Tech closes out four-match homestand this weekend

By | March 5, 2022
LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech men’s tennis team closes out a four-match homestand on Saturday and Sunday at the McLeod Tennis Center.

On Saturday, the 36th ranked Red Raiders will host Wichita State (6-5) at 11 am Sunday will feature No. 60 University of Texas at San Antonio (5-3) at 10 am

INSIDE THE MATCHUPS:
MATCHUP: no. 36 Texas Tech (8-5) vs. Wichita State (6-5)
DATE: March 5
LOCATION: McLeod Tennis Center (Lubbock, Texas)
TIME: 11 am

MATCHUP: no. 36 Texas Tech (8-5) vs. no. 60 UTSA (5-3)
DATE: March 6
LOCATION: McLeod Tennis Center (Lubbock, Texas)
TIME: 10 am

LAST TIME OUT:
Tech continued their three-game win streak by upsetting No. 28 Tulsa by a score of 4-1.

A slow start in doubles did not stop the Red Raiders from storming back in singles.

Dimitrios Azoidis started singles play strong with a four and one victory on court No. 5.

Reed Collier took the lead by securing his second-ranked win of the season. The sophomore took down No. 99 Ezekiel Santalla 6-4, 6-1.

Olle Wallin won his fourth singles match in a row defeating Adhem Gaber 6-3, 6-2.

Piotr Pawlak capped the win off for Tech on the No. 6 courts. The freshman dropped the first set 6-0 before taking the next two sets by a score of four and two.

Scouting Wichita State:

The Shockers come into Lubbock with an overall record of 7-5. Wichita State’s last win came against Denver, where the Shockers emerged victorious by a score of 6-1. The duo of Kristof Minarik and Alex Richards rank 49th in the ITA rankings. The shockers are currently on a two-match losing skid coming into the weekend.

Scouting UTSA:

UTSA enters the weekend ranked in the latest ITA polls. The Roadrunners rank No. 60 overall and have won three out of their last four dual matches. Their last win comes against Troy by a score of 4-3.

UP NEXT:
Tech will head to Tempe, Arizona for the ASU Spring Break Tournament on Mar. 11-13. The field includes host Arizona State, Idaho, Michigan State, Penn State, Princeton, Wichita State and Tulane.

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