MTEN | Gaels Open 2018 with 4-3 Victory Versus Sacramento State
Saint Mary's won its season opener versus the Hornets on a cool Friday afternoon.
MORAGA, Calif. — On a cool day, Saint Mary’s men’s tennis got 2018 off to a solid start after defeating visiting Sacramento State in a competitive dual match, 4-3, at Timothy Korth Tennis Complex.
“Today was a great win for the team,” said head coach Greg Kennett. “Our top doubles team defeated the best team in the region, and Nash [Vollenweider] played a solid match for us on court 2.”
The Gaels blew past the Hornets in doubles action, with convincing wins on courts 1 and 3 to head into singles action with the 1-0 advantage. Damon Kesaris and Nash Vollenweider showcased their top notch teamwork to the 6-2 victory on court 1. Matis Bot and Jacob Lagman were too much for the Hornets, as the duo won their match 6-1.
Kesaris and Vollenweider continued to lead the Gaels as each secured victories in singles competition. Bot faced a three-setter, but the sophomore pulled through in the end with the 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 win.
The Gaels will continue 2018 at Fresno State on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 12 p.m. PT.
Saint Mary’s 4, Sacramento State 3
Timothy Korth Tennis Complex
Jan. 19, 2018
SMC Nash Vollenweider/ Damon Kesaris d. SAC ST Mikus Losbergs/ Kasparas Zemaitelis 6-2
SAC ST Hermont Legaspi/ Bernardo Moraes d. SMC Matt Campana/ Jackson Hawk 7-5
SMC Matis Bot/ Jacob Lagman d. SAC ST Donald Hall/ Dom Miller 6-1
Damon Kesaris d. Losbergs 7-6, 6-4
Nash Vollenweider d. Miller 6-3, 7-6
Legaspi d. Matthew Campana 6-3, 6-3
Matis Bot d. Zemaitelis 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
Hall d. Daniel Krutik 6-4, 6-2
Chabut d. Jacob Lagman 6-2, 7-6
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