No. 2 Armstrong Atlantic wins for first time when trailing after doubles
LAS VEGAS -- Armstrong Atlantic overame a 2-1 deficit in doubles to knock off No. 17 Midwestern State 5-4 on Thursday morning at the Darling Tennis Center.
The Pirates (9-4) finish their Spring Break trip with a 2-1 mark after knocking off the Mustangs (7-5). It was the first match this season in which Armstrong has won when trailing after doubles play.
Midwestern State took two of three doubles matches to take the 2-1 lead heading into singles play. The duo of Tomas Grejtak and Ramon Toyos defeated Pablo Gor and Jaan Kononov 8-6 at No. 1 doubles, while Jarrod Liston and Zack Santagate downed Luca Cerin and Pedro Scocuglia 8-3 at No. 3 singles. Armstrong's doubles point came at No. 2 doubles, where Ignacio Hernandez and Damian Okrutny defeated Kacper Boborykin and Kyle Davison 8-6.
Armstrong tied the match up at 2-2 as Okrutny defeated Grejtak 7-5, 6-2 at No. 6 singles. No. 10-ranked Gor then defeated No. 27-ranked Davidson 7-6 (1), 6-2 for the Pirates to give Armstrong the lead. No. 39-ranked Kononov downed Toyos 6-4, 6-2 for the Pirates' fourth point. No. 20-ranked Hernandez then clinched the match with a 7-6 (3), 7-5 win versus Christopher Norrie at No. 4 singles.
No. 46-ranked Boborykin for Midwestern State notched a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 win versus No. 9 Scocuglia at No. 1 singles, while Liston outlasted Cerin 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (4) at No. 5 singles.