as a Bruin.

Post-Match Quotes from The Daily Stanford's recap by Alexa Corse
"I told the guys, We just can't seem to get our offense, defense and special teams going all at the same time,' said head coach Paul Goldstein of the team's struggle to display consistency and collect the four points needed from throughout the lineup in order to clinch a dual match victory.

"Nolan and Michael, who have really had challenges so far this year, had their best day today, Goldstein said. "We have other guys who have been phenomenal for us pretty consistently, but none of them had their day today.

"I feel so bad for the guys, said Goldstein. "In everyone one of the matches, we have chances. It's a testament to the guys, they keep working very hard.


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#9 Oklahoma State picked up its second top 15 win of the season after it beat #14 South Florida 4-1. It looked South Florida would claim the doubles point after picking up a 6-0 win at #3 and leading 4-1 at #1 and 4-2 at #2. Oklahoma State's Arjun Kadhe and Julian Cash won the next five games at #1 to take it 6-4 and then its #2 team of Temur Ismailov and Lucas Gerch got the match back on serve and then won the tiebreak 7-0 to give the Cowboys the early 1-0 lead.

South Florida's Dominic Cotrone, its #2 singles player, didn't play (reasons unknown) so everyone from #3 to #7 had to shift up a spot in the lineup.

Oklahoma State's Lukas Finzelberg made it 2-0 Pokes with a double bagel win over Everth Dzib at #6. It was Dzib's first dual-match of the season and he was only in the lineup due to both Cotrone (14.32) and usual #6 Vadym Kalyuzyhnyy (13.31) sitting out.

Arjun Kadhe (Oklahoma State)
Cowboy freshman Temur Ismailov made it 3-0 with a sound 6-3, 6-3 win over Sasha Gozun at #2.

South Florida senior Roberto Cid gave the Bulls its only point with a a 6-4, 6-3 win over Julian Cash 6-4, 6-3 at #1.

Arjun Kadhe would clinch the win with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Justin Roberts at #4 and Oklahoma State would finish the weekend in Montgomery as the only undefeated team of the six participants.

Due to the number of teams playing this year, six as opposed to eight, the official Blue Gray Championship came down to just doubles between Oklahoma State and Alabama. They played 8-game pro sets with Alabama's Korey Lovett/Mazen Osama winning 8-6 at #1 while its #3 team of Matthew Rossouw/Spencer Richeyended won 8-5. Since singles was not played it does NOT go in the record books as an official match.

#9 Oklahoma State 4, #14 South Florida 1 
February 27, 2016 | Lagoon Park Tennis Center | Blue Gray Classic
Doubles competition
C1: No. 15 Kadhe/Cash (OSU) def. No. 46 Cotrone/Roberts (USF), 6-4
C2: Ismailov/Gerch (OSU) def. Gozun/Bertran (USF), 7-6(0)
C3: Cid/Gonzalez (USF) def. Mendoza/Finzelberg (OSU), 6-0
Singles competition
C1: No. 5 Roberto Cid (USF 14.50) def. No. 75 Julian Cash (OSU 13.80), 6-4, 6-3
C2: No. 115 Temur Ismailov (OSU 13.82) def. Sasha Gozun (USF 13.53), 6-3, 6-3
C3: No. 109 Arjun Kadhe (OSU 13.87) def. Justin Roberts (USF 13.12), 6-2, 7-5
C4: Lucas Gerch (OSU 13.58) vs. Peter Bertran (USF 13.34), 6-4, 5-4 unf.  
C5: Tristan Meraut (OSU 13.40) vs. Ignacio Gonzalez (USF 13.45), 7-6(4), 1-2 unf.
C6: Lukas Finzelberg (OSU 13.77) def. Everth Dzib (USF 12.49), 6-0, 6-0 
Match Notes:
Oklahoma State 11-1; National ranking #9
South Florida 7-4; National ranking #14
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,2,1,3)

Post-Match Quotes from Oklahoma State's recap
"The doubles point was an unbelievable comeback and it was huge for me and Julian (Cash) because we were down 4-1 at one point," junior Arjun Kadhe said.

"My singles match was very tough, but I managed to stay on top of my game and stayed confident as the match went on," Kadhe said. "It was nice to clinch for the team and it was a great week for the team because everyone played solid."
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Baylor had dropped four of its previous five but the Bears got back into the win column on Saturday with a 4-0 win over #17 Memphis.

The doubles point was decided in a pair of tiebreaks with Baylor just needing one of the two. BU's #2 team of Felipe Rios and Will Little clinched the point with a 7-6(6) win over Ryan Peniston and Felix Rauch.

Baylor picked up five first sets and Julian Lenz, Felipe Rios, and Jimmy Bendeck each finished in straights to give the Bears a rather routine win over a top 20 Memphis team.



#34 Baylor 4, #17 Memphis 0
Feb 27, 2016 at Waco, Texas (Hurd Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #26 Julian Lenz (BU 14.64) def. #57 Ryan Peniston (MEMPHIS 14.11) 6-4, 6-2
2. Andrew Watson (MEMPHIS 13.86) vs. #62 Max Tchoutakian (BU 13.93) 7-6, 4-2. 
3. #122 Felipe Rios (BU 14.09) def. Kai Lemke (MEMPHIS 13.47) 6-3, 6-3
4. Will Little (BU 13.49) vs. Chris Patzanovsky (MEMPHIS 13.08) 6-4, 6-5, unf.
5. Jimmy Bendeck (BU 13.32) def. Felix Rauch (MEMPHIS 12.69) 6-4, 6-4
6. Tommy Podvinski (BU 11.80) vs. Shakeel Manji (MEMPHIS 12.39) 6-3, 5-5, unf.
Doubles competition
1. Julian Lenz/Jimmy Bendeck (BU) def. Louis Asser/Kai Lemke (MEMPHIS) 6-4
2. Felipe Rios/Will Little (BU) def. Ryan Peniston/Felix Rauch (MEMPHIS) 7-6 (8-6)
3. Andrew Watson/Shakeel Manji (MEMPHIS) def. M Tchoutakian/T Podvinski (BU) 7-6 (7-4)
Match Notes
Memphis 7-3; National ranking #17
Baylor 7-4; National ranking #34
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,1,5)

Post-Match Quotes from Baylor's recap
TOP QUOTE #1 - "We've improved. I think that's the biggest news. You look at where we are now compared to where we were three to four weeks ago, it's a massive difference. I'm really proud of the guys. They've worked hard. They're really pushing themselves in practice, and you can see the benefits of it." --head coach Matt Knoll on the win

TOP QUOTE #2 - "We're really playing at a whole different level than we were when we played here at home before we were headed to the National Indoor. I'm excited about what's coming up next. I think this team's got a bright future." --Knoll on the team's improvement
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What was expected to be a close one turned into a Gator runaway as Florida steamrolled instate rival Florida State 7-0. Florida State looked like it might pull out the doubles point after winning 6-1 at #1 and leading 5-3 at #2 but Florida's Maxx Lipman and Elliott Orkin fought back to win the final four games to take it 7-5. Florida clinched the doubles point when Alfredo Perez and Chase Perez-Blanco won 6-4 at #3.

The teams split first sets with Florida's Diego Hidalgo, Gordon Watson, and McClain Kessler each winning in straight sets to give Florida the win. They played the remaining three matches out and Florida would take all three with Elliott Orkin, Chase Perez-Blanco, and Alfredo Perez each winning in a third set supertiebreak to finish off the 7-0 win.



#41 Florida 7, #35 Florida State 0
February 27, 2016 Ring Tennis Complex, Gainesville, Fla.
Singles competition
1. #50 Diego Hidalgo (UF) def. #16 Benjamin Lock (FSU), 6-3, 6-4
2. #22 Elliott Orkin (UF) def. #85 Marco Nunez (FSU), 6-7 (5), 6-1, 1-0 (4)
3. #30 Chase Perez-Blanco (UF) def. Michael Rinaldi (FSU), 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (3)
4. #77 Alfredo Perez (UF) def. Aziz Dougaz (FSU), 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (8)
5. Gordon Watson (UF) def. Terrance Whitehurst (FSU), 6-1, 6-4
6. McClain Kessler (UF) def. Jose Gracia (FSU), 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Lock/Nunez (FSU) def. #1 Hidalgo/Watson (UF), 6-1
2. #32 Maxx Lipman/Orkin (UF) def. Dougaz/Rinaldi (FSU), 7-5
3. Perez/Perez-Blanco (UF) def. Gracia/Whitehurst (FSU), 6-4
Match Notes
Florida 5-3; National ranking #41
Florida State 8-3; National ranking #35
Order of Finish Singles: 6,5,1,4,3,2; Doubles: 1,2,3
Attendance: 537  

Post-Match Quotes from Florida's recap
Head Coach Bryan Shelton  - On the Gators' sweep of FSU today 
"It was a great day. I was really anxious to see how our guys would respond after a tough loss to Ohio State and how they would react to a tough Florida State team that came in here with a lot of energy and would be well-prepared. They are a talented group. I was really anxious to see what our guys would bring. I was really pleased with what I saw.

Getting down in the doubles early and then finding a way to hang in there long enough to turn it in our favor was huge. We have a lot of respect for how Florida State plays doubles. We knew that was going to be one of the toughest points of the day. It certainly was. To get that point with Maxx Lipman making some plays at the end of the set was huge. Also, Alfredo making some huge plays at the end of the set at No. 3 doubles to clinch the doubles for us. It was pretty sweet.

I thought we got off to a pretty good start in singles. Our guys were certainly motivated and a little bit nervous. We played through the nerves and through the tough patches out there in the singles and were able to secure wins on every court."  

Sophomore Chase Perez-Blanco - On the doubles play this afternoon 
"It was a lot of fun. The energy was high. You could feel the crowd getting into it. Alfredo was playing some really good tennis. He saved me a couple times there. It was a lot of fun."

Post-Match Quotes from FSU's recap
Head coach Dwayne Hultquist: "We were in position to grab the doubles point and let it slip away. We did a good job bouncing back in singles, taking three first sets and actually having some other opportunities to get even more. Florida did a good job of closing it out the three matches they won the first set on and coming from behind on the other courts.

On Lock and Nunez's win over the No. 1 doubles team:
"They beat them last year and have played well this spring and are still undefeated in the spring. Ben and Marco are one of the better teams in the country.

Senior Benjamin Lock:
"It was a good win for Marco and myself. We have been playing quality doubles this spring and Marco has been clutch on the big points. We really don't focus on our opponents that much, we have a certain style that we play and we just try and give our best effort each match to help the team win the doubles point. We beat this Florida team last year, but to beat the No. 1 team in the nation was pretty cool and we were happy about it.


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In an under the radar top 20 clash out in La Jolla it was #5 Oklahoma State edging #18 Cal 4-3. Oklahoma State took the doubles pint with 6-3 wins at #1 and #3 but Cal came back strong in singles and took four opening sets.

Oklahoma State only took two first sets in singles but both Julian Cash and Lukas Finzelberg managed to finish in straight sets. Cash upset the ITA #7 Andre Goransson 6-3, 6-2 at #1 while Finzelberg got the best of J.T. Nishimura 6-4, 6-3 at #6. Oklahoma State's lead was now 3-0 but it'd be a while before they could find its fourth point because Cal was in control on each of the remaining four courts.

Lucas Gerch (OkState.com)
Oskar Wikberg gave Cal its first point with a 6-3, 6-4 win at #5 and then a while later Florian Lakat rang up a 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 win over Temur Ismailov at #2. Billy Griffith evened the match at 3-3 with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Arjun Kadhe at #3 so it'd all come down to #4.

Cal's Filip Bergevi came into the match riding a seven-match winning streak and in fact he hadn't dropped a set all year (hadn't even dropped more than 4 games in a set). Bergevi took the first set over Lucas Gerch 6-3 and then had a match point in the second set tiebreak but Gerch managed to take the tiebreak 10-8 to send it to a third set. Gerch got a late break in the third and then served it out for the 3-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 win.

#5 Oklahoma State 4, #18 Cal 3
March 3, 2016, in La Jolla, Calif. La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
Doubles competition
1. No. 15 Julian Cash/Arjun Kadhe (OSU) def. Filip Bergevi/Florian Lakat (Cal) 6-3
2. Andre Goransson/Billy Griffith (Cal) vs. Temur Ismailov/Lucas Gerch (OSU) 4-3 Abandoned
3. Lukas Finzelberg/Jurence Mendoza (OSU) def. J.T. Nishimura/Oskar Wikberg (Cal) 6-3
Singles competition
1. No. 75 Julian Cash (OSU 13.84) def. No. 7 Andre Goransson (Cal 14.31) 6-3, 6-2
2. No. 47 Florian Lakat (Cal 13.97) def. No. 115 Temur Ismailov (OSU 13.79) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
3. No. 28 Billy Griffith (Cal 14.11) def. No. 109 Arjun Kadhe (OSU 14.07) 7-5, 7-5
4. Lucas Gerch (OSU 13.59) def. No. 117 Filip Bergevi (Cal 14.24) 3-6, 7-6(8), 6-4
5. No. 52 Oskar Wikberg (Cal 13.77) def. Tristan Meraut (OSU 13.42) 6-3, 6-4
6. Lukas Finzelberg (OSU 13.85) def. J.T. Nishimura (Cal 13.53) 6-4, 6-3
Match Notes
Oklahoma State 12-1; National Ranking #5
Cal 6-2; National Ranking #18
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (1,6,5,2,3,4)

Post-Match Quotes from OkSt's recap
"We knew Cal was one of the top teams in the country and it was going to be a battle," coach Jay Udwadia said. "It was a seesaw match right up to the end. I give a lot of credit to our team for competing so well and it was a great job by Gerch to close out the match."

"I think winning the doubles point was huge and really helped us win this match," Gerch said.

"I took some great momentum from doubles," Cash said. "I knew I had to play well today and that's what I did. I stuck to my game plan and kept focus on what I had to do."

"I played a little bit defensive in the first set, but fought back and played more aggressive in the second and third," Gerch said. "It was a really tight match and Cal is a really good team."

Post-Match Quotes from Cal's recap
"We came out slowly and lost the doubles point but stormed back to win the first set on four courts, Cal head coach Peter Wright said. "We had a match point in the second set of No. 4 singles, and that ended up being the deciding match.

"Credit Oklahoma State for solid play throughout the match. We played well today, and it's clear that we need to continue working hard so we can be one of the teams battling to make a significant impact in conference play and the NCAA championships.
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Other Thursday Scores:
Loyola Marymount def. #72 Arizona 4-3 - LMU recap
#37 Stanford def. #29 Rice 4-1 - Stanford recap
#65 Cornell def. #58 Indiana 4-3 - Cornell recap
#19 Michigan def. Miami (FL) 4-3 - Michigan recap
Pepperdine def. San Diego State 6-1 - Pepperdine recap
#55 Wisconsin def. Illinois State 5-2 - Wisconsin recap
UC Davis def. Villanova 7-0 - UC Davis recap
#75 Cal Poly def. Sacramento State 7-0 - Cal Poly recap
#41 Notre Dame def. Boston College 7-0 - Notre Dame recap





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Friday and Saturday brought us a ton of upsets but things leveled out on Sunday with most higher ranked teams holding court and getting the win.

Florida State capped off a nice weekend by defeating No. 66 Duke 5-2. The Seminoles claimed the doubles point by sweeping all three courts and then it took four opening sets in singles.

Friday night's hero, Marco Nunez, was first off the court with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Vincent Lin at No. 2 and his teammate Jose Gracia would put the Noles up 3-0 with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Ryan Dickerson at No. 5.

Duke got back in it after TJ Pura came from behind to beat Aziz Dougaz 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4 and Josh Levine also came back from a set down to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 at No. 6.

