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)
T-2:50

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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





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The hits keep on coming and on today's playlists we heard the 1966 classic Mustang Sally after No. 36 SMU ran all over No. 5 Oklahoma State 4-0.

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



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

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

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

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

"This win gives us a lot of confidence as the season progresses and hopefully we can parlay that into the final month of the season and postseason play," Neufeld said.
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Last weekend Boise State lost a 4-3 heartbreaker to Utah State but this week they've won a pair of 4-3 matches on the road with today's victim being No. 67 Cal Poly.  Cal Poly took the doubles point by winning the deciding match at No. 3 doubles in a tiebreak but Boise State was the stronger team in singles.

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

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

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

Post-Match Quotes from Boise State's recap
"You know I cannot say enough about this team, they just keep battling and giving it everything they have, said coach Greg Patton. "It is our second straight win over a nationally ranked opponent and like Wednesday's match at UCSB, it was a battle from the start. Kyle (Butters) came through for us again clinching the match for the second time this week. We are improving with each match and I can't wait to get the team home and playing in front of Bronco Nation.
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Columbia, ranked No. 29, opened up its Ivy League schedule with a 4-1 road win at No. 55 Cornell. The Lions took the doubles point with 6-4 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 but the Big Red came out strong in singles.

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

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

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

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

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


#29 Columbia 4, #55 Cornell 1
Mar 26, 2016 at Ithaca, NY (Reis Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #64 Shawn Hadavi (CLM) def. David Volfson (COR) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
2. Colin Sinclair (COR) vs. Victor Pham (CLM) 6-7(3), 6-4, unf.
3. Chris Vrabel (COR) vs. Eric Rubin (CLM) 5-7, 6-4, 2-3, unf. 
4. Mike Vermeer (CLM) def. Bernardo Casares Rosa (COR) 6-2, 6-2
5. Stefan Vinti (COR) def. Michal Rolski (CLM) 6-3, 6-2
6. Richard Pham (CLM) def. Karlo Lozic (COR) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. #28 Rolski/Vermeer (CLM) def. Casares Rosa/Vrabel (COR) 6-4
2. #15 Hadavi/Pham (CLM) def. Sinclair/Volfson (COR) 6-4
3. Dylan Brown/Vinti (COR) vs. Miguel Alda/Christopher Grant (CLM) 5-5, unf. 
Match Notes
Cornell 7-9; National ranking #55
Columbia 11-5; National ranking #29
Order of finish: Singles (4,5,1,6); Doubles (1,2)
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North Carolina State, ranked No. 34, survived a strong push by Clemson before winning 4-3. The Wolfpack took the doubles point when the Saveljic brothers won the decider at No. 3 by a 7-5 score.

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

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


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

Post-Match Quotes from Clemson's recap
"I am really proud of the way our team came right back from a tough defeat yesterday against the #1 team in the country and competed with everything they had today, Said Head Coach Chuck McCuen. "Players challenged themselves and each other last night to change the story and leave it all on the court. Can't wait to get after it when we get back to Clemson.
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Texas overcome the loss of the doubles point to defeat No. 27 Tulsa 4-2. The Golden Hurricane claimed the doubles point when Majed Kilani and Carlos Bautista won 7-5 at No. 3 and then each team would take three first sets in singles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post-Match Quotes from Texas's recap
Texas head coach Michael Center - On today's match: It was super hard fought. We had some opportunities. We played unbelievably at two doubles. Once again, we came up a little short in the doubles. I thought our backs were against the wall. There was a moment there in the singles where we had some first sets but were down in all the second sets. We were really trying to hang on, hang on, and all of a sudden the last 30-45 minutes, I just thought we stepped up and played really well. I was really proud of what I saw today. I thought the energy was good. It was a great effort by the team and a great win over a really good team.
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Both Rice and Texas Tech went 2-0 on the day at the 58th Rice Invitational with each picking up wins over Drake and William & Mary.

#40 Rice 4, #44 Drake 0
3/26/2016 at Houston, TX (George R. Brown Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. Jamie Malik (RICE) vs. Ben Lott (DRAKW) 5-7, 4-3, unf
2. Tommy Bennett (RICE) vs. Vinny Gillespie (DRAKE) 7-5, 4-6, unf
3. Adam Gustafsson (RICE) def. Bayo Philips (DRAKE) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
4. Jake Hansen (RICE) def. Calum MacGeoch (DRAKE) 6-4, 6-2
5. David Warren (RICE) vs. Ben Stride (DRAKE) 6-4, 3-6, 1-1, unf
6. Emanuel Llamas (RICE) def. Ben Clark (DRAKE) 7-5, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. David Warren/Tommy Bennett (RICE) def. Ben Lott/Ben Wood (DRAKE) 6-2
2. Jamie Malik/Adam Gustafsson (RICE) vs. Vinny Gillespie/Calum MacGeoch (DRAKE) 5-4, unf
3. Emanuel Llamas/Jake Hansen (RICE) def. Bayo Philips/Ben Stride (DRAKE) 6-4
Match Notes
Drake 13-7; National ranking #44
Rice 15-5; National ranking #40
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (6,3)
58th Rice Invitational
T-2:20


#40 Rice 4, #74 William & Mary 1
3/26/2016 at Houston, Tx (George R. Brown Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. Tommy Bennett (RICE) vs. Christian Cargill (WMU) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 1-2, unfinished
2. Adam Gustafsson (RICE) def. Addison Appleby (WMU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Jake Hansen (RICE) vs. Alec Miller (WMU) 5-7, 1-5, unfinished
4. David Warren (RICE) def. Lars de Boer (WMU) 6-4, 6-2
5. Emanuel Llamas (RICE) def. Aidan Talcott (WMU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
6. Damon Niquet (WMU) def. Zach Yablon (RICE) 6-3, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Tommy Bennett/David Warren (RICE) def. Ryan Newman/Addison Appleby (WMU) 6-2
2. Scott Huang/Christian Cargill (WMU) def. Jamie Malik/Adam Gustafsson (RICE) 7-5
3. Emanuel Llamas/Jake Hansen (RICE) def. Lars de Boer/Damon Niquet (WMU) 7-5
Match Notes
William & Mary 11-5; National ranking #74
Rice 16-5; National ranking #40
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,6,4,5)
58th Rice Invitational
T-2:34

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

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

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


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


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

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

"It was a great all around effort in both matches today," Masi said. "No doubt that it was tough to play a doubleheader against this level of competition, but we handled it well. Doubles wasn't great against William and Mary, but we responded with a strong start in singles winning all six first sets. I'm really happy with our performance especially from Alex and Connor.
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Utah State ran its record to 15-6 with a tough 4-3 win at No. 59 BYU. Utah State took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 and then the teams split first sets in singles.

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


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







More to come....
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The two biggest matches of the day didn't end up being as close as I thought with both No. 1 Virginia and No. 6 Georgia rolling to victories over No. 7 Wake Forest and No. 12 Arkansas.

Virginia won its 13h straight regular season ACC Championship with a 5-2 win over Wake Forest in front of over 1100 fans. It looked like Wake Forest might take the early lead but Virginia was able to hang on in doubles. Wake's Romain Bogaerts and Dennis Uspensky won 6-2 at No. 3 but Virginia's Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Mac Styslinger would break on the deciding point to go up 5-3 at No. 2. Kwiatkowski went up 40-0 on his 5-3 service but would double fault two times in a row to make it 40-30. Kwiatkowski would land a first set and then a Styslinger volley at the net would force a Wake error to clinch the 6-3 win.

The doubles point would be decided at No. 1 between Virginia's Ryan Shane/Luca Corinteli and Wake's Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim. Wake led 6-5 and had two match points on the Corinteli serve but Shane hit a volley winner after a nice serve out wide and then a Corinteli service winner made it 6-6. Virginia jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the tiebreak but Wake won four of the next five points to pull within *5-4. Shane hit a service winner to make it 6-4 but a double fault would put it back on serve at 6-5*. Mansouri fought off a match point by hitting a service winner on his second serve and then he hit another service winner to put Wake up 7-6. Corinteli fought off a match point with a sensational volley winner after coming in on a second serve and then he hit a service winner to go up 8-7. The volley winner by Corinteli was on service return that was right around his waist and it looked like it jammed him up but he was still able to steer the ball into the alley for the winner.. Seraphim would then double fault to give Virginia the 7-6(7) win.

Virginia won lopsided first sets on the top four courts but Wake would fight back to force a third set on three of them. The only court to finish in straight sets was at No. 1 with Ryan Shane cruising past Skander Mansouri 6-1, 6-2.

J.C. Aragone got off to a quick start with a 6-0 first set at No. 4 but Wake's Romain Bogaerts would force a third set after taking the second 6-3. Aragone went up an early break in the third and pulled away to win it 6-0, 3-6, 6-1.

Virginia sophomore Henrik Wiersholm would clinch the match with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 win over Christian Seraphim at No. 5. Wiersholm clinched Virginia's earlier win over Wake with a net cord ace but this time there was no net cord involved as he hammered an ace down the T to seal it.

The other three matches were played with Virginia's Thai-Son Kwiatkowski beat Jon 6-3 in the third while Wake picked up three set wins from Petros Chrysochos and Dennis Uspensky at No. 2 and No. 6. Chrysochos trailed Altamirano 1-6, 3-5 and then after getting it to a tiebreak he fell behind 1-4 before taking the second set tiebreak 7-5.




#1 Virginia 5, #7 Wake Forest 2
Apr 15, 2016 at Charlottesville, Va. (Snyder Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #9 Ryan Shane (VA) def. #14 Skander Mansouri (WF) 6-1, 6-2
2. #21 Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. #39 Collin Altamirano (VA) 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-4
3. #6 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (VA) def. Jon Ho (WF) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
4. #118 J.C. Aragone (VA) def. #122 Romain Bogaerts (WF) 6-0, 3-6, 6-1
5. Henrik Wiersholm (VA) def. Christian Seraphim (WF) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
6. Dennis Uspensky (WF) def. Luca Corinteli (VA) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #3 Ryan Shane/Luca Corinteli (VA) def. #14 Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF) 7-6(7)
2. #10 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski/Mac Styslinger (VA) def. #76 Petros Chrysochos/Jon Ho (WF) 6-3
3. Romain Bogaerts/Dennis Uspensky (WF) def. J.C. Aragone/Collin Altamirano (VA) 6-2
Match Notes
Wake Forest 25-5, 9-2 ACC; National ranking #7
Virginia 21-3, 10-1 ACC; National ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,4,5,3,2,6)
T-3:18
A-1142

Post-Match Quotes from UVA's recap
"This was a big match for us and I am really proud of how the players played," said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. "Winning the doubles point gave us a huge amount of momentum as it was really close, coming down to the wire. We followed that by getting off to an unbelievable start in singles. We were rolling and just really took advantage of that momentum, which carried just far enough into the match for us to get five points. We lost a couple of points at the end that were really competitive, but overall it was a great day."

"I am so grateful to all of the fans," Boland said. "I have always said we have the best fans in college tennis. They proved that today. There is a lot of support here in Charlottesville and among the student body for what these guys do and the hard work they put in. I was excited for our guys to be able to play in this environment."


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Georgia won its 39th SEC Championship with a 5-2 win on the road at No. 12 Arkansas. The Bulldogs took the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 then the teams split opening sets in singles.

Georgia's Austin Smith, Paul Oosterbaan, and Nick Wood each won in straight sets with Oosterbaan clinching the match at No. 3 with a 7-6(2), 6-1 win over Santiago Munoz.

Arkansas picked up straight set wins from Giammarco Micolani and Adam Sanjurgo at No. 4 and No. 5 while Georgia's Wayne Montgomery in three sets over Jose Salazar with a 10-point supertiebreak played in lieu of a third set. 

