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Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 03/29/2014
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SEATTLE – The Idaho men’s tennis team grinded out a 4-3 at Seattle U on Friday night, improving to 7-9 on the season.

“This was a tough match against a Seattle team that competed hard across the board,” Idaho coach Jeff Beaman said.

The Vandals took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 from Andrew Zedde and Jose Bendeck and No. 3 from Odon Barta and Cesar Torres. Idaho eventually clinched the match with singles wins at No. 1 from Artemiy Nikitin, No. 3 from Barta and No. 4 from Torres.

Idaho will head to Portland for two more matches this weekend, facing Hawai`i on Mar. 30 and Portland on Mar. 31.

Idaho 4, Seattle U 3
Mar. 28, 2014
Seattle, Wash.

Singles
1. Artemiy Nikitin (UI) def. Kevin Lynch (SU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
2. Will Topp (SU) def. Jose Bendeck (UI) 6-3, 6-4
3. Odon Barta (UI) def. Zach Kosanke (SU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Cesar Torres (UI) def. Ian Clare (SU) 6-3, 7-6(4)
5. Riley Newman (SU) def. Filip Fichtel (UI) 7-5, 6-3
6. Connor Leahy (SU) def. Matt Oddonetto (UI) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles
1. Zedde/Bendeck (UI) def. Lynch/Bediones (SU) 8-6
2. Topp/Kosanke (SU) def. Nikitin/Oddonetto (UI) 8-5
3. Barta/Torres (UI) def. Newman/Leahy (SU) 8-4

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