Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Men's tennis falls to Fresno
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 04/09/2011
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MOSCOW, Idaho - The No. 44 Fresno State Bulldogs became just the second team to hand the No. 54 Idaho men's tennis team a loss since mid-February on Saturday, as Idaho fell 4-2 on its home courts.

For just the third time this season, the Vandals weren't able to win the doubles point, which proved costly down the stretch. Idaho got wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles from Marius Cirstea (6-3, 7-5) and Lachlan Reed (7-5, 7-6).

Alex Joitiou won the first set of his No. 3 singles match 6-4, but fell 6-3 and 6-1 in the final two sets. Abid Akbar fell at No. 4 singles for Idaho, as did Jose Bendeck in a close match at No. 5, which clinched the win for Fresno State. Alan Shin split his first two sets at No. 6 before the third set was called off due Fresno State's victory.

The Vandals fall to 15-4 on the season and 2-1 in the WAC with the loss. Idaho wraps up the weekend against No. 56 Hawai'i on Sunday at 11 a.m.


Fresno State vs University of Idaho
Apr 09, 2011 at Moscow, Idaho
(University of Idaho)}
#44 Fresno State 4, #54 University of Idaho 2

Singles competition
1. Cirstea, Marius (IDAHO) def. de Villiers (FS) 6-3, 7-5
2. Reed, Lachlan (IDAHO) def. Boutillier (FS) 7-5, 7-6
3. Diame (FS) def. Joitoiu, Alex (IDAHO) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
4. Alcantara (FS) def. Akbar, Abid (IDAHO) 6-3, 6-4
5. Papue (FS) def. Bendeck, Jose (IDAHO) 6-4, 7-5
6. Shin, Alan (IDAHO) vs. Ayoun (FS) 6-4, 6-7, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. de Villiers/Boutillier (FS) def. Cirstea, Marius/Joitoiu, Alex (IDAHO) 8-3
2. Alcantara/Diame (FS) def. Bendeck, Jose/Reed, Lachlan (IDAHO) 8-6
3. Akbar, Abid/Dobbs, Andrew (IDAHO) def. Ayoun/Alapati (FS) 8-2

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