Aggie Men’s Tennis Takes Care Of UAB

Courtesy of NMSU

SAN ANTONIO, Texas– The New Mexico State men’s tennis team began an action-packed week with a 4-2 win on Tuesday against Alabama-Birmingham in San Antonio, Texas.

The Aggies improved to 4-10 overall, while the Blazers fell to 5-8 overall.

NM State got things started by winning the doubles point for the third-consecutive dual-match.

UAB managed to claim the first doubles’ match on court No. 1. However, the Aggies picked-up the doubles’ point by winning the matches on court No. 2 and No. 3.

Senior Germain Gegardin and sophomore Charles Baron claimed NM State’s first win of the day with a 6-3 decision over Christopher Egan Morriss and Trey McCombs.

At the No. 3 spot, freshman Christofer Goncalves and senior Patrick Pfister clinched the doubles’ point for the Aggies by defeating Mitchell Martell and Henry Paiste.

In a heavily-contested battle during singles’ play, NM State’s bottom portion of the line-up was the difference.

While No. 2. Paul Denele and No. 3 Goncalves dropped their respective matches, Pfister, Degardin and Liam Goldberg did enough to clinch the Aggie victory.

On court No. 4, Pfister defeated Stephan Vancurik, 6-1, 6-1, while Goldberg picked-up a 6-2, 7-6 victory over Oliver Poysti on court No. 5. At the six spot, Degardin won his match 6-4, 6-4 against Morriss.

The Aggies will look to extend their two dual-match winning streak against UT-San Antonio on Wednesday at 11 a.m. (MT).

Alabama-Birmingham vs. NM State Men’s Tennis

March 24, 2015 San Antonio, Texas

Match Results

Singles competition

1. Strahinja Trecakov (NMSU) vs.  Mitchell Martell (UAB) 3-6, 6-1, 3-4 DNF

2. Donovan McSeveney (UAB) def. Paul Denele (NMSU) 6-3, 6-1

3. Luiz Felipe Pinto (UAB) def. Christofer Goncalves (NMSU) 7-6, 0-2, Ret.

4. Patrick Pfister (NMSU) def. Stephan Vancurik (UAB) 6-1, 6-1

5. Liam Goldberg (NMSU) def. Oliver Poysti (UAB) 6-2, 7-6

6. Germain Degardin (NMSU) def. Christopher Egan Morriss (UAB) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. McSeveney/Pinto (UAB) def. Denele/Thomas Douglas (NMSU) 6-3

2. Degardin/Charles Baron (NMSU) def. Morriss/Trey McCombs (UAB) 6-3

3. Goncalves/Pfister (NMSU) def. Martell/Henry Paiste (UAB) 7-6

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