Duke's Nicolas Alvarez and Catalin Mateas each had a set lead at No. 1 and No. 3 but neither would be able to close their match out.

FSU's Michael Rinaldi clinched the match for the Seminoles with a 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 win over Mateas at No. 3 and to top it off Benjamin Lock beat Alvarez 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 at No. 1. Rinaldi broke Mateas's 3-3 service game to go up 4-3 and then held for 5-3 and broke again to close it out.


#51 Florida State 5, #66 Duke 2
March 13, 2016 at Tallahassee, Fla. (Scott Speicher Tennis Center) 
Doubles competition
1. #26 Benjamin Lock/Marco Nunez (FS) def. Nicolas Alvarez/Vincent Lin (DU) 6-1
2. Aziz Dougaz/Michael Rinaldi (FS) def. Jason Lapidus/Daniel McCall (DU) 6-4
3. Jose Gracia/Terrance Whitehurst (FS) def. Ryan Dickerson/Josh Levine (DU) 6-3
Singles competition
1. #30 Benjamin Lock (FS) def. #20 Nicolas Alvarez (DU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
2. #97 Marco Nunez (FS) def. Vincent Lin (DU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Michael Rinaldi (FS) def. Catalin Mateas (DU) 5-7, 7-5, 6-3
4. TJ Pura (DU) def. Aziz Dougaz (FS) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
5. Jose Gracia (FS) def. Ryan Dickerson (DU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Josh Levine (DU) def. Terrance Whitehurst (FS) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 
Match Notes:
Duke 7-8, 1-2 ACC; National ranking #66
Florida State 11-4, 2-1 ACC; National ranking #51
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,5,4,6,3,1)
T-3:27 A-123
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Wisconsin improved to 11-1 with a tough 4-3 win on the road at No. 36 Drake. Drake won the doubles point by winning 6-3 at No. 1 and 6-2 at No. 3 but Wisconsin turned it around in singles by taking five opening sets.

Josef Dodridge (Pic via David Stluka/UW Badgers)
Badger freshman Osgar O'Hoisin was first off the court with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Calum MacGeoch at No. 4 and a short while later sophomore Jose Cararnza joined him on the sidelines after defeating Ben Stride 7-5, 6-2 at No. 5.

Wisconsin sophomore Lamar Remy extended the Badger lead to 3-1 with a 6-4, 7-6 win over Bayo Philips at No. 3 but Drake freshman Ben Clark cut it to 3-2 after defeating John Zordani 0-6, 6-4, 7-6(3) at No. 6.

Wisconsin sophomore Josef Dodridge would come back from a set down to clinch the match with a 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 win over Ben Lott at No. 1. The remaining match at No. 2 was declared a Drake win even though it was tied at 3-3 in the third - most likely because Wisconsin was ready to hit the road back home.

#49 Wisconsin 4, #36 Drake 3
Mar 13, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. Dodridge,Josef (WIS) def. Lott, Ben (DU) 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3
2. Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Kokorev,Alexander (WIS) 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1), 3-3, retired
3. Remy,Lamar (WIS) def. Philips, Bayo (DU) 6-4, 7-6
4. O'Hoisin,Osgar (WIS) def. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) 6-3, 6-4
5. Carranza,Jose (WIS) def. Stride, Ben (DU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Clark, Ben (DU) def. Zordani,John (WIS) 0-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3)
Doubles competition
1. #73 Lott, Ben/Wood, Ben (DU) def. Remy,Lamar/Dodridge,Josef (WIS) 6-3
2. Gillespie, Vinny/MacGeoch, Calum (DU) vs. Carranza,Jose/Jalolov,Jakhongir (WIS) 4-4, unf
3. Stride, Ben/Philips, Bayo (DU) def. O'Hoisin,Osgar/Zordani,John (WIS) 6-2
Match Notes
Wisconsin 11-1; National Ranking #49
Drake 12-6; National Ranking #36
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,5,3,6,1,2)

Post-Match Quotes from Wisconsin's recap
"What a tough, hard-earned win for our team, head coach Danny Westerman said. "We have been talking about getting tougher with every match this season, and we put together a complete effort all the way down the lineup today."

"It's very hard to beat good teams on the road, said Westerman. "But the boys absolutely deserved it today.
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Oklahoma State won its ninth match in a row with a 4-1 win over No. 47 Iowa. The Cowboys took the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 and then claimed four opening sets. 

Lucas Gerch put Okie State up 2-0 after barely breaking a sweat in a 6-0, 6-0 win over Josh Silverstein at No. 3. Iowa's Lefteris Theodorou trimmed the lead to 2-1 with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Julian Cash at No. 1 but Okie State was just too good in the other spots. 

Jurence Mendoza defeated Jake Jacoby 6-2, 6-2 at No. 6 and Arjun Kadhe clinched the team win by knocking off Dominic Patrick 6-3, 7-5 at No. 2. 
Iowa's Robin Haden led Lukas Finzelberg 6-3, 5-3 at No. 5 but Finzelberg won the last two games to even it at 5-5 and then play was halted due to the clinch. Okie State's Tristan Meraut led at No. 4.

Note: Oklahoma State played without its usual No. 1/2 Temur Ismailov.


#5 Oklahoma State def. #47 Iowa, 4-1
March 13, 2016 | Greenwood Tennis Center | Stillwater, Oklahoma
Doubles competition
1. #9 Kadhe/Cash (OSU) vs. #78 Theodorou/Jacoby (IOWA), 5-4 unf.
2. Meraut/Gerch (OSU) def. Silverstein/Patrick (IOWA) 6-1
3. Mendoza/Finzelberg (OSU) def. Hallestrand/Haden (IOWA) 6-4
Singles competition
1. Lefteris Theodorou (IOWA) def. #49 Julian Cash (OSU) 6-3, 6-2
2. #115 Arjun Kadhe (OSU) def. Dominic Patrick (IOWA) 6-3, 7-5
3. Lucas Gerch (OSU) def. Josh Silverstein (IOWA) 6-0, 6-0 
4. Tristan Meraut (OSU) vs. Jonas Larsen (IOWA) 7-6, 3-3 unf.  
5. Robin Haden (IOWA) vs. Lukas Finzelberg (OSU) 6-3, 5-5 unf.
6. Jurence Mendoza (OSU) def. Jake Jacoby (IOWA) 6-2, 6-2
Match Notes
Oklahoma State 13-1; National Ranking #5
Iowa 7-5; National Ranking #47
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,1,6,2)
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No. 42 Georgia Tech won its third straight match on the road with a hard fought 5-2 win at No. 27 NC State. The Kay brothers won the deciding match at No. 2 doubles 7-6(4) to give Georgia Tech the early 1-0 lead.

Daniel Yun (Pic via GT Twitter)
Each team claimed three opening sets but only three of the six matches would finish in straight sets. NC State's Thomas Weigel struck first with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Andrew Li at No. 3 but GT's Carlos Benito would answer with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Nick Horton at No. 2. Nathan Rakitt put the Ramblin Wreck up 3-1 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Igor Saveljic at No. 6 and Daniel Yun would clinch the match with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 win over Shoti Meparidze at No. 5.

GT's Chris Eubanks also won in three-sets at No. 1 while NC State picked up a three-set win from Ivan Saveljic at No. 4

#42 Georgia Tech 5, #27 NC State 2
March 13, 2016 at Raleigh, N.C. (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #15 Christopher Eubanks (GT) def. #73 Simon Norenius (ST) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. Carlos Benito (GT) def. #58 Nick Horton (ST) 6-4, 6-4
3. Thomas Weigel (ST) def. Andrew Li (GT) 6-3, 7-5
4. Ivan Saveljic (ST) def. Cole Fiegel (GT) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
5. Daniel Yun (GT) def. Shoti Meparidze (ST) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
6. Nathan Rakitt (GT) def. Igor Saveljic (ST) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Christopher Eubanks/Carlos Benito (GT) def. Michael Ogden/Ivan Saveljic (ST) 6-2
2. #65 Casey Kay/Michael Kay (GT) def. Nick Horton/Shoti Meparidze (ST) 7-6 (7-4)
3. Thomas Weigel/Simon Norenius (ST) def. Andrew Li/Nathan Rakitt (GT) 6-2
Match Notes:
Georgia Tech 10-4, 3-1 ACC; National ranking #42
NC State 12-8, 1-2 ACC; National ranking #27
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,2,6,5,1,4)

Post-Match Quotes from GT's recap
Head Coach Kenny Thorne  The Kays did a great job in doubles to pull out a tiebreaker for us to get the doubles point. They were down a mini break, but kept aggressive and fought back. They are a good team, so it was nice for them to get the win. Banks and Beni played another solid match together. Singles was a battle. We got down the first set on three courts, but won the first on our other three courts. Daniel had another solid day. He is tough mentally and comes after you. Nathan did a great job finishing his match in two sets after being down a break in the second. Banks and Beni were tough once again. Our guys have been fighting well on the road and that is a must with our schedule this year. We are really looking forward to getting home this Friday against Clemson.
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Kentucky shook off a tough 5-0 loss to Mississippi State by pulling out a 4-3 thriller over No. 50 Alabama. Alabama claimed the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 but Kentucky took four of six opening sets.

Ryotaro Matsumura (Pic via UK Athletics)
UK sophomore Trey Yates tied it at 1-1 with a routine 6-3, 6-1 win over Grayson Goldin at No. 5 and junior Nils Ellefsen made it 2-1 UK with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Becker O'Shaughnessey at No. 3.

Alabama sophomore Matthew Rossouw tied the match at 2-2 with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Austin Hussey at No. 6 but Kentucky sophomore William Bushamuka put the Cats back ahead with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Mazen Osama at No. 6.

The match would be decided by a pair of third sets at No. 2 and No. 4. Alabama freshman Spencer Richey pulled out a 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 win over Enzo Wallart at No. 4 but just moments later Kentucky freshman Ryotaro Matsumura clinched the win by holding serve on the deciding point to win it 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Sorry I keep recycling the same pic of Matsumura but the guy just keeps coming through in the clutch.

#12 Kentucky 4, #50 Alabama 3
March 13, 2016 at Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Alabama Tennis Stadium)
Singles competition
1. #23 William Bushamuka (UK) def. #62 Mazen Osama (UA) 6-3, 6-3
2. #108 Ryotaro Matsumura (UK) def. #81 Korey Lovett (UA) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
3. Nils Ellefsen (UK) def. B. O'Shaughnessey (UA) 6-3, 6-3
4. Spencer Richey (UA) def. Enzo Wallart (UK) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
5. Trey Yates (UK) def. Grayson Goldin (UA) 6-3, 6-1
6. Matthew Rossouw (UA) def. Austin Hussey (UK) 7-5, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. #42 Korey Lovett/Mazen Osama (UA) def. Nils Ellefsen/William Bushamuka (UK) 6-4
2. Grayson Goldin/B. O'Shaughnessey (UA) vs. Ryotaro Matsumura/Enzo Wallart (UK) 4-4, unf
3. Spencer Richey/Matthew Rossouw (UA) def. Gus Benson/Kevin Lai (UK) 6-2
Match Notes:
Kentucky 11-3, 3-1 SEC; National ranking #12
Alabama 10-7, 2-2 SEC; National ranking #50
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (5,3,6,1,4,2)
T-2:55 A-92

Post-Match Quotes from Kentucky's recap
"What a great effort by these guys today, said assistant coach Matt Emery. "After losing the doubles point, Nils [Ellefsen] and Trey [Yates] took care of business in a hurry was huge for us to get two quick points on the board. It is a different feeling out there as a player when the match is even as opposed to being behind and seeing a mountain you have to climb.

"I can't say enough about the heart of our young freshman, Ryotaro. Toughness goes a long, long, way in college tennis, and Ryo is action-packed with it."

"William closing out his match against a Top 50 player in two sets was a huge key for us. He did a great job of keeping his composure after getting broken back in the second set, went right back to work, and got the break right back. I thought today was one of the cleanest matches he has played this year."
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No. 16 South Florida ran away with its Spring Break Tournament by rolling past both UNC Wilmington and Troy on the final day. The Bulls will now set its sights on a massive Thursday matchup against No. 2 Ohio State.

#16 South Florida 4, #65 UNC-Wilmington 0
Mar 13, 2016 at Tampa, Fla. (USF Varsity Tennis Courts)
Singles competition
1. #4 Roberto Cid (USF) def. C. Van Der Burgh (UNCW) 6-4, 6-3
2. #50 Dominic Cotrone (USF) def. Javier Restrepo (UNCW) 6-0, 6-1 
3. Sasha Gozun (USF) def. Andres Torres (UNCW) 6-4, 6-2
4. Aviv Ben Shabat (UNCW) vs. Peter Bertran (USF) 7-6, 2-3 unf.
5. Everth Dzib (USF) vs. Xander Veys (UNCW) 6-4, 3-4 unf.
6. Josh Hublitz (UNCW) vs. Sebastien Butler (USF) 6-3, 5-6 unf.
Doubles competition
1. Dominic Cotrone/Sasha Gozun (USF) def. Aviv Ben Shabat/C. Van Der Burgh (UNCW) 6-1 2. Roberto Cid/Sebastien Butler (USF) def. Javier Restrepo/Xander Veys (UNCW) 6-2
3. Gianlucca Massa/Taylor Cramer (UNCW) vs. Peter Bertran/Everth Dzib (USF) 3-3
Match Notes:
UNC-Wilmington 6-6; National ranking #65 
South Florida 10-5; National ranking #16 
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (2,3,1) T-2:10


#16 South Florida 4, Troy 1
Mar 13, 2016 at Tampa, Fla. (USF Varsity Tennis Courts)
Doubles competition
1. #4 Roberto Cid (USF) def. Daniel Bustamente (TROY) 6-3, 6-2
2. Giovani Samaha (TROY) vs. #50 Dominic Cotrone (USF) 6-3, 1-6 unf.
3. Sasha Gozun (USF) def. Pablo Moreno (TROY) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Peter Bertran (USF) def. Vaclav Slezak (TROY) 6-2, 6-2
5. Mustapha Belcora (TROY) vs. Everth Dzib (USF) 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 unf.
6. Andy Lau (TROY) def. Sebastien Butler (USF) 6-1, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Dominic Cotrone/Sasha Gozun (USF) def. Hassan Ndayishimiye/Vaclav Slezak (TROY) 6-2
2. Giovani Samaha/Pablo Moreno (TROY) def. Roberto Cid/Ignacio Gonzalez Mun (USF) 5-3
3. Everth Dzib/Peter Bertran (USF) def. Andy Lau/Andre Baldo (TROY) 6-0
Match Notes:
Troy 10-11
South Florida 11-5; National ranking #16 
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,6,1,3) 
T-2:00

Post-Match Quote from USF's recap
 "There was a turning point for him (Sasha Gozun) about two, three weeks ago when we had a team meeting." head coach Matt Hill said. "The guys put some commitments out there to each other and I think Sasha has been doing a great job of that, with the commitment he gave to the team. Working harder in the gym and fitness sessions, eating better, and it's paying off, it's making a huge difference, He's got a lot more confidence out there, he's moving better and the results show."

Talking about USF's upcoming match with No. 2 Ohio State - "They're one of the best programs in the country, have been for the last 10-15 years," Hill said. "Incredibly well coached, super talented; we couldn't be more excited to have them here in Tampa. The guys are going to get up for that, they always do. They love a big stage and they love a big name, it's going to be a fun day."
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No. 44 Mississippi State won for the 11th time in its last 12 matches with a 6-1 thumping over #72 Tennessee. The Vols took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 but State was just too strong in singles.

MSU won all six singles matches, taking four of them in straights, with the last two coming in third set supertiebreaks since the team outcome had already been decided.  

