Fresno State Bests UCSB, 5-2
    Senior David Ayoun
    Senior David Ayoun

    April 17, 2012

    FRESNO, Calif. - No. 34 Fresno State men's tennis beat No. 55 UC Santa Barbara, 5-2, on Tuesday at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.

    The Gauchos (12-8) came to play against the Bulldogs (17-3) taking the doubles point early in the match with wins at the No. 2 and 3 positions. The only Bulldog doubles win came from 78th-ranked Remi Boutillier and Francis Alcantara with a 9-8 (3) defeat over Mathieu Forget and Benjamin Recknagel at the No. 1 spot.

    In singles the `Dogs fought back with four-straight wins to clinch the team victory. At the No. 2 spot, 51st-ranked Alcantara defeated Recknagel, 6-3, 6-1 and shortly after, 25th-ranked Boutillier beat No.122 Forget, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 1. David Ayoun bested Zaid Sultan, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 4 singles and freshman Reid DeLaubenfels clinched the team win with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Max Glenn at No. 6.

    At the No. 3 spot, Jean-Charles Diame suffered a 7-6 (3), 6-3 loss to Mbonisi Ndimande. Zachary Leslie defeated Alexander Gryaznov, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, to finish the match at the No. 5 spot.

    The `Dogs return to the courts Wednesday for the rematch against No. 8 Pepperdine at 3:30 p.m. at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.

    #34 Fresno State, 5 #55 UCSB, 2

    Fresno, Calif.

    Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center

    Singles

    1. #25 Remi Boutillier (FS) def. #122 Mathieu Forget (UCSB), 6-3, 6-1

    2. #51 Francis Alcantara (FS) def. Benjamin Recknagel (UCSB), 6-3, 6-1

    3. Mbonisi Ndimande (UCSB) def. Jean-Charles Diame (FS), 7-6 (3), 6-3

     

     

    4. David Ayoun (FS) def. Zaid Sultan (UCSB), 6-3, 6-0

    5. Zachary Leslie (FS) def. Alexander Gryaznov (UCSB), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

    6. Reid DeLaubenfels (FS) def. Max Glenn (UCSB), 6-4, 6-2

    (2, 1, 4, 6, 3, 5)

    Doubles

    1. #78 Boutillier/Alcantara (FS) def. Forget/Recknagel (UCSB), 9-8 (3)

    2. Johnson/Ndimande (UCSB) def. Ayoun/Leslie (FS), 8-5

    3. Sultan/Gryaznov (UCSB) def. Diame/deLaubenfels (FS), 8-4

    (3, 1, 2)

    Match notes

    Fresno State 17-3, 5-0 WAC; National ranking #34

    UCSB 12-8; National ranking #55

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