Falcons Down Portland State, 6-1

Feb. 11, 2012

The Air Force men's tennis team improved to 4-1 this season with a 6-1 victory over Portland State Saturday at the Academy. The Falcons swept all three doubles matches and won five of the six singles contests in dropping the Vikings to 0-5.

The Falcons jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with convincing wins at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles. Sophomore Ali Rizvi and freshman Joey Brandt won at No. 3, 8-1, over Zach Lubek and Nick Fracchia, while sophomores Andy Jackson and Alex Grubbs dominated at No. 2, 8-2 , over Roman Margoulis and Abhinav Mishra.

In singles play, Grubbs and Jackson gave the Falcon a 3-0 lead with straight set wins at No. 4 and 2, respectively and junior Lance Wilhelm clinched the team match with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Margoiulis at the top spot.

Sophomores Alex Lineberry (No. 5) and Rizvi (No. 6) rounded out the victory for Air Force with each posting a straight-set win.

The Falcons remain at home on Sunday, Feb. 12 to face Northern Arizona at 10 a.m.

Air Force 6, Portland State 1
Feb. 11, 2012
USAFA, Colo.

Doubles
1. Wilhelm / Grant Taylor (AF) def. Somach / Marx, 8-7(6)
2. Jackson / Grubbs (AF) def. Margoulis / Mishra, 8-2
3. Rizvi / Joey Brandt (AF) def. Lubek / Fracchia, 8-1
Order of Finish - 3, 2, 1

Singles
1. Lance Wilhelm (AF) def. Roman Margoulis, 7-5, 6-1
2. Andy Jackson (AF) def. Abhinav Mishra, 6-1, 6-0
3. Mitch Somach (PSU) def. Landon Kinsey, 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (9)
4. Alex Grubbs (AF) def. Alec Marx, 6-2, 6-1
5. Alex Lineberry (AF) def. Zach Lubek, 6-2, 6-1
6. Ali Rizvi (AF) def. Nick Fracchia, 6-4, 6-4
Order of Finish - 4, 2, 1, 3, 5, 6