LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Texas Tech men's tennis team participated in both singles and doubles play on day three at the SoCal Intercollegiates in Los Angeles.
Tech sophomore Matheus Leite, following a loss in the main draw on Friday, fought his way into the final match of the main draw consolation with a win and a pair of withdrawals on Saturday. Leite is the lone Red Raider to continue singles play into Sunday.
Artem Kapshuk also picked up a win in on Saturday, as he defeated his first-round consolation opponent from Portland by a score of 6-4, 6-3 before eventually being taken down in three sets in the quarterfinals.
In the doubles main draw, the Red Raider squad of Kapshuk and Valiev earned a win in the round of 16 by topping their opponents from UCI by a margin of 8-4. They would then be outed by the second-seeded tandem of Kumar-Sah from Stanford in the quarterfinal round, 8-7.
Senior Tommy Mylnikov also competed on Saturday, but was ultimately forced to withdraw due to an injury.
Tech will return to action in the SoCal Intercollegiate Championships tomorrow as Leite seeks the main draw consolation crown.
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2018 Southern California Intercollegiates - Doubles Main Draw Round of 16
Kapshuk/Valiev (TTU) def. Bailey/Gealer (UCI) 8-4
(1) Cukierman/Smith (USC) def. Mylnikov/Thomson (TTU) 8-4
2018 Southern California Intercollegiates - Doubles Main Draw Quarterfinals
(2) Kumar/Sah (Stanford) def. Kapshuk/Valiev (TTU) 8-7
2018 Southern California Intercollegiates – Singles Main Draw Consolation First Round
Artem Kapshuk (TTU) def. Tom Hann (Portland) 6-4, 6-3
Matheus Leite (TTU) def. Jakob Schnaitter (APU) WD (pc)
Sangeet Sridhar (Stanford) def. Tommy Mylnikov (TTU) WD (inj)
2018 Southern California Intercollegiates – Singles Main Draw Consolation Quarterfinals
Matheus Leite (TTU) def. Sangeet Sridhar (Stanford) 6-2, 6-1
Antoine Noel (Cal Poly) def. Artem Kapshuk (TTU) 7-5, 3-6, 10-5
2018 Southern California Intercollegiates – Singles Main Draw Consolation Semifinals
Matheus Leite (TTU) def. Humberto Lopez (UCI) WD (pc)