No. 11 Texas women defeat Wichita State, 5-0 (UT recap/box)

Longhorns cruise to victory after waiting out a weather delay spanning over four hours.

AUSTIN, Texas – No. 11 Texas (1-0) rallied to take the doubles point before cruising to a 5-0 win over Wichita State Saturday afternoon at UT’s Penick-Allison Tennis Center. The contest, which was delayed over four hours due to weather, was the first of two matches held Saturday in conjunction with the annual ITA Kick-Off Weekend. UT will play either Utah or Stephen F. Austinon Sunday at 1 p.m. with a berth in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship at stake.

Wichita State took early leads at all three doubles positions, but Texas fought its way into a pair of matches and ultimately won the doubles point. The Shockers claimed a win at No. 2 doubles before the Longhorns claimed the remaining matches at first and third doubles.

UT’s Breaunna Addison and Noel Scott broke the serve of Wichita State’s Veronika Blaskova and Lucia Kovalova midway through their match at No. 1 doubles and assumed a 7-4 lead. The WSU tandem broke and held serve to pull within 7-6, but Addison and Scott held serve to take the match, 8-6.

Wichita State’s Montse Fernandez and Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul took a 6-3 lead on UT’s Lina Padegimaite and Annat Rabinovich at No. 3 doubles, but the Texas tandem took the next four games to assume a 7-6 lead. Wichita State evened the match at seven to force a tiebreaker. UT took control from the outset and won the tiebreaker, 7-2 to clinch the doubles point.

Wichita State elected to play only five players in singles. As a result, the Shockers defaulted the match at No. 6 singles and Texas took a 2-0 lead. Addison extended the Texas lead to 3-0 with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Pedrazzi at second singles. UT clinched the match at third singles, where Begley finished off Mahajaroenkul, 6-2, 6-0.

Freshman Lana Groenvynck tacked on a 6-1, 6-3 win over Summer Schlotterback at fifth singles to preserve the 5-0 win. With the match outcome in hand, the remaining two matches at first and fourth singles were called.

No. 11 Texas 5, No. 61 Wichita State 0
ITA Kick-Off Weekend
Doubles – Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3
1 Breaunna Addison/Noel Scott (UT) def. Veronika Blaskova/Lucia Kovalova (WSU) – 8-6
2 Carla Venticinque/Rebecca Pedrazzi (WSU) def. Elizabeth Begley/Aeriel Ellis (UT) – 8-4
3 Lina Padegimaite/Annat Rabinovich (UT) def. Montse Fernandez/Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul (WSU) – 8-7 (2)

Singles – Order of Finish: 2, 3, 5
1 Aeriel Ellis (UT) vs. Lucia Kovalova (WSU) – 6-2, 3-4, susp.
2 Breaunna Addison (UT) def. Rebecca Pedrazzi (WSU) – 6-1, 6-0
3 Elizabeth Begley (UT) def. Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul (WSU) – 6-2, 6-0
4 Lina Padegimaite (UT) vs. Veronika Blaskova (WSU) – 6-0, 3-1, susp.
5 Lana Groenvynck (UT) def. Summer Schlotterback (WSU) – 6-1, 6-3
6 Wichita State default (WSU only played five players)

Texas head coach Patty Fendick-McCain
On the weather delay: The weather definitely played a part, sittingaround all day. But, our girls are pretty experienced with that so we weren’t too worried about it.

On the doubles matches: It was a really good performance at No. 3 doubles, barreling back from being down 6-2. We fought a little bit of first-day jitters and managed to get that one in the tank. So that was good. And, we played very well at No. 1 doubles.

On the singles matches: Out at singles I was really impressed with our freshmen. Both Breaunna [Addison] and Lana [Groenvynck] played super tennis to get wins. Elizabeth getting her first win at No. 3 was well-deserved. She played big tennis and got it done fast. It was great. We were cruising in the other two matches, so it was a good day.

TCU Men Blank UTSA, 7-0 (TCU recap/box)

TCU finishes the weekend without allowing a point

FORT WORTH – TCU’s men’s tennis team completed its weekend sweep Saturday afternoon with a 7-0 win over UTSA on a cool and overcast day at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

No. 67-ranked TCU improved to 3-1 with the win, while UTSA slipped to 0-1. The Horned Frogs have won all three meetings between the two programs all-time.

