Owls Wrap Up Regional Action
UT Invitational up next
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.