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2020-21 Shocker Men's Tennis

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  • #31
    Great reporting WuDrWu

    What a tough way to end the season. Does not sound like that match could have been any closer

    Would have been the first ever NCAA Tournament win for the Shocker men.

    ​​​​​​​Hopefully the breaks will go Murkel's way in the NCAA Singles.


    • #32
      Shockers Exit NCAAs with Tight Loss to Sun Devils

      Quotes from the Coach
      Head Coach Danny Bryan
      "I mean, it was obviously a super close match. In the doubles point, we were in pretty good position to win there. We felt like coming into it, that was gonna be a big point for us to get. But the guys showed the toughness that they've shown a lot this year and we were able to get three first sets, which meant that we were in the match. Frosa had lost the first set pretty quick. And basically, when we were getting all those first sets in, he was already up a break in the second and it was kind of giving us life. Murkel, you know, another great performance from him; Luka, then Frosa coming back. We got that in three sets, which was great. And then, you know, it's a horrible feeling for the guys and Nico. But like I told the guys, and everyone knows, like, we love Nico in that spot, we still love Nico in that spot. We trust him. We know he's gonna give his best effort and he only lost the match by an inch."

      "Overall, for the whole year, we accomplished a lot of our goals. They did a lot of great things. The seniors are having their best years of their careers, and there's no doubt of that. So that's obviously what our goal is for everyone when they leave"

      "It was still a great season. We made the NCAA tournament, and it came down to the last match on and having match points against a team that made the Pac-12 tournament finals and beat UCLA and Stanford. There's a tremendous season with management as leaders and really, really high character guys all around."


      • #33
        UCF, Memphis, USF, Tulane Earn Opening-Round Wins in NCAA Championship

        And the Shocks were a gnat's eyelash away from making a 5-0 first round showing for the AAC. I guess the AAC is a men's tennis conference.


        • #34
          Shocker senior Murkel Dellein open play in the NCCA Singles Championship this morning. He is matched against Giovanni Oradini of Mississippi State. Murkel is ranked #39 in the ITA rankings and Oradinie is at #20. So a very tough 1st round draw for Murkel.

          Murkel drops the 1st set 4-6.

          Live Stats:

          Set 2 Updates

          Murkel goes up a break at 3-1

          Murkel now up 2 breaks at 4-1

          Murkel breaks a 3rd time to close out the set at 6-2 and force a 3rd and deciding set.

          Set 3 Updates

          Murkel down a break early at 0-2

          Murkel now down two breaks at 5-2 with Oradini serving for the match.

          Oridini closes it out 6-2. Murkel eliminated 4-6, 6-2, 2-6

          Overall Oridini won 77 points to 71 points won by Murkel.

          Congrats to Murkel on closing out his Shocker career with a very strong senior season.
          Last edited by 1972Shocker; May 23, 2021, 11:16 AM.


          • #35
            Murkel Dellien and Nicolas Acevedo qualified for the Wichita Open, which is being played this week. Main singles draw starts today at WSU. They also teamed up to qualify for the doubles draw.


            • #36