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UTSA upsets No. 69 Samford on Friday, 4-3

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Release: 02/15/2014
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — UTSA upset No. 69 Samford, 4-3, on Friday afternoon at the Samford Tennis Center.

The Roadrunners (3-3) took an early 1-0 advantage after grabbing the doubles point from the Bulldogs (1-4).

The 16th-ranked tandem of Joel Rubio and Tomas Stillman improved to 5-0 on the year with a 6-4 victory against Liam Sullivan and Henry Moore at No. 2. Yannick Junger and Diogo Casa also scored a 6-4 win, downing Elliot Barnwell and Trey Carter at the top spot to secure the doubles point.

In singles play, UTSA posted wins at Nos. 2 and 3 before Stillman clinched the win with a 6-0, 6-5 (7-1) decision at No. 4.

Junger beat Fares Kilani at No. 2, 6-5 (7-4), 6-3, and Rubio took care of Austin Akers at the third spot, 6-5 (7-4), 6-4, to help put the Birds one decision away from taking the match. Stillman, a junior from Harlingen, provided the decisive win to help UTSA pull off the upset.

The Roadrunners will face UAB at 11 a.m. on Sunday to conclude the road trip.


UTSA 4, #69 Samford 3
Doubles
1. Junger/Casa (UTSA) def. Barnwell/Carter (SU) 6-4
2. #16 Rubio/Stillman (UTSA) def. Sullivan/Moore (SU) 6-4
3. Kilani/Akers (UTSA) def. Kilgo/Kamiljanov (SU) 6-2

Singles
1. Elliott Barnwell (SU) def. Diogo Casa (UTSA) 6-3, 6-3
2. Yannick Junger (UTSA) def. Fares Kilani (SU) 6-5 (7-4), 6-3
3. Joel Rubio (UTSA) def. Austin Akers (SU) 6-5 (7-4), 6-4
4. Thomas Stillman (UTSA) def. Trey Carter (SU) 6-0, 6-5 (7-1)
5. Henry Moore (SU) def. Kolby Kilgo (UTSA) 6-1, 6-3
6. Liam Sullivan (SU) def. Boburjon Kamiljanov (UTSA) 6-4, 6-5 (7-2)

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