Feb. 9, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas — Rob Lee battled it out at No. 1 singles with Vitor Manzini, but unfortunately for the Lamar tennis team, it wasn't as tight elsewhere as the Cardinals fell to 27th-ranked Texas Tech 7-0 at McLeod Tennis Center.
"We need to start better in our matches if we want to have a chance to compete," head coach Scott Shankles said. "We didn't put ourselves in position, and we had to climb uphill the rest of the match. We did well in doubles, and started off great, but they caught up with us. All in all, I think we can learn from this, and if we can start better, we'll be in good shape."
Lee, a senior out of Brighton, England, overcame a 6-2 loss in the opening set to win 6-1 in the second before falling in a 14-12 tie-break.
At No. 2, Carl-Philip Lindqvist lost to Gabriel Dias in 6-2, 6-3 fashion, and Bruno Snyder dropped a pair of 6-1 decisions to Francisco Zambon at the third spot. Felipe Soares won 6-1, 6-3 over Mikko Rajamaki at No. 4, and Steven McMullan fell 6-0, 6-4 at court five to Raphael Pfister.
In the final spot, Trey Creysel lost 6-0, 6-0 to Gabriel Wanderley.
In doubles, the team of Lee and McMullan lost 8-1, and Snyder and Rajamaki came up short to Pfister and Hugo Dojas, 8-4.
Wanderly and Evan Nix beat Creysel and Lindqvist at No. 3 in 8-2 fashion.
Lamar will take the court again tomorrow morning with a match against Wichita State.