Saturday Super Regional Recap: TCU and North Carolina Advance With Road Wins; Florida Escapes Another Upset by Tennessee; Virginia Pulls Away From Stanford; Chalk on the Women’s Side

The Super Regional round is officially in the books and after the host schools started off 14-0 they finished 14-2 with the final two matches on Saturday evening producing the two seeding upsets. In Starkville, No. 10 seed TCU knocked off No. 7 Mississippi State 4-2 in a match that finished just over six hours after it started due to a nearly three-hour rain delay that occurred early on in singles. In the first meeting between the two earlier this year it was Mississippi State winning the doubles point but on Saturday it was TCU that took the early lead after picking up wins at No. 1 and No. 3.Most of the first sets were five to six games in when...

Saturday NCAA Tournament Recap; Cal Men & UCF Women Pull Off Road Upsets to Advance to Sweet 16; Kansas Claws Past Florida; Cowgirls Hold Off The Canes; Box Scores/Quotes/Video Clips

The Sweet 16 is almost set on the men’s side with 15 of the 16 spots filled on Saturday (Texas A&M/Oklahoma to play on Sunday) while 8 women’s teams punched their tickets as well with the other 8 to come on Sunday. Since the field was expanded to 64 teams in 1999, in each subsequent year there has always been at least one men’s national seed that has failed to advance out of its own regional and thanks to the Cal Bears, 2019 will be no different. The Pac-12 Tournament Runner-Ups knocked off Drake in the opening round on Friday and then on Saturday they got past No. 15 Illinois 4-1.  Illinois looked like it was position to...

Friday Recap: UCLA Wins Classic Over USC; Baylor Blows Out Oklahoma; Texas A&M Escapes Vandy; Washington Wins Top 20 Showdown at Cal; UNC Rocks FSU; & More

Friday afternoon’s Battle for LA between UCLA and USC went down to the wire, as many of these encounters do, and in the end it was the No. 13 Bruins prevailing with a close as it gets 4-3 win over the No. 9 Trojans. UCLA jumped out to the early 1-0 lead after a 6-4 win at No. 1 doubles and a 6-3 win at No. 2. Each team claimed three opening sets in singles and four of the six matches would finish in straight sets. USC took a 3-2 lead after getting straight set wins from Brandon Holt, Laurens Verboven, and Mor Bullis at No. 1, No. 3, and No. 6 while Keegan Smith won in straights at No. 2 for UCLA. UCLA tied it up at 3-3 after Ben Goldberg knocked off...

Saturday Recap: USC & UCLA Men Complete Bay Area Sweep; Stanford Women Win 4-3 Thriller at USC; UCLA Women Rout Cal; BYU & Arizona State Earn Top 25 Wins

The USC men finished off a weekend sweep in the Bay Area by following up a 4-2 win over #40 Cal with a 4-1 win over #10 Stanford. The Trojans won a close doubles point with Brandon Holt and Riley Smith winning 7-5 at No. 1 while Daniel Cukierman and Tanner Smith prevailed 7-6(3) at No. 3. Stanford tied it up at 1-1 with a 6-4, 6-3 win from Timothy Sah at No. 6 but USC was in control everywhere else and would add straight set wins from Daniel Cukierman, Laurens Verboven, and Riley Smith at No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 with Verboven getting the clinch. The Stanford women looked like they were going to be upset at #16 USC but senior Caroline Lampl refused to lose...

Friday Recap: Baylor Bounces TCU; UCLA Men Win at Stanford; Stanford Women Win at UCLA; Texas A&M Men Over South Carolina; South Carolina Women Win at Texas A&M

Friday was a stacked day with nine matchups between top 25 teams with six of those coming on the women’s side. The highest profile match on the men’s side took place in Waco with sixth-ranked Baylor hosting ninth-ranked TCU. The Bears claimed the doubles point with a 6-4 win at No. 1 and a 7-6(5) win at No. 3 and then in singles each team won three opening sets. Only two of the six matches would finish in straight sets with Baylor’s Sven Lah winning 6-3, 6-3 at No. 5 while TCU’s Alex Rybakov won 7-5, 6-3 at No. 1. Baylor’s Will Little put the Bears up 3-1 with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 4 and Jimmy Bendeck clinched at No. 6...