No. 39 Red Raiders Sweep No. 46 Louisville, 7-0

Raphael Pfister upset No. 113 Alex Gornet, 6-1, 6-4, to pace Texas Tech.

March 30, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Texas Tech put together a complete match on Saturday and did something it had not done in eight years – sweep a ranked opponent on the road.

The No. 39 Red Raiders (14-5) rolled to a 7-0 win over No. 46 Louisville (12-10) at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center, marking the sweep of a ranked foe for the first time since then No. 10 Texas Tech cruised to a 7-0 win over No. 71 Nebraska in Lincoln on Apr. 22, 2005.

“We played our most focused and spirited match of the year,” said Texas Tech head coach Tim Siegel. “We came out and played solid doubles and everyone played tough singles. I think it is important to point out that we had the best matches of the year at 4-5-6. Louisville is a tough place to play and I am very proud of our effort.”

Texas Tech came out swept doubles for the third straight match and just the sixth time this season.

First out of the gate was the Texas Tech duo of Jeff Bryan and Felipe Soares who picked up a fast 8-4 win at No. 2. The No. 69 tandem of Vitor Manzini and Gabriel Dias followed suit, as they toppled the duo of Seb Stiefelmeyer and Alex Gornet, 8-6.

Raphael Pfister and Hugo Dojas completed the sweep with an 8-5 win over Luis Elizondo and Jeffrey Brown at No. 3.

Pfister then dropped No. 116 Gornet, 6-1, 6-4, followed by Dojas’ 6-1, 6-3 win over Austin Siegel at No. 6. Francisco Zambon clinched the win at No. 5 with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Michael Lippens.

Soares, Dias and Manzini followed with three-set wins at the top of the lineup for the sweep.

Texas Tech returns to action on Friday at the McLeod Tennis Center, when the No. 39 Red Raiders host No. 24 Tulsa at 6 p.m.

#39 Texas Tech 7, #46 Louisville 0
Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)

1. Vitor Manzini (TT) def. #76 Seb Stiefelmeyer (UL), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
2. Gabriel Dias (TT) def. Albert Wagner (UL), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
3. Felipe Soares (TT) def. Chris Simich (UL), 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)
4. Raphael Pfister (TT) def. #113 Alex Gornet (UL), 6-1, 6-4
5. Francisco Zambon (TT) def. Michael Lippens (UL), 6-3, 6-2
6. Hugo Dojas (TT) def. Austin Siegel (UL) 6-1, 6-3

1. #69 Vitor Manzini / Gabriel Dias (TT) def. Seb Stiefelmeyer / Alex Gornet (UL), 8-6
2. Jeff Bryan / Felipe Soares (TT) def. Albert Wagner / Van Damrongsri (UL), 8-4
3. Raphael Pfister / Hugo Dojas (TT) def. Luis Elizondo / Jeffrey Brown (UL), 8-5
Match Notes:

#46 Louisville 12-10
#39 Texas Tech 14-5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,6,5,3,2,1)
T-3:20 A-102




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