Sunday was as wild a day as it gets in the SEC with four lower ranked women's teams picking up wins with two of those wins coming over No. 1 Florida and No. 2 Georgia. The SEC is the only Power 5 Women's Conference to have its conference tournament this coming week so many of these same teams will see each other much sooner than they had probably hoped. Sunday was a day of redemption for some teams on the men's side with both Oregon and Michigan overcoming tough losses to pick up a top 25 win.
Cal came into Friday evenings match against No. 23 Oregon with a perfect 33-0 record all-time against the Ducks but the streak nearly came to an end. Cal picked up the all-important doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 but Oregon came back in singles and picked up three quick straight set wins from Akihiro Tanaka, Cormac Clissold, and Ty Gentry to go in front 3-1. Cal came back to tie it up with Andre Goransson and Filip Bergevi each winning in straight sets so the match would be decided in a third set at No. 1 between a pair of Frenchmen.
Cal senior Florian Lakat (Paris) took the first set 6-4 but Oregon sophomore Thomas Laurent (Montpellier) snagged the second 7-5 after breaking Lakat's 6-5 service game. After an exchange of holds, Laurent went up 30/40 on Lakat's 1-2 service game but Lakat hit back-to-back forehand winners to hold for 2-2. Laurent held for 3-2 and then he went up 30/40 on Lakat's serve but Lakat hit back-to-back service winners to hold for 3-3. Laurent held for 4-3 and then once again he'd go up 30/40 on Lakat's serve but Lakat hit an ace out wide and then on the deciding point he hit a service winner to hold for 4-4. Laurent had been cruising on his serve all set but Lakat would break him on the no-ad point after hitting a forehand winner that just clipped the sideline right in front of the chair. Laurent actually called the shot out but the chair quickly overruled it so now Lakat was serving for the match up 5-4. Lakat would serve it out from 40/15 to give Cal a tough 4-3 win.
Saturday was a busy day out west with USC and Baylor advancing to the finals of the BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Tennis Challenge while Oregon defeated Tulane to win the San Diego Spring Break Tournament. Virginia played its first competitive match in a month and dominated Notre Dame in South Bend. Mississippi State, Auburn, and Florida each went on the road in the SEC and won 4-3 matches.
It's not uncommon for a No. 2 seed to knock out a host during the Kick-Off Weekend but when the No. 2 seed is Utah State and the No. 1 is TCU the idea of Utah State pulling it off was something that few outside of Logan could have ever imagined. TCU, which finished last year ranked 57 spots higher than Utah State, came into the match riding a 31-match home court winning streak while Utah State was only participating in a Kick-Off Weekend regional for the second time in school history. The Aggies, led by first-year head coach James Wilson, got off to a slow start in doubles after TCU jumped out to early break leads at No. 1 and No. 2. TCU's Jerry Lopez and Reese Stalder only needed 20 minutes to win 6-0 at No. 1 but the other two courts would tighten up with Utah State breaking back at No. 2 while No. 3 also went back and forth. TCU's No. 2 team of Alex Rybakov and Guillermo Nunez retook the break at 5-3 and then Rybakov served it out to win 6-3 which gave TCU the doubles point and early 1-0 lead.
The fall season came to a close on Sunday with Baylor, Oregon, North Texas, and Rice getting the strongest all-around performances from several of its players. See who won titles and see who came up short.
Saturday was semifinal day at all the fall tournaments - take a look down below to see who is playing in Sunday's finals.
Mississippi State kept the momentum going during singles play and jumped out to early break leads on 5 of 6 courts.
Mississippi State's Rishab Agarwal was 1st off the court with a 6-2, 6-2 win at #5 singles over Nick Wood in a match that was pretty lopsided the entire time. Georgia's Wayne Montgomery would cut the deficit to 2-1 with a 7-6, 6-2 at #2 singles over Juan Cruz Estevarena. Montgomery fell behind 5-3 in the 1st set but would break Estevarena at 4-5 and 5-6 to force the breaker then after jumping out to a 6-0 lead in the TB he took it 7-4.
Georgia managed to turn the tide on several courts to force some 3rd sets but when the match was on the line it was State's Florian Lakat, Mate Cutura, and Julian Cash who all rose to the occasion.
State's #3 Mate Cutura would come back from a set down to pick up the biggest win of his his collegiate career as he defeated #18 Nathan Pasha 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Cutura broke Pasha to go up 4-3 in the 3rd and 2 holds later he had his big time win.
