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Dons Rally Past Saint Mary's in Men's Tennis 4-3; Host Pacific Saturday on Senior Day

April 9, 2007

The USF Dons got come from behind three set wins by Thong Tu and Asaf Cohen and a straight set win by Matthew Berry at number one in defeating Saint Mary's 4-3 in men's tennis Monday at the Olympic Club.

The match started with USF winning the doubles point with wins by the teams of Falko Huettenberger and Berry winning 8-6 and the combo of Tu and Mitch Del Rosario taking a 9-8 win.

At singles, USF again got a solid performance by Matthew Berry in a 7-6, 6-4 win over Joel Kusnierz. It was Berry's 24th win in 30 decisions this season.

The key to the victory was the three set, come from behind wins by Asaf Cohen and Thong Tu. Cohen lost the first set to Yury Platanov before taking a 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 win while Tu rallied from a first set loss to defeat Achim Christner 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.

USF hosts Pacific Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Olympic Club on senior day when Matthew Berry will be honored.

College Tennisat the Olympic Club

SAN FRANCISCO 4, SAINT MARY'S 3

SINGLES COMPETITION1. Matthew Berry (USF) def. Joel Kusnierz (SMC) 7-6, 6-42. Andre Sion (SMC) def. Falko Huettenberger (USF) 6-4, 6-33. Thong Tu (USF) def. Achim Christner (SMC) 1-6, 6-4, 6-44. Adam Fauvre (SMC) def. Rainer Nachbauer (USF) 6-4, 6-7 (10-2)5. Asaf Cohen (USF) def. Yury Platanov 2-6, 6-4, 6-36. Andrea Zannoni (SMC) def. Einar Hart (USF) 6-3, 6-2

DOUBLES COMPETITION1. Huetterberger/Berry (USF) d. Fauvre/Sion 8-62. Platanov/Kusnierz (UCF) def. Cohen/Nachbauer (USF) 8-43. Tu/Del Rosario (USF) def. Zannoni/Ozpinar(SMC) 9-8