#6 Georgia 5, #12 Arkansas 2
Apr 15, 2016 at Fayetteville, Ark. (Billingsley Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #24 Austin Smith (UGA) def. #26 Mike Redlicki (AR) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3
2. #34 Wayne Montgomery (UGA) def. #76 Jose Salazar (AR) 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (11-9)
3. #91 Paul Oosterbaan (UGA) def. Santiago Munoz (AR) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
4. Giammarco Micolani (AR) def. Walker Duncan (UGA) 6-3, 7-5
5. Adam Sanjurjo (AR) def. Jan Zielinski (UGA) 6-3, 7-5
6. Nick Wood (UGA) def. Juan Marino (AR) 7-5, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #7 Austin Smith/Ben Wagland (UGA) vs. #23 Giammarco Micolani/Mike Redlicki (AR) 5-4, unf
2. Paul Oosterbaan/Jan Zielinski (UGA) def. Jose Salazar/Adam Sanjurjo (AR) 6-2
3. Wayne Montgomery/Emil Reinberg (UGA) def. Santiago Munoz/Johan den Toom (AR) 6-4         Match Notes:
Georgia 17-3 (11-0 SEC); National ranking #6
Arkansas 19-6 (7-4 SEC); National ranking #12
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (1,6,5,3,4,2)
T-2:35

Post-Match Quotes from Georgia's recap
"I'm very proud of our guys," head coach Manuel Diaz said. "They battled very hard today against a very good Arkansas team. We played very well in doubles and that took a little pressure off of our guys going into singles, but Arkansas just didn't let it get away. We were really forced to dig deep and once again this team refused to go away under pressure. Arkansas stepped it up in singles, but I'm really proud of this bunch and they have a lot to be proud of themselves.
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North Carolina looked like it was in trouble for most of the day but Ronnie Schneider bailed the guys out with a come from behind victory to give the Tar Heels a 4-3 win over No. 30 Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech took the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 and then the Yellow Jackets took four opening sets in singles. Daniel Yun beat Jack Murray in straight sets at No. 4 to make it 2-0 GT but UNC's Robert Kelly and Brett Clark tied the match at 2-2 with straight sets wins at No. 5 and No. 3.

Georgia Tech sophomore Christopher Eubanks defeated Brayden Schnur 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 to make it 3-2 GT but UNC freshman Anu Kodali tied it at 3-3 with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Andrew Li at No. 6.

Schneider would break GT's Carlos Benito to go up 4-3 in the third and then he'd close it out a few games later.



#5 North Carolina 4, #30 Georgia Tech 3
Apr 15, 2016 at Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #7 Christopher Eubanks (GT) def. #29 Brayden Schnur (NC) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
2. #28 Ronnie Schneider (NC) def. #110 Carlos Benito (GT) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
3. #47 Brett Clark (NC) def. Cole Fiegel (GT) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
4. Daniel Yun (GT) def. #111 Jack Murray (NC) 6-4, 6-3
5. #114 Robert Kelly (NC) def. Nathan Rakitt (GT) 7-5, 6-3
6. Anudeep Kodali (NC) def. Andrew Li (GT) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. #2 Brett Clark/Robert Kelly (NC) def. #34 Casey Kay/Michael Kay (GT) 6-1
2. Christopher Eubanks/Carlos Benito (GT) def. #29 Brayden Schnur/Jack Murray (NC) 6-3
3. Nathan Rakitt/Andrew Li (GT) def. Anudeep Kodali/Ronnie Schneider (NC) 6-4
Match Notes
Georgia Tech 15-7, 8-4 ACC; National ranking #30
North Carolina 23-3, 8-3 ACC; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,5,3,1,6,2)
T-2:42 A-335




Post-Match Quotes from UNC's recap
"We knew we had to come out and win for the seniors, said UNC junior Ronnie Schneider, whose three-set win at No. 2 clinched the victory for the Tar Heels. "They've meant so much to the program and we'll never be able to thank them enough.

"I wanted to do something, he said of the gesture, which he'd planned ahead of time. "This place as been really good to me over the last four years. It's been a fun ride but it's not over yet.

 "I'm really happy for this senior group to get a W' on Senior Day, UNC coach Sam Paul said. "Georgia Tech's got a good team. We knew that coming in, we knew it was going to be a fight. We dug a bit of a hole with the doubles and I wasn't happy with that, but then we came back and our kids showed a lot of fight. I'm just really happy for our senior class they've meant a lot to our program.

Post-Match Quotes from GT's recap
"We're never happy with a loss, but I'm always proud of a team that believes and fights to the end," said head coach Kenny Thorne. "We came into the senior day match of the reigning national indoor champions and came up a few points short. We have played better as the season has progressed, which is always the goal. Now post-season begins, and we will continue to commit to your game."
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Florida all but locked up the No. 2 seed in next week's SEC Tournament with a 7-0 win over No. 20 Kentucky. The Gators took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 and then they won all six singles matches though four of them went the distance.

#13 Florida 7, #20 Kentucky 0
April 15, 2016 at Gainesville, FL (Ring Tennis Complex)
Singles Competition
1. #13 Diego Hidalgo (FLA) def. #31 William Bushamuka (UK) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 
2. Alfredo Perez (FLA) def. #35 Ryotaro Matsumura (UK) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
3. #38 Elliott Orkin (FLA) def. Nils Ellefsen (UK) 6-2, 6-4
4. #107 Chase Perez-Blanco (FLA) def. Enzo Wallart (UK) 6-2, 6-2
5. Gordon Watson (FLA) def. Trey Yates (UK) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
6. Maxx Lipman (FLA) def. Jake Stefanik (UK) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Doubles Competition
1. #1 Diego Hidalgo/Gordon Watson (FLA) def. #71 Nils Ellefsen/Enzo Wallart (UK) 6-2
2. William Bushamuka/Trey Yates (UK) def. #62 Maxx Lipman/Elliott Orkin (FLA) 6-2
3. Alfredo Perez/Chase Perez-Blanco (FLA) def. Ryotaro Matsumura/Austin Hussey (UK) 6-3
Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (13,4,5,2,6)

Post-Match Quotes from head coach Bryan Shelton via Florida's recap
"You want to keep improving and getting better every match, regardless of the score or the situation and you want to treat everything as an opportunity. Tonight was a great opportunity to outplay a Top-20 program.

"Kentucky has a very talented team. Although the score was 7-0, both the singles and doubles matches were very tight. In singles play, 4-of-6 matches went into a third set. It says a lot about our guys and our toughness.

"To play and win like we did tonight, with the ball blowing around the court, footwork, concentration, and focus were important. Making sure we were aware of not only the opponent, but also how to deal with the wind out here was key. I thought our guys did a great job of that tonight."
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South Florida locked up the No. 1 seed in next week's AAC Tournament with a 7-0 thrashing over No. 24 Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane played without its No. 1, Or Ram-Harel, and ended up being no match for the charging Bulls. South Florida won at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles and then swept all six singles matches with five of six finishing in straight sets.

#19 South Florida 7, #24 Tulsa 0
April 15, 2016 at Tulsa, OK (Michael D. Case Tennis Center)
Singles Competition
1. Robert Cid (USF) defeated Juan Matias-Gonzalez (Tulsa), 6-1, 6-4
2. Sasha Gozun (USF) defeated Carlos Bautista (Tulsa), 6-4, 6-4
3. Dominic Cotrone (USF) defeated Majed Kilani (Tulsa), 6-0, 6-4
4. Peter Bertran (USF) defeated Francois Kellerman (Tulsa), 6-3, 7-6
5. Ignacio Gonzalez (USF) defeated Dominic Bechard (Tulsa), 6-4, 6-3
6. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) defeated Okkie Kellerman (Tulsa), 6-7, 6-4, 10-5
Doubles Competition
1. Gozun/Kalyuzhnyy (USF) defeated O.Kellerman/Kirby (Tulsa), 6-3
2. Bertran/Cotrone (USF) defeated Bechard/McCloskey (Tulsa), 6-2
3. Bautista/Kilani (Tulsa) vs. Cid/Gonzalez (USF), DNF 5-5
Match Notes 
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,5,2,3,4,6)
Tulsa 14-12; National ranking #24
South Florida 16-8; National ranking #19
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Oklahoma State picked up a huge 4-1 win tonight over No. 10 Texas Tech and in the process most likely locked down a spot as a regional host at next month's NCAA Tournament.

The Cowboys welcomed back Julian Cash to the mix and he delivered in both singles and doubles. Cash and Arjun Kadhe won the deciding match at No. 1 doubles 7-6(5) and then Cash beat Felipe Soares in straight sets at No. 1 singles. 

Jurence Mendoza came back from a set down to clinch the match with a 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-1 win over Connor Curry at No. 5.


#14 Oklahoma State 4, #10 Texas Tech 1 
04/15/16, Stillwater, Okla. (Greenwood Tennis Center) 
Doubles Competition
1. #5 Julian Cash/Arjun Kadhe (OSU) def. #73 Alex Sendegeya/Bjorn Thomson (TTU): 7-6 (5) 
2. Lucas Gerch/Jurence Mendoza (OSU) def. Connor Curry/Felipe Soares (TTU): 6-1 
3. Carlos DiLaura/Hugo Dojas (TTU) def. Tristan Meraut/Nate Roper (OSU): 6-3 
Singles Competition
1. No. 59 Julian Cash (OSU) def. No. 18 Felipe Soares (TTU): 6-3, 6-4 
2. No. 100 Hugo Dojas (TTU) vs. No. 119 Arjun Kadhe (OSU): 2-6, 6-3, 6-6, unfinished 
3. Lucas Gerch (OSU) def. No. 121 Alex Sendegeya (TTU): 6-4, 6-4 
4. Jolan Cailleau (TTU) vs. Tristan Meraut (OSU): 4-6, 6-4, 3-4, unfinished 
5. No. 125 Jurence Mendoza (OSU) def. Connor Curry (TTU): 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1 
6. Bjorn Thomson (TTU) def.Nate Roper (OSU): 6-3, 6-4 
Match Notes 
Texas Tech (23-4, 1-1 Big 12); National ranking #10 
Oklahoma State (17-5, 1-2 Big 12); National ranking #14 
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,3,6,5) 

Post-Match Quotes from Texas Tech's recap
"Overall, we got outcompeted tonight," Texas Tech head coach Brett Masi said. "There were certain situations and certain points that we need to do a better job at of handling our business. We need to bounce back, and we need to learn quickly from our mistakes tonight because we face a red hot Oklahoma team on Sunday."
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Northwestern took the doubles point over No. 21 Michigan then picked up straight sets wins from Konrad Zieba, Sam Shropshire, and Ben Vandixhorn. Michigan's Kevin Wong earned the Wolverines lone point. 

#15 Northwestern 4, #21 Michigan 1
Apr 15, 2016 at Evanston, Ill. (Combe Tennis Center)
Singles Competition
1. #15 Konrad Zieba (NU) def. #112 Alex Knight (MICH) 6-3, 7-5
2. #41 Sam Shropshire (NU) def. #93 Jathan Malik (MICH) 6-2, 6-3
3. #73 Strong Kirchheimer (NU) vs. Carter Lin (MICH) 6-3, 5-5, unfinished 
4. Runhao Hua (MICH) vs. Fedor Baev (NU) 7-6 (7-1), 5-4, unfinished
5. Kevin Wong (MICH) def. Alp Horoz (NU) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
6. Ben Vandixhorn (NU) def. Davis Crocker (MICH) 6-4, 6-3
Doubles Competition
1. Fedor Baev/Strong Kirchheimer (NU) vs. #74 Alex Knight/Runhao Hua (MICH) 3-5, unfinished 
2. Konrad Zieba/Sam Shropshire (NU) def. Jathan Malik/Tyler Gardiner (MICH) 6-4
3. Alp Horoz/Mihir Kumar (NU) def. Kevin Wong/Myles Schalet (MICH) 6-3
Match Notes:
Michigan 17-5 (6-2); National ranking #21 
Northwestern 22-2 (8-0); National ranking #15 
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,6,5,1) 
Official: John Coleman T-2:15 A-312

Post-Match Quotes from NU's recap
"We played with a lot of energy in doubles and really throughout the entire match," head coach Arvid Swan said. "All the matches were close, but it was good to see the top of the lineup get points for us."