State's #1 Florian Lakat cruised to a 6-2 opening but Georgia's Austin Smith came right back to take the 2nd set 6-2. In the 3rd set Lakat broke Smith to go up 2-1 and would hold for 3-1 before Smith would take the next 3 games to go up 4-3. Lakat wouldn't wilt though as he held for 4-4, broke Smith for 5-4, and then fought off not 1 but 2 break points to clinch the upset win. See the video clip below of match point.
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MSU Men's Tennis (@HailStateMT) April 4, 2015
Just before Lakat clinched Georgia's Ben Wagland would pick up a win at #4 singles by a 6-3, 7-6(4) score. In the one abandoned match Mississippi State's Julian Cash would have a commanding 5-2 lead in the 3rd set against Georgia' Paul Oosterbaan.
Mississippi State recap
"That was an unreal win for us today, Lakat said. "We kept playing for each other and feeding off each other's energy. I had so much confidence in myself, especially after that first set. Even though he came back in the second, I knew I wasn't going to lose this. I was going to do it for my team.
"Mississippi State earned the win today," said head coach Manuel Diaz. "We didn't play our best, and Mississippi State had a lot to do with that. We had some opportunities in doubles that we didn't take advantage of. They played very well in singles, and our guys fought hard but that wasn't enough today. All the credit goes to Mississippi State."
FYI, the number beside the player's school is the player's Universal Tennis Rating as of April 3rd. For more details about UTR check out their website.
#26 Mississippi State (16-5) 4, #6 Georgia (16-3) 2
April 3rd, 2015 - AJ Pitts Tennis Centre - Starkville, MS
1. #108 Florian Lakat (MSU 13.82) def. #31 Austin Smith (UGA 14.18) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
2. #28 Wayne Montgomery (UGA 14.59) def. Juan Cruz Estevarena (MSU 13.75) 7-6(4), 6-2
3. Mate Cutura (MSU 13.67) def. #18 Nathan Pasha (UGA 14.27) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
4. Ben Wagland (UGA 13.26) def. #122 Tassilo Schmid (MSU 12.87) 6-3, 7-6(4)
5. Rishab Agarwal (MSU 13.68) def. Nick Wood (UGA 13.86) 6-2, 6-2
6. Julian Cash (MSU 13.43) vs. Paul Oosterbaan (UGA 13.66) 6-2, 4-6, 5-2 DNF
1. #14 Lakat/Cash (MSU) def. #1 Smith/Wagland (UGA) 6-4
2. Cutura/Schmid (MSU) def. Pasha/Diaz (UGA) 6-4
3. Montgomery/Oosterbaan (UGA) vs. Estevarena/Haden (MSU) 5-5 DNF
Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (5, 2, 3, 4, 1)
Mississippi State has now won 4 straight while Georgia's 10-match winning streak was snapped.
Which Bulldogs Win on Friday in Starkville
Virginia Tech managed to win the doubles point for the 10th time in 17 tries but the Hokies quickly fell behind on 4 singles courts. The 1 court where Virginia Tech never trailed was at #4 as Hunter Koontz rolled to a 6-4, 6-3 win over Chris Simich.
Louisville's Seb Stiefelmeyer and Van Damrongsri would cruise to straight set wins at 1 and 5 and things were looking good for the Cards early on at 2 and 3.
Louisville's #2 Alex Gornet led 5-3 in the opening set before VT's Andreas Bjerrehus would rally to take the next 4 games to take the 1st set 7-5 and then Bjerrehus would break Gornet late in the 2nd set to close out the 7-5, 6-4 win.
Louisville's #3 Albert Wagner led 7-5, 3-1 before VT's Joao Monteiro kicked it up a few notches and came back to win 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
Virginia Tech's #6 Jai Corbett took the opening set 6-3 before falling behind 5-2 in the 2nd set against Luis Elizondo. Unfortunately for Louisville, Elizondo wouldn't be able to close out the set as Corbett came back to push it to a tiebreak and then took the TB 11-9 to clinch the team win.
Virginia Tech recap
"I've got to give Virginia Tech credit in that we had them on their heels and we just didn't put it away," said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. "The winner of this match has got an inside track to hosting the NCAA first and second round, When you get that moment, you've got to go seize it, and unfortunately we didn't seize it. Maybe it's this team's inexperience in having these types of big moments over the years. But really we had the moment and we were in position to win and basically waited for them to lose instead of us grabbing our moment."
The excellent Duke recap has all the details you need.
