Eye of the Hurricane

February 7, 2010

Men’s tennis blown away

It was just one of those days for the visiting University of Miami men’s tennis team as Rice handed the Hurricanes a 6-1 defeat.

Head coach Mario Rincon’s players must’ve wanted a quick match to catch the end of tonight’s little-known event called the Super Bowl.

In my three years at the university, I don’t recall a loss this bad for the program. The 27th-ranked Canes (2-2) lost the doubles point as well as five of the six singles matches to the 32nd-ranked Owls (5-1), who have now won three in a row.

Senior David Simon, ranked No. 120, beat Andy Wang, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, for the lone Miami point.

The Hurricanes don’t play again until Feb. 21 when they kick off a three-match homestand against Central Florida at Moore Park.

On a lighter note, Geaux Saints! Thanks to Jeremy Shockey’s game-winning touchdown catch, University of Miami alumni have scored a touchdown in 123 (need to double-check the number) straight NFL weeks.

Final stats

Singles
1. #19 Bruno Rosa (RICE) def. #114 Christian Blocker (UM) 6-2, 6-1
2. Oscar Podlewski (RICE) def. #57 Carl Sundberg (UM) 6-3, 6-4
3. Michael Nuesslein (RICE) def. Waylon Chin (UM) 6-1, 6-2
4. Isamu Tachibana (RICE) def. Keith Crowley (UM) 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7)
5. Sam Garforth-Bles (RICE) def. Ignacio Taboada (UM) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-2
6. #120 David Simon (UM) def. Andy Wang (RICE) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2*, 5, 6, 4

Doubles
1. Oscar Podlewski/Bruno Rosa (RICE) def. Christian Blocker/David Simon (UM) 9-7
2. Keith Crowley/Hector Nieto (UM) def. #51 Michael Nuesslein/Christian Saravia (RICE) 9-8 (8-6)
3. Isamu Tachibana/Jonathan Chang (RICE) def. Carl Sundberg/Ignacio Taboada (UM) 8-6
Order of finish: 3, 1*, 2

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