Tough Away Weekend for the Lobos

Jan. 27, 2013

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—The Lobos finished last night’s matchups by taking the doubles point from Alabama, but Alabama came back this morning to take the match as they won all of their singles matches. The Lobos also took on the host school Wake Forest, but were defeated by a score of 8-1.

From the doubles match of Alabama, the duo of Conor Berg and Jadon Phillips paired up to win a tiebreak match against Jarryd Both and Becker O’Shaughnessey with a score of 8-7 (4).

At the number two spot, Riaan Du Toit and James Hignett clinched the doubles point win as they defeated Daniil Proskura and David Vieyra also with the same score of 8-7 (4).

Mads Hegelund and Andrew Van Der Vyver fell with a same score of 8-7 (4) to Carlos Taborga and Philippe Tsangarandies at the number three position.

With doubles out of the way, the Lobos had plenty of time to cool off from their momentum yesterday, which was an advantage to Alabama.

At the number one spot, Jadon Phillips fell in a close three set match to Botha with a final score of 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3.

At number two singles, Samir Iftikhar fell in tight first set to O’Shaugnessey with a score of 6-4. O’Shaugnessey kept his game up to win the match with a final score of 6-4, 6-1.

Conor Berg was defeated by Proskura with a close first set score of 6-4, but could not come back after to fall with a final score of 6-4, 6-2.

Riaan Du Toit forced a first set tiebreaker against Vieyra, the same opponent he played in doubles. Vieyra came out on top and kept the pressure up to win the match with a final score of 7-6 (5), 6-3.

Mitch McDaniels and James Hignett were not able to complete their matches because Alabama had already secured the dual match win by winning all of the top four singles matches first.

After the tough loss to Alabama, the Lobos then went face-to-face against the host school, Wake Forest. It was a tough match and Berg put UNM up on the board with his win at number three singles.

At number one doubles, Phillips and Berg took on David Hopkins and Amogh Prabhaker. The two battled it out but Wake Forest got the better of them falling 8-4.

At number two doubles, Du Toit and Hignett managed to get one game on Danny Kreyman and Adam Lee’s partnership as they were defeated 8-1.

At the number three position, Hegelund and Van der Vyver played a tiebreaker at 6 all against Anthony Delcore and Morgan Mays. It was a tight game but Delcore and Mays got the better of the pair as they won with a final score of 7-6 (7-5).

It was now onto singles for the Lobos to change their momentum and turn things around.

At number one singles, Jadon Phillips was defeated by Hopkins with a score of 6-0, 6-0.

At the number two position, #73 Iftikhar put up a good fight in the second set to win it in a close tiebreak against Prabhakar, who is nationally ranked 14 positions higher. Prabhakar picked up his game in the third to win it with a final score of 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3.

At number three singles, Berg defeated #90 Kreyman with a close score of 6-2, 7-6 (8-6).

At the number four position, Du Toit fell to Jon Ho with a score of 6-1, 6-3.

At the number five position, McDaniels took on Lee and pushed it a tiebreak in the first set. It was not nearly as close in the second as Lee won the match 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.

At the number six spot, Hignett fell in a three set match to Sam Bloom with a final score of 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

At the number seven position, Hegelund took on Delcore, an opponent he faced in doubles earlier. The two battled it out but Delcore won with a final score of 6-3, 6-4.

At number eight singles, Van der Vyver won four games in the first set off his opponent from doubles, Mays. Mays defeated the Lobo with a final score of 6-4, 6-2.

The Lobos will return home to face Western New Mexico and Colorado State-Pueblo on February 2nd.

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