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UTSA edged by No. 66 Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 03/28/2014
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LAFAYETTE, La. — Yannick Junger won his fifth straight singles match, but it was not enough in a 4-3 setback at No. 66 Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday afternoon at Cajun Courts.

Junger, the reigning Conference USA Athlete of the Week, posted a 6-4, 2-6, 4-0 (retired) victory over Rick de Groot at the top spot to run his record to 12-9 on the year. It marked the junior's eighth triumph in his last nine contests.

The Roadrunners (8-13) also got victories from Tomas Stillman and Diogo Casa. Stillman swept Jake Wynan, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 2 to improve his ledger to a team-best 17-2 on the season. Casa bettered Damian Farinola, 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-3), at the fourth position.

The Ragin Cajuns (15-4) already had clinched the match before those UTSA wins. Louisiana-Lafayette won all three doubles matches to grab the early 1-0 lead and posted singles victories at Nos. 3, 6 and 5 to secure its 15th win of the year.

On Thursday, the Roadrunners dropped a 4-2 decision at Lamar in the first match of the road trip.

Due to expected rain, officials decided to start the match with singles instead of doubles. UTSA posted victories at the top two singles spots, as Junger outlasted Michael Feucht, 3-6, 6-0, 6-4, at No. 1, while Stillman scored a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win against Nikita Lis at the second position.

However, the Cardinals (11-8) won on the other four courts to clinch the match, 4-2. The doubles point was not contested.

UTSA will conclude the road trip against 63rd-ranked Tulane (11-6) at 1 p.m. on Sunday in New Orleans, La.


#66 Louisiana-Lafayette 4, UTSA 3
Doubles
1. de Groot/Wynan (ULL) def. #29 Rubio/Stillman 6-5 (7-5)
2. Farinola/Edgar Lopez (ULL) def. Junger/Pearson (UTSA) 8-4
3. Alberton/Johnson (ULL) def. Brand/Casa (UTSA) 8-5

Singles
1. Yannick Junger (UTSA) def. Rick de Groot (ULL) 6-4, 2-6, 4-0 (retired)
2. Tomas Stillman (UTSA) def. Jake Wynan (ULL) 6-2, 6-1
3. Edgar Lopez (ULL def. Joel Rubio (UTSA) 5-2 (retired)
4. Diogo Casa (UTSA) def. Damian Farinola (ULL) 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-3)
5. Hunter Johnson (ULL) def. Kolby Kilgo (UTSA) 6-4, 6-1
6. Carl Alberton (ULL) def. Matt Mussended (UTSA) 6-1, 6-2

Order of finish: 2,3,1 (doubles); 3,6,5,2,1,4 (singles)


Lamar 4, UTSA 2
Singles
1. Yannick Junger (UTSA) def. Michael Feucht (LU) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4
2. Tomas Stillman (UTSA) def. Nikita Lis (LU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
3. Juuso Laitinen (LU) def. Joel Rubio (UTSA) 7-5, 6-7, 6-3
4. Carl-Philip Lindqvis (LU) def. Diogo Casa (UTSA) 7-5, 7-5
5. Mikko Rajamaki (LU) def. Kolby Kilgo (UTSA) 6-2, 6-0
6. Steven McMullan (LU) def. Matt Mussenden (UTSA) 6-1, 6-4

Order of finish: 6,5,1,4,2,3

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