Below is the match clincher from Niclas Braun at No. 4:




#44 Mississippi State 6, #72 Tennessee 1
March 13, 2016 A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre Starkville, Miss.
Doubles competition
1. Valero/Schipanski (UT) def. Nuno Borges/Niclas Braun (MSU) 6-3
2. Mate Cutura/Trevor Foshey (MSU) def. Touliatos/Heslin (UT) 6-2
3. Jakovljevic/Stodder (UT) def. Rishab Agarwal/Vaughn Hunter (MSU) 6-3
Singles competition
1. #36 Mate Cutura (MSU) def. Luis Valero (UT) 7-5, 3-6, 1-0(8)
2. #77 Rishab Agarwal (MSU) def. Timo Stodder (UT) 6-7(1), 7-5, 1-0(2)
3. Nuno Borges (MSU) def. Jack Schipanski (UT) 6-0, 6-1
4. Niclas Braun (MSU) def. Srdjan Jakovljevic (UT) 7-6(5), 6-2
5. Strahinja Rakic (MSU) def. Preston Touliatos (UT) 6-0, 6-3
6.  Trevor Foshey (MSU) def. Jack Heslin (UT) 6-2, 6-1
Match Notes:
Mississippi State 11-3; National ranking #44
Tennessee 6-8;  National ranking #72
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,6,5,4,1,2) 

Post-Match Quotes from MSU's recap:
"Our confidence keeps growing after wins like these, head coach Matt Roberts said. "We've been hammering home our message to these guys all year and I think they're really starting to come together as a unit and believe in one another.

"We have so much confidence in our singles game, Roberts said. "I never worry about us folding, because we know that we always have a shot no matter the outcome of doubles play. The veterans are stepping up and the young guys are following.

"The crowd gave me great energy today, Braun said following the match. "I was not feeling good and the rest of the team picked me up. I am just happy that I could help us win today.

"We are still hungry and today shows it, Roberts said. "We were not satisfied with only yesterday's win against Kentucky, we wanted to close out the weekend on a strong note. I think our guys kept their focus and didn't become complacent. We're growing and there are still more steps to go.
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No. 7 Texas A&M was able to bounce back from its Friday loss to Arkansas by winning in Oxford over No. 22 Ole Miss 4-1. Ole Miss claimed the doubles point by winning the deciding at No. 3 in a tiebreak 7-5.

Each team took three opening sets but only one would finish in straight sets as Texas A&M senior Jackson Withrow rolled over Grey Hamilton 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5.

Every other match went three sets and Texas A&M managed to pull three of them out with Shane Vinsant, Jordi Arconada, and Harrison Adams winning at 2, 3, and 4.

Adams closed out the first three setter with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Fabian Fallert at No. 4 and then Shane Vinsant won 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 at No. 2 over Gustav Hansson. Vinsant jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the third set and held on the deciding point to win it 6-3 in the third.

Jordi Arconada (Pic via A&M)
Texas A&M sophomore Jordi Arconada clinched the match with a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over Filip Kraljevic at No. 3. Arconada served for it up 5-3 in the third but Kraljevic broke on the deciding point to put it back on serve. Kraljevic held from 40-15 to even it at 5-5 and then Arconada held from 40-30 to go up 6-5. Arconada would break Kraljevic at love to close it out 7-5.

Note: Ole Miss's live blog said it is in the process of getting streaming video added through PlaySight and that it may be up and running before the season is out. Great news!!!

#7 Texas A&M 4, #22 Ole Miss 1
Mar 13, 2016 at Oxford, Mississippi (Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #103 Stefan Lindmark (OM) vs. #14 Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU) 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 1-1, unf
2. #34 Shane Vinsant (TAMU) def. Gustav Hansson (OM) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
3. #67 Jordi Arconada (TAMU) def. Filip Kraljevic (OM) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
4. Harrison Adams (TAMU) def. Fabian Fallert (OM) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
5. Jackson Withrow (TAMU) def. Grey Hamilton (OM) 6-1, 6-1
6. Ricardo Jorge (OM) vs. Max Lunkin (TAMU) 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 4-4, unf
Doubles competition
1. #25 Jackson Withrow/A Rinderknech (TAMU) def. #48 F Kraljevic/Zvonimir Babic (OM) 6-3
2. Fabian Fallert/Grey Hamilton (OM) def. Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant (TAMU) 6-4
3. Stefan Lindmark/Gustav Hansson (OM) def. Jordi Arconada/AJ Catanzariti (TAMU) 7-6 (7-5)
Match Notes
Texas A&M 15-4, 3-1; National ranking #7
Ole Miss 7-4, 2-2; National ranking #22
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,4,2,3)
A-215

Post-Match Quotes from Ole Miss's recap
Head Coach Toby Hansson"Today we played a good match against a very good team. They were just a little better than we were. It's that simple.

On momentum shifts
"We saved a match point at three doubles. It was an amazing turnaround. We felt good about that and we were playing pretty well in singles. We had five three-setters. Stefan played an unbelievable tiebreaker to force a third set. That guy beat him in the fall in straight sets. As a whole, the team played well, we just needed one match to turn and we would have been right there.

On Fabi's and Gus' third sets
"We need more matches like this. We can learn from this match and understand that you have to play every point and start over [in the third set] and focus on what's right in front of you. We have to keep on playing and competing and not let the negatives take over.  If we continue doing what we are doing though, we are going to win a lot of tennis matches.

On next three matches on the road
"We have three matches coming up on the road at Auburn, Florida and Arkansas. We've had some good matches against all three teams, and it's not going to be much different than it was today.
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No. 17 Georgia beat No. 56 Vanderbilt for the 52nd time in 57 matches with a tougher than expected 5-2 win in Nashville. Georgia took the doubles point by winning the deciding match at No. 2 in a tiebreak and then the Dawgs took three of five opening sets (5 indoor courts).

Vandy's Cameron Klinger evened the match at 1-1 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Wayne Montgomery at No. 2 but Georgia's Austin Smith put the Dawgs back ahead with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Danny Valent at No. 1. Rhys Johnson tied it back up again at 2-2 with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over Paul Oosterbaan at No. 3 but Vandy wouldn't be able to find another point.

Georgia's Nick Wood won 7-5, 6-4 over Kris Yee at No. 5 and then freshman Walker Duncan clinched the team win with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 decision over Baker Newman at No. 4.


Emil Reinberg won the final match at No. 6 in a third set supertiebreak.

#17 Georgia 5, #56 Vanderbilt 2
Mar 13, 2016 at Nashville, Tenn. (Currey Tennis Center)
Singles competition 
1. #27 Austin Smith (UGA) def. #54 Daniel Valent (VAN) 6-2, 6-4
2. Cameron Klinger (VAN) def. #25 Wayne Montgomery (UGA) 6-4, 6-2
3. Rhys Johnson (VAN) def. Paul Oosterbaan (UGA)  6-1, 3-6, 6-3
4. #120 Walker Duncan (UGA) def. Baker Newman (VAN) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
5. Nick Wood (UGA) def. Kris Yee (VAN) 7-5, 6-4
6. Emil Reinberg (UGA) def. Alex Ross (VAN) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0(10-6)
Doubles competition 
1. Rhys Johnson/Cameron Klinger (VAN) def. #5 Ben Wagland/Austin Smith (UGA) 6-4
2. Paul Oosterbaan/Jan Zielinski (UGA) def. Pen Binet/Daniel Valent (VAN) 7-6
3. #62 Emil Reinberg/Wayne Montgomery (UGA) def. #76 Tate Allwardt/B Newman (VAN) 6-4
Match Notes:
Vanderbilt 8-8; National ranking #56
Georgia 8-3; National ranking #17
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,1,3,5,4,6)

Post-Match Quotes from Georgia's recap
"I'm really happy with our team's toughness today, said Georgia head coach Manuel Diaz. "We were challenged at every singles spot and doubles came down to a tiebreaker. Our doubles were strong today which gave us a boost, but Vanderbilt didn't go away. I was also very proud of our freshman...It was tremendous to see them come through when it mattered most. I can't say enough about Austin Smith; he is playing impeccable tennis and is becoming really mentally tough at the top of the lineup.
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No. 19 Texas went out to California to get some relaxation and it also came away with a tough 4-3 win over No. 29 San Diego. The Longhorns win snapped the Toreros 23-match home winning streak but it definitely didn't come easy.

San Diego took the doubles point by winning the deciding match at No. 1 in a tiebreak but Texas stepped it up in singles. Five of the six opening sets finished with a 7-5 or 7-6 score and Texas managed to take four of them.

Texas redshirt-freshman Julian Zlobinsky put the Horns on the board with a quick 6-3, 6-1 win over Alexandros Araouzos at No. 6 but USD senior Uros Petronijevic put the Toreros back ahead with a 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 1 over George Goldhoff.

Texas sophomore Adrian Ortiz tied the match at 2-2 with a 7-6, 6-3 win over Filip Vittek at No. 3 and Harrison Scott put the Horns ahead 3-2 with a 7-6, 6-4 win over Jordan Angus at No. 2.

Rodrigo Banzer (Pic via Texas Sports)
USD's Jaan Kononov evened it at 3-3 with a 6-7, 6-3, 7-5 win over Michael Riechmann at No. 5 but Texas freshman Rodrigo Banzer had just went up a break deep in the third set at No. 4.

Banzer clinched it a few moments later with a 7-6, 5-7, 6-3 win over Romain Kalaydjian. Banzer also came through in the deciding match a few weeks ago at Wake Forest too.

#19 Texas 4, #29 San Diego 3
March 13, 2016 at San Diego (Hogan Tennis Center)
Doubles competition 
1 Uros Petronijevic/Filip Vittek (USD) def. No. 56 Michael Riechmann/Adrian Ortiz (UT), 7-6 (4)
2 Jordan Angus/Joshua Page (USD) def. George Goldhoff/Julian Zlobinsky (UT), 6-4
3 John Mee/Harrison Scott (UT) def. Romain Kaladjian/Alexandros Araouzos (USD), 6-2
Singles competition 
1 No. 29 Uros Petronijevic (USD) def. No. 114 George Goldhoff (UT), 7-5, 6-3
2 No. 112 Harrison Scott (UT) def. No. 53 Jordan Angus (USD), 7-6 (3), 6-4
3 Adrian Ortiz (UT) def. Filip Vittek (USD), 7-6 (2), 6-3
4 Rodrigo Banzer (UT) def. No. 118 Romain Kalaydjian (USD), 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-3
5 Jaan Kononov (USD) def. Michael Riechmann (UT), 6-7 (6), 6-3, 7-5
6 Julian Zlobinsky (UT) def. Alexandros Araouzos (USD), 6-3, 6-1
Match Notes:
Texas 11-5; National ranking #19
San Diego 9-6; National ranking #29
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,1,3,2,5,4)



Post-Match Quotes from Texas's recap
Texas head coach Michael Center - "It was a great match. San Diego has a very good team. It was a hard-fought battle in the doubles, and they played a little better than us at the very end. In singles, we got five first sets, but they kept battling us and battling us. Again, it came down to Rodrigo (Banzer), and he was able to come through and clinch the match.

It was an ultimate team effort today. The attitude of these guys is so good, the culture is so good, and the fight is so good. This team is just continuing to improve. We're really young, but we have a group of guys who just continue to battle for each other. It was an exciting win for us in a really tough situation." 
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Top-ranked North Carolina shook off a Friday night loss to Florida State by defeating No. 74 Miami 6-1. UNC took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 but the Canes wouldn't roll over in singles.

Miami's Piotr Lomacki tied the match at 1-1 when Brayden Schnur retired down 1-4 in the first with what was said to be injury to his forearm/elbow. North Carolina would take the first sets on the other five courts with two of them coming in tiebreaks.

Jack Murray closed out Niclas Genovese 6-0, 6-2 at No. 4 to put UNC back in the lead and Brett Clark made it 3-1 with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Fermin Calvo at No. 3. Ronnie Schneider would clinch the win with a 7-6, 6-3 win over Max Andrews at No. 2

UNC's Robert Kelly and Blaine Boyden would take the two remaining matches in three sets at No. 5 and No. 6 to close out the 6-1 win.

#1 North Carolina 6, #74 Miami 1
March 12, 2016 (Neil Schiff Tennis Center, Coral Gables, Fla.)
Doubles competition
1. #3 Robert Kelly/Brett Clark (UNC) def. Max Andrews/Bernard Tefel (UM), 7-5
2. Piotr Lomacki/Nile Clark (UM) def. Jack Murray/Brayden Schnur (UNC), 6-4
3. Andrew Gores/Ronnie Schneider (UNC) def. Kevin Bondar/Fermin Calvo (UM), 6-3
Singles competition
1. #28 Piotr Lomacki (UM) def. #38 Brayden Schnur (UNC), 4-1, retired
2. #12 Ronnie Schneider (UNC) def. Max Andrews (UM), 7-6. 6-3
3. #29 Brett Clark (UNC) def. Fermin Calvo (UM), 6-3, 6-2
4. #74 Jack Murray (UNC) def. Niclas Genovese (UM), 6-0, 6-2
5. #89 Robert Kelly (UNC) def. Kevin Bondar (UM), 6-2, 0-6, 7-6
6. Blaine Boyden (UNC) def. Bernard Tefel (UM), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Match Notes:
North Carolina 16-1 (1-1 ACC); National ranking #1
Miami 6-7 (1-2 ACC); National ranking #74
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,4,3,2,5,6)

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No. 32 Arkansas won its third SEC match with a 5-2 win over No. 43 LSU. The Razorbacks took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 then it took four opening sets in singles.

Arkansas's Jose Salazar won easily at No. 2 with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Gabor Csonka and Giammarco Micolani won 6-4, 6-2 over Nikola Samardzic at No. 4. Below is match point from Salazar's match
Big Mike Redlicki clinched the win by defeating Jordan Daigle 6-4, 7-6 at No. 1.  The remaining matches were played out with LSU getting wins from Justin Butsch and Boris Arias at No. 3 and No. 5 while Arkansas's Johan den Toom won in a third set supertiebreak at No. 6

#32 Arkansas 5, #43 LSU 2
Mar 13, 2016 at Fayetteville, Ark. (Billingsley Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #43 Mike Redlicki (AR) def. #102 Jordan Daigle (LSU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-0)
2. Jose Salazar (AR) def. #106 Gabor Csonka (LSU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Justin Butsch (LSU) def. Santiago Munoz (AR) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
4. Giammarco Micolani (AR) def. Nikola Samardzic (LSU) 6-4, 6-2
5. Boris Arias (LSU) def. Adam Sanjurjo (AR) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
6. Johan den Toom (AR) def. Andrew Korinek (LSU) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)
Doubles competition
1. #31 Giammarco Micolani/Mike Redlicki (AR) def. #8 Boris Arias/Jordan Daigle (LSU) 7-6 (9-7)
2. Justin Butsch/Tam Trinh (LSU) def. Jose Salazar/Adam Sanjurjo (AR) 7-5
3. Santiago Munoz/Johan den Toom (AR) def. Gabor Csonka/Andrew Korinek (LSU) 6-3
Match Notes:
LSU 8-6 (1-3 SEC); National ranking #43
Arkansas 13-3 (3-1 SEC); National ranking #32
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,4,1,3,6,5)
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Post-Match Quotes from Arkansas's recap
"The guys really fought hard to get through. I don't think that most teams on the rise would win today because emotionally and physically it would have been difficult to recover. I think it was important to win the first point and take some pressure off the rest of the day, because LSU has a really good doubles group. Head coach Andy Jackson

"My confidence builds after each win, it started against Oklahoma when I played really well. But overall I think it's the team playing really well and playing together as one unit. We are fighting so hard each and every day of the week in practice, not just during the weekend matches. Senior Giammarco Micolani

Post-Match Quotes from LSU's recap
"The doubles point, it was tough but we responded pretty well and really came out firing on most courts, Head Coach Jeff Brown said. "We got some good leads but they did a good job of responding to that momentum that we had. Ultimately they're playing really well and we are sort of down at the moment. We are looking to rebuild, getting back home this week. "
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No. 14 California picked up its seventh win on the season with a 6-1 win over Purdue in a match that was played indoors in Burlingame due to rain in the Bay Area.

