Feb. 1, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The University of New Mexico men's tennis team downed Stetson, 4-0, on Sunday in the consolation match of the ITA Team Indoor Tournament. The Lobos improve to 3-1 on the season.
No. 41 New Mexico is now 4-0 in doubles points this spring. After losing the first match, seniors Johnny Parkes and Miles Bugby and senior Graeme Kassautzki and sophomore Joe Wood both won their matches at the No. 1 and No. 2 slots to give the Lobos the 1-0 lead. Parkes and Bugby remain undefeated in doubles play this season with the 9-8 (7-3) win over Stetson's Filip Kricka and Maksim Levanovich. Kassuatzki and Wood won decisively over Mark Mestan and Cesare Gallo, 8-1.
A day after starting singles play losing three straight matches, the Lobos came out with three straight wins. Phil Anderson won his second singles match of the season, 6-1, 6-2, over Chris Swanteson at the No. 6 position. Parkes continued to dominate with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Kricka. Parkes is a combined 8-0 on the spring. Kassautzki gave the Lobos the final victory point with a win at the No. 2 slot over Mestan, 6-4, 6-3.
New Mexico travels to Oregon for matches against UC-Santa Barbara on Saturday, Feb. 7 and Oregon on Sunday, Feb. 8.
#41 New Mexico 4, #65 Stetson 0
No. 1 Johnny Parkes (NM) def. Filip Kricka (STET) 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 #86 Graeme Kassautzki (NM) def. Mark Mestan (STET) 6-4, 6-3
No. 3 Miles Bugby (NM) vs. Njal Stene (STET) 6-7 (3-7), 2-1 unfinished
No. 4 Ben Dunbar (NM) vs. Maksim Levanovich (STET) 4-6, 6-5 unfinished
No. 5 Carl Ho (NM) vs. Cesare Gallo (STET) 4-6, 4-3 unfinished
No. 6 Phil Anderson (NM) def. Chris Swanteson (STET) 6-1, 6-2
No. 1 Parkes/Bugby (NM) def. Kricka/Levanovich (STET) 9-8
No. 2 Kassautzki/Joe Wood (NM) def. Mestan/Gallo (STET) 8-1
No. 3 Stene/Swanteson (STET) def. Dunbar/Anderson (NM) 8-5