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Men's Tennis Defeats Nebraska




April 23, 1998

LINCOLN, Neb. The Texas Tech men's tennis team advanced to the second round of the 1998 Big 12 Conference Men's Tennis Championships Thursday, defeating Nebraska 4-0 at the Cather-Pound Tennis Complex in Lincoln, Neb. The Red Raiders will play Texas on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Tech improved to a 11-13 overall season record with the win. The squad started the match by claiming the doubles point with wins in the No. 2 and No. 3 slots. The pair of Tylir Jimenez and Doug Lacy dropped the Husker,s Jorge Abos Sanchez and Magnus Grahn 8-5 in No. 2, and Carey Biorkman and Petar Danolic took the No. 3 win.

The Red Raiders needed just three singles victories to win the match. Danolic captured No. 1 singles, winning 6-4, 6-4 over Nebraska,s Dinko Verzi, repeating a victory from the match a day earlier. Ryan Shupe made up for his loss Wednesday, claiming a 7-5, 6-3 decision against Abos Sanchez from the No. 3 slot. The final point came from Biorkman in No. 6 singles as he won 6-1, 6-1. Friday's match vs. the Longhorns will be played at the Cather-Pound Tennis Complex in Lincoln.

1 - Petar Danolic (TTU) def. Dinko Verzi (NU) 6-4, 6-4 
3 - Ryan Shupe (TTU) def. Jorge Abos Sanchez (NU) 7-5, 6-3 
6 - Carey Biorkman (TTU) def. Andrew Wiese (NU) 6-1, 6-1 

Doubles: 1 - Verzi/Markus Bergerheim (NU) def. Shupe/Adam Baranowski (TTU) 8-4 2 - Tylir Jimenez/Doug Lacy (TTU) def. Abos Sanchez/Magnus Grahn (NU) 8-5 3 - Biorkman/Danolic (TTU) def. Wiese/Joakim Larsson(NU) 8-3



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