No. 5 Oklahoma's win at doubles sets stage for 5-2 win vs. No. 8 Texas A&M
NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma got off to a quick start and got by Texas A&M 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at the Gregg Wadley Indoor Tennis Pavilion.
For just the second time this Spring the Aggies dropped the doubles point to start a dual match. The 29th-ranked duo of Jeremy Efferding and Jordan Szabo were bested by Nick Papac and Peerakit Siributwong 8-6 on doubles court No. 3. Guillermo Alcorta and Axel Alvarez of Oklahoma clinched the double point with an 8-7 victory against Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant.
The Sooners increased their lead to 3-0 when No. 28 Andrew Harris defeated Junior Ore on court No. 4, followed by No. 46 Dane Webb powering past No. 25 Jeremy Efferding on court No. 3.
No. 22 Harrison Adams captured the first point for the Aggies on court No. 1 against No. 2 Guillermo Alcorta. Jackson Withrow captured A&M’s second and final point in a three-set victory on court No. 5 against Siributwong.
The Sooners clinched the match when A&M freshman Max Lunkin ran out of steam on court No. 6 falling to Alex Ghilea and the Aggie comeback attempt fell short. No. 42 Vinsant’s upset bid of No. 4 Alvarez came up just short in a third set tiebreaker 10-8.
No. 6 Texas 6, Texas-Arlington 1
No. 6 Texas 6, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 1
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas earned its 10th win of the season by defeating Texas-Arlington 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at Penick-Allison Tennis Center.
With modified lineups in both singles and doubles, the Longhorns (10-2) won the doubles point and clinched the team win with five straight-set victories in singles. Junior Clement Homs clinched the win for the Longhorns by defeating UTA's Mario Muniesa (6-4, 6-0) at the No. 5 singles position.
Junior Jacoby Lewis played his first singles match of the Spring season and was the first Longhorn off the court on Sunday, quickly defeating UTA's Pablo Colvee (6-2, 6-2).
"I wanted to go out and make sure we had a lot of energy to get a good start," Lewis said. "Since it was my first singles dual match of the year, I just tried to work on everything I have been doing in practice -- stay solid, have a lot of energy, and maintain a good mindset."
Junior Søren Hess-Olesen and senior Sudanwa Sitaram were paired as doubles partners for the first time of the year, earning an 8-5 win at the No. 2 position.
Junior Adrien Berkowicz played at No. 1 singles for the first time as a Longhorn, defeating UTA's Marek Pesicka (7-5, 6-0). After falling behind 4-0 in the first set, Berkowicz rallied to win 13 of next 14 games to ensure the straight-set victory.
Against Corpus Christi, The Longhorns swiftly earned the doubles point by holding serve in every doubles game and winning, 8-2, at position Nos. 1 and 2, respectively.
Senior All-American David Holiner's straight-set win against Javier Pujol (6-2, 6-0) at No. 4 singles was the first singles match completed, followed by another straight-set victory from junior Clement Homs to give UT a 3-0 lead.
Lewis played in both matches of the doubleheader and completed the day with a 4-0 combined record in singles and doubles. Against the Islanders, Lewis picked up an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles with Holiner and defeated Paul Cook at No. 6 singles in straight sets (7-5, 6-0). Lewis' win against Cook put Texas up 4-0 in the dual match to clinch the win.
Playing at the No. 1 position for the second time in his career, sophomore Nick Naumann defeated Peter Nagy in three sets (6-2, 4-6,1-0). The third set was a 10-point tiebreaker after the match had been clinched by Texas. Naumann improves to 16-6 overall and 10-2 in dual match play..
No. 7 Baylor 4, No. 26 Mississippi 0
WACO, Texas -- Baylor improved to 8-2 on the season with a 4-0 shutout of Mississippi (2-3) on Sunday at the Hurd Tennis Center.
BU's pairing of Michel Dornbusch and Vince Schneider got the Bears off to a strong start, claiming the first doubles victory on court No. 3, 8-5. The Rebels fought back to earn a win 8-6 on court No. 2 to force the point to be decided on court No. 1. Trailing 6-2, Baylor's duo of Patrick Pradella and Mate Zsiga came back to force a tie break, before winning 8-7(3) to give the Bears a 1-0 lead heading into singles play.
In singles action, No. 18 Diego Galeano was the first Baylor player to finish, posting a 6-4, 6-3 victory versus Stefan Lindmark on court No. 3 to put the Bears up 2-0. Schneider then put BU a point away from clinching the match with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 win on court No. 6 versus Vinod Gowda.
Junior Tony Lupieri clinched the match point for the Bears on court No. 4 with a 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 win versus Johan Backstrom to give Baylor its fifth shutout victory of the season. Lupieri trailed 5-2 in the third set, before taking the set with five consecutive game wins.