No. 44 Texas Tech Sweeps Singles For 6-1 Win Over Oklahoma State

Jeff Bryan helped pace Texas Tech past Oklahoma State on Friday night at the McLeod Tennis Center.

April 12, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas – No. 44 Texas Tech defeated Oklahoma State, 6-1, the hard way Friday night at the McLeod Tennis Center, as the Red Raiders lost the doubles point then swept singles to pick up the win.

“I thought we battled well tonight,” said Red Raider head coach Tim Siegel. “We picked up four three-set wins and that just shows that we did not give in. I liked our effort.”

Oklahoma State picked up the first point of the night after sweeping doubles at No. 1 and No. 2.

The Cowboys looked like they were in command as they won three of the six first sets in singles play, but then Texas Tech found another gear.

Senior Raphael Pfister disposed of OSU’s Denys Pume, 6-3, 6-2, just ahead of senior Jeff Bryan, who toppled Trevor Horstmann, 6-3, 6-1 and Tech lead 2-1.

At No. 4, freshman Hugo Dojas battled back after dropping the first set to power past OSU’s Richard Del Nunzio, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1. Another freshman, Felipe Soares, followed suite, as he dispatched Chris Haworth, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 to clinch the victory for Texas Tech.

Senior Vitor Manzini picked up a come-from-behind win at No. 1, as the Brazilian edged Rifat Biktyakov, 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5). Sophomore Francisco Zambon closed out the night with a 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (11-9) win over OSU’s Brady Bohrnstedt.

Texas Tech returns to action on Sunday, as the Red Raiders host No. 12 Oklahoma at 1 p.m. at the McLeod Tennis Center on Senior Day. Texas Tech will honor senior Gabriel Wanderley, Bryan, Manzini and Pfister. Admission is free.

#44 Texas Tech 6, Oklahoma State 1
Lubbock, Texas (McLeod Tennis Center)

1. Vitor Manzini (TT) def. Rifat Biktyakov (OSU) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)
2. Felipe Soares (TT) def. Chris Haworth (OSU) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
3. Raphael Pfister (TT) def. Denys Pume (OSU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Hugo Dojas (TT) def. Richard Del Nunzio (OSU) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
5. Francisco Zambon (TT) def. Brady Bohrnstedt (OSU) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (11-9)
6. Jeff Bryan (TT) def. Trevor Horstmann (OSU) 6-3, 6-1

1. Rifat Biktyakov/Matt Campbell (OSU) def. Jeff Bryan/Felipe Soares (TT) 8-6
2. Denys Pume/Richard Del Nunzio (OSU) def. Hugo Dojas/Raphael Pfister (TT) 8-6
3. Vitor Manzini/Francisco Zambon (TT) vs. Chris Haworth/Brady Bohrnstedt (OSU) 5-6, unfinished
Match Notes:

Oklahoma State 11-11, 0-3
#44 Texas Tech 15-7, 1-1
Order of finish:
Doubles (1,2); Singles (3,6,4,2,1,5)
T-3:04 A-379





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