Jan. 9, 2014
Srikar Alla and Adam Gustafsson picked up singles wins, but the combination of 48th ranked Louisville and persistent rains put a damper on the opening day of competition for the Rice men's tennis team at the UCF Quad Invitational in Orlando Florida on Thursday.
No team scores are kept during the competition and all matches are following the ITA's new scoring rules for the early portion of the college dual season. The sets are No Ad and receiver's choice on the deuce points. Tiebreakers are played at 5-5 in each set.
Alla defeated LU's Albert Wagner and Gustafsson raced past the Cardinals' Van Donrongsri to post wins for the Owls. Alla survived a first set tiebreaker to win in straight sets, while Gustafsson took a 6-1, 6-4 decision. In the day's righted match, freshman Zack Yablon and Louisville's Michael Lippens traded wins in tiebreaker sets before Lippens emerged with a win in the third set.
New freshman recruit Henrik Munch made his Rice debut by falling in three sets to Eric Bonfre, 6-3,3-6, 6-0. Fellow freshman Max Andrews was the third Owl to win a tiebreak set, but his match was postponed with his trailing 4-3 in the second set when the rain returned to the Orlando area.
Due to the rain, Rice's afternoon doubles matches with UCF were postponed and will made up later in the weekend.
1-Bennett/Warren Steifelmeyer/Damrongsri. Louisville def Bennett/Warren, Rice 6-4
2-Wagner/Simich, Louisville def Alla/Berger Rice 6-4
3-Gornet/Elizando, Louisville def Yablon/Gustafsson, Rice 6-1
4-Brown/Bonfre, Louisville def Gonzalez/Andrews, Rice 6-3
1-Srikar Alla, Rice def Albert Wagner, Louisville 6-5(4),6-4
2-Sebastian Stiefelmeyer, Louisville def. Tommy Bennett, Rice 6-4,6-4
3-Adam Gustafsson, Rice def. Van Donrongsri, Louisville 6-1,6-4
4-Max Andrews. Rice and Alex Gornet, Louisville 6-5 (5), 3-4 (15-30) postponed
5-Chris Simich, Louisville def David Warren, Rice 6-2,6-4
6-Michael Lippens, Louisville def Zack Yablon, Rice 5-6(5),6-5(5),6-1
7-Jeff Brown, Louisville def Gustavo Gonzalez, Rice 6-4,3-6,6-3
8-Eric Bonfre, Louisville def Henrik Munch, Rice 6-3,3-6, 6-0
9-Felipe Frias, Louisville def Leif Berger Rice, 8-2
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