Johannes Seeman, Alexander Mändma are double winners for the Aztecs
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September 26, 2021 (Westlake Village, Calif.) - Select San Diego State men’s tennis players wrapped up competition at the North Ranch Invitational on Sunday, sweeping both doubles matches before splitting four battles in singles play on the courts of North Ranch Country Club.
Johannes Seeman and Alexander Mändma won twice for the Scarlet and Black, combining their talents to record a hard-four doubles victory over the Pepperdine tandem of Pietro Fellin and Eric Hadigian, 8-6.
Later in the afternoon, the Aztec teammates both emerged triumphant in three sets during singles competition against Nebraska, as Seeman toppled Nic Wiedenhorn, 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3, while Mändma duplicated the feat against Victor Moreno Lozano by a score of 6-0, 4-6, 6-4.
However, Joe Tyler was not as fortunate in his encounter with Roni Hietaranta, dropping a 6-1, 6-4 decision to his Husker adversary. Meanwhile, Nebraska’s William Gleason spoiled Victor Castro’s bid for a perfect weekend, overcoming an early deficit to edge the SDSU junior in three sets, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Earlier in doubles, Castro and Tyler joined forces to defeat the Loyola Marymount duo of John Bryan Otico and Isaac Becroft in a hard-fought tiebreaker, 8-7(4).
San Diego State returns to action next weekend when it splits the squad for a pair of tournaments. Select Aztecs will compete in the pre-qualifying rounds of the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma starting Saturday, Oct. 2, while another SDSU contingent travels to the desert for the three-day Wildcat Invitational Oct. 1-3 in Tucson, Arizona.
2021 North Ranch Invitational
Day Three Results (SDSU only)
North Ranch Country Club, Westlake Village, Calif.
Victor Castro/Joe Tyler (SDSU) def. Isaac Becroft/John Bryan 0tico (LMU), 8-7(4)
Alexander Mändma/Johannes Seeman (SDSU) def. Pietro Fellin/Eric Hadigian (Pepperdine), 8-6
Johannes Seeman (SDSU) def. Nic Wiedenhorn (Nebraska), 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3
Roni Hietaranta (Nebraska) def. Joe Tyler (SDSU), 6-1, 6-4
William Gleason (Nebraska) def. Victor Castro (SDSU), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Alexander Mändma (SDSU) def. Victor Moreno Lozano (Nebraska), 6-0, 4-6, 6-4