Aztecs eliminated from main draw doubles and singles
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October 18, 2019 (Malibu) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team continued action at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships on Friday with five singles matches and one doubles encounter on the courts of Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center.
The Aztecs, however, were unable to advance in the main draw of either bracket, posting just one victory in consolation singles play.
In the doubles round of 16, the SDSU tandem of juniors Ignacio Martinez and Aaro Pollanen were eliminated after suffering an 8-3 setback at the hands of Loyola Marymount’s Max Kaiser and Ryan Brown.
Meanwhile in singles competition, junior Jan Kirchhoff was ousted from the main draw as well after falling short against Cal Poly’s Antoine Noel, 6-4, 6-2, in the round of 16.
Over in the back draw, Alex Scemanenco split his two matches, outlasting UC Riverside’s Gilbert Chung in a super-tiebreaker, 3-6, 6-4, 10-6, before running out of steam against LMU’s Ethan Prost, who dealt the Aztec sophomore a 6-2, 6-0 defeat.
SDSU’s other remaining singles competitor, freshman Daniel Traxler, was upended in his first-round consolation match by Arizona’s Nick Lagaev, who claimed a straight-set decision, 7-6(4), 6-3.
The ITA Southwest Regional Championships resume Saturday morning on the campus of Pepperdine University.
ITA Southwest Regional Championships
Oct. 18, 2019
Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center
SDSU Results Only
Doubles – Main Draw Round of 16
Max Kaiser/Ryan Brown (LMU) def. Ignacio Martinez/Aaro Pollanen (SDSU), 8-3
Singles – Main Draw Round of 32
Antoine Noel (CP) def. Jan Kirchhoff (SDSU), 6-4, 6-2
Singles – Consolation Draw – Round of 32
Alex Scemanenco (SDSU) def. Gilbert Chung (UCR), 3-6, 6-4, 10-6
Nick Lagaev (ARIZ) def. Daniel Traxler (SDSU), 7-6(4), 6-3
Singles – Consolation Draw – Round of 16
Ethan Prost (LMU) def. Alex Scemanenco (SDSU), 6-2, 6-0