"I'm extremely grateful to the folks coming out," Swan said. "It's incredible to have such support. It makes a huge difference in terms of our performance


Other Friday Scores:

#40 Virginia Tech def. Miami 6-1
Clemson def. #64 Duke 4-3
Louisville def. Boston College 6-1

#25 Columbia def. #46 Princeton 4-0
#55 Cornell def. Penn 4-1
#36 Dartmouth def. Brown 6-1
#48 Harvard def. Yale 5-2

#50 UC Santa Barbara def. #69 UC Davis 6-1
#61 BYU def. #56 Pepperdine 4-2
#68 Boise State def. San Diego State 4-1
Air Force def. Fresno State 4-2

#3 Ohio State def. Minnesota 4-0
#17 Illinois def. Michigan State 4-0
#39 Penn State def. #47 Wisconsin 4-2
#59 Purdue def. #67 Iowa 4-1
#70 Indiana def. Nebraska 4-2

#8 Oklahoma def. #37 Baylor 4-0

#11 Texas A&M def. #33 LSU 5-2
#32 Ole Miss def. #58 South Carolina 4-2
#63 Auburn def. Tennessee 6-1
#45 Vanderbilt def. #23 Mississippi State 4-2




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Sunday was a tremendous day for college tennis with five matches broadcast on National TV. The day started off with Fox College Sports Pacific/Fox Sport Oklahoma showing the Oklahoma/Kansas women's match. Then you had Fox Sports 2 showing a doubleheader in Stillwater with the Oklahoma State women hosting TCU while the Oklahoma State men hosted Baylor. Lastly you had the Pac-12 Network showing a UCLA/USC doubleheader with the men playing first and then the women second.

Despite these matches being on television the stands were packed and the crowds were loud which made for a great environment for those of us that watched from home. I hope today was a glimpse into the future and not just a once a year thing. I'd love to be able to watch multiple matches every weekend and I want to applaud both Fox Sports, the Pac-12 Network, and ESPN for getting matches on its different platforms. The Tennis Channel broadcasted the finals of the Oracle/ITA Masters back in September but I don't believe they've had any college tennis on since so maybe that's something that will change in the future.

Now to the matches themselves - the Pac-12 regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament were at stake as No. 4 USC hosted No. 9 UCLA. USC got off to a nice start in doubles as Rob Bellamy and Jake DeVine drilled Gage Brymer and Austin Rapp 6-1 at No. 3. USC's Nick Crystal and Laurens Verboven jumped out to an early break lead on Mackenzie McDonald and Martin Redlicki but the UCLA No. 1s broke back to even it at 3-3. McDonald and Redlicki would break to go up 5-4 and then Redlicki served it out to give UCLA the 6-4 win. The doubles point would be decided at No. 2 between UCLA's Joseph Di Giulio/Karue Sell and USC's Max de Vroome/Jack Jaede. After Sell held for 6-5, UCLA would break Jack Jaede from 30-40 to win it 7-5 and give UCLA the doubles point.


The doubles portion wasn't shown on TV so after it finished up there was about a 15 minute break until singles got underway at 1:30pm local time. UCLA would first sets at 1, 2, 3, and 6 while USC got the opening set at 4 and 5.

USC freshman Jake DeVine put the first point on the board for the Trojans after he rolled over UCLA senior Karue Sell 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4. UCLA junior Gage Brymer would put the Bruins back ahead 2-1 with a 6-2, 6-2 rolling of USC freshman Logan Smith at No. 3.

UCLA junior Joseph Di Giulio took a 6-0 first set over USC junior Rob Bellamy at No. 6 but Bellamy hung tough in the second. Bellamy fought off three match points while serving at 4-5, 15-40 but he found himself down 30-40 on his 5-6 service game. Di Giulio mishit the return which brought Bellamy forward but Bellamy wasn't able to do enough with the mid-court forehand and would get passed at the net a few shots later to drop the match 6-0, 7-5.


USC sophomore Thibault Forget would pull the Trojans to within 3-2 after he defeated UCLA sophomore Logan Staggs at No. 5. Forget took the first set 6-3 then he broke Staggs at love to go up 5-4 in the second. Forget went down 0-30 but he'd take the next four points to close it out 6-3, 6-4.


UCLA sophomore Martin Redlicki won the first set 7-5 at No. 2 but USC junior Nick Crystal would take the second 6-2. Redlicki broke Crystal to go up 3-1 in the third then he held for 4-1. After a few holds, Redlicki went up 40-30 on his 5-3 service game but he pushed a forehand well wide to bring up the deciding point. Crystal chose to receive into the ad-court, which in hindsight probably wasn't his best option, because Redlicki swung his lefty serve out wide and then followed it up with a big forehand that Crystal couldn't get back and that was it - UCLA 4 USC 2 - FINAL.

The match at No. 1 was abandoned with UCLA's Mackenzie McDonald leading Max de Vroome 7-6, 6-5*.  Below is a highlight clip from the Pac-12 Network and down below the box score was a post-match interview with Martin Redlicki.

Here are the seeds for next week's Pac-12 Tournament - UCLA 1, USC 2, Cal 3, Stanford 4, Oregon 5, Washington 6, Utah 7, Arizona 8.  UCLA and USC get a double-bye and won't play until the semifinals on Friday. Both the semifinals and finals will be broadcast LIVE on the Pac-12 Network so don't forget to tune in.





#4 UCLA 4, #9 USC 2
Apr 17, 2016 at Los Angeles, CA (Buntmann Family Tennis Center) 
Doubles competition
1. #4 McDonald/Redlicki (UCLA) def. #42 Crystal/Verboven (USC) 6-4
2. Di Giulio/Sell (UCLA) def. de Vroome/Jaede (USC) 7-5
3. Bellamy/DeVine (USC) def. Brymer/Rapp (UCLA) 6-1
Singles competition
1. #8 Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) vs. #19 Max de Vroome (USC) 7-6 (7-5), 6-5, unf
2. #45 Martin Redlicki (UCLA) def. #43 Nick Crystal (USC) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
3. #58 Gage Brymer (UCLA) def. #55 Logan Smith (USC) 6-2, 6-2
4. #106 Jake DeVine (USC) def. #86 Karue Sell (UCLA) 6-2, 6-0
5. #120 Thibault Forget (USC) def. Logan Staggs (UCLA) 6-3, 6-4
6. Joseph Di Giulio (UCLA) def. Rob Bellamy (USC) 6-0, 7-5
Match Notes
UCLA 20-2; National ranking #4
USC 15-5; National ranking #9
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,3,6,5,2)



Post-Match Quotes from UCLA's recap
"It means a lot to sweep USC this year, said UCLA head coach Billy Martin of beating the Trojans at home and on the road.  "This is a very good USC team.  They're going to be very determined to beat us next week in Ojai should we play each other.  

"It was a great win for us, said Martin.  "It gives us momentum heading into the conference tournament next week in Ojai.  There's a very good chance we could play the Trojans again.  We'll have to get past an extremely tough Oregon or Stanford in the semifinals on Friday to possibly get a chance to play either USC or Cal, I think.  It gives us momentum and keeps us in a positive mind frame.   

"We can't get too self-satisfied though, added Martin.  We have to keep working hardthere's another month to go till NCAAs.  The win certainly gives us hope that we're doing the right things and that we're at least one of the teams going into the tournament with a shot to possibly win it.


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When it comes to Big 12 tennis you never know what to expect. Eighth-ranked Oklahoma was coming off a 4-0 rout over Baylor while No. 10 Texas Tech was coming off a 4-1 loss to Oklahoma State. Logic would say that OU would roll over Tech but logic got left outdoors while the teams went indoors due to inclement weather.

Texas Tech took the early 1-0 lead after it won the doubles point by winning tiebreaks at No. 2 and No. 3 while No. 1 was also in a tiebreak as well.

Tech took four opening sets in singles but it'd be Oklahoma's Andrew Harris that would finish first with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Hugo Dojas at No. 2.

Texas Tech went back ahead when Felipe Soares ousted Axel Alvarez 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1 and then Bjorn Thomson would make it 3-1 with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Maxime Mora at No. 6. Jolan Cailleau would clinch the win by defeating Alex Ghilea 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4.



Texas Tech set a new regular season mark for wins with 24 and also snapped OU's 13-match home winning streak over Big 12 opponents.

#10 Texas Tech 4, #8 Oklahoma 1 
04/17/16 at Norman, Okla. (Gregg Wadley Indoor Pavilion) 
Doubles Competition
1. #73 Alex Sendegeya/Bjorn Thomson (TTU) vs. #46 Axel Alvarez/Andrew Harris (OU): 6-6, unf
2. Connor Curry/Felipe Soares (TTU) def. Alex Ghilea/Spencer Papa (OU): 7-6 (2) 
3. Carlos DiLaura/Hugo Dojas (TTU) def. Andre Biro/Maxime Mora (OU): 7-6 (5) 
Singles Competition
1. #18 Felipe Soares (TTU) def. #23 Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU): 6-3, 6-4 
2. Andrew Harris (OU) def. #100 Hugo Dojas (TTU): 6-3, 6-1 
3. #121 Alex Sendegeya (TTU) vs. #69 Spencer Papa (OU): 6-3, 5-4, unf.
4. Jolan Cailleau (TTU) def. #46 Alex Ghilea (OU): 6-4, 6-3 
5. Florin Bragusi (OU) vs. Connor Curry (TTU) 7-5, 2-1, unf.
6. Bjorn Thomson (TTU) def. Maxime Mora (OU): 6-2, 6-4 
Match Notes 
Texas Tech (24-4, 2-1 Big 12); National ranking No. 10 
Oklahoma (13-9, 2-2 Big 12); National ranking No. 8 
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,1,6,4)

Post-Match Quotes from Texas Tech's recap
"That's the type of performance we've been searching for," Texas Tech head coach Brett Masi said. "We've been wanting to come out of the gate and compete hard. We had a talk with the team yesterday about what we needed to do and how we needed to play to our potential. We didn't strike gold. We just came out and executed. We played to win and were forcing the issue during those big moments in the tiebreakers. It was the most competitive and most exciting doubles point we've had all season."

"After doubles, I was most proud of the fact that we played with something still to prove," Masi said. "We carried the momentum from doubles and won four first sets. It wasn't about tennis, it was about the heart and the mind. We were able to win today because of the attitude and the mindset we played with. Still, the players had good game plans and strong execution. Jolan has had some tough singles matches over the last couple of weeks. He's worked hard, and everything that he's been working in practice clicked for him today. It was a big growth moment for him to close out the match on his serve."

Post-Match Quotes from Oklahoma's recap
"I thought we started off well in doubles," head coach John Roddick said. "That has been a problem we've had. We started well, we just have to finish it. Losing two breakers, and then the other one in a breaker, there isn't a lot to be upset with. Both teams played a good point and Texas Tech just won it. We'll take starts like that every time.

"These last three matches he (Andrew Harris) has been very sharp and beaten some very good players," Roddick said. "Before he came to college he had a long layoff, about 10 months, and came back very quickly. He has done that twice now. He is a great ball striker so once you can move again and get your tennis fitness under yourself you can play good tennis pretty quickly. A lot of credit to Andrew to be able to get thrown into the mix of the Big 12 regular season and to play as well as he is. That is a great effort.

"In singles you give credit to Texas Tech," Roddick said. "They came out and played hard and played with more energy that we did. They kind of took it to us. We have to have more energy. This is the first time I haven't seen much energy from our guys. Tech kind of took our will away so give them credit for playing that well."

"We can learn from this," Roddick said. "We've played a lot better in the last 45 days and we aren't going to let one match slow that down. We just have to get back to work this week and play at a high level."
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Rice and Tulane played a wild match that started outdoors and finished indoors. Tulane won 6-2 at No. 2 doubles but Rice took the point by winning 7-5 in the tiebreak at both No. 1 and No. 3.


Tulane would take first sets at 1, 2, and 3 while Rice took the opening set at 4, 5, and 6. Rice junior David Warren put the Owls up 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-1 rout over Tulane freshman Tyler Schick at No. 5. Tulane junior Sebastian Rey put the Green Wave on the board with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Adam Gustafsson at No. 3 but Rice freshman Jake Hansen made it 3-1 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Chi-Shan Jao at No. 4.

Tulane sophomore Constantin Schmitz trimmed the Rice lead to 3-2 with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 win over Jamie Malik at No. 2 which left just two matches left on court.

Tulane senior, and current ITA No. 1, Dominik Koepfer had just split sets with Tommy Bennett at No. 1 while the match at No. 6 was midway through the third sets.

Rice freshman Emanuel Llamas jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third set on Tulane senior Ian Van Cott but Van Cott would break, hold, and break to put the match back on serve at 4-3. Llamas would break back to go up 5-3 but after falling behind 0-40 on his serve play would be halted due to rain.

