LAS CRUCES, N.M.
(March 1) - The New Mexico state men's tennis team earned a 6-1 win over
the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks on Friday, March 1, during the home opening
match at the Aggie Tennis Center. NM State moves to 5-3 in dual play.
The Aggies swept the doubles matches to win the first point
of the day. Luis Ramirez and Marc Westgate claimed an 8-4 win over their
Lumberjack opponents at the top doubles spot to help NM State with the point.
"We played well today," head coach Carlos Vargas said. "We
played better in doubles, but will have to step it up for UTA on Sunday."
The Aggies picked up five of the six singles points on the
day with the only loss coming at the No. 3 court as Westgate battled three sets
before falling 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to his opponent. Ramirez took his point at the No.
1 singles position in straight sets, while Strahinja Trecakov picked up the
points at court six in consecutive sets also.
Paul Denele and Germain Degardin worked at courts four and
five for Aggie points as well. Degardin won 6-0, 4-6 (13-11) and Denele went
three sets before clinching the point 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.
NM State is back in action on Sunday, March 3, to open
Western Athletic Conference play against UT Arlington. The match is set for 10
NM State 6, NAU 1
Aggie Tennis Center
Ramirez/Westgate (NMS) def. Waters/Black
Degardin/Blank (NMS) def. Laleli/Schimmelbaur
Fernandez/Mannivanan (NMS) def. Martin/Vhger
Ramirez (NMS) def. Waters (NAU) 7-6, 6-1
Fernandez (NMS) def. Schimmelbaur (NAU) 6-3, 6-4
Martin (NAU) def. Westgate (NMS) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
Degardin (NMS) def. Black (NAU) 6-0, 4-6 (13-11)
Denele (NMS) def. Laleli (NAU) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
Trecakov (NMS) def. Burrios (NAU) 6-3, 7-5