Utah State Men's Tennis Concludes Doubles Play
Senior Jaime Barajas
Sept. 16, 2017

MIDLAND, Texas - Utah State men's tennis wrapped up doubles play on Saturday at the Midland Invitational, but two Aggies will face each other Sunday in the singles consolation finals.

In doubles action, seniors Jaime Barajas and Andrew Nakajima defeated Wichita State's Andrea Caligiana and Miroslav Herzan 7-5 in the quarterfinals, but lost 6-4 in the semifinals. Junior Samuel Serrano and sophomore Sergiu Bucur lost 6-0 to TJC's Jorge Martinez and Marcus Walers in the doubles round of 16.

Nakajima played two singles matches during the day, winning 6-4, 6-3 to Texas Tech's Jackson Cobb, but lost 7-5, 7-5 to Rice's Jacob Eskeland. Bucur also played two singles matches, with a 6-3, 2-6, (10-7) victory over ACU's Moccianu. Bucur lost to San Diego's Alexandros Araouzous 6-4, 6-2.

In the consolation bracket, Barajas defeated UTA's Mauricio Del Rio 6-1, 7-6, TJC's Marcus Walters 7-5, 6-2 and San Diego's Nico Borter 6-1, 6-2 to advance to Sunday's finals. Serrano also won all three of his matches, with victories over Wichita States' Miroslav Herzan 6-4, 7-5, San Diego's Alex Reyna 6-4, 6-4 and Rice's Oscar Janglin 6-3, 4-6, 10-7. The two Aggies will compete in the final tomorrow.

Action continues for the Aggies tomorrow at the Midland Invitational.

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Round of 16
Jorge Martinez/Marcus Walters (TJC) def. Samuel Serrano/Sergiu Bucur (USU) 6-0
Jaime Barajas/Andrew Nakajima (USU) def. Andrea Caligiana/Miroslav Herzan (Wichita State) 7-6
Jaime Barajas/Andrew Nakajima (USU) lost 6-4
Doubles - Match
Jackson Cobb/Matheus Leite (TTU) def. Samuel Serrano/Sergiu Bucur 7-5
Singles - Consolation
Round of 16
Jaime Barajas (USU) def. Mauricio Del Rio (UTA) 6-1, 7-6
Samuel Serrano (USU) def. Miroslav Herzan (Wichita State) 6-1, 7-5
Jaime Barajas (USU) def. Marcus Walters (TJC) 7-5, 6-2
Samuel Serrano (USU) def. Alex Reyna (San Diego) 6-4, 6-4
Jaime Barajas (USU) def. Nico Borter (San Diego) 6-1, 6-2
Samuel Serrano (USU) def. Oscar Janglin (Rice) 6-3, 4-6, 10-7
Singles Matches
Andrew Nakajima (USU) def. Jackson Cobb (TTU) 6-4, 6-3
Sergiu Bucur (USU) def. Moccianu (ACU) 6-3, 2-6, (10-7)
Alexandros Araouzous (San Diego) def. Sergiu Bucur (USU) 6-4, 6-2
Jacob Eskeland (Rice) def. Andrew Nakajima 7-5, 7-5




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