Bulldogs Tangle With No. 1 USC
Fresno State met the No. 1 team in the nation, USC, on Friday at the ITA National Team Indoors Sweet 16.
Fresno State met the No. 1 team in the nation, USC, on Friday at the ITA National Team Indoors Sweet 16.

Feb. 12, 2010

FRESNO, Calif. - No. 26 Fresno State clashed with top-ranked USC on Friday for the first round of the ITA National Indoors Sweet 16, with the Trojans coming away with a 4-0 victory.

In doubles No. 36 Rikus de Villiers and Remi Boutillier were close to knocking off the Trojans' Daniel Nguyen and JT Sunding, with the score 7-4, when the doubles team point was clinched and that doubles match was called.

Boutillier was also close to pushing his singles match to a third set, with the score 3-6, 5-1, when the match was called because the team victory was clinched.

The Trojans picked up victories on courts 1, 3 and 5.

On Saturday the Bulldogs will now face No. 9 Stanford, who lost 4-0 to eighth-ranked Texas, at 9 a.m. PT.

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NCAA MEN'S TENNIS
Feb. 12, 2010 - Charlottesville, Va.

No. 1 USC 4, No. 26 Fresno State 0

Doubles (USC wins the doubles point)
1. No. 36 de Villiers/Boutillier (FS) vs. Nguyen/Sundingg (USC), DNF
2. Farah/McNaugton (USC) def. No. 20 Leiby/Zapletal (FS), 8-3
3. Lucassen/Poldma (USC) def. Alapati/Veerepalli (FS), 8-3
Order of Completion: 3, 2

Singles
1. No. 14 Robert Farah (USC) def. Mirko Zapletal (FS), 6-3, 6-3
2. Tejesvi Veerepalli (FS) vs. No. 116 Jack Poldma (USC), DNF
3. Peter Lucassen (USC) def. Rikus de Villiers (FS), 6-1, 7-5
4. Remi Boutillier (FS) vs. No. 78 Daniel Nguyen (USC), DNF
5. No. 47 Matt Kecki (USC) def. David Ayoun (FS), 6-1, 6-1
6. Siddharth Alapati (FS) vs. No. 65 JT Sunding (USC), DNF
Order of Completion: 5, 1, 3*

 

 

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