SDSU Men's Tennis Wins Third Straight
March 27, 2004
SAN DIEGO -- For the second time in five days, Aztec senior Felix Hardt closed out a victory for the San Diego State men's tennis team.
On Saturday afternoon at the SDSU Courts, Hardt teamed with two-time All-American Ryan Redondo to clinch the doubles point and clinched the team victory with a straight-set victory over the nation's 54th-ranked player as the Aztecs claimed a 4-3 victory over Santa Clara.
Hardt welcomed back Redondo who returned from an injury to play for the first time this month. Together the Aztec duo, ranked 34th in the nation, posted an 8-6 victory at number one doubles. Coupled with the win at number two doubles by Markus Dickhardt and Dontia Haynes, San Diego State had a 1-0 lead.
The Broncos tied the score at one with a victory at number six singles. The Aztecs countered with wins at the number four and three singles positions. At four, Daniel Jung was a 6-1, 6-1 winner, while Dickhardt needed three sets to win at number three. Santa Clara pulled within 3-2 with a victory at number two.
With the Aztecs leading 3-2, but trailing at number five singles, Hardt proved to be the clincher with a hard-fought 7-5, 6-4 victory at number one.
San Diego State, which won its season-high third straight match and for the fifth time in its last six outings, improves to 7-4 overall. Santa Clara is now 8-8.
The Aztecs open Mountain West Conference action next Friday in Las Vegas. The Aztecs will face Utah on Friday, Brigham Young on Saturday and UNLV on Sunday.
San Diego State 4, Santa Clara 3