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MTEN | Gaels Solid in Singles Action Versus New Mexico State

Jan. 27, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. — Saint Mary’s men’s tennis (1-2) nearly clinched its second win of the dual season Saturday afternoon, but fell just short in a close battle versus New Mexico State, 4-3 at LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.

Damon Kesaris remains undefeated in the spring after securing his third straight singles victory on court 1. The sophomore blew past Luis Flores in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. Senior leader Nash Vollenweider displayed top notch tennis to win a straight-set affair on court 2.

Daniel Krutik got his first singles win of the dual season in an epic three-set clash on court 5. The junior from Israel won the third set tiebreaker, 10-7.

The Gaels will return to the courts tomorrow to face Arizona. First serves versus the Wildcats is set for 12:30 p.m. PT.

Saint Mary’s 3, New Mexico State 4
LaNelle Robson Tennis Center
Jan. 27, 2018

1. Damon Kesaris (SMC) d. Luis Flores (NMSU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Nash Vollenweider (SMC) d. Stijn de Haan (NMSU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Sergi Espias (NMSU) d. Matthew Campana (SMC) 6-2, 6-2
4. Enrique Asmar (NMSU) d. Matis Bot (SMC) 6-4, 6-4
5. Daniel Krutik (SMC) d. Mauri Benitez (NMSU) 6-4, 2-6, 10-7
6. Louis Menard (NMSU) d. Jacob Lagman (SMC) 6-4, 6-3

1. Christofer Goncalves/Luis Flores (NMSU) DNF Damon Kesaris/Nash Vollenweider (SMC)
2. De Haan/Benitez (NMSU) d. Campana/Hawk (SMC) 6-2
3. Asmar/Menard (NMSU) d. Lagman/Bot (SMC) 6-1

Order of finish: Doubles (3, 2,1); Singles (2, 1, 3, 6, 4, 5)



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