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San Diego State Men's Tennis Team Overcomes Injury Bug to Defeat UNLV 5-2

Oliver Maiberger helped the Aztecs overcome a short lineup en route to a 5-2 victory over UNLV on Sunday.
Oliver Maiberger helped the Aztecs overcome a short lineup en route to a 5-2 victory over UNLV on Sunday.

March 30, 2003

SAN DIEGO -- Playing with a short line-up due to injury, the 34th-ranked San Diego State men's tennis team overcame defaults at one singles and one doubles positions to defeat UNLV 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at the SDSU Courts.

Playing without regulars Ryan Redondo (hip) and Gabe Coren (ankle), the Aztecs won both of the contested doubles matches and four of the five singles matches that were played. San Diego State improves to 11-9 overall and 2-1 in Mountain West Conference play while UNLV fell to 1-9 overall and 0-3 in league play.

Despite defaulting at number three doubles and without the nation's top-ranked doubles team on the court, San Diego State still claimed the doubles point. Oliver Maiberger, who along with Redondo makes-up the number one ranked doubles team in the country, joined forces with Armando Carrascosa to post an 8-1 victory in umber one doubles. Felix Hardt and Daniel Jung, who played doubles together for the first time this dual season, recorded an 8-1 victory at number two for SDSU.

UNLV won the number six singles match by default to tie the match at one apiece. The Aztecs responded by winning four of the five contested singles matches, including three in straight sets. Both of the Aztecs ranked singles players posted victories. At number one, 32nd-ranked Maiberger recorded a 6-3, 6-2 win over Henner Nehles while at number three, 106th-ranked Jung defeated Aviram Salomon, 4-6, 6-3, (10-5). Other Aztec singles victories were Hardt at number two and Carrascosa at number four.

The Rebels' Milos Blagojevic was a 6-1, 6-2 winner in number five singles over Michael Coehlo.

The Aztecs get a much-needed week of rest before traveling to Provo, Utah, for matches against Brigham Young on Friday and Utah on Saturday.

No. 34 San Diego State 5, UNLV 2

DOUBLES -- (San Diego State wins point) No. 1 - Oliver Maiberger/Armando Carrascosa (SDSU) def. Romain Massaro/Henner Nehles (UNLV) - 8-1 No. 2 - Felix Hardt/Daniel Jung (SDSU) def. Aviram Salomon/Joel Keilbowicz (UNLV) - 8-1 No. 3 - Milos Blagojevic/Ryan Barber (UNLV) won by default

SINGLES -- No. 1 - No. 32 Oliver Maiberger (SDSU) def. Henner Nehles (UNLV) - 6-3, 6-2 No. 2 - Felix Hardt (SDSU) def. Romain Massaro (UNLV) - 6-2, 6-0 No. 3 - No. 106 Daniel Jung (SDSU) def. Aviram Salomon (UNLV) - 4-6, 6-3, (10-5) No. 4 - Armando Carrascosa (SDSU) def. Joel Keilbowicz (UNLV) - 6-1, 6-2 No. 5 - Milos Blagojevic (UNLV) def. Michael Coehlo (SDSU) - 6-1, 6-2 No. 6 - Ryan Barber (UNLV) won by default

Records: San Diego State (11-9/2-1 MWC); UNLV (1-9/0-3 MWC).