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Dons Fall 4-3 in Men's Tennis at Sacramento State, Host St. Mary's Monday

April 7, 2007

The USF men's tennis team lost a 4-3 heartbreaker at Sacramento State on Saturday, narrowing losing the doubles point and then taking three of the six singles matches.

In doubles play, the teams split the first two matches with Falko Huettenberger and Asaf Cohen winning 8-2 at number three. USF lost the number one doubles, and Torin Ching and Rainer Nachbauer lost 9-8 (9) at the third slot. This would eventually determine the match winner.

Matthew Berry won for the 23rd time in 29 matches with a 7-6, 6-3 decision over Xavier Barajas-Smith. Asaf Cohen took straight sets at number four and Rainier Nachbauer won at number five, winning in the third.

But USF failed to win the fourth point as the host Hornets took the two, three and six singles, finally clinching when Gabriel Loredo defeated Huettenberger at three singles.

USF hosts Saint Mary's Molnday at the Olympic Club.

Match played at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club in Sacramento.

#73 Sacramento State 4, San Francisco 3

DOUBLES1. Stryhas/Loredo (SAC) def. Berry/Tu (USF), 8-42. Barajas-Smith/Van Dillen (SAC) def. Torin Ching/Nachbauer (USF), 9-8 (9)3. Huettenberger/Cohen (USF) def. Foy/Lantin (SAC), 8-2

Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2

SINGLES1. Matthew Berry (USF) def. Xavier Barajas-Smith (SAC), 7-6 (5), 6-32. Anton Stryhas (SAC) def. Thong Tu (USF), 6-4, 7-53. Gabriel Loredo (SAC) def. Falko Huettenberger (USF), 7-5, 3-6, 6-14. Asaf Cohen (USF) def. Warwick Foy (SAC), 6-4, 7-6 (6)5. Rainer Nachbauer (USF) def. Hague Van Dillen (SAC), 4-6, 6-4, 6-16. Tim Lantin (SAC) def. Mitch Del Rosario (USF), 7-5, 6-2

Order of Finish: 6, 1, 2, 4, 5, 3