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No. 53 M. Tennis Resumes MW Play at Fresno State

Senior Juan Florez and the Aztecs resume MW play at Fresno State on Sunday.
Senior Juan Florez and the Aztecs resume MW play at Fresno State on Sunday.

Feb. 6, 2014

SAN DIEGO - The No. 53 San Diego State men's tennis team resumes Mountain West play on Sunday, Feb. 9, as the Aztecs hit the road to face Fresno State, beginning at noon PT.

SDSU (2-2) is already 1-0 in MW play after defeating Nevada, 4-3, on Jan. 18, and has won 10-straight regular season conference dual matches going back to the 2012 season. The Aztecs went a perfect 6-0 in regular season MW play a year ago, en route to earning the regular season conference championship outright.

Prior to having a week off, San Diego State had a rough weekend at ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Durham, N.C., losing consecutive matches to No. 28 North Carolina, 4-1, on Jan. 25 and to No. 51 Oregon, 4-0, on Jan. 26.

Junior Thorsten Bertsch (Mannheim, Germany), ranked No. 69 in the nation, has a 2-1 record this dual season in the No. 1 singles slot, and is 9-4 overall in 2013-14. Meanwhile, redshirt sophomore Freddy Gelbrich (Isernhagen, Germany) is 3-1 this dual season, and earned the Aztecs' only singles point in two matches during the ITA Kick-Off.

Fresno State is 2-3 this season heading into its home match against UC Irvine on Saturday. The Bulldogs are coming off a loss at No. 51 Oregon, 6-1, on Feb. 2, their second loss to the Ducks this dual season.

San Diego State won its last match against Fresno State, topping the Bulldogs, 4-2, on Feb. 8, 2013.