It was decided that the match would be completed indoors at the MET in downtown Houston so after a one hour and five minute delayed play resumed.  Koepfer had a 3-0 lead when they went indoors but Bennett would take the next three to even it at 3-3. Koepfer finished out the match by winning the last three games to take it 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3.

In the deciding match at No. 6, Van Cott would get the break to put the match back on serve and then he'd come back from 15-30 down to hold from 40-30 to tie it at 5-5. Llamas got a quick hold for 6-5 but once again Van Cott would come back from 15-30 down to hold from 40-30 to send the match to a tiebreak. Van Cott led 6-4 in the tiebreak and had the match on his racket but Llamas got the mini-break back, won the new two points on his serve, and then took the last one on Van Cott's serve to win it 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(6) to clinch the Rice win.


#26 Rice 4, #28 Tulane 3
4/17/2016 at Houston, Tx (George R. Brown Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #1 Dominik Koepfer (TLN) def. Tommy Bennett (RICE) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3
2. #99 Constantin Schmitz (TLN) def. Jamie Malik (RICE) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
3. Sebastian Rey (TLN) def. Adam Gustafsson (RICE) 6-4, 6-0
4. Jake Hansen (RICE) def. Chi-Shan Jao (TLN) 6-3, 6-4
5. David Warren (RICE) def. Tyler Schick (TLN) 6-1, 6-1
6. Emanuel Llamas (RICE) def. Ian Van Cott (TLN) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6)
Doubles competition
1. #40 Tommy Bennett/David Warren (RICE) def. #17 Chi-Shan Jao/Dominik Koepfer (TLN) 7-6 (5)
2. Constantin Schmitz/Tyler Schick (TLN) def. Adam Gustafsson/Jamie Malik (RICE) 6-2
3. Jake Hansen/Emanuel Llamas (RICE) def. Ian Van Cott/Sebastian Rey (TLN) 7-6 (5)
Match Notes
Tulane 14-7; National ranking #28
Rice 20-7; National ranking #26
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,3,4,2,1,6)
Match delayed 1:05 and finished indoors
T-4:06

Senior Day ceremony for Rice's Adam Gustafsson



Post-Match Quotes from Tulane's recap
"Tremendous battle but congratulations to Rice for winning a tough match," Tulane head coach Mark Booras stated. "We were losing for like five hours straight and then all of a sudden we had team match points. That's what we tell our guys, to always believe and keep fighting until the last point is played. Ian did a great job of coming back from 5-3 down in third set to get up 6-4 in the tiebreaker. Even though he didn't get the victory I'm proud of the way he put it all on the line there for Tulane. This kind of experience hurts but I know it will pay off if we keep on investing."
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George Washington punched its ticket to the dance by beating VCU 4-3 in the finals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. It was the third year in a row these teams had met in the finals and was also the fifth time in the last six years that GW had earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

GW took the doubles point by winning the decider at No. 2 doubles by a 7-5 score then the Colonials jumped out to a 3-0 lead after getting straight wins from Julian Tverijonas and Chris Reynolds at No. 1 and No. 3.

VCU charged back and tied the match at 3-3 with wins from Vitor Lima, Catalin Fifea, and Louis Ishizaka at 2, 4, and 6 but GW's Cahit Kapukiran would clinch the championship with a 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over Arvid Noren at No. 5.



George Washington 4, VCU 3
April 17, 2016 at Charlottesville, VA (Boar's Head Sports Club)
Singles Competition
1. Julius Tverijonas (GW) def. Michal Voscek (VCU) 6-3, 6-4
2. Vitor Lima (VCU) def. Danil Zelenkov (GW) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
3. Chris Reynolds (GW) def. Daryl Monfils (VCU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Catalin Fifea (VCU) def. Chris Fletcher (GW) 6-2, 7-6(6)
5. Cahit Kapukiran (GW) def. Arvid Noren (VCU) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2
6. Louis Ishizaka (VCU) def. Christos Hadjigeorgiou (GW) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles Competition
1. Julius Tverijonas/Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Vitor Lima/Daryl Monfils (VCU), 6-3
2. Cahit Kapukiran/Chris Reynolds (GW) def. Arvid Noren/Louis Ishizaka (VCU), 7-5
3. Michal Voscek/Catalin Fifea (VCU) def. Chris Fletcher/Fernando Sala (GW), 6-2
Match Notes
George Washington 14-8
VCU 18-8
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,1,6,2,4,5)

Post-Match Quotes from GW's recap
"That doubles point was crucial again," said interim head coach Torrie Browning. "To get three doubles points this weekend the way that we have was just amazing, and so important."

"Chris Reynolds has been huge for us; he's been great all season," said Coach Browning. "I've seen a total boost in confidence within Reynolds this season, and that's because he works so hard in practice every day. He's the type of player that is such a good listener - so coachable - Rafa (Aita, assitant coach) and I love working with him. The energy that he brings is great. He cares so much and that's why he does so well." 

"Julius just got it done at one," added Coach Browning. "I think he finally found his game again - the last few weeks he said he wasn't feeling it, but I think he found the right balance of being on the defensive and being aggressive. When he was aggressive, he was on. He played how he needed to play to win."

"With Cahit I wasn't worried," said Coach Browning. "He's had some slow starts this spring, but he finds ways to win, so I wasn't concerned. We talked to him about a few things he should do after that first set, and then he was on it, that was it.

"We have a tradition of excellence here, and we've worked hard to keep that up. With that, there's a huge target on our back. We've done so well for so many years, other teams are always trying to knock us down. But when you come together as a team, anything is possible, and that's what happened today."
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Columbia won the Ivy League regular season title for the third year in a row with a 5-1 win on the road at Penn. Columbia actually locked up the Ivy League's NCAA automatic berth on Friday when it beat Princeton but this win over Penn gave them the outright regular season title.

Columbia won a tight doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 then the Lions took four first sets in singles. Mike Vermeer, Eric Rubin, and Timothy Wang would win in straight sets with Wang clinching the win at No. 6.

Two of the three remaining matches were played out with CU's Shawn Hadavi winning a 10-point supertiebreak at No. 1, Penn's Blaine Willenborg winning at No. 5 when a regular 7-point tiebreak was played at 3-3, while the match at No. 2 was abandoned because the guys wanted to play it out but the officials wouldn't let them since the other courts were already playing tiebreaks.

Interesting stat: Mike Vermeer's 3-year career stats for singles - 18-0 in Ivies (3 matches not finished), 49-4 overall. 7-0 this year in Ivies - talk about Mr. Automatic!!



#25 Columbia 5, Penn 1
April 17, 2016 at Philadelphia, PA (Hamlin Tennis Center 
Doubles Competition
1 - Mike Vermeer/Michal Rolski (CU) def. Austin Kaplan/Nicholi Westergaard, 7-6(3)
2 - Matt Nardella/Blaine Willenborg (UP) def. Shawn Hadavi/Victor Pham, 7-6(3)
3 - Christopher Grant/Richard Pham (CU) def. Vim De Alwis/Kyle Mautner, 7-5
Singles Competition
1 - Shawn Hadavi (CU) def. Kyle Mautner, 7-5, 3-6, 10-2
2 - Victor Pham (CU) vs. Vim De Alwis, 3-6, 6-2, 0-1*, abandoned
3 - Mike Vermeer (CU) def. Josh Pompan, 6-2, 6-2
4 - Eric Rubin (CU) def. Matt Nardella, 6-3, 6-2
5 - Blaine Willenborg (UP) def. Miguel Alda, 6-3, 1-6, 4-3(8-6)
6 - Timothy Wang (CU) def. Ismael Lahlou 6-4, 6-4
Match Notes:
Columbia 17-5; National ranking #25
Penn 7-15
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1) Singles (4,3,6,5,1)

Post-Match Quotes from Columbia's recap
"In 34 years of coaching, I have never won three in a row," said The Columbia Tennis Alumni and Friends Head Coach of Men's Tennis Bid Goswami. "We did it all year from the get-go. I felt like all season long, everybody was rooting for each other and every match we would fight."

"Everybody did their part, including the entire coaching staff," Goswami added. "We have made believers out of the guys and they believed in themselves.
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Jackson State won its fourth SWAC Championship, but first since 1998, with a 4-1 win over Alabama State. The Tigers took the doubles point and then picked up straight set wins from Federico Boscarino, Stylianos Gkontsaris, and Richie Agarwal at 2, 4, and 6 with Agarwal clinching the championship. Alabama State got a straight set win from Takura Mlambo at No. 1 in a losing effort.



Jackson State 4, Alabama State 1
Apr 17, 2016 at New Orleans, La. (City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. Takura Mlambo (ALST) def. Camilo Patino (JKST) 6-3, 6-3
2. Federico Boscarino (JKST) def. Ronald Mataba (ALST) 6-2, 6-2
3. Karlo Skvorc (ALST) vs. Miguel Martin Gomez (JKST) 5-7, 6-3, unfinished
4. Stylianos Gkontsaris (JKST) def. Szabin Pusztay (ALST) 6-4, 6-1
5. Patrik Cvik (ALST) vs. Federico Mendieta (JKST) 6-0, 3-6, unfinished
6. Richie Agarwal (JKST) def. Jarred Thompson (ALST) 6-4, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Federico Boscarino/Camilo Patino (JKST) def. Patrik Cvik/Szabin Pusztay (ALST) 6-3
2. Adam Coyne/Takura Mlambo (ALST) def. Miguel Martin Gomez/Hernan Geria (JKST) 6-1
3. Richie Agarwal/Federico Mendieta (JKST) def. Ronald Mataba/Karlo Skvorc (ALST) 7-5
Match Notes:
Jackson State 6-18
Alabama State 7-10
Order of finish; Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,4,1,6)


Other Notable Ranked Sunday Scores

#14 Oklahoma State def. #37 Baylor 4-2
#19 South Florida def. #38 Memphis 4-0

#55 Cornell at #46 Princeton 4-3
#36 Dartmouth def. Yale 4-1
#48 Harvard def. Brown 5-2

#1 Virginia def. Miami FL 7-0
#5 North Carolina def #64 Duke 6-1
#7 Wake Forest def. Louisville 6-1
#22 Florida State def. Boston College 6-1
#43 Notre Dame def. #42 NC State  6-1

#3 Ohio State def #47 Wisconsin 4-0
#15 Northwestern def. Michigan State 4-0
#17 Illinois def. #21 Michigan 4-1
Minnesota def. #39 Penn State 4-3 - MN recap - Justyn Levin won decider 6-4 in 3rd at #5
Nebraska def. #59 Purdue 4-2
#70 Indiana def #67 Iowa 4-0

#6 Georgia def #32 Ole Miss 4-0
#13 Florida def. Tennessee 6-1
#20 Kentucky at #63 Auburn 4-1
#45 Vanderbilt def #34 Alabama 4-2
#58 South Carolina def #12 Arkansas 4-3 - SC recap - Andrew Schafer won the decider 6-4 in the 3rd at #2 - Redlicki didn't play singles for Ark.

#73 Utah def. Arizona 6-1

#24 Tulsa def. Central Florida 7-0
#31 San Diego def. #56 Pepperdine 4-0
#44 Old Dominion def. Middle Tennessee State 4-3
San Diego State def. #57 Utah State 4-3
#68 Boise State def. UNLV 4-1
Portland def. #71 Pacific 4-1
#72 UNC Wilmington def. #53 Georgia State 4-3









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Semifinal Saturday was good as expected in the ACC with an almost three rain delay adding to the suspense.  North Carolina was looking for its third of the season over No. 1 Virginia and for the better part of four plus hours it looked like they'd get it.

In the high-profile doubles matchup at No. 1 it was the ITA No. 3 team of Brett Clark and Robert Kelly rolling over the ITA No. 2 team of Ryan Shane and Luca Corinteli. Clark and Kelly broke UVA to start the match and then broke again to go up 5-2. Robert Kelly would serve it out to give UNC the 6-2.

UVA's Collin Altamirano and J.C. Aragone jumped out to an early 4-1 lead at No. 3 but UNC's Ronnie Schneider and Anu Kodali would take the next three to even it up at 4-4.

Over at No. 2, UNC's Brayden Schnur and Jack Murray broke Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Mac Styslinger on the deciding point to go up 2-1 and then Murray held for 3-1. After three straight holds, UVA would break Murray to even it up at 4-4. UNC broke back and then Schnur served it out at love to win it 6-4.