The Bears took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 and then got straight set wins from Florian Lakat, Filip Bergevi, Oskar Wikberg, and J.T Nishimura at 1, 4, 5, and 6. Billy Griffith also won for Cal in three sets at No. 3 while Purdue's Benjamin Ugarte upsets Cal's Andre Goransson in a third set supertiebreak at No. 2.

#14 California 6, #45 Purdue 1
March 13, 2016 (Broadway Tennis Center / Burlingame, California)
Doubles competition
1. Filip Bergevi/Florian Lakat (Cal) def. Benjamin Ugarte/Gergely Madarasz (Purdue) 6-2
2. Andre Goransson/Billy Griffith (Cal) vs. Dominik Suchurek/Ricky Medinilla (Purdue) 5-4 unf.
3. J.T. Nishimura/Oskar Wikberg (Cal) def. Mateus Silva/Renan Hanayama (Purdue) 6-3
Singles competition
1. No. 31 Florian Lakat (Cal) def. No. 69 Gergely Madarasz (Purdue) 6-3, 6-4
2. Benjamin Ugarte (Purdue) def. No. 10 Andre Goransson (Cal) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (7) 
3. No. 37 Billy Griffith (Cal) def. Ricky Medinilla (Purdue) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
4. Filip Bergevi (Cal) def. Dominik Sochurek (Purdue) 6-2, 6-4
5. No. 52 Oskar Wikberg (Cal) def. Mateus Silva (Purdue) 6-2, 6-3
6. J.T. Nishimura (Cal) def. Renan Hanayama (Purdue) 6-1, 6-1
Match Notes:
California 7-2; National Ranking #14
Purdue 11-3; National Ranking #45
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (6,4,5,1,3,2)
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It was a rough weekend for Notre Dame with the Irish going down to Clemson on Friday then today it was blanked by #9 Wake Forest 7-0. Wake won the doubles point and all six singles matches with five of them coming in straight sets.



#9 Wake Forest 7, #38 Notre Dame 0
Mar 13, 2016 at Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Complex) 
Singles competition
1. #19 Skander Mansouri (WF) def. #42 Quentin Monaghan (ND) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 1-0 (10-5)
2. #45 Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. Eddy Covalschi (ND) 6-1, 6-3
3. Jon Ho (WF) def. Alex Lawson (ND) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
4. Romain Bogaerts (WF) def. Josh Hagar (ND) 6-3, 6-4
5. Dennis Uspensky (WF) def. Grayson Broadus (ND) 6-4, 6-4
6. Christian Seraphim (WF) def. Daniel Rayl (ND) 6-2, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. #19 Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF) def. Eddy Covalschi/Alex Lawson (ND) 6-2
2. Petros Chrysochos/Jon Ho (WF) def. #71 Grayson Broadus/Quentin Monaghan (ND) 6-2
3. Romain Bogaerts/Dennis Uspensky (WF) vs. Josh Hagar/Nicolas Montoya (ND) 3-3, unf
Match Notes
Notre Dame 8-8 (2-2 ACC); National ranking #38
Wake Forest 17-4 (3-1 ACC); National ranking #9
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,2,5,3,4,1)
T-2:18 A-230
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Lamar gave Oklahoma State a tough match earlier in the day and then came back at night and upset #47 Iowa 4-2. The Cardinals took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 and then took five opening sets in singles.

Iowa's Robin Haden won in straight sets at No. 5 and Lefteris Theodorou won in three-sets at No. 1 but Lamar got its three singles wins from Sebastian Santibanez, Benny Schweizer, and Juuso Laitinen (LU) at 3, 4, and 6.

Quotes from Lamar's recap
"We had the momentum from the beginning starting with doubles," said head coach Scott Shankles. "We got off to good starts on all three doubles courts which added to the confidence we already had going into the match. It was the same thing in singles. We got the momentum and kept pressing them."

"Juuso saved three match points against his opponent," said Shankles. "They had momentum until that time, but Juuso staying in his match and continuing to fight seemed to pick up the rest of our guys. We always believed we could play well against ranked opponents. We've continued to hang in there and we knew if we did that things would eventually go our way. Even in the matches we've lost, they have been close if you look at the individual courts."

Lamar 4, #47 Iowa 2
March 13, 2016 | Greenwood Tennis Center | Stillwater, Oklahoma 
Doubles competition
1. Feucht/Schwizer def. Theodorou/Jacoby (UI) 6-4
2. Hoogenboezem/Lis def. Silverstein/Patrick (UI) 6-3
3. Hallestrand/Haden (UI) vs. Santibanez/Laitinen 5-4 unf.
Singles competition
1. Lefteris Theodorou (UI 12.87) def. Michael Feucht (LU 13.27) 6-7(1), 6-3, 6-2
2. Nikita Lis (LU 13.16) vs. Josh Silverstein (UI 13.07) 6-3, 5-7, 5-3, unf.
3. Sebastian Santibanez (LU 12.87)  def. Dominic Patrick (UI 12.81) 6-3, 6-2
4. Benny Schweizer (LU 12.39) def. Jonas Larsen (UI 12.12) 6-3, 6-2 
5. Robin Haden (UI 12.59 ) def. Jeandre Hoogenboezem (LU 12.17) 6-4, 6-2 
6. Juuso Laitinen (LU 12.16) def. Jake Jacoby (UI 12.88) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4)
Match Notes
Lamar 7-4
Iowa 7-6; National ranking #47
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (5,4,3,1,6)
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Other Sunday scores:
#56 Vanderbilt def. Ball State 6-1
#39 Virginia Tech def. Boston College 7-0
#9 Wake Forest def. Morehead State 7-0
#5 Oklahoma State def. Lamar 4-0
Clemson def. Louisville 5-2
Louisville def. Northern Kentucky 7-0
#50 Alabama def. The Citadel 6-1
#37 SMU def. Prairie View 7-0
#37 SMU def. Northern Colorado 6-1
#73 UC Davis def. Portland 4-3
Lamar def. #47 Iowa 4-2


Published in Blogs
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)
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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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When North Carolina defeated Virginia to win the National Team Indoors back in February many thought that win wiped out all the streaks that Virginia had over North Carolina. It turns out there was another streak that was still intact going into today's match and that was the fact that Virginia had won the doubles point over North Carolina in 18 straight matches dating all the way back to April 3, 2004. Well that streak was broken today when North Carolina found a way to pull out the point in dramatic fashion.

Virginia's Collin Altamirano and JC Aragone didn't waste any time at No. 3 as they ran all over Ronnie Schneider and Andrew Gores 6-0.

North Carolina's No. 2 team of Brayden Schnur and Jack Murray took their first lead of the match when they broke to go up 4-3 and then Murray held for 5-3. Virginia's Mac Styslinger and Thai-Son Kwaitkowski would hold for 4-5, break Schnur for 5-5, and then hold for 6-5. Murray held to send it to a tiebreak and in the tiebreak the UNC pair jumped out to a 5-2* lead. UNC served up 6-4 but UVA got the mini-break back only to see UNC take the next point to win it 7-6(5).

The doubles point would finish in the next 60 seconds with the remaining match at No. 1 also in a tiebreak. After 12 consecutive holds, Virginia's Luca Corinteli and Ryan Shane jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the tiebreak but UNC's Brett Clark and Robert Kelly took the next three to go up 4-3. UNC went up a mini-break for 5-4 and then took the next point to go up 6-4. UVA took the next two to even it at 6-6 but UNC took the last two to win it 8-6.


North Carolina got off to a quick start in singles with Brayden Schnur, Ronnie Schneider, Brett Clark, Robert Kelly, and Anu Kodali each going up early breaks while Henrik Wiersholm was the only Cavalier to come out of the gates strong.

UNC sophomore Robert Kelly was the first off the court with a surprising 6-2, 6-3 romp over JC Aragone at No. 5. The reason I say surprising is because Aragone had rolled Kelly in the two previous meetings but not today. Kelly broke Aragone to start the match but Aragone broke back and held for 2-1. Kelly then reeled off seven straight games, which was two more games than he won in the previous meeting, to take the opening set 6-2 and go up 2-0 in the second. After a Aragone hold, Kelly would hold for 3-1, break for 4-1, and hold for 5-1. Aragone would hold for 2-5, break for 3-5, but Kelly broke back to close it out.


UVA sophomore Henrik Wiersholm would put the Cavaliers on the board with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Jack Murray at No. 4. Murray broke Wiersholm to start the match but he wouldn't lead again as Wiersholm broke back and then broke two more times to take the opening set 6-2. Wiersholm held to start the second set then broke Murray to go up 2-0. Murray broke back but Wiersholm broke again, held, and then broke one more time to go up 5-1. Murray broke and held to pull within 3-5 but Wiersholm was finally able to serve it out for a 6-2, 6-3 win.

UNC freshman Anu Kodali would extend the lead to 3-1 with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Mac Styslinger at No. 6. Kodali broke Styslinger to go up 3-2 in the first and would break again to go up 5-2. Styslinger got one of the breaks back and then held for 4-5 but Kodali held to take the set 6-4. Kodali jumped out to a double break 3-0 lead in the second set before Styslinger broke and held to pull within 3-2. It was all holds the rest of the way with Kodali taking it 6-4, 6-4.

All three remaining courts were into a third set with UNC needing just one of them while UVA needed all three.

UNC junior Brayden Schnur came out of the gates on fire at No. 1 by breaking UVA's Ryan Shane to go up 2-1 in the first and then he'd break again to go up 4-1. Shane got one of the breaks back but Schnur immediately broke back and then held to take the opening set 6-2. Shane turned things around in the second set and opened up a 3-0 lead and would cruise to a 6-1 set. Shane broke Schnur to start the third set and held for 2-0 but Schnur would hold, break, and hold to go up 3-2. It stayed on serve the rest of the way and went to a tiebreak.

Schnur went up *3-1 but he'd double fault and then miss a forehand to make it 3-3. They'd alternate the next five points with Schnur going up 6-5 after Shane hit a double fault at 5-5. Schnur would cash in on his first match point with a service winner to seal the big win.



Note:
 Schnur's serve on match point hit the tape and the change of pace was enough to throw Shane off which helped force his return to go long.

The two remaining matches were played out with UVA's Collin Altamirano coming back from 4-1 down in the third to win 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 over Ronnie Schneider at No. 2 and UVA's Thai-Son Kwiatkowski coming back from 3-1 down in the third to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Another great match with the same outcome as the last one.



#1 North Carolina 4, #3 Virginia 3
Apr 01, 2016 at Chapel Hill, NC (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
Doubles competition
1. #3 Brett Clark/Robert Kelly (UNC) def. #2 Luca Corinteli/Ryan Shane (UVA) 7-6(6)
2. #31 Brayden Schnur/Jack Murray (UNC) def. #8 M Styslinger/T-S Kwiatkowski (UVA) 7-6(5)
3. Collin Altamirano/JC Aragone (UVA) def. Ronnie Schneider/Andrew Gores (UNC) 6-0
Singles competition
1. #46 Brayden Schnur (UNC 13.94) def. #8 Ryan Shane (UVA 14.57) 6-2, 1-6, 7-6(5)
2. #63 Collin Altamirano (UVA 14.11) def. #23 Ronnie Schneider (UNC 14.01) 1-6, 6-3, 7-5
3. #7 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (UVA 14.57) def. #37 Brett Clark (UNC 13.88) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
4. Henrik Wiersholm (UVA 14.41) def. #95 Jack Murray (UNC 13.79) 6-2, 6-3
5. #82 Robert Kelly (UNC 13.89) def. #88 JC Aragone (UVA 13.83) 6-2, 6-3
6. Anu Kodali (UNC 13.24) def. #124 Mac Styslinger (UVA 13.72) 6-4, 6-4
Match Notes
North Carolina 21-1 (6-1 ACC); National ranking #1
Virginia 16-3 (6-1 ACC); National ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,4,6,1,3,2)



Post-Match Quotes from UNC's recap
"What a great match high-level tennis all the way up and down the line, UNC coach Sam Paul said. "Virginia's got a great team, a great program. They handle everything with class. I'm just really proud of our team and proud of our effort.

 "We were locked in dogfights everywhere else, Paul said in talking about the top three courts in the third sets. 

Schnur, playing at No. 1, went into a third-set tiebreaker as Schneider lead in his third set on No. 2 and Clark held the advantage on No. 3. Both Schneider and Clark would eventually fall, but Schnur made sure the Tar Heels still got the team win by claiming the tie-breaker 7-5 to seal the win over eighth-ranked Shane, the defending NCAA singles champion.  

"I knew he's a really good player, said Schnur,  "He has a lot of weapons. but I knew eventually I'd get my break and get back in the match, and as long as I played my game I'd be fine.

 "I thought the crowd was the biggest factor that was the biggest crowd we've had, at least since I've been here, and that played a huge role in today's win, Schnur said.

"On big days, big occasions, he's just there he's done it his whole career, Paul said of his No. 1 player. "He loves the moment and loves the bigger crowds. I'm really happy for him.

 "It's definitely a big accomplishment Virginia is a really good team and they have a really good program, but the season's not over, Schnur said. "It's just one match and we have another 

Post-Match Quotes from UVA's recap
"Congratulations to North Carolina, said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. "I truly believe we are right where we need to be at this point in the regular season, we just unfortunately lose a few breakers that cost us the match. If that is going to happen, now is the time for that. We are only going to get better by the day. We need to get healthy. Alexander Ritschard, who has been out all spring, is getting closer by the day. We are taking it extremely slow with him, but not having one of your best players makes it tough. Ryan Shane has not been healthy throughout the year, but he is heading in the right direction and this is the best he has felt. We will stick to the process. With our goal being success in the postseason, we are right where we need to be.


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Texas A&M came into tonight's match with Georgia riding a 21-match home court winning against SEC opponents but despite winning the doubles point it wouldn't reach 22.

Texas A&M looked good in doubles and took the point by winning at No. 2 and No. 3. Max Lunkin and Arthur Rinderknech came back from *1-3 down to defeat Wayne Montgomery and Emil Reinberg 6-4 at No. 3. Shane Vinsant and Harrison Adams broke serve to go up 3-2 and never looked back in a 6-4 win over Paul Oosterbaan and Jan Zielinski at No. 2.

Texas A&M used the momentum from doubles and jumped out to early break leads on several courts in singles but Georgia would rebound and take five of six first sets.

The one court where Georgia never trailed was at No. 3. Walker Duncan jumped out to the early lead on Jordi Arconada and despite a road-bump late in the second set would take it 6-1, 7-6(6).

Georgia sophomore Wayne Montgomery put Georgia ahead 2-1 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Shane Vinsant at No. 2. Vinsant led 4-1 in the first but Montgomery won five straight to close out the set 6-4. Montgomery served for the match up 5-2 in the second but Vinsant broke to stay alive. Montgomery would break back on the deciding point to close it out.

Georgia freshman Jan Zielinski put Georgia up 3-1 with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 win over AJ Catanzariti at No. 5. Zielinski opened up a double-break 3-0 lead to start the match but Catanzariti took the next four to go up 4-3. Zielinski was able to reverse the trend by holding, breaking, and holding to take the set 6-4. Catanzariti rolled through the second set but Zielinski dominated the third to put the Bulldogs just a point away from the win.

