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Freshmen Shine at 2018 National Collegiate Tennis Classic

Jan. 16, 2018

DENVER -

The University of Denver men’s tennis team finished with a 10-4 record at the 2018 National Collegiate Tennis Classic played from Jan. 12-15 in Palm Desert, Calif.

Freshmen Mattia Ross, Matt Summers and Jorge Nuñez represented the Pioneers against Pepperdine University, the University of San Francisco and Boise State University.   

Ross and Nuñez led the Pioneers with a 3-1 record in singles play, while Summers recorded a 2-1 mark. Denver showed three (3) different combinations in three (3) doubles matches, finishing with a 2-1 record in those matches. Nuñez was a part of both winning pairings. Team highlights for Denver included beating Pepperdine and Boise State 3-0 in singles play.

The Pioneers will play their first dual match of the 2017-2018 season on Jan. 19 at Lamar University. Denver’s first home match is set for Feb. 10 against Air Force. Ross, Summers and Nuñez will be among five (5) freshmen on Denver’s roster as the Pioneers seek their fifth consecutive Summit League title and berth in the NCAA tournament.

Pepperdine University

Singles

Jorge Nuñez (DU) def. Brian Berdusco (PEP) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3

Mattia Ros (DU) def. Brian Berdusco (PEP) 6-3, 7-5

Jorge Nuñez (DU) def. Nicholas Baez (PEP) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles

Jorge Nuñez/Matt Summers (DU) def. Dane Esses/Max Mendelsohn (PEP) 6-4

Brian Berdusco/Lautaro Pane (PEP) def. Matt Summers/Mattia Ros (DU) 7-5

University of San Francisco


 

 

Singles

Mert Zincirli (USF) def. Matt Summers (DU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Ryan Marker (USF) def. Jorge Nuñez (DU) 7-5, 6-2

Jorge Nuñez (DU) def. Paul Giraud (USF) 6-4, 6-2

Ryan Marker (USF) def. Mattia Ros (DU) 6-2, 6-2

Mattia Ros (DU) def. Johan Joenhagen (USF) 6-7, 6-3 (10-3)

Doubles

Jorge Nuñez/Mattia Ros (DU) def. Lucas Marinelli/Oliver Poysti (USF) 6-4

Boise State University

Singles

Matt Summers (DU) def. Wyatt DeMulling (BSU) 6-4, 6-1

Matt Summers (DU) def. Maximillien Blancaneaux (BSU) 6-0, 7-5

Mattia Ros (DU) def. Wyatt DeMulling (BSU) 6-2, 6-2

ALUMNI GIVING CHALLENGE

The University of Denver is holding an alumni giving challenge for the 2017-2018 season in an effort to increase student-athlete alumni participation in the Denver Athletics Annual Fund. The sport with the highest percentage of alumni participation will receive an additional $10,000 of support through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Alumni can make a gift onlineby calling 303-871-2388 during normal business hours or by sending a check to:

Athletics Development Office

Attn: Kaley Rickert

2201 E. Asbury Avenue 

Denver, CO 80208

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