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No. 53 Men's Tennis Tops No. 66 BYU, 6-1

Hendrik Jebens and the Aztecs topped BYU, 6-1, on Saturday.
Hendrik Jebens and the Aztecs topped BYU, 6-1, on Saturday.

Feb. 15, 2014

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The No. 53 San Diego State men's tennis team knocked off No. 66 BYU, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon at the Fertitta Tennis Complex in Las Vegas, Nev. It's the Aztecs second-straight victory and snaps a four-match losing skid to the Cougars.

SDSU (4-2, 2-0 MW) got off to a great start in doubles play, behind the No. 1 team of senior Hunter Nicholas (Park City, Utah) and junior Thorsten Bertsch (Mannheim, Germany) topping BYU's duo of Andrey Goryachkov and Francis Sargeant, 6-5 (7-4), while the Aztecs' No. 2 unit of sophomore Freddy Gelbrich (Isernhagen, Germany) and Hendrik Jebens (Stuttgart, Germany) knocked off Sterling Galli and Jeremy Bourgeois, 6-4, to seal the doubles point.

SDSU's No. 3 duo of senior Juan Florez (Bogota, Colombia) and Milen Ianakiev (Elz, Germany) dropped its match to Robin Pfister and Matthew Pearce, 6-4.

San Diego State won five of six singles matches to clinch the dual-match victory comfortably. Nicholas knocked off Goryachkov, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-1) in the No. 2 slot, while No. 124-ranked Gelbrich topped Pfister, 6-2, 6-4, in No. 3 singles.

Jebens defeated Bourgeois, 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 4 spot, freshman Maxi Boewer-Stelter (Berlin, Germany) earned a victory over Pearce, 6-3, 6-3, in No. 5 singles, and Florez took down Aidan Carrazedo, 6-3, 6-0, in the No. 6 slot. The only loss for the Aztecs in singles action on Saturday was Bertsch dropping his match to No. 91-ranked Sargeant, 6-4, 6-3.

SDSU resumes dual match play on Sunday against MW foe UNLV, beginning at 11 a.m. PT.