Lee picks up win at Tulane
Feb. 23, 2013
NEW ORLEANS – Rob Lee rebounded from an opening set loss on Saturday and held on in the tiebreak to pick up a victory, but unfortunately for the Lamar men’s tennis team, it wouldn’t be enough as the Cardinals fell 5-1 in a rain-shortened affair at City Park Pepsi Tennis Center.
Lee was dealt a 7-6 loss in the first set, but came back with a forceful 6-0 win in the second and an 11-9 decision in the tiebreak.
Mikko Rajamaki also played to a tiebreak, fighting back from an early 6-1 loss at No. 5 to win 6-4 in the second before ultimately losing 10-4.
“Tulane was strong today, and they dictated the points in most matches,” head coach Scott Shankles said. “Rob and Mikko played very well, and Rob was able to fight off a few match points to win that tiebreaker. Mikko played a great second set, but couldn’t fight back after he fell behind early. Overall, we learned some pretty good lessons today.”
Due to inclement weather, the two sides did not play doubles.
The Cards fell to 1-7 on the season, and Tulane improved to 4-2. LU will return to action on Sunday with the Southland Conference opener against New Orleans.