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Men's Tennis

Roadrunners sweep UTRGV for inaugural 2024 victory

EDINBURG, Texas – The UTSA men’s tennis team (1-1) registered its first win of the 2024 campaign on Wednesday at the Orville I. Cox Tennis Center, sweeping UT Rio Grande Valley (2-4) ahead of preparations to face some of the top teams in the nation this weekend in Austin at the ITA Kickoff Weekend.

UTSA’s only stumble came in the doubles, as the Vaqueros secured a win on the first doubles court. However, the Roadrunners quickly rallied as Miguel Alonso and Tiago Torres topped Ivo Isqueiro and Agustin Salazar on court three, 6-3. With the doubles match split, Jackson Ross and Garrett Skelly brought it home with a 6-4 victory over Paolo Bonaguro and Santiago Serrano on court No. 2.

Ross continued his hot streak, putting away Salazar with back-to-back 6-1 sets on court three to get the singles scoring under way. Alan Magadan knocked down Emilien Burnel on the top flight, 6-2, 6-1. Danijal Muminovic picked up the official team victory on court four with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Isqueiro. Putting the icing on the 7-0 sweep, Tomás Pinho won court two, 6-3, 6-3, Alonso topped No. 6, 6-4, 6-3, and Skelly finished off court five, 7-5, 6-3.

Quoting Coach Sergey Avdeyev
“Happy with the way we played today. We are playing and hitting the ball with purpose. With every match, I expect our players to increase their level and gain their confidence.”

Doubles Results (UTSA 1, UTRGV 0)
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
1. Emilien Burnel/Sam Whitehead def. Alan Magadan/Tomas Pinho: 6-3
2. Jackson Ross/Garrett Skelly def. Paolo Bonaguro/Santiago Serrano: 6-4
3. Miguel Alonso/Tiago Torres def. Ivo Isqueiro/Agustin Salazar: 6-3
Singles Results (UTSA 6, UTRGV 0)
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 4, 2, 6, 5
1. Alan Magadan def. Emilien Burnel: 6-2, 6-1
2. Tomas Pinho def. Sam Whitehead: 6-3, 6-3
3. Jackson Ross def. Agustin Salazar: 6-1, 6-1
4. Danijal Muminovic def. Santiago Serrano: 6-2, 6-2
5. Garrett Skelly def. Ivo Isqueiro: 7-5, 6-3
6. Miguel Alonso def. Paolo Bonaguro: 6-4, 6-3

Up Next
The weekend will feature some big-time competition, as UTSA travels to Austin and Texas Tennis Center for the ITA Kickoff weekend, first facing third-ranked Texas and then either Utah or Oklahoma State over the two-day stretch, Jan. 27-28.


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