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East Carolina edges UTSA on Friday afternoon, 4-3

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 02/21/2014
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GREENVILLE, N.C. — The No. 16-ranked doubles team of Joel Rubio and Tomas Stillman remained unbeaten on the season, but it was not enough in a 4-3 setback at East Carolina on Friday afternoon at the ECU Indoor Center.

Rubio and Stillman downed Fredric Lehfeldt and Damien Brenard at No. 2 by an 8-2 count to run their record to a perfect 7-0, but the Pirates (10-3) picked up victories on the other two courts to take doubles point.

ECU grabbed a 2-0 advantage after No. 13 Joran Vliegen beat Yannick Junger, 6-2, 7-5 (7-4) at No. 1 singles.

The Roadrunners (3-5) responded by posting wins at Nos. 3 and 2. Rubio swept Nicolas Soriano, 6-2, 6-2, and Diogo Casa held off Mario Martinez, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, to knot the score at 2-2.

The Pirates reclaimed the lead with a 6-0, 6-2 victory by Brenard against Fabian Brand at No. 5, but UTSA made it 3-3 when Stillman dispatched Lehfeldt at No. 4, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, sending the contest to the final match.

There, Colin Roller rallied to beat Boburjon Kamiljanov in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, to clinch the match for ECU in what was the Roadrunners' fourth consecutive match decided by a 4-3 score.

The Roadrunners will continue their road swing at Old Dominion (6-2) at noon (CT) on Saturday.

East Carolina 4, UTSA 3
1. Vliegen/Roller (ECU) def. Junger/Casa (UTSA) 8-5
2. #16 Rubio/Stillman (UTSA) def. Lehfeldt/Brenard (ECU) 8-2
3. Holvoet/Wolterbeek (ECU) def. Kilgo/Brand (UTSA) 8-1

1. #13 Joran Vliegen (ECU) def. Yannick Junger (UTSA) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
2. Diogo Casa (UTSA) def. Mario Martinez (ECU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
3. Joel Rubio (UTSA) def. Nicolas Soriano (ECU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Tomas Stillman (UTSA) def. Fredric Lehfeldt (ECU) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3
5. Damien Brenard (ECU) def. Fabian Brand (UTSA) 6-0, 6-2
6. Colin Roller (ECU) def. Boburjon Kamiljanov (UTSA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,3,2,5,4,6)

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