RECAP: @patriotstennis drops match to Hilltoppers

Sunday, February 4, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – The UT Tyler men’s tennis team took an 8-1 neutral-court loss to St. Edward’s University on Sunday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center after opening its season on Saturday with an 8-1 win over Hardin-Simmons in Tyler.

Daniel Rodriguez and Gabriel Hidalgo earned an 8-5 win over Logan Buignet and Davor Ivkovic in second doubles for the only Patriots (1-1) victory against their NCAA Division II opponent from Austin. The Hilltoppers improved to 3-0 on their season after they took a pair of victories over Prairie View A&M and Southwestern on Friday on their home court.

The two teams met up in College Station to play a non-division contest where St. Edward’s led 2-1 after doubles and then took each of the singles matches over the Patriots. UT Tyler junior Arthur Fagundes was forced to retire in the second set of his singles match as was Pablo Gomez. In first doubles, Fagundes and Gomez took an 8-4 loss, while Vinicio Hadlich and Jose McIntyre lost 8-2 in third doubles.

UT Tyler will return to action at 4 p.m. on Saturday when it hosts Southwestern in a non-conference match at the Summers Tennis Center.

Singles competition
1. Chase Bartlett (SEU) def. Arthur Fagundes (UTTM) 6-1, 1-0, retired
2. Luis Diaz (SEU) def. Vinicio Hadlich (UTTM) 6-2, 6-2
3. Mateus de Col (SEU) def. Daniel Rodriguez (UTTM) 6-1, 7-5
4. Will Drumwright (SEU) def. Gabriel Hidalgo (UTTM) 6-0, 6-1
5. Logan Buignet (SEU) def. Pablo Gomez (UTTM) 6-4, 2-0, retired
6. Andre Mercado (SEU) def. Jose Currea (UTTM) 6-1, 6-7 (0-4), 10-7
Doubles competition
1. Luis Diaz/Chase Bartlett (SEU) def. Arthur Fagundes/Pablo Gomez (UTTM) 8-4
2. Daniel Rodriguez/Gabriel Hidalgo (UTTM) def. Logan Buignet/Davor Ivkovic (SEU) 8-5
3. Andre Mercado/Chase Morehouse (SEU) def. Vinicio Hadlich/Jose McIntyre (UTTM) 8-2
Match Notes
St. Edward's 3-0
UT Tyler 1-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles ()
T-3:45 A-60