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Men's Tennis Upsets No. 48 Arizona

Jan. 22, 2007

Touscon, AZ - The Saint Mary's men's tennis team finished their Arizona tour by completing the sweep over NAU and Arizona University. The Gaels ended their two day stint by defeating Arizona today 4-1. In a sign of good things to come the Gaels begun their season 2-0 with a win over No. 48 Arizona.

Junior transfer Joel Kusnierz led the Gaels in from the first position. After falling behind 6-2 in the first set the transfer fought back to win the second set 7-5. The third set was all Kusnierz as he won 6-2.

Senior Andre Sion rolled through his match, winning in two sets by a score of 6-1 and 6-4. Yury Platanov and Adam Fauvre won in three sets from the fifth and sixth positions to secure the Gael upset.

Saint Mary's College 4, No. 48 Arizona 1Singles1. Joel Kusnierz (SMC) def. Christen (UA) 3-6, 7-5, 6-22. Andre Sion (SMC) def. Hezi (UA) 6-1, 6-43. Zimmer (UA) v. Achim Christner (SMC) 6-7(8), 7-6(5), 1-0 (not finished)4. Alcala (UA) def. Andrea Zannoni (SMC) 7-5, 6-15. Yury Platonov (SMC) def. VanderMerwe (UA) 3-6, 6-0, 6-16. Adam Fauvre def. A. Labrosse (UA) 7-5, 0-6, 6-4