Men's Tennis

Roadrunners secure Senior Day victory over UIW

SAN ANTONIO – The UTSA men’s tennis team (10-8) delivered the fourth consecutive season with double-digit wins under Sergey Avdeyev on Saturday’s 6-1 victory over 2024 Southland Conference regular season champion Incarnate Word (UIW) (18-4) on Saturday afternoon at the UTSA Tennis Center. The Roadrunners celebrated three outgoing seniors at the midpoint of the match, Alan Magadan (McAllen, Texas), Jackson Ross (San Antonio, Texas) and Garrett Skelly (The Woodlands, Texas).

The Roadrunners went right to work in doubles play with a race to the initial point between the tandems on lines two and three – won by Jackson Ross and Garrett Skelly on two with a 6-3 win over Noah De Luna and Arnau Miralles. Just seconds later, Alan Magadan and Miguel Alonso downed Tomas Reche and Emilio Vila, 6-3. Tomás Pinho and Tiago Torres were sitting at 5-5 when the point clinched.

With the senior celebration in the books, Pinho came out firing on court three, putting away Vila in just 50 minutes via a 6-3, 6-1 victory. Torres wasn’t far behind, dropping Tomas Reche, 6-3, 6-2, on line two. Magadan followed on one just moments later, clinching the team victory with a 6-1, 6-4 besting of Joao Sasso. The Roadrunners picked up two additional scores in the 6-1 win courtesy of Alonso on six (6-3, 6-1) and Danijal Muminovic on four (6-3, 6-2).

Quoting Coach Sergey Avdeyev
“We came prepared today. Going into the match, we knew UIW will come here ready to play. They just clinched their regular season conference title and only lost three other matches all season. I am glad how our guys listened and took our message very seriously. We played some focused tennis all around and took care of business.”

Coach Avdeyev on the Outgoing Seniors
“This is a very special group that will be graduating. I feel like with every class we were able to increase our expectations and these seniors took it to the next level. Very proud of them and their achievements. They should also be very proud of what they were able to accomplish here.”

Final Score (UTSA 6, UIW 1)

Doubles Results (UTSA 1, UIW 0)
Order of Finish: (2, 3)
1. Jose Garmendia/Joao Sasso (UIW) vs. Tomas Pinho/Tiago Torres: [UF] 5-5
2. Jackson Ross/Garrett Skelly def. Noah De Luna/Arnau Miralles (UIW): 6-3
3. Miguel Alonso/Alan Magadan def. Tomas Reche/Emilio Vila (UIW): 6-3

Singles Results (UTSA 5, UIW 1)
Order of Finish: (3, 2, 1, 6, 4, 5)
1. Alan Magadan def. Joao Sasso (UIW): 6-1, 6-4
2. Tiago Torres def. Tomas Reche (UIW): 6-3, 6-2
3. Tomas Pinho def. Emilio Vila (UIW): 6-3, 6-1
4. Danijal Muminovic def. Arnau Miralles (UIW): 6-3, 6-2
5. Jose Garmendia (UIW) def. Jackson Ross: 6-3, 6-4
6. Miguel Alonso def. Noah De Luna (UIW): 6-3, 6-1

Up Next
The Roadrunners conclude the 2024 regular season on Sunday, April 14, with a 1 p.m. face-off against fellow American Athletic Conference squad, No. 53 Rice – in a match rescheduled due to weather delays last week.



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