No. 39 Red Raiders Topple Shockers, 4-1|
Maxime Hinnisdaels won both singles and doubles to lead Texas TEch past Wichita State.
March 1, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas – Maxime Hinnisdaels helped secure two of the Red Raiders’ four points, as No. 39 Texas Tech dispatched Wichita State, 4-1, at the Rock Road Genesis Health Club on Saturday.
“We played a good match,” said Red Raider Head Coach Tim Siegel. “Doubles was extremely close and all of the singles matches were very competitive. It think it was key that our guys adjusted well to the fast play indoors.”
Doubles started the day and it was a dogfight, as the final two matches went to tiebreakers. Wichita State picked up the first win, as Tomislav Gregurovic and Tin Ostojic defeated Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares, 8-6. Texas Tech’s Carlos DiLaura and Johann Willems survived a battle against Ilija Cuic and Jocelyn Devilliers, 8-7 (7-5), at No. 2 doubles to make No. 3 doubles the decider.
Tech’s Francisco Zambon and Hinnisdaels went back and forth with Guillermo Nicol and Guillermo de Vilchez until the match was notted, 7-7. But the Texas Tech tandem won the tiebreaker and the match, 8-7 (8-6), to secure the doubles point.
Wichita State then tied the match when Gregurovic edged Zambon in three sets, 6-0, 0-6, 6-2. But that would be the only point of the day for the Shockers as the Red Raiders got hot.
Soares pulled past Cuic, 6-1, 4-6, 6-0, and Hinnisdaels upended Guillermo Nicol, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, to give Texas Tech a 3-1 lead with three matches remaining.
Wilems then closed out the victory with a 6-1, 7-6 (12-10) win over Vilchez at No. 4.
The Red Raiders return to action on next weekend when they face BYU on Saturday and New Mexico on Sunday in Albuquerque, N.M.
#39 Texas Tech 4, Wichita State 1