Vashaun Newman
Men's Tennis

Roadrunners extend win streak to seven, sweep Furman

SAN ANTONIO – UTSA defeated Furman on Tuesday afternoon, sweeping the Paladins 7-0 in the two teams' first-ever meeting on the tennis court. The win extends UTSA's winning streak to seven straight as it prepares for two more home matches against top-55 opponents.
The Roadrunners (9-4) didn't drop a single set on Tuesday, as it only needed two doubles matches to claim the first point and all six singles players won in two sets. The Paladins (4-9) dropped their fourth-straight match, and second straight to a ranked foe having lost at No. 32 Baylor on Sunday.

After seeing its six-match doubles winning streak come to an end in College Station this weekend, UTSA got back on track, downing Furman 2-to-nothing to claim a 1-0 lead in the match. Tiago Torres/Alan Magadan were the first duo to finish, defeating Cole Burnam/Thomas Kennedy (6-3). Not even two minutes later, Tomás Pinho/Garrett Skelly beat Jerry Barton/Elijah Poritzky by the same score (6-3) to claim the first point of the day for the Roadrunners. The match featuring Danijal Muminovic/Miguel Alonso went unfinished as the outcome had already been decided.
Skelly got the singles action started for UTSA, as he was the first to complete his match, besting Burnam (6-1, 6-2) to give the Roadrunners a 2-0 lead from court four. Court three was next to finish as Pinho ousted Kennedy (6-2, 6-2) and the Roadrunners found themselves at match point, needing just one more win to secure the victory. UTSA's top billing, Alan Magadan, finished his matchup third, defeating the Paladins' top player, Barton, 6-1, 6-4. With the victory already in hand, the two teams decided to continue playing the rest of the matches anyway. Muminovic beat Alex Han (6-2, 6-0) while Jackson Ross beat Jason Smith (6-1, 6-2). The last Roadrunner to complete their matchup was Torres who was able to defeat Poritzky 6-3, 7-5.

Up Next
The Roadrunners will continue their home stand, welcoming two top-55 teams to the UTSA Tennis Center. On Thursday, UTSA will host No. 54 Old Dominion and on Sunday, UTSA will host 28th-ranked VCU.