Posted: Apr 16, 2013 6:40 PM by Andrew Masuda
Updated: Apr 18, 2013 11:59 AM
Seniors Andre Dome and Jordan Bridge celebrated Senior Day and their final home match by leading the Cal Poly men's tennis team to a 4-3 win over the University of Hawaii. The victory on the Mustang Courts moved the 65th ranked Mustangs into sole possesion of first place in the conference standings with a 4-1 Big West record and 12-8 mark overall. UH dropped to 6-12 and 3-2 in Big West action.
Play opened in dominating fashion with the Mustangs winning all three doubles matches and securing the doubles point. Dome and Bridge won at the number one spot 8-1. Juniors Marco Comuzzo and Matt Thomson defeated Nils Schuhmann and Carter Lam, 8-2, on the second court while Naveen Beasley and Gannon Daynes took care of Jared Spiker and David Schuster, 8-4, on the third court.
Dome, ranked 25th in the nation, dominated Spiker on the first court in singles play, 6-0 and 6-0. The Arroyo Grande High graduate is the reigning Big West Player of the Year.
Thomson put the Mustangs up 3-0 with a 6-3, 6-1, win over Danilo Casanova on the sixth court. UH finally got on the board with a 6-2, 6-3, win on the fourth court when Chas Okamoto defeated Derek Klein and took and closed the match 3-2 lead when Naveen Beasley was forced to retire on the fifth court. Bridge got the Mustangs back on track and closed out the win for the team with a three-set win, 6-3, 2-6 and 6-4, on the third court over Kovaloyov.
The Mustangs return to the court on April 20 when the team travels to UC Santa Barbara for the team's final regular season match at 1 pm. A victory would clinch at least a second-straight Big West regular season title for Nick Carless' Mustangs.
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