Jacob Hernandez
Men's Tennis

UTSA tops UT Arlington at home in 4-0 sweep

by Michael Stambaugh

SAN ANTONIO – The UTSA men’s tennis team (6-7) capped the week with another win via sweep on Sunday afternoon, topping UT Arlington (5-6) on Sunday at the UTSA Tennis Center and notching a 2-0 week for the Roadrunners.

Much like the win over 60th-ranked Utah State on Friday, UTSA delivered a quick 2-0 win for the doubles point, as Garrett Skelly and Jackson Ross blew past Yazid Lahjomri and Pedro Sasso on court two with a 6-0 victory. Taking the court together for the second time, Miguel Alonso and Alan Magadan finished off Solano Caffarena and Andres Medus on court three to push UTSA ahead with the doubles win.

The Roadrunners registered singles wins in the first set on four flights, wrapping first on court four with a 6-4, 6-2 Danijal Muminovic besting of Sasso, then quickly followed by Ross on five with a 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Medus. Clinching the victory for the Roadrunners, Tomás Pinho delivered a commanding third set after the second set slipped away, finishing off Caffarena, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 for the 4-0 UTSA win.

The remaining Roadrunners were in good position for points on their respective courts when the match went final.

Quoting Coach Sergey Avdeyev
“Phenomenal doubles today. I feel like we enjoyed every point of it. Another step forward with our singles play. I feel like we are getting better with every point. UT Arlington came with a lot of fighting spirit, but our level really shut it down. We can't wait for another match.”

Final Score (UTSA 4, UTA 0)

Doubles Results (UTSA 1, UTA 0)
Order of Finish: (2, 3)
1. Tomás Pinho/Tiago Torres vs. Dante Teramo/Joan Espinosa Torres (UTA): (UF) 5-3
2. Jackson Ross/Garrett Skelly def. Yazid Lahjomri/Pedro Sasso (UTA): 6-0
3. Miguel Alonso/Alan Magadan def. Solano Caffarena and Andres Medus (UTA): 6-2

Singles Results (UTSA 3, UTA 0)
Order of Finish: (4, 5, 3)
1. Alan Magadan vs. Joan Espinosa Torres (UTA): (UF) 7-6 (3), 5-5
2. Tiago Torres vs. Dante Teramo (UTA): (UF) 3-6, 6-3, 5-4
3. Tomás Pinho def. Solano Caffarena (UTA): 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
4. Danijal Muminovic def. Pedro Sasso (UTA): 6-4, 6-2
5. Jackson Ross def. Andres Medus (UTA): 6-3, 6-4
6. Miguel Alonso vs. Yazid Lahjomri (UTA): (UF) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0

Up Next
The Roadrunners have just one match upcoming next week, as UTSA hosts Kennesaw State for the first meeting in program history. The Owls (5-2) travel to UTSA Tennis Center for a 1 p.m. match on Friday, March 8.

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