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WNMU Men at Grand Canyon

February 11th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Mustang men’s tennis team had another quick turnaround after playing last weekend in Albuquerque on Saturday and Sunday, the 2-1 Mustangs made the trip to Phoenix to participate in the Grand Canyon tournament. WNMU opened play against University of Hawaii Hilo with an exciting match that saw almost every match come down to a tie breaker.

WNMU’s Johan Weich lost his singles match at the #1 spot 6-3, 6-4 to Carlos Quijano. Juan Pablo Fuentes went 3 sets at #2, 4-6, 6-3, 8-10 before falling to Ryan Coffey. Matthieu Covizzi took the first set 7-6, lost 6-7 and fell 5-10 in the tiebreaker at #3 for the Mustangs. But the Stangs’ 4, 5 and 6 players would keep the Mustangs alive. Rodrigo Almeida pulled out a 3 set win, 6-4, 1-6, 10-5 to get the ball rolling for Coach Guy Dupont. Jean Benoit Belin kept it going at 6-1, 2-6, 10-6 in another exciting nail biter. Alvaro Nunez rounded out the singles split with a relatively mundane 6-4, 6-3 win.

That boiled it down to the doubles matches. Fuentes and Weich took the court at #1 doubles and got the win 8-6. But that would be all the winning for the Mustangs at Almeida and Covizzi fell in extra games 8-9 and Belin and Roy Ulibarri fell at #3 doubles 3-8. The Mustangs fell 5-4 on the day.

The Mustangs then took on Grand Caynon. Just like the first match, WNMU split the singles matches. Weich fell 6-4, 7-5; Fuentes dropped his #2 singles 6-1, 6-1. Matthieu Corizzi got the first win for WNMU 6-4, 4-6, 10-5 in the tiebreaker. Almeida continued the winning at #4 dropping the first set 1-6 before coming from behind to win 6-3, 10-2. Belin got the third singles win at #5 with a 3-6, 6-1, 10-4 victory. Nunez was unable to keep the winning streak going dropping a close 6-3, 7-5 match. Again it came down to doubles but this time the Mustangs got swept. Weich/Fuentes lost 2-8; Almeida/Belin lost 8-9 (7-3) and Corizzi/Ulibarri fell 8-4.

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