SACRAMENTO — The Saint Mary’s men’s tennis team (3-7) faced off against New Mexico State on the second day of the Golden State Invitational, and fell to the Aggies, 4-1, in a tight contest.
The day got started with high energy as Damon Kesaris and Nash Vollenweider took the win on court 1 of doubles action. The win is the fourth of the dual season for the duo.
After dropping the decision on court 2, the Gaels and Aggies fought for the doubles win on the third and final court. Brian Lee and Matthew Campana nearly pulled off the victory, but NMSU collected more points down the stretch to capture the early doubles point.
Kesaris continued his strong form, collecting his third win in singles action on court 2. Kesaris is now on a three-match win streak for SMC. Campana played a strong match for SMC on court 3, as his match went to a deciding third set. The match would go on to be unfinished with the score of 6-4, 6-7, 2-2.
Brian Lee played a competitive match, as the sophomore from Alameda, Calif. won the first set in a hard-fought tie-breaker, 7-6. The match would also go unfinished after a back-and-forth second set went 6-6.
In his usual spot on court 1, Vollenweider nearly pulled off another strong win for SMC. Vollenweider claimed the first set, 7-5, but dropped the next two in a valiant effort for the Gaels.
Saint Mary’s will play in the 7th place match versus Northern Colorado tomorrow at 9 a.m.
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