Men's Tennis

Aztecs Bested 4-1 by Boise State in MW Championship

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Derrick Tuskan/San Diego State

LAS VEGAS – The San Diego State men's tennis team wrapped up the Mountain West Championships on Friday with the Championship match. Coming off an upset of top-seeded No. 63 Utah State, the fourth-seeded Aztecs faced another daunting opponent in second-seeded No. 57 Boise State at Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas. SDSU won just one singles match in a 4-1 defeat.
The Scarlet and Black finish the season at 16-7 as the 20-10 Broncos win their second consecutive conference tournament title.
In doubles, Eugenio Gonzalez Fitzmaurice and Johannes Seeman (9-3) competed on the top court against Sam Sippel and Jan Lucca Marquardt. The Aztec duo fell 6-3. Robin Parts and Alexander Mandma (9-7) played on the second court and faced Caden Moortgat and Jett Middleton. They fell by the same score as Boise State won the doubles point. Chikaya Sato and Bora Sengul (5-3) faced off against Idriss Haddouch and Jip Van Assendelft on the third court. The match was even at five when the Broncos clinched the doubles point.
In singles, Gonzalez Fitzmaurice (11-7) battled James Van Herzeele on the third court. He was bested 6-2, 6-1 in straight sets.
Yesterday's hero, Parts (17-0) faced Haddouch on court No. 5. After Parts won the first set 6-1, Haddouch forced a tiebreaker in the second, but the Aztec closed out his opponent 7-6 (7-5) to finish the season perfect.
All-Mountain West selection Seeman (5-15) opposed Sippel on the top court. After falling 6-4 in the first set, Seeman battled in the second set and forced a tiebreaker but came up short 7-6 (7-3).
In his match, Sato (9-12) went up against Lucca Marquardt on court No. 4. Sato forced a tiebreaker in the first set, but the Bronco emerged victorious 7-6 (7-5). The second set was also close but went to Lucca Marquardt as well as Boise State hoisted the trophy.
Two matches went unfinished. Another All-Mountain West honoree, Sengul (7-7) played Van Assendelft on court No. 2. They split the first two sets with Sengul winning 7-5 in the first and the Bronco taking the second 6-4. Sengul trailed 4-1 in the deciding third set when the match was clinched. Mandma (12-4) played on court No. 6 against John Chin. Mandma came out on top in the first set, winning 6-2 but Chin responded with a 6-1 win in the second. Mandma trailed 5-4 in the third set when the Broncos won.
[2] No. 57 Boise State 4, [4] San Diego State 1
Darling Tennis Center – Las Vegas, Nev.

April 26, 2024                                  
Singles Competition
1. Sam Sippel (BS) def. Johannes Seeman (SDSU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
2. Bora Sengul (SDSU) led Jip Van Assendelft (BS) 7-5, 4-6, 4-1
3. James Van Herzeele (BS) def. Eugenio Gonzalez Fitzmaurice (SDSU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Jan Lucca Marquardt (BS) def. Chikaya Sato (SDSU) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
5. Robin Parts (SDSU) def. Idriss Haddouch (BS) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
6. John Chin (BS) led Alexander Mandma (SDSU) 2-6, 6-1, 5-4
Doubles Competition
1. Sam Sippel/Jan Lucca Marquardt (BS) def. Johannes Seeman/Eugenio Gonzalez Fitzmaurice (SDSU) 6-3
2. Caden Moortgat/Jett Middleton (BS) def. Robin Parts/Alexander Mandma (SDSU) 6-3
3. Chikaya Sato/Bora Sengul (SDSU) vs. Idriss Haddouch/Jip Van Assendelft (BS) 5-5
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (3,5,1,4)