Mustangs Drop Home Match To No. 32 Columbia, 5-2

Go smu! Arturs Kazijevs
Go smu!
Arturs Kazijevs
Go smu!

March 19, 2013

DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU Mustangs fought hard against No. 32 Columbia, but ultimately lost to the Lions 5-2 at the Samuell Grand Tennis Center.

Arturs Kazijevs defeated No. 34 Winston Lin in straight sets (6-3, 6-4) to continue his strong play and improve his record to 6-4 this season. Kazijevs has been the Mustangs' No. 1 singles player all spring.

SMU gave the Lions all they could handle throughout the match. The Mustangs earned two match points in matches they would eventually drop. Nate Lammons nearly won his sixth straight match, gaining a match point in the third set against Nathaniel Gery. Gery would bounce back and take the match, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6). Kazijevs and his doubles partner Mischa Nowicki (who are ranked 78th in the nation) got to match point against 24th-ranked Ashok Narayana and Max Schnur, but lost 9-8 (7).

Nowicki did win his singles match against Bert Vancura, 7-6, 6-3. Gaston Cuadranti and Alex Sanders improved to 3-2 in doubles play with an 8-1 win over Lin and Cyril Bucher.

The Mustangs' next match is March 29 at 12 p.m. when they host Marquette at the Samuell Grand Tennis Center.

#32 Columbia vs SMU
3/19/2013 at Dallas, Texas

Columbia 5, SMU 2

Singles competition 1. Arturs Kazijevs (SMU) def. #34 Winston Lin (COL) 6-3, 6-4
2. Dragos Ignat (COL) def. Pablo Perez-Esnaola (SMU) 6-1, 7-5
3. Ashok Narayana (COL) def. Gaston Cuadranti (SMU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Max Schnur (COL) def. Eduardo Razzeto (SMU) 7-6, 7-5
5. Mischa Nowicki (SMU) def. Bert Vancura (COL) 7-6, 6-3
6. Nathaniel Gery (COL) def. Nate Lammons (SMU) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6)

 

 

Doubles competition
1. #24 Ashok Narayana/Max Schnur (COL) def. #78 Arturs Kazijevs/Mischa Nowicki (SMU) 9-8 (7)
2. Gaston Cuadranti/Alex Sanders (SMU) def. Winston Lin/Cyril Bucher (COL) 8-1
3. Dragos Ignat/Bert Vancura def. Nate Lammons/Pablo Perez-Esnaola (SMU) 8-5

Match Notes:
Columbia 9-4, National ranking #32
SMU 4-7