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Junior Alex Clinkenbeard clinched the dual for the Pioneers by defeating New Mexico State's Patrick Pfister, 7-5, 7-5
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Junior Alex Clinkenbeard clinched the dual for the Pioneers by defeating New Mexico State's Patrick Pfister, 7-5, 7-5
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Pioneers Edge New Mexico State 4-1 to Advance to WAC Finals
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 04/27/2013
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DENVER - The University of Denver No. 1 seeded men’s tennis team defeated No. 4 New Mexico State 4-1 on Saturday in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Semifinals at Gates Tennis Center.

The Pioneers dropped the doubles point after surrendering two of three doubles matches to the Aggies. The senior tandem of Enej Bonin (Koper, Slovenia) and Jens Vorkefeld (Ostercappeln, Germany) picked up Denver's only doubles victory, defeating New Mexico State's Luis Ramirez and Paul Denele in a 9-8 (7) thriller.

In singles, freshman Henry Craig (Murrieta, Calif.) claimed a 6-2, 6-1 win over New Mexico State's Germain Degardin in No. 4 singles to even the score at 1-1. Redshirt senior Max Krammer (Perchtoldsdorf, Austria) defeated Marc Westgate, 6-2, 6-3 in No. 3 singles play. In No. 1 singles play, ITA-ranked No. 55 Bonin beat Ramirez 6-3, 6-3 in a hard-hitting match. Junior Alex Clinkenbeard (Loveland, Colo.) defeated Patrick Pfister 7-5, 7-5 to pick up the fourth point for the Pioneers and clinch the dual, 4-1.

The win advances the Pioneers to their first WAC Championship Finals. The Pioneers will face No. 2 seeded Idaho at 10 a.m. (MT) at Gate Tennis Center.

 

Singles

1. Enej Bonin (DEN) def. Luis Ramirez (NMSU), 6-3, 6-3

2. Daniel Fernandez (NMSU) vs. Jens Vorkefeld (DEN), DNF 7-5, 4-6, 1-0

3. Max Krammer (DEN) def. Marc Westgate (NMSU), 6-2, 6-3

4. Henry Craig (DEN) def. Germain Degardin (NMSU), 6-2, 6-1

5. Fabio Biasion (DEN) vs.. Paul Denele (NMSU), DNF 4-6, 6-2, 3-3

6. Alex Clinkenbeard (DEN) def. Patrick Pfister (NMSU), 7-5, 7-5

Order of finish: 4, 3, 1, 6

 

Doubles

1. Bonin/Vorkefeld (DEN) def. Ramirez/Denele (NMSU), 9-8 (7)

2. Westgate/Fernandez (NMSU) def. Krammer/Biasion (DEN), 9-8 (4)

3. Blank/Manivannan (NMSU) def. Clinkenbeard/Craig (DEN), 9-8 (6)

Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

 

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