No. 44 Men's Tennis Blows Past South Alabama 4-3
    Alex Krohn won in straight sets at No. 6 singles to clinch Fresno State's victory over South Alabama on Saturday.
    Alex Krohn won in straight sets at No. 6 singles to clinch Fresno State's victory over South Alabama on Saturday.

    April 12, 2003

    FRESNO, Calif. - No. 44 Fresno State improved its winning streak to seven matches with a 4-3 win over 57th-ranked South Alabama on an unseasonably cool and blustery Saturday afternoon at the Wathen Tennis Center.

    The win streak is the team's longest since the 1999-00 season, when the Bulldogs won a program-record 18 in a row.

    The Jaguars (14-7) had their own six-match winning streak stopped.

    Fresno State (14-6) started fast by taking two of the three doubles matches for a 1-0 lead heading into singles. The Bulldogs' No. 2 and 3 doubles teams both provided victories.

    In singles, the Bulldogs jumped ahead 3-0 when Greg Shearer at No. 3 and Andy Sinn at No. 5 both recorded easy victories. The team win was clinched when Alex Krohn took out Jorgen Vestli 6-4, 6-4 at No. 6.

    South Alabama added wins at Nos. 2 and 4 after the outcome had already been decided to make the final score 4-3.

    Fresno State next takes the court Friday when it hosts No. 26 Pepperdine on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wathen Tennis Center.

    No. 44 Fresno State 4, No. 57 South Alabama 3
    Doubles (Fresno State wins point)
    1) Heyl/Jacobs (SA) def. No. 23 Almada/Modoc (FS), 8-2
    2) Shearer/Suta (FS) def. Mazaev/Vestli (SA), 8-6
    3) Krohn/Sinn (FS) def. Di Zazzo/Fowler (SA), 8-4
    Doubles order of completion: 1, 2, 3

    Singles
    1) No. 85 Heinrich Heyl (SA) def. Hector Almada (FS), 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
    2) Clinton Jacobs (SA) def. Stefan Suta (FS), 7-5, 4-6, 7-5
    3) Greg Shearer (FS) def. Evan Fowler (SA), 3-0 retired (injury)
    4) Pavel Mazaev (SA) def. Marc Schaerer (FS), 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
    5) Andy Sinn (FS) def. Aurelio Di Zazzo (SA), 6-0, 6-1
    6) Alex Krohn (FS) def. Jorgen Vestli (SA), 6-4, 6-4
    Singles order of completion: 3, 5, 1, 6, 4, 2

     

     

    Records: Fresno State (14-6), South Alabama (14-7)
    Time of Match: 3:42
    Conditions: 63 degrees, cloudy, windy (20 mph)

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