There were some more big college matchups this weekend! As conference tournaments are just around the corner, things are definitely starting to heat up all over the country!
#5 Virginia def. #9 North Carolina 4-2
The Virginia Cavaliers went on the road and took out a tough North Carolina team on Friday.
Carl Soderlund and Matthew Lord clinched the doubles point 7-5 on court 2 over Brian Cernoch and Ben Sigouin to give the ‘Hoos the early lead.
— Virginia Men’s Tennis (@UVAMensTennis) April 12, 2019
The Tar Heels then battled back with Cernoch downing Wiersholm on court 3 and Blaine Boyden defeating Ryan Goetz on court 4. Soderlund (5th ranked) then earned another win over Sigouin (35th ranked) 6-0, 7-5 to tie things up and Brandon Nakashima (75th ranked) put the ‘Hoos back in front by defeating Josh Peck (95th ranked) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 on court 2.
Senior Captain Aswin Lizen came up huge for UVA and defeated Mac Kiger 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(5) on court 6 to clinch the win.
#7 Mississippi State def. #8 Texas A&M 6-1
The Bulldogs went on the road and delivered a convincing win on Friday night.
Mississippi State played great doubles as usual and Nuno Borges and Strahinja Rakic (3rd ranked) downed Carlos Aguilar and Barnaby Smith (10th ranked) 6-1 to propel the Bulldogs to the early lead. Borges (2nd ranked) earned another win over Aguilar (46th ranked) 6-3, 6-3 while Florian Broska added a 6-3, 6-3 win of his own over Guido Marson to make the score 3-0.
— MSU Men’s Tennis 🎾 (@HailStateMT) April 13, 2019
Valentin Vacherot (61st ranked) got the Aggies on the board by delivering a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 defeat of Rakic on court 3. Trevor Foshey then clinched the win moments later over Noah Schachter 6-2, 0-6, 7-6(1) on court 5.
#8 Texas A&M def. #33 Ole Miss 7-0
The Aggies rebounded on Sunday to take down the visiting Rebels 7-0.
Carlos Aguilar and Barnaby Smith clinched the doubles point over Finn Reynolds and Fabian Fallert on court 1 and Aguilar topped Tim Sandkaulen 6-0, 6-3 on court 1 to make it 2-0.
— Texas A&M Men’s Tennis (@AggieMTEN) April 14, 2019
Noach Schachter then topped Simon Junk 6-1, 6-2 and Hady Habib clinched the win 6-2, 6-2 over Filip Kraljevic.
#10 TCU def. #21 Oklahoma 4-3
The Oklahoma Sooners hoped out to an early lead thanks to Spencer Papa and Max Stewart clinching the doubles point over Sander Jong and Luc Fomba.
The Frogs, however, battled back to earn the 4-3 win.
— TCU Men’s Tennis (@TCUMensTennis) April 13, 2019
Oklahoma went up 3-0 with Alex Bakshi (67th ranked) defeating Reese Stalder (110th ranked) 6-3, 6-2 and Ferran Calvo downing Bertus Kruger. However, things started to turn with Jong picking up a 6-2, 6-2 win over Stewart on 6 and Fomba earning a 6-4, 6-4 win over Mason Beiler on court 5.
Alex Rybakov (4th ranked) added a 6-4, 6-2 win over Papa and things were all tied up with only Alastair Gray and Jake Van Emburgh remaining. It was Gray who came out on top 6-3, 6-7, 6-4.
#1 Texas def. #21 Oklahoma 4-0
The Texas Longhorns clinched the Big 12 title on the road Sunday.
Colin Markes and Leonardo Telles secured the doubles point 7-5 over Ferran Calvo and Jake Van Emburgh. Harrison Scott (50th ranked) then defeated Calvo 6-2, 6-4 in singles to make it 2-0 and Markes followed suit by downing Beiler 6-4, 6-3 on court 5.
