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No. 10 Men's Tennis Defeats San Diego State, 5-2, For Fifth Straight Win

Feb. 10, 2007

MALIBU, Calif. - The No. 10 Pepperdine men's tennis team picked up its fifth consecutive win with a 5-2 victory over No. 49 San Diego State on Saturday afternoon at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu, Calif. The Waves moved to 5-1 on the season with the win.

Pepperdine swept the doubles for the first point of the match. Richard Johnson and Omar Altmann defeated Marcus Dickhardt and Anthony Gomez, 8-6, at No. 1, while Andre Begemann and Mahmoud Kamel defeated Billy Timu and Achim Ceban, 8-5, at court two. Pepperdine's rookie team of Bassam Beidas and James Lemke put away Juan Gomez and Christian Groh, 9-7.

At No. 1 singles, No. 33 Begemann led No. 28 Groh, 6-2, and won the match after Groh retired. Altmann also won his match after Achim Seban retired after leading 6-5 in the first set at No. 5 singles.

Lemke put away Anthony Gomez 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3, while Beidas defeated Juan Gomez 6-3, 6-4.

The Aztecs (2-3) received two points from No. 2 and No. 6 singles winning both in the super-breaker. After losing the first set 7-5, Johnson responded with his own 7-5 win in the second set, but lost 10-6. Kamel won the first set 6-3, but Robert Sabo forced the super-breaker after winning the second set 6-4. Sabo followed with the 10-7 win for the final point.

Pepperdine is back in action on Sunday as it hosts UNLV in a 1 p.m. match at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center.