Austin Smith (Photo Via UGA)
Georgia was up on all three remaining courts and it'd be senior Austin Smith that would close out the Aggies with a 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 win over Arthur Rinderknech at No. 1. Rinderknech took the opening set 6-2 but Smith was looking good in the second after breaking to go up 5-4. Rinderknech fought off two set points to break for 5-5 but Smith broke back and held to take the set 7-5. Smith broke Rinderknech to go up 3-2 in the third and then broke again for 5-2. Smith held at love to close out the win and essentially end Texas A&M's hopes of repeating as regular season conference champs.

The two remaining matches were abandoned with UGA's Paul Oosterbaan leading 4-2 in the third at No. 4 while Max Lunkin and Nick Wood had just split sets at No. 6.

#7 Georgia 4, #10 Texas A&M 1 
Apr 01, 2016 at College Station, TX (Mitchell Tennis Center)
Singles Results
1. #35 Austin Smith (UGA 14.36) def. #18 Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU 14.33) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
2. #34 Wayne Montgomery (UGA 14.12) def. #45 Shane Vinsant (TAMU 14.03) 6-4, 6-3
3. #120 Walker Duncan (UGA 13.52) def. #90 Jordi Arconada (TAMU 13.72) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
4. Paul Oosterbaan (UGA 13.75) vs. Jackson Withrow (TAMU 14.04) 7-5, 4-6, 4-2, unf
5. Jan Zielinski (UGA 13.75) def. AJ Catanzariti (TAMU 13.51) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
6. Max Lunkin (TAMU 13.43) vs. Nick Wood (UGA 13.64) 6-7 (2-7), 7-5, 0-0, unf
Doubles Results
1. Jackson Withrow/Aleksandre Bakshi (TAMU) vs. #5 Austin Smith/Ben Wagland (UGA) 4-4, unf
2. Shane Vinsant/Harrison Adams (TAMU) def. #58 Paul Oosterbaan/Jan Zielinski (UGA) 6-4
3. Max Lunkin/Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU) def. Wayne Montgomery/Emil Reinberg (UGA) 6-4 
Match Notes:
Georgia 13-3, 7-0; National ranking #7
Texas A&M 20-7, 5-3; National ranking #10
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (3,2,5,1)
Time - 2:45 Attendance 531

Post-Match Quotes from UGA's recap
"This was a statement win for our team tonight, head coach Manuel Diaz said. "We just played light outs and our guys showed a lot of fight, composure and maturity to get the win. We are a team that is growing up real fast at this point in the season, and I could not be more proud of this group of guys.

"We had to battle through some tough conditions and that showed in doubles, Diaz added. "Our guys were locked in all day though, and I had a great feeling about how we would respond. We just kept playing and were able to pull out a victory against a very good Texas A&M team.


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The Friday schedule kicked off with an early one in windy Blacksburg between No. 45 Virginia Tech and No. 6 Wake Forest. Wake was able to take the doubles point with 6-2 wins at No. 2 and No. 3 but Virginia Tech turned the tide in singles and took five opening sets with Wake's only first set coming from freshman Petros Chrysochos.

It just so happened that Chrysochos was first off the court with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Andreas Bjerrehus at No. 2 but Virginia Tech senior Amerigo Contini followed closely behind with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Jon Ho at No. 3.

Wake Forest would take the second set on each of remaining four courts and Christian Seraphim would complete his comeback at No. 6 with a 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Jai Corbett. Wake's lead was now 3-1 but Virginia Tech's Mitch Harper would trim it to 3-2 with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over Dennis Uspensky at No. 5. Harper broke Uspensky to go up 4-2 in the third and then held onto the break lead to close it out.

Skander Mansouri (Photo Via WF)
While Edoardo Tessaro and Romain Bogaerts were on serve in the third at No. 4, Wake's Skander Mansouri would go break Joao Monteiro to go up 5-3 in the third at No. 1. Mansouri went up 40-15 and hit a first serve that Monteiro blocked back. The wind caught it and started to pull it back towards the net so Mansouri had to rush in and hit a forehand as the ball dipped below the net and he pulled it off with a winner to close it out and give Wake the win.

The remaining match at No. 4 was played with Tessaro getting a late break and then a hold to knock off Bogaerts 6-3 in the third.

Next up for Wake Forest is a Sunday showdown at No. 1 North Carolina.

Wake Forest head coach Tony Bresky, "Virginia Tech is a very strong team, much much better then their current ranking. We knew it would be a difficult match. We got off to a great start with the doubles point but slow starts in singles as we lost 5 first sets. Petros was able to win in straights and we were able to push 4 others to 3rd sets. Christian finished his match off and then Skander played really well towards the end of his match to clinch the team win. Conditions really changed throughout the match and the wind became a big factor, really good preparation for the rest of the season. Should be another great battle on Sunday."

#6 Wake Forest 4, #45 Virginia Tech 3
Apr 01, 2016 at Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #16 Skander Mansouri (WF) def. #21 Joao Monteiro (VT) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
2. #36 Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. #74 Andreas Bjerrehus (VT) 6-4, 6-1
3. Amerigo Contini (VT) def. Jon Ho (WF) 6-4, 6-1
4. #72 Edoardo Tessaro (VT) def. Romain Bogaerts (WF) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
5. Mitch Harper (VT) def. Dennis Uspensky (WF) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
6. Christian Seraphim (WF) def. Jai Corbett (VT) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #7 Andreas Bjerrehus/Joao Monteiro (VT) vs. #12 S Mansouri/C Seraphim (WF) 5-3, unf
2. #48 Jon Ho/Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. Amerigo Contini/Edoardo Tessaro (VT) 6-2
3. Dennis Uspensky/Romain Bogaerts (WF) def. Mitch Harper/Jai Corbett (VT) 6-2
Match Notes
Wake Forest 23-4 (7-1 ACC); National ranking #6
Virginia Tech 12-6 (4-4 ACC); National ranking #45
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,3,6,5,1,4)
T-2:42
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Fifth-ranked UCLA overcame the loss of the doubles point to defeat No. 36 Stanford 4-1. Stanford took the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 but UCLA was just a little too strong in singles.

Logan Staggs set the tone of the day with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Nolan Paige at No. 5 and Karue Sell would make it 2-1 Bruins with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Sameer Kumar at No. 4.

Martin Redlicki made it 3-1 with a 7-5, 7-6(4) win over David Wilczynski at No. 2 and Joseph Di Giulio clinch the match with a 7-6(5), 6-2 win over Maciek Romanowicz at No. 6.


#5 UCLA 4, #36 Stanford 1
Apr 01, 2016 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center) 
Doubles competition
1. #4 McDonald/Redlicki (UCLA) vs. Fawcett/Romanowicz (STAN) 4-5, unfinished
2. Paige/Wilczynski (STAN) def. Di Giulio/Sell (UCLA) 6-4
3. Goldberg/Kumar (STAN) def. Brymer/Cressy (UCLA) 6-3
Singles competition
1. #9 Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) vs. #6 Tom Fawcett (STAN) 4-6, 7-5, unfinished
2. #49 Martin Redlicki (UCLA) def. #56 David Wilczynski (STAN) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
3. #41 Gage Brymer (UCLA) vs. Michael Genender (STAN) 4-6, 6-5, unfinished
4. #98 Karue Sell (UCLA) def. #101 Sameer Kumar (STAN) 6-4, 6-4
5. Logan Staggs (UCLA) def. Nolan Paige (STAN) 6-2, 6-2
6. Joseph Di Giulio (UCLA) def. #110 Maciek Romanowicz (STAN) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
Match Notes
Stanford 9-7; National ranking #36
UCLA 15-2; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (5,4,2,6)
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Ninth-ranked USC dropped the doubles point against Cal but turned things around in singles to defeat No. 16 Cal 4-2.

Cal took the doubles point with a 6-0 win at No. 1 and a 6-3 win at No. 3 and then each team split opening sets in singles.

Nick Crystal, Logan Smith, and Thibault Forget won in straight sets for USC at 2, 3, and 5 while Cal got a straight set win from Filip Bergevi at 4.

USC senior Max de Vroome would clinch the match with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 win over Florian Lakat at No. 1.


#9 USC 4, #16 California 2
April 1, 2016 - Marks Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Doubles competition
1. #44 Bergevi/Lakat (CAL) def. #38 Crystal/Verboven (USC) - 6-0
2. de Vroome/Jaede (USC) def. Goransson/Griffith (USC) - 6-2
3. Nishimura/Shen (CAL) def. Forget/T. Smith (USC) - 6-3
Singles competition
1. #25 Max de Vroome (USC) def. #28 Florian Lakat (CAL) - 5-7, 6-2, 6-1*
2. #55 Nick Crystal (USC) def. #40 Billy Griffith (CAL) - 6-2, 6-4
3. #58 Logan Smith (USC) def. #17 Andre Goransson (CAL) - 6-2, 6-4
4. Filip Bergevi (CAL) def. #109 Jake DeVine (USC) - 7-6 (5), 6-4
5. Thibault Forget (USC) def. #62 Oskar Wikberg (CAL) - 6-3, 6-1
6. Rob Bellamy (USC) vs. J.T. Nishimura (CAL) - 2-6, 7-6 (5), 2-1 susp.
Match Notes:
USC 12-4; National ranking #9
Cal 11-4; National ranking #16
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,2,3,4,1*)

Post-Match Quote from USC's recap
"It was great to open the facility with the energy we had today, head coach Peter Smith said of the Trojans' first match at the newly renovated Marks Stadium. "The energy from our crowd transferred to our team.  It was just a gritty performance from the boys."

Post-Match Quote from Cal's recap
"We did a great job in doubles, but we struggled to bring that same energy to the singles, Cal head coach Peter Wright said. "We had our opportunities today, and it's certainly disappointing to come away with a loss. We're looking forward to a battle with UCLA tomorrow.
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The biggest upset of the day took place at the site of this year's NCAA Championships as No. 24 Tulsa took out No. 8 Oklahoma State 4-1. Oklahoma State was down a couple of players with neither Julian Cash or Lukas Finzelberg in the lineup and Tulsa took advantage of the situation.

Tulsa took the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 then each team took three first sets in singles. Tulsa got a quick 6-1, 6-1 win from Francois Kellerman over Mateo Ruiz at No. 5 and Majed Kilani would make it 3-0 with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Jurence Mendoza at No. 4.

Lucas Gerch kept Oklahoma State in the match with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 win over Juan Matias Gonzalez at No. 2 but Daniel Santos would clinch the win for the Golden Hurricane with a 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 win over Nathan Roper at No. 6.

Note - Ruiz had only played in 1 dual-match prior to tonight while Roper was playing his fourth dual-match.

Oklahoma State was riding high just a few weeks ago but things seem to have taken a sharp turn in the other direction. The schedule isn't going to get any easier down the stretch so if the Cowboys can't rally the troops they're going to end up going on the road for the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

#24 Tulsa def. #8 Oklahoma State, 4-1
April 1, 2016 | Case Tennis Center | Tulsa, Oklahoma
Doubles competition
1. Lucas Gerch/Jurence Mendoza (OSU) def. Matthew Kirby/Okkie Kellerman (TUL), 6-3
2. Dominic Bechard/Dylan McCloskey (TUL) def. Tristan Meraut/Nathan Roper (OSU), 6-2
3. Majed Kilani/Carlos Bautista (TUL) def. Arjun Kadhe/Mateo Ruiz (OSU), 6-4
Singles competition
1. #121 Arjun Kadhe (OSU 13.98) vs. #53 Or Ram-Harel (TUL 13.90), 4-6, 7-6(4), 4-3 unf.
2. Lucas Gerch (OSU 13.83) def. Juan Matias Gonzalez (TUL 13.37), 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
3. Tristan Meraut (OSU 13.53) vs. Carlos Bautista (TUL 13.30), 7-5, 4-6, 6-6 (1-5) unf.  
4. Majed Kilani (TUL 13.53) def. Jurence Mendoza (OSU 13.31), 6-4, 6-4
5. Francois Kellerman (TUL 12.73) def. Mateo Ruiz (OSU 12.91), 6-1, 6-1
6. Daniel Santos (TUL 12.63) def. Nathan Roper (OSU 12.37), 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2
Match Notes
Tulsa 10-9; National ranking #24
Oklahoma State 16-3; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (5,4,2,6)
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#19 Kentucky 5, Tennessee 2
Apr 01, 2016 at Knoxville, Tenn. (Barksdale Stadium)
Singles competition
1. Luis Valero (UT) def. #26 William Bushamuka (UK) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-2 
2. Nils Ellefsen (UK) def. Timo Stodder (UT) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
3. Srdjan Jakovljevic (UT) def. Trey Yates (UK) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
4. Enzo Wallart (UK) def. Jack Schipanski (UT) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
5. Austin Hussey (UK) def. Preston Touliatos (UT) 7-5, 5-7, 1-0 (14-12) 
6. Jake Stefanik (UK) def. Jack Heslin (UT) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Enzo Wallart/Nils Ellefsen (UK) def. #26 Jack Schipanski/Luis Valero (UT) 7-6 (8-6)
2. Trey Yates/William Bushamuka (UK) def. Preston Touliatos/Jack Heslin (UT) 7-5
3. Srdjan Jakovljevic/Timo Stodder (UT) def. Ryotaro Matsumura/Austin Hussey (UK) 6-3
Match Notes:
Kentucky 15-5  ; National ranking #19
Tennessee 6-12
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,6,4,1,3,5)

Post-Match Quotes from UK's recap
"A road win in our conference is never easy. Winning the doubles point was nice. We played much better in the big points.

"Our guys are a little tired right now. We talked about taking care of themselves better for the end of the season. I expect them to do it. Healthy, we can be an elite team, but it comes with sacrifice that other teams are not willing to do. We will rest and get back to work.


Other Friday Scores:
#29 Washington def. Utah 4-3 - UW recap
#39 Oregon def. Arizona 4-0

#4 Ohio State def. #60 Iowa 4-0
#12 Northwestern def. #30 Wisconsin 4-0
#15 Illinois def. Minnesota 4-0
#20 Michigan def. Indiana 4-1
#33 Penn State def. Nebraska 4-3 - PSU recap

#22 Florida State def. #51 Notre Dame 4-3 - FSU recap - Lock 7-6 in the 3rd
#31 Georgia Tech def. #67 Miami 5-2
#75 Duke def. #42 NC State 5-2
Clemson def. Boston College 4-3 - CU recap

#11 Florida def. #43 Vanderbilt 5-2
#14 Arkansas def. #41 Alabama 4-3 - Arky recap - nice comeback
#37 Ole Miss def. #25 Mississippi State 4-3 - Ole Miss recap - record crowd
#44 LSU def. #59 South Carolina 4-3 - LSU recap - two rain delays

#2 TCU def. UT Arlington 4-0
#2 TCU def. #26 Rice 4-1
#18 Oklahoma def. #17 South Florida 4-1

#58 Utah State def. #70 New Mexico 4-3 - USU recap - Swindells 6-4 in 3rd
#68 Loyola Marymount def. #72 Pacific 4-3 - Box Score
#35 Memphis def. #64 Middle Tennessee State 4-1
#54 Pepperdine def. St. Mary's CA 4-0
#57 East Tennessee State def. Furman 6-1
#69 Boise State def. Air Force 6-1
#49 UC Santa Barbara def. Hawaii 7-0

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Just when you think you've seen it all you get a day like today with one thrilling finish after another. Before I can even talk about all the 4-3 matches I got to give a shoutout to No. 55 Notre Dame who absolutely stunned top-ranked North Carolina in one of the biggest upsets, in terms of ranking, in college tennis history.

The Fighting Irish entered the night with a 12-12 record, and that was after beating Chicago State twice last Sunday, so most people probably figured at best they'd win a set or maybe a court but surely not the match. It was the final home match of the season for Notre Dame which meant it was the swan song for the five seniors on the roster. Four of the seniors (Monaghan, Lawson, Sabacinski, Montoya) would start and they would each play a role in the upset victory.

