Alabama defeats Nebraska, falls to Tulane on last day of Blue Gray

Montgomery, Alabama–– The Alabama men’s tennis team (4-8) wrapped up the final day of the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic on Saturday with a 4-2 victory over Nebraska (3-8) after opening the day with a 4-1 loss to Tulane (4-6).

Alabama and Tulane played the doubles section of the game on Friday after a weather delay postponed action into the morning. The green wave picked up a victory from behind in doubles with wins on courts three and two, respectively, to start with a 1-0 lead.

Play singles against Tulane

  • Tulane opened the day with a 1-0 advantage after clinching the doubles point on Friday
  • Enzo Aguiard started the afternoon with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Alex Bancila on court two to level the score at 1-1
  • Zach Foster would follow with a 6-2, 6-2 win on the pitch six moments later against Charlie Barry
  • Tulane won three straight games to clinch the point, winning on courts five, one and four respectively

The game against Nebraska

  • Nebraska earned the double point to take a 1-0 lead in the game with wins on courts one and three
  • Aguiard and Joao Ferreira picked up a doubles win, going 6-4 on court two over Shunya Maruyama and Dario Huber
  • A medical retirement on court six gave Alabama their first point, as Ferreira earned the second point with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Maruyama
  • German Samofalov went 6-1, 6-2 against William Gleason on court three to move UA to match point
  • At Filip Planinsek’s A 6-4, 6-4 win over Dario Huber on court one would clinch the game and give Alabama the win

following

  • Alabama opens Southeastern Conference play March 4 against Kentucky
  • The first service is at 5:00 p.m. CT in Lexington, Ky.

Results vs. Tulane

Doubles: (Played Friday)

  1. Philippe Planinsek/German Samofalov (UA) def. Charlie Barry/Benji Jacobson (Tulane) 6-3
  2. Fynn Kuenkler/Luc Hoeijmans (Tulane) def. John Martin/Rudi Christiansen (AU) 6-3
  3. Billy Suarez / Rafael de Alba (Tulane) def. Enzo Aguiard/Joao Ferreira (AU) 7-5

Arrival order (1,3,2)

Simple:

  1. Luc Hoeijmans (T) beats. Filp Planinsek (UA) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
  2. Enzo Aguiard (UA) def. Alex Bancila (T) 6-2, 6-3
  3. German Samofalov (UA) v Fynn Kuenkler (T) 6-7(5), 6-4, 2-1, unfinished
  4. Luka Petrovic (T) beats. John Martin (UA) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
  5. Rafael de Alba (T) beats. Joao Ferreira (AU) 6-2, 7-6 (3)
  6. Zach Foster (UA) def. Charlie Barry (H) 6-2, 6-2

Order of arrival (2,6,5,1,4)

Results vs. Nebraska

Double:

  1. Victor Moreno Lozano/Nic Wiedenhorn (N) def. Philippe Planinsek/German Samofalov (AU) 6-3
  2. Enzo Aguiard/Joao Ferreira (UA) def. Shunya Maruyama/Dario Huber (N) 6-4
  3. Calvin Mueller/Patrick Cacciatore (N) def. Zach Foster/Rudi Christiansen (AU) 7-6 (4)

Arrival order (1,2,3)

Simple:

  1. Philippe Planinsek (UA) def. Dario Huber (N) 6-4, 6-4
  2. Enzo Aguiard (UA) v Calvin Mueller (N) 6-2, 1-6, 0-1, unfinished
  3. German Samofalov (UA) def. William Gleason (N) 6-1, 6-2
  4. Joao Ferreira (UA) def. Shunya Maruyama (N) 6-3, 6-1
  5. Rudi Christiansen (UA) v Victor Moreno Lozano (N) 6-4, 2-2, unfinished
  6. Zach Foster (UA) def. Roni Heitaranta (N) 5-3, retired

Order of arrival (6,4,3,1)

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