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Dons Top St. Mary's in WCC Tennis 4-3, Face Pepperdine Saturday

April 21, 2006

USF swept the top four singles spots to earn a hard-fought win over St. Mary's inm the first round of the WCC Championships Friday afternoon at St. Mary's. The Dons will face top seed Pepperdine Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the second round.

After dropping the doubles point, USF rallied behind singles wins by Matthew Berry over Martin Marechal (6-1, 6-3), by Falko Huettenberger over Julien Tizot, by Korbinian Kramer over Adam Fauvre (6-3, 6-2) and by Thong Tu over Yury Platanov (6-4, 6-4).

The Dons rallied from behind as trailing St. Mary's 3-2 Tu rallied for his win before Huettenberger earned his three match triumph.

San Francisco 4, Saint Mary's College 3

Singles competition1. Matt Berry (USF) def. Martin Marechal (SMC) 6-1, 6-32. Falko Huettenberger (USF) def. Julien Tizot (SMC) 6-3, 2-6, 6-33. Korbinian Kramer (USF) def. Adam Fauvre (SMC) 6-3, 6-34. Thong Tu (USF) def. Yury Platonov (SMC) 6-4, 6-45. Achim Christner (SMC) def. Fernando Rodriguez (USF) 7-5, 6-26. Alp Ozpinar (SMC) def. Greg Horn (USF) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition 1. Julien Tizot/Martin Marechal (SMC) def. Matt Berry/Korbinian Kramer (USF) 8-4

2. Achim Christner/Yury Platonov (SMC) def. Greg Horn/Fernando Rodriguez (USF) 8-4

3. Falko Huettenberger/Thong Tu (USF) def. Adam Fauvre/Tim Welty (SMC) 8-2