MENâ€™S TENNIS FALLS TO UC SAN DIEGO, 4-3
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Senior Gabriel Loredo and freshman Tim Lantin each won their singles matches, but it was not enough as Sacramento State fell to UC San Diego, 4-3, Friday afternoon in the first round of the Cal Poly Men’s Tennis Invite.
The Hornets, who dropped to 1-2 with the loss, will also play Nevada on Saturday and host Cal Poly on Sunday to round out the team’s three matches during the tournament. UC San Diego, which is ranked 16th in the nation among Div. II schools, improved to 2-1.
Playing without No. 1 singles player Xavier Barajas-Smith, Sacramento State began the day by winning two of the three doubles matches to pick up the doubles point. Anton Stryhas and Loredo won at No. 2 (8-4), and Warwick Foy and Ramon Perez won at No. 3.
Three of the six singles matches went three sets, and unfortunately for the Hornets, two went in UC San Diego’s favor. One of which came at No. 1 singles, where Stryhas fell to Eric Rubens, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4. Foy lost at No. 3 to Seth Spector , 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. Loredo won his match at No. 2 singles, 7-6, 4-6, 10-6, and combined with his doubles victory, went 2-0 during the day.
Lantin, who was ineligible during the Hornets’ first two matches of the season, made his Hornet debut by easily defeating Blake Meister at No. 6 (6-3, 6-0). However, Miguel Camino (No. 4) and Hague Van Dillen (No. 5) both lost their singles matches, giving UCSD the 4-3 victory.
Sacramento State will take on Nevada tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.
1. Meister/Rubens (UCSD) def. Van Dillen/Lantin (Sac St.) 8-1
2. Loredo/Stryhas (Sac St.) def. Spector/Steven Oechel (UCSD) 8-4
3. Foy/Perez (Sac St.) def. Moallemi/Negishi (UCSD) 8-5
1. Eric Rubens (UCSD) def. Anton Stryhas (Sac St.) 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
2. Gabriel Loredo (Sac St.) def. Bijan Moallemi (UCSD) 7-6, 4-6, 10-6
3. Seth Spector (UCSD) def. Warwick Foy (Sac St.) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
4. Brandon Low (UCSD) def. Miguel Camino (Sac St.) 6-1, 6-1
5. Kazumi Negishi (UCSD) def. Hague Van Dillen (Sac St.) 6-3, 6-4
6. Tim Lantin (Sac St.) def. Blake Meister (UCSD) 6-3, 6-0