No. 65 Mustangs Fall To USF, 4-3

Go smu! Arturs Kazijevs
Go smu!
Arturs Kazijevs
Go smu!

April 7, 2013

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (SMU) - The SMU Mustangs had a 3-1 lead over USF, but the Bulls rallied to take the final three singles matches to defeat SMU 4-3 in South Bend, Ind. on Sunday afternoon.

75th-ranked Arturs Kazijevs and doubles partner Mischa Nowicki got the match started on the right foot for SMU (8-9), defeating Oliver Pramming and Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz, 8-5. Gaston Cuadranti and Alex Sanders clinched the doubles point for the Mustangs, beating Federico Sabogal and Juan Acuna Gerard, 8-6. Kazijevs and Nowicki are now won six straight matches and are 10-4 overall. Cuadranti and Sanders are 7-3 on the season.

USF (8-9) knotted the score at 1-1 with a quick singles victory at the No. 6 position, but SMU countered with two singles victories of their own. No. 124 Kazijevs defeated Prammin 7-6, 6-1 and Nowicki beat Sabogal 6-2, 2-6, 6-2. Kazijevs is 11-5 overall and 8-2 in his last 10 matches while Nowicki is undefeated in his last five singles decisions.

Facing defeat, USF then won the next three singles matches to take the victory, 4-3.

The Mustangs will host UT Arlington on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Samuell Grand Tennis Center.

Tennis Match Results
South Florida vs SMU
4/7/2013 at South Bend, Ind.

South Florida 4, #65 SMU 3

Singles competition
1. #124 Arturs Kazijevs (SMU) def. Oliver Pramming (USF) 7-6, 6-1
2. Ignacio Gonzalez (USF) def. Gaston Cuadranti (SMU) 7-6, 6-3
3. Mischa Nowicki (SMU) def. Federico Sabogal (USF) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
4. Guillermo De Vilchez (USF) def. Alex Sanders (SMU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
5. Ravi Patel (USF) def. Nate Lammons (SMU) 6-0, 7-6
6. Juan Carlos Acuna (USF) def. Eduardo Razzeto (SMU) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. #75 Arturs Kazijevs/Mischa Nowicki (SMU) def. Oliver Pramming/Ignacio Gonzalez (USF) 8-5
2. Gaston Cuadranti/Alex Sanders (SMU) def. Federico Sabogal/Juan Carlos Acuna (USF) 8-6
3. Pablo Perez-Esnaola/Nate Lammons (SMU) vs. Guillermo De Vilchez/Everth Dzib (USF) 6-5, unfinished

Match Notes:
South Florida 8-9
SMU 8-9; National ranking #65
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (6,3,1,5,2,4)