“I was happy with how we adjusted to the conditions because we haven’t played outdoors in a month,” TCU coach David Roditi said. “But we’ve got to be ready to go from the first point. With our schedule, we can’t wait until we’re four or five games into a match to really get going. All in all, it was a good two days and now we’ll get ready to face Texas A&M Corpus Christi.”

For the second-straight night, TCU captured the doubles point to open the match, this time with wins at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles. Nick Chappell and Will Stein were first to win, making quick work of David Kelleher and Joel Rubio, 8-1.

After UTSA evened the doubles point with a win at No. 1 doubles, TCU’s No. 3 duo of Arnau Dachs and Orlando Superlano made it 1-0 in favor of the Frogs with an 8-3 win over Tyler Brown and Kolby Kilgo.

Facundo Lugones extended the lead to 2-0 when he took care of Brown, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 3 singles. Rodolfo Bustamante followed suit, grabbing a 6-4, 6-2 decision at No. 6 singles to give TCU a 3-0 advantage.

The No. 100-ranked Dachs clinched the match for the Frogs, knocking off Diogo Alves Casa, 6-3, 6-4 for his fourth win in as many tries this season. Superlano added TCU’s fifth point with a 6-3, 6-3 decision over Kelleher at No. 5 singles.

In the two matches that went three sets, TCU was also victorious, coming from a set down in both matches. JT Sundling picked up a 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (3) win over Rubio at No. 5 singles, while Chappell completed the Frog shutout with a 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Martin Ayala.

TCU returns to action Jan. 30 with a visit from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. First serve is set for 5:30 p.m.

No. 1 –
No. 2 — #100 Arnau Dachs (TCU) def. Diogo Alves Casa (UTSA), 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 – Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. Tyler Brown (UTSA), 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 – JT Sundling (TCU) def. Joel Rubio (UTSA), 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (3)
No. 5 – Orlando Superlano (TCU) def. David Kelleher (UTSA), 6-3, 6-3
No. 6 – Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU) def. Eric Buchalter (UTSA), 6-4, 6-2

No. 1 – Martin Ayala/Diogo Alves Casa (UTSA) def. Max Stevens/JT Sundling (TCU), 8-5
No. 2 – Nick Chappell/Will Stein (TCU) def. David Kelleher/Joel Rubio (UTSA), 8-1
No. 3 – Arnau Dachs/Orlando Superlano (TCU) def. Tyler Brown/Kolby Kilgo (UTSA), 8-3

TCU 3-1; National ranking #67
UTSA 0-1
Order of finish: Singles (3,6,2,5,4,1); Doubles (2,1,3)
A: 155

Baylor Women Soar Past Florida State, 4-1 (Baylor recap/box)

Baylor will face winner of Texas Tech-Rice on Sunday.

WACO – Baylor’s 15th-ranked women’s tennis team earned a 4-1 win against No. 36 Florida State on Saturday at the Hurd Tennis Center in the opening round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.

Baylor was one of 16 sites nationally to host the qualifying rounds for the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. BU will now meet the winner of the Texas Tech-Rice contest on Sunday at 2 p.m. for a spot in the prestigious event in Charlottesville, Va. from Feb. 8-11.

In doubles action, Baylor’s No. 1 tandem of Ema Burgic and Victoria Kisialeva notched an 8-4 victory over FSU’s Daneika Borthwick and Mia Vriens. Burgic and Kisialeva started off the match with a 2-0 lead, but dropped three games in a row. With the match tied at 4-4, the tandem won four-straight games to take the match. That victory secured Baylor the doubles point as FSU defaulted at No. 3 doubles due to a lack of players.

“We played really well and won doubles, and the overall effort today was excellent,” head coach Joey Scrivano said. “We really fought hard, and Florida State’s a really good team.”

Florida State also defaulted at No. 6 singles, so before the other five matches even commenced the Lady Bears held a 2-0 lead.

Alex Leatu added to that advatage, downing FSU’s Kristina Schleich in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, at the No. 5 spot. At 2-2 in the first set, Leatu won four games in a row to end the set. In the second set, facing a 2-4 deficit, Leatu was able to notch four-straight games to become the first Baylor player to secure a singles victory.

