By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA – Federico Sabogal and Ravi Patel posted singles wins in the Bulls’ 5-2 loss to No. 63 UNC-Wilmington on Friday afternoon.
Patel got the Bulls on the scoreboard with a 7-6, 6-0 win over Zach Hublitz on Senior Day at the USF Varsity Courts. Sabogal dropped his first set before rallying past Kaue Pereira, 6-7, 6-2, 6-2, in the Bulls’ home finale.
A large crowd applauded Juan Carlos Acuna Gerard and Joao Souza during a special ceremony honoring the seniors before the match.
USF wraps up its regular season with a four-match road trip that begins Saturday, April 6 at Notre Dame.
No. 63 UNC-Wilmington 5, USF 2
Pramming/Gonzalez-Muniz (USF) vs. Cooprider/Blank (UNCW), 4-6 (unfinished)
Aita/Williams (UNCW) def. Acuna Gerard/Sabogal (USF), 8-3
Reilly/Pereira (UNCW) def. Dzib/De Vilchez (USF), 8-4
Rafael Aita (UNCW) def. Oliver Pramming (USF), 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
Chris Cooprider (UNCW) def. Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz (USF), 6-1, 6-4
Sam Williams (UNCW) def. Guillermo De Vilchez (USF), 6-3, 6-4
Federico Sabogal (USF) def. Kaue Pereira (UNCW), 6-7, 6-2, 6-2
Kosta Blank (UNCW) def. Juan Carlos Acuna Gerard (USF), 7-5, 6-4
Ravi Patel (USF) def. Zach Hublitz (UNCW), 7-6, 6-0