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Hinnisdaels, Zambon Lead Way In Houston

Maxime Hinnisdaels won a pair of matches for the Red Raiders on Friday in Houston.

September 20, 2013

HOUSTON – The only thing that really slowed down Texas Tech at the 2013 Wyndham Houston Medical Center Rice Fall Invitational was a tropical rain system that forced the tournament to move indoors Friday to The Downtown Club at The Met.

Felipe Soares advanced to the semifinals of the Flight A bracket with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Srikar Alla of Rice, but Hugo Dojas was not as lucky as he fell to No. 112 Dominik Koepfer of Tulane in a marathon, 7-5, 5-7, 6-2.

In Flight B, both Red Raiders advanced, as Francisco Zambon topped Tulane’s Ian Van Cott in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2 and Belgian freshman Maxime Hinnisdaels dropped Rice’s Philipp Seifert, 6-1, 6-4.

Tech’s other Belgian freshman, Jolan Cailleau, handled Rice’s Gustavo Gonzalez, 6-2, 7-5 in Flight C, but teammate Andre Napolitano was not as lucky, as the Brazilian freshman lost to Tulane’s Sebastian Ray, 6-4, 6-3.

In Flight D, Evan Nix added a straight-set win over Takuma Ohashi, 6-4, 6-3, while Red Raider newcomer Carlos Di Laura fell to Rice’s Zack Yablon, 6-3, 6-3.

In doubles, Hinnisdaels and Dojas advance in Flight A, while Di Laura and Zambon advanced in Flight B.

Play will resume at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

2013 Wyndham Houston Medical Center Rice Fall InvitATIONAL
Friday's Results / at The Dowtown Club at The Met
Flight A: Felipe Soares (TT) def. Srikar Alla (Rice) 6-2, 6-4
Flight A:
#112 Dominik Koepfer (Tulane) def. Hugo Dojas (TT) 7-5, 5-7, 6-2
Flight B:
Francisco Zambon (TT) def. Ian Van Cott (Tulane) 6-3, 6-2
Flight B:
Maxime Hinnisdaels (TT) def. Philipp Seifert (Rice) 6-1, 6-4
Flight C:
Sebastian Rey (Tulane) def. Andre Napolitano (TT) 6-4, 6-3
Flight C:
Jolan Cailleau (TT) def. Gustavo Gonzalez (Rice) 6-2, 7-5
Flight D:
Zack Yablon (Rice) def. Carlos DiLaura (TT) 6-3, 6-3
Flight D:
Evan Nix (TT) def. Takuma Ohashi (Tulane) 6-4, 6-3
Flight A:
Maxime Hinnisdaels / Hugo Dojas (TT) def. Adam Gustafsson / Gustavo Gonzalez (Rice) 8-6
Flight A:
Alex Sanders / Nate Lammons (SMU) def. Felipe Soares / Andre Napolitano (TT) 8-5
Flight B:
Carlos DiLaura / Francisco Zambon (TT) def. Takuma Ohashi / Jao Chi-Shan (Tulane) 8-5
Flight B: Iain Sneddon / Cedric Rutsaert (Tulane) def. Evan Nix / Jolan Cailleau (TT) 8-2



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