Falcons Win Two at Home on Saturday

    Senior Alex Grubbs went 4-0 Saturday
    Senior Alex Grubbs went 4-0 Saturday

    March 8, 2014

    The Air Force men’s tennis team captured a pair of victories at the Academy on Saturday. The Falcons opened the day with an exciting 4-3 win over Weber State, then defeated CSU-Pueblo, 7-0, in the nightcap. The Falcons improved to 11-2, their best start since opening the 2002-03 season at 12-1.

    The morning match against Weber State was touch and go the whole way. In doubles, senior Alex Grubbs and sophomore Jack McCullers clinched the all-important point with an 8-7(3) victory over Landon Barlow and James Smith at the No. 2 position. Junior Grant Taylor and freshman Lucas Fumagalli improved to 9-1 at the No. 3 spot with an 8-3 victory over Todd Fought and Jakub Gewert.

    Grubbs gave Air Force a 2-0 lead with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Sanjay Goswami at the No. 4 spot, but the Wildcats clawed back to even the match when Fought defeated Any Jackson 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 1 spot and Barlow downed McCullers 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 at No. 3.

    Fumagalli put AFA up 3-2 with a 6-4, 7-5 triumph over Ryan Garner at No. 5 and Oliver Good evened things up again with a dramatic 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 victory over senior Steven Young at the No. 2 spot. Air Force sophomore Andrew Parks then clinched the match with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 win over Smith at No. 6.

    In the afternoon match, Air Force swept all nine matches, including all six singles contests in straight sets.


    Air Force 4, Weber State 3
    Saturday, March 8, 2014
    USAFA, Colo.


     

     

    Doubles
    1. Oliver Good / Sanjay Goswami (WSU) def. Steven Young / Andy Jackson, 8-6
    2. Alex Grubbs / Jack McCullers (AF) def. Landon Barlow / James Smith, 8-7(3)
    3. Grant Taylor / Lucas Fumagalli (AF) def. Todd Fought / Jakub Gewert, 8-3
    Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2

    Singles
    1. Fought (WSU) def. Jackson, 6-4, 6-4
    2. Good (WSU) def. Young, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5
    3. Barlow (WSU) def. McCullers, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
    4. Grubbs (AF) def. Goswami, 6-2, 6-3
    5. Fumagalli (AF) def. Ryan Garner, 6-4, 7-5
    6. Andrew Parks (AF) def. Smith, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
    Order of Finish: 4, 1, 3, 5, 2, 6


    Air Force 7, CSU-Pueblo 0
    Saturday, March 8
    USAFA, Colo.

    Doubles
    1. Alex Grubbs / Jack McCullers (AF) def. Saul Shrom / Emir Machado, 8-6
    2. Alex Lineberry / Ali Rizvi (AF) def. Avella / Alexandro Moncayo, 8-1
    3. Nico Carpenter / Dillon Launius (AF) def. Trung Le / Masrcelo Chaparro, 8-1
    Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

    Singles
    1. McCullers (AF) def. Shrom, 6-1, 6-2
    2. Grubbs (AF) def. Machado, 6-0, 6-2
    3. Lucas Fumagalli (AF) def. Avella, 6-1, 6-0
    4. Grant Taylor (AF) def. Le, 6-2, 7-6(6)
    5. Rizvi (AF) def. Moncayo, 6-1, 6-1
    6. Carpenter (AF) def. Chaparro, 6-0, 6-1
    Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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