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Junior Alex Scemanenco posts singles victory
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October 17, 2021 (San Diego) - San Diego State junior Alex Scemanenco (Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif.) was victorious in singles competition to highlight the final day of action for the Aztecs at the SDSU Fall Invitational Sunday on the courts of Aztec Tennis Center.

The weekend round-robin event was comprised of players from Arizona, UNLV, Loyola Marymount and UC San Diego, along with the Aztecs.

After dropping a hard-fought decision on Saturday, Scemanenco rebounded to defeat UNLV’s Tom Ciszewski 6-2, 6-1 for his third win of the year.

However, SDSU’s two other participants were not as fortunate against their respective Rebel combatants, as sophomore Judson Blair (Salem, Ore.) fell short to Zac Brodney 6-1, 7-6(5), while fellow classmate Roni Rikkonen (Tampere, Finland) was upended by Thomas Navarro 6-2, 6-4.

Earlier in doubles, the Aztecs came up empty against a pair of Arizona tandems. Rikkonen and Scemanenco suffered an 8-1 defeat at the hands of Jared Harwood and Nick Lagaev, while Blair combined with UC San Diego’s Zach Ermert to face Jett Middleton and Conner Olsen. However, the Wildcat duo prevailed by an 8-4 count.

San Diego State returns to action next week when the full squad travels up the coast for the ITA Southwest Regional Championships Oct. 21-24 in Malibu, California.

SDSU Fall Invitational

Day Three Results

Oct. 17, 2021

Aztec Tennis Center—San Diego, Calif.



Jared Horwood/Nick Lagaev (Arizona) def. Roni Rikkonen/Alex Scemanenco (SDSU) 8-1

Jett Middleton/Conner Olsen (Arizona) def. Judson Blair (SDSU)/Zach Ermert (UCSD) 8-4

Rana-Roop Bhullar/Jose Dominguez Alonso (LMU) def. Zac Brodney/Tom Ciszewski (UNLV) 8-3

John Bryan Otico/Ermin Torlic (LMU) def. Jack Hambrook/Thomas Navarro (UNLV) 8-2



Alex Scemanenco (SDSU) def. Tom Ciszewski (UNLV) 6-2, 6-1

Zac Brodney (UNLV) def. Judson Blair (SDSU) 6-1, 7-6(5)

Thomas Navarro (UNLV) def. Roni Rikkonen (SDSU) 6-2, 6-4

Zach Ermert (UCSD) def. Jack Hambrook (UNLV) 6-0, 6-0

Rana-Roop Bhullar (LMU)def. Nick Lagaev (Arizona) 6-4, 6-4

Jose Dominguez Alonso (LMU) def. Jett Middleton (Arizona) 6-2, 6-4

Conner Olsen (Arizona) def. Ermin Torlic (LMU) 6-4, 7-5

Jared Horwood (Arizona) def. John Bryan Otico (LMU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

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