Men’s Tennis Wraps Up Play In Pocatello
By SUU Strategic Communication
POCATELLO, Idaho - The SUU men’s tennis team continued their 2017 season Saturday afternoon in Pocatello against Arizona Christian University. Despite another strong showing from freshman Guy Feigin, the T-Birds fell to the Firestorm 4-1.
In the doubles competition, Feigin and fellow freshman Conor Tordoff were able to pick up a win by defeating Enzo Douillac and Scott Wheeler. However, the Firestorm would pick up wins in the other two matches, securing the point for ACU.
The Thunderbirds picked up their only point of the match in the singles competition, as Feigin won his second straight singles match over Marcelo Balderrama (3-6, 6-1, 6-1). ACU picked up wins in the No. 1, 2, & 4 positions for three more points in the match. The last two singles matches went unfinished giving the Firestorm the 4-1 victory.
“The guys fought hard against another experienced team, but fell short. Really proud of Guy Feigin as he continues to show how mentally tough he is when he isn’t playing his best tennis,” head coach Sadhaf Pucher said. “Also, very amazed with the talent level of Conor Tordoff playing number one as a freshman and putting himself in a position to win in every match he has played.”
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1. LAPIEDRA, Alberto (ACU) def. TORDOFF, Conor (SUU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
2. DOUILLAC, Enzo (ACU) def. ENRIQUE SCHMIDT,Nico (SUU) 6-1, 6-2
3. FEIGIN, Guy (SUU) def. BALDERRAMA, Marcelo (ACU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
4. WHEELER, Scott (ACU) def. YEACKER, Ben (SUU) 6-0, 6-4
5. RUPA, Cedric (SUU) vs. MOORE, Seth (ACU) 3-5, unfinished
6. PALACIO, Sergio (SUU) vs. GALEFFI, Gabo (ACU) 4-4, unfinished
1. LAPIEDRA, Alberto/MOORE, Seth (ACU) def. YEACKER, Ben/ENRIQUE SCHMIDT,Nico (SUU) 7-6
2. TORDOFF, Conor/FEIGIN, Guy (SUU) def. DOUILLAC, Enzo/WHEELER, Scott (ACU) 6-4
3. GALEFFI, Gabo/BALDERRAMA, Marcelo (ACU) def. PALACIO, Sergio/RUPA, Cedric (SUU) 6-4
Arizona Christian 3-2Southern Utah 0-2