(Logan, Utah) - San Francisco men's tennis wrapped up their three-match road trip through Utah with a 4-3 victory over Weber State Sunday. Thai Tu continued his current win streak, earning his sixth consecutive singles match.
With the win, the Dons improved to 6-4 for the spring season.
"Weber State came out firing against us today and we had our backs against the wall," commented head coach Peter Bartlett. "Our guys fought through the conditions and won some huge tiebreakers at key positions to keep us alive".
Weber State took an early lead with the doubles point. The lone USF doubles victory came courtesy of Mark DeCastro and Einar Hart at No. 3, as they defeated Paterson and Rode, 9-7.
The Dons came storming back in singles action. Weber State nearly grabbed the victory taking an early 3-0 lead, but USF fought its way back. Ola Bakke started the campaign with a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 4 over Cole Paterson. Tu then secured his sixth straight victory at No. 1 with a 5-7, 7-6 (9), 6-2 win against Unger. At No. 2, Hart earned a 2-6, 7-6(7), 6-2 win over Hipp. William Schumacher secured the victory for San Francisco at No. 5 thanks to a straight-set 6-0, 6-2 win over Hmtz.
USF won a close battle today against Weber State 4-3 by winning 4 singles matches. Weber State took the lead by winning the doubles point and went up on almost all the singles matches before the Dons fought their way back and won at 4, 1, 3 and 5.
USF 4, Weber State 3
1 - Keihne/Unger def. Cohen/Tu - 8-3
2 - Hipp/Hmtze def. Schumacher/Nachbauer - 8-6
3 - DeCastro/Hart def. Paterson/Rode - 9-7
1 - Tu def. Unger - 5-7, 7-6(9), 6-2
2 - Hart def. Hipp - 2-6, 7-6(7) 6-2
3 - Kiehne def. Cohen - 7-5, 6-2
4 - Bakke def. Paterson - 6-3, 6-2
5 - Schumacher def. Hmtz - 6-0,6-2
6 - Rode def. Hartwig - 5-7,6-1,10-6