TAMPA (March 11, 2017) – The USF men’s tennis team defeated Penn State in a 4-0 sweep Saturday after clinching the doubles point, and winning three singles courts in straight sets.
No. 98 Peter Bertran took on Aws Laaribi of the Nittany Lions, and finished him 6-4, 6-3, to clinch the match for the Bulls.
USF started singles up by one, and senior Vadym Kalyuzhnyy finished first with a 6-4, 6-2, straight-set win on court five. No. 122 Alberto Barroso Campos improved his record to 11-2 with a 6-3, 6-4, win on court three to give the Bulls a 3-0 lead. The rest of the courts went unfinished.
After a 6-1 win by Bulls tandem Gozun and Barroso-Campos, Bertran and Roberts clinched the doubles point on court two, 6-1. Kalyuzhnyy and Jakub Wojcik went unfinished on court three.
· This win puts the Bulls on a four-win streak.
· Barroso-Campos leads the team in singles wins, 11-2.
Head Coach Ashley Fisher on the team’s strengths…
“We’re competing hard, we’re coming out playing good doubles and just having a lot of energy in singles. We’re really focused on putting a lot in early in the match and trying to compose ourselves early and we did a good job of that today.”
Head Coach Ashley Fisher on Peter Bertran clinching the match…
“Pete’s one of our hardest workers. He had a really good fall, and we have a lot of confidence in that position…He’s playing really solid tennis and he’s a very physical player that’s tough to beat.”
The Bulls are back in action tomorrow as they take on their first conference opponent of the season. The Golden Hurricane travels to Tampa for a conference championship rematch at 1 p.m., Sunday.
1. Sasha Gozun (USF) vs. C. Bassetiere (PSU) 4-6, 6-3, unfinished
2. Justin Roberts (USF) vs. C. Lakoseljac (PSU) 7-6 (0-4), unfinished
3. #122 Alberto Barroso-Campos (USF) def. C. Antonopoulos (PSU) 6-3, 6-4
Be sure to follow USF men’s tennis on social media (Twitter / Facebook / Instagram) and visit GoUSFBulls.com for the most up-to-date information. Head coach Ashley Fisher will begin his first year at the helm of the program for the 2017 season after serving as an assistant coach in 2016. The USF men’s tennis program has won three consecutive American Athletic Conference Championships and advanced to three straight NCAA tournaments.