Texas Tech Shutouts Tulane, 7-0
Raony Carvalho won his match in straight sets.
Jan. 20, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas -The No. 22 Texas Tech Men's Tennis Team shutout Tulane Friday afternoon, winning 7-0.
The Red Raiders started the season playing indoors at The Falls Athletic Club due to the windy weather conditions.
"I'm pleased with the first match, it's always the toughest," said head coach Tim Siegel. "Especially having to play indoors on a faster surface, but we played well and we have a tough match to get ready for on Sunday against Denver."
The Red Raiders got off to a fast start by winning all three doubles matches and going up 1-0. The No. 2 duo of Gonzalo Escobar and Vitor Manzini got the first win over Shaye Wali and Coby Kramer-Golinkoff, 8-3. Raphael Pfister and Francisco Zambon got the second win of the night over Adam Bernstein and Rodrigo Rappaccioli, 8-6. The No. 1 tandem of Raony Carvalho and Rafael Garciafinished doubles play beating Idan Mark and Joe Young, 8-6.
In singles action, No. 23 ranked Escobar and Zambon got the first two single wins, extending the Red Raiders lead to 3-0 winning in straight sets, at the No. 2 and No. 4 spot. Escobar beat Young 6-1, 6-3 and Zambon defeated Bernstein 6-2, 6-1.
Tech then finished off Tulane with the No. 3 spot Garcia dropping Wali, 6-4, 6-4. At the No. 1 spot Raony Carvalhodefeated Mark, 6-4, 6-2. The No. 5 and No. 6 spots of Manzini and Pfister finished off Tulane with Manzini beat Rappaccioli, 6-2, 6-1, and Pfister completing the shutout over Ohashi, 7-6 (8), 6-3.
The Red Raiders return to action on Sunday against Denver at 9 a.m.