April 7, 2013
By Stephanie Juncker
By Stephanie Juncker
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- In the second consecutive Mountain West road match and after winning the first, the Fresno State men's tennis team couldn't come up with the same heroics and fell 7-0 to No. 59 New Mexico at the Linda Estes Tennis Complex Sunday afternoon.
The loss drops the Bulldogs to 2-2 in conference play, fourth best amongst the league's seven teams.
New Mexico clinched the doubles point by winning two very close matches at one and two. The Lobos picked up the first win on court three, before securing the point by winning 8-6 at No.1 over Reid deLaubenfels and Sam MacNeil. The final doubles match was tight with NM winning 8-7 (7-1).
In singles, the Lobos won three straight matches in two sets to claim the match, but the 'Dogs put up a fight on the final three courts in three set, but ultimately dropped them all. deLaubenfels and Jeremy Quiroz both won their first sets, but couldn't hold off the late charging Lobos. Nikolas Papic dropped his first set 1-6, rallied to take the second 6-1, but ran out of steam in the third set.
The Bulldogs have two regular season matches remaining and one final home stand left. Fresno State will host Boise State next Sunday, April 14 at noon at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.
Tennis Match Results
#59 University of New Mexico 7, Fresno State 0
1. PHILLIPS, Jadon (UNM) def. Felipe Fritz (FS) 6-3, 7-5
2. IFTIKHAR, Samir (UNM) def. Reid deLaubenfels (FS) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-2)
3. BERG, Conor (UNM) def. Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) 6-1, 6-4
4. MCDANIELS, Mitch (UNM) def. Nikolas Papic (FS) 6-1, 1-6, 6-2
5. HEGELUND, Mads (UNM) def. Sam MacNeil (FS) 6-0, 6-4
6. HIGNETT, James (UNM) def. Jeremy Quiroz (FS) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
1. BERG, Conor/VAN DER VYVER, Andr. (UNM) def. Reid deLaubenfels/Sam MacNeil (FS) 8-6
2. PHILLIPS, Jadon/IFTIKHAR, Samir (UNM) def. Sai Kartik Nakireddi/Jeremy Quiroz (FS) 8-7 (7-1)
3. HIGNETT, James/HEGELUND, Mads (UNM) def. Felipe Fritz/Nikolas Papic (FS) 8-3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,1,5,2,4,6)
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