Spiers Secures Championship Victory at UCSB Fall Classic

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Spiers Secures Championship Victory at UCSB Fall Classic

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SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. – On the final day of the three-day UCSB Fall Classic event at the Arnhold Tennis Center on the UC Santa Barbara campus, the San Diego State men’s tennis team showcased a strong performance. Among the competitors representing SDSU were Liam Spiers, Andre Saleh, Robin Parts, and Mathieu Josserand.

Liam Spiers, celebrating his 21st birthday just a day prior, found himself in the championship match against Grand Canyon’s Wyatt Anderson. Spiers faced a tough challenge, dropping the first set 5-7. However, displaying resilience and determination, Spiers rallied to claim the second set 6-4 and the third 6-2, securing the championship victory.

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In a closely contested matchup, Josserand and Parts faced off against Cal Poly’s Bastiaan Weststrate and Colter Smith in doubles. The match extended to a tiebreaker, with the Aztecs emerging victorious with an 8-7 (7-5) score.

In another doubles pairing, Saleh and Spiers squared off against Grand Canyon’s Anderson and Jonathan Da Silva, but the SDSU duo fell short with an 8-6 outcome.

Andre Saleh, after a challenging start with a 6-1 loss in the first set against Cal Poly’s Shaun Ferguson, made a strong comeback by claiming the second set by the same score. In a tightly contested tiebreaker, Saleh narrowly missed out with a score of 10-8.

Mathieu Josserand faced another Cal Poly opponent, Aaron Eliscu, and after a 7-6 (7-4) loss in the first set tiebreaker, he came up just short in the second set with a 6-4 loss.

The Aztecs are gearing up for their next competition in the San Diego Veterans Tennis Classic, scheduled to be held on the University of San Diego campus from Friday, October 13, through Sunday, October 15.

UCSB Fall Classic Day Three Results at Arnhold Tennis Center, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Singles

  • Liam Spiers (SDSU) defeated Wyatt Anderson (GCU) with scores of 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.
  • Andre Saleh (SDSU) faced Shaun Ferguson (Cal Poly) and had a scoreline of 6-1, 1-6, 10-8 in favor of Ferguson.
  • Mathieu Josserand (SDSU) encountered Aaron Eliscu (Cal Poly) with results of 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 in favor of Eliscu.

Doubles

  • Josserand/Parts (SDSU) secured a victory against Weststrate/Smith (Cal Poly) with a score of 8-7 (7-5).
  • Saleh/Spiers (SDSU) faced Anderson/Da Silva (GCU) and the match ended with a score of 8-6 in favor of Anderson/Da Silva.

Notable Players

  • Liam Spiers (SDSU): 5′ 11″ Sophomore TR
  • Andre Saleh (SDSU): 6′ 3″ Junior SQ
  • Mathieu Josserand (SDSU): 5′ 11″ Sophomore TR
  • Robin Parts (SDSU): 5′ 11″ Graduate Student TR

Reference:

https://goaztecs.com/news/2022/10/8/mens-tennis-aztecs-bounce-back-at-ucsb-fall-classic.aspx

https://gopsusports.com/news/2023/10/8/womens-tennis-finishes-weekend-at-martha-thorn-invitational.aspx

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