2017 Alumni Classic
Weber State falls 4-1 to New Mexico State
Courtesy: Weber State  
Release: Tuesday 02/06/2017

LAS VEGAS - Weber State's mens tennis team fell 4-1 in an intense match to New Meixco State Sunday morning. 

The match started off with a Wildcat loss in the No. 2 doubles spot. Hou-En Chen and Cezary Walkusz defeatd Sergi Espias and Enrique Asmar 7-6 in the No. 3 spot giving WSU hope for the doubles point. 

The doubles point was decided by the No. 1 spot. Shao-Po Yin and Stefan Cooper had a close match. With things tied at six all it went into a tie breaker. The Wildcat duo couldn't quite pull out the win and fell 7-6. New Mexico State had the advantage going into singles play. 

Singles play didn't start in favor of Weber State as NMSU picked up wins in the No. 6 and No. 4 spots. 

Cooper came up big in singles play with a victory in the No. 2 spot. He defeated Luis Pliego Flores 6-1, 7-6 for what ended up being WSU's lone point of the match. 

NMSU clinched the match with a win in the No. 1 spot. Yin forced the match to go into three sets but couldn't pull it out falling 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. 

The rest of the matches went unfinished on the day. 

Weber State is now 3-4 overall on the season and will have a little break before hosting four straight matches. The next match will start Big Sky play for the Wildcats as they host Northern Colorado Feb. 26. 


New Mexico State 4, Weber State 1

Singles competition 
1. Goncalves, Chris (NMSU) def. YIN, Shao-Po (Jack) (WSU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
2. COOPER, Stefan (WSU) def. Flores, Luis Pliego (NMSU) 6-1, 7-6
3. VAN WYK, Kris (WSU) vs. Espias, Sergi (NMSU) 6-2, 4-6, 3-1, unfinished
4. de Haan, Stijn (NMSU) def. CHEN, Hou-En (Eddie) (WSU) 6-2, 7-5
5. VAN SCHOOR, Michiel (WSU) vs. Benitez, Mauri (NMSU) 6-4, 5-7, 0-2, unfinished
6. Asmar, Enrique (NMSU) def. WALKUSZ, Cezary (WSU) 6-3, 6-0
Doubles competition 
1. Goncalves, Chris/Flores, Luis Pliego (NMSU) def. YIN, Shao-Po (Jack)/COOPER, Stefan (WSU) 7-6(3)
2. de Haan, Stijn/Benitez, Mauri (NMSU) def. VAN WYK, Kris/VAN SCHOOR, Michiel (WSU) 6-1
3. CHEN, Hou-En (Eddie)/WALKUSZ, Cezary (WSU) def. Espias, Sergi/Asmar, Enrique (NMSU) 7-6
Match Notes:
New Mexico State 4-1
Weber State 3-4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,4,2,1)

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