April 13, 2014
By Kasandra Martinson
By Kasandra Martinson
FRESNO, Calif. --- The Fresno State men's tennis sent senior Sam MacNeil off on a high note as they defeated Sacramento State 5-0 in its last home dual of the season at Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon.
"Today was another solid win for us and a great way to send Sam out on Senior Day," said Fresno State head coach Evan Austin.
The Hornets retired the No. 3 doubles match and the No. 6 singles spot to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 advantage on the dual.
Darmstaedter then won his third straight singles point for the Bulldogs, defeating his opponent in straight sets (6-0, 6-1) on court five. Komati followed shortly with a win on at No. 4 to seal the Bulldogs win. With the dual decided, junior Sai Kartik Nakireddi defeated Roy Brandys (6-2, 6-3) at the No. 1 slate to finish the match for Fresno State at 5-0.
Winning nine of their last 10 matches played, the 'Dogs improve to 12-8, 3-3 MW this season.
"We still have a lot of work to do and we feel like our best tennis is ahead of us, "added Austin. "Right now our focus is on finishing strong next weekend at Nevada and Utah State.
After finishing regular season home play on a five-match win streak, the Bulldogs look to carry momentum onto the road next weekend as Fresno State is set to conclude regular season Mountain West play with a pair of conference duals at Nevada (April 18) and Utah State (April 20).
Fresno State 5, Sacramento State 0
1. Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) def. BRANDYS, Roy (SAC) 6-2, 6-3
2. Sam MacNeil (FS) vs. RAM, Niranjan (SAC) 4-6, 5-5, unfinished
3. Nikolas Papic (FS) vs. MARQUEZ, Joaquin (SAC) 6-3, 2-5, unfinished
4. Eric Komati (FS) def. ANDERSEN, Oliver (SAC) 6-1, 1-6, 1-0, retired
5. John Darmstaedter (FS) def. VILLARREAL, A. (SAC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Alexandros Georgios (FS) def. ABDULWAHAB, Ayman (SAC), by default
1. Sam MacNeil/Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) vs. RAM, Niranjan/BRANDYS, Roy (SAC) 6-6, unfinished
2. John Darmstaedter/Eric Komati (FS) def. ANDERSEN, Oliver/VILLARREAL, A. (SAC) 8-4
3. Nikolas Papic/Alexandros Georgios (FS) def. ABDULWAHAB, Ayman/MARQUEZ, Joaquin (SAC), by default
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