Bulldogs Remain Perfect on Season
    No. 36 Remi Boutillier and Rikus de Villiers picked up their second doubles win of the spring on Wednesday against Pacific.
    No. 36 Remi Boutillier and Rikus de Villiers picked up their second doubles win of the spring on Wednesday against Pacific.

    Jan. 27, 2010

    FRESNO, Calif. - No. 46 Fresno State maintained its homecourt dominancy at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center with a 6-1 victory over No. 71 Pacific on Wednesday.

    The `Dogs came out with a purpose, as they swept the doubles portion of the match.

    No. 20 Mirko Zapletal and Taylor Leiby knocked off the Tigers' top duo of Vegerd Veskimagi and Fernando Ristow, 8-3. No. 36 Rikus de Villiers and Remi Boutillier defeated Artem Gramma and Ivan Garcia-Castro, 8-2, and Siddharth Alapati and Tejesvi Veerepalli beat Karl-Erik Paaro and Renan Delsin, 8-3.

    "I'm really happy with the way we came out for doubles," Fresno State head coach Jay Udwadia said. "I thought all three doubles teams played really well."

    The `Dogs kept the momentum through singles.

    De Villiers clinched the match for the `Dogs with his dramatic 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) victory over Ivan Castro-Garcia.

    "I just wanted to keep the ball in play and not make any mistakes," de Villiers said about his tiebreaker victory in the second set.

    Newcomer and 83rd-ranked David Ayoun continued his tear with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Paaro.

    Boutillier, Veerepalli and Alapati also recorded victories in singles action for the Bulldogs.

    Fresno State improves to 3-0 on the season, as it now sets its focus on No. 12 Texas A&M for the first qualifying round of the ITA National Team Indoors on Friday in College Station, Texas.

    NCAA MEN'S TENNIS
    Jan. 27, 2010 - Fresno, Calif.

    No. 46 Fresno State 6, No. 71 Pacific 1

    Doubles

    1. No. 20 Zapletal/Leiby (FS) def. Veskimagi/Ristow (PAC), 8-3
    2. No. 36 Boutillier/de Villiers (FS) def. Gramma/Garcia-Castro (PAC), 8-2
    3. Alapati/Veerepalli (FS) def. Paaro/Delsin (PAC), 8-3
    Order of Completion: 2, 3, 1

    Singles
    1. No. 103 Artem Gramma (PAC) def. Mirko Zapletal (FS), 6-1, 6-0
    2. Rikus de Villiers (FS) def. Ivan Garcia-Castro (PAC), 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
    3. Remi Boutillier (FS) def. Fernando Ristow (PAC), 6-3, 6-4
    4. Tejesvi Veerepalli (FS) def. Vegerd Veskimagi (PAC), 6-2, 6-3
    5. No. 83 David Ayoun (FS) def. Karl-Erik Paaro (PAC), 6-2, 6-2
    6. Siddharth Alapati (FS) def. Renan Delsin (PAC), 7-5, 6-2
    Order of Completion: 1, 5, 4, 2*, 3, 6

     

     

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