LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech men's tennis team won two matches on Sunday against the University of Iowa and the University of Nebraska at the Falls Tennis & Athletic Club.
Tech improved to 9-5 on the year and 5-1 in Lubbock with Sunday's wins.
"Long day, but a gritty performance from our guys," head coach Brett Masi said. "We had some good performances all around. From Bjorn [Thomson] coming back from a rough stretch to perform the way he did to Jackson dominating at the end of the day in his first singles action this year, I think our guys did a really good job today."
Iowa 2, Texas Tech 5
In their early morning bout with the Hawkeyes, the Red Raiders once again verified head coach Brett Masi's emphasis on getting off to a fast start, as they secured the doubles point with wins on courts one and three.
Tech's momentum would carry well into singles play, headed by No. 114 Tommy Mylnikov, who rattled off a 6-3, 6-2 victory to give Tech its second point of the morning. Mylnikov would be followed by No. 115 Parker Wynn, who also defeated his opponent in dominating, straight-set fashion. The fourth and match-clinching point was produced by Thomson, who won both of his sets in seventh-point tiebreakers.
Singles play was rounded out by a win for freshman Franco Ribero who finished his opponents in a three sets to provide the Red Raiders their fifth and final point of the morning.
Nebraska 2, Texas Tech 5
Against the Cornhuskers, Tech would once again seize control early with doubles wins on courts one and two.
Singles play would again be controlled by the Red Raiders throughout the match. Thomson secured the second point of the match in straight-sets, followed by yet another win for Wynn on court two. The match-clincher would eventually be won by sophomore Ilgiz Valiev in three sets. Cobb also made his first singles appearance of the year for Tech, winning at the anchor position in dominating fashion at a 6-0, 6-0 clip.
Ribero rounded out the scoring for the Red Raiders with a 6-4, 6-4 win to close out the day.
The Red Raiders return to action on Friday, March 8, as they travel to the Midwest for a battle with Indiana. First serve is set for 5 p.m. CT. Tech will then travel to Northwestern to take on the Wildcats on Sunday, March 10 at 12 p.m. CT.
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