SACRAMENTO, Calif. --- Fresno Pacific captured the doubles point and rallied for three singles victories en route to a 4-3 win over the Sacramento State men''s tennis team Thursday afternoon at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club.
The Hornets won the No. 1 doubles match as Junaid Hossain and Gabriel Loredo recorded an 8-2 win over Petr Stinikov and Marco Foelz. However, the Sunbirds won at No. 2 and No. 3 to earn the point. Matt Carroll and Anthony Zafiris defeated Warwick Foy and Ramon Perez, 8-6, at No. 2 and Victor Medina and Roberto Bianco won 8-6 at No. 3 over Hague Van Dillen and Paul Komorniczak.
In singles play, Sacramento State won at the top two spots. Hossain dropped the first set against Carroll but bounced back to win , 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. At No. 2, Loredo cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Stinikov. The Hornets also earned a point at No. 4 when Bianco was forced to retire in the third set. Prior to his injury, the match was tied at 1-1.
Fresno Pacific needed three sets for two of its three singles win. Zafaris overcame an early deficit at No. 3 and won, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 over Foy. Foelz also dropped his first set but managed a 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Perez at No. 5. Medina had the lone straight-sets win, downing Van Dillen, 6-3, 6-3.
1. Junaid Hossain (SAC) d. Matt Carroll, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
2. Gabriel Loredo (SAC) d. Petr Sitnikov, 6-2, 6-2
3. Anthony Zafiris (FPU) d. Warwick Foy, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
4. Thomas Morton (SAC) d. Roberto Bianco, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (ret.)
5. Marco Foelz (FPU) d. Ramon Perez, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
6. Victor Medina (FPU) d. Hague Van Dillen, 6-3, 6-3
1. Hossain/Loredo (SAC) d. Sitnikov/Foelz, 8-2
2. Carroll/Zafiris (FPU) d. Foy/Perez, 8-6
3. Medina/Bianco (FPU) d. Van Dillen/Paul Komorniczak, 8-6