Feb. 10, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The University of Louisville men's tennis team wrapped up a seven-match road swing with a 4-1 win over Boise State Sunday in a neutral match played at the University of Minnesota.
"I am impressed with the team's effort today," said U of L head coach Rex Ecarma. "They felt that they let the Minnesota match out of their hands and were extremely disappointed. Like they did last weekend when they lost a very close first match, then won an impressive second match, they showed character. This type of effort and experience gives us true hope that we will grow as a team."
In the opening doubles matches, Boise State's Patton and Sears defeated sophomore Luis Elizondo and Jeffrey Brown 8-6 on court two. But the Cards answered with wins at Nos. 1 and 3 to take the first point. The 31st ranked duo of sophomore Albert Wagner and freshman Alex Gornet defeated Boise State's Bettles and Sereke 8-4 at No. 1, while sophomores Sebastian Stiefelmeyer and Van Damrongsri teamed to beat Tenreiro and Mitchell 8-6 at the three-spot.
In singles action, the Broncos tied the score at the top seed where No. 28 Andrew Bettles defeated Louisville's No. 82 Stiefelmeyer 6-1, 6-3.
Gornet registered a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Garrett Patton at the five-spot and Elizondo beat Toby Mitchell 6-1, 0-6, 6-2 at No. 6. Sophomore Chris Simich topped Scott Sears 7-5, 6-3 at No. 3 to seal the win.
The Cards (5-5) will return to the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center to face Wright State and Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 15.
No. 35 Louisville 4 - No. 37 Boise State 1
Feb. 10, 2013
No. 1 - #31 Wagner/Gornet (UL) d. Bettles/Sereke (BS) 8-4
No. 2 - Patton/Sears (BS) def. Elizondo/Brown (UL) 8-6
No. 3 - Stiefelmeyer/Damrongsri (UL) def. Tenreiro/Mitchell (BS) 8-6
Order of finish: (2, 1, 3)
No. 1 - #28 Andrew Bettles (BS) d.#82 Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (UL) 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 - Albert Wagner (UL) led Nathan Sereke (BS)6-2, 2-6, 3-1
No. 3 - Chris Simich(UL) d. Scott Sears (BS)7-5, 6-3
No. 4 - Thomas Tenreiro (BS) led Michael Lippens (UL) 6-2, 2-6, 5-4
No. 5 - Alex Gornet (UL) d. Garett Patton (BS) 6-2, 6-4
No. 6 - Luis Elizondo (UL) d. Toby Mitchell (BS) 6-1, 0-6, 6-2
Order of finish: (1, 5, 6, 3)