“That was a big win,” Scrivano said. “Alex has been getting better every day. We know what she’s capable of, and today she just really performed well. I love the way she fought in the second set. She was down, and she came back to get that point on the board, and that really helped us today.”

Shortly after Leatu’s win, the Seminoles’ Amy Sargeant dispatched of Kiah Generette at No. 4 singles, 6-2, 6-4, in her first match of the 2013 season.

Burgic, playing at No. 1 singles, followed with another straight-set victory for the Lady Bears, 6-3, 6-2, against No. 37 Daneika Borthwick. Burgic blew past Borthwick in the first set by winning three games in a row. She continued that trend in the second set, gaining a 3-1 lead early on. Her victory was the match-clinching point.

“Ema did a great job,” Scrivano said. “She was playing one of the top players in the country today, and to beat [Borthwick] in straight-sets with some adversity is great.”

Florida State will now take on the loser of Rice-Texas Tech at 11 a.m., followed by Baylor’s match at 2 p.m. against the winner of the Owls and Red Raiders.

Follow @BaylorWTennis for updates throughout the season.

Tennis Match Results Florida State vs Baylor
Jan 26, 2013 at Waco, Texas (Hurd Tennis Center)
#15 Baylor 4, #36 Florida State 1
1. #16 Ema Burgic (BU) def. #37 Borthwick, Daneika (FSU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Megan Horter (BU) vs. #48 Vriens, Mia (FSU) 3-6, 4-5, unfinished
3. Jordaan Sanford (BU) vs. #73 Segarelli, Francesca (FSU) 6-4, 4-4, unfinished 4. #100 Sargeant, Amy (FSU) def. Kiah Generette (BU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Alex Leatu (BU) def. Schleich, Kristina (FSU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Victoria Kisialeva (BU) def. Cartwright, Kerrie (FSU), by default

1. Ema Burgic/Victoria Kisialeva (BU) def. Borthwick, Daneika/Vriens, Mia (FSU) 8-4
2. Alex Leatu/Megan Horter (BU) vs. Schleich, Kristina/Segarelli, Francesca (FSU) 5-7, unfinished
3. Jordaan Sanford/Kiah Generette (BU) def. Cartwright, Kerrie/Sargeant, Amy (FSU), by default

Match Notes:
Florida State 2-1; National ranking #36
Baylor 2-0; National ranking #15
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,5,4,1)
Singles competition
Doubles competition

Texas Tech women hold Off Owls (Rice recap/box)

Will face #36 Florida State at 11 am Sunday


Texas Tech used an early win in doubles to set the momentum and then held off a charge by Rice during singles to take a 4-2 victory in a first round match of the 2013 ITA Kickoff Weekend at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, Texas on Saturday.

With the win, the 21st ranked Red Raiders (2-0) will face the host Baylor Bears at 2 pm to decide a berth in the national indoor college championships. Rice will face 36th ranked Florida State in a consolation match at 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

“It’s disappointing to lose this match, but I was pleased to see the competitive spirit of our team and credit to Tech for their play today,” Rice head coach Elizabeth Schmidt said. “There is a lot to be learned from these high-level, close matches and we will take this experience and be better down the road from it. And, tomorrow against Florida State is our 1st opportunity to do that.”

After the two squads split doubles matches at 1 and 3, the crucial opening point was decided on court two where Tech’s 33rd ranked doubles team of Nikki Sanders and Rashmi Teltumbde held off Rice’s Katie Gater and Stephanie Nguyen, 8-5.

Tech started quickly in singles, taking first sets in four of six matches, but the Owls battle back to close the score to 3-2 thanks to wins by their top two singles players.

Sophomore Natalie Beazant, currently ranked 50th, fought back from a first set loss to Tech’s 49th ranked Samantha Adams to win in three sets. Dominique Harmath added the Owls second point with a straight set win over Kenna Kilgo, clinching the point with a 7-3 tiebreaker in the second set.

