March 20, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas - The University of Louisville men's tennis team fell 4-2 to host Texas Tech Thursday evening at the McLeod Tennis Center.
The Cardinals opened the match by taking the doubles point. Chris Simich and Albert Wagner defeated Carlos DiLaua and Johann Willems 8-2 at No. 2. Texas Tech answered at the top seed where Felipe Soares and Hugo Dojas beat Sebastian Stiefelmeyer and Van Damrongsri 8-2. The first point cam dow to court three where Alex Gornet and Jeffrey Brown teamed to beat Mixime Hinnisdaels and Francisco Zambon 8-6.
In singles action, the Red Raiders evened the score at No. 5 where Hinnisdaels topped Luis Elizondo 6-1, 6-1. Texas Tech took a 2-1 lead at No. 1 where Soares topped Wagner 6-3, 6-2. The Cardinals responded when Chris Simich faced Willems and battled back from a 6-3 first set loss to pick up a 6-3, 6-1 dicision to tie the match at 2-2. Tech regained the lead on court two where Hugo Dojas, No. 101 in the ITA singels rankings, beat Stiefelmeyer 7-5, 6-3. The match was decided at the six-spot where Texas Tech's Jolan Cailleau defeated Michael Lippens 1-6, 6-3, 7-5.
The Cardinals (13-5) will play host to Middle Tennessee State Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Following the match, in conjunction with in Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Campus Kids Day, the team will hold a free youth tennis clinic for children in the eighth grade and below.
Records: Texas Tech 10-5; Louisville 13-5