Trophy time!!! 🏆🏆🏆
— Texas Men’s Tennis (@TexasMTN) April 14, 2019
Yuya Ito (7th ranked) then topped Van Emburgh (63rd ranked) to earn the rings for the topped ranked Horns.
#22 NC State def. #25 Miami 4-1
The NC State Wolf Pack earned a convincing 4-1 win over a fellow top 25 team on Friday.
— NC State Men’s Tennis 🐺🎾 (@PackMensTennis) April 12, 2019
Georgiy Malyshev and Tadas Babelis clinched the doubles point over Franco Aubone and Tatsuki Shimamoto 6-3. Igor Saveljic added a 6-0, 6-2 win over Dane Dunlap on court 2 to make the deficit 2-0 but Bojan Jankulovski (81st ranked) added a quick 6-0, 6-3 win of his own to make it 2-1.
Alexis Galarneau (23rd ranked) earned a 6-2, 6-3 win over Adrian Soriano-Barrera (55th ranked) on the top court and Babelis earned the clincher 6-3, 6-4 over Aubone.
#23 Texas Tech def. #6 Baylor 4-3
The Texas Tech Red Raiders pulled off the biggest upset of the weekend over visiting Baylor on Sunday.
Bjorn Thomson and Parker Wynn (7th ranked) gave the Red Raiders an early advantage by besting Jimmy Bendeck and Sven Lah (1st ranked) 6-2. Wynn (86th ranked) then added to the deficit by defeating Johannes Schretter (22nd ranked) 6-2, 6-2 on the top court.
— Texas Tech Men’s Tennis (@TexasTechMTEN) April 14, 2019
Matias Soto (36th ranked) got Baylor on the board by defeating Tommy Mylnikov (116th ranked) 6-4, 6-4 and Will Little (84th ranked) evened things up via a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 defeat of Thomson on court 4.
The Red Raiders quickly flipped the script with Ilgiz Valiev erasing a 2nd set defeat to defeat Adrian Boitan 6-3, 6-7, 6-0. Artem Kapshuk clinched the match on court 6 over Constantin Frantzen 6-4, 6-7, 6-3.
#2 Ohio State def. #14 Illinois 4-2
The Buckeyes were challenged on Sunday in Columbus but ended up securing the 4-2 win.
Alex Kobelt and Kyle Seelig (20th ranked) clinched the doubles point for the Buckeyes on court 2 over Vuk Budic and Gui Gomes 6-4.
— Ohio State M Tennis (@OhioStateMTEN) April 14, 2019
Seelig (54th ranked) got a quick 6-1, 6-1 win over Keenan Mayo on court 4. Zeke Clark, however, defeated Martin Joyce 6-2, 6-2 on court 3 and Illinois’ Budic downed James Trotter by the same score to tie things up at 2-2.
JJ Wolf (1st ranked) made his record 27-0 on the year by defeating Aleks Kovacevic (6th ranked) 7-6(3), 7-6(4) and John McNally (28th ranked) clinched the win in another pair of breakers 7-6(5), 7-6(4) over Alex Brown (48th ranked)
#3 Florida def. #18 South Carolina 6-1
The Florida Gators secured the 2019 SEC Regular Season Title on Sunday by defeating visiting South Carolina 6-1.
Andy Andrade and Duarte Vale clinched the doubles point 6-1 over Beau Pelletier and Jake Beasley while Sam Riffice (47th ranked) started the Gator momentum in singles by defeating Daniel Rodrigues (92nd ranked) 6-3, 6-2.
— Gators Men’s Tennis (@GatorsMTN) April 14, 2019
McClain Kessler added a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over Yancy Dennis on court 6 and Johannes Ingildsen (108th ranked) clinched the dub over Pelletier 6-3, 7-5 on court 4.
With the remaining matches being played out, Paul Jubb (9th ranked) defeated Oliver Crawford (11th ranked) 6-4, 7-6(6) to give South Carolina their only point of the day.
That wraps it up for this week. Be sure to check back next week as we enter the final weekend of the regular season!
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