UTSA blanked by No. 72 Rice on Wednesday
HOUSTON — UTSA saw its two-match winning streak come to an end on Wednesday with a 6-0 setback at No. 72 Rice.
The Roadrunners (10-9) surrendered all six singles points to the Owls (9-11).
Joel Rubio and David Kelleher both took their opponents the distance before falling at Nos. 3 and 5 singles, respectively.
Rubio won his opening frame, but Tommy Bennett rallied to win the final two sets, while Kelleher forced Peter Frank to a third panel after posting a 6-3 win in set two.
Philipp Seifert clinched the match for Rice with a 7-5, 6-4 win against Tyler Brown at the fourth position.
UTSA will host Utah State (5-9, 0-1 WAC) at 1 p.m. on Friday.
#72 Rice 6, UTSA 0
1. Jonathan Chang (RICE) def. Martin Ayala (UTSA) 6-1, 6-2
2. Adam Gustafsson (RICE) def. Diogo Casa (UTSA) 7-6, 6-2
3. Tommy Bennett (RICE) def. Joel Rubio (UTSA) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6
4. Philipp Seifert (RICE) def. Tyler Brown (UTSA) 7-5, 6-4
5. Peter Frank (RICE) def. David Kelleher (UTSA) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6
6. Leif Berger (RICE) def. Eric Buchalter (UTSA) 6-3, 6-0