Coral Gables, FEB. 8, 2014 – The USF men's tennis team remained undefeated for the spring season as they defeated the 54th ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders 4-2 in a neutral site match at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center in Coral Gables.
This was the first time away from home in a dual match this spring for the Bulls.
The match got off to a quick start in doubles for the Bulls taking the first two matches to clinch the point. Oliver Pramming and Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz, the 16th ranked tandem in the country, defeated the 33rd ranked duo of Hugo Dojas and Maxime Hinnisdaels 6-3 at first singles while Roberto Cid and Sasha Gozun beat Felipe Soares and Johann Willems 6-4 in second doubles.
The match concluded in singles with the Bulls taking three out of the five matches that were completed to clinch the victory. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy led the way in a tough two set match defeating Maxime Hinnisdaels 6-5 (4), 6-5 (6) at the fifth singles spot. Roberto Cid also picked up a big win besting 65th ranked Hugo Dojas 6-4, 6-5 (6) at second singles. The third victory came from the third spot in the lineup as Sasha Gozun fought back after dropping the first set to defeat Johann Willems 4-6, 6-5 (2), 6-2.
"The match went well for us," said head coach Matt Hill. "We knew it was going to be a battle but the guys handled the adversity well and that was the difference."
USF will be right back in action tomorrow in their first true road match, taking on No. 60 Miami. The matches will begin with doubles at 2:00 p.m. with singles play to follow.
No. 1 – No. 16 Oliver Pramming/Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz (USF) def. No. 33 Hugo Dojas/ Maxime Hinnisdaels (TTU) 6-3
No. 2 - Roberto Cid/Sasha Gozun (USF) def. Felipe Soares/Johann Willems (TTU) 6-4
No. 3 - Vadym Kalyuzhnyy/Paul Polarczyk (USF) vs. Francisco Zambon/Carlos DiLaura (TTU) DNF
No. 1 – No. 101 Felipe Soares (TTU) def. Oliver Pramming (USF) 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 - Roberto Cid (USF) def. No. 65 Hugo Dojas (TTU) 6-4, 6-5 (6)
No. 3 - Sasha Gozun (USF) def. Johann Willems (TTU) 4-6, 6-5 (2), 6-2
No. 4 - Finn Meinecke (USF) vs. Francisco Zambon (TTU) DNF
No. 5 - Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) def. Maxime Hinnisdaels 6-5 (4), 6-5 (6)
No. 6 - Andre Napolitano (TTU) def. Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz 6-4, 6-3