Jan. 11, 2013
Rice freshman Adam Gustafsson won a pair of matches to reach the singles quarterfinals to highlight the first day of action for the Rice men's tennis team at the Rice/Met Tournament at the The Downtown Club at The Met on Friday.
Gustafsson advance with a three-set win over Rodolfo Bustamente of TCU and a straight set win over unattached entry Stefan Lamire to join senior Jonathan Chang in the singles quarterfinals. Chang opened with a first round by, then defeated JT Sundling of TCU in three sets.
First-year head coach Efe Ustundag went into the tournament looking to see how his squad returned from the semester break and was generally pleased with the results on the first day.
"It really looks like they used the break in a positive way and came back ready to compete," Ustundag said. "We had some quality wins against very tough competition, but the thing that really stands out is that we won four of the five three-set matches we played in singles. I was pleased with the fight we showed in those tough matches. With the touch matches we have early in the dual season, this kind of competition to kick things off is just what they needed."
Chang will face Behzad Minavi of Texas A&M while Gustafsson will face Michael Hukwo of Portland looking for berths in the semifinals. Berger and Seifert will take on Minavi and Junior Ore of A&M looking for a berth in the finals.
Ducks Hold Off Owls Charge
01/28/2017 - The Rice men’s tennis team could not overcome a sluggish start in doubles and the Oregon Ducks took a 4-2 decision in the opening round of...
Oregon Up First as Owls Return to ITA Kickoff
01/27/2017 - After posting a 4-1 mark to open the season, the Rice men’s tennis team opens a month of matches away from home when the Owls make their...
Owls Bounce Back with Sweep
01/22/2017 - The Rice men’s tennis team shook off the residue of a hard-fought loss on Saturday and withstood the challenge of blustery conditions and an ...
Aggies Escape Owls Attack
01/21/2017 - On an unseasonably warm January day, Rice and Texas A&M responded with a day of tennis more suited for the postseason in May than the season’...
Aggies Open Busy Weekend of Tennis
01/21/2017 - The Rice men’s tennis team opens a flurry of weekend dual action when they host 16th ranked Texas A&M at the George R. Brown Tennis Center at...
Owls Open With Sweep
01/14/2017 - Jake Hansen and Eric Rutledge won twice to lead an effort that saw contributions from the entire lineup as the Rice men’s tennis team opened ...
Ranked or Not, Rematch with Lamar Highlights...
01/13/2017 - The Rice men’s tennis team will be looking for a double shot of momentum on their opening day of the 2017 dual season when they host UT- Rio ...
Men’s Tennis Signs Pair for 2017
11/15/2016 - The Rice men’s tennis team has added two standout recruits who will join the defending Conference USA champions for the 2017-18 season.
- Top Videos /
- Online Store