SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Texas Tech men's tennis team wrapped up an 18-6 overall record highlighted by 12 singles victories over the three-day event on Sunday at the UTSA Fall Cup in San Antonio.
Matheus Leite registered an undefeated weekend in singles en route to the flight two singles championship. He edged out UTSA's Gabriel Bugiga with a 6-3, 1-6, 1-0 (10-4) victory. Even though Leite and Pyry Hyrkkönen lost in doubles, their 3-1 weekend record enabled the pair to capture the flight one doubles title.
Hyrkkönen and Justin Bloss added singles wins at the bottom of the lineup. Hyrkkönen dialed up a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Christian Carrillo of UTSA whereas Bloss outlasted UTSA's John King by a 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-6) margin. Bloss and Jackson Cobb also garnered a 6-3 doubles victory.
"We got better each day as the tournament went on, but we need to improve in some areas of our doubles play," Texas Tech assistant coach Daniel Whitehead said. "We fought well and played with energy, but I'm looking forward to practicing a few things this week. That will help us prepare to play better next week at the ITA Regionals."
Next up, Texas Tech travels to the ITA Texas Regionals on Oct. 19-23 hosted by Texas A&M. The Red Raiders have had Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares (2015) in doubles along with Jolan Cailleau (2016) in singles qualify for the ITA National Fall Championships during each of the last two seasons.
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2017 UTSA Fall Cup Results – Sunday, October 15
Singles – UTSA
1 – Juri Reckow (UTSA) defeats Jackson Cobb (TTU): 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (12-10)
2 – Matheus Leite (TTU) defeats Gabriel Bugiga (UTSA): 6-3, 1-6, 1-0 (10-4)
3 –Pyry Hyrkkönen (TTU) defeats Christian Carrillo (UTSA): 6-2, 6-2
4 – Justin Bloss (TTU) defeats John King (UTSA): 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-6)
Doubles – UTSA
1 – Carrillo/Reckow (UTSA) defeats Hyrkkönen/Leite (TTU): 6-2
2 – Bloss/Cobb (TTU) defeats Borunda/Bugiga (UTSA): 6-3