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Men's Tennis Falls to No. 32 Memphis

The Aztecs fell to Memphis on Thursday.
The Aztecs fell to Memphis on Thursday.

March 20, 2014

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State men's tennis team dropped its match to No. 32 Memphis, 5-0, in the first round of the Mission Valley Hilton Spring Invitational at Barnes Tennis Center on Thursday afternoon.

The match began with SDSU falling in doubles action, as the No. 1 team of senior Hunter Nicholas (Park City, Utah) and junior Andranik Khachatryan (Burbank, Calif.) came up short against David O'Hare and Joe Salisbury, 8-5.

The Tigers clinched the doubles point when the Aztecs' No. 3 duo of junior Thorsten Bertsch and freshman Milen Ianakiev (Elz, Germany) were topped by Johnny Grimal and Ian Chadwell, 8-5.

In singles play, Memphis earned the first three victories to seal the dual match victory. Ianakiev came up short to Grimal, 6-1, 6-2, in No. 4 singles, while senior Juan Florez (Bogota, Colombia) lost to David O'Hare, 6-4, 6-1, in the No. 6 slot.

Nicholas dropped his match in No. 2 singles to Salisbury, 6-3, 6-4, as Memphis earned its fourth point and sealed the victory, before Jebens lost his match to Chadwell, 6-2, 6-4 in No. 5 singles.

The Aztecs resume tournament play on Friday afternoon, as they take on No. 56 Princeton at Barnes Tennis Center beginning at 1 p.m. PT.

Memphis 5, SDSU 0

O'Hare/Salisbury (M) def. Nicholas/Khachatryan (SDSU), 8-5
Jebens/Gelbrich (SDSU) vs. Glennon/De Zutter (M), 6-6 DNF
Grimall/Chadwell (M) def. Bertsch/Ianakiev (SDSU), 8-5

Bertsch (SDSU) vs. Glennon (M), 6-4, 1-6 DNF
Salisbury (M) def. Nicholas (SDSU). 6-3, 6-4
Gelbrich (SDSU) vs. O'Leary (M), 6-2, 2-5 DNF
Gremel (M) def. Ianakiev (SDSU), 6-1, 6-2
Chadwell (M) def. Jebens (SDSU) 6-2, 6-4
O'Hare (M) def. Florez (SDSU), 6-4, 6-1

Order of finish
Doubles: 1,2
Singles: 4,6,2,5