Kozlov, Bhatnagar Win as Men's Tennis Fall at South Carolina 5-2
With the loss, the Tigers drop to 14-7 overall and 2-6 in SEC play.
Co-Head Coach Chris Brandi on the Match
“We had chances in doubles and singles, but on the road in the SEC, if you don’t capitalize on opportunities you get beat. South Carolina handled the momentum better than we did and deserved to win.”
South Carolina secured wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to clinch the doubles point.
Beau Pelletier and Daniel Rodrigues clinched the doubles point for the Gamecocks with a 7-6(8) win over Kozlov and freshman Nick Watson at the No. 3 doubles
Kozlov notched the first win in singles play with a 6-3, 6-2 win against Lambling at the No. 3 singles and tied the score back up, 1-1.
No. 5-ranked Jubb defeated Wagner at the No. 1 singles, 7-5, 6-3 to reclaim the lead for the Gamecocks, 2-1.
Thomas Brown defeated Moreno on court six in a 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 match. This gave the Gamecocks the 3-1 lead.
Bhatnagar recorded the second singles win of the night for the Tigers in a 6-4, 6-4 win against Brailovsky at the No. 4 singles.
Pelletier clinched the match for the Gamecocks at the No. 5 singles in a three set match against Thomas. Pelletier won the first set 6-4 before Thomas equalized by winning the second set 6-1. Pelletier won the third set 6-3 to take the decisive point.
Rodrigues earned the final point of the night by defeating Monroe at the No. 1 singles. Rodrigues won the first set 6-1 before Monroe struck back by winning the second set 7-5. Rodrigues would go on to win the third set 6-1 and give South Carolina the final point of the night.
The Tigers will head to Nashville for a matchup with Vanderbilt on Thursday, April 4 at 2 p.m. CT.
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