Both the UTSA men’s and women’s tennis team lost to tough Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (AMCC) opponents in home matches last Wednesday.
The men started down early as the Islanders took the doubles point quickly. AMCC’s Ricardo Mayagoitia and Guillaume Rauseo defeated UTSA’s Eric Buchalter and Joao Riquelme 6-2 in the second doubles spot. UTSA’s Christian Carrillo and Jake Rother then lost to AMCC’s Mitchell Cook and Paul Cook, also by a score of 6-2.
Diogo Casa and Fabian Brand’s doubles match went unfinished after the conclusion of the others.
Joao Riquelme gave the UTSA men their only win of the day with a straight sets victory in the fifth singles spot. However, the match was stopped soon after as the Islanders’ Mayagoitia clinched the 4-1 victory with a win over Rother in the second singles spot.
The UTSA women’s team did not fare any better; they were held pointless in a 4-0 loss. The Islanders claimed the early lead by picking up two doubles wins, by scores of 6-4, on the second and third doubles courts to make the score 1-0.
Roadrunners Jacobea Junger and M. Rosell Canudas won their fifth doubles match of the season by a score of 6-4 – the only win for the UTSA women that day.
AMCC’s women went on to win singles at the fourth, fifth and sixth spots to clinch the match over UTSA. The rest of the singles matches went unfinished.
UTSA’s women’s team (3-4) will look to bounce back Thursday, Feb. 18 at Louisiana-Lafayette (4-1).
The men’s team (1-4) will play its next match in Lubbock on Feb. 20 against the undefeated Texas Tech Red Raiders who are nationally ranked at 14 overall.