Louisville Men's Tennis Falls 6-1 to No. 5 Ohio State

Louisville Men's Tennis Falls 6-1 to No. 5 Ohio State

Louisville Men's Tennis Falls 6-1 to No. 5 Ohio State

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Posted on March 19, 2013 at 11:40 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (NEWS RELEASE) -- The University of Louisville men’s tennis team fell 6-1 to host, fifth-ranked Ohio State Tuesday evening.
 
“They showed that they are the best indoor tennis team in the country,” said U of L head coach Rex Ecarma. “Alex played very well at No. 4 singles. We look forward to starting the outdoor part of our season versus Arizona on Saturday."
 
The Buckeyes swept through the doubles matches with scores of 8-3 on all three courts to take the first point of the match.
 
In singles action, Louisville’s top-seeded player, No. 95 Sebastian Stiefelmeyer fell 6-0, 6-3 to OSU’s No. 20 Blaz Rola to make the score 2-0. Sophomore Michael Lippens lost 6-2, 6-4 to Ille Van Engelen on court three to make the score 3-0. The match was clinched at the No. 2 spot where sophomore Albert Wagner fell 6-2, 6-2 to No. 124 Devin McCarthy. At the five-spot, freshman Austin Siegel lost 6-4, 6-1 to No. 37 Connor Smith. Sophomore Luis Elizondo fell 6-0, 6-3 to Constantin Christ at No. 6.
 
Freshman Alex Gornet picked up the Cardinals’ lone singles point with a 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 1-0 (11-9) upset of No. 45 Chris Diaz at No. 4.
 
#5 Ohio State 6, #49 Louisville 1
Mar 19, 2013 at Columbus, Ohio
(Varsity Tennis Center)
Singles
1. #20 Blaz Rola (OSU) def. #95 Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (LOU) 6-0, 6-3
2. #124 Devin McCarthy (OSU) def. Albert Wagner (LOU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Ille Van Engelen (OSU) def. Michael Lippens (LOU) 6-2, 6-4
4. Alex Gornet (LOU) def. #45 Chris Diaz (OSU) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 1-0 (11-9)
5. #37 Connor Smith (OSU) def. Austin Siegel (LOU) 6-4, 6-1
6. Constantin Christ (OSU) def. Luis Elizondo (LOU) 6-0, 6-3
Doubles
1. #16 Peter Kobelt/Connor Smith (OSU) def. Alex Gornet/Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (LOU) 8-3
2. #28 Devin McCarthy/Ille Van Engelen (OSU) def. Albert Wagner/Van Damrongsri (LOU) 8-3
3. #51 Blaz Rola/Kevin Metka (OSU) def. Austin Siegel/Jeffrey Brown (LOU) 8-3
 
Match Notes:
Louisville 9-9
Ohio State 16-2; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,3,2,5,6,4)
A-114 
 

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