MENâ€™S TENNIS DROPS 6-1 DECISION TO UT ARLINGTON
FRESHMAN MAREK MARKSOO
ARLINGTON, Texas -- UT Arlington’s Mindaugas Celedinas, Soren Goritzka, Yauheni Yakauleu, David Subirats and Stefan Williams each posted victories in singles play to lead the Mavericks to a 6-1 win over Sacramento State in a non-conference men’s tennis match Sunday morning at the UTA Tennis Center.
The loss dropped Sacramento State to 3-9 as the rebuilding Hornets have now started four freshmen in the team’s singles lineup every match this season. UT Arlington improved to 4-8 with the victory.
The Hornets’ lone point in the match came from freshman Marek Marksoo, who won his match at No. 4 by a 6-4, 6-4 score over Nicolas Moreno. Marksoo continues to be Sacramento State’s most consistent player as the Tallinn, Estonia, native is now a team-best 7-3 in singles play this year.
Sacramento State won at No. 3 doubles as the tandem of Aliaksandr Malko and Roy Brandys won their match by an 8-3 score. However, UT Arlington won doubles matches at No. 1 and No. 2 to pick up the doubles point.
Hornet freshman Roy Brandys kept his singles match close at No. 5 before falling to Subirats, 4-6, 6-2, 10-8.
Today marked the second contest of a stretch that will see the Hornets play four times in five days, including a matchup with Drake in Arlington on Tuesday before heading to Flagstaff for a match with Big Sky Conference-foe Northern Arizona on Wednesday.
Sacramento State vs UT Arlington
Mar 18, 2012 at Arlington, Texas
(UTA Tennis Center)
UT Arlington 6, Sacramento State 1
1. Mindaugas Celedinas (UTA) def. MALKO, Aliaksandr (SAC) 6-4, 6-2
2. Soren Goritzka (UTA) def. MILLAN, Javier (SAC) 6-2, 6-2
3. Yauheni Yakauleu (UTA) def. KOLAR, Sean (SAC) 6-2, 6-0
4. MARKSOO, Marek (SAC) def. Nicolas Moreno (UTA) 6-4, 6-4
5. David Subirats (UTA) def. BRANDYS, Roy (SAC) 4-6, 6-2, 10-8
6. Stefan Williams (UTA) def. HULTKRANTZ, Jonathan (SAC) 6-3, 6-3
1. Mindaugas Celedinas/Soren Goritzka (UTA) def. MILLAN, Javier/MARKSOO, Marek (SAC) 8-3
2. Yauheni Yakauleu/David Subirats (UTA) def. KOLAR, Sean/MILLER, Tom (SAC) 8-3
3. MALKO, Aliaksandr/BRANDYS, Roy (SAC) def. Stefan Williams/Nicolas Moreno (UTA) 8-3
Sacramento State 3-9
UT Arlington 4-8
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (3,2,1,6,4,5)