SDSU Men's Tennis Suffers 6-1 Setback at USD
April 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO - The No. 61 San Diego State men's tennis team was unable to continue its five-match winning streak in the all-time series with the University of San Diego as they dropped a 6-1 decision to the No. 25 Toreros on Thursday afternoon at Hogan Tennis Center. SDSU falls to 14-7, while USD improves to 15-7 this season.
The Toreros started things off by winning the first doubles match at number three, but the Aztecs tied it up when Javier Pulgar and Freddy Gelbrich earned an 8-6 victory at number one against Patrick Pohlmann and Thibaut Visy. The doubles point then came down to number two doubles and the duo of Thorsten Bertsch / Derek Siddiqui nearly pulled it off, but dropped a 9-8 decision to Victor Pugliese and Clarke Spinosa.
In singles play, USD picked up five straight wins to clinch the match. SDSU, meanwhile, notched a victory at number six as Juan Florez earned a three-set victory against Ciaran Fitzgerald.
San Diego State will now return home for a Senior Day matchup with UC Santa Barbara. The regular-season finale is slated for 11 a.m. PT on Sunday, April 22 at the Aztec Tennis Center and senior Javier Pulgar will be honored prior to the match.
No. 25 USD 6, No. 61 San Diego State 1
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Hogan Tennis Center | San Diego, Calif.
1. Javier Pulgar / Freddy Gelbrich (SDSU) def. Patrick Pohlmann / Thibaut Visy (USD) --- 8-6
2. Victor Pugliese / Clarke Spinosa (USD) def. Thorsten Bertsch / Derek Siddiqui (SDSU) --- 9-8
3. Ciaran Fitzgerald / Nikola Bubnic (USD) def. Hunter Nicholas / Rickey Baylon (SDSU) --- 8-2
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2
1. No. 49 Nikola Bubnic (USD) def. No. 109 Javier Pulgar (SDSU) --- 6-2, 6-3
2. No. 90 Patrick Pohlmann (USD) def. Derek Siddiqui (SDSU) --- 6-2, 6-3
3. Clarke Spinosa (USD) def. Thorsten Bertsch (SDSU) --- 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
4. No. 122 Thibaut Visy (USD) def. Freddy Gelbrich (SDSU) --- 6-3, 6-2
5. Victor Pugliese (USD) def. Hunter Nicholas (SDSU) --- 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-7)
6. Juan Florez (SDSU) def. Ciaran Fitzgerald (USD) --- 6-2, 3-6, 1-0
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 4, 3, 5, 6