No. 65 Cal Poly Men's Tennis Defeats Hawai’i, 4-3

No. 65 Cal Poly Men's Tennis Defeats Hawai’i, 4-3


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly men's tennis team defeated the University of Hawai'i , 4-3, in a Big West Conference match on senior day on the Mustang Courts Tuesday afternoon on the Cal Poly campus.

With the win the Mustangs move into first place in the conference standings with a 4-1 Big West record and are 12-8 overall. UH falls to 6-12 overall and 3-2 in conference matches.

Play opened in dominating fashion with the Mustangs winning all three doubles matches and securing the doubles point. Seniors Andre Dome and Jordan Bridge made quick work on the No. 1 court with an 8-1 win over Jonathan Brooklyn and Dmytro Kovaloyov.

Juniors Marco Comuzzo and Matt Thomson defeated Nils Schuhmann and Carter Lam, 8-2, on the second court while Naveen Beasley and Gannon Daynes took care of Jared Spiker and David Schuster, 8-4, on the third court.

With the Mustangs up 1-0, Dome, ranked 25th in the nation, dominated Spiker on the first court in singles play, 6-0 and 6-0. Thomson put the Mustangs up 3-0 with a 6-3, 6-1, win over Danilo Casanova on the sixth court.

UH finally got on the board with a 6-2, 6-3, win on the fourth court when Chas Okamoto defeated Derek Klein and took and closed the match 3-2 lead when Naveen Beasley was forced to retire on the fifth court.

Bridge got the Mustangs back on track and closed out the win for the team with a three-set win, 6-3, 2-6 and 6-4, on the third court over Kovaloyov.  

UH picked up the final point on the second court, when Brooklyn defeated Comuzzo, 5-7, 6-4 and 6-2.

Prior to the start of the match with Hawai'i, Cal Poly honored the team's two seniors, Andre Dome and Jordan Bridge, playing in their final home match at Cal Poly.

The Mustangs return to the court on April 20 when the team travels to UC Santa Barbara for the team's final regular season match at 1 pm.


Tennis Match Results

University of Hawai'i vs Cal Poly
Apr 16, 2013 at San Luis Obispo, Calif.
(Mustang Courts)

#65 Cal Poly 4, University of Hawai'i 3

Singles competition
1. #25 Andre Dome (CP) def. Jared Spiker (UH) 6-0, 6-0
2. Jonathan Brooklyn (UH) def. Marco Comuzzo (CP) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
3. Jordan Bridge (CP) def. Dmytro Kovaloyov (UH) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
4. Chas Okamoto (UH) def. Derek Klein (CP) 6-2, 6-3
5. Nils Schuhmann (UH) def. Naveen Beasley (CP) 6-2, 4-6, 1-2, retired
6. Matt Thomson (CP) def. Danilo Casanova (UH) 6-3, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Andre Dome/Jordan Bridge (CP) def. Jonathan Brooklyn/Dmytro Kovaloyov (UH) 8-1
2. Marco Comuzzo/Matt Thomson (CP) def. Nils Schuhmann/Carter Lam (UH) 8-2
3. Naveen Beasley/Gannon Daynes (CP) def. Jared Spiker/David Schuster (UH) 8-4

Match Notes:
University of Hawai'i 6-12, 3-2 BWC
Cal Poly 12-8, 4-1 BWC; National ranking #65
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,6,4,5,3,2)