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SDSU Men's Tennis Defeats Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Ceban picked up two wins on Friday in the Rice Invitational
Ceban picked up two wins on Friday in the Rice Invitational

March 20, 2009

HOUSTON - The San Diego State men's tennis team picked up a win in Texas on Friday morning as they defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the 51st Annual Hampton Inn Galleria Rice Invitational. The Aztecs won the match against the Islanders, 4-1, in Houston, Texas, at the Jake Hess Tennis Stadium.

In first doubles, Achim Ceban and Giovanni Vaglietti took the first match against their competitors, Mikhail Pavlov and Dmitry Novikov, 8-2. In second doubles with SDSU's Juan Gomez and Bartosz Golas versus Laurent Montoisy and Jose Zunino, the match was left unfinished with a score of 7-6. The Aztecs were able to defeat the Islanders in third doubles, with Tim Schulz van Endert and Jordan Colman defeating David Pace and James Langford, 8-6.

In singles competition, Ceban was able to pick up his second win of the day, defeating Pavlov in first singles with a score of, 4-6, 7-5, 6-0. In sixth singles, SDSU's Andre Feliz took Jaume Farras in straight sets, 7-6, 6-3. In second singles, the match between Novikov and Golas was left unfinished after a score of, 7-6, 1-6. In third singles SDSU's Gomez defeated Zunino in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2.

In fourth singles, Texas A&M's Montoisy defeated Vaglietti in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. In sixth singles, the match was left unfinished after three sets with Langford and Schulz van Endert's match ending after a score of, 6-3, 2-6, 2-2.

With the victory, the Aztecs' record improves to 9-6 on the season. The Aztecs will face Texas-Pan American as the Rice Invitational continues on Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 a.m. PT.

#38 San Diego State 4, #39 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 1
March 20, 2009, Houston, Texas
Jake Hess Tennis Stadium

Doubles
1. Ceban/ Vaglietti (SDSU) def. Pavlov/ Novikov (TAMUCCM) 8-2
2. Montoisy/Zunino (TAMUCCM) vs. Gomez/ Golas (SDSU) 7-6, unfinished
3. Schulz vanEndert/Colman (SDSU) def. Pace/Langford (TAMUCCM) 8-6

Singles
1. Achim Ceban (SDSU) def. Mikhail Pavlov (TAMUCCM) 4-6, 7-5, 6-0
2. Dmitry Novikov (TAMUCCM) vs. Bartosz Golas (SDSU) 7-6, 1-6, unfinished
3. Juan Gomez (SDSU) def. Jose Zunino (TAMUCCM) 7-5, 6-2
4. Laurent Montoisy (TAMUCCM) def. Giovanni Vaglietti (SDSU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Andre Feliz (SDSU) def. Jaume Farras (TAMUCCM) 7-6, 6-3
6. James Langford (TAMUCCM) vs. Tim Schulz vanEndert (SDSU) 6-3, 2-6, 2-2, unfinished