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Aggie Men’s Tennis Drops Tight Road Match at Gonzaga

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Box Score SPOKANE, Wash. – Utah State men’s tennis played its first road match of the season Saturday, falling to Gonzaga, 4-3. 

Gonzaga earned the doubles point Saturday. Though the Bulldogs swept the three matches, USU kept it tight as both the Nos. 1 and 3 courts went to extra games. 

The Aggies secured their three points in singles action. Fifth-year Sergiu Bucur defeated Matthew Hollingworth in the No. 1 spot. The two split the first two sets, but Hollingworth retired in the third to give Bucur the win. Senior Felipe Acosta posted a straight-set victory in the No. 2 position, defeating Leon Roider (6-2, 6-2). Sophomore Javier Ruiz also won in two, defeating Theo McDonald, 6-2, 7-5, in the No. 5 spot. 

Utah State continues its trip to Washington on Sunday, Feb. 7, with a 10 a.m. (MT) match at Eastern Washington. 

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RESULTS

Gonzaga 4, Utah State 3

Doubles


1. Matthew Hollingworth/Theo McDonald (GON) def. Felipe Acosta/Javier Ruiz (USU) 7-5

2. Leon Roider/Sasha Trkulja (GON) def. Souf El Mesbahi/Roko Savin (USU) 6-2

3. Hunter Egger/Matthew Perkins (GON) def. Sergiu Bucur/Keanu Rigby (USU) 6-5 

Singles

1. Sergiu Bucur (USU) def. Matthew Hollingworth (GON) 4-6, 6-5, Ret.

2. Felipe Acosta (USU) def. Leon Roider (GON) 6-2, 6-2

3. Sasha Trkulja (GON) def. Roko Savin (USU) 6-3, 6-3

4. Oliver Andersson (GON) def. Souf El Mesbahi (USU) 6-1, 7-6

5. Javier Ruiz (USU) def. Theo McDonald (GON) 6-2, 7-5

6. Hunter Egger (GON) def. Keanu Rigby (USU) 6-1, 7-6

Match Notes

Gonzaga, 3-0

Utah State, 1-1


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