Notre Dame recap
#5 Duke 5, #35 Notre Dame 2
Ohio State recap
#11 Ohio State 4, #29 Minnesota 2
Official: Marcus Lee T-3:18 A-137
Quotes from the Match
"Every match is so hard to win in this conference and at this time of year," Center said. "We had some opportunities in doubles, but ended up losing two tiebreakers to put our backs against the wall. I know Texas Tech has a heck of a team in singles, but we played really well down the stretch and fought hard to get this win."
Texas Tech recap
"What a battle," said Red Raider head coach Tim Siegel. "We played well in doubles, but Texas was really strong at No. 1 and No. 3. We were still in the match at No. 2 and No. 4. We gave ourselves a chance, but unfortunately Texas was too good today."
Note: South Florida's #1 doubles team fought off 8 match points before winning the doubles deciding point in a tiebreak.
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Tulane has had some nice wins this year but today was the icing on the cake as the Green Wave crashed down on #20 Tulsa 4-3. The Golden Hurricane took the doubles point but Tulane came out strong in singles and took the opening set on 5 of 6 courts. The Green Wave would turn 5 of those 1st sets into 3 straight set wins with Alex Van Cott, Sebastian Rey, and Chi-Shan Jao winning at 3, 4, and 5. Tulsa would get a straight set win at #6 from Dylan McCloskey and Alejandro Espejo (the lone senior on Senior Day) would come back from a set down to win at #2 singles. With the match all square at 3 it would come down to a 3rd set at #1 singles to decide the winner. Tulane's Dominik Koepfer would pull through and clinch the biggest win for the program since Hurricane Katrina (per the Tulane recap)
"To get a top-20 road win against a conference rival really shows how hard these guys have worked and continued believing in the process," Booras added. "We've pushed them hard after each loss this year and they've responded positively to the challenges each time. We're still putting some pieces of the puzzle together, but it's nice to see them reap some fruits of their labors today against a top program.
#54 Tulane 4, #20 Tulsa 3
Apr 04, 2015 at Tulsa, Oklahoma (Michael D. Case Tennis Center)
6. Dylan McCloskey (TU 12.62) def. Ian Van Cott (TLN 12.31), 6-1, 6-2
Clemson lost the regular season meeting against Louisville at home by a 5-2 score though none of the singles matches were repeats this time around. Louisville won the doubles point last time with Clemson taking it this time. Clemson got wins from Alejandro Augusto, Luke Johnson, and Hampton Drake with the freshman from Hilton Head providing the clincher at #6 singles by taking the 3rd set 6-0. Below are some interviews from Clemson's youtube:
The box score that Clemson posted actually showed Louisville winning 4-3 with Drake losing the last set 6-0 instead of winning - sounds like they were in disbelief too!
"Clemson got off to a great start with winning doubles and leading all six of the singles courts," said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. "It looked like we were too deep into a hole being down 0-2, but that is when we made a gutsy surge. Albert, Sebastian, and Van all regained control of extremely close matches to put us into the lead. But they played a little better than us and finished well in the two remaining courts. Those played with poise and avenged our 5-2 win against them at Clemson."
FYI, the number beside the player's school is the player's Universal Tennis Rating as of April 23rd. For more details about UTR check out their website.
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (4,3,5,1,2,6)
Georgia Tech avenged a 6-1 regular season loss at Notre Dame even though 5 of the 6 singles matches were repeats. Notre Dame won the doubles point in the first match but Georgia Tech got the point this time around with wins at 1 and 2. The biggest turnaround was at #5 as GT's Cole Fiegel smacked Billy Pecor 6-1, 6-0 after Pecor won the first meeting 7-5, 6-1. Michael Kay clinched the win at #4 singles with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Alex Lawson though if Kay didn't clinch Benito was right there at #2 and Rakitt was up a set and a break at #3.
Note: GT recap showed Eric Schnurrenberger playing #6 for ND though ND's recap showed Kenneth Sabacinski. The ACC's live scoring showed Sabacinski too however it also showed Nicolas Alvarez playing at #1 for Duke (he sat out) and Esben Hess-Olesen playing at #5 for UNC (sat out too).
