KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – After falling to Clemson on day one of the Knoxville, Tenn., ITA regional, the USC Upstate men's tennis team fell to San Diego, 7-0, in the consolation match on Saturday afternoon at the Goodfriend Tennis Center.
Ramiro Blanco was the only Spartan to not fall in straight sets during singles play. Blanco dropped set one to Patrick Pohlman, 0-6. Blanco battled back and won the second set 6-2, before eventually falling in the match after falling in the final set, 2-6.
San Diego claimed the doubles point after winning all three doubles matches, 8-2, 8-3, 8-2.
Matias Di Pasquale, playing at singles number four won a total of seven games, but fell to Clake Spinosa, 6-3, 6-4.
Upstate will return to action on Wednesday afternoon when they travel to Athens, Ga., to battle the Georgia Bulldogs at 2:30 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
San Diego vs USC Upstate
Jan 29, 2011 at Knoxville, Tenn.
(Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center)
San Diego 7, USC Upstate 0
1. Dean Jackson (SD) def. Gonzalo Blanco (UPSTM) 6-1, 6-0
2. Nikola Bubnic (SD) def. Edgar Rodriguez (UPSTM) 6-3, 6-2
3. Patrick Pohlmann (SD) def. Ramiro Blanco (UPSTM) 6-0, 2-6, 6-2
4. Clarke Spinosa (SD) def. Matias Di Pasquale (UPSTM) 6-3, 6-4
5. Thibaut Visy (SD) def. Marco Linconir (UPSTM) 6-0, 6-0
6. Emilio Mora (SD) def. Andres Sanchez (UPSTM) 6-0, 6-1
1. Patrick Pohlmann/Dean Jackson (SD) def. Matias Di Pasquale/Gonzalo Blanco (UPSTM) 8-2
2. Nikola Bubnic/Nils Schive (SD) def. Ramiro Blanco/Edgar Rodriguez (UPSTM) 8-3
3. Clarke Spinosa/Thibaut Visy (SD) def. Marco Linconir/Gianluca Paino (UPSTM) 8-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,6,2,1,4,3)