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M. Tennis Takes on Crosstown Foe USD on Wednesday

Junior Thorsten Bertsch and the Aztecs take on No. 55 USD on Wednesday.
Junior Thorsten Bertsch and the Aztecs take on No. 55 USD on Wednesday.

April 7, 2014

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State men's tennis team heads west on Interstate 8 for a showdown against crosstown foe No. 55 San Diego on Wednesday, April 9, beginning at 3 p.m. PT at the Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center.

The Aztecs (9-9, 3-0 MW) have won five of the last seven meetings between the two schools, including five-straight victories from 2007-11 before USD won the last two. In addition, the Aztecs are 2-1 this season against opponents from the West Coast Conference, already defeating both BYU and Pacific.

San Diego State is coming off a home victory over UC Santa Barbara, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon at Aztec Tennis Center. Prior to Saturday's match, SDSU played five-consecutive dual matches against ranked opponents, culminating with a matchup against No. 1-ranked USC on March 25.

Junior Thorsten Bertsch (Mannheim, Germany) clinched Saturday's dual-match victory by winning his No. 1 singles match over Tobias Galskov, 6-3, 6-2, for the Aztecs' fourth point. Senior Hunter Nicholas (Park City, Utah) earned a decision over Ziad Sultan, 6-3, 7-6, in No. 2 singles, while sophomore Freddy Gelbrich (Isernhagen, Germany) topped Alexander Gryaznov in the No. 3 slot, 6-4, 6-2, and senior Juan Florez defeated Miles Seeman, 6-1, 6-2, on the No. 6 court.

Although the Aztecs weren't able to win the doubles point, SDSU's No. 2 team of Gelbrich and freshman Hendrik Jebens (Stuttgart, Germany) knocked off Seeman and Erik Johnson, 8-6. The duo has won two of its last three matches, and has lost only once in San Diego State's last 13 dual matches.

San Diego enters Wednesday's match with a 10-7 overall record and a perfect 5-0 mark in WCC play. The Toreros are coming off an unbeaten two-match road trip through Northern California, defeating Santa Clara, 4-0, on Friday, before topping San Francisco, 6-1, on Saturday. Senior Clarke Spinosa is currently ranked No. 49 in singles play, while USD's doubles team of Spinosa and freshman Filip Vittek is ranked No. 46.