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No. 63 SDSU Men's Tennis Downs Oklahoma State

Thorsten Bertsch won his singles and doubles matches in SDSU's win over Oklahoma State.
Thorsten Bertsch won his singles and doubles matches in SDSU's win over Oklahoma State.

Feb. 11, 2012

LAS VEGAS - The No. 63 San Diego State men's tennis team picked up 5-2 victory against Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon at Fertitta Tennis Complex in Las Vegas, Nev. With the win, SDSU improves to 4-1 on the year, while the Cowboys drop to 3-1 on the season.

In doubles play, the Aztecs won the doubles point with victories at No. 2 and 3. The duo of Thorsten Bertsch and Derek Siddiqui easily defeated Brandon Champagne and Adolfo Aires, 8-0. The freshman duo of Rickey Baylon and Spencer Simon, meanwhile, won 8-6 against Eric West and Chris Haworth.

SDSU continued its dominance in singles play by winning four of six matches. At No. 1, Javier Pulgar earned a 6-2, 7-6 (8) victory against No. 60 Vlad Bondarenko. 3. Thorsten Bertsch also earned a win against a ranked opponent as he defeated No. 77 Chris Haworth, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles. Hunter Nicholas and Juan Florez wrapped up play for the Aztecs as they each picked up victories at No. 5 and 6. Nicholas notched a 6-2, 6-3 win against Adolfo Aires, while Florez won, 6-3, 6-4, against Trevor Horstmann.

SDSU is back in action on Feb. 18 as they play host to San Francisco. The non-conference tilt is set for a 10 a.m. PT start at Aztec Tennis Center.

No. 63 San Diego State 5, Oklahoma State 2
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
Fertitta Tennis Complex

DOUBLES
1. No. 56 Vlad Bondarenko/Rifat Biktyakov (OSU) def. Hunter Nicholas / Javier Pulgar (SDSU), 8-6
2. Thorsten Bertsch / Derek Siddiqui (SDSU) def. Brandon Champagne/Adolfo Aires (OSU), 8-0
3. Rickey Baylon / Spencer Simon (SDSU) def. Eric West/Chris Haworth (OSU), 8-6

SINGLES
1. Javier Pulgar (SDSU) def. No. 60 Vlad Bondarenko (OSU), 6-2, 7-6 (8)
2. No. 89 Rifat Biktyakov (OSU) def. Derek Siddiqui (SDSU), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 10-3
3. Thorsten Bertsch (SDSU) def. No. 77 Chris Haworth (OSU), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. Eric West (OSU) def. Rickey Baylon (SDSU), 7-6 (4), 6-0
5. Hunter Nicholas (SDSU) def. Adolfo Aires (OSU), 6-2, 6-3
6. Juan Florez (SDSU) def. Trevor Horstmann (OSU), 6-3, 6-4