Men's Tennis

UTSA downs Kennesaw in 7-0 sweep

by Michael Stambaugh

SAN ANTONIO – The UTSA men’s tennis team (7-7) continued their home court dominance since beginning their homestand at the UTSA Tennis Center, reeling off their third consecutive sweep on a 7-0 victory over Kennesaw State (5-3) on Friday afternoon.

That dominance started in the doubles courts, as Garrett Skelly and Jackson Ross (6-3) on court two barely edged out Miguel Alonso and Alan Magadan (6-3) for the first finish in making quick work of the Owls in doubles. At the clinch, Tomás Pinho and Tiago Torres held a 5-3 lead on the first court.

Carrying the momentum over to singles with a 1-0 lead, UTSA earned straight-set wins across all six courts. Turning in his racket first, Ross took a 7-5 win in the first set on five over Austin Miramontes, then his opponent defaulted – surrendering the point. Alonso followed with a commanding 6-0, 6-3 victory over Seru Tezuka on six. On four, Danijal Muminovic clinched the match for UTSA with a 6-2, 6-2 besting of Sam Baldwin. The final two points were a grind for the Roadrunners, but Torres pushed past Harvey Conway, 6-2, 7-6 (2) and Magadan finished the job with a 6-2, 7-5 defeat of Raul Garcia.

Quoting Coach Sergey Avdeyev
“Very pleased with guys the way they are playing right now. We worked very hard since August on our process and to finally see the progress is encouraging. I am just happy for our guys because they did work hard to improve themselves.”

Final Score (UTSA 7, KSU 0)

Doubles Results (UTSA 1, KSU 0)

Order of Finish: (2, 3)
1. Tomas Pinho/Tiago Torres vs. Harvey Conway/Raul Garcia (KSUM) (UF) 5-3, 
2. Jackson Ross/Garrett Skelly def. Joel Gibson/Anthony Weingarten (KSUM): 6-3
3. Miguel Alonso/Alan Magadan def. Mikolaj Lis/Austin Miramontes (KSUM): 6-3

Singles Results (UTSA 6, KSU 0)

Order of Finish: (5, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1)
1. Alan Magadan def. Raul Garcia (KSUM): 6-2, 7-5
2. Tiago Torres def. Harvey Conway (KSUM): 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
3. Tomas Pinho def. Anthony Weingarten (KSUM): 6-4, 6-2
4. Danijal Muminovic def. Sam Baldwin (KSUM): 6-2, 6-2
5. Jackson Ross def. Austin Miramontes (KSUM): 7-5, WD 
6. Miguel Alonso def. Seru Tezuka (KSUM): 6-0, 6-3

Up Next
Next weekend at the UTSA Tennis Center, the Roadrunners will host Pacific at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 15 and then Georgia State at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 17.


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