STRYHAS CONTINUES TO SHINE; MEN'S TENNIS FALLS TO NEW MEXICO STATE
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Anton Stryhas recorded wins in both singles and doubles but it was not enough as the Sacramento State men’s tennis team fell to New Mexico State, 5-2, on Friday afternoon at the NMSU Tennis Center. Both teams now stand at 4-4 on the year.
The biggest win for the Hornets came in doubles play where Stryhas and Kiryl Harbatsiuk defeated Roman Stoisavljevic and Eduardo Sales, 8-6, at No. 1. The win, which helped the Hornets win the doubles point, was even more impressive considering Stoisavljevic and Sales defeated the No. 2 ranked doubles team in the nation in their previous match.
Sacramento State clinched the doubles point when Sven-David Rueff and Artur Klimenka downed Jim Brouleay and Jeff Pfeifer, 8-3, at No. 2.
Singles play was not as kind to the Hornets as the Aggies were able to win five of the six matches. Stryhas picked up the victory at No. 2, outlasting Stoisavljevic, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. The only other match to not end in straight sets came at No. 1 where Gustave Diep defeated Harbatsiuk, 6-4, 6-7, 10-3. The third set was decided by tie-breaker due to the fact that NMSU had already clinched the victory.
Sacramento State will return to the courts on Saturday afternoon when it faces Lamar at the NMSU Tennis Center.
New Mexico State 5, Sacramento State 2
1. Gustave Diep (NMSU) def. Kiryl Harbatsiuk (SACST) 6-4, 6-7, 10-3
2. Anton Stryhas (SACST) def. Roman Stoisavljevic (NMSU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
3. Jim Brouleau (NMSU) def. Artur Klimenka (SACST) 6-2, 6-4
4. Stefan McKinney (NMSU) def. Holden Ching (SACST) 6-1, retired
5. Eduardo Salas (NMSU) def. Sven-David Rueff (SACST) 6-1, 6-4
6. Alejandro de Mucha (NMSU) def. Ronan Conlon (SACST) 6-0, 6-1
1. Kiryl Harbatsiuk/Anton Stryhas (SACST) def. Roman Stoisavljevic/Eduardo Salas (NMSU) 8-6
2. Sven-David Rueff/Artur Klimenka (SACST) def. Jim Brouleau/Jeff Pfeifer (NMSU) 8-3
3. Gustave Diep/Alejandro de Mucha (NMSU) def. Holden Ching/Ronan Conlon (SACST) 8-2
Sacramento State 4-4
New Mexico State 4-4