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Men's Tennis Falls to San Francisco in First Round

April 21, 2006

Moraga, CA - The Saint Mary's men's tennis team lost to No. 4 seed San Francisco 4-3 in the first round of the West Coast Conference men's tennis championships Friday afternoon at the Korth Tennis Complex in Moraga, CA.

The Gaels were seeded No. 5 in the tournament which it is hosting on the Saint Mary's campus. Saint Mary's split with the Dons during the regular season. Winning 4-3 at home and losing 4-3 on the road.

Saint Mary's took the doubles point to begin the match, with Julien Tizot and Martin Marechal winning 8-4 and Achim Christner and Yury Platonov won 8-4 as well.

In singles action, Christner won 7-5, 6-2 at the No. 5 singles spot and Alp Ozpinar won 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 6 spot, giving the Gaels three points.

At the No. 1 position, Martin Marechal lost 6-1, 6-3 and at the No. 3 position Adam Fauvre lost 6-3, 6-3. Platonov lost a tough two set match 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4.

With both teams tied 3-3, the Gaels surrounded court two as Tizot went to a third set at the No. 2 spot, but ended up losing 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

San Francisco 4, Saint Mary's College 3

 Singles competition 1. Matt Berry (USF) def. Martin Marechal (SMC) 6-1, 6-32. Falko Huttneberger (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) 8-42. Achim Christner/Yury Platonov (SMC) def. Greg Horn/Fernando Rodriguez (USF) 8-43. Falko Huttneberger/Thong Tu (USF) def. Adam Fauvre/Tim Welty (SMC) 8-2