March 24, 2013
By Stephanie Juncker
By Stephanie Juncker
FRESNO, Calif.--- The Fresno State men's tennis team made quick work of the Willamette Bearcats Sunday afternoon in a 7-0 decision that lasted just over two hours at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.
The 'Dogs began the match with a dominating performance in doubles. Sam MacNeil and Jeremy Quiroz rolled at No. 3 by not dropping a game in an 8-0 win. Freshmen Nikolas Papic and Felipe Fritz followed suit, cruising to an 8-0 victory on court two. Reid deLaubenfels and Sai Kartik Nakireddi led 7-1 when the doubles point was clinched.
Fresno State continued its dominance in singles beginning with Fritz flying through his match 6-0, 6-1 on court two. Papic followed his classmate with an identical score at No. 3 to put the 'Dogs ahead 3-0.
Quiroz secured the match for the Bulldogs as he recorded the third straight 6-0, 6-1 match for Fresno State on court six.
Kartik recorded the 'Dogs fifth point as he rolled 6-0, 6-2 at No. 4. deLaubenfels picked up the closest match of the day, winning 6-2, 6-3 at the top spot. MacNeil completed the sweep with a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 5.
The 'Dogs will hit the road over spring break as they travel to Lubbock, Texas to face Texas Tech on Wednesday, March 27 at 12 p.m. PT. Fresno State will return to the Wathen Tennis Center next Sunday, March, 31, to begin conference play versus Nevada at 12 p.m.
Fresno State 7, Willamette 0
1. Reid deLaubenfels (FS) def. Wong, Joshua (WU) 6-2, 6-3
2. Felipe Fritz (FS) def. Wexman, Sam (WU) 6-0, 6-1
3. Nikolas Papic (FS) def. Cooper, Will (WU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) def. Abney, Devin (WU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Sam MacNeil (FS) def. Schreiber, Jack (WU) 6-4, 6-1
6. Jeremy Quiroz (FS) def. Brash, Blake (WU) 6-0, 6-1
1. Reid deLaubenfels/Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) vs. Wong, Joshua/Wexman, Sam (WU) 7-1, unfinished
2. Felipe Fritz/Nikolas Papic (FS) def. Cooper, Will/Abney, Devin (WU) 8-0
3. Jeremy Quiroz/Sam MacNeil (FS) def. Lee, Gunnar/Kalidindi, Shrujan (WU) 8-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (,3,6,4,1,5)
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