Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State men's tennis team concluded the Balloon Fiesta Invitational with the freshman pair of Daniel Fernandez and Naveen Manivannan capturing the doubles title of the Cherry flight.
Fernandez and Manivannan defeated fellow Aggies, senior Luis Ramirez and junior Marc Westgate, 8-5, en route to the crown. Sophomore Germain Degardin and freshman Yannick Blank also won third place of the draw after defeating sophomore Luke Manley and junior Alex Clinkenbeard of Denver, 8-4.
"Overall, it was a good tournament for us and I'm satisfied with the way we played," head coach Carlos Vargas said. "We have a very talented group and continue to improve every week."
In the Cherry singles flight, Ramirez lost a three-set struggle in the finals to New Mexico's sophomore Sam Iftikhar, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4. In the third-place match, Fernandez beat junior Mads Hegelund of UNM, 6-1, 6-1. Continue Reading This Post >>