Each took would take three opening sets in singles with UNC grabbing them at 1, 2, and 5 while UVA took them at 3, 4, and 6.

UNC's Brayden Schnur beat Ryan Shane for the third time this season with a win at No. 1. Schnur won the first eight games of the match before Shane finally got on the board in the third game of the second set. Schnur maintained his break lead and served it out to take it 6-0, 6-4.

Moments after Schnur finished the rain would start and play would be suspended for the better part of three hours. Here was where the scores stood at the time of the stoppage.


After play finally resumed, UNC's Ronnie Schneider was able to to close out Collin Altamirano on the deciding point, on a service overrule of all things, to win it 6-2, 6-4. North Carolina's lead was now 3-0 but getting the fourth point would prove to be too difficult.

UVA's Luca Corinteli would start the comeback with a win over Anu Kodali at No. 6. Corinteli took the first set 6-2 and then led 4-2 in the second. Kodali broke for 3-4 and then held for 4-4 and then the rain started. After the delay Kodali would break Corinteli but he'd be unable to serve out the set as Corinteli broke back to even it at 5-5. Corinteli held for 6-5 and then broke Kodali on the deciding point to win it 6-2, 7-5.

UVA's Thai-Son Kwiatkowski would trim UNC's lead to 3-2 with a win over Brett Clark at No. 3. Kwiatkowski took the opening set 6-3 but Clark took the second 6-2. Kwiatkowski would break Clark to go up 5-3 and then he'd serve it out to win it 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

UNC's best chance of closing it out came at No. 4 where Robert Kelly had gone ahead 3-1 in the third set against J.C. Aragone. The UVA junior would hold for 2-3 and then break on the deciding point to even it at 3-3. It was all holds until the tiebreak when Aragone would go up 5-0. Kelly would come storming back to tie it at 5-5 but then he overcooked a forehand on a point he was seemingly in control of to go down *6-5. Aragone would close it out on the next point when Kelly sliced a backhand into the net and just like that the match was even at 3-3.

Henrik Wiersholm dropped the opening set at No. 5 but he didn't drop much the rest of the way and would nonchalantly clinch the match with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Jack Murray at No. 5

It's tough to say whether the rain really had that big of an impact because it's not like any of the individual courts really changed direction after the stoppage.

#1 Virginia 4, #3 North Carolina 3
Apr 23, 2016 at Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Center) 
Singles competition 
1. #31 Brayden Schnur (NC) def. #8 Ryan Shane (VA) 6-0, 6-4 
2. #30 Ronnie Schneider (NC) def. #40 Collin Altamirano (VA) 6-2, 6-4 
3. #6 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (VA) def. #49 Brett Clark (NC) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 
4. #116 J.C. Aragone (VA) def. #100 Robert Kelly (NC) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) 
5. Henrik Wiersholm (VA) def. #114 Jack Murray (NC) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 
6. Luca Corinteli (VA) def. Anudeep Kodali (NC) 6-2, 7-5
Doubles competition 
1. #3 Brett Clark/Robert Kelly (NC) def. #2 Ryan Shane/Luca Corinteli (VA) 6-2 
2. #32 Brayden Schnur/Jack Murray (NC) def. #17 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski/Mac Styslinger (VA) 6-4 
3. Collin Altamirano/J.C. Aragone (VA) vs. Ronnie Schneider/Anudeep Kodali (NC) 5-4, unfinished
Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,2,6,3,4,5) 
Match was suspended at 3:47 pm due to rain. Match continued at 6:30 pm

Post-Match Quotes from UVA's recap
"Congratulations to North Carolina for a great run so far and I know they are going to be a great team in the NCAA Tournament," said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. "I am proud of my guys for coming back from down 3-0. That shows a lot of toughness. I am really pleased with how they managed the weather delay we had in the middle of the match. They got themselves mentally and physically ready to go and came out and won all four matches that we needed. I am really proud of the overall effort and I am looking forward to playing for an ACC Championship tomorrow."

Post-Match Quotes from UNC's recap
"Congratulations to Virginia, UNC coach Sam Paul said. "They came out and played well.

"Doubles was definitely a huge positive, Murray said. "We've put a lot of emphasis on that in practice.


"Robert Kelly fought his tail off I'm really proud of his effort, said Paul, who was situated at the even-numbered courts and thus saw Kelly's match at No. 4 but not the other two three-set matches. "I'm proud of the whole team it's been a good week for us. We'll look at today and then get ready for the NCAA Tournament. Virginia was just a better team today. We're just going to go to work.
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The other ACC semifinal between Wake Forest and Virginia Tech would also live up to its advance billing. Wake Forest won the regular season meeting 4-3 with four of six singles matches going the distance so I figured this one would probably be close as well.

Virginia Tech looked like it'd secure the doubles point after winning 6-0 at No. 2 and opening up a 5-3 lead at No. 1. However Wake's Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim would hold for 4-5 and then break to even it at 5-5. Wake's Romain Bogarets and Dennis Uspensky would break VT to go up 5-4 at No. 3 and then they'd serve it out to win it 6-4. Back at No. 1, Mansouri and Seraphim would hold for 6-5 and then break VT to win it 7-5.

Each team took three first sets in singles and just as Petros Chrysochos was closing in on the finish line at No. 2 the rain started coming down. Below were the scores at the time of the stoppage:


Once play resumed VT's Andreas Bjerrehus won two straight at No. 2 but Chrysochos closed it out on the next game to win it 6-2, 6-3.

Wake Forest senior Romain Bogaerts extended the Demon Deacons lead to 3-0 with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Edoardo Tessaro at No. 4.  Seconds later Virginia Tech freshman Mitch Harper would the Hokies on the board with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Christian Seraphim at No. 5.

VT senior Joao Monteiro narrowed the Wake lead to 3-2 with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over Skander Mansouri at No. 1 but Wake was starting to pull away on the other two courts.

Jon Ho had opened up a 4-1 lead in the third at No. 3 but Dennis Uspensky would get the clinch at No. 6 with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over Jai Corbett.

#7 Wake Forest 4, #36 Virginia Tech 2
Apr 23, 2016 at Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Park) 
Singles competition
1. #22 Joao Monteiro (VT) def. #14 Skander Mansouri (WF) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
2. #19 Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. #66 Andreas Bjerrehus (VT) 6-2, 6-3
3. Jon Ho (WF) vs. #107 Amerigo Contini (VT) 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 4-1, unfinished
4. #118 Romain Bogaerts (WF) def. #74 Edoardo Tessaro (VT) 6-4, 6-4
5. Mitch Harper (VT) def. Christian Seraphim (WF) 6-4, 6-4
6. Dennis Uspensky (WF) def. Jai Corbett (VT) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #13 Skander Mansouri/Christian Seraphim (WF) def. #15 A Bjerrehus/Joao Monteiro (VT) 7-5
2. Amerigo Contini/Edoardo Tessaro (VT) def. #78 Petros Chrysochos/Jon Ho (WF) 6-0
3. Romain Bogaerts/Dennis Uspensky (WF) def. Jai Corbett/Mitch Harper (VT) 6-4
Match Notes
Virginia Tech 17-8 (7-5 ACC); National ranking #36
Wake Forest 28-5 (10-2 ACC); National ranking #7
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,4,5,1,6)
Play was suspended due to rain at 3:47 p.m.; play continued at 6:30 p.m.
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Georgia is back in the finals of the SEC Tournament after defeating Mississippi State 4-1. The Red & Black Bulldogs jumped out to the early 1-0 lead after winning at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles and then the lead was quickly extended to 2-0 when Austin Smith won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles.

Georgia freshman Emil Reinberg would make it 3-0 with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 6 but Mississippi State would start to claw its way back into the match.

MSU freshman Nuno Borges would get a late break to defeat Paul Oosterbaan 6-4, 7-5 at No. 3 plus MSU's Niclas Braun would go up 3-0 in the third against Walker Duncan at No. 3.

Georgia's Wayne Montgomery came back from 5-2 down in the first set to take it in a tiebreak and then he led 4-1 in the second set before Rishab Agarwal closed to win 4-3. Montgomery would serve it out from 5-4 and clinch the match with a 7-6(1), 6-4 win.



6 (1) Georgia 4, #25 (4) Mississippi State 1
4/23/2016 at Columbia, S.C. (Carolina Tennis Center)
Singles Results
1. #17 Austin Smith (UGA) def. #33 Mate Cutura (MSU) 6-0, 6-1
2. #35 Wayne Montgomery (UGA) def. #60 Rishab Agarwal (MSU) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4
3. #98 Nuno Borges (MSU) def. #96 Paul Oosterbaan (UGA) 6-4, 7-5
4. Walker Duncan (UGA) vs. Niclas Braun (MSU) 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 0-3, unf
5. Nick Wood (UGA) vs. Strahinja Rakic (MSU) 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 3-2, unf
6. Emil Reinberg (UGA) def. Luka Sucevic (MSU) 6-1, 6-4
Doubles Results
1. #7 Austin Smith/Ben Wagland (UGA) def. #45 Vaughn Hunter/Mate Cutura (MSU) 6-3
2. Paul Oosterbaan/Jan Zielinski (UGA) def. Niclas Braun/Trevor Foshey (MSU) 6-2
3. Wayne Montgomery/Emil Reinberg (UGA) vs. Rishab Agarwal/Nuno Borges (MSU) 5-3, unf
Match Notes:
(4) Mississippi State 16-8, 7-5 SEC; National ranking #25
(1) Georgia 20-3, 12-0 SEC; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,6,3,2)
SEC Tournament (Semifinals)

Post-Match Quotes from UGA's recap
"I thought we came out well prepared today," head coach Manuel Diaz said. "We played exceptionally well in doubles and we came out ready to fight in singles. I take my hat off to Mississippi State. They were tenacious, gritty and tough at all positions. We had Emil come in at six and do a tremendous job there. Austin Smith was clicking on all cylinders. I'm just proud of this team for fighting and for giving us a win today."

Post-Match Quotes from MSU's recap
"We have to give credit to Georgia, as they have proven themselves to be an NCAA Championship contending team with the resume they've built this year," head coach Matt Roberts said. "To beat a team like that you have to be ready to compete extremely well at every position and we lacked in a few spots today."

"Our guys battled hard and gave us a chance to do something special, we just came up a little short," Roberts said. "All in all, I am very proud of what this group continues to do and we will learn from this as we prepare for the NCAA Tournament."
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Florida advanced to the finals of the SEC Tournament for the second time in three years by avenging an earlier loss to Texas A&M. Florida took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 but Texas A&M battled back in singles and took four opening sets.

Florida's Alfredo Perez and Elliott Orkin were the the Gators to claim opening sets but they also managed to finish in straight sets with Perez winning 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 while Orkin won 7-6, 6-1 at No. 3.

Florida's Chase Perez-Blanco would clinch the shutout with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over AJ Catanzariti at No. 4. The other matches were abandoned with Texas A&M up a double break on 1, Florida up a break on 5, and on-serve in the third at No. 6.



#11 Florida 4, #13 Texas A&M 0
4/23/2016 at Columbia, S.C. (Carolina Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. No. 18 Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU) vs. No. 11 Diego Hidalgo (UF) 6-2, 2-6, 5-1, unf.
2. No. 83 Alfredo Perez (UF) def. No. 53 Shane Vinsant (TAMU) 6-1, 6-2
3. No. 36 Elliott Orkin (UF) def. Jordi Arconada (TAMU) 7-6(3), 6-1
4. No. 123 Chase Perez-Blanco (UF) def. AJ Catanzariti (TAMU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
5. Harrison Adams (TAMU) vs. Gordon Watson (UF) 6-4, 3-6, 3-4, unf.
6. Jackson Withrow (TAMU) vs. McClain Kessler (UF) 6-4, 5-7, 1-1
Doubles competition
1. No. 1 Gordon Watson/Diego Hidalgo (UF) def. Aleksandre Bakshi/Jackson Withrow (TAMU) 6-4
2. Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant (TAMU) vs. No. 68 Maxx Lipman/Elliott Orkin (UF) 5-4, unf.
3. Chase Perez-Blanco/Aflredo Perez (UF) def. Max Lunkin/Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU) 6-3
Match Notes:
Florida 17-6, 10-2; National ranking #11
Texas A&M 26-9, 8-4; National ranking #13
Order of finish: Doubles (3, 1); Singles (2, 3, 4)

Post-Match Quotes from Bryan Shelton via Florida's recap
On the win over Texas A&M: "I'm really proud of our guys. I thought they showed up and came ready to play. We're really excited about the opportunity to compete in the Championship tomorrow.

