No. 31 Men's Tennis heads to California

No. 31 Men's Tennis heads to California

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The No. 31 Texas Tech men's tennis team travels to California for its annual spring break trip and starts a four-match week against No. 42 Iowa on Monday in San Diego.
 
First serve is set for 2 p.m. CT from the Hogan Tennis Center on the University of San Diego campus.
 
The Red Raiders (13-4) will look to reverse a 4-3 setback to Iowa last season as part of the 2017 ITA Kickoff Weekend in Lubbock and are coming off a 6-1 victory over Rice on March 4.  
 
Texas Tech also will participate in the San Diego Spring Break Tournament hosted by No. 41 San Diego and San Diego State which runs from Thursday to Saturday. The eight-team field also includes Arizona, No. 23 Harvard, No. 45 Memphis, Rice and Utah State. The Red Raiders won the 2016 event in San Diego courtesy of victories over San Diego State, Princeton and Tulane.
 
"Facing Iowa will be a great match to start our special trip to San Diego," Texas Tech head coach Brett Masi said. "Iowa is a well-coached team, and they play with a lot of energy. I know our guys are excited to play this match after losing to them last season. We will have to be ready to get after it."  
 
Texas Tech has dropped three neutral site decisions to then No. 21 Florida State, then No. 23 Columbia and then No. 6 Texas A&M.
 
The Red Raiders have secured 46 of their 59 singles victories in dual match play courtesy of the No. 1, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 slots.
 
The quartet of Connor Curry, Artem Kapshuk, Matheus Leite and Ilgiz Valiev have accounted for 40 wins this spring. All four players picked up decisive straight-set victories over Rice last time out.
 
Doubles has been a strong suite for the Red Raiders as the team has captured 13 of 17 doubles points. Curry has paired with Alex Sendegeya for a perfect 4-0 mark at the No. 1 spot
 
The Hawkeyes (8-6) have won seven of their last eight matches highlighted by wins over then No. 14 Dartmouth and then No. 40 Oregon. Will Davies and Joe Tyler led the way with nine singles victories apiece for Iowa.
 
Visit www.TexasTech.com for the latest news and information on the men's tennis program. 

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