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SDSU Men's Tennis Upsets No. 64 Princeton

Anthony Gomez posted his fifth straight win as the Aztecs upset Princeton, 6-1.
Anthony Gomez posted his fifth straight win as the Aztecs upset Princeton, 6-1.

March 21, 2007

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. - The 69th-ranked San Diego State men's tennis squad upset No. 64 Princeton, 6-1, Wednesday afternoon at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. The win is the Aztecs' second straight, fifth in their last six matches and improves their record to 7-6. The Tigers, meanwhile, fall to 7-3.

The afternoon started a little shaky as San Diego State dropped the doubles point. Through the first 12 matches of the 2007 season, the Aztecs were 0-5 when losing the point. However, SDSU managed to reverse the trend by winning four straight matches, six altogether, to open singles play to secure the win.

In singles play, five out of six Aztecs registered singles victories, including No. 52 Markus Dickhardt. The Mountain West Conference Player of the Week posted his ninth straight win by defeating Peter Capkovic, 3-6, 6-4, 1-0(8), at the top position.

San Diego State's other nationally ranked player, No. 92 Christian Groh, also emerged victorious as he cruised to a 6-4, 6-2, win over Sratha Saengswuarn at No. 2, while Anthony Gomez notched his fifth consecutive victory in three sets at No. 3.

Rounding out the scoring for SDSU was Achim Ceban's second win in a row at No. 4, Juan Gomez's triumph at No. 5 to snap a two-match losing skid and Robert Sabo's victory at No. 6. Sabo's decision stopped a season-long five-match losing streak.

The Aztecs return to the court Saturday, March 24, when they play at Hawai'i. First serve is scheduled for 10 a.m. HT.

#69 San Diego State 6, #64 Princeton 1
Fairbanks Ranch Country Club (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.)
Doubles
1. Ted Mabry/George Carpeni (PU) def. #17 Christian Groh/Markus Dickhardt (SDSU), 9-8(5)
2. #60 Peter Capkovic/Alex Vuckovic (PU) def. Anthony Gomez/Achim Ceban (SDSU), 9-8(5)
3. Sratha Saengswuarn/Mark Gober (PU) def. Billy Timu/Juan Gomez (SDSU), 9-7
Princeton wins doubles point

Singles
1. #52 Markus Dickhardt (SDSU) def. Peter Capkovic (PU), 3-6, 6-4, 1-0(8)
2. #92 Christian Groh (SDSU) def. Sratha Saengswuarn (PU), 6-4, 6-2
3. Anthony Gomez (SDSU) def. George Carpeni (PU), 6-7(7), 6-4, 1-0(5)
4. Achim Ceban (SDSU) def. Alex Vuckovic (PU), 6-2, 6-4
5. Juan Gomez (SDSU) def. Ted Mabrey (PU), 6-1, 6-4
6. Robert Sabo (SDSU) def. Charlie Brosens (PU), 6-2, 6-4