Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version Share this


Two Aztec doubles teams split two matches each


Photo courtesy

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

Consolation Semifinals

Raul de la Torre/Rafael Gonzalez Almazan (SDSU) def. Sreeganesh Manoharan/Marc Isaia (UCSD), 6-2

Consolation Finals

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

Day two results

Error message

Local news in the public interest is more important now than ever, during the COVID-19 crisis. Our reporters, as essential workers, are dedicated to keeping you informed, even though we’ve had to cancel fundraising events. Please give the gift of community journalism by donating at