"Credit to Texas A&M, they've got a great program and a great team. They beat us in the regular season and I think our guys were looking forward to the opportunity to play them again knowing we'd be pushed to the limit -- and we responded with that. I'm really proud of the way we fought back in both doubles and singles play. It says a lot about our resilience, toughness, and physical fitness.

On the opportunity to play Georgia tomorrow in the Tournament Championship:
"It's a great opportunity for us. We get a chance to play in the conference championship in one of the best conferences in collegiate tennis. I'm really proud of our guys for creating this opportunity with the effort and work they've put in this season.

"A lot has gone into this to get us to this point and the guys are hungry for it. They're certainly not satisfied. The loss we took in Athens a few weeks ago still sits right in our chests -- and we haven't forgotten about it. I know our guys will be motivated. And not only motivated to play in the match, but to go out and compete like champions. 

Post-Match Quotes from Steve Denton via Texas A&M's recap
On Rinderknech's tournament "One of the things we learned this weekend is that Arthur is one of the best players in the country and he showed that again today. How he has been playing in singles especially, after winning that emotional match yesterday and then turning around and playing well again today against another highly ranked singles player shows that he is playing at a really high level right now. It shows that he is playing with a lot of confidence and that is the biggest positive out of this tournament."

On bouncing back from dropping doubles point..."Our guys did a good job coming back and winning those first sets. Now what we as a coaching staff need to work on is getting the guys to press the issue and play aggressive in those situations. Give Florida a lot of credit, they came back and won all those second sets and put some scoreboard pressure on us. After we win a first set, let's apply pressure and not allow them to get back into the match."

 On the break before the NCAA Tournament starts
"First we need to get the guys a couple days rest and get home, but then we have a chance to work really hard for a couple weeks and prep for the tournament. It is both a positive and negative, we have to wait three weeks to play again, but we get three weeks to put in a training block and work with the guys and get better. It can propel us into something special and let us get ready to play our best tennis heading into the NCAA Tournament."
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Oklahoma won the Bedlam Rivalry over Oklahoma State despite playing without Florin Bragusi (unknown). The Sooners took the doubles point when Maxime Mora and Andre Biro came back from 4-2 down in the tiebreak to win it 7-5.

Andrew Harris, Axel Alvarez, and Alex Ghilea won in straight sets to give OU's its four points.

10 Oklahoma def. 12 Oklahoma State, 4-0
April 23, 2016 | Greenwood Tennis Center | Stillwater, Oklahoma
Doubles | Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3
1. #36 Andrew Harris/Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU) def. #6 Julian Cash/Arjun Kadhe (OSU) 6-4
2. Lucas Gerch/Jurence Mendoza (OSU) def. Spencer Papa/Alex Ghilea (OU) 6-2
3. Maxime Mora/Andre Biro (OU) def. Lukas Finzelberg/Tristan Meraut (OSU) 7-6 (7-5)
Singles | Order of Finish: 4, 2, 1
1. Andrew Harris (OU) def. #45 Julian Cash (OSU) 7-6 (10-8), 6-3
2. #26 Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU) def. #115 Arjun Kadhe (OSU) 6-2, 7-5
3. Lucas Gerch (OSU) vs. #71 Spencer Papa (OU) 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), unfinished
4. #57 Alex Ghilea (OU) def. Tristan Meraut (OSU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Lukas Finzelberg (OSU) vs. Andre Biro (OU) 6-0, 4-6, 0-2, unfinished
6. Jurence Mendoza (OSU) vs. Maxime Mora (OU) 6-4, 5-4, unfinished

Post-Match Quotes from OU's recap
"We played a good match today," head coach John Roddick said. "Our intensity is getting better, but we still need more. We'll work on that this week. We are looking forward to the Big 12 Championship."

"Axel has been a tremendous player on some great teams," Roddick said. "His record shows that and we are happy for him. He deserves to go out with the records."

Post-Match Quotes from OSU's recap
"Anytime you play Oklahoma it's going to be a big match for us," coach Jay Udwadia said. "We had match point in doubles and didn't capitalize on that and we also had some key opportunities in singles that (Oklahoma) came up with, which happened to be the difference."

"It was a close match," Cash said. "I feel like we could have won all three doubles matches and taken the point, but in the end we just didn't take advantage of our opportunities today."

"Big 12 Championships are coming around and we've seen every team," coach Udwadia said. "We are going to work are butts off to get ready for that tournament and hopefully do something special at home."





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Every year there are a handful of teams that play their way into the NCAA Tournament and after Baylor's performance today we can add another team to that list. Baylor came in to today's match against Oklahoma State firmly on the bubble and most likely needed a win to earn its spot in the NCAAs.

Due to the inclement weather the match was moved indoors and since there was a log-jam of matches to be played they played singles first. Oklahoma State won the regular season meeting less than two weeks ago in a match that was played indoors in Stillwater so you figured they had to feel pretty confident about their chances.

Oklahoma State came out strong in singles and looked like it'd take four first sets but Baylor's Jimmy Bendeck came back from 5-2 down to take the opening set at No. 4 in a tiebreak 7-6(8). So each team had three first sets but only one of the six matches would finish in straight sets.

Oklahoma's State's Jurence Mendoza cruised past Baylor's Tyler Stayer 6-2, 6-0 at No. 6 but it'd be another 45 minutes before another final came in.

Baylor's Max Tchoutakian dropped the first set to Arjun Kadhe at No. 2 but he broke Kadhe to go up 5-3 in the second. Kadhe would break back and then hold on the deciding point for 5-5 but Tchoutakian would then hold and break to take the second set 7-5. Tchoutakian raced out to a 5-0 lead in the third and ended up serving it out two games later to take it 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.


Baylor freshman Tommy Podvinski pulled off by far the biggest shocker of the day when he came back from a set down to defeat Lukas Finzelberg at No. 5. Podvinski came into the match with a 7-12 dual-match record with all his wins over teams that were ranked outside the top 100 plus Finzelberg had just beaten him 6-4, 6-1 two week prior. Finzelberg took the opening set 6-1 but Podvinski refused to go away this time. Podvinski went up an early break in the second and then broke again to take the set 6-3. Podvinski broke Finzelberg to go up 3-1 in the third and then held on from there to take it 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.


Baylor senior Julian Lenz would put the Bears up 3-1 with a three-set win over Julian Cash at No. 1. Lenz broke Cash to go up 2-1 in the first and ended up taking the opening set 6-3. In the second set Cash broke Lenz to go up 5-4 but Lenz would break back to even it at 5-5. Cash came right back and broke for 6-5 and then served out the set to take it 7-5. Cash broke Lenz to start the third set but Lenz broke back on the deciding point and then held for 2-1. It was all holds until Lenz broke Cash on the deciding point to win it 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.


Less than a minute after Lenz's win, Oklahoma State's Lucas Gerch would knock off Felipe Rios at No. 3 to cut the deficit to 3-2. Rios took the opening set 6-2 but Gerch came back to get the second 6-3. The third set was all holds and would go to a tiebreak to decide it. Both guys had mini-break leads but ultimately Gerch would take the tiebreak 9-7.

So it all came down to the final match at No. 4 between Baylor freshman Jimmy Bendeck and Oklahoma State sophomore Tristan Meraut.  A Bendeck win would give Baylor the win but if Meraut won the teams would come back on the court to play the doubles point.

Meraut looked like he had the first set in the bag after going up 5-2 but as I mentioned above Bendeck came all the way back to take the opening set 7-6(8). The second set also went to a tiebreak and after trailing 3-0 Bendeck would come back and take a 6-4* lead. Meraut would fight off both match points to even it at 6-6 before a Bendeck ace put him back in front 7-6. Meraut would fight off a third match point to even it at 7-7 and then he went ahead 8-7. Bendeck evened it at 8-8 but Meraut took the next two to take the tiebreak 10-8.

The third set stayed on serve until Bendeck broke at love to go up 5-4. Bendeck would then hold from 40-15 to give Baylor the dramatic 4-2 win.




Next up for Baylor will be the No. 1 seed Texas Tech who got a bye into the semifinals.

#42 Baylor 4, #15 Oklahoma State 2
Apr 29, 2016 at Stillwater, Oklahoma (Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #16 Julian Lenz (BU) def. #52 Julian Cash (OSU) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
2. #99 Max Tchoutakian (BU) def. Arjun Kadhe (OSU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
3. Lucas Gerch (OSU) def. Felipe Rios (BU) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)
4. Jimmy Bendeck (BU) def. Tristan Meraut (OSU) 7-6 (10-8), 6-7 (8-10), 6-4
5. Tommy Podvinski (BU) def. Lukas Finzelberg (OSU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
6. Jurence Mendoza (OSU) def. Tyler Stayer (BU) 6-2, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. #80 Max Tchoutakian/Tommy Podvinski (BU) vs. #8 Julian Cash/Arjun Kadhe (OSU) no result
2. Felipe Rios/Jimmy Bendeck (BU) vs. Jurence Mendoza/Lucas Gerch (OSU) no result
3. Julian Lenz/Tyler Stayer (BU) vs. Tristan Meraut/Lukas Finzelberg (OSU) no result
Match Notes
Baylor 15-12; National ranking #42
Oklahoma State 18-7; National ranking #15
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (6,2,5,1,3,4)
Big 12 Championship Quarterfinal Match
Due to venue change/weather, singles was played first and doubles was not played



Post-Match Quotes from Baylor's recap
"Well, boy it was close. We had some match points at No. 3. Their guy is just really tough there and did a great job of scratching out the three-set win in the tiebreaker. We had some match points at No. 4 in the second set that we didn't get, so what a credit to Oklahoma State to fight off all those match points that we had. Sometimes you get to the third set after you've had all those opportunities and you go a little flat. Jimmy [Bendeck] was almost in the same situation when we were here two weeks ago when he lost the third set, 6-0. He was playing the same guy and played in a very similar situation. We talked a lot about it, and I was really proud of him. He was able to have the relaxed intensity he needed to play some of his best tennis." -- head coach Matt Knoll on the quarterfinal win

"It says we have a lot of good players that have come through here, and it's a credit to those guys. We've had a lot of good guys that have believe in the program and have committed themselves to getting better. I'm lucky to have been around when it's happened." -- Knoll on reaching the program's 19th semifinal appearance in 20 seasons

"We've played them twice this year, and lost to them twice. They've had a great season and are conference champions, so we've got a big match in front of us. A big task. It's going to be tough, but we're in an underdog role. We've got nothing to lose, and we're going to come out and take our swings and have some fun." -- Knoll on facing top-seed Texas Tech tomorrow

Post-Match Quotes from Oklahoma State's recap
"I have to give Baylor credit," OSU head coach Jay Udwadia said. "Their backs were against the wall, they needed to beat us to get into the tournament and they came out ready to go."

"I think it was standing-room only," Udwadia said. "It was nice for several hundred people to come out and we are appreciative of all their support."

"At the beginning, I was really frustrated because he was playing really well," Gerch said. "In the second set, I just really tried to stick with him and he gave me an opportunity so I used it. The third set was just a battle and it came down to a tiebreak."

"Baylor didn't give us much and we didn't capitalize on our opportunities," Udwadia said. "The difference was that they were winning matches when they were one point away. I just think they ended up being a little more mentally tough."
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The first Big 12 quarterfinal of the day between Oklahoma and Texas also had some excitement. Due to the weather the start time was moved up from an already early 9 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. with singles action getting started first. Oklahoma's Andrew Harris did not play so it was back the old lineup that they used for most of the season.

Texas got off to a really slow start in singles with only Harrison Scott claiming a first set at No. 2. Oklahoma's Florin Bragusi put up the first point of the day with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Rodrigo Banzer at No. 4 and shortly thereafter Andre Biro would make it 2-0 with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Julian Zlobinsky at No. 6.

Oklahoma senior Axel Alvarez became the school's all-time wins leader after defeating George Goldhoff 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1. The win was Alvarez's 116th career singles wins and 213th overall win.

Texas freshman Harrison Scott put the Longhorns on the board with a 6-1, 7-6(6) win over Alex Ghilea at No. 3. Scott hadn't played lower than No. 2 all season so I was a little surprised to see him play that low.

