Apr 1, 2013 10:45 PM by UL Sports Information

Cajuns Mens Tennis Lose Heartbreaker to UTSA 4-3

After falling behind 3-1, the Ragin' Cajuns men's tennis team rallied to tie the match but couldn't complete the comeback as Louisiana dropped a 4-3 decision to UTSA on the road Monday afternoon at the UTSA Tennis Center.


The Roadrunners (10-8) edged out the Cajuns (10-10) in doubles as it came down to the third of three doubles matches to clinch the point. Edgar Lopez and Jarred Wynan came up just short in a tiebreak against Tyler Brown and Joel Rubio, 9-8 (7-4), at the No.2 position.


Lopez evened the match at 1-all as he only dropped three games in a straight-set victory over Diogo Casa on court two, 6-0, 6-3. With the win, Lopez is now the third Cajun to post double digit wins this spring with a 10-7 record.


UTSA jumped out to a 3-1 advantage after winning at positions five and one.


Jarred Wynan started the comeback attempt on court six defeating Eric Buchalter in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.


Sophomore Damian Farinola tied the match for the second time with his 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 win over Brown at No.4. Farinola needs just one victory to join Rick de Groot, Hunter Johnson and Lopez with 10-plus wins this season.


Rubio clinched the match for the Roadrunners on court three. After dropping the first set, Jake Wynan battled back to force a third set but came up on the wrong side of the decision falling to Rubio, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.


Louisiana returns to action on Wednesday at 3 p.m. as the Cajuns head to Brownsville, Texas to face UT-Pan American. For info and updates on men's tennis follow the team on twitter @CajunMensTennis.


UTSA 4, Louisiana 3


Singles competition

1. Martin Ayala (UTSA) def. Rick de Groot (UL) 6-4, 6-1

2. Edgar Lopez (UL) def. Diogo Casa (UTSA) 6-0, 6-3

3. Joel Rubio (UTSA) def. Jake Wynan (UL) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

4. Damian Farinola (UL) def. Tyler Brown (UTSA) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

5. David Kelleher (UTSA) def. Hunter Johnson (UL) 6-3, 6-2

6. Jarred Wynan (UL) def. Eric Buchalter (UTSA) 6-4, 6-4


Doubles competition

1. Martin Ayala/Diogo Casa (UTSA) def. Rick de Groot/Jake Wynan (UL) 8-3

2. Tyler Brown/Joel Rubio (UTSA) def. Edgar Lopez/Jarred Wynan (UL) 9-8 (7-4)

3. Hunter Johnson/Yates Johnson (UL) def. Kolby Kilgo/David Kelleher (UTSA) 8-3


Match Notes:

Louisiana 10-10

UTSA 10-8

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,5,1,6,4,3)

T-3:50 A-75



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