Aggies Beat NAU; Play Idaho at 9 a.m. Sunday
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  03/31/2012
Senior Matej Stakne helped the Aggies clinch a 5-2 win on Saturday.
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (March 31) - The New Mexico State men's tennis team ended its 10-game losing streak by defeating Northern Arizona 5-2 Saturday afternoon at the NM State Tennis Center.

Five of the six singles players for NM State (5-13, 1-2 WAC) lost the first set to dig the Aggies into an early hole.  But NM State fought back against the Lumberjacks to send four of the singles matches to a decisive third set. 

Senior Matej Stakne trailed 2-1 in the third set before rallying to defeat Shaun Waters of NAU 6-7, 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 2 spot.  Stakne's win clinched the Aggies' first team victory since Feb. 5 against No. 54 UNLV. 

In the final match of the day, freshman Germain Degardin battled back after trailing 3-6, 3-4 to Northern Arizona's Patrick Schimmelbauer to send the match to a third set.  Degardin won the third 6-4.

Freshman Patrick Pfister helped NM State capture the early momentum after a quick 6-1, 6-4 victory at the No. 6 singles position.  Freshman Eduardo Cabrita won 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 at the No. 5 spot to end NAU's quick start after the Lumberjacks took the Nos. 3 and 6 singles matches.

The Aggies won the doubles point with victories by Marc Westgate/Luis Ramirez at No. 1 and Stakne/Cabrita at No. 3.

NM State will return to action Sunday morning when they host conference foe Idaho (9-13, 0-2 WAC) at 9 a.m. MT.

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Northern Arizona at New Mexico State

March 31, 2012 at Las Cruces, N.M.

(NM State Tennis Complex)

New Mexico State 5, Northern Arizona 2



No. 1: Robin Pezzutto (NAU) def. Marc Westgate (NMSU), 6-1, 6-2

No. 2: Matej Stakne (NMSU) def. Shaun Waters (NAU), 6-7, 6-1, 6-2

No. 3: Dominic Bermudez (NAU) def. Luis Ramirez (NMSU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

No. 4: Germain Degardin (NMSU) def. Patrick Schimmelbauer (NAU), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

No. 5: Eduardo Cabrita (NMSU) def. Robert Martin (NAU), 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

No. 6: Patrick Pfister (NMSU) def. Trevor Unger (NAU), 6-1, 6-4

Order of finish: 1, 6, 3, 5, 2, 4


No. 1: Westgate/Ramirez (NMSU) def. Waters/Unger (NAU), 8-4

No. 2: Schimmelbauer/Bermudez (NAU) def. Degardin/Pfister (NMSU), 8-6

No. 3: Stakne/Cabrita (NMSU) def. Pezzutto/Martin (NAU), 8-6

Order of finish: 1, 3, 2

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