LAS VEGAS, NEV. - Having already defeated NCAA Division I Portland State, the Mesa men's tennis team was unable to re-create the magic again against an opponent from the highest level of college sports, falling to Idaho State, 6-1.
Mesa actually won two matches, and was very competitive in several others.
Vitali Kotenialets (Fr., Ukraine) won at No. 4 singles over Josh Goodwin, 6-3, 6-2.
The T-Birds will return to ACCAC action Thursday, hosting Glendale at 1:30 p.m.
Idaho State 6, Mesa Community College 1
1. LOEBEL, Daniel (ISU) def. BUSBY, Harry (MESA) 6-4, 7-6
2. STEMPIEN, Krzysztof (ISU) def. WIGHTMAN, Max (MESA) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
3. SCHEEPBOUWER, Bjorn (ISU) def. SILVESTRI, Nick (MESA) 6-0, 6-1
4. KOTELIANETS, Vitali (MESA) def. GOODWIN, Josh (ISU) 6-3, 6-2
5. MILLER, Austin (ISU) def. NGUYEN, Andy (MESA) 6-3, 7-5
6. DUFFIN, Orin (ISU) def. MCMAHON, Kevin (MESA) 6-2, 6-4
1. BUSBY, Harry/WIGHTMAN, Max (MESA) def. LOEBEL, Daniel/SCHEEPBOUWER, Bjorn (ISU) 6-2
2. STEMPIEN, Krzysztof/GOODWIN, Josh (ISU) def. SILVESTRI, Nick/MCMAHON, Kevin (MESA) 6-3
3. MILLER, Cody/DUFFIN, Orin (ISU) def. NGUYEN, Andy/KOTELIANETS, Vitali (MESA) 6-3