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Day Three: Ongoing Results from the Ned and Tina Jacobs Kickoff
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/19/2014

Ongoing Results from the Ned and Tina Jacobs Lobo Tennis Winter Kickoff

(Results will be posted immediately after each match finishes throughout the weekend)

Sunday, January 19th:

9:00 a.m. matches

Texas A&M Corpus Christi vs UC Irvine

Result:  TAMCC def. UC IRVINE, 4-3

Individual Scores

Singles:

Peter Nagy (TAMCC) def. Ryan Cheung (UCI), 6-4, 6-3

Rafael Davidian (UCI) def, Ricardo Mayagoitia (TAMCC), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Guillaume Rauseo (TAMCC) def. Tyler Pham (UCI), 7-6, 6-7, 6-1

Javier Pujol (TAMCC) def. Caryl Hernandez (UCI), 6-2, 6-4

Jonathan Hammel (UCI) def. Matt Westmoreland (TAMCC), 6-2, 6-3

Shuhei Shibahara (UCI) def. Pietro Jordao (TAMCC), 7-5, 6-2

Doubles:

Ryan Cheung/Jonathan Hammel (UCI) def. Peter Nagy/Guillaume Rauseo (TAMCC), 10-2

Matt Westmoreland/Paul Cook (TAMCC) def. Caryl Hernandez/Justin Agbayani (UCI), 11-9

Pietro Jordao/Javier Pujol (TAMCC) def. Tyler Pham/Shuheri Shibahara (UCI), 10-3

Recap:  It was déjà vu all over again for TAMCC and UC Irvine as they found themselves competing in doubles overtime for the second time in two days. Yet, this time TAMCC was the team that pulled off the victory. The drama returned to the Linda Estes Tennis Center as the two teams split the wins 3-3 and took the match into overtime. Once again a doubles tiebreaker determined the outcome for TAMCC and UC Irvine.

TAMCC’s number three double team picked up a quick 10-3 win for the Islanders in overtime. UC Irvine’s number one doubles team answered with a win of its own shortly after. The teams were tied 1-1 leaving all the pressure on TAMCC’s Matt Westmoreland and Paul Cook and UC Irvine’s Caryl Hernandez and Justin Agbayani. The opponents were neck and neck throughout the entire match before TAMCC snuck ahead 11-9 and clenched the match for its team.  

Post-Match Quote from TAMCC Head Coach Steve Moore:

“I am the biggest fan of this format. It makes it more exciting for everyone. The things we teach and emphasize, they really have to pay attention to in those tiebreakers. Win or lose, the excitement the drama, and the spirit of the crowd is so good for our players and so good for college tennis. It energizes everyone!”

“We fought incredibly hard today. Everyone is a little tired today, but we’re teachers of character and courage so fighting when you’re tired is what we’re supposed to do. I’m extremely proud of our guys.”  

Post-Match Quotes from TAMCC’s

This format makes doubles much more exciting and today the format worked in our favor!”

“Things get a lot more interesting when it comes down to a of couple points. This format definitely gives the match a new twist!”

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Sunday, January 19th:

12:30 p.m. matches

New Mexico vs UC Irvine

Result:  NEW MEXICO def. UC IRVINE, 5-0

Individual Scores

Singles:

Samir Iftikhar (NM) def. Ryan Cheung (UCI), 6-4, 7-5

Mitchell McDaniels & Rafael Davidian (UCI) – UNFINISHED (6-3, 2-4, DNF)

Hayden Sabatka (NM) def. Caryl Hernandez (UCI), 6-3, 6-0

Rodolfo Jauregui (NM) def. Jonathan Hammel (UCI), 6-3, 6-0

James Hignett (NM) def. Shuhei Shibahara (UCI), 6-2, 6-4

Mads Hegelund (NM) & Justin Agbayani (UCI), 6-2, 7-6

Recap:  The Lobos still remain unbeaten after five matches at the Ned and Tina Jacobs Lobo Tennis Winter Kickoff. UNM picked up yet another win after sweeping UC Irvine 5-0 in today’s match up. Samir Iftikhar picked up the win for the Lobos after defeating UC Irvine’s Ryan Cheung, 6-4, 7-5. Iftikhar, James Hignett, Mads Hegelund, Mitch McDaniels, Hayden Sabatka, and Rodolfo Jauregui are all undefeated in this tournament. The Lobos will take on Arizona tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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Sunday, January 19th:

4:00 p.m. matches

Texas A&M Corpus Christi vs Arizona

Result:  TAMCC def. ARIZONA, 4-2

Individual Scores

Singles:

Peter Nagy (TAMCC) def. Fredrik Ask (UA), 7-6, 3-6, 2-5

Ricardo Mayagoitia (TAMCC) def. Kieren Thompson (UA), 6-1, 6-2

Guillaume Rauseo (TAMCC) def. Naoki Takeda (UA), 7-6, 6-7 (17-19), 4-6

Sumeet Shinde (UA) def. Javier Pujol (TAMCC), 6-3, 6-3

Mario Urquidi (UA) def. Pietro Jordao (TAMCC), 6-2, 6-1

Paul Cook (TAMCC) def. Will Kneale (UA), 6-2, 6-2

Recap:  Texas A&M Corpus Christi picked up one more win before they left the Ned and Tina Jacobs Lobo Tennis Winter Kickoff. The Islanders defeated Arizona 4-2 after three hours of hard fought tennis. Arizona’s Naoki Takeda and TAMCC’s Guillaume Rauseo battled it out through three tough sets (including a 19-17 tiebreaker) before Rauseo clenched the win. The Islanders are heading home with a 3-3 record.

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Sunday, January 19th:

8:00 p.m. matches

New Mexico vs Arizona

Result:  NEW MEXICO def. ARIZONA, 4-1

Individual Scores

Singles:

Samir Iftikhar (NM) def. Kieren Thompson (UA), 7-5, 6-3

Sumeet Shinde (UA) def. Mitchell McDaniels (NM), 2-8, 3-6

Hayden Sabatka (NM) def. Mario Urquidi (UA), 6-2, 6-4

Rodolfo Jauregui (NM) def. Will Kneale (UA), 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

James Hignett (NM) def. Dominic Bermudez (UA), 6-0, 6-1

Mads Hegelund (NM) & Matt Dunn (UA) – UNFINISHED (7-5, 5-4, DNF)

Recap:  The University of New Mexico’s men’s tennis team proved themselves on the court this weekend as they managed to go unbeaten after three days of competition at the Ned and Tina Jacobs Lobo Tennis Winter Kickoff. The Lobos wrapped up the event with a final record of 6-0. UNM’s final match of the day may have been its toughest. Everyone was tired, but eager for a final win. Samir Iftikhar, Mads Hegelund, James Hignett, Hayden Sabatka, and Rodolfo Jauregui all made it through the weekend without experiencing a single loss. The new format may have thrown some new elements in the game, but the Lobos competing stronger than ever.

Thursday, April 24
TBA - 
Men's Tennis
at Mountain West Championships
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