RECAP: @patriotstennis earns a pair of wins over Rochester

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
by Hunter Dooley

ORLANDO - The No. 26 UT Tyler men’s tennis team started their spring break trip in Orlando on Tuesday with an 8-1 victory over the University of Rochester after their two matches on Monday were canceled. After two losses on Monday, the UT Tyler women’s team bounced back with a 6-3 win over Rochester in their first match of the day. In their second matches on Tuesday, the men's team earned a 7-2 win over Franklin & Marshall while the women lost 7-0 to Butler University. 

The Patriots began their match with a doubles sweep (3-0) over the Yellowjackets. The No. 22 doubles team, Daniel Rodriguez and Gabriel Hidalgo secured an 8-0 victory and are now 4-1 on the year. The other doubles teams with victories were No. 11 Arthur Fagundes and Pablo Gomez (8-3) and pair Vinicio Hadlich and Jose McIntyre (8-6).  

In singles competition, Daniel Rodriguez won his team-leading fourth match of the season 7-6 (7-3), 6-2. Pablo Gomez (7-6 (12-10), 6-1) and Gabriel Hidalgo (6-2, 6-1) each defeated their opponents for their third singles win of the year, while Jose McIntyre (7-5, 6-2) and No. 11 Arthur Fagundes (6-1, 6-2) both secured their second singles win of the season.

The Patriots are currently the No. 6 team in their region and No. 26 team in the nation. The team will take on RPI tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. and then wrap-up their trip to Florida with a match against Colby-Sawyer College at 3 p.m.

Alexis Arrieta won two matches, starting with an 8-5 first doubles win with Alexandra McKissick and then a 6-3, 6-3 first singles in over Camila Garcia. McKissick would also roll to a sixth singles win, topping her opponent 6-3, 6-3 to improve to 3-0 on the trip to Orlando after winning two matches on Monday.

Lauren Kuhn won a 6-1, 7-6 third singles match, while Emily Danielson was a 6-1, 6-1 fourth singles winner and Caitlyn Cox a 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) winner in fifth singles.

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#26 UT Tyler 8, University of Rochester 1
3/13/2018 at Orlando, FL (USTA Tennis Center) 

Singles competition
1. #11 Arthur Fagundes (UTTM) def. Masaru Fujimaki (URM) 6-1, 6-2
2. Jun Yuminaga (URM) def. #38 Vinicio Hadlich (UTTM) 6-2, retired
3. Daniel Rodriguez (UTTM) def. Tanmay Thakkar (URM) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
4. Gabriel Hidalgo (UTTM) def. Yifan Shen (URM) 6-2, 6-1
5. Pablo Gomez (UTTM) def. Peter Huang (URM) 7-6 (12-10), 6-1
6. Jose McIntyre (UTTM) def. Sahaj Somani (URM) 7-5, 6-2 
Doubles competition
1. #13 Arthur Fagundes/Pablo Gomez (UTTM) def. Masaru Fujimaki/Peter Huang (URM) 8-3
2. #22 Daniel Rodriguez/Gabriel Hidalgo (UTTM) def. Jun Yuminaga/Sahaj Somani (URM) 8-0
3. Vinicio Hadlich/Jose McIntyre (UTTM) def. Tanmay Thakkar/Damani Eubanks (URM) 8-6



UT Tyler 6, University of Rochester 3
3/13/2018 at Orlando, FL (USTA Tennis Center) 

Singles competition
1. Alexis Arrieta (UTTW) def. Camila Garcia (URW) 6-3, 6-3
2. Sravya Gudipudi (URW) def. Nancy Perez (UTTW) 6-0, 6-0
3. Lauren Kuhn (UTTW) def. Alex Wolkoff (URW) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
4. Emily Danielson (UTTW) def. Abbey Reinhart (URW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Caitlyn Cox (UTTW) def. Yaya Wang (URW) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
6. Alexandra McKissick (UTTW) def. Bianca Dyer (URW) 6-3, 6-3 
Doubles competition
1. Camila Garcia/Sravya Gudipudi (URW) def. Alexis Arrieta/Alexandra McKissick (UTTW) 8-5
2. Alex Wolkoff/Abbey Reinhart (URW) def. Victoria Kniffen/Nancy Perez (UTTW) 8-3
3. Savannah Seely/Caitlyn Cox (UTTW) def. Bianca Dyer/Yaya Wang (URW) 8-6
Match Notes
University of Rochester 1-5
University of Texas-Tyler 3-3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,4,1,3,6,5)