Rice vs Texas Tech
Jan 26, 2013 at Waco, Texas
(Hurd Tennis Center)

#21 Texas Tech 4, #29 Rice 2

Singles competition
1. #50 Natalie Beazant (RICE) def. #49 Samantha Adams (TT) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
2. Dominique Harmath (RICE) def. Kenna Kilgo (TT) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)
3. Rashmi Teltumbde (TT) def. Katie Gater (RICE) 6-1, 6-3
4. Elizabeth Ullathorne (TT) def. Kimberly Anicete (RICE) 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 Unfinished
5. Sandra Dynka (TT) def. Solomiya Zinko (RICE) 6-2, 7-5
6. Caroline Starck (TT) def. Stephanie Nguyen (RICE) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. #56 Natalie Beazant/Dominique Harmath (RICE) def. Samantha Adams/Kenna Kilgo (TT) 8-6
2. #33 Nikki Sanders/Rashmi Teltumbde (TT) def. Katie Gater/Stephanie Nguyen (RICE) 8-5
3. Caroline Starck/Elizabeth Ullathorne (TT) def. Kimberly Anicete/Solomiya Zinko (RICE) 8-1

Match Notes:
Rice 2-1; National ranking #29
Texas Tech 2-0; National ranking #21
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,1,5,2,6)

No. 17 Texas Men fall to No. 9 Kentucky In ITA Kick-Off Regional Final (UT recap/box)

Wildcats defeat the Longhorns 4-1 to give Texas its first loss of the season

LEXINGTON, Ky. – No. 9 Kentucky (5-0) handed No. 17 Texas (4-1) its first loss of the season Saturday evening at the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Center. The Wildcats took the doubles point and won three singles matches in their 4-1 victory over the Longhorns in the ITA Kick-off Lexington Regional Final.

“It was a tough college tennis match tonight,” head coach Michael Center said. “Once again we had several opportunities in doubles but came up a little short. We were fighting back in singles, down 2-0, got on the board and the lost two pretty tough matches at the end. We learned a lot about our team tonight and we have some things we have to work on before we face USC next week.”

Kentucky’s Tom Jomby and Kevin Lai, ranked 35th nationally, defeated UT’s Nick Naumann and Chris Camillone at the first doubles slot 8-6. At No. 2 doubles, the Wildcat duo of Alejandro Gomez and Ryuji Hirooka dealt David Holiner and Daniel Whitehead a narrow 8-6 loss to secure the doubles point and a 1-0 lead for Kentucky. UT’s Soren Hess-Olesen and Ben Chen led 7-6 at the third doubles slot before their match was suspended.

The Wildcats pushed their lead to 2-0 when 15th-ranked Tom Jomby’s defeated Sudanwa Sitaram 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles.

UT’s Lloyd Glasspool secured the lone Longhorn point with his 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over UK’s Juan Pablo Murra at No. 4 singles. Glasspool improved to 4-0 in dual singles play on the season.

Kentucky then narrowly defeated Texas with upsets in the No. 1 and No. 3 singles matches. First, No. 94 Anthony Rossi beat No. 31 Soren Hess-Olesen at the first singles spot 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. Kentucky’s Alejandro Gomez, ranked 97th in the nation, then upset 43rd-ranked Daniel Whitehead 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 to clinch the match for the Wildcats.

Texas returns to action on the road Friday, Feb. 1 to face the second-ranked USC Trojans in Los Angeles, Calif.

No. 9 Kentucky 4, No. 17 Texas 1
Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Center – Lexington, Ky.
January 26, 2012
Doubles (Order of finish: 1, 2*)
1. No. 35 Tom Jomby/Kevin Lai (UK) def. Chris Camillone/Nick Naumann (UT) 8-6
2. Alejandro Gomex/Ryuji Hirooka (UK) def. David Holiner/Daniel Whitehead (UT) 8-6
3. Ben Chen/Soren Hess-Olesen (UT) vs. Grant Roberts/Anthony Rossi 7-6, susp.

Singles (Order of finish: 2, 4, 1, 3*)
1. No. 94 Anthony Rossi (UK) def. No. 31 Soren Hess-Olesen (UT) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
2. No. 15 Tom Jomby (UK) def. Sudanwa Sitaram (UT) 6-0, 6-1
3. No. 97 Alejandro Gomez (UK) def. No. 43 Daniel Whitehead (UT) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
4. Lloyd Glasspool (UT) def. Juan Pablo Murra (UK) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
5. No. 98 Nick Naumann (UT) vs. Charles Minc (UK) 2-6, 4-3, susp.
6. David Holiner (UT) vs. Grant Roberts (UK) Match susp.

