March 16, 2013

Men’s Tennis Bounces Back With 4-0 Win Over Radford at Rice Invite

HOUSTON – The Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Men's Tennis team bounced back from its first loss in nearly a month on Saturday morning, taking a 4-0 final over Radford on day two of the Rice Team Invitational at Jake Hess Tennis Stadium.

The Islanders (8-6) started the match with a win in doubles and never looked back, not losing a point during day two of the invitational. Radford (3-7) battled host team Rice to a 4-2 loss on the opening day of the tourney.

Peter Nagy and Gergo Weidinger came out blazing in doubles action, winning 8-2 at No. 1 to give their team an advantage in the battle for the point. Andrew Maingot and Matt Westmoreland earned a very tough match and clinched the doubles for the Islanders with a 9-8 (-) win at No. 3 for the early 1-0 lead. Guillaume Rauseo and Odon Barta were deadlocked into a 7-7 match at No. 2 when play was stopped.

Nagy made it a 2-0 lead for Texas A&M – Corpus Christi when he picked up a 6-4, 6-2 final at No. 1 singles. Rauseo put his team on the brink of clinching, picking up an identical 6-4, 6-2 final at the No. 6 match to make it 3-1.

Westmoreland closed out the contest at No. 2 singles, winning a tough 7-5, 6-2 final to complete the 4-0 win.

Next up for the team is a Sunday finale against host Rice at 12 p.m. on the courts at the Hess Tennis Stadium. Live stats will be available through www.RiceOwls.com.

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Tennis Match Results

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi vs Radford

03/16/13 at Houston, Texas

 

#53 Texas A&M - Corpus Christi 4, Radford 0

Singles competition:

1. #103 Peter Nagy (AMCC) def. SAYER, Nicholas (RADM) 6-4, 6-2

2. DEHAEN, Thomas (RADM) vs. Gergo Weidinger (AMCC) 6-4, 5-2, unfinished

3. Matt Westmoreland (AMCC) def. MILLS, Joe (RADM) 7-5, 6-2

4. MEULEMANS, Stijn (RADM) vs. Ricardo Mayagoitia (AMCC) 7-6 (7-4), 2-2, unfinished

5. O'KEEFE, Patrick (RADM) vs. Javier Pujol (AMCC) 3-6, 1-6, unfinished

6. Guillaume Rauseo (AMCC) def. CARTER, Randall (RADM) 6-4, 6-2

 

Doubles competition:

1. Peter Nagy/Gergo Weidinger (AMCC) def. DEHAEN, Thomas/MEULEMANS, Stijn (RADM) 8-2

2. SAYER, Nicholas/MILLS, Joe (RADM) vs. Odon Barta/Guillaume Rauseo (AMCC) 7-7, unfinished

3. Matt Westmoreland/Andrew Maingot (AMCC) def. O'KEEFE, Patrick/CARTER, Randall (RADM) 9-8

 

Match Notes:

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi 8-6; National ranking #53

Radford 3-7

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (1,6,3)