Notre Dame grabbed the early momentum by going up breaks at No. 2 (4-0) and No. 3 doubles (3-0) while No. 1 stayed on serve. UNC's Robert Kelly and Brett Clark were the first off the court with a 6-4 victory at No. 1 but UND's Grayson Broadus and Nicolas Montoya would counter with a 6-4 win of their own at No. 3. UNC's Jack Murray and Brayden Schnur came back from 0-4 down to get within 4-5 but UND's Eddy Covalschi and Josh Hagar would hold on the deciding point to win it 6-4.

The outcome of the doubles point was just as surprising as anything else because the Irish had lost the point seven times in their last eight matches (didn't count Chicago State because they split 1 and 2 and won 3 by forfeit) while the Tar Heels had won the point in 12 of their last 13 matches.

North Carolina's Jack Murray, who normally plays at No. 4, was a late scratch from the singles lineup so Robert Kelly and Anu Kodali were bumped up a spot and Blaine Boyden came off the bench to play at No. 6.

Notre Dame jumped on North Carolina in singles and took opening sets at 1, 3, 4, and 5. Notre Dame senior Quentin Monaghan was the first to finish with an 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over Brayden Schnur at No. 1. Monaghan broke Schnur go up 5-3 in the third and then held serve to close it out.

Notre Dame freshman Grayson Broadus extended the lead to 3-0 with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over North Carolina freshman Blaine Boyden at No. 6 but then North Carolina junior Ronnie Schneider would put the Tar Heels on the board with a tight 7-6(6), 7-6(5) win over Josh Hagar at No. 2.

North Carolina had just got a split at No. 3 and both No. 4 and No. 5 were heading to third set tiebreaks so the match was still very much up in the air.

Notre Dame senior Alex Lawson would put an end to the suspense with an upset clinching 6-4, 6-7(5), 7-6(6) win over Robert Kelly at No. 4.


The remaining matches were played out with Notre Dame senior Kenneth Sabacinski outlasting North Carolina freshman Anu Kodali 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(10) at No. 5 and North Carolina senior Brett Clark knocking off Eddy Covalschi 6-7(2), 7-5, 6-2 at No. 3.

The last time Notre Dame had defeated a No. 1 team was all the way back on May 18, 1992, then they beat USC. As of this minute I expect UNC to come up from No. 55 to around No. 43 but it all depends on how everyone else does too.

ND Celebration (Photo by Marcus Snowden/ND)



#55 Notre Dame 5, #1 North Carolina 2
Eck Tennis Center, Notre Dame, Ind.
Doubles competition
1. #1 Robert Kelly/Brett Clark (UNC) d. #12 Quentin Monaghan/Alex Lawson (ND), 6-4
2. #79 Eddy Covalschi/Josh Hagar (ND) d. #17 Jack Murray/Brayden Schnur (UNC), 6-4
3. Grayson Broadus/Nicolas Montoya (ND) d. Ronnie Schneider/Anu Kodali (UNC), 6-4
Singles competition
1. #31 Quentin Monaghan (ND 13.83) d. #29 Brayden Schnur (UNC 14.07), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
2. #27 Ronnie Schneider (UNC 13.99). d. Josh Hagar (ND 13.58), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5)
3. #50 Brett Clark (UNC 14.05) d. Eddy Covalschi (ND 13.20), 6-7 (2), 7-5, 6-2
4. Alex Lawson (ND 13.32) d. #82 Robert Kelly (UNC 14.01), 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6)
5. Kenneth Sabacinski (ND 12.88) d. Anu Kodali (UNC 13.29), 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (10)
6. Grayson Broadus (ND 12.97) d. Blaine Boyden (UNC 13.35), 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Match Notes
North Carolina 21-3 (6-3 ACC); National ranking #1
Notre Dame 13-12 (5-6 ACC); National ranking #55
Order of finish:  Singles (1,6,2,4,5,3); Doubles (1,3,2)
T-3:21 A-255

Post-Match Quotes from UND's recap
"This is as special as it is because [North Carolina is] so good, the Callaghan Family Men's Head Tennis Coach Ryan Sachire said. "They have done so well this year and we couldn't have more respect for their program and their team, coaches and players. That's what set the table for something magical for our guys tonight.

"Brayden's a good player and has a lot of firepower, and he just kind of got off to a slow start, so I knew if I competed well early in the set and gave myself a chance, I was going to be able to pull it out, Monaghan said.

"I had a sense that we were up in the match because I heard some screaming from the other side and a lot of cheering and saw [Broadus] get the job done, so I thought we might have been at three [points], Lawson said. "It's tough to keep your focus on each point and I think I did a really good job of that. I got down early [at 2-4] and got it back and got a match point at 6-5 and stayed calm after I didn't get that one and got the job done right after that.

"This is the best Notre Dame memory I've had, Sabacinski said. "I was just trying to do what [Sachire] was telling me to the best of my ability not thinking too much about winning or losing, but thinking about what I'm trying to do every point and trusting the process.

"As a team this was probably the biggest win [of our careers], said Monaghan of the senior class. "Obviously in the moment it feels like there's nothing better. To beat the No. 1 team in the country is pretty special and on our senior night we probably couldn't ask for a better ending.

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A season-high crowd of 1681 was on hand in Athens, Georgia, Friday evening and for most of the match it wasn't looking too good for the home team.

Florida got off to a nice start in doubles when Maxx Lipman and Elliott Orkin defeated Paul Oosterbaan and Jan Zielinski 6-3 at No. 2 doubles. Lipman and Orkin broke for 5-3, when Georgia double faulted on the deciding point, and then Orkin served it out at love. Georgia's Emil Reinberg and Wayne Montgomery won a tiebreak at No. 3 doubles by a 7-6(4) score over Alfredo Perez and Chase Perez-Blanco so the point would be decided at No. 1. Georgia's Austin Smith and Ben Wagland went up 5-4, after Gordon Watson double faulted on the deciding point, but Watson and Diego Hidalgo would break Smith's serve from 15-40 to even it at 5-5. Hidalgo held at love for 6-5 and then Wagland went up 40-30 on his serve. Florida got it to the deciding point when Watson hit a volley winner at the net and then the Gators would get a look at a second serve on the deciding point. Wagland came in and Hidalgo ripped a return right at his feet and all Wagland could do was pop it up and Watson swatted it away for a winner to clinch it.

Florida made an interesting substitution to its singles lineup by starting Josh Wardell at No. 6 despite the fact that he hadn't played since January 17. McClain Kessler had started the previous nine matches at No. 6, going 6-3, but he must have pulled something in the match against Virginia on Wednesday.

Florida would jump out to early break leads at 1, 2, 4, and 5 and would take the opening set on each of those courts while Georgia got sets at 3 and 6.

Georgia senior Nick Wood would run his winning streak to eight with a quick 6-2, 6-2 win over Josh Wardell at No. 6. Georgia redshirt sophomore Paul Oosterbaan would put the Bulldogs ahead 2-1 with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Elliott Orkin at No. 3 in a match that Oosterbaan led just about the entire way.


Florida senior Diego Hidalgo would tie it up at 2-2 with a win over Austin Smith at No. 1. Hidalgo served for the first set up 5-2 but Smith broke and held for 5-4. Hidalgo finally served it out on his second attempt to take the opening set 6-4. Hidalgo broke Smith to start the second set but Smith would break back to even it at 2-2. Hidalgo returned the favor and broke on the next game and then a few games later he'd hold on the deciding point to win it 6-4, 6-4.

Florida appeared to be closing in on a huge win because Alfredo Perez was serving for the match at No. 2, Chase Perez-Blanco was serving for the match at No. 5, and Gordon Watson was serving up 3-1 in the third at No. 4.

Alfredo Perez took the opening set over Wayne Montgomery at No. 2 by a 6-2 score and then he broke Montgomery to go up 4-2 in the second. Montgomery would break back and hold for 4-4 before Perez held for 5-4. Montgomery would fight off a match point, on the deciding point, to hold for 5-5 and then he'd quickly break to go up 6-5. Montgomery would serve out the second set to take it 7-5.


Chase Perez-Blanco and Jan Zielinski played a streaky first set at No. 5. Perez-Blanco won the first three games, Zielinski took the next three, and then Perez-Blanco took the last three to take the set 6-3. Perez-Blanco broke Zielinski to start the second set but Zielinski broke back and held. Perez-Blanco would break for 4-3 and hold for 5-3 but Zielinski wouldn't go away. The Georgia freshman fought off two match points to hold for 4-5 and then he broke Perez-Blanco on the deciding point to tie it at 5-5. Zielinski would hold for 6-5 and then break to take the set 7-5.

On the next court over, Florida senior Gordon Watson led Georgia freshman Walker Duncan 3-1 in the third but Duncan would take the next four to go up 5-3. Watson held for 4-5 but Duncan served it out to take it 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Jan Zielinski would sprint out to a 3-0 lead in the third set at No. 5 but Chase Perez-Blanco would take the next three to tie it at 3-3. After three straight holds, Zielinski would break Perez-Blanco to seal the Georgia win.

Wayne Montgomery would finish off the night by closing out Alfredo Perez 6-3 in the third at No. 2 to make the final score 5-2.


John Frierson also had a great recap of this match with some more quotes - give it a read.

#7 Georgia 5, #14 Florida 2
April 8, 2016 at Athens, Ga. (Dan Magill Tennis Complex) 
Singles competition
1. #17 Diego Hidalgo (FLA) def. #22 Austin Smith (UGA) 6-4, 6-4
2. #34 Wayne Montgomery (UGA) def. #109 Alfredo Perez (FLA) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
3. Paul Oosterbaan (UGA) def. #33 Elliott Orkin (FLA) 6-4, 6-4
4. #111 Walker Duncan (UGA) def. Gordon Watson (FLA) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
5. Jan Zielinski (UGA) def. #84 Chase Perez-Blanco (FLA) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
6. Nick Wood (UGA) def. Joshua Wardell (FLA) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #3 Diego Hidalgo/Gordon Watson (FLA) def. #4 Austin Smith/Ben Wagland (UGA) 7-5
2. #58 Maxx Lipman/Elliott Orkin (FLA) def. Paul Oosterbaan/Jan Zielinski (UGA) 6-3
3. Emil Reinberg/Wayne Montgomery (UGA) def. Alfredo Perez/Chase Perez-Blanco (FLA) 7-6 (4)
Match Notes
Florida 12-5, 7-2; National ranking #14
Georgia 15-3, 9-0; National ranking #7
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,3,1,4,5,2)
Official: Clark Weaver T-3:11 A-1681

Post-Match Quotes from Georgia's recap
"I'm so proud of our team, head coach Manuel Diaz said. "For our guys to go out, regroup and fight the way that they did says a lot about them. I couldn't be prouder. We certainly earned this one. Florida has a really great team, and for us to overcome them playing so well makes me exceptionally proud of our guys."

Post-Match Quotes from head coach Bryan Shelton via Florida's recap
On the match tonight... 
"It was a tough match. We came out and played as well as we possibly could in the doubles. I felt like our team came out ready to play. I felt like our team was ready to play and they really executed down the stretch in the doubles. Gordon and Diego to clinch the point, being down a break and ultimately winning that set was huge for us.

Once again, we did a great job responding early in the singles. I think for our group right now, there is just a little bit of doubt when we get in the position to close out matches and close out sets. In a couple of these matches, we are just stalling out a little bit and not playing as aggressively to close out the matches. Certainly we had opportunities at number two tonight at match point. We had match point at number five.

We just have to see it, believe it and go make it happen in those moments and play aggressively. I just don't think we quite did that tonight. I give Georgia a lot of credit. They came back and just continued to compete and use the crowd to their advantage. They energized themselves. Once they got rolling, they were tough. They gained a lot of momentum. That is what home court advantage does for you. I give them a lot of credit. They played well tonight. We will just have to come back and get after South Carolina on Sunday."
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TCU and Oklahoma played a 4-3 thriller in last year's NCAA semifinals and the two teams gave the 1287 on hand in Fort Worth another great one tonight.

TCU stormed out to a 1-0 lead after taking it to OU at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in doubles. Trevor Johnson and Guillermo Nunez won 6-1 at No. 2 and Reese Stalder and Hudson Blake won 6-0 at No. 1. The match at No. 3 was abandoned with OU leading 5-0.

Oklahoma welcomed Andrew Harris back to the singles lineup for the first time since last May and his addition meant that everyone except Axel Alvarez got to slide down a spot.

Each team took three opening sets in singles and five of the six matches would end up finishing in straight sets.

Alex Ghilea quickly tied the match at 1-1 with a 6-1, 6-0 rout of Eduardo Nava at No. 4 and Florin Bragusi wasn't too far behind as he rolled over Jerry Lopez 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5.

Axel Alvarez would make it 3-1 with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Cameron Norrie at No. 1 but TCU still had set leads on each of the remaining courts.

TCU's Trevor Johnson made it 3-2 with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Andre Biro at No. 6 and Alex Rybakov tied the match at 3-3 by defeating Andrew Harris 7-6, 6-4 at No. 2.

Oklahoma's Spencer Papa would force a third set at No. 3 by breaking Guillermo Nunez's 5-5 service game and then serving it out for a 7-5 second set. Papa would break Nunez to go up 3-2 in the third but Nunez would break back and hold for 4-3. Papa then held for 4-4 and broke to go up 5-4 but he'd be unable to serve it out as Nunez broke back for 5-5. Each would hold one more time to get the match to a tiebreak and then it was all Nunez as he raced out to a 4-1 lead and took it 7-3.

TCU's win snapped a nine-match losing streak to OU and gave the Horned Frogs its first win over the Sooners since 2008.




#2 TCU 4, #9 Oklahoma 3
Apr 08, 2016 at Fort Worth, Texas (Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #36 Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU) def. #3 Cameron Norrie (TCU) 6-2, 6-4
2. #16 Alex Rybakov (TCU) def. Andrew Harris (OU) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
3. #61 Guillermo Nuez (TCU) def. #59 Spencer Papa (OU) 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3)
4. #51 Alex Ghilea (OU) def. Eduardo Nava (TCU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Florin Bragusi (OU) def. Jerry Lopez (TCU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Trevor Johnson (TCU) def. Andre Biro (OU) 6-3, 7-5
Doubles competition
1. #82 Reese Stalder/Hudson Blake (TCU) def. #40 Axel Alvarez Llamas/Andrew Harris (OU) 6-0
2. Trevor Johnson/Guillermo Nuez (TCU) def. #85 Spencer Papa/Alex Ghilea (OU) 6-1
3. Cameron Norrie/Alex Rybakov (TCU) vs. Maxime Mora/Andre Biro (OU) 0-5, unfinished
Match Notes:
Oklahoma 11-8, 0-1; National ranking #9
TCU 19-2, 1-0; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (4,5,1,6,2,3)
T-3:05 A-1287


Post-Match Quotes from head coach David Roditi via TCU's recap

Opening Statement
"What an unbelievable college match. This match had a lot of hype for many reasons. Oklahoma has a hell of a team with Andrew Harris back in the lineup and they have one of the best teams in the nation. We are ranked No. 2 right now and have one of the best teams in the nation, so very seldom does a match that has so much hype and so many expectations exceed those expectations. For this match to come down to the wire and have Oklahoma serve for the match and have Guillermo (Nuez) come back and pull out a huge win is hard to describe with words.

"I am glad there was no drama. Our crowd and our fans were great. It was just a good, clean college match. I was so impressed with the way Oklahoma came out at us at No. 1 singles. Axel Alvarez Llamas played an unbelievable match and for Harris to be playing at that level, (Alex) Rybakov had to really dig in to get a great win, which is pretty impressive. Oklahoma is only getting better and stronger as the year goes on. Their team is going to be really tough to deal with come postseason."

