Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Alan Shin
Men's tennis drops three
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 03/24/2012
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BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho men’s tennis team had a tough go of it at the Boise State Spring Break Tournament over the weekend, going 0-3 in the eight-team event with losses to Nevada, Utah and Marquette.

The Vandals fall to 8-13 on the season and have dropped seven consecutive matches. Idaho fell 4-2 to Nevada in a Western Athletic Conference match to drop the team to 0-2 in WAC play to start the tournament. Idaho’s Abid Akbar fell in three sets at No. 1, and Nevada clinched the match victory with wins at the top four singles spots. Cesar Torres and Alan Shin picked up wins at Nos. 5 and 6 singles.

Against Utah, the Vandals got off to an early lead as Akbar and Andrew Dobbs clinched the doubles point with a 9-8 victory at No. 2 after Jose Bendeck and Cristobal Ramos Salazar fell 8-5 at No. 1 and Marius Cirstea and Filip Fichtel won 8-5 at No. 3. Akbar win a three-setter at the top singles spot despite losing 6-1 in the first set, but Utah won the remaining five singles matches to earn the 5-2 win.

The Vandals again won the doubles point with wins at Nos. 2 and 3 against Marquette but only Ramos Salazar and Shin were able to win singles matches, as the Golden Eagles stole a 4-3 win. Ramos Salazar won in straight-sets at No. 3 singles, while Shin won a three-setter at No. 5.

The Vandals return to action next weekend when they face UT-Arlington on March 31 and WAC foe New Mexico State on April 1, in Las Cruces, N.M.

Nevada 4, Idaho 2


1. Wessim Derbel (UN) def. Abid Akbar (UI), 7-6, 3-6, 6-3

2. Victor Ouvard (UN) def. Marius Cirstea (UI), 6-4, 6-4

3. Moez Echarquil (UN) def. Cristobal Ramos Salazar (UI), 6-2, 6-2

4. Fernando Sunago (UN) def. Jose Bendeck (UI), 6-0, 6-4

5. Cesar Torres (UI) def. Jordan Rozenfeld (UN), 6-4, 6-2

6. Alan Shin (UI) def. Quentin Mege (UN), 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Utah 5, Idaho 2


1. Suriano/Mamedov (UTAH) def. Bendeck/Salazar (UI), 8-5

2. Akbar/Dobbs (UI) def. Matias/Medinilla (UTAH), 9-8

3. Cirstea/Fichtel (UI) def. Lane/Tasevac (UTAH), 8-5

Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2


1. Abid Akbar (UI) def. Benito Suriano (UTAH), 0-6, 6-1, 6-2

2. Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) def. Marius Cirstea (UI), 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

3. Rafael Davidian (UTAH) def. Cristobal Ramos Salazar (UI), 7-5, 7-6

4. Devin Lane (UTAH) def. Jose Bendeck (UI), 7-6, 6-4

5. Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) def. Cesar Torres (UI), 6-4, 6-2

6. Ace Matias (UTAH) def. Alan Shin (UI), 6-4, 6-1

Order of Finish: 6, 5, 2, 1, 3, 4

Seventh Place Match – Marquette 4, Idaho 3


1. Schwerin/Mamalat (MU) def. Cirstea/Dobbs (UI), 8-6

2. Akbar/Bendeck (UI) def. Collins/Packowitz (MU), 9-8

3. Ramos-Salazar/Knox (UI) def. Tehrani/Teofanovic (MU), 9-8

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2


1. Dan Mamalat (MU) def. Abid Akbar (UI), 7-6, 6-3

2. Vukasin Teofanovic (MU) def. Marius Cirstea (UI), 6-3, 7-6

3. Cristobal Ramos Salazar (UI) def. Logon Collins (MU), 6-3, 6-2

4. Cameron Tehrani (MU) def. Jose Bendeck (UI), 6-4, 3-6, 6-0

5. Alan Shin (UI) def. Jonathan Schwerin (MU), 6-2, 6-7, 7-5

6. Drake Kakar (MU) def. Andrew Dobbs (UI), 6-0, 6-0

Order of Finish: 6, 2, 3, 1, 4, 5

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