LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State men’s tennis team earned its eighth home victory of the season on Wednesday, April 2 with a 4-0 win over Western New Mexico. The Aggies move to 9-10 this season.
In doubles play, sophomore Naveen Manivannan and Marc Westgate teamed up for an 8-2 win at the No. 1 spot while redshirt sophomore Paul Denele and junior Patrick Pfister won 8-5 at the second court.
NM State went into singles play with the 1-0 lead and was victorious in three more matches for the win. Denele won at the No. 3 singles position 6-0, 6-0 and the next two Aggie wins came at the fifth and sixth courts.
Sophomore Liam Goldberg won his match over Francisco Damasio in straight sets (6-0, 6-0) and junior Patrick Pfister defeated Omar Lopez 6-0, 6-1.
NM State concludes the regular season at home against Grand Canyon on April 12 and UT-Permian Basin on April 13.
Manivannan/Westgate (NMSU) def. Almeida/Pageault (WNMU) 8-2
Denele/Pfister (NMSU) def. Nunez/Damasio (WNMU) 8-5
Degardin/Baron (NMSU) vs. Brechtel/Lopez (WNMU) DNF
Marc Westgate (NMSU) vs. Rodrigo Almeida (WNMU) DNF
Strahinja Trecakov (NMSU) vs. Jean-Laurent Pageault (WNMU) DNF
Paul Denele (NMSU) def. Sascha Brechtel (WNMU) 6-0, 6-0
Germain Degardin (NMSU) vs. Alvaro Nunez (WNMU) DNF
Liam Goldberg (NMSU) def. Francisco Damasio (WNMU) 6-0, 6-0
Patrick Pfister (NMSU) def. Omar Lopez (WNMU) 6-0, 6-1