Baylor Men Open New Indoor Facility With SMU Sweep, 7-0 (BU recap/box)

BU improves to 2-0 on the year as Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center is dedicated.

WACO – The 15th-ranked Baylor men’s tennis team picked up its second win of the season with a 7-0 shutout victory vs. SMU on Friday in the grand-opening match for the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

“It was a prefect night for us,” head coach Matt Knoll said. “I was just telling our freshmen how hard it is to win 7-0 no matter who you are playing. It is just a real credit to our guys for doing a great job finishing.”

Baylor improved to 2-0 on the season, while the loss dropped SMU to 0-4.

The Bears took the doubles point with a win from the No. 1 duo of Mate Zsiga and Diego Galeano, 8-2. The No. 2 team of Patrick Pradella and Marko Krickovic followed with an 8-4 victory to clinch the point.

At the conclusion of doubles play, Baylor officials held a dedication ceremony to recognize the generosity of Jim and Nell Hawkins that was instrumental in getting the new indoor facility built. During the ceremony, Knoll addressed the record-setting crowd and both Jim and Nell Hawkins hit ceremonial first serves.

“It was sort of a who’s who of the Baylor tennis crowd,” Knoll said. “I saw a lot of people at the banquet and up in the stands that we unfortunately don’t get to see a lot of the time because they live elsewhere. For so many people to make such an effort to get here and support us really means a lot.”

The Bears were able to keep their momentum rolling in the singles matches as Pradella picked up a quick win 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. Galeano followed with a victory on court five, beating Mischa Nowicki 6-2, 6-3.

Attention then turned to court one where No. 60 Mate Zsiga met up with No. 83 Artus Kazijevs. Zsiga ended up claiming the match-clinching point with a score of 6-0, 6-2.

Newcomer Tony Lupieri, playing at the No. 4 spot, downed Nate Lammons, 6-4, 6-3, to stretch BU’s lead to 5-0.

Baylor was tested early on court two were 50th-ranked Marko Krickovic faced Alex Sanders. After winning the first set 7-6 in a 7-5 tie break, Krickovic was able to close out the match with a dominating 6-0 win in the second set.

The last point of the night came on court six were Robert Verzaal played a three-set match with Eduardo Razzeto. Verzaal took the first set 7-6 with a 7-4 win in the tiebreaker. Verzaal fell in the second set 2-6, but ended up taking the match with a 12-10 win in the third set.

Baylor has now won 17 straight vs. SMU, but still trails in the overall series 20-28. The Bears have also won 19 consecutive home-openers. During the month of January, the Bears have produced a 33-7 record under Knoll. Overall, Knoll is 207-28 at home, including a 164-12 mark over the last 11 years.

The Bears will now head back on the road to face 24th-ranked Tulsa at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on Feb. 3 at 1 p.m.

To stay up-to-date with the team all season long follow @BaylorMTennis on Twitter.

SMU vs Baylor
Jan 25, 2013 at Waco, Texas (Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center)
#15 Baylor 7, SMU 0
1. #60 Mate Zsiga (BU) def. #83 Artus Kazijevs (SMU) 6-0, 6-2
2. #50 Marko Krickovic (BU) def. Alex Sanders (SMU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
3. Patrick Pradella (BU) def. Pablo Perez-Esnaola (SMU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Tony Lupieri (BU) def. Nate Lammons (SMU) 6-4, 6-3
5. Diego Galeano (BU) def. Mischa Nowicki (SMU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Robert Verzaal (BU) def. Eduardo Razzeto (SMU) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 1-0 (12-10)

1. Mate Zsiga/Diego Galeano (BU) def. Artus Kazijevs/Mischa Nowicki (SMU) 8-2
2. Patrick Pradella/Marko Krickovic (BU) def. Alex Sanders/Ross Peets (SMU) 8-4
3. Tony Lupieri/Robert Verzaal (BU) vs. Pablo Perez-Esnaola/Nate Lammons (SMU) 5-6, unfinished

SMU 0-4; Baylor 2-0; National ranking #15
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (3,5,1,4,2,6)

No. 17 Texas men defeat No. 40 South Carolina, 4-1 (UT recap/box)

Texas begins the ITA Kick-Off Weekend with 4-1 win.

