Men's Tennis

Roadrunners capture 4-2 win at Wichita State

WICHITA, Kan. – The UTSA men’s tennis team (4-5) notched one back in the win column after defeating host Wichita State (2-6) on Sunday at Genesis Round Rock, riding the doubles point victory to an overall 4-2 match win.

For the second match this weekend, UTSA opened with a strong doubles victory in Wichita. Also for the second consecutive match, Jackson Ross and Garrett Skelly notched the first win, defeating Vanja Hodzic and Alejandro Jacome on court two, 6-2. On the top flight, Alan Magadan and Tomás Pinho clinched the point with a 6-3 win over Richey King and Misha Kvantaliani.

However, Hodzic and Kvantaliani got their payback, going back-to-back on earning Wichita State singles wins and claiming a brief lead. However, Skelly finished off the 7-5, 6-0 triumph over Richey King on court No. 6 to even the score at 2-all. Miguel Alonso remained perfect on the early season, topping Luke Bracks on court five to earn his sixth win. Closing things out on court four, Danijal Muminovic secured the match point for UTSA, besting Marcelo Sepulveda on a 6-1, 7-5 final.

Quoting Coach Sergey Avdeyev
“It was a great job in doubles play. Our process is really taking good steps forward. We are starting to see some of that progress in singles and are hoping to build some confidence and momentum from it.”

Final Score (UTSA 4, WSU 2)

Doubles Results (UTSA 1, WSU 0)
Order of Finish: 2, 1
1. Alan Magadan/Tomas Pinho def. Richey King/Misha Kvantaliani (WSU): 6-3
2. Jackson Ross/Garrett Skelly (UTSA) def. Vanja Hodzic/Alejandro Jacome (WSU): 6-2
3. Ziwen Ju/Marcelo Sepulveda (WSU) vs. Miguel Alonso/Danijal Muminovic: (UF) 4-3

Singles Results (UTSA 3, WSU 2)
Order of Finish: (2, 3, 6, 5, 4)
1. Alejandro Jacome (WSU) vs. Alan Magadan: (UF) 6-3, 2-6, 4-2
2. Misha Kvantaliani (WSU) def. Tomás Pinho: 6-4, 6-2
3. Vanja Hodzic (WSU) def. Jackson Ross: 6-4, 6-3
4. Danijal Muminovic def. Marcelo Sepulveda (WSU): 6-1, 7-5
5. Miguel Alonso def. Luke Bracks (WSU): 6-4, 6-1
6. Garrett Skelly def. Richey King (WSU): 7-5, 6-0

Up Next
The coming weekend will see a long road swing to the southeast, as UTSA heads to the Sunshine State to face Miami (FL) on Friday, Feb. 23 and then move on to Boca Raton for Florida Atlantic on Sunday, Feb. 25.

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