March 28, 2007
The Air Force men's tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to St. Mary's College Tuesday in Moraga, Calif. The Falcons, whose match against the University of San Francisco on Monday was postponed due to weather, fell to 11-8 this season.
SMC opened the match by winning all three doubles matches, including a dramatic, 8-7 victory a the No. 2 spot by Achim Christner and Yury Platanov over Falcon freshmen Brett Rodgers and Mike Youn.
In singles play, Youn captured the only victory for Air Force, downing Platanov, 7-5, 6-3 at the No. 3 position. St. Mary's won four of the singles matches in straight sets, while the No. 6 match was stretched to three sets before SMC' Alp Ozpinar beat AFA freshman Austin Francis, 6-0, 6-7(6), (10-2).
The Falcons play UC Davis on Thursday, March 29 at 2 p.m. in Davis, Calif.
St. Mary's (CA) 6, Air Force 1
Mar 27, 2007 at Moraga, CA
1. Andre Sion (SMC) def. Robby Alexander (AF) 6-4, 6-2
2. Adam Fauvre (SMC) def. Brett Rodgers (AF) 6-1, 6-3
3. Mike Youn (AF) def. Yury Platanov (SMC) 7-5, 6-3
4. Achim Christner (SMC) def. Keith Cronican (AF) 6-3, 7-5
5. Andrea Zannoni (SMC) def. Ryan White (AF) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
6. Alp Ozpinar (SMC) def. Austin Francis (AF) 6-0, 6-7 (6-8), 1-0 (10-2)
1. Andre Sion/Adam Fauvre (SMC) def. Robby Alexander/Ryan White (AF) 8-2
2. Achim Christner/Yury Platanov (SMC) def. Brett Rodgers/Mike Youn (AF) 8-7 (7-4)
3. Alp Ozpinar/Andrea Zannoni (SMC) def. Keith Cronican/James Tomlin (AF) 8-6