ITA Kick-Off Weekend (Lexington)
No. 17 Texas 4, No. 40 South Carolina 1

UT season stats (PDF):

Saturday live stats vs. Kentucky:

LEXINGTON, Ky. – No. 17 Texas men’s tennis defeated No. 40 South Carolina, 4-1, to open the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the University of Kentucky’s Boone Tennis Center on Friday evening.

The Longhorns (4-0) narrowly lost the doubles point to begin the dual, but won the first four matches in singles competition to clinch the dual victory and hand South Carolina (4-1) its first loss of the season.

“Overall it was a good win,” head coach Michael Center said. “With the doubles and this no-ad scoring format, there are a lot of key points that are happening. Theguys came back strong again in singles and did a really came together as a team.”

In doubles, UT and USC split the first two points as Nick Naumann and Chris Camillone lost on the No. 1 line and Soren Hess-Olesen and Ben Chen won in the No. 3 position. South Carolina’s Kyle Koch and Harry Menzies rallied from a 6-3 deficit against David Holiner and Daniel Whitehead to win on a tiebreaker.

Texas responded in singles competition by winning its first four matches to clinch the team victory for the Longhorns. Whitehead was the first to finish, swiftly defeating Chip Cox in straight sets (6-3, 6-1). No. 43 Sudanwa Sitaram and No. 31 Soren Hess-Olesen followed suit with straight set wins in the No. 2 and No. 1 positions, respectively.

Lloyd Glasspool improved to 3-0 in dual singles competition this season with a match-clinching victory against Kyle Koch (6-2, 4-6, 6-2).

Texas will face host No. 9 Kentucky on Saturday at 4 p.m. CT in the ITA Kick-Off Lexington Regional final. The winner of the regional will be one of 16 teams that will compete for the ITA National Indoor Championships in Seattle, Wash., in mid-February.

No. 17 Texas 4, No. 40 South Carolina 1
Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Center – Lexington, Ky.
January 25, 2012
Doubles (Order of finish: 1, 3, 2*)
1. Tsvetan Mihov / Chip Cox (USC) def. Nick Naumann / Chris Camillone (Texas) 8-5
2. Kyle Koch / Harry Menzies (USC) def. David Holiner / Daniel Whitehead (Texas) 8-7 (10)
3. Soren Hess-Olesen / Ben Chen (Texas) def. Thiago Pinheiro / Ben Barnette (USC) 8-4

Singles (Order of finish: 3, 2, 1, 4*)
1. No. 31 Soren Hess-Olsen (Texas) def.Tsvetan Mihov (USC) 6-4, 7-5
2. No. 43 Sudanwa Sitaram (Texas) def. Andrew Adams (USC) 6-4, 6-1
3. Daniel Whitehead (Texas) def. Chip Cox (USC) 6-3, 6-1
4. Lloyd Glasspool (Texas) def. Kyle Koch (USC) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
5. Thiago Pinheiro (USC) vs. No. 98 Nick Naumann (Texas) 3-6 (abd.)
6. Harry Menzies (USC) vs. David Holiner (Texas) 2-6, (abd.)

TCU Men Take Care of UT Arlington, 7-0

Horned Frogs face UTSA tomorrow afternoon

FORT WORTH – TCU’s men’s tennis team rolled to a 7-0 win over UT Arlington on Friday evening in front of a packed crowd at the indoor facility of the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

With the win, the Horned Frogs improved to 2-1 on the year, while UTA fell to 0-1. It was the 20th win in 21 tries for TCU against its nearby rival. The crowd was one of the largest for a TCU home opener in program history.

“I thought we did an excellent job of keeping our cool in the doubles when things got a little bit tight,” TCU coach David Roditi said. “We continued to control our thoughts in the big moments. That’s going to help us down the road this season. Now it’s about taking this momentum into tomorrow’s match and showing up with the same energy when we’re playing outdoors.”

The Frogs got things going with a 1-0 by taking all three of the doubles matches. After TCU jumped out to an early lead on the courts, UTA kept things interesting but it was Nick Chappell and Will Stein who struck first for TCU, scoring an 8-6 win over Sebastian Gomez and Soren Goritzka at No. 1 doubles.

