Men's Tennis

UTSA to host Pacific and Georgia State this weekend

SAN ANTONIO – Pending any adjustments for weather, UTSA men’s tennis (7-7) is scheduled to host Pacific (8-1) on Friday and Georgia State (5-9) on Sunday at the UTSA Tennis Center. The Roadrunners are three matches deep into a nine-match homestand and have handed down sweeps in each outing so far.

Following along with this week’s matches
Opening this week’s competition, Pacific will travel from Stockton, Calif. to meet the Roadrunners on Friday, March 15 at 11 a.m. Closing out the week, Georgia State and UTSA are set for 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 17.

There will be no live video from this week’s matches, but the Roadrunners will have live stats at the following links: UTSA vs. Pacific - UTSA vs. Georgia State

Last Time Out
The Roadrunners have been flat out dominant since opening the home slate this month, following the 11-match road swing that kicked off the season. UTSA downed Utah State (7-0), UT Arlington (4-0) and Kennesaw State (7-0) in succession over the past two weeks and haven’t allowed a point at home this season.

Posting the top records for the Roadrunners, junior Miguel Alonso is 8-1 this spring, securing a 6-1 record on court six and 2-0 on five. Mainly on court four, junior Danijal Muminovic matches Alonso’s team-high victories at an 8-4 mark. With the bulk coming on court two, junior Tiago Torres is 6-5. Leading UTSA in doubles action, seniors Jackson Ross and Garrett Skelly are 7-2, largely locking down court No. 2, while Alonso and Alan Magadan have gone 3-0 since a partner switch at the start of the home stand.

On the Slate this Week
Pacific enters the weekend with an 8-1 record under fourth-year head coach Robin Goodman, already more than exceeding last year’s 5-15 finish. The Tigers have won five straight since falling at Oregon on Jan. 21. Pacing the squad, Sophomore Terence Das is a team-best 8-0 with time spent on the top five courts. A 2023 All-West Coast Conference second-teamer, senior Ran Amar is 6-1 with his focus on court four, while senior Peter Alam is 5-0 across the top three flights. In doubles play, Alam pairs with junior Justas Trainauskas for a 6-1 record on court one and No. 26 ITA national ranking.

Georgia State is 5-9 to date under James Wilson in his second season after earning eight wins last year. The Panthers have dropped five straight matches after a 4-3 home victory over North Florida on Feb. 17. Topping the win counts for GSU, sophomore Baran Soyler and grad student Naufal Kamaruzzaman are both 6-4 on one and six, respectively. Kamaruzzaman was an NAIA All-American last year at Middle Georgia, while Soyler was at Middle Tennessee State last year. The tandems of Soyler/Gabriele Datei, Maxwell Weir/Kamaruzzaman and Diogo Morais/Edward Tymes each have three wins each for the Panthers.

Series against the Opposition
The Roadrunners and Pacific Tigers will meet for the sixth time in the series that UTSA leads 3-2 as of the 2022 neutral-site meeting in Santa Barbera, Calif. – ending in a 4-1 UTSA win. The series opened at a neutral site on March 11, 2002, and was last played in San Antonio on Feb. 20, 2005, with a 5-2 Pacific win.

UTSA and Georgia State met for the first time last season, with UTSA earning a 4-1 win over the Panthers on March 17, 2023 in Atlanta, registering the 11th win in the Roadrunners’ eventual NCAA-leading 14-match win streak.

Up Next
The Roadrunners will welcome Dartmouth to the UTSA Tennis Center on Friday, March 22, ahead of a Tuesday, March 26 date with Oregon.


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