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February 28, 2019 (La Jolla) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team had two tandems emerge victorious on the opening night of competition at the 130th annual Pacific Coast Doubles Championships at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club.
Sander Gjoels-Andersen and Rafael Gonzalez Almazan posted an 8-3 triumph over Villanova’s Dylan Flanagan and Charlie Schuls, while Arnaud Restifo and Fabian Roensdorf joined forces to record an 8-0 shutout of another Wildcat duo in Collin Clumb and Danny Nomura.
With those decisions, Gjoels-Andersen and Gonzalez Almazan will square off against UCLA’s Bryce Pereira and Patrick Zaharaj in the round of 64 on Friday morning at 11 a.m., while Restifo and Roensdorf will lock horns with Derek Austin and Sean Mullins of Boston College at 12:30 p.m.
San Diego State will have four additional duos compete in round of 128 action Friday, including Nicholas Mitchell and Gavin Spencer, who will face UC Davis' Daniel Landa and Alex Scemanenco at 10:15 a.m., while Jan Kirchhoff and Ignacio Martinez battle another Villanova pairing in Tommy Mulflur and Stefan Agustin Suarez at 11:45 a.m.
The brackets also feature the combo of SDSU head coach Gene Carswell and assistant coach Jeff Thomsen, who will square off against Ball State's Tom Carney and Lucas Andersen at 8 a.m., while the tandem of David Hough and Aztec women's tennis assistant coach Nico Vinel received a bye and will await the winner of the match pitting Boston College's Peter Campana and Nicolas de Quesada against unattached Brandon Beardsley and Rodolfo Bukich no earlier than 10:30 a.m.
Earlier on Thursday afternoon, San Diego State won its second straight dual match with a 4-0 shutout of UC Davis at Aztec Tennis Center.
Pacific Coast Doubles Championships
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.
Feb. 28, 2019
SDSU Results Only
Round of 128
Sander Gjoels-Andersen/Rafael Gonzalez Almazan def. Dylan Flanagan/Charlie Schuls (VIL), 8-3
Arnaud Restifo/Fabian Roensdorf (SDSU) def. Collin Clumb and Danny Nomura (VIL), 8-0