Georgia Tech recap
Here's sound from @jkennyt following #GT_MTEN victory over Notre Dame at #ACCMTEN http://t.co/tAHpnVYZZXNotre Dame recap
GT Men's Tennis (@GT_MTEN) April 23, 2015
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,6,4)
The match of the day at the ACC Tournament was this one between Florida State and NC State. NC State looked good early on in doubles after jumping out to leads on all 3 courts - 4-2 on 1, 7-4 on 2, and 5-3 on 3. NC State's #2 team won 8-5 and its #3 team served for the match up 7-6 but Florida State wouldn't go away. FSU's #3 team of the Whitehurst brothers broke back to force the tiebreak then won it 7-3 in the TB. FSU's #1 team won the final 2 points of the tiebreak to win that court 7-5.
NC State came out strong in singles and took the opening set on 5 of 6 courts however they'd be unable to finish them out because Florida State would win 3rd set tiebreaks at 3, 4, and 5 with Cristian Mendez clinching the come from behind win at #3 - Mendez was down a break at 4-3 in the 3rd before breaking back. Terrell Whitehurst came back from 5-2 down in his 3rd set tiebreak at #5 to win 7-5. Florida's State #1 Benjamin Lock also had a match point at the time of the clinch.
Both teams played without singles starters - FSU's #3 Marco Nunez and NCST's #2 Simon Norenius both didn't play. Norenius retired in his match against Notre Dame last weekend with an injury while Nunez played twice last weekend but only won 3 games. I'm not sure if Nunez was injured and that's why he played poorly last week or if he was held out for different reasons.
"It's one of those matches where nothing came easy for either team, head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. "We used tiebreak wins on five courts today. Because we played them a few weeks ago, I felt we were at a disadvantage having to come back up to their turf and play again and deal with the revenge factor, but we toughed it out and got the win.
NC State recap
So close, yet so far away - that's how Oregon has to feel after todays match. The Ducks jumped on Cal early by taking the doubles point with wins at 2 and 3 and then took 4 opening sets in singles. Cormac Clissold was the only Duck to finish in straight sets with a 6-3, 6-2 win at #5, which put Oregon up 2-0, but then Billy Griffith put Cal on the board with a 6-2, 6-2 win at #6. The 4 other singles matches would each go the distance with the person losing the 1st set winning in the end. There were so many twists and turns in each match along the way that it got tough to keep track of.
Cal's Andre Goransson would even the match at 2-2 with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 win at #1 singles over Daan Maasland. Goransson sprinted out to a 5-2 lead in the 3rd set and served for the match but Maasland would break, hold, and break again to even the match up at 5-5. Goransson would then break back and serve it out to finally secure the win.
Cal's Oskar Wikberg would put Cal ahead 3-2 when he completed his comeback at #4 singles with a 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 win over Jayson Amos. It looked like Amos was going to finish off Wikberg in straight sets when he led 6-3, 5-3 but Wikberg held for 4-5, broke Amos serving for the match to even it at 5, then held serve for 6-5. If I remember correctly Amos had at least 1 match point on the 5-4 serve game. Amos would then come back from 0-40 down to hold and send it to a tiebreak but Wikberg would take the final 2 points of the TB to take it 7-5 and send the match to a 3rd set. Wikberg broke Amos to go up 2-1 in the 3rd but Amos would break right back and then hold to go up 3-2. After 3 straight holds, Wikberg would break Amos to go up 5-4 and then he'd serve it out to put that 3rd point on the board.
Oregon's Daniel Sardu would tie it up at 3-3 with a come from behind 2-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(5) win over Filip Bergevi at #2 singles. It looked like Bergevi would close this one out in straight sets when he led 6-2, 5-4 but Sardu fought off a slew of match points to hold for 5-5 and would ultimately push the 2nd set to a tiebreak. Bergevi led 6-5 in the tiebreak but Sardu would take the final 3 points to take it 8-6. Sardu jumped out a 5-2 lead in the 3rd before Bergevi charged back to tie it at 5-5. Each would hold 1 more time to send it a tiebreak then Sardu got the early mini-break and held on to take it 7-5.
The final remaining court left was at #3 singles as Cal's Greg Bayane opened up a 4-0 lead in the 3rd over Oregon's Simon Stevens. Before we proceed forward lets go back to the 2nd set where it looked like Stevens was going to close out Bayane in straights after leading 6-4, 5-3. Bayane held for 4-5 then would break Stevens in a lengthy service game that had at least 5 deuces with Stevens having at least 2 match points (may have been 3). Bayane held for 6-5 then Stevens held to send it a tiebreak but the TB was all Bayane as he cruised 7-2. Jumping back to where we started, after Bayane held for 4-0 Stevens would finally snap out of his slump and hold for 1-4. Bayane quickly held for 5-1 and then had 2 match points on the Stevens' serve before Stevens held for 2-5. Bayane went up 40-15 on his 5-2 service game but Stevens got it back to deuce. Bayane got the next point to give himself another match point but then Stevens would take the next 3 points to break for 3-5. Stevens would then go down 30-40 on his service game but would fight back to hold for 4-5. It just seemed like this one was heading for a dramatic 3rd set tiebreak but Bayane finally righted the ship and would hold from 40-15 to propel Cal into Friday's semifinals against rival Stanford.
