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Men's Tennis Falls to Kansas, 5-2




April 11, 1998

LAWRENCE, Kansas - The No. 51 Texas Tech's men's tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to 39th-ranked Kansas Saturday at the Robinson Courts in Lawrence, Kansas. Tech moves to 9-12 overall and 0-7 in Big 12 play.

Ryan Shupe and Carey Biorkman tallied the two points for the Red Raiders. Shupe pulled through in three sets, defeating Kenny Powell 7-5, 4-6, 6-2. Biorkman battled the Jayhawks' Bryan Maier in two long sets, winning 7-6, 6-4. Both Tylir Jimenez and Petar Danolic fell in three sets plus a tie-breaker, as Jimenez played in the No. 1 singles slot for just the fourth time this year.

The doubles team of Jimenez and Doug Lacy also came away with a win for Texas Tech, capturing an 8-6 decision over Xavier Avila and Ed Dus.

Texas Tech is on the road again tomorrow with a trip to Missouri for a 10 a.m. match against the Tigers. The match will conclude the Red Raider's regular season.


1 ^ Xavier Avila (KU) def. Tylir Jimenez (TTU)  1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 
2 ^ Luis Urive (KU) def. Petar Danolic (TTU)    1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6) 
3 ^ Ryan Shupe (TTU) def. Kenny Powell (KU)     7-5, 4-6, 6-2 
4 ^ Trent Tucker (KU) def. Wojtek Stasiak (TTU) 6-1, 6-2 
5 ^ Ed Dus (KU) def. Adam Baranowski (TTU)      6-2, 7-5 
6 ^ Carey Biorkman (TTU) def. Bryan Maier (KU)  7-6, 6-4 

Doubles: 1 ^ No. 20 Enrique Abaroa/Uribe (KU) def. Baranowski/Shupe (TTU) 8-6 2 ^ Jimenez/Lacy (TTU) def. Avila/Dus (KU) 8-6 3 ^ Tucker/Powell (KU) def. Danolic/Biorkman (TTU) 8-3



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