No. 37 UTSA earns 11th straight spot with win at Georgia State

Next game:

in Charlotte

03/19/2023 | 12 p.m.

March 19 (Sunday) / 12 p.m.

in Charlotte

History ATLANTA — The No. 37 UTSA Roadrunners men’s tennis team (13-4) overcame weather-induced facility challenges and a tough singles battle during their first trip to the East Coast, before winning a 4-1 victory over Georgia State (3-10) for their 11th consecutive victory, Friday afternoon on the covered courts of the Peachtree City Tennis Center.

Adverse weather conditions in the area forced a late change to scheduled matches, sending the competition to indoor courts at a different location, testing the Roadrunners’ ability to be comfortable in uncomfortable circumstances – UTSA remained focused on its game despite the challenges.

Although the Panthers claimed the slight early advantage, winning the opening set of doubles on court three, UTSA secured back-to-back wins to secure the doubles point on a 6-4 triumph from Tomas Pinho and Sebastian Rodriguez, followed quickly by decisive set 7-6. for Alan Magadan and Tiago Torres on the first court.

The Roadrunners used the leverage of the early lead and battled for a decisive victory, although the Panthers forced third-set competition on three courts. Setting the tone that would lead to victory, the Roadrunners picked up victories in 4 of the first 5 singles sets, but edged past Georgia State rallies to win the match.

Leading 1-0 in doubles, Magadan gave UTSA some confidence on the second court, extending the overall lead via the first point in singles after bouncing back from a split set to win the third for 7- 5, 1-6, 6 -1 loss to Gabriele Datei.

Georgia State fought back on court four as Diego Padilha beat Pinho, 7-5, 7-5.

However, the joy was short-lived for the Panthers, as Torres finished Roberts Grinvalds, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, on the first court. Muminovic closed the door – winning court five with a 7-5, 6-4 defeat of Edward Tymes to hand UTSA the 4-1 victory.

Due to only five courts being available, the match between Garrett Skelly and Ricardo Batista never took place.

Quoting coach Sergey Avdeyev
“I’m so proud of the guys to come back to singles and win this game in very difficult conditions. We had to use covered courts unexpectedly. It was very difficult to adjust and definitely favored the team to We made a great head start by winning the doubles and the first four sets – it was definitely one of our best starts.

Duplicate results
Order of arrival: 3, 2, 1
#1 Alan Magadan/Tiago Torres def. Roberts Grinvalds/Diego Padilha: 7-6
#2 Tomas Pinho/Sebastian Rodriguez def. Diogo Morais/Ricardo Batista: 6-4
#3 Gabriele Datei/Edward Tymes def. Jackson Ross/Garrett Skelly: 6-3

Singles Results
Order of arrival: 2, 4, 1, 5
#1 Tiago Torres def. Robert Grinvalds: 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
#2 Alan Magadan beats. Gabriel Datei: 7-5, 1-6, 6-1
#3 Diogo Morais vs. Sebastian Rodriguez: 4-6, 6-3, 4-1, unfinished
#4 Diego Padilha defeats. Tomas Pinho: 7-5, 7-5
#5 Danijal Muminovic defeats. Edward Tymes: 7-5, 6-4
#6 Ricardo Batista vs. Garrett Skelly: 0-0, unfinished (did not start)

The Roadrunners remain on the Eastern route, heading to North Carolina for a test drive in Charlotte, scheduled for Sunday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time.


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