Oklahoma freshman Maxime Mora would clinch the win after coming back from 5-2 down in the third to defeated Texas senior Michael Riechmann 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. The match at No. 2 was abandoned with Texas sophomore Adrian Ortiz leading Spencer Papa 4-2 in the third.


Next up for Oklahoma is a rematch with TCU - TCU got a bye into the semifinals.

#10 Oklahoma 4, #18 Texas 1
Apr 29, 2016 at Stillwater, Oklahoma (Greenwood Tennis Center)
Singles Competition
1. #25 Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU) def. #59 George Goldhoff (UT) 6-3, 6-3 
2. #91 Spencer Papa (OU) vs. Adrian Ortiz (UT) 6-2, 4-6, 2-4, unfinished 
3. Harrison Scott (UT) def. #81 Alex Ghilea (OU) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
4. #51 Florin Bragusi (OU) def. Rodrigo Banzer (UT) 6-2, 6-2
5. Maxime Mora (OU) def. Michael Riechmann (UT) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 
6. Andre Biro (OU) def. Julian Zlobinsky (UT) 6-0, 7-5
Doubles Competition
1. George Goldhoff/Michael Riechmann (UT) vs. #21 Spencer Papa/Alex Ghilea (OU) no result 
2. Adrian Ortiz/Julian Zlobinsky (UT) vs. Axel Alvarez Llamas/Austin Siegel (OU) no result
3. John Mee/Harrison Scott (UT) vs. Maxime Mora/Andre Biro (OU) no result
Match Notes:
Texas 17-10, 1-4 Big 12; National ranking #18 
Oklahoma 14-9, 3-2 Big 12; National ranking #10 
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (4,6,1,3,5)

Post-Match Quotes from OU's recap
"Singles first is probably an advantage for us, head coach John Roddick said. "We can just come out and start from 0-0 and do our best part which is singles. Our guys did a good job. They were focused and even the point we lost, Alex (Ghilea) fought like crazy and was in a position to win the second set. Max (Mora) came back from 5-2 in the third and Spencer (Papa) kept forcing break points. Even in the matches that were tough there were a lot of good things that you want to see.

"It feels good (become OU's all-time wins leader), Alvarez said. "Right now maybe I don't appreciate it that much, but it is something that will be there for a long time I hope. I am just proud of it. I've had a good run here.

"He (Mora) started really sticking with the game plan and didn't get frustrated when things didn't go his way, Roddick said. "All of a sudden he got on a roll and settled into a rhythm. When your guy is serve-and-volley it's all about rhythm. He started to get what he wanted there and that was nice to see.

"Last time we played (TCU) it was a coin toss at 4-3, Alvarez said. "I think we will have opportunities. We are two very good teams so we just have to come out with more intensity and want it more than they do.

"If we play singles like we did today, and the doubles point is so short, we'll be in position to win a lot of points, Roddick said. "We'll see how it goes.

Post-Match Quotes from head coach Michael Center via Texas's recap
Oklahoma played very well. I thought they got on top of us early. We had chances there to push back and get into the match and we just didn't capitalize today.  They just outplayed us. We struggled to finish a match. We had opportunities to split sets at some spots and we didn't get the job done.  It's a credit to them (Oklahoma). We've got two weeks now to get ready and wait for our NCAA Championships draw. Most likely we'll be heading over to College Station (Texas A&M) to play (NCAA first/second rounds).  Whoever we play, we'll be ready to go.  The guys have done a good job this year, but that one was a little disappointing.  I thought we could have capitalized on our opportunities a little better today.
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The top four seeds at the Big Ten Tournament in Minneapolis each moved on to the semifinals with Illinois facing the biggest challenge of the group.

Penn State upset Illinois just seven days ago but today it was the Illini that was able to pull out a 4-2 win. Illinois won the doubles point when Jared Hiltzik an Pengxuan Jiang took the deciding match at No. 2 in a tiebreak but Penn State battled back to take four opening sets in singles.

Both of the Hiltzik brothers picked up wins for Illinois with Jared defeating Constant De La Bassetiere at No. 2 while Aron beat Matt Barry at No. 3.

Penn State picked up straight set wins from Aws Laaribi and Marc Collado at No. 5 and No. 6 with Toshiki Matsuya evidently making his season debut at No. 5. The box score showed these two Penn State wins coming after the Hiltzik's won which seems odd considering the scorelines - how can a 1 & 1 no-ad match take longer than a 7-6, 6-0 match?

Illinois sophomore Aleks Vukic cliched the match with a come from behind 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Leonard Stakhovsky at No. 1. Next up for the Illini will be a third meeting this season against state rival Northwestern.

#17 (3) Illinois 4, #35 (6) Penn State 2
April 29, 2016 (Baseline Tennis Center | Minneapolis, Minn)
Singles Competition
1. Aleks Vukic (ILLINOIS) def. Leonard Stakhovsky (PSU) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
2. Jared Hiltzik (ILLINOIS) def. Constant De La Bassetiere (PSU) 7-6 (3), 6-0
3. Aron Hiltzik (ILLINOIS) def. Matt Barry (PSU) 6-2, 6-4
4. Julian Childers (ILLINOIS) vs. Tomas Hanzlik (PSU) 3-6, 6-2, 2-1 unfinished
5. Aws Laaribi (PSU) def. Toshiki Matsuya (ILLINOIS) 6-1, 6-1
6. Marc Collado (PSU) def. Alex Jesse (ILLINOIS) 6-2, 6-3
Doubles Competition
1. Aleks Vukic/Aron Hiltzik (ILLINOIS) def. Leonard Stakhovsky/Matt Barry (PSU) 6-2
2. Jared Hiltzik/Pengxuan Jiang (ILLINOIS) def. Christian Lutschaunig/Matt Galush (PSU) 7-6 (1)
3. Aws Laaribi/Constant De La Bassetiere (PSU) def. Julian Childers/Brian Page (ILLINOIS) 6-3
Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,2,5,6,1)

Post-Match Quotes from Illinois's recap
"We're happy to advance and I can't say it was a very interesting match. I didn't feel like Penn State was at their best. I didn't feel like we were at our best. I don't know what that was," head coach Brad Dancer said. "It was not a pretty tennis match today, and, I think, when it's not pretty, you kind of have to get down and fight and I felt Julian [Childers] did a great job of getting back in his. [Aleks] Vukic just did a good job at getting back and fighting and so forth and, when you don't feel good and you don't like the way things are going, you just have to get down and fight, and we did that on a couple courts, which was really great. Jared [Hiltzik] hit quadruple set point in the first set, and that was really good of him to fight out of that. It was a good fighting match from us today."

Post-Match Quotes from Penn State's recap
"We had our chances but unlike last week the big points did not go our way, said Head Coach Jeff Zinn. "I want to congratulate Illinois; they played like they had a chip on their shoulder from last week. I want to congratulate the team on a terrific year so far. We have played every match, every point like it is our last and I think that we are back to where we should be. I am proud of the guys for believing in each other. Our team chemistry has helped us tremendously this year.

"This was a tough loss, said Assistant Coach Paul Tobin. "We had the opportunity to take the doubles point with a win on court two. The guys competed well in singles but Illinois became too strong for the top half of the singles lineup. Marc Collado and Aws Laaribi did a great job getting us two points in their two-set matches. We will be ready for the NCAA Tournament coming up in two weeks.

"We aren't even close to done playing tennis this year, said Coach Zinn. "I still see so much fight in these boys. They are looking forward to jumping right into the NCAA Tournament. "
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#4 (1) Ohio State 4, (9) Nebraska 0
April 29, 2016 (Baseline Tennis Center | Minneapolis, Minn - Indoors)
Singles competition 
1. #1 Mikael Torpegaard (OSU) def. #93 Dusty Boyer (NEB) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
2. #96 Chris Diaz (OSU) def. Marc Herrmann (NEB) 6-1, 6-2
3. #41 Hugo Di Feo (OSU) vs. Toby Boyer (NEB) 6-2, 3-5, unfinished
4. Ralf Steinbach (OSU) vs. Andrew Dzulynsky (NEB) 6-3, 5-3, unfinished
5. #103 Herkko Pollanen (OSU) vs. Bradford Zitsch (NEB) 7-6 (7-4), 2-1, unfinished
6. Martin Joyce (OSU) def. Tomislav Antoljak (NEB) 6-2, 6-4
Doubles competition 
1. Dusty Boyer/Toby Boyer (NEB) def. Mikael Torpegaard/Martin Joyce (OSU) 6-3
2. Ralf Steinbach/Herkko Pollanen (OSU) def. Marc Herrmann/Scott Elsass (NEB) 6-4
3. Hugo Di Feo/Matt Mendez (OSU) def. Bradford Zitsch/Andrew Dzulynsky (NEB) 6-1
Match Notes: 
Nebraska 14-12
Ohio State 28-2; National ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,6,1) 
Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinal Match

Post-Match Quotes from Ohio State's recap
"It was a good win for the Buckeyes, said Director of Tennis Ty Tucker. "Any team you play in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament is going to be good. Everyone's got scholarships and everyone's got good players, so it was nice to get the doubles point and then go on from there.

Post-Match Quotes from Nebraska's recap
"It was a tough match today," said Head Coach McDermott. "Ohio State played very well and deserved the win. We improved a ton this year as a team, especially because we lost some close 4-3 matches to ranked schools early in the year. Most teams would have given up, but our team held strong and in the end we got better and ended up winning four conference matches. We will be back into next week's ITA National Rankings which has been one of our team goals."
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#13 (2) Northwestern 4, #53 (7) Purdue 1
April 29, 2016 (Baseline Tennis Center Minneapolis, Minn)
Singles competition 
1. #20 Konrad Zieba (NU) vs. #48 Gergely Madarasz (Purdue) 7-6 (5), 3-2, unf
2. #40 Sam Shropshire (NU) def. #97 Benjamin Ugarte (Purdue) 6-1, 6-2
3. #75 Strong Kirchheimer (NU) def. Ricky Medinilla (Purdue) 6-1, 6-0
4. Mateus Silva (Purdue) def. Fedor Baev (NU) 7-5, 6-3
5. Ben Vandixhorn (NU) vs. Dominik Sochurek (Purdue) 6-4, 6-6, unfinished 
6. Alp Horoz (NU) def. Renan Hanayama (Purdue) 6-4, 6-3
Doubles competition 
1. Strong Kirchheimer/Fedor Baev (NU) def. Dominik Sochurek/Benjamin Ugarte (Purdue) 7-5 
2. Konrad Zieba/Sam Shropshire (NU) def. Gergely Madarasz/Ricky Medinilla (Purdue) 6-4
3. Alp Horoz/Mihir Kumar (NU) vs. Mateus Silva/Renan Hanayama (Purdue) 6-5 unf
Match Notes
Order of Finish: Doubles (2, 1); Singles (3, 2, 4, 6)

Post-Match Quotes from NU's recap
"It provides a lot of momentum when the top of the lineup performs like they did today," head coach Arvid Swan said. "Purdue is an excellent team, and we just gave a great effort today."

"We are excited for the opportunity tomorrow," Swan said. "We will prepare like we have done for every match this year and compete at a high level."

Post-Match Quotes from Purdue's recap
"From our side, we were excited to see how much he grew the past three years, Purdue head men's tennis coach Pawel Gajdzik said. "Mateus is a true Boilermaker at heart. He's going to graduate with a great degree. I know he is going to be missed on this team and is always welcomed with open arms.
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#24 (4) Michigan, #72 (12) Iowa 1
April 29, 2016 (Baseline Tennis Center Minneapolis, Minn)
Singles competition 
1. Josh Silverstein (UI) def. #113 Alex Knight (UM): 6-2, 6-2
2. #95 Jathan Malik (UM) vs. Lefteris Theodorou (UI): 7-5, 1-6, unf.
3. Carter Lin (UM) def. Robin Haden (UI): 6-2, 6-0
4. Runhao Hua (UM) def. Jake Jacoby (UI): 6-0, 6-2
5. Kevin Wong (UM) vs. Jonas Larsen (UI): 6-1, 5-4, unf.
6. Davis Crocker (UM) def. Dominic Patrick (UI): 6-1, 6-4
Doubles Competition
1. #81 Alex Knight/Runhao Hua (UM) vs. Josh Silverstein/Lefteris Theodorou (UI): 5-2, unf.
2. Jathan Malik/Kevin Wong (UM) def. Jake Jacoby/Jonas Larsen (UI): 6-3
3. Lubomir Cuba/Gabe Tishman (UM) def. Nils Hallestrand/Dominic Patrick (UI): 6-2
Match Notes
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (3,4,1,6)
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San Diego and Pepperdine will meet on Saturday in the finals of the WCC Championship after San Diego blanked Portland while Pepperdine won a 4-3 thriller of BYU.

