Feb. 15, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- The University of New Mexico men's tennis team fell to 2-4 on the season after falling to No. 65 Denver 4-3 on Friday. The Lobos, ranked No. 49, have two more matches this weekend.
In doubles, the No. 2 and 3 spots won their matches to put New Mexico ahead 1-0. Chris Parkes and Johnny Parkes beat Benny Althaus and Andrew Landwerlen 8-5 while Graeme Kassautzki and Joe Wood won 8-4 against Kalle Rosen and David Simson. Max Jones and Kamil Pajkowski, ranked No. 48, lost their first match of the year when they ran into No. 6 Adam Holmstrom and Nik Persson and lost 8-3. The Lobo pair is not 10-3 overall this season.
In singles, the Lobos won four first sets but lost four matches. Wood beat Rosen 7-5, 7-5 at the No. 6 spot for an 8-10 mark. Pajkowski beat Landwerlen 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 5 spot to give the Lobos a 3-1 lead but the Pioneers would not fall winning four singles matches to win the dual match.
The Lobos still have a chance to finish the weekend at .500 with to matches remaining. They take on Oregon at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow. Then at 7 p.m. they finish the match with Northern Arizona after sweeping doubles this morning.