Georgia Tech def. #7 North Carolina 4-3

The Yellow Jackets secured a huge ACC win on Friday night by taking down the Tar Heels 4-3.

Tech lost a quick doubles point and quickly went down 3-1 as Brian Cernoch won on court 4 and Will Blumberg won on court 1 for the ‘Heels.

Brandon Freestone got the Jackets on the board with a straight set win on court 6. Phillip Gresk then earned a huge upset win over Ben Siguoin (40th ranked) on court 2 and Andrew Li followed with an upset of Josh Peck (107th ranked) on court 3.

With all eyes on court 5, Pablo Schelcher clinched the upset 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 on court 5 over Blaine Boyden.

#4 Texas def. #1 Ohio State 4-1

Amidst all the havoc in Austin, the Texas Longhorns have been rolling and took out the top-ranked Buckeyes 4-1.

Texas won a tight doubles point and Yuya Ito (9th ranked) quickly made it 2-0 by defeating Kyle Seelig (28th ranked) 6-0, 6-3. James Trotter then got the Bucks on the board by defeating Collin Markes on 5 but the rest of the night was all Texas.

Rodrigo Banzer picked up a win on 6 over Hunter Tubert and Leo Telles clinched on 3 over Martin Joyce (69th ranked) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Arizona State def. #13 Michigan 4-2

The ASU Sun Devils won an absolute battle of a match over the Wolverines at the BNP Paribas Challenge.

Michigan won a tight doubles point and Connor Johnston made it 2-0 after defeating Andrea Bolla 6-4, 6-2 on court 3. The rest of the matches were battles and Arizona State proved to be the better team.

Justin Roberts got the Devils on the board by defeating Gabe Tishman 7-6, 7-6 on court 4. Tim Reuhl then made it 3-2 after defeating Steven Forman 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Dominik Kellovsky tied it up after pulling out a 7-6, 4-6, 7-5 win over Myles Schlaet on court 2.

Junior Nathan Ponwith then clinched the match for the Devils via a 6-7, 6-1, 6-4 win over Mattias Siimar on court 1.

UCSB def. #17 Oregon 4-3

The UCSB Gauchos earned arguably one of their biggest wins to date over the Oregon Ducks this weekend.

UCSB won a quick doubles point with 6-1 and 6-0 wins and Anders Holm used that momentum to pick up a 6-1, 6-2 win on 6 over Charles Roberts.

Victor Krustev made it 3-0 by defeating Ty Gentry 6-1, 6-4 on 3 but the Ducks would not go away as Riki Oshima won 6-4, 6-3 on court 4.

Joseph Guillin, however, soon clinched the win for the Gauchos over Emmanuel Coste 6-4, 6-4 on court 2.

The remaining matches were played out with Thomas Laurent (5th ranked) defeating Nicolas Moreno de Alboran (13th ranked) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 and Josh Carlton earning a 7-6, 6-3 win on 5 over Hironori Koyanagi. #StudyTime

Miami def. #11 Notre Dame 4-3

It was not a good weekend for the Fighting Irish in Florida. Senior captain Alex Lebedev was definitely missed.

Miami won the doubles point, but Matt Gamble quickly added a 6-0, 6-2 win on court 3 to make it 1-1.

Franco Aubone then got the Hurricane on the board in singles by defeating Will Howells 6-1, 7-5 on court 5, but Guillermo Cabrera tied it up after defeating Bojan Jankulovski 6-0, 7-6 on court 4.

The Hurricane then came storming back as Adrian Sorrano Barrera downed Axel Nefve 7-5, 6-4 on court 1. Notre Dame’s Grayson Broadus added a 7-5, 6-3 win on court 6 over Will Grattan-Smith to make it 3-3.

With all eyes on court 2, Francisco Bastias played clutch when it mattered most and he clinched the match 7-6, 7-6 over Tristan McCormick.

#41 Florida State def. #11 Notre Dame 4-3

The Irish got off to a good start in doubles but could not sustain against a hungry Florida State team.