San Diego won a tight doubles point to go up 1-0 and then the Toreros picked up straight set wins from Jordan Angus, Filip Vittek, and Romain Kalaydjian.

#30 San Diego 4, Portland 0
Apr 29, 2016 at Claremont, Calif. (Biszantz Family Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. #61 Uros Petronijevic (USD) vs. PERVOLARAKIS, Mike (POR) 6-2, 5-7, unfinished
2. #67 Jordan Angus (USD) def. GARCIA, Mathieu (POR) 6-1, 6-4
3. Filip Vittek (USD) def. GARCIA, Pierre (POR) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
4. Jaan Kononov (USD) vs. WALLACE, Alex (POR) 6-2, 1-6, 2-2, unfinished
5. Romain Kalaydjian (USD) def. FAN, Felix (POR) 6-3, 6-2
6. Alexandros Araouzos (USD) vs. DONAT, Carlos (POR) 6-3, 5-4, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. #89 Uros Petronijevic/Filip Vittek (USD) vs. GARCIA, M/PERVOLARAKIS, M (POR) 5-5, unf
2. Jordan Angus/Joshua Page (USD) def. WALLACE, Alex/ANDREASEN, Kent (POR) 7-6
3. Alexandros Araouzos/Jaan Kononov (USD) def. FAN, Felix/GARCIA, Pierre (POR) 6-3
Match Notes
Portland 16-8, 6-3
San Diego 22-7, 9-0; National ranking #30
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (2,3,5)
Semifinals WCC Championships

Post-Match Quotes from Portland's recap
"I don't think we have anything to be embarrassed about today," Portland head coach Aaron Gross said. "USD is by far the best team in the conference talent-wise and just had a little bit too much for us today. We had some chances in the doubles, which would have put us in a little better position going into the singles, but they just have a little too much firepower all the way through their lineup."

"The good news is Mike was hanging in very well at No. 1 and I feel like Alex had grabbed momentum of the third set in his match," Gross noted. "But we just needed a few too many things to go right today for singles after we had lost the doubles point. A very good team like USD doesn't give you those opportunities easily. Obviously we aren't happy with the results today and that is one of the things I really like about this young team they don't defer to anybody."

"When we have a moment I'm sure we will sit back and look at the season and have special memories from it," Gross added. "We are also very encouraged going forward for the next couple of years with this group intact."


Pepperdine avenged a 4-2 regular season loss to BYU by defeating the Cougars 4-3. BYU won the doubles point with wins at 1 and 2 but Pepperdine rebounded in singles and went ahead 3-1 with wins from Jack Van Slyke, Stefan Menichella, and Gabriel Sidney at 4, 5, and 6. BYU tied it at 3-3 after Shane Monroe and Keaton Cullimore won at 1 and 2 but Pepperdine's Pedro Iamachkine clinched the match with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 3.


#61 (3) Pepperdine 4, #60 (2) BYU 3
Apr 29, 2016 at Claremont, Calif.
Singles competition
1. Shane Monroe (BYU) def. Guilherme Hadlich (PU) 6-4, 7-5
2. Keaton Cullimore (BYU) def. Lautaro Pane (PU) 6-0, 2-6, 6-3
3. Pedro Iamachkine (PU) def. Andrey Goryachkov (BYU) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
4. Jack Van Slyke (PU) def. John Pearce (BYU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
5. Stefan Menichella (PU) def. Jeremy Bourgeois (BYU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Gabriel Sidney (PU) def. Aidan Carrazedo (BYU) 6-2, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Shane Monroe/Andrey Goryachkov (BYU) def. Pedro Iamachkine/Stefan Menichella (PU) 6-3
2. John Pearce/Jacob Sullivan (BYU) def. Guilherme Hadlich/Jack Van Slyke (PU) 6-2
3. Lautaro Pane/Tom Hill (PU) vs. Keaton Cullmore/Jeremy Bourgeois (BYU) 5-2, unf.
Match Notes
BYU 12-10; National ranking #60
Pepperdine University 14-10; National ranking #61
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,5,4,1,2,3)

Post-Match Quotes from Pepperdine's recap

"It's always a relief to know that it is in my power to get the victory, said Iamachkine.  "Last year, I had a lot of experience clinching matches and I know my teammates rely on me in those key moments.  I enjoy that pressure and I love the battle. 

"We are strongest in singles play, said Iamachkine.  "With our singles guys on the court giving their best and the four guys outside the court encouraging us.  It's always a team effort and we are ready to take them.

"It feels good to win today.  It feels like we got over the second bump and we have one more match left this weekend.  It's either put it all on the court or go home, and we are ready to bring out best game.

"It feels really good to win today, said Sidney.  "I started playing my best tennis again today.  After going down to start, I knew I had to relax and did and try to play my best tennis so that felt good.

"The two victories we've had the past two days have been really important to us because we had a lot of tough moments and injuries during the season, said Sidney.  "We are showing the Pepperdine way by fighting through all the matches and coming out with 100 percent effort. 

"Unfortunately we didn't win the doubles point either day, but it's just a point and a team needs four to win so we planned to go into singles aggressively and we got the victory on both days.
"We have been looking to go up against San Diego since the beginning of the tournament, Sidney said.  "It was always the goal to be in the finals against them. 

"We expect good things tomorrow after these last two solid wins.  It built our confidence up and I think it is going to be a great match.

Post-Match Quotes from BYU's recap
"We executed our game plan extremely well to win the doubles point. We knew the second half of the match would be a dog fight- and it was," BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. "Both teams competed extremely hard and left everything on the court. We came up a little short, but I was proud of my guys and was pleased that both teams displayed great sportsmanship. We had a good season and have a lot to be proud of, but we'll be hungry for even better results next season."
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It was a sad day in Wichita as both UMBC and Hartford said farewell to college tennis after each were defeated at the Missouri Valley Tournament. Both schools announced last fall that after this season they would be discontinuing the programs in a cost cutting measure.

Hartford's farewell was  quick one as they went fell to Southern Illinois in just 1 hour and 16 minutes. I was hoping to watch all three men's matches but due to the rain they ended up sending SIU and HU to the Genesis Health Club which was about 5 miles from the Crestview Country Club.

SIU won the doubles point with routine wins at 2 and 3 and then they blitzed Hartford in singles and won easily at 1, 2, 3, and 4 with simultaneous finishes at 1 and 3.

Southern Illinois 5, Hartford 0
Apr 29, 2016 at Wichita, Kan. (Genesis Health Club)
Singles Competition
1. Jonny Rigby (SIU) def. Daniel Rombola (HARTFORD) 6-1, 6-0
2. Piotr Baranski (SIU) def. Will Drumwright (HARTFORD) 6-1, 6-2
3. Wilder Pimentel (SIU) def. Juan Molina (HARTFORD) 6-1, 6-0
4. Peter Molloy (SIU) def. Bryan Einstoss (HARTFORD) 6-1, 6-1
5. Alex Pozo (SIU) vs. Luis Montes (HARTFORD) 6-3, 2-1, unfinished
6. Daniel Martinez (SIU) vs. Harrison Max (HARTFORD) 6-1, 4-1, unfinished
Doubles Competition
1. Jonny Rigby/Piotr Baranski (SIU) vs. Daniel Rombola/Luis Montes (HARTFORD) 4-3, unf
2. Wilder Pimentel/Alex Pozo (SIU) def. Will Drumwright/Bryan Einstoss (HARTFORD) 6-2
3. Peter Molloy/Daniel Martinez (SIU) def. Juan Molina/Jairus Baker (HARTFORD) 6-1
Match Notes:
Hartford 2-16
Southern Illinois 13-4
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (2,4,1,3)


UMBC's swan-song was by far and away the best match of the day in Wichita. Illinois State jumped out to early break leads at 2 and 3 and ended up winning those courts 6-2 and 6-4.

Each team won two first sets at the four-court facility and ultimately that was completed would finish in straight sets.

UMBC's Melker Svard won 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 but ISU's Christoffer Greve answered with a 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 4. UMBC's Alex Drean tied the match at 2-2 with a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 3 but ISU's Urh Krajnc Domiter answered with a 7-5, 6-2 win at No. 1.

UMBC's Biyik Akinshemoyin was serving for the match up 6-1, 5-0 (40-0) but before he could get that last point ISU's Dylan Steffens clinched at No. 6 with a 6-3, 6-0 win.



Illinois State 4, UMBC 2
(Apr 29, 2016 at Wichita, Kan. -- Crestview Country Club)
Singles Competition
1. Urh Krajnc Domiter (ILS) def. Justin Carter (UMBC) 7-5, 6-2
2. Melker Svard (UMBC) def. Jakub Eisner (ILS) 6-4, 6-0
3. Alex Drean (UMBC) def. Rodrigo Oliveira (ILS) 6-4, 6-4
4. Christoffer Greve (ILS) def. Eliott Loubatie (UMBC) 6-3, 7-5
5. Biyik Akinshemoyin (UMBC) vs. Andreas Boers (ILS) 6-1, 5-0, (40-0) 
6. Dylan Steffens (ILS) def. Kevin Hsieh (UMBC) 6-3, 6-0
Doubles Competition
1. Melker Svardand/Eliott Loubatie(UMBC) vs. Jakub Eisner/Andreas Boers (ILS) 6-6 (0-3)
2. Christoffer Greve/Dylan Steffens (ILS) def. Justin Carter/Alex Drean (UMBC) 6-2
3. Rodrigo Oliveira/Rolando Torrellas (ILS) def. BiyikAkinshemoyin/KevinHsieh (UMBC) 6-4
Match Notes
Order of finish: Singles (2,4,3,1,6); Doubles (2,3) 
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Duration: 2:50
Attendance: 0

Post-Match Quotes from ISU's recap
"I'm really pleased with how we kept up the intensity and focus stemming from out last match," said head coach Mark Klysner. "We played some solid doubles and that for sure gave us a nice advantage leading into singles. UMBC came out firing in singles and took a couple of matches off of us. The guys managed to keep their composure though. With Chris winning comfortably and Urh playing some of his better tennis all year winning at number one, it really just came down to Dylan clinching it for us. He's been instrumental at closing out matches for us. We are really looking forward to the semifinals now."



Drake didn't have too much trouble in its 4-0 win over America East No. 1 seed Stony Brook. Drake took the doubles point with wins at 1 and 2 and then took three of four first sets at the four-court indoor facility. Vinny Gillespie and Calum MacGeoch each won within about 15 seconds of each other to make it 3-0 - here is match point for Gillespie.


Drake's Tom Hands would come back from a break down in the third set to clinch the match with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Tyler Hoffman at No. 4 (sorry video clip of MP wasn't good due to distance and lighting).

Drake 4, Stony Brook 0
Apr 29, 2016 at Wichita, Kan. (Crestview Country Club) 
Singles competition
1. Lott, Ben (DU) vs. Raphael Termat (SB) 7-6, 4-3, unf.
2. Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Jose Morales (SB) 6-3, 6-0
3. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) def. Samuel Taieb (SB) 6-2, 6-1
4. Hands, Tom (DU) def. Tyler Hoffman (SB) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
5. Stride, Ben (DU) vs. Rodrigo Hadlich (SB) 6-3, 1-0, unf. 
6. Wood, Ben (DU) vs. Kenzo Kauffmann (SB) 6-2, 1-1, unf. 
Doubles competition
1. Lott, Ben/Stride, Ben (DU) def. Jose Morales/Samuel Taieb (SB) 6-3
2. Raphael Termat/Kenzo Kauffmann (SB) vs. Gillespie, Vinny/MacGeoch, Calum (DU) 5-4, unf
3. Hands, Tom/Clark, Ben (DU) def. Rodrigo Hadlich/Tyler Hoffman (SB) 6-3  
Match Notes
Drake 16-11
Stony Brook 7-7
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (2,3,4)
MVC Men's Tennis Tournament
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