April 23, 2015 - Ojai, CA (Libbey Park)
Another candidate for match of the day came in the Big Ten as Nebraska came back from 3-1 down to defeat Michigan State 4-3. Nebraska won the doubles point going away but Michigan State picked up straight set wins from Brett Forman, Jasper Koenen, and Michael Dube at 2, 5, and 6 to take the 3-1 lead. Michigan State's Harry Jadun was also up a set on #3 but Nebraska's Marc Hermann rallied back and won 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Nebraska also picked up a win at #4 as Andrew Dzulynsky beat Mac Roy 7-6, 6-4. With the match tied at 3-3 it all came down to #1 between Nebraska's Dusty Boyer and Michigan State's Gijs Linders. Boyer took the first set 7-6 but Linders broke Boyer to go up 6-5 in the second then served it out to even the match at a set a piece. Linders opened up a double break lead in the 3rd and was serving up 3-0 before Boyer regained his footing and started the comeback. Boyer would go ahead 6-5 then break Linders to take it 7-5 in the 3rd and send Nebraska onto the quarterfinals.
Michigan State recap
 Nebraska 4,  Michigan State 3
Michigan jumped out to the early 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point but Penn State went ahead 2-1 with wins from Leo Stakhovsky and Roman Trkulja at 1 and 5. Michigan's Alex Knight evened the match at 2 with an easy win at 3 and then Kevin Wong would come back from a set down to win 12 of the final 13 games to put the Wolverines ahead 3-2. While Penn State's Matt Barry fought hard to force a 3rd set at #3, Michigan's Runhao Hua would pull away down the stretch at #2 and would end up clinching the match by winning 6-1 in the 3rd.
Penn State recap
"A very difficult loss but Michigan just outplayed us today," said Tobin. "We have to give them credit when it's due. We had opportunities across the board, but we were not able to hang on to our leads."
Utah State recap
No. 7 Nevada will play the winner of No. 3 SDSU/No. 6 UNLV on Sat., April 25
Boise State has picked the right time to start playing better and as a result they've now won 3 straight after avenging a loss 4-3 from last Saturday by defeating #69 Fresno State 4-0. Boise State took the doubles point by picking up wins at 1 and 3 then the Broncos got singles wins from Garrett Patton, Thomas Tenreiro, and Abe Hewko at 1, 2, and 6.
Boise State recap
Fresno State recap
 Boise State (13-15) 4, #69  Fresno State (16-10)
Last week Texas A&M won the doubles point, though Herkko Pollanen didn't play, but tonight with Pollanen playing at #1 with Mikael Torpegaard they and the team cruised past A&M.
Ohio State swapped Martin Joyce and Ralf Steinbach at #5 and #6 and Hugo Di Feo and Chris Diaz at #2 and #3. Texas A&M swapped Jordi Arconada and Shane Vinsant at #2 and #3 which meant both of those matchups stayed the same from the previous meeting. Harrison Adams also returned to the lineup tonight after sitting out on Sunday. (box score from last week is below tonight's box score)
Ohio State won four first sets in singles with Chris Diaz, Martin Joyce, and Ralf Steinbach winning in straight sets at #3, #5, and #6 with Diaz providing the clincher. The match only took an hour and forty-six minutes so those 267 in attendance got a chance to eat dinner at a reasonable hour.
It was interesting to see some differences in scores from the one match to the next. Vinsant beat Diaz 6-4, 6-4 last time but tonight Diaz rolled him 6-3, 6-2. Last time Steinbach beat Withrow in a long three setter but tonight he beats him 6-2, 6-4 in just over an hour.
Below are a few match points courtesy of TOSU (first time I recall seeing some video clips - awesome) and below the box scores are some quotes from Ty Tucker (also awesome since we usually don't hear much from Ty).
