AUSTIN – The Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Men's Tennis team battled one of the top teams in the country before coming up short, falling by a 6-1 final against No. 15 Texas at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center on the UT campus.
The Islanders (1-5) hung tough early on, taking the Longhorns (6-3) to the brink in doubles before eventually losing the final match by a 9-7 score as Texas earned the doubles point.
Peter Nagy and Odon Barta gave the duo of Chris Camillone and David Holiner, the No. 17-ranked doubles team in the entire nation, all they could handle before eventually suffering a 9-7 defeat at the Longhorns clinched the doubles point.
In singles action, Texas started quickly and would take five-of-six matches as Rauseo battled hard and came out on top with a 7-5, 7-5 final at No. 4 to give the Islanders their only point.
Nagy (No. 1), Westmoreland (No. 2), Weidinger (No. 3), Ricardo Mayagoitia (No. 5) and Maingot (No. 6) came up short in their bid against the Longhorns.
Next up for the Islanders will be the prestigious HEB Tournament of Champions on March 1-3. Matches for one of the longest running team tournaments in the nation will be held both on the home courts at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center and at the HEB Tennis Center in Corpus Christi.
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Tennis Match Results
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi vs Texas
02/21/13 at Austin, Texas
#15 Texas 6, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi 1
1. Soren Hess-Olesen (TEXAS) def. Peter Nagy (AMCC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Daniel Whitehead (TEXAS) def. Matt Westmoreland (AMCC) 6-0, 6-4
3. Lloyd Glasspool (TEXAS) def. Gergo Weidinger (AMCC) 6-2, 6-4
4. Guillaume Rauseo (AMCC) def. Ben Chen (TEXAS) 7-5, 7-5
5. Andrew Korinek (TEXAS) def. Ricardo Mayagoitia (AMCC) 6-1, 6-4
6. Alex Hilliard (TEXAS) def. Andrew Maingot (AMCC) 6-2, 6-3
1. #17 Chris Camillone/David Holiner (TEXAS) def. Peter Nagy/Odon Barta (AMCC) 9-7
2. Soren Hess-Olesen/Joey Swaysland (TEXAS) def. Andrew Maingot/Matt Westmoreland (AMCC) 8-1
3. Gergo Weidinger/Guillaume Rauseo (AMCC) def. Andrew Korinek/Alex Hilliard (TEXAS) 8-5
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi 1-5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,5,2,6,3,4)