SMU men's tennis defeats UT-San Antonio Roadrunners 4-3 in hard fought matchup Saturday
Published: Sunday, March 6, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
SMU hosted University of Texas San Antonio Saturday at Turpin Tennis Center. It was a non-conference match, and the Roadrunners are unranked next to the No. 64 Mustangs. SMU is now 4-5 for the season.
The match got off to a good start, SMU clenched the doubles point by winning two out of the three matches.
At line two Tobias Flood and Joseph Hattrup of SMU edged past Tyler Brown and Yannick Junger 8-6.
Adham el-Effendi and Robert Sajovich of SMU also won at line three doubles, against Max Stratmann and Kolby Kilgo 8-6.
The line one duo of Bryan Griffin and Gaston Cuadranti fell to Martin Ayala and Daniel Moreiras of UTSA 8-5.
This was the first time the two had played together in a few matches, so they needed a bit more experience to really learn each other's games.
As for the singles play, SMU took three victories at lines one, two and six.
At line one was David Costa versus Martin Ayala. Costa made quick work of Ayala and took the win 6-4, 6-1.
Battling at line two was Cuadranti against Junger. Cuadranti destroyed his UTSA opponent 6-1, 6-4 and was quickly off of the court.
Griffin of SMU lost to Tyler Brown 6-0, 6-2 at line three singles.
Max Stratmann of UTSA defeatetd Adhamn el-Effendi in a gruesome three setter.
Stratmann took the first set 6-4, and then lost the second 6-7 (5-7). The match would then be determined by a third set tiebreaker that Stratmann grinded to win 10-6.
Mischa Nowicki of SMU then lost to Daniel Moreiras 6-4, 6-2 at line five singles.
Sealing the deal for the Mustangs was Flood at line six. He took on Daniel Moser and pulled out a 6-3, 6-3 win.
SMU returns to Turpin Tennis Center for double header against Abilene Christian University and Xavier University on Thursday.