April 7, 2013
Jonathan Chang and Gustavo Gonzalez fought back to win three-set matches, while Philipp Seifert won in straight sets, the 72nd Rice men's tennis team could not overcome the loss of the doubles point and fell to Tulane 4-3 at the City Park Pepsi Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon.
The Green Wave honored the six seniors who helped re-start the program four years ago prior to the match, but the Owls had the early momentum when doubles began. At the midpoint of the matches, the Owls held leads of 4-3 on Court 1 and 5-4 on both Courts 2 &3, but Tulane rebounded and captured the first point with an 8-5 win on 2 and an 8-6 decision on 3.
Seifert quickly answered to tie the score with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Rodrigo Rappaccioli, but the Owls found themselves on the losing end of four of six first sets, leaving their hopes for victory on sending at least one of those four matches to a third set.
Gonzalez and Peter Frank did just that, but Chang found himself in a third set as well. Tulane retook the lead with a win on Court 2 and then clinched things when Frank fell in a third set and the Green Wave added a win on Court 3.
Chang and Gonzalez closed out the scoring with wins for Rice. Chang won a third set super tiebreaker over Dominik Koepfer while Gonzalez downed Adam Bernstein.
The Owls will close out the 2013 regular season next Sunday when they host a doubleheader as part of Senior Day activities. They will host traditional foe SMU at 1 p.m. and then host Prairie View in a second match at 5 p.m. that was rescheduled from an earlier date this season.
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