Arnau Dachs and Orlando Superlano clinched the point for TCU with an 8-4 win over Marek Pesicka and Stefan Williams at No. 2 doubles. Max Stevens and JT Sundling provided the exclamation point with an 8-7 (3) win over Carlos Arbiza and Yauheni Yakuleu.

TCU wasted no time extending its lead in singles as No. 100-ranked Dachs raced to a 6-2, 6-0 win over Arbiza at No. 2 singles. It was Facundo Lugones who made it 3-0 in favor of the home team with a 6-3, 6-4 downing of Goritzka at the No. 3 slot.

Chappell clinched the match for TCU when he took care of Yakauleu, 6-4, 6-4, at the top singles court. Sundling extended the Frog onslaught to 5-0 with his 6-2, 7-6 (6) triumph over Sebastian Erimicioiu.

Superlano added a 6-2, 6-2 win over Williams at No. 5 singles for TCU’s sixth, while Rodolfo Bustamante clinched the shutout with an 8-7 (3) win over Pesicka at No. 6 singles, where a pro set was played in place of a three-set match.

TCU returns to action Saturday afternoon when UTSA visits the Friedman Tennis Center. First serve is set for 1 p.m. on the Bartzen Varsity Courts.

TCU 7, UT Arlington 0
No. 1 – Nick Chappell (TCU) def. Yauheni Yakauleu (UTA), 6-4, 6-4
No. 2 – #100 Arnau Dachs (TCU) def. Carlos Arbiza (UTA), 6-2, 6-0
No. 3 – Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. Soren Gortizka (UTA), 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 – JT Sundling (TCU) def. Sebastian Erimicioiu, 6-2, 7-6 (6)
No. 5 – Orlando Superlano (TCU) def. Stefan Williams (UTA), 6-2, 6-2
No. 6 – Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU) def. Marek Pesicka (UTA), 8-7 (3)

No. 1 – Max Stevens/JT Sundling (TCU) def. Carlos Arbiza/Yauheni Yakauleu (UTA), 8-7 (3)
No. 2 – Nick Chappell/Will Stein (TCU) def. Sebastian Gomez/Soren Gortizka (UTA), 8-6
No. 3 – Arnau Dachs/Orlando Superlano (TCU) def. Marek Pesicka/Stefan Williams (UTA), 8-4

TCU 2-1, National ranking #67
UTA 0-1
Order of finish: Singles (2,3,1,4,5,6) Doubles (2,3,1)
Match played indoors
A: 505

Statewide women hosting ITA Kickoff Weekend, while men hit the road

No men are hosting this weekend in Texas, however, Texas travels to Lexington and Texas Tech and Texas A&M are in Palo Alto. All three are in action Friday.

On the women’s side, no Texas teams are travelling outside the state, as Texas, Baylor and Texas A&M are all hosting. Stephen F. Austin, Texas, Tech, Rice, and North Texas are also in action. Each of these pods are Saturday-Sunday affairs.

The times listed are Central. I will update links as they ‘improve’ to site or ‘live scoring’ links.

Texas Tech and Texas A&M travel to the Palo Alto kickoff pod.

Schedule of Play:
Fri, Jan 25– Texas Tech vs. San Diego, 12:00 p.m.
Fri, Jan 25– Stanford vs. Texas A&M, 4:00 p.m.
Sat, Jan 26– Consolation Match, 12:00 p.m.
Sat, Jan 26 – Championship Match, 4:00 p.m.

The Texas men travel to Lexington.

Schedule of Play:
Fri, Jan 25– Kentucky vs. Michigan State, 12:00 p.m.
Fri, Jan 25– Texas vs. South Carolina, 4:00 p.m.
Sat, Jan 26– Consolation Match, 12:00 p.m.
Sat, Jan 26– Championship Match, 4:00 p.m.

The Texas women are hosting in Austin where Stephen F. Austin is also participating.

Schedule of Play:
Sat, Jan 26 at 10:00 a.m. – Texas vs. Wichita State
Sat, Jan 26 at 1:00 p.m. – Utah vs. Stephen F. Austin
Sun, Jan 27 at 10:00 a.m. – consolation
Sun, Jan 27 at 1:00 p.m. – championship

Baylor, Texas Tech and Rice women are playing in Waco.

