Oct. 20, 2013
Rice's final three entries in the main draws saw their weekend come to an early end on Sunday morning at the USTA-ITA Texas Regional at the Hurd Tennis Center on the campus of Baylor University in Waco.
Rice's two remaining doubles entries were eliminated in identical scores by duos from Texas A&M who carried the top two seeds into the match. Leif Berger and Gustavo Gonzlaez fell to the Aggies' top-seeded Junior Ore and Jackson Withrow, 8-2, while Tommy Bennett and Adam Gustafsson fell second seeded Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant, 8-2.
Philipp Seifert started strong in his Round of 32 match against SMU's Arturs Kazijevs, taking the first set against the fifth see4, 6-4. However Kazijevs rallied to stay alive by taking a tiebreaker in the second set and then advanced by winning the third set 6-3.
The Rice men will be back in action next weekend at the UT Invitational in Austin.