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Aztec senior David Hough victorious in both doubles and singles


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October 13, 2019 (Santa Barbara) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team wrapped up a largely successful weekend at the UCSB Fall Classic on Sunday, posting two wins in doubles competition to go with a singles victory.

In the Flight A consolation doubles final, the Aztec duo of Aaro Pollanen (Helsinki, Finland) and Ignacio Martinez (Weston, Fla.) left no doubt in their encounter with UCLA’s Max Wild and Bryce Pereira, finishing with an 8-1 conquest.

The SDSU tandem of David Hough (Traralgon, Australia) and Rafael Gonzalez Almazan (Madrid, Spain) also emerged with an 8-5 triumph over UC Santa Barbara’s Alex Vedri and Alex Dominguez Soto in the Flight B third-place match.

Additionally, Hough continued his impressive fall in singles play with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Dominguez Soto in the third-place match of Flight B.

However, Martinez was not as fortunate in his duel with the Gauchos’ Will Saiga in the 11th-place match in the same flight, dropping a straight-set decision, 6-0, 7-5.

In the third-place match of Flight C, Gonzalez Almazan found himself in a heated battle with UCLA’s Blaine Hovenier, but ultimately fell short in a super-tiebreaker, 6-7(5), 7-6(3), 10-6.

San Diego State resumes its fall schedule next weekend when it competes in the ITA Southwest Regional Championships Oct. 17-20 on the campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

UCSB Fall Classic

Santa Barbara, Calif.

Day Three Results (SDSU only)

Doubles Flight A

Consolation Finals

Aaro Pollanen/Ignacio Martinez (SDSU) def. Max Wild/Bryce Pereira (UCLA), 8-1

Doubles Flight B

Third Place Match

David Hough/Rafael Gonzalez Almazan (SDSU) def. Alex Vedri/Alex Dominguez Soto (UCSB), 8-5

Flight B Singles

Third-Place Match

David Hough (SDSU) def. Alex Dominguez Soto (UCSB), 6-4, 6-2

11th-Place Match

Will Saiga (UCSB) def. Ignacio Martinez (SDSU), 6-0, 7-5

Flight C Singles

Third-Place Match

Blaine Hovenier (UCLA) def. Rafael Gonzalez Almazan (SDSU), 6-7(5), 7-6(3), 10-6

Day three draws

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