(San Francisco) - The University of San Francisco men's tennis team earned a 4-2 victory over visiting Pacific Friday at the Cal Club. The match contained only singles action due to threatening weather in The City.
With the victory, the Dons improved to 2-3 for the season.
"Our guys new that Pacific was going to be a tough match," said head coach Peter Bartlett. "They knew that they were going to have to work hard. With the rain and abnormal conditions, our guys really did a good job working hard from the get go. The We acted as a team and used the California Tennis Club's facility as their own today with lots of great support and energy. In the end, we played with discipline and confidence." Next match is a conference showdown against Saint Mary's on Wednesday the 17th at Saint Mary's 3pm.
USF took victories at the No. 1, 4, 5 and 6 spots to garner the match victory. Thai Tu posted a straight-set 6-4, 6-0 victory over, nationally-ranked, No. 108 Artem Gramma, 6-4, 6-0. Freshman Mark DeCastro earned at No. 4 victory for San Francisco with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Vigard Veskimaji, while Ola Bakke earned at 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 5 against Karl Paaro. Jacob Hartwig rounded out USF victories at No. 6, thanks to a 6-1, 6-2 win against Chase Oliphant.
San Francisco will return to the courts Wednesday as it faces Saint Mary's in Moraga at 3 p.m.
USF 4, Pacific 2
1 - Thai Tu (USF) def. #108 Artem Gramma (UOP) 6-4, 6-0
2 - Ivan Castro (UOP) def. Asaf Cohen (USF) 6-2, 6-0
3 - Fernando Ristow (UOP) def. Rainer Nachbauer (USF) 6-4, 6-4
4 - Mark DeCastro (USF) def. Vigard Veskimaji (UOP) 6-4, 6-3
5 - Ola Bakke (USF) def. Karl Paaro (UOP) 6-3, 6-1
6 - Jacob Hartwig (USF) def. Chase Oliphant (UOP) 6-1, 6-2