Men's Tennis

UTSA rolls to Friday win over Dartmouth

by Michael Stambaugh

SAN ANTONIO – UTSA men’s tennis (8-8) went right back to the winning track with great weather on Friday at the UTSA Tennis Center, topping Dartmouth (7-10) in a 6-1 victory that closed out the week’s competition.

A commanding win on the doubles courts got the Roadrunners started, as all courts nearly finished at the same time, but with a 5-2 lead on match point, Tomás Pinho and Tiago Torres didn’t quite make the cut on court one. However, Miguel Alonso and Alan Magadan got the Roadrunners started with a 6-2 victory over Carlos Guerrero Alvarez and Waleed Qadir on court three – moving their record together to 5-0. Jackson Ross and Garrett Skelly sealed the doubles point with a 6-1 win over Alex Knox-Jones and Zihao Yuan on court two.

Both Alonso and Ross were dominant on the bottom two courts, securing matching 6-0, 6-2 victories over Qadir on six and Knox-Jones on five, respectively. Locking the clinching point, Magadan went straight 6-2 sets on court one over Guerrero Alvarez to start a new UTSA streak. Down the line, Torres and Pinho came out on top of their respective three set battles, with Torres downing Henry Ren, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 1-0, while Pinho capped off UTSA’s sixth point over the Big Green’s sharpshooter, Miles Groom, dealing a 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 loss to move Groom’s record to 11-3 on the year.

Quoting Coach Sergey Avdeyev
“We played a very solid doubles point and gained momentum for singles. Also, a great start in singles. We won five first sets and controlled the match from the beginning. Solid performance down low, number one spot played solid tennis. Good win for the program.”

Final Score (UTSA 6, DART 1)

Doubles Results (UTSA 1, DART 0)
Order of Finish: (3, 2)
1. Tomas Pinho/Tiago Torres vs. Henry Ren/Miles Groom (DART): (UF) 5-2
2. Jackson Ross/Garrett Skelly def. C. Guerrero Alvarez/Waleed Qadir (DART): 6-1
3. Miguel Alonso/Alan Magadan def. Alex Knox-Jones/Zihao Yuan (DART): 6-2

Singles Results (UTSA 5, DART 1)
Order of Finish: (6, 5, 1, 4, 2, 3)
1. Alan Magadan def. C. Guerrero Alvarez (DART): 6-2, 6-2
2. Tiago Torres def. Henry Ren (DART): 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 1-0 (3)
3. Tomas Pinho def. Miles Groom (DART): 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
4. Yujiro Onuma (DART) def. Danijal Muminovic: 6-3, 7-5
5. Jackson Ross def. Alex Knox-Jones (DART): 6-0, 6-2
6. Miguel Alonso def. Waleed Qadir (DART): 6-0, 6-2

Up Next
The Roadrunners will host their first midweek competition next week, welcoming the Oregon Ducks to the UTSA Tennis Center on Tuesday, March 26.


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