On the doubles matches
"Our doubles was the most impressive doubles I have ever been a part of. The level of play that Hudson Blake and Reese Stalder showed at No. 1 doubles, they could have beaten the Bryan brothers today. They played flawless, had unbelievable energy, executed exactly what they wanted to do out there, knew what they were going to expect and they executed perfectly. It was such a pleasure to watch those guys come so far and beat two of the best players in the nation, 6-0. It is something that they can be very proud of and speaks so much about their journey to this point. With Guillermo and Trevor (Johnson), we always felt that it could be a very good team and they showed it today beating two very good players as well. That was a great doubles point."
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Kentucky had a near-miss on Wednesday against Ohio State but on Friday evening the Wildcats were able to seal the deal against a top 10 opponent with a 4-3 thriller over No. 10 Texas A&M.

Texas A&M took the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 and then the teams split first sets on the four indoor courts.

Texas A&M sophomore Arthur Rinderknech extended the Aggies lead to 2-0 with a 6-4, 6-4 win over William Bushamuka at No. 1 but Kentucky freshman Ryotaro Matsumura countered with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Shane Vinsant at No. 2.

Kentucky junior Nils Ellefsen tied the match at 2-2 with a 7-5, 7-6(2) win over Jordi Arconada at No. 3 but Texas A&M sophomore AJ Catanzariti put the Aggies back on top with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 win over Enzo Wallart at No. 4.

The final two courts to go on would both go the distance and Kentucky would take them both. Sophomore Trey Yates came back from a set down to record a Universal Tennis Rating upset over Jackson Withrow 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 5. Kentucky freshman Austin Hussey would finish off the Aggies with a 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(2) win over Max Lunkin at No. 6.



After the match there was more talk about an inordinate amount of overrules against the visiting team which has become a common theme lately in Lexington. There's always two sides to every story but when you hear the same thing time and time again there must be something to it. I've heard it from opposing teams that have both won and lost in Lexington so you can't say its just sour grapes. I don't know what the procedure is to have an officiating crew evaluated but it sounds like something needs to be done. It's one thing if a school has a home court advantage due to large crowds but its another if they are overruling opposing players at two or three times the rate of the host. I don't know the actual statistics on the number of overrules for each team in Lexington but from what I keep hearing it doesn't like it's equal. We need to have fair environments at all venues so hopefully this isn't something that continues in the future.

#20 Kentucky 4, #10 Texas A&M 3
04/08/16 at Lexington, Kentucky (Boone Tennis Center - Indoors) 
Singles competition
1. #21 Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU 14.35) def. #25 William Bushamuka (UK 14.07) 6-4, 6-4
2. #52 Ryotaro Matsumura (UK 14.35) def. #44 Shane Vinsant (TAMU 14.02) 6-3, 6-4
3. Nils Ellefsen (UK 13.82) def. #125 Jordi Arconada (TAMU 13.81) 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)
4. AJ Catanzariti (TAMU 13.52) def. Enzo Wallart (UK 13.11) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
5. Trey Yates (UK 13.02) def. Jackson Withrow (TAMU 14.11) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. Austin Hussey (UK 12.88) def. Max Lunkin (TAMU 13.48) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-2)
Doubles competition
1. Nils Ellefsen/Enzo Wallart (UK) vs. Aleksandre Bakshi/Jackson Withrow (TAMU) 5-6, unfinished
2. #78 Shane Vinsant/Harrison Adams (TAMU) def. William Bushamuka/Trey Yates (UK) 6-4
3. Max Lunkin/Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU) def. Ryotaro Matsumura/Austin Hussey (UK) 6-4
Match Notes:
Texas A&M 22-8; National ranking #10
Kentucky 17-6; National ranking #20
Order of finish: Doubles (2, 3); Singles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Post-Match Quotes from Kentucky's recap
"It was a big win tonight, head coach Cedric Kauffmann said. "To win the match against a top-10 team again with this young team is special. We have a lot of respect for Texas A&M's players and coaches. They do a great job.

"The night goes to Trey Yates and Austin Hussey our Kentucky boy, Kauffmann added. "To be down 3-2 in overall score, down a set at five, and to win a breaker for the match was a gutsy effort by those two players. I am so happy for them. They showed a lot of poise and toughness out there.
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Texas Tech faced its first top 50 team at home on Friday afternoon and after a battle on several courts it pulled out a 5-2 win over No. 18 Tulsa.

Brett Masi split up his top doubles team of Felipe Soares and Hugo Dojas, last year's NCAA runner-ups, and the change paid off as Tech won at No. 2 and No. 3 with Dojas and Carlos DiLaura clinching at No. 3.

Texas Tech took five first sets in singles with each of the top three courts going to tiebreaks. Tech freshman Bjorn Thomson rolled over Daniel Santos 6-2, 6-1 at No. 6 and sophomore Alex Sendegeya put Tech up 3-0 with a 7-6, 6-3 win over Carlos Bautista at No. 3.

Tulsa freshman Majed Kilani put the Golden Hurricane on the board with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Jolan Cailleau at No. 4 but Texas Tech sophomore Connor Curry would clinch the match with a 6-2, 7-6(9) win over Francois Kellerman at No. 5.

The two remaining matches were played out with TT's Felipe Soares winning a 10-point supertiebreak at No. 1 while Tulsa's Juan Matias-Gonzalez won at No. 2 after they played a 10-point supertiebreak at 1-1 in the 3rd.



#11 Texas Tech 5, #18 Tulsa 2
04/08/16 at Lubbock, Texas (McLeod Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #20 Felipe Soares (TT) def. #46 Or Ram-Harel (TULSA) 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)
2. Juan Matias-Gonzalez (TULSA) def. #98 Hugo Dojas (TT) 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 2-1 (10-7)
3. #117 Alex Sendegeya (TT) def. Carlos Bautista (TULSA) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
4. Majed Kilani (TULSA) def. Jolan Cailleau (TT) 7-5, 7-5
5. Connor Curry (TT) def. Francois Kellerman (TULSA) 6-2, 7-6 (11-9)
6. Bjorn Thomson (TT) def. Daniel Santos (TULSA) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #77 Matthew Kirby/Okkie Kellerman (TULSA) def. Alex Sendegeya/Bjorn Thomson (TT) 6-3
2. Connor Curry/Felipe Soares (TT) def. Dominic Bechard/Dylan McCloskey (TULSA) 6-1
3. Carlos DiLaura/Hugo Dojas (TT) def. Carlos Bautista/Majed Kilani (TULSA) 7-5
Match Notes
Tulsa 14-10; National ranking #18
Texas Tech 23-3; National ranking #11
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,3,4,5,2,1)
T-3:00 A-285

Post-Match Quotes from TT's recap
"I'm really happy we won, Texas Tech head coach Brett Masi said. "We tried some new doubles pairings today and they paid off for us. In singles we won three first-set tiebreakers, which was huge. I think overall we're in a good place heading into our last four Big 12 matches.
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Texas rebounded from a tough 4-3 loss at Baylor by knocking off No. 12 Oklahoma State 4-0 in a match that was played about 20 miles from campus at the Polo Tennis Club in Dripping Springs. The Longhorns took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 and then they took four opening sets in singles. 

Texas senior Michael Riechmann was the first off the court with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Lukas Finzelberg at No. 5 and junior George Goldhoff put UT a point away from the clinch with a 7-6, 6-3 win over Julian Cash at No. 1.

Texas freshman Rodrigo Banzer would clinch the match with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Tristan Meraut at No. 4. 

The remaining matches were abandoned with No. 2 about to split sets while Oklahoma State was close to get wins at No. 3 and No. 6.

It sure will be nice when Texas opens up its new facility next year so they don't have to keep playing these matches at different places all across the Greater Austin area. 

#17 Texas 4, #12 Oklahoma State 0
04/08/16 at Dripping Springs, Texas (Polo Tennis Club) 
Doubles competition
1. No. 68 Adrian Ortiz/Michael Riechmann (UT) def. Lucas Gerch/Jurence Mendoza (OSU), 6-3
2. No. 86 George Goldhoff/Julian Zlobinsky (UT) def. Arjun Kadhe/Tristan Meraut (OSU), 6-3
3. John Mee/Harrison Scott (UT) vs. Lukas Finzelberg/Julian Cash (OSU), 4-4, susp.
Singles competition
1. No. 87 George Goldhoff (UT) def. No. 45 Julian Cash (OSU), 7-6 (0), 6-3
2. Harrison Scott (UT) vs. No. 121 Arjun Kadhe (OSU), 7-5, 2-5, susp.
3. Lucas Gerch (OSU) vs. Adrian Ortiz (UT) 7-5, 5-2, susp.
4. Rodrigo Banzer (UT) def. Tristan Meraut (OSU), 7-5, 6-2
5. Michael Riechmann (UT) def. Lukas Finzelberg (OSU), 7-5, 6-1
6. Jurence Mendoza (OSU) vs. John Mee (UT) 6-3, 5-5, susp
Match Notes
Texas 16-7 (1-1 Big 12); National ranking #17
Oklahoma State 16-4 (0-1 Big 12); National ranking #12
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (5,1,4)

Post Match Quotes from head coach Michael Center via Texas's recap

On tonight's match: I thought we really executed well in the doubles today, which we haven't done in the last few matches. I thought that was a big momentum builder for us to finish off the doubles, so I was really pleased with that. I knew the singles would be a challenge and there were a lot of first sets that could have gone either way. I think we got four of them, saved some set points on some courts, and when we really got the momentum, I thought we did a great job of pushing down the pedal to the metal and really finished them off. They have a really great team, obviously; they have been ranked in the top five for most of the year. It was a great team win. I thought the guys who weren't playing were cheering really hard and we competed very well. We took our opportunities tonight when we got momentum and we took advantage of it.

On the tight first sets in the singles: George [Goldhoff] was in a tiebreaker and Michael Riechmann and [Rodrigo] Banzer were all in really tight first sets where we saved set points. Even Harrison Scott was down in the first set. Those first four sets could have gone their way, so those four guys putting those first four sets on the board really put a lot of pressure on them. We could have lost all six first sets, so I thought that was really key tonight.
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It's definitely been a season to forget up on Rocky Top but it looked like the Vols were finally going to get a breakthrough win on Friday afternoon against No. 39 LSU.

LSU jumped out to the early 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point with wins at No 2 and No. 3 but Tennessee rebounded by taking four first sets in singles.

Tennessee junior Jack Schipanski blew out LSU freshman Nikola Samardzic 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4 and freshman Timo Stodder put the Vols ahead with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Justin Butsch at No. 2.

Tennessee sophomore Luis Valero was serving for the match at No. 1 up 6-3, 5-4 on Jordan Daigle when play was halted due to rain.

Here were the scores at the time of the delay:
1. Valero (UT) 6-3, *5-4, 0-30
3. Csonka (LSU) 6-4, 5-2*
5. Arias (LSU) 2-1*, 30-40, in 3rd
6. Fruend (LSU) 6-1, *5-6

After roughly 30 minutes play restarted and Valero was able to come back from a 0-30 hole to close out Daigle 6-3, 6-4.

Seconds later LSU sophomore Gabor Csonka would break Tennessee freshman Srdjan Jakovljevic to close out a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 3 and then a few seconds after that LSU sophomore Simon Freund would close out Jack Heslin 6-1, 7-6(7) at No. 6. So within three minutes of play restarting the score went from 2-1 UT to tied at 3-3.

The remaining match left on court was at No. 5 between LSU senior Boris Arias and Tennessee sophomore Preston Touliatos. After play resumed, Touliatos fought off break points to hold for 2-2 in the third then he'd break for 3-2 and hold for 4-2. Touliatos served for the match up 5-4 but Arias broke from 15-40 to even it at 5-5. After two more holds it'd go to a match deciding tiebreak. Touliatos went up 3-1 but Arias took the next four to go up *5-3. Touliatos took the next two to tie it at 5-5 but Arias took the last two to close it out.



#39 LSU 4, Tennessee 3
Apr 08, 2016 at Knoxville, Tenn. (Barksdale Stadium) 
Singles competition
1. #109 Luis Valero (UT) def. #79 Jordan Daigle (LSU) 6-3, 6-4
2. Timo Stodder (UT) def.  #95 Justin Butsch (LSU) 6-3, 6-3
3. Gabor Csonka (LSU) def. Srdjan Jakovljevic (UT) 6-4, 6-2
4. Jack Schipanski (UT) def. Nikola Samardzic (LSU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Boris Arias (LSU) def. Preston Touliatos (UT) 0-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
6. Simon Freund (LSU) def. Jack Heslin (UT) 6-1, 7-6 (9-7)
Doubles competition
1. #11 Jordan Daigle/Boris Arias (LSU) def. #15 Jack Schipanski/Luis Valero (UT) 7-5
2. Justin Butsch/Tam Trinh (LSU) def. Preston Touliatos/Jack Heslin (UT) 7-5
3. Srdjan Jakovljevic/Timo Stodder (UT) def. Andrew Korinek/Gabor Csonka (LSU) 6-2
Match Notes:
LSU 13-9 (4-6 SEC); National ranking #39 
Tennessee 11-13 (0-9 SEC)
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,2,1,3,6,5)

Post-Match Quotes from LSU's recap
"Finding a way to win in a tough situation is a special thing, head coach Jeff Brown said. "It was a tough day. It was very cold, windy and not a lot of atmosphere there. We had some guys really step up in Gabor (Csonka), Boris (Arias) and Simon (Freund). They stepped up in a tough situation against a very hungry team, against a desperate team and it was a win that took a lot of character more than great play. It just took a lot of character.

Post-Match Quotes from UT's recap
"First, I'm incredibly proud of this team and how they continue to turn up and try to get better in practice," Tennessee head coach Sam Winterbotham said. "In these matches, they're fighting, giving everything they have. Today, we were one or two points away from getting over that hump. We're getting closer and closer. This team continues to fight and impress with their resiliency and desire to get over the hump. They're getting there. Different guys are stepping up.

"Now we're looking forward to Sunday's match against Texas A&M at noon. We look forward to a good crowd to support these guys."


Other Friday Scores:

ACC:
#3 Virginia def. #31 Georgia Tech 5-2 - UVA recap - UVA led 5-0 & GT won last two
#23 Florida State def. Louisville 4-3 - FSU recap - FSU led 4-0 & UL won last three
#40 Virginia Tech def. Clemson 5-2 - VT recap - Contini (#2/#3) didn't play singles for VT
#41 NC State def. #75 Miami FL 4-3 - NCST recap - Ivan Saleljic won decider 6-4 in 3rd

SEC:
#16 Arkansas def. #43 Vanderbilt 5-2 - ARK recap - VU took dubs & Arky took next five matches
#62 South Carolina def. #59 Auburn 4-3 - SC recap - Benton put SC ahead 4-2 by winning 6-1 in 3rd

Pac-12:
#4 UCLA def. Arizona 4-0 - UCLA recap - UCLA took dubs and won every completed set
#8 USC def. #72 Utah 4-1 - USC recap - de Vroome clinched 7-6, 6-4 at No. 1 - close match
#19 Cal def. #30 Washington 4-0 - CAL recap - Singles played first w Goransson clinching 6-2, 6-2
#42 Stanford def. #36 Oregon 4-2 - ST recap - Singles played first w Wilczynski clinching 6-3 in 3rd

Big Ten: 
#5 Ohio State def. Indiana 4-0 - IU recap - Diaz clinched 7-5, 6-4 at No. 2
#13 Northwestern def. Nebraska 4-1 - NW recap - Nebraska took dubs but NW won all singles sets
#15 Illinois def. #63 Iowa 4-0 - ILL recap - Aron Hiltzik clinched 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3
#21 Michigan def. Minnesota 4-1 - MICH recap - Tekavec clinched 6-4, 6-3 at No. 6
#33 Penn State def. #57 Michigan 4-1 - PSU recap - Barry clinched 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3
#44 Wisconsin def. Michigan State 7-0 - UW recap - UW won 12 of 14 singles sets
#63 Iowa def. Creighton 7-0 - UI recap - Iowa won 12 of 13 singles sets though several TBs

#29 San Diego def. San Francisco 6-0 - USD recap - Singles only - Uros got the gameball
#49 Denver def. Oral Roberts 6-1 - DU recap - ORU's only point came via a default
#56 Utah State def. Nevada 4-0 - USU recap - USU won all but one set in singles
#64 Boise State def. Fresno State 4-2 - BSU recap - Mitchell clinched 6-0 in 3rd


Published in Blogs
Sunday may not have been the most scintillating day of tennis, compared to say Friday, but there were still plenty of storylines to keep us all entertained.

