Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Marius Cirstea
Vandal men keep winning
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 02/24/2013
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PORTLAND, Ore. - A long day of tennis produced two more victories for the Idaho men's tennis team, as the Vandals gutted out a 4-3 win at Portland before rolling to a 7-0 against Portland State to remain undefeated on the season.

The Vandals improve to 9-0 on the season, and now have five wins by a 7-0 margin. Idaho's victory at Portland, however, was by the slimmest of margins. The Vandals narrowly won the doubles point with an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles from Cristobal Ramos Salazar and Jose Bendeck after the Vandals and Pilots split the No. 1 and No. 3 matches.

At No. 1 singles, Dmitry Perevoshchikov fell 7-6 in the first set and was leading 5-2 in the second when Portland's Ratan Gill retired, giving the Vandals the point. Abid Akbar fell at No. 2 singles, and Marius Cirstea fell at No. 3. Cesar Torres lost 6-0 in the first set at No. 4 but battled back to win 6-1, 6-4 in the next two sets to take the point. Jose Bendeck fell at No. 5 singles but Salazar won a three-setter at No. 6.

The Vandals won all three doubles matches against Portland State, and swept through singles, winning five of the six matches in straight sets.

"Portland is a tough, well-coached team that competes very well, and we barely came out of there with the win," Idaho coach Jeff Beaman said. "The guys pushed themselves against Portland State and took care of business to end a very long day of tennis."

The Vandals return to action March 2 when they face Montana and Montana State in Missoula, Mont.

Idaho 4, Portland 3
Feb. 23, 2013
Portland, Ore.

1. Dmitry Perevoshchikov (UI) def. Ratan Gill (UP) 6-7, 5-2, ret
2. Michel HuKwo (UP) def. Abid Akbar (UI) 6-1, 6-4
3. Alex Ferrero (UP) def. Marius Cirstea (UI) 6-7, 6-3, 7-5
4. Cesar Torres (UI) def. Justin Guay (UP) 0-6, 6-1, 6-4
5. Jackson Martin (UP) def. Jose Bendeck (UI) 6-1, 7-6
6. Cristobal Ramos Salazar (UI) def. Kent Andreason (UP) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

1. Abid Akbar/Marius Cirstea (UI) def. Ratan Gill/Alex Ferrero (UP) 8-2
2. Cristobal Ramos Salazar/Jose Bendeck (UI) def. Michel Hukwo/Jackson Martin (UP) 8-6
3. Kent Andreason/Justin Guay (UP) def. Dmitry Perevoshchikov/Ivan Krijanto (UI) 8-4

Idaho 7, Portland State 0
Feb. 23, 2013
Vancouver, Wash.

1. Dmitry Perevoshchikov (UI) def. Antoine Bechmann (PSU) 7-5 ,6-3
2. Abid Akbar (UI) def. Stratton Gilmore (PSU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Cesar Torres (UI) def. Connor Gilmore (PSU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Jose Bendeck (UI) def. Abhinav Mishra (PSU) 6-3, 3-6, 10-8
5. Cristobal Ramos Salazar (UI) def. Brent Wheeler (PSU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Ivan Krijanto (UI) def. Lukas Kortus (PSU) 6-1, 6-3

1. Abid Akbar/Dmitry Perevoshchikov (UI) def. Antoine Bechmann/Abhinav Mishra (PSU) 8-3
2. Jose Bendeck/Cristobal Ramos Salazar (UI) def. Brent Wheeler/Lukas Kortus (PSU) 8-3
3. Cesar Torres/Ivan Krijanto (UI) def. Dillon Triance/Alec Marx (PSU) 8-4

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