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Men's Tennis

UTSA takes down #53 FAU, 4-2

SAN ANTONIO – Fresh off its H-E-B Tournament of Champions victory last weekend, the UTSA men's tennis team continues to roll, earning a 4-2 victory over 53rd-ranked Florida Atlantic on Friday afternoon, marking its fourth straight victory.
The Roadrunners (6-4) earned their second victory over a ranked opponent in the past two seasons and their first since downing #64 Old Dominion last year in the Conference USA Championship. The Owls (6-7) dropped their third match in their last four appearances.
Quoting Coach
"I'm very proud of our guys for today's win. It truly was a team win. We had guys step up and deliver huge points. Alan (Magadan) had a monster comeback win and Sebastian (Rodriguez) was clutch at the end to secure the victory for us. Florida Atlantic is a great team and we're happy with our performance."
In the first action of the afternoon, UTSA claimed the first two doubles matches to earn a 1-0 lead and force the third matchup to go unfinished with the outcome already decided. UTSA shook up its doubles lineup as Tiago Torres teamed up with Alan Magadan to earn a 6-2 victory over Kevin Huempfner/Hunter Robbins of FAU. Tomás Pinho paired up with Sebastian Rodriguez as the two were able to dispatch Florida Atlantic's Joao Graca/Filip Krolo, 6-4. With UTSA winning the first two matchups, it secured the doubles point and Jackson Ross/Garrett Skelly's match went unfinished.
Following doubles play, the Owls responded by taking the first match of singles action as Graca defeated Pinho, (6-2, 2-6, 6-1). The Roadrunners struck back by taking the next two singles matches, taking a decisive 3-1 lead in the match. Skelly earned UTSA's second point, downing Alvaro Forta Hernandez (7-5, 7-6) and Magadan notched the third as he disposed of Alberto Colas (2-6, 6-2, 6-1). Florida Atlantic regained some momentum as Robbins took down Ross (4-6, 6-3, 6-0) to make it a 3-2 match in favor of the Roadrunners. Rodriguez was able to come through in the clutch though, as the senior defeated FAU's Krolo (6-4, 77-65) to secure the UTSA victory. With the outcome already in tow, Torres had his singles match go unfinished.
Up Next
UTSA will return to action this Sunday morning at 11 a.m. when it welcomes another ranked foe, #66 Wichita State, to the UTSA Tennis Center.
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