Sept. 12, 2014
The Rice men's tennis team split four opening matches during a rain-shortened opening day of action in the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational in Midland, Texas.
While a majority of the first day of action was tabled after rains swept through the area, including all of the women's opening round, the main draw of men's singles was able to move indoors and complete the opening round.
Rice junior Adam Gustafsson and sophomore Max Andrews posted first round wins, while senior Srikar Alla and and sophomore Zack Yablon fell.
Gustafssoon downed Hudson Blake of TCU, 6-3, 6-3 while Andrews dropped Evan Nix from Texas Tech, 6-3, 6-1. Alla lost to Nico Agritelly of Abilene Christian 7-6, 6-3 and Yablon fell to John Mee of Texas, 6-4, 6-2.
Action is schedule to resume on Saturday morning, weather permitting.