April 3, 2011
Seventh-ranked Texas downed the Rice Owls 6-1 in college tennis action at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center in Austin on Saturday.
The Horns captured two of three doubles matches to grab the first point of the day, then came back to clinch the match with singles wins at No. 6, 3 and 1. The Owls lone victory in doubles came when Peter Frank and Sam Garforth-Bles upset Texas's 30th-ranked pairing of Kellen Damico and David Holiner, 8-4. Senior Oscar Podlewski scored Rice's lone point of the day with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Ben Chen at No. 4.
The Owls will be back on the road next weekend for a pair of matches in Oklahoma. They will face C-USA rival Tulsa on Friday, then wrap up the trip with a Sunday match against the University of Oklahoma.
Tennis Match Results
Rice vs University of Texas
4/2/2011 at Austin, TX
(UT's Penick-Allison Tennis Center)
#7 University of Texas 6, #37 Rice 1
1. #59 Kellen Damico (TEXAS) def. #97 Harry Fowler (RICE) 6-2, 7-5
2. #28 Ed Corrie (TEXAS) def. Peter Frank (RICE) 6-3, 6-3
3. #90 Jean Andersen (TEXAS) def. Sam Garforth-Bles (RICE) 6-3, 6-2
4. Oscar Podlewski (RICE) def. Ben Chen (TEXAS) 6-2, 6-3
5. Vasko Mladenov (TEXAS) def. Michael Nuesslein (RICE) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)
6. Daniel Whitehead (TEXAS) def. Andy Wang (RICE) 6-1, 6-2
1. #3 Jean Andersen/Ed Corrie (TEXAS) def. Harry Fowler/Oscar Podlewski (RICE) 8-4
2. Peter Frank/Sam Garforth-Bles (RICE) def. #30 Kellen Damico/David Holiner (TEXAS) 8-4
3. Chris Camillone/Daniel Whitehead (TEXAS) def. Michael Nuesslein/Jonathan Chang (RICE) 8-3
Rice 13-6; National ranking #37
University of Texas 15-5; National ranking #7
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,3,1,2,4,5)