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M. Tennis Set for Battle of the Bay Classic

The Aztecs will compete in the Battle of the Bay Classic this weekend.
The Aztecs will compete in the Battle of the Bay Classic this weekend.

Oct. 10, 2013

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State men's tennis team continues its fall season this weekend at the Battle in the Bay Classic, beginning on Friday, Oct. 11, in San Francisco, Calif. The tournament begins with the first round of doubles play at 9 a.m., and the first round of singles action to begin soon after.

SDSU's competition this weekend includes USC, Pepperdine, California, Stanford, Boise State, San Diego, Pacific, Saint Mary's and host San Francisco. The Aztecs have already competed in two other tournaments this fall season, including the ITA Men's All-American, as well as their own San Diego State Fall Invite last weekend at Aztec Tennis Center.

Senior Juan Florez (Bogota, Columbia) won Flight 3 in last week's SDSU Fall Invite, defeating Loyola Marymount's Daniel Simko, 6-4, 6-3, in the final round. Florez, who is 3-0 this fall season, went 12-11 in singles play last dual season, playing mostly in the No. 5 slot.

SDSU's doubles team of senior Hunter Nicholas (Park City, Utah) and Thorsten Bertsch (Mannheim, Germany) went 2-2 in the ITA Men's All-American Championships last weekend, earning impressive victories over Texas A&M's duo of Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant, 8-6, as well as San Francisco's unit of Bernardo Saraiva and Nils Skajaa, 8-4.

In addition, both Nicholas and Bertsch earned first-round victories in the singles qualifying draw, as Nicholas topped TCU's Arnau Dachs, 6-3, 6-3, while No. 114 Bertsch defeated Arkansas' Mike Nott in three sets, 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-3.

Following this weekend's tournament, the Aztecs wrap up the fall season next weekend in the ITA Regionals, beginning on Saturday, Oct. 19, in Malibu, Calif.