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Men's Tennis Falls to Texas at Big 12 Tennis Championships




April 25, 1998

LINCOLN, Neb. - The Texas Tech men's tennis team dropped a 4-1 decision to Texas Friday in the second round of the 1998 Big 12 Conference Men,s Tennis Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Cather-Pound Tennis Complex. The Red Raiders end the season with a 11-14 overall record.

Tech's lone point in the match came from senior Tylir Jimenez in No. 2 singles. Jimenez defeated the Longhorn's Jack Brasington 6-4, 6-2. The No. 5 and No. 6 singles, plus No. 1 doubles were all suspended after Texas had already captured the victory.

The Longhorns, the No. 1 seed in the contest, claimed the Big 12 regular season title with an 8-1 record. The win moves them to 22-2 overall and to a semi-final match with Baylor on Saturday.

The Red Raiders entered the tournament as the No. 8 seed, advancing to the quarterfinals after defeating Nebraska on Thursday.

1 - Paul Martin (UT) def. Petar Danolic (TTU) 7-5, 6-3 
2 - Tylir Jimenez (TTU) def. Jack Brasington (UT) 6-4, 6-2 
3 - B.J. Sterns (UT) def. Ryan Shupe (TTU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 
4 - Gwenael Gueit (UT) def. Adam Baranowski (TTU) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) 
5 - Michael Blue (UT) def. Wojtek Stasiak (TTU), suspended 
6 - Stephen Patek (UT) def. Carey Biorkman (TTU), suspended 

Doubles: 1 - Sterns/Blue (UT) def. Shupe/Baranowski (TTU), suspended 2 - Brasingon/Gueit (UT) def. Jimenez/Lacy (TTU) 8-2 3 - Martin/Clayton Stanley (UT) def. Biorkman/Danolic (TTU) 8-4



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