Men's Doubles Quarterfinals Post-Match Quotes
May 24, 2008
#2 Robert Farah-Kaes Van't Hof (Southern Cal)Robert Farah-Kaes Van't Hof (Southern Cal) def. Andy Connelly-Ross Cunningham (Tulsa), 6-3, 6-3
On that match...
"It was a great match, I enjoyed it a lot. It was a great crowd for them (Connelly-Cunningham), a lot of energy going out there. I tried to do my best and that's what I did. I am happy everything went well, it ended up how I wanted it to end up."
Kaes Van't Hof
Talk about playing them earlier this season?
#4 Jonas Berg/Erling Tveit (Ole Miss)#4 Jonas Berg/Erling Tveit (Ole Miss) def. #5-8 Taylor Fogleman/Chris Kearney (North Carolina), 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
On the match...
"We had a long match yesterday to advance to the quarterfinals. We came out a little slow in the first set. We both hit the ball pretty well. Ended up giving away an easy break, and we weren't able to break back and dropped the first set 6-3. Started playing a little better in the second, served for the set at 5-3 and didn't get it. We were fortunate to break one more time and serve out for 7-5. The third set we both raised our level of play really, really well. We broke, got up 2-0, then gave away an easy break for 2-1. Then we stayed on serve and broke to go up 5-3 and served it out in a tough, tough game. It was a good match."
"We just hung in there, basically. We didn't play well in the beginning, we hung in there. Turned it around, and we're lucky we won."
Bram ten Berge/Matthias Wellermann (Ole Miss)Bram ten Berge/Matthias Wellermann (Miss) def. #5 Steven Forman/Cory Parr (Wake Forest), 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3)
About the match...
Bram ten Berge
"It was tight. We had a tie break in the third. Four players were playing really well and especially serving well. Towards the end we were down two match points and then to get those and start off so well in the tie-breaker really gave us momentum. It was really close because all four guys played well. It was a quality match."
About having two Mississippi teams in the Semifinals...
Austin Krajicek/Conor Pollock (Texas A&M)Austin Krajicek/Conor Pollock (Texas A&M) def. Drew Eberly/Justin Kronauge, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
About the match...
"I think we started off a little slow today. Our energy wasn't as high as it should have been but we did a great job of turning it around in the second set and we got a break right away. We really played to win, which I thought was key."
About the first set...
Andy Connelly/Ross Cunningham (Tulsa)#2 Robert Farah/Kaes Van't Hof (USC) def. Andy Connelly/Ross Cunningham (Tulsa), 6-3, 6-3
On the match...
"We came out firing as usual. I felt like we were on our game today. We played really solid and made a lot of balls, but they played really well and didn't give us anything. I think my serve is the strongest part of my game and they broke my serve in the first set and broke me again in the second set, twice. I didn't feel like I was serving too bad, but they are definitely a good team and they played a high, high level of tennis out there. They gave us a chance in the second set to break back and we just barely missed it, and again at the end of the second set. Their serves were top notch too, we couldn't get many chances at all. The few chances we got we really needed to take advantage of and we just came up a little short."
"They are a great doubles team. I fully expect them to take it home."
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