Inclement Weather Suspends NCAA Men's Tennis Quarterfinals
May 16, 2009
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The quarterfinals of the 2009 NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament was interrupted Saturday due to inclement weather in College Station, Texas. USC won the doubles point in its match with top-seeded Virginia before rain took over the day. UCLA's match with second-seeded Mississippi (27-2) has been moved to Sunday at 11 a.m. CT.
Play was initially halted just before 2:00 p.m. CT after weather forecasts indicated lightning in the area. It then began raining shortly thereafter. The Trojans and Cavaliers will resume play on Sunday at 9 a.m. CT.
In a tense doubles point, USC prevailed with a tiebreaker win on court two to secure the early advantage before lightning warnings cleared the stadium in the early stages of singles play. At the No. 3 slot, USC's Matt Kecki and Jaak Poldma posted an 8-5 win over Drew Courtney and Lee Singer. USC's fourth-ranked duo of Robert Farah and Steve Johnson fell to Dominic Inglot and Michael Shabaz, 8-6, before Abdullah Magdas and Daniel Nguyen sealed the point with a 9-8 (5) victory.
Men's and Women's quarterfinals action will take place Sunday. USC will look to upset No. 1 Virginia, while UCLA will face Mississippi. The California women's team will also be in action against top-ranked Northwestern.