Feb. 2, 2014
Adam Gustafsson and Zach Yablon won first-set tiebreaks to set the stage for wins in singles but the Texas Tech Red Raiders rode the strength of four singles wins of their own to take a 4-2 decision over Rice on Sunday morning in Lubbock.
Due to snow storms that moved into the area overnight, the Super Sunday match was moved up to a 9 a.m. start and indoors to The Falls Athletic Club. The match order was also reversed with singles played first and Tech made the doubles point unnecessary by reaching four points during singles.
Play began with action in the first four singles pairings. After Tech took a 2-0 lead with wins on courts 4 and 1, Gustafsson scored Rice's first point by downing Tech's Johann Willems 6-5, 6-3. Fellow sophomore Tommy Bennett, making a bid to post a second straight win over a ranked opponent, took the opening set against the Raiders 65th ranked Hugo Dojas , only to see his opponent rally to take the last two sets and extend the lead to 3-1.
After Tech clinched things with a win on court 5, Yablon completed the scoring by making quick work of Tech's Jolan Cailleau 6-5, 6-1.
The Owls will be back on the road next weekend when they travel to Chicago for duals against #29 Northwestern and Cornell.
Malik Earns Owls' Third Consecutive Honor
03/14/2017 - Rice junior Jamie Malik has been named the Conference USA Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week after sweeping through three opponents in straight sets ...
Owls Sweep Showcase
03/11/2017 - Jamie Malik and Oscar Janglin completed an unbeaten weekend in which they won three matches in straight sets to pace the Rice Owls to a pair of...
Owls Fight Off Blazers Challenge to Win...
03/10/2017 - Oscar Janglin, Jamie Malik and Eric Rutledge captured wins in singles to lead the Rice men’s tennis team to a 4-0 win over UAB on the first...
Hansen Nabs Second Consecutive C-USA Honor
03/07/2017 - Rice sophomore Jake Hansen has been honored for the second consecutive week as the Conference USA Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week, becoming ...
Owls Fall to Texas, 6-1
03/05/2017 - Jake Hansen posted a straight set win over the nation’s 48th ranked singles player, but eighth ranked Texas captured the crucial points down ...
Owls Sweep Brief Homestand
03/03/2017 - After more than a month on the road, the 34th ranked Rice men’s tennis team returned to familiar surroundings on Friday and extended their...
Hansen Earns C-USA Honor
02/28/2017 - Rice sophomore Jake Hansen has been named the Conference USA Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week after an unbeaten weekend on the courts as the ...
Rice Scholar Athletes Honored
02/26/2017 - Rice Athletics and the R Association honored some of its best and brightest on Sunday evening as the 2017 Rice Scholar Athletes and Honor Athletes ...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store