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Aztecs compete in four singles matches


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November 7, 2021 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team concluded its fall tournament schedule on Sunday, as four players battled opponents from the University of San Diego in singles at the San Diego Veterans Tennis Classic on the USD campus.

Just one day after posting three victories, the Aztecs came up empty on the final day of the inaugural event, which was held on the courts of Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center.

Roni Rikkonen (Tampere, Finland) and Judson Blair (Salem, Ore.) both had their two-match winning streaks snapped at the hands of their Torero adversaries. Rikkonen was unable to extend his encounter with Blake Kasday, who prevailed in a second set tie-breaker to win, 6-3, 7-6(6), while Blair fell victim to Will Davies, 6-3, 6-1.

Similarly, Jules Auffray (Hyeres, France) was edged by Nikhil Niranjan, 6-4, 6-4, while Alex Scemanenco (Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif.) dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to Sacchitt Sharrma.

In addition to the Aztecs and Toreros, the San Diego Veterans Tennis Classic featured competitors from UC San Diego, San Diego Christian and Navy.

San Diego State will break for a two-month hiatus before opening its dual-match schedule on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, with a home doubleheader against UC San Diego and a team to be announced.

San Diego Veterans Tennis Classic

Day Three Results (SDSU only)

Nov. 7, 2021

Hogan Tennis Center—San Diego, Calif.



Blake Kasday (USD) def. Roni Rikkonen (SDSU) 6-3, 7-6(6)

Nikhil Niranjan (USD) def. Jules Auffray (SDSU) 6-4, 6-4

Sacchitt Sharrma (USD) def. Alex Scemanenco (SDSU) 6-4, 6-3

Will Davies (USD) def. Judson Blair (SDSU) 6-3, 6-1

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