Steinbach makes is 2-0 Buckeyes with a 6-2, 6-4 win on court six. pic.twitter.com/PBensgatgUOhio State M Tennis (@OhioState_MTEN) February 20, 2016
...and then 30 seconds later, Joyce follows with a 6-3, 6-3 win on court five. 3-0 Buckeyes. pic.twitter.com/0GRT5IyFGkOhio State M Tennis (@OhioState_MTEN) February 20, 2016
#6 Ohio State 4, #7 Texas A&M 0
#15 Oklahoma State sat a few of its singles starters (reasons unknown) and one of its doubles pairings against unranked Georgia State and it nearly came back to bite them. Oklahoma State sat its usual #3 team of Lukas Finzelberg/Jurance Mendoza and wouldn't you know it but the doubles point came down to that court with Georgia State's Jannis Koeke and Joseph Bishop taking it 7-6(5).
Oklahoma State sat its usual #2, #59 Julian Cash (13.81), and #4, Lucas Gerch (13.56), in singles after each played in doubles which meant both Jurence Mendoza and Nathan Roper moved into the lineup. Mendoza had only played in two of Oklahoma State's nine dual match while Roper had appeared just once.
Oklahoma State took four first sets in singles but only Temur Ismailov and Tristan Meraut would be able to finish in straight sets at #1 and #3. Lukas Finzelberg put Oklahoma State up 3-1 after a three-set win at #4 but Georgia State's Zack Kennedy would answer with a 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(5) upset win over Arjun Kadhe at #2.
Both of the remaining matches went deep into the third set but Oklahoma State would get the win when Jurence Mendoza broke Jack MacFarlane from 15-40 to take it 7-6, 2-6, 7-5 at #5.
Note: Zack Kennedy's win over Arjun Kadhe at #2 was a Universal Tennis Rating upset since the variance between the two was greater than 1.00.
MANGO! Cowboys clinch the match with @jurencemendoza's win on court five, 7-6, 2-6, 7-5 #okstate pic.twitter.com/c9xYxBv9elOSU Cowboy Tennis (@CowboyTennis) February 20, 2016
Georgia State's Felipe Jaworski won the remaining court 7-6(6) in the third at #6.
#33 LSU was playing just it's fourth match of the season on Friday, and its first dual-match at the brand-new LSU Tennis Complex, and it gave the fans a lot to cheer about as it shutout #35 Drake 4-0.
|Justin Butsch (Photo Jake Johnson/LSU Sports)|
The other three matches were abandoned with Drake up on two of them and LSU the other.
LSU also shutout Nicholls State 7-0 later that evening to finish the day unbeaten. LSU returns to the courts next Friday with North Florida coming in and then the Tigers play a doubleheader on Sunday aganst Stetson and Lamar. Drake continues its road trip with a Saturday match at Louisiana Lafayette then on Sunday it'll be in New Orleans to play Tulane.
#33 LSU 4, #35 Drake 0
|Ben Vandixhorn (Leeks Lim/Daily NU)|
They played the remaining matches out, which I am a huge fan of, with NU's Konrad Zieba beating NC State's Nick Horton in a third set supertiebreak at #1, NU's Alp Horoz defeating NC State's Shoti Meparidze 7-5, 7-6 at #5, and NC State gettting is lone win from Simon Norenius at #2 with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Sam Shropshire.
Northwestern is back at it again on Sunday when it hosts #32 Vanderbilt and UIC while NC State heads to East Lansing to play Michigan State on Sunday
#20 Northwestern 6, #30 North Carolina State 1
South Florida won a close doubles point after Roberto Cid and Ignacio Gonzalez Muniz came back from 5-3 down to beat South Carolina's Thomas Mayronne/Andrew Schafer 7-6(4).
|Justin Roberts (Pic via Dave Knachel/Virginia Tech)|
The other two matches were abandoned with the scored at even.
South Carolina will stay in Tampa for an extra day and play #17 San Diego while South Florida will be back on the courts on Sunday when it hosts San Diego.
|Daan Maasland (Pic via Taylor Wilder/The Daily Emerald)|
All in all a very dominating performance from Oregon who now sits at 10-1. Oregon hosts #67 Boise State on Sunday while Indiana and Boise State will play today in Eugene.
Post-Match Quotes via Oregon's recap
The opening day of the Division 3 National Team Indoors in Cleveland saw both the #1 and #2 seeds get upset. The hosts, Case Western Reserve, beat the #1 seed Washington University (STL) 6-3 and Carnegie Mellon beat the #2 seed Pomona-Pitzer 5-4. If you'll notice when looking at the scores the doubles points are played to 8 and they also playing regular ad-scoring.
Get all the details over Division 3 Tennis plus the ITA's site.
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