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Bulldogs fall to No. 11 Texas in NCAA First Round

Bulldogs fall to No. 11 Texas in NCAA First Round

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's tennis team fell to No. 11 Texas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon in Austin.

Match Information

Bryant 0, No. 11 Texas 4

Records: Bryant (14-16), Texas (18-6)

Location: Texas Tennis Center (Austin, Texas)

How it happened (Doubles)

  • The Longhorns won the doubles points with victories at No. 1 and No. 3. Redshirt junior Matt Kuhar (Smithfield, R.I.) and junior Artur Jakubowski (Dallas, Texas) fell 6-3 at No. 1.
  • Senior Luke Lorenz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and freshman Grant Pertile (Edgartown, Mass.) fell 6-2 at No. 3.

How it happened (Singles)

  • No. 110 Christian Sigsgaard defeated Kuhar, 6-1, 6-4.
  • Lorenz battled No. 52 Yuya Ito before it went unfinished. Ito won the first set, 6-4, but the second set was tied 6-6.
  • No. 89 Harrison Scott defeated Jakubowski, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.
  • Junior Michael Plutt (Weston, Fla.) dropped his first set to No. 93 Leonardo Telles, 7-5, and was down 4-0 in the second.
  • Jorge Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) dropped his first set, 6-0, but was tied 5-5 in the second set when it went unfinished.
  • Freshman Wilson Dong (Bradenton, Fla.) fell 6-2, 6-3 at No. 6.

Results

Doubles

1 – No. 39 Scott/Sigsgaard (UT) def. Kuhar/Jakubowski (BRY), 6-3

2 – Ortiz-Garcia/Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (BRY)_vs. Telles/Ortiz (UT), 3-5, unfinished

3 – Ito/Markes (UT) def. Lorenz/Pertile (BRY), 6-2

Singles

1 – No. 110 Sigsgaard (UT) def. Kuhar (BRY), 6-1, 6-4

2 – Lorenz (BRY) vs. Ito (UT), 4-6, 6-6 (unfinished)

3 – No. 89 Scott (UT) def. Jakubowski (BRY), 6-1, 6-2

4 – Plutt (BRY) vs. No. 93 Telles (UT), 5-7, 0-4 (unfinished)

5 – Ortiz-Garcia (BRY) vs. No. 104 Banzer (UT), 0-6, 5-5 (unfinished)

6 – Mee (UT) def. Dong (BRY), 6-2, 6-3