Sept. 13, 2013
BOSTON, Mass. -The University of San Diego men's tennis team kicked off their 2013-14 season by winning three singles matches over Tulsa in Harvard's Chowder Fest Friday.
Senior Clarke Spinosa, who is ranked No. 42, knocked off No. 12 Japie De Klerk 6-4, 5-6, 6-2. Uros Petronijevic and Andrew Raphaelson also won their singles matches. Petronijevic won 5-6, 6-2, 6-2 over Carlos Bautista and Raphaelson won in straight sets 6-2, 6-5 against Daniel Santos.
Romain Kalaydjian, Ciaran Fitzgerald, and Patrick Hall all fell in their singles matches against Tulsa. Kalaydjian lost to No. 30 Clifford Marsland 6-3, 6-1, Fitzgerald was knocked off by Alejandro Espejo 6-4, 5-6, 6-2, and Hall fell 6-5, 6-3 to Dylan McCloskey in his Torero debut. Andrew Carlisle fell to Harvard's Conor Haughey 6-1, 6-4.
The Toreros struggled in doubles play against Harvard, losing all three matches. Complete results are listed below.
Day One Results
Singles Competition against Tulsa (winners in bold)
Singles Flight 1: J. De Klerk (Tulsa) v. C. Spinosa (USD) 6-4, 5-6, 6-2
Singles Flight 2: C. Marsland (Tulsa) v. R. Kalaydjian(USD) 6-3, 6-1
Singles Flight 3: C. Bautista (Tulsa) v. U. Petronijevic (USD) 5-6, 6-2, 6-2
Singles Flight 4: A. Espejo (Tulsa) v. C. Fitzgerald (USD) 6-4, 5-6, 6-3
Singles Flight 5: D. Santos (Tulsa) v. A. Raphaelson (USD) 6-2, 6-5
Singles Flight 6: D. McCloskey (Tulsa) v. P. Hall (USD) 6-5, 6-3
Doubles Competition against Harvard
Doubles Flight 1: Nguyen/MacMaster (Harvard) v. Spinosa/Petronijevic (USD) 8-3
Doubles Flight 2: Steinroeder/Yeung (Harvard) v. Fitzgerland/Kalaydjian (USD) 8-4
Doubles Flight 3: Lam/N. Mahlangu (Harvard) v. Raphaelson/Hall (USD) 8-5