Men's Round of 32 Post-Match Doubles Quotes
May 23, 2008
Andy Connelly/Ross Cunningham (Tulsa) def. Nick Cavaday/Jay Weinacker (North Carolina State), 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2Talk about when NC State tied it at 5-5 in the second set . . .
"We were just trying to pump each other up, and say leave it on the line, because we knew that if we lost it was our last match ever together, since Andy has graduated. We just wanted to have no regrets and play as big as possible, and if we lose there's nothing to be ashamed of, and it worked out. The crowd got fired up, we got fired up, and we put some good points together in the tie-breaker."
When you went up 5-3, did you sense that you could win at that point?
It looked like you guys didn't seem to get discouraged when they tied it up in the second set . . .
Andy, this could have been your last match . . .
"It definitely could have been my last match. It's so amazing having the NCAA tournament at our home court. We're so thankful to Coach Westbrook and all of our boosters who have allowed us to have this opportunity. I just didn't want it to be my last match. We had a huge crowd and didn't want to disappoint them. We were just worrying about going for it. We're not scared to lose, we were just going for it. There are so many good teams in this tournament, we're just going to play."
What did Arnau say to you guys in the locker room before your match?
#1 Somdev Devvarman/Treat Huey (Virginia) def. Daniel Buikema/Mathieu Thibaudeau (Alabama), 7-6 (3), 6-3
On the match...
"We have played good doubles all year, coming here on these courts I feel we have a lot of confidence after winning the 2007 Ralph Lauren All-American in the fall. Both of us really like this place, the way the ball bounces. The ball just sits up and bounces real high on these courts and we really like that, so we run down a lot of balls. We are both serving well and playing some great doubles and we hope to continue that."
On the match...
#2 Robert Farah-Kaes Van't Hof (Southern California) def. Ed Corrie-Kellen Damico (Texas), 6-4, 6-4
On the match ...
"We had a good doubles match. We were playing against a doubles team from Texas which played in the finals of the NCAA Team Championship, so they are a pretty good doubles pair. We played them earlier this season in Texas and beat them. So, we knew a little bit about how to play them and how they were going to play us. In the end, everything worked out well and that's what is important."
On the match ...
#3 Carl Sundberg-Daniel Vallverdu (Miami) def. Kriegler Brink-Cosmin Cotet (TCU), 2-6, 6-2, 7-5Talk about the match...
"Both teams played really well, especially the last set. We came back and set two match points. At 4-5 and at love-forty at four all it was close."
#4 Jonas Berg-Erling Tveit (Mississippi) def. Nathan Byrnes-Oleksandr Nedovyesov (Oklahoma State), 6-1, 3-6, 6-1On the match...
Jonas Berg "It was hard playing in the wind. We played well in the beginning, returned very well and served very well. They just picked up there game a little bit and we had to stay on them in the third set. We started off well and just kept it going from there."
On the wind...
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