Sept. 21, 2003
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Following the completion of the Aggie Invitational Sunday afternoon, the University of New Mexico men's tennis team leaves Las Cruces, N.M. on a positive note. Two singles players and one doubles team hold perfect 5-0 records while three other singles and one doubles earned just one loss.
Senior Divan Coetzee, ranked No. 92, finished competition with his convincing 6-0, 6-0 win over New Mexico State's Danilo Zivanovic. The Aggies' Luis Avila also fell to undefeated junior Ryan Stotland, 6-4, 7-5.
Senior Jasmin Hodzic and freshmen Hiroud Akhavan and Nick Ames also had a successful weekend at NMSU ending the tournament nearly perfect at 4-1. Hodzic downed New Mexico State's JJ Brooker, 7-5, 7-6 while Ames netted a 6-4, 6-4 win over Northern Arizona's Thibault Schram. Akhavan won after the Lumberjack's Lew DeLeon retired in the second set.
In doubles action, Stotland and junior David Kowalski are 5-0 defeating the Aggies' Danilo Zovanovic and Tyler Lyon fell, 8-4.
Three other New Mexico tandems were victorious in Sunday's play. Coetzee and classmate Jasmin Hodzic improved to 2-1 after beating NMSU's JJ Brooker and Christian Halligan, 8-6. Akhavan and Ames pulled to an even 2-2 with their 8-1 crushing over Northern Arizona's Brian Grooms and James Heck. Finally, sophomores Eric Conklin and Anders Hanisch move to 2-2, slipping past NAU's Thibault Schram and Ronson Taylor, 8-5.
The Lobos return to action at the HEB Baylor Invitational Sept. 26-29.
Aggie Invitational Day 3 Singles Results
Divan Coetzee (UNM) d. Danilo Zivanovic (NMSU); 6-0, 6-0
David Kowalski (UNM) d. Christian Halligan (NMSU); 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Ryan Stotland (UNM) d. Luis Avila (NMSU); 6-4, 7-5
Jasmin Hodzic (UNM) d. JJ Brooker (NMSU); 7-5, 7-6
Nick Ames (UNM) d. Thibault Schram (NAU); 6-4, 6-4
Hiroud Akhavan (UNM) d. Lew DeLeon (NAU); 6-4, retire
Robert Grzeskowiak (UNM) d. Ranson Taylor (NAU); 6-0, 6-2
Tyler Lyon (NMSU) d. Henry Gers (UNM); 3-6, 6-3, 7-6
Anders Hanisch (UNM) d. Jaron Maestas (NMSU); 6-1, 6-1
Eric Conklin (UNM) d. Brian Grooms (NAU); 6-3, 6-1
Aggie Invitational Day 3 Doubles Results
Ryan Stotland/David Kowalski (UNM) d. Danilo Zivanovic/Tyler Lyon (NMSU); 8-4
Divan Coetzee/Jasmin Hodzic (UNM) d. JJ Brooker/Christian Halligan (NMSU); 8-6
Nick Ames/Hiroud Akhavan (UNM) d. Brian Grooms/James Heck (NAU); 8-1
Eric Conklin/Anders Hanisch (UNM) d. Thibault Schram/Ronson Taylor (NAU); 8-5