'Dogs Fall 6-1 To No. 22 Auburn

Feb. 10, 2013

By Stephanie Juncker

FRESNO, Calif. --- The Fresno State men's tennis team fell 6-1 Sunday afternoon to SEC opponent and nationally-ranked Auburn at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.

The No. 22 Tigers notched the first point of the match by winning two of the three doubles matches. On court two, Sam MacNeil and Jeremy Quiroz fell 8-2 to Lopasso and Lengsfeld. The #2 ranked duo of Daniel Cochrane and Andreas Mies clinched the point winning 8-4 at No. 1. On court three, Fresno State's duo of Felipe Fritz and Sai Kartik Nakireddi were leading 7-6 before play was suspended.

In singles, Auburn won three straight matches to secure the match. Play continued after the overall match had been clinched.

Freshman Felipe Fritz battled back at No. 5 after dropping the first set to win in a third set tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7), and recorded the 'Dogs only point of the match.

The Bulldogs now have two straight weeks of practice before their next match. The team will continue play at home on Feb. 23 when they play host to Pacific at 2 p.m. Fresno State will bounce back the next day to take on Sacramento State at noon.

Match Results
#22 Auburn 6, Fresno State 1

Singles competition
1. #74 Andreas Mies (AU) def. Reid deLaubenfels (FS) 6-2, 6-3
2. Daniel Cochrane (AU) def. Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
3. Dennis Lengsfeld (AU) def. Nikolas Papic (FS) 6-0, 6-2
4. Lucas Lopasso (AU) def. Jeremy Quiroz (FS) 6-0, 6-2
5. Felipe Fritz (FS) def. Joseph Van Dooren (AU) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)
6. Michael Wardell (AU) def. Sam MacNeil (FS) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. #2 Daniel Cochrane/Andreas Mies (AU) def. Reid deLaubenfels/Nikolas Papic (FS) 8-4
2. Dennis Lengsfeld/Lucas Lopasso (AU) def. Sam MacNeil/Jeremy Quiroz (FS) 8-2
3. Felipe Fritz/Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) def. Lukas Ollert/Joseph Van Dooren (AU) 7-6

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (3,4,1,5,6,2)

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