DURHAM, N.C. – The University of San Diego Men’s Tennis team (4-0) advanced to the ITA National Indoor Championships on Sunday after defeating No. 23 Duke (1-2) 4-2 in the final round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Championships will take place on February 12-15 in Charlottesville, Va.
In the top spot, doubles pair, No. 7 Jordan Angus and Filip Vittek earned a 6-4 win over Nicolas Alvarez and Vincent Lin. Duke claimed the first doubles victory when TJ Pura and Catalin Mateas topped Jaan Kononov and Romain Kalaydjian 6-2. Joshua Page and Uros Petronijevic secured the doubles point when they bested Josh Levine and Adrian Chamdani 7-5 in the two-spot.
The two teams battled in singles play with Duke taking the first match 6-3, 6-2 with Mateas beating No. 82 Kalaydjian. The Blue Devils added their second point and secured a 2-1 lead when Chamdani earned a 6-4, 6-4 win over No. 58 Kononov in the five-spot.
The Toreros fought back after No. 35 Petronijevic secured USD’s first singles point with a 6-4, 7-5 win over No. 12 Alvarez. Vittek also earned a straight-sets victory, 6-4, 7-6 (10-8), against Lin. With the Toreros leading 3-1 Page secured the clinching point when he won his match 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 over Duke’s Levine.
No. 34 Angus was the only Torero to not complete his singles match, he trailed Duke’s No. 102 Pura 6-3, 2-6, 3-4 in a tightly contested match.
It was the Toreros third victory over a ranked team this season. They will face their fourth ranked opponent in their next match on Friday February 5, when they visit Los Angeles to face No. 12 UCLA.
Tennis Match Results
San Diego vs Duke
Jan 24, 2016 at Durham, N.C.
(Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center)
#19 San Diego 4, #23 Duke 2
- #35 Uros Petronijevic (USD) def. #12 Nicolas Alvarez (DU) 6-4, 7-5
- #102 TJ Pura (DU) vs. #34 Jordan Angus (USD) 3-6, 6-2, 4-3, unfinished
- Filip Vittek (USD) def. Vincent Lin (DU) 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)
- Catalin Mateas (DU) def. #82 Romain Kalaydjian (USD) 6-3, 6-2
- Adrian Chamdani (DU) def. Jaan Kononov (USD) 6-4, 6-4
- Joshua Page (USD) def. Josh Levine (DU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Order of Finish (4,5,1,3,6)
- #7 Jordan Angus/Filip Vittek (USD) def. Nicolas Alvarez/Vincent Lin (DU) 6-4
- Joshua Page/Uros Petronijevic (USD) def. Josh Levine/Adrian Chamdani (DU) 7-5
- TJ Pura/Catalin Mateas (DU) def. Jaan Kononov/Romain Kalaydjian (USD) 6-3
Order of Finish (3,1,2)
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