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Men's Tennis Drops Match to No. 42 San Diego

Junior Hunter Nicholas and the Aztecs lost to USD at home on Wednesday.
Junior Hunter Nicholas and the Aztecs lost to USD at home on Wednesday.

April 3, 2013

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SAN DIEGO - The No. 43 San Diego State Men's Tennis team lost to cross-town foe No. 42 San Diego, 7-0, on Wednesday evening at Aztec Tennis Center. The match lasted about four and a half hours, as sophomore Thorsten Bertsch and USD's Thibaut Visy played late into the night in the No. 1 singles matchup.

SDSU made changes to its doubles pairings in the No. 1 and 2 slots, but it didn't affect the outcome, as USD won two of three matches to earn the doubles point. Visy and Clarke Spinosa defeated the Aztecs' No. 1 team of junior Hunter Nicholas and sophomore Andranik Khachatryan, 8-3, but Bertsch and senior Derek Siddiqui defeated Romain Kalaydjian and Uros Petronijevoc, 8-5, in the No. 2 matchup. Ciaran Fitzgerald and Victor Pugliese knocked off junior Juan Florez and freshman Marvin Tawasi, 8-6, to finish doubles action.

It didn't get much better for the Aztecs in singles action. Nicholas lost to Kalaydijian, 6-4, 6-3, in the No. 3 slot, while No. 78 Spinosa defeated No. 97 Siddiqui, 6-4, 6-3, in the No. 2 matchup. Tawasi fell to Petronijevoc, 6-1, 7-5, to clinch the match victory for the Toreros, and Florez was defeated by Victor Pugliese, 6-3-, 6-3, in No. 5 singles play. Khachatryan dropped a 6-3, 7-6 (6) decision to Fitzgerald in the No. 6 slot, and Visy outlasted Bertsch, 6-3, 6-7 (8), 11-9, to complete the sweep for USD.

The Aztecs return to action on Friday against Santa Clara, beginning at 3 p.m. PT at Aztec Tennis Center.