Men's Tennis Falls to the Green Wave in Finals 4-2
April 19, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas - Tulane won its third Conference USA men's tennis championship title this afternoon defeating TCU 4-2.
Victor Romero's victory at No. 2 singles clinched the title for the Green Wave. Romero won four straight games in the third set to defeat TCU's Toni Gordon.
At No. 1 Singles, Michael Kogan of Tulane defeated Alex Menichini of TCU 6-4, 6-3. Tulane clinched the doubles point when the No. 3 team of Mattias Westerberg and Jorge Lievano fought off a late rally from Rafael Abreu and Jacob Martin to win 8-5.
At No. 1 doubles, Michael Kogan and Victor Romero won the final four games to defeat Toni Gordon and Fabrizo Sestini 8-3.
Jorge Lievano of Tulane got off to a fast start in his No. 5 singles match before dropping the second set 6-2 to Jacob Martin. In the third set, Lievano took control winning the final five games to win the match.
TCU stands 15-8 overall and 5-1 in C-USA Action, the only loss in conference play coming to Tulane.
Next up for the Frogs will be a trip to the NCAA Regional tournament, the location is to be determined. Blain Fowler contributed to this report
Championship Match Tulane 4, TCU 2
No. 1 Doubles - Michael Kogan/Victor Romero TUL def. Toni Gordon/Fabrizo Sestini TCU, 8-3 No. 2 Doubles - Alex Menichini/Daniel Scholten TCU def. Goran Vasiljevic/Dmitriy Koch, TUL, 8-6 No. 3 Doubles - Mattias Westerberg/Jorge Lievano TUL def. Rafael Abreu/Jacob Martin TCU, 8-5
No. 1 Singles - Michael Kogan TUL def. Alex Menichini TCU, 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 Singles - Victor Romero, TUL def. Toni Gordon TCU, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
No. 3 Singles - Dmitriy Koch TUL/Fabrizio Sestini TCU, 6-4, 2-6, 3-3, DNF
No. 4 Singles - Jacopo Tezza TCU def. Mattias Westerberg TUL, 6-4, 6-2
No. 5 Singles - Jorge Lievano TUL def. Jacob Martin TCU, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
No. 6 Singles - Rafael Abreu TCU def. Hannu Piiroinen TUL, 6-1, 6-3