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.
TECH WINS 4-3 over No. 7 North Carolina!!!! pic.twitter.com/2r1Q4FKvPx
— GT Men’s Tennis (@GT_MTEN) March 16, 2019
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.
So good let’s see it again! This time from the court! Texas beats No. 1️⃣ Ohio State, 4-1! #HookEm 🤘🎾 pic.twitter.com/QZiI12bS5I
— Texas Men’s Tennis (@TexasMTN) March 15, 2019
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.
Big time dubs = Big time celebrations 😎 pic.twitter.com/fG3Y81Ehfz
— Sun Devil M. Tennis (@SunDevilMTennis) March 15, 2019
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.
Gauchos head into finals with a hard fought 4-3 win over #17 @OregonMTennis !!! #GoGauchos #studytime
— UCSB Men’s Tennis (@ucsbtennis) March 16, 2019
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.
WHAT. A. WIN!
Congratulations to @CanesMensTennis on their MASSIVE win over No. 11 Notre Dame! pic.twitter.com/15ZRchtHGY
— Miami Hurricanes (@MiamiHurricanes) March 15, 2019
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.
Noles definitely felt lucky today! Noles Win!
🍢 4 | 🍀 3 pic.twitter.com/aCs0b8WPPi
— FSU Men’s Tennis (@FSU_MTennis) March 17, 2019
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.
— Gators Men’s Tennis (@GatorsMTN) March 16, 2019
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.
.@ingildsen2 finishes off the Vols 😤#GatorWayBestWay pic.twitter.com/b1EDZyQGoK
— Gators Men’s Tennis (@GatorsMTN) March 17, 2019
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.
Dawgs win! pic.twitter.com/Vm3hf92dSY
— Georgia Tennis (@UGAtennis) March 17, 2019
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.
Efstathiou clinches the 4-1 win with an ace at 5! We’ll play out the remaining two matches.
1. ✅ Gojo 6-4, 7-6(4)
2. ❌ Chrysochos 4-6, 5-7
3. Botzer 7-6(6), 2*-4
4. Cungu 6-1, 2-6, 4-2*
5. ✅ Efstathiou 7-6(5), 6-3
6. ✅ Banthia 7-6(6), 6-3 pic.twitter.com/1stBeACpGx
— Wake Men’s Tennis (@WakeMTennis) March 17, 2019
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.
Championship point courtesy of senior Jimmy Bendeck! 🎾 #SicEm pic.twitter.com/41Hz8nmO3C
— Baylor Men’s Tennis (@BaylorMTennis) March 17, 2019
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.