Men's Tennis
Green Wave Suffers First Men's Tennis Loss of Season
 
Jacobo Hernandez had his second win at the Northwest Shootout, but it was not enough for the Wave on Saturday. [File photo by Ned Dishman]
 
Jacobo Hernandez had his second win at the Northwest Shootout, but it was not enough for the Wave on Saturday. [File photo by Ned Dishman]
 
 

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.

In doubles, Hernandez and sophomore Ted Angelinos won at No. 2 and sophomore David Goulet and freshman Jonah Kane-West teamed up for a third singles flight victory.

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
Seattle, Wash.

No. 43 Minnesota 4, No. 17 Tulane 3

Doubles:
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

 

 

Singles:
1. Avery Ticer (UM) def. #81 David Goulet (TU): 6-3, 6-1
2. Nick Edlefsen (UM) def. #59 Dmitriy Koch (TU): 4-6, 7-6, 7-6
3. Jacobo Hernandez (TU) def. Adrien Debreyne (UM): 6-2, 6-2
4. Raoul Schwark (UM) def. Ted Angelinos (TU): 7-6, 6-4
5. Alberto Sottocorno (TU) def. Brian Lipinksi (UM): 6-1, 7-5
6. Sion Wilkins (UM) def. Jonah Kane-West (TU): 6-2, 4-6, 6-0

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