'Dogs Fall In MW Quarterfinals
    Nikolas Papic
    Nikolas Papic

    April 25, 2013

    Final Stats

    By Stephanie Juncker
    sjuncker@csufresno.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --- The fifth-seeded Fresno State men's tennis team lost 4-1 to fourth-seeded and nationally ranked New Mexico on Thursday morning in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament.

    The Lobos got off to a quick start winning the doubles point with victories on courts one and two. Both courts were won 8-3.

    In singles, UUNM raced ahead 3-0 notching wins at No. 1 and No. 6. Despite only having four matches left on court, the 'Dogs still had a legitimate chance to win. Junior Sam MacNeil and freshman Nikolas Papic both won their first sets, while Reid deLaubenfels had forced a third set and Sai Kartik Nakireddi was trying to do the same.

    Papic secured the lone point for the Bulldogs as he defeated Mitch McDaniels 6-2, 7-5 at the four spot.

    Samir Iftikhar eventually secured the match for the Lobos with a large comeback in the second set to defeat Kartik 6-2, 7-6(8-6). Fresno State finished 7-17 on the season. Tennis Match Results

    #66 (4) New Mexico 4, (5) Fresno State 1

    Singles competition
    1. PHILLIPS, Jadon (UNM) def. Felipe Fritz (FS) 6-1, 6-1
    2. BERG, Conor (UNM) vs. Reid deLaubenfels (FS) 6-3, 2-6, 2-2, unfinished
    3. IFTIKHAR, Samir (UNM) def. Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
    4. Nikolas Papic (FS) def. MCDANIELS, Mitch (UNM) 6-2, 7-5
    5. HIGNETT, James (UNM) vs. Sam MacNeil (FS) 5-7, 5-4, unfinished
    6. VAN DER VYVER, Andr. (UNM) def. Jeremy Quiroz (FS) 6-0, 6-1

     

     

    Doubles competition
    1. BERG, Conor/VAN DER VYVER, Andr. (UNM) def. Reid deLaubenfels/Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) 8-3
    2. HIGNETT, James/HEGELUND, Mads (UNM) def. Felipe Fritz/Nikolas Papic (FS) 8-3
    3. PHILLIPS, Jadon/HEGELUND, Simon (UNM) vs. Jeremy Quiroz/Sam MacNeil (FS) 7-2, unfinished

    Match Notes:
    Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,1,4,3)

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