April 21, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. -
After a 17-hour weather delay, No. 4 seed UAB took 10-minutes to wrap up its match, 4-1, with No. 5 seed Tulane Saturday morning at the UCF Tennis Complex in Orlando, Fla. UAB moves to 17-8 on the season and will face top seed Tulsa Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the 2012 Conference USA Men's Tennis Championship.
UAB 4, Tulane 1
After having his match pulled off the courts Friday afternoon with the scored tied at 4-4 in the third set , sophomore Chris Helliar needed a few serves to end the set and match. Helliar defeated senior Shaye Wali of Tulane, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 for the victory.
The Blazers (17-8) opened the match with three straight points before the Green Wave scored the first. Senior Daniel Moser picked up a 7-5, 6-4 win over junior Adam Bernstein at No. 4 singles while the next two to score for UAB was No. 6 and No. 2 singles. Junior Tom Puetz defeated sophomore Takuma Ohashi in three-sets, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3, and junior David Zimmerman downed junior Joe Young, Tulane, 7-5, 7-6 (3). The Green Wave recorded their first and only point at the No. 5 singles with junior Rodrigo Rappaccioli edging sophomore Lucas Dirube, 6-2, 6-3.Tulane ends the season at 11-11.
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Order of finish
UAB 4, Tulane 1
1. Idan Mark, Tulane vs. Danny Manlow, UAB - DNF (6-2, 7-6 (2), 5-3)
2. David Zimmerman, UAB def. Joe Young, Tulane, 7-5, 7-6 (3)
3. Chris Helliar, UAB def. Shaye Wali, Tulane, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4
4. Daniel Moser, UAB def. Adam Bernstein, Tulane, 7-5, 6-4
5. Rodrigo Rappaccioli, Tulane def. Lucas Dirube, UAB, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
6. Tom Puetz, UAB def. Takuma Ohashi, Tulane, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
: 4, 6, 2, 5, 3
DOUBLES (Did Not Play)
1. Idan Mark/Joe Young, Tulane vs. David Zimmerman/Tom Puetz, UAB
2. Takuma Ohashi/Adam Bernstein, Tulane vs. Danny Manlow/Daniel Moser, UAB
3. Rodrigo Rappaccioli/Shaye Wali, Tulane vs. Lucas Dirube/Chris Helliar, UAB
TEAM RECORDS: UAB (17-8) and Tulane (11-11)
2012 C-USA MEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
UCF Tennis Complex // Orlando, Fla. // April 19-22
FIRST ROUND - Thursday, April 19
Match 1: (9) UCF 4, (8) East Carolina 0
QUARTERFINALS - Friday, April 20
Match 2: (1) Tulsa 4, (9) UCF 3
Match 3: (4) UAB 4, (5) Tulane 1
Match 4: (2) Memphis vs. (7) Southern Miss - 2 p.m.
Match 5: (3) Rice vs. (6) SMU - 5 p.m.
SEMIFINALS - Saturday, April 21
Match 6: (1) Tulsa vs. (4) UAB - 1 p.m.
Match 7: winner of Match 4 vs. winner of Match 5 - TBD
CHAMPIONSHIP - Sunday, April 22
Match 8: winner of Match 6 vs. winner of Match 7 (FSN) - TBD
All times are Eastern and subject to change
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