Pacific men fall to Saint Mary's, 4-2

Pacific men fall to Saint Mary's, 4-2

Pacific men's tennis fell to Saint Mary's today at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center in Stockton, 4-2.

Saint Mary's got going early with wins on courts one and three to take the doubles point. In singles, juniors Ross Watson and Tadiwa Chinamo scraped back matches on courts two and three. Watson won his match on court two, 6-4, 6-2 over Abhishek Bastola. The win snapped a four-match losing streak for Watson and moved him to 5-1 on the season at No. 2 doubles. In Chinamo's match, he defeated David Abfalter, 6-4, 6-3. Chinamo has played well on court three where he is 8-6 and pushed his win-streak in singles play to five-straight. At No. 1 singles, freshman Philip Hjorth took the first set in his return to the top spot, but couldn't see out the victory in a 7-6, 4-6, 6-2 loss.

The Tigers are back in action tomorrow when they close out the non-conference season against Cal Poly at noon at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center.

MATCH RESULTS

DOUBLES PLAY

1. BORIS RECKOW/JAMES WATT (SMC) def. Tadiwa Chinamo/Akram El Sallaly (PAC) 7-6
2. Philip Hjorth/Ross Watson (PAC) vs. MATIS BOT/ABHISHEK BASTOLA (SMC) unfinished
3. DAVID ABFALTER/DANIEL KRUTIK (SMC) def. Josef Southcombe/Nathan Hampton (PAC) 6-4

SINGLES PLAY

1. JAMES WATT (SMC) def. Philip Hjorth (PAC) 7-6, 4-6, 6-2
2. Ross Watson (PAC) def. ABHISHEK BASTOLA (SMC) 6-4, 6-2
3. Tadiwa Chinamo (PAC) def. DAVID ABFALTER (SMC) 6-4, 6-3
4. Akram El Sallaly (PAC) vs. MATIS BOT (SMC) unfinished
5. DANIEL KRUTIK (SMC) def. Josef Southcombe (PAC) 6-3, 7-5
6. BORIS RECKOW (SMC) def. Nathan Hampton (PAC) 6-4, 6-2