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    No. 57 Men's Tennis Downed by No. 7 Florida
     
    Ivan Sanchez Gomez
    Ivan Sanchez Gomez
     

    Jan. 29, 2011

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -

    No. 57 NC State lost to No. 7 Florida, 6-1, on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the ITA Kick-Off. Ivan Sanchez Gomez picked up win at No. 6 singles in a third-set tiebreaker.

    The loss moves the Wolfpack to 3-3 on the season, while the Gators climb to 4-0.

    In doubles play, Sanchez Gomez and Sean Weber lost an 8-0 bout to Billy Federhofer and Bob van Overbeek, while Dominic Hodgson and Julian Sullivan were trumped, 8-4, by No. 11 Alexandre Lacroix and Nassim Slilam.

    Slilam then beat Rafael Paez at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-0, as No. 52 van Overbeek downed No. 106 Thomson, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 3. No. 4 Lacroix clinched it for UF with a 6-4, 6-2 win over No. 61 Pulgar at No. 1.

    Sanchez Gomez came back to beat Butz at No. 6 after dropping the opening set, 4-6, 6-3, (10-5).

    No. 7 Florida (4-0) d. No. 57 NC State (3-3), 6-1

    Doubles
    1. No. 11 Alexandre Lacroix / Nassim Slilam (UF) d. Dominic Hodgson / Julian Sullivan (NCSU), 8-4
    2. Sekou Bangoura Jr. / Andrew Butz (UF) led. Jaime Pulgar / Dave Thomson (NCSU), 7-2 DNF
    3. Billy Federhofer / Bob van Overbeek (UF) d. Ivan Sanchez Gomez / Sean Weber (NCSU), 8-0
    Order of finish: 3, 1, 2 (DNF)

    Singles     
    1. No. 4 Alexandre Lacroix (UF) d. No. 61 Jaime Pulgar (NCSU), 6-4, 6-2
    2. No. 28 Sekou Bangoura Jr. (UF) d. No. 82 Dominic Hodgson (NCSU), 6-3, 6-3
    3. No. 52 Bob van Overbeek (UF) d. No. 106 Dave Thomson (NCSU), 6-2, 6-3
    4. Nassim Slilam (UF) d. Rafael Paez (NCSU), 6-1, 6-0
    5. Billy Federhofer (UF) d. Julian Sullivan (NCSU), 6-1, 6-4
    6. Ivan Sanchez Gomez (NCSU) d. Andrew Butz (UF), 4-6, 6-3, (10-5)
    Order of finish: 4, 3, 1, 5, 2, 6


     

     

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