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No. 53 Texas Tech Outlasts Snow, Rice For 4-2 Win

Junior Francisco Zambon clinched the victory for Texas Tech with a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles.

February 2, 2014

LUBBOCK, Texas – No. 53 Texas Tech grabbed a 4-2 victory over Rice at Falls Athletic Club on Sunday.

Both teams woke up to the ever-changing Lubbock weather conditions. Due to more than two inches of snow, the match moved inside.

The below-freezing temperatures did not throw the Red Raiders off their game, as Maxime Hinnisdaels set the tone for the match with a comfortable 6-2, 6-2 win over David Warren.

Following closely, Felipe Soares added a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Sirkar Alla at No. 1 to extend the Red Raider lead to 2-0 overall.

Adam Gustafsson fought back for Rice defeating Johann Willems, 6-5 (7-4), 6-3.

In the turning point of the match, Hugo Dojas battled to a tie-breaking triumph over Tommy Bennett, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Francisco Zambon had five match points before he finally secured the overall Texas Tech win after defeating Gustavo Gonzalez, 6-1, 6-3.

Rice’s Zach Yablon’s win over Jolan Cailleau, 6-5 (7-5), 6-1,  closed out the scoring.

The Red Raiders will travel to Coral Gables, Fla., on Friday to take on Miami and South Florida. Tech will face No. 60 Miami on Friday at noon, before taking on No. 74 USF on Saturday at noon.

#53 Texas Tech 4, Rice University 2
Feb 02, 2014 at Lubbock, Texas (The Falls Athletic Club)

1. #101 Felipe Soares (TT) def. Srikar Alla (RICE) 6-2, 6-4
2. #65 Hugo Dojas (TT) def. Tommy Bennett (RICE) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
3. Adam Gustafsson (RICE) def. Johann Willems (TT) 6-5 (7-4), 6-3
4. Maxime Hinnisdaels (TT) def. David Warren (RICE) 6-2, 6-2
5. Francisco Zambon (TT) def. Gustavo Gonzalez (RICE) 6-1, 6-3
6. Zach Yablon (RICE) def. Jolan Cailleau (TT) 6-5 (7-5), 6-1

1. #33 Hugo Dojas/Maxime Hinnisdaels (TT) vs. David Warren/Tommy Bennett (RICE) unfinished
2. Felipe Soares/Johann Willems (TT) vs. Srikar Alla/Leif Berger (RICE) unfinished
3. Francisco Zambon/Carlos DiLaura (TT) vs. Zach Yablon/Adam Gustafsson (RICE) unfinished
Rice University 2-4, #53 Texas Tech 3-2
Order of finish:
Doubles (); Singles (4,1,3,2,5,6)
The match was moved indoors due to snow. No doubles was played.




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