Feb. 6, 2005
SEATTLE, Wash - After an upset win over No. 11 Ohio State on Friday, the 17th-ranked Tulane University men's tennis team was stopped by No. 43 Minnesota, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon at the Northwest Shootout at the Nordstrom Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Washington.
Tulane (5-1) opened the match by winning the doubles point, but Minnesota won four of the singles matches to earn the victory.
For the second straight match, it came down to a third-set tiebreaker. This time, with the match knotted at 3-3, senior Dmitriy Koch was locked in a tight battle at No. 2 singles with the Gophers' Nick Edlefsen. Koch won the first set, 6-4, but the next two sets both went to tiebreaker, with Edlefsen winning both to clinch the upset victory for Minnesota.
After taking the 1-0 lead with the doubles point, Tulane added points with singles victories from junior Jacobo Hernandez and sophomore Alberto Sottocorno. Hernandez had a convincing 6-2, 6-2 win over Adrien Debreyne at No. 3 singles, while Sottocorno posted a 6-1, 7-5 decision over Minnesota's Brian Lipinski at No. 5.
The Green Wave is back in action on Sunday, battling the host Washington Huskies, currently ranked No. 18 in the nation.
February 6, 2005
Nordstrom Tennis Center
No. 43 Minnesota 4, No. 17 Tulane 3
1. Koch/ Sottocorno (TU) v. Ticer/Debreyne (UM): Did not finish
2. Angelinos/Hernandez (TU) def. Edlefsen/Schwark (UM): 8-3
3. Goulet/Kane-West (TU) def. Wilkins/Kantar (UM): 8-3