Men’s Tennis Continues Solid Play with Win over No. 64 San Diego State

Men’s Tennis Continues Solid Play with Win over No. 64 San Diego State


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly men's tennis team picked up its second win of the season against a ranked team this season when the team defeated No. 64 San Diego State in dominating fashion with a 6-1 win non-conference win on Saturday on the Mustang Courts.  The Mustangs entered the match ranked 57th, improved to 3-2 on the season while SDSU fell to 3-2 on the season.


Cal Poly will continue play this weekend at the Avila Bay Club when they host UC Santa Cruz at  10 am.


Doubles play opened with Marco Comuzzo and Naveen Beasley dominating on the third court over Spencer Simon and Shiva Sangwan, winning 8-5, but SDSU came right back to take the second match on the second court, 8-5, with Derek Siddiqui and Andraik Khachatyano defeating Matt Thomson and Gannon Daynes.


With doubles tied with a win each, it came down to the match on the first court where Andre Dome and Jordan Bridge battled Hunter Nicholas to an 8-7 win with the doubles point going to the Mustangs.


In singles play on the first court, Dome ranked 89th in the country, made quick work of Siddiqui, 6-1, 6-2, to put the Mustangs up 2-0. Naveen Beasley was not far behind when he defeated Simon, 6-1, 6-2, on the sixth court.


Jurgen De Jager sealed the win for the Mustangs on the fifth court with a straight-set, 6-2, 6-2, win over Juan Fiorez, but it was freshman Derek Klein who pulled off the upset of the day when he defeated 123-ranked Khachatyano in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-3.


Bridge defeated Nickolas on the third court, 6-2, 7-6, and with the match decided Bertsch defeated Comuzzo, 7-6 and 6-2, on the second court.

 Tennis Match Results
San Diego State vs Cal Poly
Feb 02, 2013 at
#57 Cal Poly 6, #64 San Diego State 1
Singles competition
1. #89 Andre Dome (CP) def. Derek Siddiqui (SDSU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Thorsten Bertsch (SDSU) def. Marco Comuzzo (CP) 7-6, 6-2
3. Jordan Bridge (CP) def. Hunter Nicholas (SDSU) 6-2, 7-6
4. Derek Klein (CP) def. #123 Andraik Khachatyano (SDSU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Jurgen De Jager (CP) def. Juan Fiorez (SDSU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Naveen Beasley (CP) def. Spencer Simon (SDSU) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Andre Dome/Jordan Bridge (CP) def. Hunter Nicholas/Thorsten Bertsch (SDSU) 8-7
2. Derek Siddiqui/Andraik Khachatyano (SDSU) def. Matt Thomson/Gannon Daynes (CP) 8-5
3. Marco Comuzzo/Naveen Beasley (CP) def. Spencer Simon/Shiva Sangwan (SDSU) 8-5
Match Notes:
San Diego State 3-2; National ranking #64
Cal Poly 3-2; National ranking #57
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,6,5,4,2)