MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Alabama men’s tennis team fell short to Minnesota, 4-3, inside the Baseline Tennis Center on Sunday.
After earning three straight singles points to give the Tide a 3-1 advantage, the Gophers (4-1) tied it, 3-3. After a hard-fought three-set battle that came down to Alexey Nesterov, Alabama dropped the final point. The match concludes the Crimson Tide’s (6-2) two-game swing in Minnesota.
Zhe Zhou continues his team-leading unbeaten streak with a 7-0 record in dual match singles play. Jeremy Gschwendtner extended his streak to 6-0 with his win today.
In doubles, No. 40 Nesterov and junior Riccardo Roberto fell, 6-1, while Sam Fischer and Zhe Zhou came out on top with a 7-6 (3) win. Edson Ortiz and Marcelo Sepulveda Garza extended the tiebreaker into extra points, but came up short, 6-7 (7).
In singles, The Crimson Tide won three of the six singles matches. No. 96 Roberto walked away with a 6-4, 6-4 victory, while Gschwendtner topped his opponent, 7-5, 6-4. Zhou earned the Tide’s third and final win, 7-6 (3), 6-1.
Alabama will host Tulsa on Feb. 7.
- Troost/Lobak def. No. 40 Nesterov/Roberto, 6-1
- Ogilvy/Allen def. Ortiz/Sepulveda Garza, 7-6 (7)
- Fischer/Zhou def. Zarkovic/Milicevic, 7-6 (3)
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
- Stefan Milicevic def. Edson Ortiz, 7-6 (3), 6-2
- Zhe Zhou def. Vlad Lobak 7-6 (3), 6-1
- No. 96 Riccardo Roberto def. Siim Troost, 6-4, 6-4
- Jackson Allen def. Alexey Nesterov, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2
- Jeremy Gschwendtner def. Eli Olgilvy, 7-5, 6-4
- Bodin Zarkovic vs. Avi Shugar, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3