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Talcott and Rocha Defeat No. 11 Ranked Team at National Collegiate Tennis Classic
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Release: 01/20/2014

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RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF. – Play concluded for Pioneers Aidan Talcott (Sea Cliff, N.Y.) and Diogo Rocha (Lisbon, Portugal) at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Sunday.

“This tournament was another opportunity for our players to get more matches in and prepare themselves for our team season that begins this coming weekend at Ohio State,” said assistant coach Jeremy Feldman. “I was very pleased with Aidan and Diogo’s efforts throughout the weekend and they were rewarded by making it all the way to the finals of doubles including a win over the #11 doubles team in the nation. The tournament also helped the coaching staff learn what we need to continue to work on with our players to have them fully ready and playing their best tennis this spring.”

Talcott and Rocha were most successful in the doubles portion of the tournament, making it all the way to the finals on Sunday. The pair first defeated Bustamante/Facundo Lugones (TCU) 6-4 and then Romain Kalaydjian/Aaron Addison (San Diego) 6-5 (5). In the doubles semifinals, Talcott and Rocha faced the No. 11

ranked team of Nick Chappell/Will Stein (TCU) and posted a 6-5 (4) win over the pair. On the final day of play, the Pioneers fell to Arnau Dachs/Jhonathan Gonzalez (TCU) 6-4 in the finals.

In the singles portion of the tournament, Talcott and Rocha came away with a win a piece. On Friday, Rocha beat Patrick Hall (San Diego) 6-3, 6-1. Talcott was victorious on Sunday, defeating Aaron Addison (San Diego) 2-6, 6-5(8), 10-5.

The University of Denver men’s tennis team heads back into competition on January 25 when it faces Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.


Day 1: National Collegiate Tennis Classic

Friday, January 17

Rancho Mirage, Calif.


Rocha def. Patrick Hall (San Diego) 6-3, 6-1

Uros Petronijevic (San Diego) def. Aidan Talcott 6-0, 6-2


Diogo Rocha/Aidan Talcott defeat Rodolfo Bustamante/Facundo Lugones (TCU) 6-4


Day 2: National Collegiate Tennis Classic

Saturday, January 18

Rancho Mirage, Calif.


Pedro Leme (Pepperdine) def. Rocha 6-3, 6-4

Will Stein (TCU) def. Talcott 6-5(4), 6-3


Quarterfinals- Rocha/Talcott def. Romain Kalaydjian/Aaron Addison (San Diego) 6-5 (5)

Semifinals: Rocha/Talcott def. Nick Chappell/Will Stein (TCU) 6-5 (4)


Day 3: National Collegiate Tennis Classic

Sunday, January 19

Rancho Mirage, Calif.


Talcott def. Aaron Addison (San Diego) 2-6, 6-5(8), 10-5


Arnau Dachs/Jhonathan Gonzalez (TCU) def. Rocha/Talcott 6-4




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