Texas Tech Edges Miami, 4-3

Francsico Zambon came through with a pivitol three-set win on Friday against Miami.

February 7, 2014

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Texas Tech picked up a key road win on Friday, as the Red Raiders topped No. 60 Miami, 4-3, at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.

It was the second straight win over the Hurricanes, as the Red Raiders defeated Miami in Lubbock, 4-3, last season at the McLeod Tennis Center.

“It was a tremendous battle today,” said Red Raider head coach Tim Siegel. “There were five three-set matches. I am so proud of Fran (Zambon) and Felipe (Soares). They showed great leadership. Max (Hinnisdaels) played much better for us today.

“Miami took a lot out of us. They were tough, but we have to be ready for a tough South Florida team on Saturday.”

Texas Tech opened up by taking the doubles point thanks to solid play from the top two spots. Felipe Soares and Johann Willems defeated Gabriel Flores and Diego Soto at No. 2 doubles, 6-4. No. 33 Maxime Hinnisdaels and Hugo Dojas then secured the point with a 6-3 win over William Albanese and Henrique Tsukamoto at No. 1.

No. 3 doubles was abandoned with Francisco Zambon and Carlos DiLaura leading Miami’s Omar Aly and Danny Shebshayevich, 5-4, as the point had been tallied.

Hinnisdaels then dispatched Bernard Tefel in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1, giving Texas Tech a 2-0 lead.

Miami answered when Gabriel Flores upset Texas Tech’s No. 65 Hugo Dojas,  6-2, 5-6, 6-4 and then Diego Soto outlasted Johann Willems, 5-6, 6-3, 6-1, to tie the score, 2-2.

Texas Tech regained the lead, 3-2, after No. 101 Felipe Soares dispatched Omar Aly, 5-6, 6-2, 6-3. Francisco Zambon then secured the win with a 6-5, 4-6, 6-1 victory over William Albanese at No. 4.

Miami picked up the last point of the day, as Tsukamoto (UM) bested Jolan Cailleau in a marathon, 6-5, 5-6, 6-5.

Texas Tech returns to action on Saturday, as the Red Raiders face South Florida (3-0) on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Coral Gables at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.

#54 Texas Tech 4, #60 Miami 3
Feb 07, 2014 at Coral Gables, Fla. (Neil Schiff Tennis Center)

1. #101 Felipe Soares (TT) def. Omar Aly (UM) 5-6, 6-2, 6-3
2. Gabriel Flores (UM) def. #65 Hugo Dojas (TT) 6-2, 5-6, 6-4
3. Diego Soto (UM) def. Johann Willems (TT) 5-6, 6-3, 6-1
4. Francisco Zambon (TT) def. William Albanese (UM) 6-5, 4-6, 6-1
5. Maxime Hinnisdaels (TT) def. Bernard Tefel (UM) 6-4, 6-1
6. Henrique Tsukamoto (UM) def. Jolan Cailleau (TT) 6-5, 5-6, 6-5

1. #33 Maxime Hinnisdaels/Hugo Dojas (TT) def. William Albanese/Henrique Tsukamoto (UM) 6-3
2. Felipe Soares/Johann Willems (TT) def. Gabriel Flores/Diego Soto (UM) 6-4
3. Omar Aly/Danny Shebshayevich (UM) vs. Francisco Zambon/Carlos DiLaura (TT) 4-5, unfinished
#54 Texas Tech 4-2; #60 Miami 3-2
Order of finish:
Doubles (2,1); Singles (5,2,3,1,4,6)
T-3:25 A-50




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