Another great weekend of college tennis is in the books! I will be covering some of the major results from the SEC and Big 12 tournaments. Be sure to check out our in-depth coverage of the ACC tournament as well!
#22 South Carolina def. #11 Texas A&M 4-2
The South Carolina Gamecocks got things rolling at the SEC tournament with a 4-2 triumph over Texas A&M.
Daniel Rodrigues and Raphael Lambling clinched the doubles point 6-4 over Carlos Aguilar and Barnaby Smith (7th ranked). The Aggies then turned the tide in singles as Noah Schachter downed Thomas Brown 6-1, 7-5 on court 5 and Smith defeated Beau Pelletier 6-2, 7-5 on court 4.
FINAL | UPSET ALERT @GamecockMTennis upsets #3 seed Texas A&M and will advance to the semifinals! This will be their first trip to the semis since 1999#SECMT19 pic.twitter.com/MDGDcBvZyN
— SECMTennis (@SECMTennis) April 19, 2019
Lambling then got on the board as he upset Valentin Vacherot (58th ranked) 6-3, 7-6 on court 3 and Paul Jubb (6th ranked) defeated Aguilar (30th ranked) 1-6, 6-3 6-0 to make it 3-2.
Rodrgiues later clinched the win 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 over Hady Habib on court 2.
#13 Tennessee def. #17 Georgia 4-0
The Tennessee Volunteers opened up their SEC run with a 4-0 dub over Georgia.
Tennessee earns a shutout 4-0 victory over Georgia for the first time in program history, as @scottyjones33 clinches the victory with a 6-2 6-3 win to send the Vols into the SEC Tournament semifinals!
Face Florida tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET. #GoVols 🍊 pic.twitter.com/ahARxfh64S
— Tennessee Tennis (@Vol_Tennis) April 19, 2019
Timo Stodder and Preston Touliatos (10th ranked) clinched the doubles point over Robert Loeb and Jan Zielinski (18th ranked) and Stodder (28th ranked) defeated Zielinski (17th ranked) in singles 6-3, 6-2 in singles to add to the lead.
Adam Walton (71st ranked) then upset Emil Reinberg (31st ranked) 6-3, 6-3 and Scott Jones downed Robert Loeb 6-2, 6-3 to clinch.
#13 Tennessee def. #3 Florida 4-3
Tennessee got another big win over host-Florida on Saturday.
Pat Harper and Andrew Jones clinched the doubles point for the Vols against McClain Kessler and Johannes Ingildsen 6-3. The Gators then went up 3-1 in singles with quick wins from Alfredo Perez over Martim Prata, Duarte Vale over Touliatos, and Oliver Crawford (11th ranked) against Stodder (28th ranked).
Tennessee advances to the SEC Tournament final for the first time since 2013 and earns a win over the Gators in Gainesville for the first time since 2010, as sophomore @AdamWalton99 clinches the 4-3 win over No. 3 Florida with a 3-6 6-3 7-5 win!
LET’S GO VOLS!!!!! #GoVols 🍊🍊🍊 pic.twitter.com/dnc7iroP9o
— Tennessee Tennis (@Vol_Tennis) April 20, 2019
Jones got things going for the Vols in singles with a win over Ingildsen (91st ranked) 6-4, 6-2.
Luca Widenmann then upset Andres Andrade (50th ranked) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 and Walton clinched the win 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 over Sam Riffice (52nd ranked)
#6 Mississippi State def. #22 South Carolina 4-2
The Mississippi State Bulldogs ended the Gamecocks run on Saturday.
Jake Beasley and Beau Pelletier downed Trevor Foshey and Gregor Ramskloger 7-6(5) to clinch the doubles point. Foshey then downed Brown 6-4, 6-2 on 5 and Niclas Braun defeated Pelletier 7-5, 6-1 on court 4.
THE SERBIAN BEAST!!
Strale wins 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 to send us to the #SECMT19 final with a 4-2 win over South Carolina!!#HailState🐶 pic.twitter.com/cge2IuknWa
— MSU Men’s Tennis 🎾 (@HailStateMT) April 20, 2019
Nuno Borges (2nd ranked) topped Jubb (6th ranked) in a highly anticipated match 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 on court 1 to make it 3-1 for the Dogs. Rodrigues earned another solid win over Gio Oradini (61st ranked) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 to make it 3-2.
Strahinja Rakic, however, clinched the win 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 over Lambling.
#6 Mississippi State def. #13 Tennessee 4-1
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were successful in their SEC tournament title defense as they dispatched Tennessee 4-1 on Sunday.
The Bulldogs played clinical doubles as usual and Gregor Ramskogler and Trevor Foshey clinched the doubles point over Scott Jones and Adam Walton on court 3. Andrew Rogers quickly got Tennessee on the board in singles with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Florian Broska on 6 but Trevor Foshey responded for the Bulldogs on 5 by taking down Martim Prata 6-4, 6-3.
BACK TO BACK!!! NUNO CLINCHES A 4-1 WIN FOR THE DAWGS!!!#HailState🐶 pic.twitter.com/B7UGlwktDI
— MSU Men’s Tennis 🎾 (@HailStateMT) April 21, 2019
Strahinja Rakic added another straight-set win 6-3, 7-5 over Jones on court 3. The MVP of the tournament Nuno Borges (2nd ranked) downed Timo Stodder (28th ranked) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 to seal the deal.
