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Andrew Dobbs
Men's tennis edges Creighton
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 02/20/2012
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OMAHA, Neb. - With the match tied 3-3, Andrew Dobbs posted a 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 victory at No. 6 singles to seal a 4-3 victory over Creighton for the No. 66 Idaho men's tennis team Monday.

The win snapped a three-match skid for the Vandals and improves Idaho to 5-6 overall this spring.

Idaho dropped the doubles point despite a win at the top spot from Abid Akbar and Marius Cirstea. Akbar got a three-set win at No. 2 singles, and Cristobal Ramos Salazar, Alan Shin and Dobbs sealed Idaho's victory with wins at No. 4, 5 and 6 singles.

"It was nice to get a win against a Creighton team that competed very hard and pushed us making the match as close as a match can get," Idaho coach Jeff Beaman said. "We put ourselves in a hole again losing the doubles point and then down 1-3 with losses by Marius and Jose (Bendeck). Cristobal got himself back on track with a solid win, Alan took care of business at 5, Abid mounted an epic comeback at 2 to win in three sets, and then Andrew came through with the clutch three set win with the match on the line."

The Vandals will return to action on March 3 when they face LCSC and Eastern Washington in Lewiston, Idaho.

No. 66 Idaho 4, Creighton 3
Feb. 20, 2012
Omaha, Nebraska

Singles
1. Billy Paluch (CU) def. Marius Cirstea (UI) 6-3, 6-1
2. Abid Akbar (UI) def. JT Christian (CU) 1-6, 7-6, 6-1
3. Kyle Obermeier (CU) def. Jose Bendeck (UI) 7-5, 6-3
4. Cristobal Ramos Salazar (UI) def. Ryan Norman (CU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Alan Shin (UI) def. Gabe Nagy (CU) 6-1, 7-6
6. Andrew Dobbs (UI) def. Elliott Baker (CU) 6-2, 6-7, 6-2

Doubles
1. Abid Akbar/Marius Cirstea (UI) def. JT Christian/Billy Paluch (CU) 8-5
2. Kyle Obermeier/Elliott Baker (CU) def. Cristobal Ramos Salazar/Jose Bendeck (UI) 8-6
3. Ryan Norman/Sean Mathison (CU) def. Andrew Dobbs/Alan Shin (UI) 8-6

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