Two Aztec doubles teams split two matches each
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October 6, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men's tennis team continued play at the Aztec Fall Invitational on Saturday, with two doubles tandems splitting a pair of matches apiece at Aztec Tennis Center.
In the Black Flight main draw, the duo of juniors David Hough (Traralgon, Australia) and Nicholas Mitchell (Ojai, Calif.) knocked off Southern Utah’s Remus Cope and Keonho Shin in the quarterfinals by a 6-2 tally, but were unable to clinch a spot in the championship final after suffering a 6-3 defeat at the hands of UC Irvine’s Daniel Gealer and Brian Man-Son-Hing in their semifinal encounter.
Likewise in the consolation semifinals of the Red Flight, the pairing of juniors Rafael Gonzalez Almazan (Madrid, Spain) and Nicholas Mitchell (Ojai, Calif.) emerged with a 6-2 victory over UC San Diego’s Sreeganesh Manoharan and Marc Isaia, but could not duplicate the result in the title match, falling to Pacific’s Tadiwa Chinamo and Akram El Sallaly by a 6-3 count.
SDSU saw light action in consolation singles competition, as Hough exacted a small measure of revenge against Man-Song-Hing with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph, while de la Torre dispatched Cope in straight sets as well, 6-1, 7-5.
The Aztec Fall Invitational wraps up on Sunday with championship and consolation matches in both doubles and singles competition, beginning at 9 a.m. Admission is free to the public.
Aztec Fall Invitational
Oct. 6, 2018
Aztec Tennis Center
SDSU Results Only
Doubles – Black Flight
Main Draw Quarterfinals
David Hough/Nicholas Mitchell (SDSU) def. Remus Cope/Keonho Shin (SUU), 6-2
Main Draw Semifinals
Daniel Gealer/Bruce Man-Song-Hing (UCI) def. David Hough/Nicholas Mitchell (SDSU), 6-3
Doubles – Red Flight
Raul de la Torre/Rafael Gonzalez Almazan (SDSU) def. Sreeganesh Manoharan/Marc Isaia (UCSD), 6-2
Tadiwa Chinamo/Akram El Sallaly (UOP) def. Raul de la Torre/Rafael Gonzalez Almazan (SDSU), 6-3
Singles – Consolation Matches
David Hough (SDSU) def. Bruce Man-Song-Hing (UCI), 6-2, 6-2
Raul de la Torre (SDSU) def. Remus Cope (SUU), 6-1, 7-5