Men's Tennis Continues Play at LMU Invite

Nov. 11, 2017

LOS ANGELES – San Diego State men’s tennis sophomore Rafael Gonzalez (Madrid, Spain) continued his impressive play this weekend, posting two additional victories on Saturday to lead the Aztecs at the LMU Invitational.

Gonzalez Almazan began the round-robin tournament’s second day with a conquest of Nevada’s Augustin Delahodde in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, before combining with junior Raul de la Torre (Calexico, Calif.) for a narrow 8-7 doubles triumph over Ethan Prost and Lucas Moreno of host Loyola Marymount.

With the results, Gonzalez Almazan improves to 6-3 on the year in singles, while he and de la Torre are now 6-1 this season as a doubles tandem.

In addition, sophomore David Hough (Traralgon, Australia) a captured his second straight singles match with a 6-3, 6-2 decision over Nevada’s Jonathan Aremon.

Fellow classmate Joel Popov (Tampere, Finland) also broke into the win-column on Saturday with a nearly identical 6-3, 6-1 victory over the Wolf Pack’s Peter O’Donovan.

The LMU Invitational wraps up on Sunday when the Aztecs square off against select players from Nevada in doubles, starting at noon PT, followed by a round of singles with competitors from Pepperdine.

LMU Invitational
LMU Tennis Center
Los Angeles, Calif.
Nov. 11, 2017
Day Two – SDSU results only

Singles
Diego Nava (LMU) def. Raul de la Torre (SDSU), 6-2, 6-1
Kostya Nesterenko (Nevada) def. Arnaud Restifo (SDSU), 6-0, 7-6(2)
Julien Evrard (Nevada) def. Sander Gjoels-Andersen, (SDSU), 3-6, 7-6, 7-5
Jeremy Merville (Nevada) def. Ignacio Martinez (SDSU), 6-2, 6-2
David Hough (SDSU) def. Jonathan Aremon (Nevada), 6-3, 6-2
Joel Popov (SDSU) def. Peter O'Donovan (Nevada), 6-3, 6-1
Rafael Gonzalez Almazan (SDSU) def. Augustin Delahodde (Nevada), 6-4, 6-2

Doubles
Nick Borchenko/Gabriel Diaz Freire (LMU) def. Sander Gjoels-Andersen/Arnaud Restifo (SDSU), 8-2
Charles Boyce/Lukas Moenter (LMU) def. Joel Popov/Igancio Martinez (SDSU), 8-1
Raul de la Torre/Rafael Gonzalez Almazan (SDSU) def. Ethan Prost/Lucas Moreno (LMU), 8-7

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