NCAA Tennis Championships Day 2: No. 16 OSU Falls To No. 1 Virginia


Friday, May 20th 2016, 7:34 pm
By: News On 6


#1 Virginia (27-4) def. #16 Oklahoma State (20-8), 4-2 • Michael D. Case Tennis Center • 12 noon

Head Coaches: Brian Boland (Virginia) and Jay Udwadia (Oklahoma State)

Doubles

1. #4 Luca Corinteli/Ryan Shane (Virginia) def. #10 Julian Cash/Arjun Kadhe (Oklahoma State), 6-2

2. #16 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski/Mac Styslinger (Virginia) def. Lucas Gerch/Jurence Mendoza (Oklahoma State), 6-1

3. Lukas Finzelberg/Tristan Meraut (Oklahoma State) def. Collin Altamirano/J.C. Aragone (Virginia), 4-3 DNF

Order of Finish: 2, 1

Singles

1. #56 Julian Cash (Oklahoma State) def. #8 Ryan Shane (Virginia), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

2. #33 Collin Altamirano (Virginia) def. Arjun Kadhe (Oklahoma State), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-2

3. #9 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Virginia) vs. Lucas Gerch (Oklahoma State), 7-6 (3), 4-6, 5-5 DNF

4. #78 Alexander Ritschard (Virginia) def. Tristan Meraut (Oklahoma State), 7-6 (1), 6-1

5. Lukas Finzelberg (Oklahoma State) def. #110 J.C. Aragone (Virginia), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

6. Henrik Wiersholm (Virginia) def. Jurence Mendoza (Oklahoma State), 6-4, 6-3

Order of Finish: 6, 5, 1, 4, 2

Men’s Round of 16 Quotes

#1 Virginia (27-4) def. #16 Oklahoma State (20-8) 4-2

Virginia Head Coach Brian Boland

Opening Statement...

“We came out and played really well in doubles. I thought our energy and execution was great. Credit to Oklahoma State as they hung in there during singles and made it really challenging for us, but in the end we were able to finish the match. We would expect nothing less from a team as strong as Oklahoma State as they have had an incredible year and they are able to compete with anyone in the country. They (Oklahoma State) made it a tough match, and it certainly was a bit challenging for us. Survive and advance. We are happy to be moving on to the quarterfinals.”

On playing at a venue where Oklahoma State presence was heavy…

“This team has a tremendous amount of experience, and as you know at this time of the year that is invaluable. Every match is going to be a challenge and you can see that throughout the tournament so far. There are great matches and there is a tremendous amount of parody. We will just continue to focus on what we can control, and we are looking forward to moving on. It is all about just staying composed in those big moments.”  

Luca Corintelli, Virginia (#1 doubles)

On how important it was to get the doubles point…

“We knew coming in that Oklahoma State was really good in doubles, and they are really good up and down the line. It was crucial for us to come out with a lot of energy after waiting an extra hour to play. I thought that our warm-up was really good. We respected our opponents and executed our game plans really well. Doubles is always some what of a toss up, but we gave ourselves the best chance today with our energy and preparation.”

On a turning point in his match…

“To be honest I thought that we came out of the gates really hot, and Ryan was serving really well. I felt like we were really playing our game, and it all happened so fast. I don’t know if there was a specific turning point, but we played on our terms and things went our way. We are fortunate to get the win.”

Oklahoma State Head Coach Jay Udwadia

Opening Statement...

“Yeah, I’m still kind of in match mode. That was a very close match there. The guys fought extremely hard. I think this was kind of a depiction of how we’ve played all season. We were just battling. It was no different today. The overall season, I think I told someone once we’re done you can look back and see what we did. We did some good, special things and I like the direction of our program, where we’re going. As a coach you want to keep on building and that’s going to continue to be our goal. But, I want to say a huge thank you for our whole staff here, Nate, my assistant, Nick, our strength coach, our trainers, everyone, its the athletic department that really helps us out as well. I want to send a huge thank you to them and the team, for every match, being there and making a special season for the Pokes.”