Florida State earned 6-3, 6-3 wins by Lucas Poullain over Axel Nefve on court 1 and by Enzo Le Seguillon over Grayson Broadus on court 6. Tristan McCormick evened the match for the Irish via a 6-4, 6-3 win over Richard Thongoana on 3 and Will Howells put the Irish ahead after defeating Chase Wood 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 on 5.

Alex Knaff then secured a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win on court 2 to even things up and freshman Juan Martin Jalif clinched the upset over Guillermo Cabrera 7-6, 1-6, 6-4 on court 4.

#8 Florida def. #26 Georgia 5-2

The Florida Gators opened a solid weekend of SEC play by defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 5-2.

The Gators won the doubles point but Robert Loeb quickly evened the match by defeating Lukas Grief 6-2, 6-2 on court 5. The Gators then picked up two straight-set wins as Sam Riffice knocked down Trent Bryde 6-3, 6-3 in a highly anticipated freshmen battle and Oliver Crawford defeated Emil Reinberg 6-3, 6-4 on court 1.

Andy Andrade then clinched the win in 3 sets 1-6. 6-2, 6-3 over Jan Zielinski on court 2.

The remaining matches were played out with Phillip Henning downing Florida’s Johannes Ingildsen 5-7, 6-4, 10-8 and McClain Kessler defeating Georgia’s Walker Dunca. 6-3, 6-7, 10-3.

#8 Florida def. #22 Tennessee 5-2

The Volunteers came out swinging in the doubles point but the Gators were too tough in singles play.

Young guns Duarte Vale and Sam Riffice earned straight-set wins on courts 6 and 3, respectively to make it 2-1 Gators. Adam Walton then earned the Vols a point in singles by defeating Andy Andrade 7-6, 6-0 on 2.

The rest of the day was all Florida however as Oliver Crawford downed Timo Stodder on court 1 and Lukas Grief clinched the win 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 on 5 over Luca Wiedenmann. Johannes Ingildsen then put the iciing on the cake win a 3-set win over Preston Touliatos on court 4.

#26 Georgia def. #24 South Carolina 5-2

The Dawgs were able to bounce back on Sunday with a solid win over South Carolina.

Georgia played a great doubles point and then Robert Loeb kept up his stellar singles play with a 6-2, 6-0 defeat of Patrick Cacciatore on court 5. Henning was then forced to retire against Joseph Brailovsky, but Duncan responded with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Beau Pelletier on court 6.

The remaining matches were locked in three set battles and Zielinski earned the clinching point by defeating Daniel Rodrigues 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 on court 2.

Paul Jubb picked up a quality win over Reinberg on court 1 and Bryde then earned a 7-6, 6-7, 10-6 win over Raphael Lambling on court 3.

#2 Wake Forest def. #3 Virginia 6-1

The Deamon Deacons picked up a statement win on Friday over UVA 6-1.

Wake won a close doubles point and then picked up sraight set wins from their freshmen on courts 5 and 6 as Melios Efstathiou and Siddanth Banthia both grabbed 7-6, 6-3 wins.

Carl Soderlund then picked up a big win for UVA at 2 over Petros Chrysochos but Bar Botzer was soon to clinch on court 3 7-6, 6-4 over Henrik Wiersholm.

#6 Baylor def. #16 USC 4-2

The Baylor Bears won the BNP Collegiate Tennis Challenge on Sunday by defeating the USC Trojans 4-2.

The Bears won the doubles point and Matias Soto played some big ball to make it 2-0 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Daniel Cukierman on court 2. Sven Lah then backed that up with a straight-set win over Mor Bulis on court 5.

Trojan Riley Smith defeated Adrian Boitan 6-3, 7-6 on court 4 and Brandon Holt downed Johannes Schretter 6-3, 6-4 on court 1 to make it 3-2.

The remaining matches were close but senior Jimmy Bendeck clinched the title by defeating Freshman Jake Sands 7-6, 6-4 on court 6.


That wraps it up for this week. To read more updates from Cracked Racquets, head over to www.crackedracquets.com.

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