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Mustangs Return to Winning Ways, Defeats St. John’s, 5-2

Mustangs Return to Winning Ways, Defeats St. John’s, 5-2

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly men's tennis team defeated the St. John's Red Storm, 5-2, in  a non-conference match on Thursday afternoon at the Mustang Courts.

With the win the Mustangs improve to 3-8 on the year while St. John's falls to 4-4. Cal Poly will return to the courts on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 10 am.

Play opened with the Mustangs dominating doubles play. Seniors Marco Comuzzo and Matt Thomson shutdown Lucas Hejhal and Vaidik Munshaw of St. John's, 8-1, on the first court while Garrett Auproux and Jurgen De Jager teamed to defeat Robert Liv and Michael-John Every on the third court, 8-4. With the doubles point secure, the match on the second court went unfinished.    

With the Mustangs up 1-0 after doubles play, Cal Poly made fast work on building on its lead.

Freshman Ben Donovan dominated J.R. Del Nunzio, 6-2 and 6-1, on the second court to put the Mustangs up, 2-0. Comuzzo followed up with a, 6-2 and 6-2, win on the first court over Erick Rayes.

De Jager followed suit with a, 6-2 and 6-2, win on the fourth court over Munshaw.

St. John's finally got on the board with a 7-5,6-0 win on the fifth court when Robert Livi defeated freshman Garrett Auproux.

Freshman Corey Pang secured the last Mustang point with a, 6-4 and 6-4, win over Hejhal on the third court.

Tennis Match Results
St. John's vs Cal Poly
Mar 06, 2014 at San Luis Obispo, Calif.
(Mustang Courts)
Cal Poly 5, St. John's 2

Singles competition
1. Marco Comuzzo (CP) def. Erick Rayes (STJOHNS) 6-2, 6-2
2. Ben Donovan (CP) def. J.R. Del Nunzio (STJOHNS) 6-2, 6-1
3. Corey Pang (CP) def. Lucas Hejhal (STJOHNS) 6-4, 6-4
4. Jurgen De Jager (CP) def. Vaidik Munshaw (STJOHNS) 6-2, 6-2
5. Robert Livi (STJOHNS) def. Garrett Auproux (CP) 7-5, 6-0
6. Gary Kushnirovich (STJOHNS) def. Naveen Beasley (CP) 7-5, 4-5 (9-11), 1-0 (10-8)

Doubles competition
1. Marco Comuzzo/Matt Thomson (CP) def. Lucas Hejhal/Vaidik Munshaw (STJOHNS) 8-1
2. Corey Pang/Devin Barber (CP) vs. Erick Rayes/J.R. Del Nunzio (STJOHNS) unfinished
3. Garrett Auproux/Jurgen De Jager (CP) def. Robert Livi/Michael-John Every (STJOHNS) 8-4

Match Notes:
St. John's 4-4
Cal Poly 3-8
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (2,1,4,5,3,6)