April 12, 2013

Spartans Ground Owls, Dominating 6-1

KENNESAW, Ga. – The USC Upstate men's tennis team extended its Atlantic Sun Conference winning streak to three matches, downing Kennesaw State 6-1 on the road Friday at the Fair Oaks Tennis Center.

The Spartans (9-10, 3-4 A-Sun) picked up the doubles point for the third straight match, earning wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Upstate's No. 1 pairing of Matthias Kidler and Ramon Simonetti defeated KSU's (5-13, 2-5 A-Sun) Tobi Menhofer and Louis Theodor 8-3, while Yvon Haessig and Gonzalo Blanco beat Gianni Kubin and Gokalp Ozdemir 8-1 at No. 2 doubles for the Spartans.  

In singles action, Upstate made quick work of the Owls, claiming victories throughout the top five spots in the lineup. Kidler earned a 6-3, 6-3 win over Menhofer at No. 1 singles, while Simonetti swept Kubin 6-3, 6-0 at the No. 2 slot. Haessig kept things rolling for the Spartans at No. 3 singles, defeating Maksim Yorsh in a pair of 6-2 sets.

Viktor Selander earned a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Theodor at No. 4 singles, while Blanco beat Ozdemir 6-2, 7-5 at the No. 5 spot. KSU picked up a win at No. 6 singles as Alexander Pena claimed the first set 7-5 before retiring Upstate's Jamie Yates to the Spartans the 6-1 overall victory.

Upstate returns to action Saturday, traveling to Mercer for a 2 p.m. A-Sun match. Follow the Spartans this season on your mobile device, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

USC Upstate 6, Kennesaw State 1
Apr 12, 2013 at Marietta, Ga. (Fair Oaks Tennis Center) 

Singles competition
1. Matthias Kidler (UPSTM) def. Tobi Menhofer (KSUM) 6-4, 6-3
2. Ramon Simonetti (UPSTM) def. Gianni Kubin (KSUM) 6-3, 6-0
3. Yvon Haessig (UPSTM) def. Maksim Yorsh (KSUM) 6-3, 6-2
4. Viktor Selander (UPSTM) def. Louis Theodor (KSUM) 6-4, 6-4
5. Gonzalo Blanco (UPSTM) def. Gokalp Ozdemir (KSUM) 6-3, 7-5
6. Alexander Pena (KSUM) def. Jamie Yates (UPSTM) 7-5, 1-0, retired
Doubles competition
1. Matthias Kidler/Ramon Simonetti (UPSTM) def. Tobi Menhofer/Louis Theodor (KSUM) 8-3
2. Yvon Haessig/Gonzalo Blanco (UPSTM) def. Gianni Kubin/Gokalp Ozdemir (KSUM) 8-1
3. Alexander Pena/Maksim Yorsh (KSUM) def. Viktor Selander/Jacob Darling (UPSTM) 8-5
Match Notes
USC Upstate 9-10, 3-4 A-Sun
Kennesaw State 5-13, 2-5 A-Sun
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,3,6,1,5,4)