Men's tennis takes down Montana State

March 12, 2011

Sacramento, Calif. - The UT Arlington men's tennis team recorded a 7-0 win against Montana State Saturday afternoon in Sacramento, CA. UTA improves their overall record to 6-5.

"We had a great match against Montana State today," said head coach Diego Benitez. "All the guys played well but I would like to point out our doubles performance. It has been a while since we won all three doubles matches. We've been working hard to improve it and today it showed that we are on the right track. Today's wins were important because it will give us confidence for upcoming matches."

The Mavericks opened doubles action, winning all three matches. The last time the Mavs recorded wins in all three matches was earlier this season against Centenary on February 11.

Mindaugas Celedinas and Yauheni Yakauleu recorded an 8-3 win against Fletcher Keyes and Pawel Turzanski in the top flight while Nicolas Moreno and David Subirats collected an 8-4 victory over Diego Campos Contreras and Alberto Fuentes in the No. 2 position.

Brieuc Hamon and Erik Hjertonsson handed Markus Schleuter and Prithiv Sivasubramaniam an 8-0 loss in the No. 3 flight.

Already with a 1-0 advantage, the Mavericks continued their dominating ways, winning all six flights.

Celedinas handed Turzanski a 6-2, 6-2 loss in the top flight while Yakauleu recorded a 5-7, 6-2 and 10-8 win against Keyes in the No. 2 position.

In the No. 3 flight, Hjertonsson notched a 6-0, 6-3 win over Fuentes while Subirats recorded a 6-4, 6-3 win against Schleuter in the No. 4 position.

Jason Lateko picked up a 6-3, 6-4 victory in the No. 5 spot against Campos Contreras and freshman Moreno wrapped up the No. 6 flight with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Sivasubramaniam.



The Mavericks will be back in action tomorrow against St. Mary's.


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