Knights Can’t Hold on, falling to No. 14 Texas

AUSTIN, Texas.  – The UCF men's tennis couldn't hold on to No. 14 Texas on the road, falling by a score of 4-0 on Sunday, February 13, in Austin, Texas.
Texas grabbed the win on the first two courts to clinch the doubles point. Court three finished first as Richard Ciamarra and Eliot Spizzirri defeated JC Roddick and Kento Yamada by a score of 6-1. Trey Hilderbrand and Cooper White were fighting but fell to Micah Braswell and Chih Chi Huang on court two as the Longhorns clinch the doubles point.

Court one went unfinished, but No. 43 Lleyton Cronje and Bogdan Pavel were battling hard against Siem Woldeab and Pierre-Yves Bailly as the match ended 5-5.
In singles action, No. 50 Trey Hilderbrand faced No. 62 Pierre-Yves Bailly on court two, but fell first with a score of 1-6, 4-6, giving the Longhorns a 2-0 lead.
JC Roddick then took on Siem Woldeab on court five where he forced a third set but was unable to hold on as he fell 1-6, 7-5(0000), 1-6. Just after, Lleyton Cronje fell to No. 57 Micah Braswell on court one after being edged out 7-5, 7-5 which clinched the match for Texas, 4-0.
Three Knights were in a third set battle, but their matches all went unfinished after the Longhorns clinched the match.
On court three, Bogdan Pavel was playing Eliot Spizzirri, 6-4, 5-7, 0-3, while on court four Alan Rubio was going up against No. 75 Richard Ciamarra, 5-7, 6-2, 2-2, and Kento Yamada saw Chih Chi Haung on court six, 6-2, 4-6, 2-4.
The Knights will take a weekend off before returning to action on Friday, February 25, at Ohio State.
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