Spartans Fall 6-1 at Stetson

Spartans Fall 6-1 at Stetson

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DeLAND, Fla. – The USC Upstate men's tennis team continued to struggle away from home Saturday afternoon, falling 6-1 to Stetson University at the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center in Atlantic Sun Conference action.

The Spartans (6-10, 0-4 A-Sun) drop their second straight match and fall to 1-7 in road matches, while the Hatters (14-2, 5-1 A-Sun) stay in the hunt for the regular season championship.

Upstate started slow for the second straight match, dropping all three doubles matches to surrender the first point of the day.

Stetson rolled in singles action, winning five of the six singles matches to pick up a 6-1 victory. Matthias Kidler continued his perfection at the No. 1 spot, cruising past Didrik Berg 6-0, 6-1 to earn his seventh consecutive victory. The 111th ranked player in the country is now 11-3 on the year, 3-0 in A-Sun matches and 9-1 overall in his last 10 matches.

Ramon Simonetti was the only Upstate player to force a third set, falling 4-6, 6-3, 11-9 to Laurynas Antropikas at No. 3 singles.

The Spartans return to action next weekend, hosting Northern Kentucky Friday and Lipscomb Saturday. Both matches are set to start at 2 p.m.

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Stetson 6, USC Upstate 1
Mar 30, 2013 at DeLand, Fla. (Mandy Stoll Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. #111 Matthias Kidler (UPSTM) def. Didrik Berg (STET) 6-0, 6-1
2. Simon Julin (STET) def. Yvon Haessig (UPSTM) 6-0, 6-4
3. Laurynas Antropikas (STET) def. Ramon Simonetti (UPSTM) 4-6, 6-3, 11-9
4. Cahit Kapukiran (STET) def. Viktor Selander (UPSTM) 6-4, 6-4
5. Chester Espie (STET) def. Gonzalo Blanco (UPSTM) 6-1, 6-0
6. Nathan Debut (STET) def. Jamie Yates (UPSTM) 6-1, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Laurynas Antropikas/Hans Adrian Riseng (STET) def. Yvon Haessig/Gonzalo Blanco (UPSTM) 8-1
2. Didrik Berg/Simon Julin (STET) def. Matthias Kidler/Ramon Simonetti (UPSTM) 8-6
3. Cahit Kapukiran/Nathan Debut (STET) def. Viktor Selander/Jamie Yates (UPSTM) 8-7 (7-3)
Match Notes
USC Upstate 6-10, 0-4
Stetson 14-2, 5-1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,6,2,5,4,3)
T-3:50 A-52