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.

#22 South Florida 5, #27 Tulane 2
Apr 10, 2016 at New Orleans (City Park Pepsi Tennis Center)
Singles Competition
1. #5 Roberto Cid (USF 14.48) def. #1 Dominik Koepfer (TLN 14.73) 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6), 1-0 (10-3) 
2. #115 Constantin Schmitz (TLN 14.07) def. Sasha Gozun (USF 13.69) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7)
3. #42 Dominic Cotrone (USF 14.35) def. Sebastian Rey (TLN 13.53) 6-2, 7-6 (4)
4. Peter Bertran (USF 13.33) def. Chi-Shan Jao (TLN 13.53) 6-4, 7-6 (4)
5. Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz (USF 13.38) def. Alex Van Cott (TLN 12.79) 6-2, 6-2
6. Tyler Schick (TLN 13.04) def. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF 13.09) 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-5
Doubles Competition
1. #71 Sasha Gozun/Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) def. #26 Dominik Koepfer/Chi-Shan Jao (TLN) 6-3 
2. Constantin Schmitz/Tyler Schick (TLN) def. Peter Bertran/Dominic Cotrone (USF) 6-3
3. Roberto Cid/Ignacio Gonzalez (USF) def. Alex Van Cott/Ian Van Cott (TLN) 7-6 (7-4)
Match Notes:
USF 15-8; National ranking #22
Tulane 14-6; National ranking #27
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,4,3,2,1,6)

Post-Match Quotes from Joey Knight's Tampa Bay Times article
"(Cid) was super sharp," said Bulls coach Matt Hill,  "It was obviously a really, really high-level match, one he's been looking forward to all week. There were a ton of momentum swings, especially early on."

"I wouldn't say (Cid) squandered (the first set), I'd say Dominik took it," Hill said.

"I was telling Roberto he was doing all the right stuff...he just kind of stayed the course and was able to take him, and it was pretty windy here. To see that level being played in these conditions is really, really rare."



Post-Match Quotes from Tulane's recap
"Today we saw a lot of good things from our guys, but South Florida is a very solid team," Tulane head coach Mark Booras explained. "Both USF and us have had great years so we knew it was going to be a great match. We need to keep on investing and putting ourselves in the fire."
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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.

#2 TCU 4, #12 Oklahoma State 0
Apr 10, 2016 at Fort Worth, Texas (Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #3 Cameron Norrie (TCU 14.81) vs. #121 Arjun Kadhe (OSU 14.04) 6-3, 5-4, unf
2. Lucas Gerch (OSU 13.89) vs. #16 Alex Rybakov (TCU 14.46) 7-6 (5-7), 2-3, unf
3. #61 Guillermo Nuez (TCU 13.90) def. Tristan Meraut (OSU 13.59) 6-2, 6-4
4. Eduardo Nava (TCU 13.91) vs. Jurence Mendoza (OSU 13.26) 7-5, 3-1, unf
5. Jerry Lopez (TCU 13.70) def. Nate Roper (OSU 12.43) 6-0, 6-4
6. Trevor Johnson (TCU 13.70) def. Mateo Ruiz Naranjo (OSU 12.82) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #82 Reese Stalder/Hudson Blake (TCU) vs. Lucas Gerch/Jurence Mendoza (OSU) 4-4, unf
2. Trevor Johnson/Guillermo Nuez (TCU) def. Arjun Kadhe/Tristan Meraut (OSU) 6-3
3. Cameron Norrie/Alex Rybakov (TCU) def. Nate Roper/Mateo Ruiz Naranjo (OSU) 6-1
Match Notes:
Oklahoma State 16-5, 0-2; National ranking #12
TCU 20-2, 2-0; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (6,5,3)
T-1:57; A-1404


Post-Match Quotes from head coach David Roditi via TCU's recap
"Today wasn't easy because the conditions were a little bit breezy and it got a little swirly. I was really proud of our guys that kept on fighting especially Cameron (Norrie), (Alex) Rybakov and (Eduardo) Nava. You can tell that they weren't very comfortable with the conditions and the situation but they kept fighting and they kept hanging in there and making the best of it. That is the kind of attitude that we are going to need for the rest of the way.

"We played Oklahoma State earlier this year and they had three guys in that lineup that they didn't have today. We didn't get their best lineup today and at the same time, everyone can play and I didn't want our guys to lose their focus because they knew this wasn't their best lineup. I am proud of Trevor (Johnson) for going out there and being very business like and taking care of his match. Jerry (Lopez) took care of his match and Guillermo (Nuez) was in a great situation to clinch. I am just proud of our guys. It was a tough week and we asked a lot of them to be playing three top 25 teams in one week. I am looking forward to having a whole week to prepare for a very gutty and competitive team at Texas. Those coaches have done a great job of getting the Longhorns to where they are at right now. They are getting the most out of their players and that is a sign of good coaching and we will be ready for that."
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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 junior Andrew Harris was the first to finish with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Harrison Scott at No. 2 and then less than 10 minutes later OU freshman Maxime Mora would extend the lead to 3-0 with a 6-3, 6-3 win over John Mee at No. 6.

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.

#9 Oklahoma 4, #17 Texas 0
Apr 10, 2016 at Austin, Texas (Polo Tennis Club)
Singles Competition
1. #87 George Goldhoff (UT 13.66) vs. #36 Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU 14.28) 7-6 (7-2), 1-4, unf
2. Andrew Harris (OU 14.67) def. Harrison Scott (UT 13.76) 6-2, 6-2
3. #59 Spencer Papa (OU 14.02) def. Adrian Ortiz (UT 13.84) 2-6, 6-0, 6-3
4. #51 Alex Ghilea (OU 13.93) vs. Rodrigo Banzer (UT 13.32) 7-6 (8-6), 2-1, unf
5. Michael Riechmann (UT 13.25) vs. Florin Bragusi (OU 13.80) 7-6 (7-3), 4-5, unf
6. Maxime Mora (OU 13.61) def. John Mee (UT 13.15) 6-3, 6-3
Doubles Compeition
1. #40 Axel Alvarez Llamas/Andrew Harris (OU) def. #68 A Ortiz/M Riechmann (UT) 7-5 
2. #85 Spencer Papa/Alex Ghilea (OU) def. #86 George Goldhoff/Julian Zlobinsky (UT) 6-4
3. John Mee/Harrison Scott (UT) def. Andre Biro/Maxime Mora (OU) 6-3
Match Notes:
Oklahoma 12-8, 1-1 Big 12; National ranking 
#9 Texas 16-8, 1-2 Big 12; National ranking #17 
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,6,3)

Post-Match Quotes from OU's recap
"We played a very solid match today against Texas," head coach John Roddick said. "Our doubles was solid and we did a great job competing in singles."

"It was great to see Andrew get us on the board quickly in singles and then Spencer did a great job of turning his match around after the first set," Roddick said. "Max was really solid in closing out his match at number six."

Post-Match Quotes from head coach Michael Center via Texas's recap

On the Oklahoma match: You just have to give Oklahoma credit today. When we had opportunities for momentum, we didn't get it. On Friday night we took advantage of all of them and today, I felt like no matter whatever happened we couldn't quite get on top of them. They got on top of us today and they did a good job. With Andrew Harris in there playing well, that's a really good team. We just have to learn from it. We have some big matches coming up and we'll just keep pushing forward.
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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 senior Boris Arias tied the match at 2-2 with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Enzo Wallart at No. 4 and sophomore Gabor Csonka put the Tigers ahead with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Nils Ellefsen at No. 3.

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.

#39 LSU 4, #20 Kentucky 2
Apr 10, 2016 at Lexington, Kentucky (Boone Tennis Center)
Singles Competition                                                                         
1. #79 Jordan Daigle (LSU 13.75) def. #25 William Bushamuka (UK 14.08) 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
2. #52 Ryo Matsumura (UK 14.36) def. #95 Justin Butsch (LSU 13.55) 6-2, 6-1
3. Gabor Csonka (LSU 13.53) def. Nils Ellefsen (UK 13.83) 6-4, 6-3
4. Boria Arias (LSU 13.08) def. Enzo Wallart (UK 13.12) 6-1, 6-3
5. Trey Yates (UK) 13.08 vs. Andrew Korinek (LSU 12.92) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 2-2, unfinished
6. Austin Hussey (UK 12.88) def. Simon Freund (LSU 13.13) 6-3, 6-1
Doubles Compeition
1. Nills Ellefsen/Enzo Wallart (UK) vs. #11 Jordan Daigle/Boris Arias (LSU) 4-5, unf
2. Justin Butsch/Tam Trinh (LSU) def. William Bushamuka/Trey Yates (UK) 6-3
3. Andrew Korinek/Gabor Csonka (LSU) def. Ryo Matsumura/Austin Hussey (UK) 6-3
Match Notes
LSU 14-9; National ranking #39
Kentucky 17-7; National ranking #20
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (6, 2, 4, 3, 1)

Post-Match Quotes from LSU's recap
"The team came in very focused from yesterday's practice all the way through preparations for the match, head coach Jeff Brown said. "They were on a mission today and weren't going to let anything stop them. It's a win we've been building towards since the Mississippi State loss and we really came together as a team, and are looking to continue.
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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.

Note: Tulsa's Carlos Bautista (No. 3 singles/doubles) did not play for unknown reason.

New Mexico 4, #18 Tulsa 3
Apr 10, 2016 at Albuquerque, N.M. (McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium)
Singles Competition
1. Hayden Sabatka (NM 12.97) def. #46 Or Ram-Harel (TUL 13.92) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
2. Bart Van Leijsen (NM 13.02) def. Juan Matias Gonzalez (TUL 13.38) 7-5, 6-3 
3. Jorge Escutia (NM 12.59) def. Dylan McCloskey (TUL 12.74) 6-4, 6-3
4. Majed Kilani (TUL 13.59) def. Ricky Hernandez-Tong (NM 12.56) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 
5. Francois Kellerman (TUL 12.92) def. Michael Tran (NM 12.02) 6-3, 7-6
6. Dominic Bechard (TUL 12.46) def. Rodolfo Jauregui (NM 11.86) 6-3, 6-7, 6-4
Doubles Competition
1. #29 Hayden Sabatka/Bart Van Leijsen (NM) def. #77 Matthew Kirby/Okkie Kellerman (TUL) 6-3
2. Agustus Ge/Rodolfo Jauregui (NM) vs. Dylan McCloskey/Dominic Bechard (TUL) 6-6, unf.
3. Jorge Escutia/Ricky Hernandez-Tong (NM) def. Majed Kilani/Juan Matias Gonzale (TUL) 7-6
Match Notes:
Tulsa 14-11; National ranking #18
New Mexico 14-13
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (2,3,4,1,5,6)

Post-Match Quotes from UNM's recap
"This was a good team win," said head coach Bart Scott. "All the guys stepped up in different areas to help us through. Tulsa is a very good team, we have respect for their coaches and program. The focus now shifts to Nevada."
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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.

Indiana 4, #33 Penn State 0
April 10, 2016 at Bloomington, Indiana (IU Tennis Center)
Doubles Competition
1. #59 Daniel Bednarczyk/Sam Monette (IND) def. C. Lutschaunig/David Kohan (PSU) 6-2
2. Chris Essick/Stefan Lugonjic (IND) vs. Leonard Stakhovsky/Matt Barry (PSU) 3-4, unfinished
3. Raheel Manji/Afonso Salgado (IND) def. C. De La Bassetiere/Matt Galush (PSU) 6-2
Singles Competition
1. #60 Sam Monette (IND 13.99) def. #110 Leonard Stakhovsky (PSU 13.53) 6-3, 6-2
2. Raheel Manji (IND 13.33) vs. C. De La Bassetiere (PSU 13.76) 6-4, 4-3, unfinished
3. Daniel Bednarczyk (IND 12.97) vs. Matt Barry (PSU 13.48) 7-6 (7-5), 4-5, unfinished
4. Matthew McCoy (IND 12.67) def. Tomas Hanzlik (PSU 13.07) 6-3, 6-4
5. Antonio Cembellin (IND 12.98) vs. Aws Laaribi (PSU 13.04) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 1-1, unfinished
6. Afonso Salgado (IND 12.48) def. Ben Lieb (PSU 12.99) 7-5, 6-4
Match Notes
Indiana 7-14
Penn State 18-5; National ranking #33
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,6,4)

Post-Match Quotes from PSU's recap
"Playing inside at Indiana is always a challenge, said Assistant Coach Paul Tobin. "Despite the rankings, Indiana gave it to us in doubles and kept the momentum going in singles.

"We had opportunity in the singles but we couldn't get the job done, said Coach Tobin. "We just did not play to our potential today. We will take this week of work and practice to hone our focus for Wisconsin and Minnesota.
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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.

UMKC 4, Grand Canyon 3
4/10/2016 at Kansas City, Mo. (Carriage Club) 
Singles competition
1. Airam Castellano (UMKC 12.45) def. Mitch Maroscher (GCU 12.88) 6-1, 6-3
2. Andrey Smirnov (UMKC 12.20) def. Felix Schueller (GCU 12.43) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6)
3. Uldis Gaismins (UMKC 11.93) def. Alexander Roggenkamp (GCU 11.97) 7-5, 6-1
4. Mathieu Rojaonah (GCU) def. Mike Psarros (UMKC 12.24) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
5. Meidy Chazeau (GCU 12.02) def. Vinh Pham (UMKC 11.79) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
6. Justin Cvitanovic (GCU 12.42) def. Amaury Navette (UMKC 11.67) 6-3, 7-5
Doubles competition
1. Airam Castellano/Mike Psarros (UMKC) def. Alexander Roggenkamp/Felix Schueller (GCU) 7-5
2. Uldis Gaismins/Amaury Navette (UMKC) def. Mitch Maroscher/Meidy Chazeau (GCU) 7-5
3. Andrey Smirnov/Vinh Pham (UMKC) def. Adrian Legarreta/Gregoire Balenci (GCU) 7-6 (7-2)
Match Notes
Grand Canyon 13-8, 4-1 WAC
UMKC 13-7, 4-1 WAC
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,3,2,4,5,6)
Singles played first
T-6:14 A-25

Post-Match Quotes from GCU's recap
"We are pleased to be sharing the conference title with two other great teams," head coach Greg Prudhomme said. "The guys came to as close losing as they did winning throughout the match. We had a lot of things going against us but I am so proud of how hard our guys fought."

"We would have loved to be the champion by ourselves," Prudhomme added. "We had one goal before the season started and that was to be the WAC champion in the regular season and that is what we are. The amount of work the guys have put in this year has been fantastic and we are now in company with some great teams."
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Other Sunday Scores

ACC:
#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.

Big Ten
#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

Pac 12:
#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

SEC:
#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

Ivy:
#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


Other Ranked:
#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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