Brendan Maloney
Men's Tennis

Lobos down UTSA in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. – The UTSA men’s tennis team (3-5) opened the weekend’s competition at Wichita’s Genesis Round Rock courts, falling to a streaking New Mexico Lobos (7-2) squad on Saturday afternoon, 5-2.

The Roadrunners got off to a great start, with Jackson Ross and Garrett Skelly kicking things off on a 7-5 court three doubles victory over Ryoma Matsushita and Avery Tallakson. Miguel Alonso and Tiago Torres followed up on court two with a doubles-clinching triumph over Georgio Samaha and Nicolas Recoura – earning UTSA the first doubles point in five matches, since dropping fourth-ranked Texas’ doubles tandems on Jan. 27.

The Lobos responded with four straight singles points to take the overall match. On court six, Alonso notched a UTSA singles score and moved to 5-0 on the year with a 4-6, 6-3, 10-4 besting of Alex Maggs.

Quoting Coach Sergey Avdeyev
“We have seen progress in the doubles. We need to find a way to make the same adjustments in singles now.”

Final Score (UTSA 2, UNM 5)

Doubles Results (UTSA 1, UNM 0)
Order of Finish: 3, 2
1. #27 Alan Magadan/Tomas Pinho vs. MAGGS, Alex/AZKARA, Arda: (NM) UF/5-6
2. Tiago Torres/Miguel Alonso def. SAMAHA, Georgio/RECOURA, Nicolas (NM): 6-4
3. Jackson Ross/Garrett Skelly def. MATSUSHITA, Ryoma/TALLAKSON, Avery (NM): 7-5

Singles Results (UTSA 1, UNM 5)
Order of Finish: (2, 4, 1, 3, 6, 5)
1. #122 AZKARA, Arda (NM) def. Tiago Torres: 6-2, 6-4
2. BELLEGY, Arthur (NM) def. Alan Magadan: 6-3, 6-3
3. NOROOZIAN, Aram (NM) def. Tomás Pinho: 6-2, 7-5
4. SAMAHA, Georgio (NM) def. Jackson Ross: 6-3, 7-5
5. ABDULSALAM, Rafael (NM) def. Danijal Muminovic: 7-5, 2-6, 10-8
6. Miguel Alonso def. MAGGS, Alex (NM): 4-6, 6-3, 10-4

Up Next
Competition continues Sunday at Genesis Round Rock, as the Roadrunners now turn attention to host Wichita State, which is now 2-5 after falling to UNM on Friday, 4-3. The Roadrunners and Shockers are meeting for the ninth time in series history, matching up in back-to-back seasons.

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