Feb. 1, 1997
Texas Tech Opens With Win
LUBBOCK, Texas -- The Texas Tech men's tennis team defeated Tyler Junior College 6-3 Saturday at Lubbock Country Club in the season-opener for both teams.
The Red Raiders won three singles matches and all three doubles matches to defeat the No. 1 junior college team in the nation.
"This was a tremendous win for us and I'm proud of our effort," Texas Tech head coach Tim Siegel said. "Tyler JC is deserving of its No. 1 ranking. I think they could beat a lot of teams in the Big 12 Conference."
Texas Tech is 1-0 on the season and 0-0 in the Big 12 while Tyler JC is 0-1 and 0-0.
The Texas Tech men's team will host No. 51 Arkansas on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 1:30 p.m. in the Athletic Training Center.
Texas Tech 6, Tyler Junior College 3 Singles 1. Alex Aybar (Tyler) def. Adam Baranowski (TT) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 2. Michael Stupo (Tyler) def. Ryan Shupe (TT) 6-4, 6-3 3. Tylir Jimenez (TT) def. Giris Auskaps (Tyler) 6-3, 7-5 4. Steve Wood (TT) def. Zibu Maube (Tyler) 6-1, 7-6 5. Petar Danolic (TT) def. Scott Byrd (Tyler) 6-3, 6-4 6. Anthony Kontouris (Tyler) def. Doug Lacy (TT) 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 Doubles 1. Shupe/Jimenez (TT) def. Stupo/Auskaps (Tyler) 8-6 2. Wood/Baranowski (TT) def. Byrd/Aybar (Tyler) 8-6 3. Lacy/Charles Bradshaw (TT) def. Maube/Oswalg 8-3