Lobos Claim Fourth Consecutive Win Against Aggies
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/22/2014

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico men’s tennis team recorded its fourth consecutive win against rival New Mexico State on Saturday afternoon. The No. 62 Lobos defeated the Aggies 4-2 at the NMSU Tennis Center.

The Lobos clinched the doubles point in a tight competition to start the match. Samir Iftikhar and James Hignett dropped their match in the No. 1 spot, but UNM’s No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams were able to hang on and pick up wins. Hayden Sabatka and Rodolfo Jauregui defeated Paul Denele and Patrick Pfister in a tiebreaker, 8-7, in the No. 2 position. Andrew Van Der Vyver and Mads Hegelund picked up their first win as a duo in the No. 3 spot.

UNM took three of six singles matches to seal their win over the Aggies.  Samir Iftikhar (11-4), Mads Hegelund (10-2), and Andrew Van Der Vyver (8-5) all recorded wins to put the Lobos on top.

The Lobos are now 16-6 on the season.

UNM’s remaining matches are all Mountain West Conference matches.

The men’s tennis team does not play again until April 6th when they travel to the University of Nevada – Las Vegas to take on the Rebels in a tough conference match up.

Result: UNM def. NMSU, 4-2

Doubles Results:

1)   Marc Westgate/Naveen Manivannan (NMSU) def. Samir Iftikhar/James Hignett (UNM), 8-4

2)   Hayden Sabatka/Rodolfo Jauregui (UNM) def. Paul Denele/Patrick Pfister (NMSU), 8-7

3)   Mads Hegelund/Andrew Van Der Vyver (UNM) def. Germain Degardin/Charles Barron (NMSU), 8-4

Singles Results:

1)   Samir Iftikhar (UNM) def. Strahinja Trecakov (NMSU), 6-2, 6-5

2)   Paul Denele (NMSU) def. Hayden Sabatka (UNM), -2, 3-6, 6-3

3)   Rodolfo Jauregui (UNM) & Germain Degardin (NMSU) – UNFINISHED

4)   Andrew Van Der Vyver (UNM) def. Liam Goldberg (NMSU), 6-3, 6-2

5)   Patrick Pfister (NMSU) def. James Hignett (UNM), 6-0, 7-6

6)   Mads Hegelund (UNM) def. Naveen Manivannan (NMSU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2