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No. 60 Texas Tech Topples Denver, 6-1

Vitor Manzini won both matches on Friday to lead Texas Tech past Denver, 6-1.

March 8, 2013

DENVER, Colo. – No. 60 Texas Tech (8-4) rolled to a 6-1 win over Denver (3-7) on Friday in men’s collegiate tennis action at the Gates Tennis Center.

Senior Vitor Manzini led the charge for the Red Raiders, as he teamed with freshman Gabriel Dias at the No. 1 position to secure the doubles point with an 8-3 win over Denver’s Jens Vorkefeld and Max Krammer.

The point was set up after sophomore Francisco Zambon and senior Gabriel Wanderley took the first doubles match of the day with an 8-1 thrashing of Enej Bonin and Luke Manley at No. 3.

Denver’s Fabio Biasion and Henry Craig got past Texas Tech freshman Felipe Soares and senior Jeff Bryan at No. 2 doubles, 8-5, but it was after the point was decided.

Wanderely and Zambon quickly ran the score to 3-0 for the Red Raider with straight set wins at No. 6 and No. 5 respectively.

Dias then clinched the win with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph at No. 2 over Craig, while senior Raphael Pfister added default victory over Biasion and Texas Tech suddenly led 5-0.

Manzini picked up the sixth point of the day at No. 1 with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Vorkefeld.

Denver finally got on the board after Max Kramer outlasted Soares, 6-3, 7-6 at No. 3.

Texas Tech returns to action on Saturday at 1 p.m. MT at the Gates Tennis Center when they face No. 61 Arizona (8-2).

No. 60 Texas Tech 6, Denver 1
Denver, Colo. (Gates Tennis Center)

1. Vitor Manzini (TT) def. Jens Vorkefeld (DU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Gabriel Dias (TT) def. Henry Craig (DU) 6-3, 6-3
3. Max Krammer (DU) def. Felipe Soares (TT) 6-3, 7-6
4. Raphael Pfister (TT) def. Fabio Biasion (DU) 7-5, 3-2 default
5. Francisco Zambon (TT) def. Alex Clinkenbeard (DU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Gabriel Wanderley (TT) def. Frederick Bjorne (DU), 6-2, 6-0
1. Vitor Manzini / Gabriel Dias (TT) def. Jens Vorkefeld / Max Krammer (DU) 8-3
2. Fabio Biasion / Henry Craig (DU) def. Felipe Soares / Jeff Bryan (TT) 8-5
3. Francisco Zambon / Gabriel Wanderley (TT) def. Enej Bonin / Luke Manley (DU) 8-1
Match Notes: Denver 3-7, Texas Tech 8-4
Order of finish:
Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,5,2,4,1,3)



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