#25 Oklahoma def. #18 Texas Tech 4-0
The Oklahoma Sooners got a solid win over Texas Tech in opening round Big 12 play.
Jake Van Emburgh and Ferran Calvo got the party started by clinching the doubles point 7-5 over Jackson Cobb and Tommy Mylinkov on court 2 and Van Emuburgh (80th ranked) added a singles win over Ilgiz Valiev 7-6(6) 6-2 on court 3.
FINAL | No. 25 OU 4, No. 18 Texas Tech 0
Win and advance! #Sooners sweep Texas Tech to move to the #Big12Tennis semifinal. OU will face No. 2 Texas in a Red River rematch tomorrow at noon CT.#WeAreOU | #Big12Tennis pic.twitter.com/D3yxD0GVUp
— Oklahoma Tennis (@OU_MTennis) April 19, 2019
Stefano Tsorotiotis notched a 7-5, 6-1 win over Artem Kapshuk and Mason Beiler clinched the win 6-4, 6-3 on court 5 over Franco Ribero.
#2 Texas def. #25 Oklahoma 4-2
Oklahoma’s run ended in the semifinal to rival Texas on Saturday.
Chih Chi Huang Yuya Ito clinched a tight doubles point over Max Stewart and Spencer Papa on court 3. Rodrigo Banzer added a 6-2, 6-1 win over Tsorotiotis on court 6 and Christian Sigsgaard (9th ranked) topped Papa (36th ranked) 6-4, 6-3 to make it 3-0.
Your clinching moment courtesy of Colin Markes! Texas takes down Oklahoma 4️⃣-2️⃣ and it’s on to tomorrow’s #Big12Tennis Championship final against No. 8️⃣ Baylor! #HookEm 🤘🎾 pic.twitter.com/XNIhKS7TtO
— Texas Men’s Tennis (@TexasMTN) April 20, 2019
The Sooners then got two statement wins from Alex Bakshi (62nd ranked) over Yuya Ito (7th ranked) 6-4, 6-3 and from Van Emburgh over Leo Telles (73rd ranked) by the same score.
Colin Markes was soon to stop the Sooner momentum by downing Beiler 6-4, 6-3 on court 5.
#32 Oklahoma State def. #7 TCU 4-2
Oklahoma State shocked TCU on Friday in opening round Big 12 play.
Luke Hammond and Brady Draheim sealed a close doubles point over Luc Fomba and Sander Jong 7-6(5). Maxim Tybar added to the Sooner lead by defeating Reese Stalder 6-3, 6-2. Bertus Kruger got TCU on the board via a 6-4, 7-6 win over Emilie Hudd and Jong downed Draheim 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on court 6.
The clincher from Luke Hammond (@nanaamdpapa)! The excitement and emotion of collegiate competition.🤠🍊💪 #okstate pic.twitter.com/HocEjh9ADr
— OSU Cowboy Tennis (@CowboyTennis) April 19, 2019
Matej Vocel (48th ranked) then got a huge win over Alex Rybakov (3rd ranked) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 and Hammond clinched the win 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 over Fomba.
#8 Baylor def. #32 Oklahoma State 4-1
The Baylor Bears sent the Cowboys packing on Saturday.
The Cowboys came out firing with Hudd and Vocel defeating Sven Lah and Adrian Boitan and Hammond and Draheim defeating Johannes Schretter and Constantin Frantzen to win the doubles point. Baylor was soon to turn the tide in singles as Boitan (11th ranked) downed Tybar 6-3, 6-1 and Schretter (27th ranked) defeated Vocel 6-4, 6-1.
Sven Lah finishes off a 6-2, 6-4 win on court 5 to give Baylor a 3-1 lead. Bears are one point from advancing to Sunday’s #Big12Tennis Championship title match. #SicOSU 🎾 pic.twitter.com/eHN56X844b
— Baylor Men’s Tennis (@BaylorMTennis) April 20, 2019
Kyrylo Tsygura slid into the 6 spot to defeat Draheim 6-2, 6-4 and Lah clinched the match by the same score over Hammond to send the Bears to the Big 12 title match.
#8 Baylor def. #2 Texas 4-1
Baylor got their revenge on Texas in the Big 12 title match by taking down the Horns 4-1 on Sunday.
Matias Soto and Will Little got the party started as they clinched the doubles point 6-4 over Colin Markes and Leo Telles on court 2. Harrison Scott (53rd ranked) got the Horns on the board by defeating Little (76th ranked) but the rest of the afternoon was all Baylor.
Adrian Boitan’s championship point to seal the Big 12 title! #SicEm 🎾 pic.twitter.com/CmwLFOp0aD
— Baylor Men’s Tennis (@BaylorMTennis) April 21, 2019
Sven Lah took down Markes 6-4, 7-6(3) on court 5 and Soto (49th ranked) defeated Yuya Ito (7th ranked) 7-5, 7-6(4) on court 2.
Moments later, Adrian Boitan (111th ranked) clinched the title 7-5, 6-4 over Telles (73rd ranked).
That’s all for this week! Be sure to come back next week which will be highlighted by the Pac-12 and Big 10 tournaments!
See also: Wake Forest Upends Virginia; Wins Back-to-Back ACC Tournament Titles
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