Tim Siegel Wins 300th In Rout of Nebraska|
Red Raider head coach Tim Siegel notched his 300th career win against Nebraska on Saturday.
January 25, 2014
LOS ANGELES – After starting slow in doubles, No. 53 Texas Tech turned it on in singles and cruised to a 4-1 victory over No. 60 Nebraska at the Los Angeles Tennis Center in the first round of the ITA Kickoff Weekend.
It wasn’t just any win, as the victory over the Cornhuskers was the 300th for Texas Tech head coach Tim Siegel, who is in his 22nd season at the helm of the program. The victory comes just one day after the Red Raider head man celebrated his 50th birthday.
“The team has won 300 for me,” said Siegel. “I haven’t won any of these matches. More than anything, this just means I have been in coaching a long time and I have been fortunate to coach a lot of good players. This is a team sport. Every player who has played for our program for 21 plus years is a part of this. In the end, it is about the team.”
There is not much time to celebrate, as Texas Tech will turn around and face No. 2 UCLA on Sunday at 3 p.m. CT.
“This was a good team win,” added Siegel. “We didn’t play well in doubles, but we played very well at No. 1, No. 5 and No. 6 in singles. We battled at 2, 3 and 4. I look forward to playing against one of the top teams in the country. Our guys wil play looser and with more confidence.”
Nebraska picked up the first point of the day after earning victories at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Brandon Videtich and Bradford Zitsch of Nebraska picked up the deciding victory, as the tandem outlasted No. 33 Hugo Dojas and Maxime Hinnisdaels, 6-5 (7-1).
Marc Herrmann and Beauregard Treyz won the first match of doubles, with a 6-3 victory over Tech’s Johann Willems and Felipe Soares. Carlos DiLaura and Francisco Zambon abandoned their match with Dusty Boyer and Andrew Dzulynsky with the score tied, 5-5, and the point already decided.
Tech tied the score quickly, when #101 Soares dropped Boyer in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0. The Red Raiders’ Jolan Cailleau gave Tech a 2-1 lead after blanking Bradford Zitsch, 6-0, 6-0.
Zambon toppled Treyz, 6-1, 6-0 to give the Red Raiders a 3-1 lead before #65 Dojas clinded the win with a 6-5 (7-3), 6-4 victory over Marc Herrmann.
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