TUCSON, Ariz. - Utah State men's tennis went 5-3 in singles and 2-1 in doubles on its second day at the Arizona Fall Hidden Dual on Saturday.
In singles, the Aggie netters faced opponents from Grand Canyon. Senior Jaime Barajas defeated Mathieu Rajaonah 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). Freshman Jose Carvajal had a 6-4, 7-6 victory over Lorenzo Fucile. Freshman Valdemar Holm came from a set behind after losing the first, 4-6, but did not drop a game in the second to win, 6-0. Holm took the win after a 6-2, third-set victory over Leo Andreolli. Senior Andrew Nakajima followed suit, losing the first set, 4-6, but was perfect in the second and won the third, 6-0, 6-4, over Arizona's Shoti Meparidze. Sophomore Sergiu Bucur also faced Meparidze, winning, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 (7-5).
Also in singles against Grand Canyon, freshman Addy Vashistha lost to Valentin Lang, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Felipe Acosta lost, 6-2, 6-4, to Freddie Grant. Junior Austin Bass rounded out the singles results, losing, 6-3, 6-4, to Lucas Grego.
In doubles, USU faced netters from Arizona. Barajas and Carvajal defeated Alejandro Reguant and Jonas Maier, a former Aggie, 6-4. Vashistha and Acosta won, 6-2, against Trent Botha and Andres Reyes. Nakajima and Holm lost, 6-4, to Igor Karpovets and Carlos Hassey.
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Jaime Barajas (USU) def. Mathieu Rajaonah (GCU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
Valentin Lang (GCU) def. Addy Vashistha (USU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Jose Carvajal (USU) def. Lorenzo Fucile (GCU) 6-4, 7-6
Freddie Grant (GCU) def. Felipe Acosta (USU) 6-2, 6-4
Valdemar Holm (USU) def. Leo Andreolli (GCU) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
Lucas Grego (GCU) def. Austin Bass (USU) 6-3, 6-4
Andrew Nakajima (USU) def. Shoti Meparidze (UA) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4
Sergiu Bucur (USU) def. Shoti Meparidze (UA) 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 (7-5)
Jaime Barajas/Jose Carvajal (USU) def. Jonas Maier/Alejandro Reguant (UA) 6-4
Igor Karpovets/Carlos Hassey (UA) def. Andrew Nakajima/Valdemar Holm (USU) 6-4
Addy Vashistha/Felipe Acosta (USU) def. Trent Botha/Andres Reyes (UA) 6-2
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