Shop Now
Article Image
Courtesy: Jeff Huehn/UTSA Athletics

UTSA wraps up home slate on Saturday with pair of victories

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 03/23/2014
Courtesy UTSA Athletics
Print RSS

SAN ANTONIO — The UTSA men's tennis team picked up a pair of victories on Saturday, as it defeated Texas-Pan American, 5-1, and NCAA Division II No. 29 St. Mary's, 7-0, at the UTSA Tennis Center.

The Roadrunners improved to 8-11 with the doubleheader sweep in their final home appearance of the year.

In the opener, UTSA made quick work of a shorthanded UTPA squad. The Broncs (3-12) did not have six players, so no match was contested at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles.

The No. 33-ranked doubles team of Joel Rubio and Tomas Stillman scored an 8-3 win against Ricardo Hopker and Chetan Panditi at No. 1 and Yannick Junger and Boburjon Kamiljanov teamed up for an 8-4 decision over Juan Cruz Soria and Alejandro Sanoja on the second court.

In singles, Stillman ran his record to 14-2 on the year with a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 2, while Junger, Rubio and Diogo Casa also registered wins to help UTSA snap a two-match losing streak.

In the afternoon matchup with crosstown foe St. Mary's, the Roadrunners turned in their first sweep of the season.

Rubio and Stillman moved their ledger to 14-3 after beating Michael Maciel and Raickovic Philipp, 8-4, on court one. Junger and Kamiljanov posted an 8-5 at No. 2 and Brand and Casa were 8-6 winners at No. 3.

The Birds made quick work of the Rattlers (6-6) in singles, sweeping five of the six matches.

Stillman was a 6-2, 6-2 victor over Philipp at No. 2 in improving to 15-2 this season, while Rubio recorded a 6-1, 6-2 win against Jared Fellows on the third court to run his record to 13-6.

Junger defeated Maciel, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 1 and Casa rallied for a 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6) win at four. Kolby Kilgo beat Matt Banner, 6-4, 6-3, at the fifth position and Matt Mussenden scored a 7-6 (10-5), 6-3 victory over Brien Galon at No. 6.

The Roadrunners will travel to Beaumont to face Lamar at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 27.

UTSA 5, Texas-Pan American 1
1. #33 Rubio/Stillman (UTSA) def. Hopker/Panditi (UTPA) 8-3
2. Junger/Kamiljanov (UTSA) def. Soria/Sanoja (UTPA) 8-4
3. Brand/Casa, walkover

1. Yannick Junger (UTSA) def. Juan Cruz Soria (UTPA) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5)
2. Tomas Stillman (UTSA) def. Chetan Panditi (UTPA) 6-2, 6-1
3. Joel Rubio (UTSA) def. Ricardo Hopker (UTPA) 6-2, 6-4
4. Diogo Casa (UTSA) def. Alejandro Sanoja (UTPA) 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5)
5. Joseph Bishop (UTPA) def. Kolby Kilgo (UTSA) 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (10-4)
6. Matt Mussenden (UTSA), walkover

UTSA 7, $#29 St. Mary's 0
1. #33 Rubio/Stillman (UTSA) def. Maciel/Philipp (STMU) 8-4
2. Junger/Kamiljanov (UTSA) def. Fellows/Resink (STMU) 8-5
3. Brand/Casa (UTSA) def. Galon/Foley (STMU) 8-6

1. Yannick Junger (UTSA) def. Michael Maciel (STMU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Tomas Stillman (UTSA) def. Raickovic Philipp (STMU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Joel Rubio (UTSA) def. Jared Fellows (STMU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Diogo Casa (UTSA) def. Bob Resink (STMU) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)
5. Kolby Kilgo (UTSA) def. Matt Banner (STMU) 6-4, 6-3
6. Matt Mussenden (UTSA) def. Brien Galon (STMU) 7-6 (10-5), 6-3

Men's Tennis News
Western Kentucky Postgame Comments
Frank Wilson National Signing Day Press...
Southern Miss Postgame Comments
Louisiana Tech Postgame Comments
Florida Atlantic Postgame Comments
FIU Postgame Comments
The Brooks Thompson Coach's Show
UTEP Postgame Comments