This Week in WAC Men's Tennis - Mar. 19
Texas-Permian Basin at New Mexico State, Las Cruces, N.M., 2:00 p.m. MT
Wednesday, Mar. 20
UT Dallas at UT Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 3:00 p.m. CT
Thursday, Mar. 21-23
Denver at San Diego Invitational, San Diego, Calif.
Friday, Mar. 22
Columbia at UT Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 12:00 p.m. CT
Friday, Mar. 22-23
Idaho at Boise State Team Tournament
Saturday, Mar. 23
Lamar at Utah State, Logan, Utah, 11:00 a.m. MT
New Mexico State at Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas, 12:00 p.m. CT
Sunday, Mar. 24
Seattle U vs. Southern Utah, Las Vegas, Nev., 9:00 a.m. PT
Abilene Christian at UTSA, San Antonio, Texas, 11:00 a.m. CT
Monday, Mar. 25
Seattle U vs. Western New Mexico, Las Vegas, Nev., 9:00 a.m. PT
Seattle U vs. Youngstown State, Las Vegas, Nev., 1:00 p.m. PT
DENVER (3-8, 0-0)
The University of Denver men's tennis team fell to No. 61 Arizona, 5-2 ... the Pioneers were unable to win the doubles point after surrendering two of three doubles matches ... Jens Vorkefeld beat Frederik Ask 7-6, 6-2 at No.1 singles and Fabio Biasion defeated Sumeet Shinde 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 to win his first singles match since returning to the lineup ... the Pioneers will travel to participate in the San Diego Invitational in San Diego, Calif. from Thurday, March 21 until Saturday, March 23.
IDAHO (15-1, 2-0)
The Idaho men's tennis team won for the 15th time in 16 matches this spring when it picked up a 6-1 win over the University of Hawai'i ... Idaho earned the doubles point with a pair of 8-5 victories at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. then cruised with straight-set victories in four of its five singles wins ... the Vandals will return to action at the Boise State Tournament on March 22 and 23.
NEW MEXICO STATE (8-4, 1-0)
The New Mexico State men's tennis team battled to a 4-0 win over the Western New Mexico Mustangs on Sunday afternoon to improve to an 8-4 record this season ... the Aggies won the doubles point behind Luis Ramirez and Marc Westgate's 9-7 win in the No. 1 position ... it took the Aggies just three courts to claim the win over WNMU in singles play ... Daniel Fernandez worked for his eighth singles win of the season, moving his individual record to 8-3 on the season ... NM State is booked for its final non-conference match at the NM State Tennis Center against UT Permian Basin on Tuesday, March 19 ... the Aggies then head to Lubbock, Texas to meet No. 42 Texas Tech on Saturday.
SEATTLE U (0-9, 0-0)
The match against Pacific Lutheran on Saturday, March 16 was postponed due to weather ... it will be rescheduled later on in the season ... the matches against Washington on Friday, March 15 were played using the NCAA's new doubleheader format which features one doubles contest and five singles contests between the two teams with lineups changing between matches ... Gus Orlando and Brian Nguyen both saw their first dual action of the season in the second match at Washington on Friday ... Orlando fell 6-2, 6-1 to Rishabh Raman at No. 5 singles during the first match, and Nguyen lost 6-7, 6-2, 10-6 to Nico Lunardi at No. 5 singles in the second match ... Will Topp has the best singles record on the year, going 4-6 in singles play ... he is 4-2 in the second singles position on the year ... Jason Bediones has the best doubles record in dual matches on the team, going 4-5 at No. 2 doubles ... three of those wins have come with Kevin Lynch while the final win came with help from Topp.
UT ARLINGTON (5-7, 0-1)
The Mavs dropped both of their matches last week to Radford and Wichita State ... UTA fell at home to Radford, 4-3 ... Yauheni Yakauleu and Carlos Arbiza defeated their opponent 9-7 at the No. 2 position and Sebastian Erimicioiu and Javier Parez won 8-6 at the No. 3 spot to give the Mavs the 1-0 lead headed into singles competition ... Yakauleu also defeated his opponent during singles 6-1, 6-2 ... Marek Pesicka defeated his opponent at the No. 5 position 6-2, 6-2 ... the Mavs also fell to Wichita State, 4-0.
UTSA posted a 1-1 record last week ... it ended its seven-match road trip with a 4-3 victory at William & Mary last Tuesday, but started a three-match home stand with a 4-1 loss to Southern Miss three days later.
Utah State men's tennis defeated Montana State-Billings, 5-0 ... Utah State won all three doubles matches securing the point and won all four of the singles matches that were played ... Due to inclement weather, the teams agreed not to play the final two singles matches ... Sven Poslusny defeated Navin Marimuthu in straight sets (6-2, 6-3) ... earlier in the week, Utah State men's tennis was defeated by Montana State, 4-3, Friday in Bozeman, Mont. ... Utah State returns to action on Saturday, Mar. 23 when it hosts Lamar at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club.