'Dogs Edged By Boilermakers

March 13, 2013

By Stephanie Juncker

FRESNO, Calif. The Fresno State men's tennis team was edged 4-3 by Purdue Wednesday afternoon at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center. Wednesday's match rounded out the Bulldogs three match stretch in five days.

The Boilermakers took the doubles point with wins on courts two and three. Fresno State's number one tandem of Sam MacNeil and Reid deLaubenfels defeated Purdue's Diego Acosta and Aaron Dujovne 8-4.

Purdue extended its lead and clinched the match by picking up wins on all three bottom courts.

Despite the match already being won by the Boilermakers, three Bulldogs continued to fight and hung tough for three wins. Sai Kartik Nakireddi won 6-4, 6-1 at the second spot to give Fresno State its first point. Felipe Fritz followed suit winning a tight 7-5, 6-4 match at No. 3 for his fifth consecutive singles win. Reid deLaubenfels notched the third and final point for the 'Dogs defeating Szymon Tatarczyk 6-3, 7-5 on court one.

The Bulldogs now have nine days to prepare for their next match as they take on Iowa at 1 p.m. at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.

Match Results

Purdue 4, Fresno State 3

Singles competition
1. Reid deLaubenfels (FS) def. Szymon Tatarczyk (PUR) 6-3, 7-5
2. Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) def. Mark Kovacs (PUR) 6-4, 6-1
3. Felipe Fritz (FS) def. Diego Acosta (PUR) 7-5, 6-4
4. Aaron Dujovne (PUR) def. Nikolas Papic (FS) 6-1, 6-2
5. Krisztian Krocsko (PUR) def. Sam MacNeil (FS) 6-2, 6-0
6. Mateus Silva (PUR) def. Jeremy Quiroz (FS) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Reid deLaubenfels/Sam MacNeil (FS) def. Diego Acosta/Aaron Dujovne (PUR) 8-4
2. Szymon Tatarczyk/Krisztian Krocsko (PUR) def. Nikolas Papic/Jeremy Quiroz (FS) 8-3
3. Pawel Poziomski/Mark Kovacs (PUR) def. Sai Kartik Nakireddi/Felipe Fritz (FS) 8-6

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

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