NCAA Men’s Championship Recap: Texas Fight Overwhelms Wake Forest

For the first time in school history the Texas Longhorns are the NCAA Men’s National Champions after the No. 2 seed defeated the defending NCAA Champs Wake Forest 4-1.It was a wild year in Austin that saw longtime head coach Michael Center get dismissed after his involvement in the big admissions scandal and then a month later the program achieved a No. 1 national ranking for the first time in program history. The upperclassmen-laden roster stuck together during the tough times and despite a somewhat surprising loss in the Big XII Tournament to Baylor they hit their peak during the NCAA Tournament and ran over one tough opponent after...

NCAA Men’s & Women’s Championship Preview

Championship Sunday is upon us with No. 2 Texas taking on No. 4 Wake Forest in the men’s final while No. 1 Georgia plays No. 3 Stanford in the women’s final.Wake Forest will be seeking its second consecutive championship while Texas is looking for its first. Stanford will also be seeking its second consecutive championship and 20th overall while Georgia hopes to win its third. For the fourth straight day the weather forecast calls for plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the upper 80s so unless something unexpected happens this will be the first time in recent memory that none of the matches at the finals site were effected by wet...

NCAA Semifinals Recap: Texas Takes Out Florida; Wake Outlasts North Carolina; Stanford Stumps North Carolina; Georgia Clips Duke

After four months of dual-match action we’re finally down to the final two after a great day of tennis on Saturday.The opening match of the day saw No. 2 Texas come through in the clutch to win a close doubles point and then after jumping No. 3 Florida in singles the Longhorns held on to win 4-2.  In doubles, Texas jumped out to early break leads at both No. 1 and No. 3 while Florida went up an early break at No. 2 but all three matches would simultaneously find their way back to 3-3. Texas’s Christian Sigsgaard and Harrison Scott took the next three games to defeat Johannes Ingildsen and McClain Kessler 6-3 at No. 1. Over at...

NCAA Men’s Semifinals Preview

Semifinal Saturday is less than 24 hours away with Wake Forest and North Carolina set to meet for the third time in the last three months while Texas and Florida will meet for the first time in over two years. Both matches are expected to be extremely close with the UTRs of most individual matchups almost identical. The heat and humidity played a role in Thursday’s matches and will likely be a factor again on Saturday with temps expected to be in the upper 80s. Both Wake Forest and North Carolina were on the court for 3 hours on Thursday, though the Heels played under the lights, while Texas and Florida were both off the court in just over 2 hours...

NCAA Men’s Quarterfinals Recap – North Carolina Upsets #1 Ohio State; Wake Too Much For Virginia; Texas Throttles TCU; Florida Flattens Baylor

The first day of the NCAA Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando didn’t disappoint with a pair of thrilling matches including an upset by No. 9 North Carolina over No. 1 Ohio State.The Buckeyes entered the match with a 32-2 overall record including a 32-2 record in doubles however it’d be North Carolina that would draw first blood.  Surprisingly none of the doubles matches were very close although there were several breaks in the opening couple of games. At No. 2 doubles, North Carolina’s Brian Cernoch and Ben Sigouin (8-7 doubles record) jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Alex Kobelt and Kyle Seelig however the Buckeye duo,...