Schedule of Play:
Sat, Jan 26 at 11:00 a.m. – Baylor vs. Florida State
Sat, Jan 26 at 2:00 p.m. – Texas Tech vs. Rice
Sun, Jan 27 at 11:00 a.m. – Consolation
Sun, Jan 27 at 2:00 p.m. – Championship

The Texas A&M women are hosting in College Station and North Texas is in attendance.

Schedule of Play:
Sat, Jan 26 at 10:00 a.m. – Arizona vs. Minnesota
Sat, Jan 26 at 2:00 p.m. – Texas A&M vs. North Texas
Sun, Jan 27 at 10:00 a.m. – Consolation
Sun, Jan 27 at 2:00 p.m. – Championship

Baylor Women Sweep Sam Houston State, 7-0

Lady Bears open season by winning all six singles matches in straight sets.

WACO – The 15th-ranked Baylor women’s tennis team opened the 2013 dual-match season with a 7-0 shutout win vs. Sam Houston State on Thursday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

“We got one day better today,” head coach Joey Scrivano said. “It was just another day the office for us. Sam Houston State definitely presented some challenges, so it was a perfect home opener for us.”

In doubles action, BU fell behind early as the No. 3 pairing of Abby Stainback and Jordaan Sanford dropped an 8-2 decision vs. Imke Jagau and Kayla Stevenson. However, Baylor’s No. 1 team of Ema Burgic and Victoria Kisialeva responded quickly by rolling to an 8-3 win over Tanya Postnikova and Nadia Dubyanskaya.

The focus of the match then shifted to court No. 2 where the contest that would decide the double point was tied at six games apiece. The Lady Bear tandem of Alex Leatu and Megan Horter promptly recorded a break to go up, 7-6. Leatu then held serve to clinch the match, 8-6, and give Baylor the 1-0 lead in the contest.

“A big part of our doubles is the way we serve and on the days we struggle to serve doubles will be tough,” Scrivano said. “On the days that we execute we can beat anyone in doubles.”

BU kept its momentum rolling into singles play as the 16th-ranked Burgic made quick work of Sheridan Currie at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0. The sophomore lost only four points while serving in taking the match in just 43 minutes.

Sanford was not far behind as she downed Maddie Mortimore, 6-1, 6-1, at the No. 3 spot. Freshman Victoria Kisialeva gave Baylor the clinching point by defeating Posnikova, 6-2, 6-4, at the No. 5 position.

With the match in hand, Horter took down Jagau, 6-2, 6-0, while Leatu beat Petaia, 6-1, 6-3, and Stainback got past Dubyanskaya, 7-5, 6-1.

Baylor is now 6-4 all-time vs. the Bearkats.

Baylor will now host three teams for the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Hurd Tennis Center on Saturday and Sunday. The Lady Bears will open with a match on Saturday vs. No. 36 Florida State at 11 a.m. The other two teams, 21st-ranked Texas Tech and 29th-ranked Rice will face off at 2 p.m. The winners of the two matches will then play on Sunday at 2 p.m., while the losers will play at 11 a.m. The event serves as the qualifying rounds for the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.

Follow @BaylorWTennis for updates on the team all season.

Sam Houston State vs Baylor Jan 24, 2013 at Waco, Texas (Hurd Tennis Center)
#15 Baylor 7, Sam Houston State 0
1. #16 Ema Burgic (BU) def. Sheridan Currie (SHSU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Megan Horter (BU) def. Imke Jagau (SHSU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Jordaan Sanford (BU) def. Maddie Mortimore (SHSU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Alex Leatu (BU) def. Natalie Petaia (SHSU) 6-1, 6-3
5. Victoria Kisialeva (BU) def. Tanya Postnikova (SHSU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Abby Stainback (BU) def. Nadia Dubyanskaya (SHSU) 7-5, 6-1

1. Ema Burgic/Victoria Kisialeva (BU) def. Tanya Postnikova/Nadia Dubyanskaya (SHSU) 8-3 2. Alex Leatu/Megan Horter (BU) def. Natalie Petaia/Sheridan Currie (SHSU) 8-6
3. Imke Jagau/Kayla Stevenson (SHSU) def. Abby Stainback/Jordaan Sanford (BU) 8-2

Match Notes:
Sam Houston State 0-1
Baylor 1-0; National ranking #15
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,3,5,2,4,6)