South Florida Tops Texas Tech, 4-2
Felipe Soares won his match at No. 1 singles for the Red Raiders.
February 8, 2014
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – South Florida battled back from a 2-1 deficit to secure a 4-2 win over Texas Tech on Saturday at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.
“It was a tough loss,” said Red Raider head coach Tim Siegel. “I think we let one get away
South Florida cruised to wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to take the first point of the day, but the Red Raiders answered as No. 101 Felipe Soares cruised past Oliver Pramming, 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles.
Texas Tech then took a 2-1 lead, when Andre Napolitano dropped Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz, 6-4, 6-3.
USF’s Robert Cid then upset No. 65 Hugo Dojas, 6-4, 6-5 (6) at No. 2 to tie the match at 2-2. The Bulls regained the lead when Vadym Kalyuzhnyy won in straight sets over Maxime Hinnisdaels, 6-4 (4), 6-5 (6).
Sasha Gozun clinched the win for South Florida with a 4-6, 6-5 (2), 6-2 win at No. 3.
The Red Raiders, who are in the midst of an eight-match road swing, return to the court on Feb. 21 when Texas Tech travels to the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala. The field includes Alabama, Auburn, Boise State, Clemson, Mississippi State, Princeton, Texas Tech and VCU.
South Florida 4, #54 Texas Tech 4, #60 Miami 3
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