No. 42 Texas Tech Rolls Past New Mexico State, 7-0

Vitor Manzinihas led the Red Raiders to nine wins in their last 11 matches.

March 23, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas – No. 42 Texas Tech picked up its 12th win of the season in easy fashion, as the No. 42 Red Raiders cruised to a 7-0 win over New Mexico State on Saturday at the McLeod Tennis Center.

The Red Raiders improved to 25-5 all-time against the Aggies and 17-1 against NMSU in Lubbock. Texas Tech has now won nine of its last 11 matches to improve to 12-5 on the season, while the Aggies fell to 9-5.

The Red Raiders swept the doubles play on Saturday, with Hugo Dojas and Raphael Pfister leading the charge with a 8-3 win over Germain Degardin and Yannick Blank. Felipe Soares and Jeff Bryan followed suit with an 8-5 win at No. 2 over Daniel Fernandez and Naveen Manivannan.

With the point in hand, Vitor Manzinin and Gabriel Dias made the sweep complete, as the Tech duo broke a 6-6 and then served for the match, the Red Raider tandem toppled Luis Ramirez and Marc Westgate, 8-6 at No. 1 doubles.

In singles, Dias and Dojas, quickly put the Red Raiders up 3-0 with straight-set wins. Soares clinched the match with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Degardin at No. 3.

Manzini and Pfister followed with three-set wins to run the tally to 6-0 before Zambon closed out the day with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 win over Denele at No. 5.

Texas Tech returns to action on Wednesday at 6 p.m., as the Red Raiders host Fresno State at the McLeod Tennis Center.

#42 Texas Tech 7, New Mexico State 0
Lubbock, Texas (McLeod Tennis Center)
Singles competition

1. Vitor Manzini (TTU) def. Luis Ramirez (NMSU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
2. Gabriel Dias (TTU) def. Daniel Fernandez (NMSU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Felipe Soares (TTU) def. Germain Degardin (NMSU) 6-3, 7-5
4. Raphael Pfister (TTU) def. Marc Westgate (NMSU) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
5. Francisco Zambon (TTU) def. Paul Denele (NMSU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
6. Hugo Dojas (TTU) def. Patrick Pfister (NMSU) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition

1. Vitor Manzini/Gabriel Dias (TTU) def. Luis Ramirez/Marc Westgate (NMSU) 8-6
2. Felipe Soares/Jeff Bryan (TTU) def. Daniel Fernandez/Naveen Manivannan (NMSU) 8-5
3. Hugo Dojas/Raphael Pfister (TTU) def. Germain Degardin/Yannick Blank (NMSU) 8-3
Match Notes:

New Mexico State 9-5
Texas Tech 12-5; National ranking #42
Order of finish:
Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,6,3,1,4,5)
T-3:45 A-143




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