Another loss for the Sonoma State University men’s tennis team against a Division I school, the competitors of Portland State Vikings. On Thursday morning Sonoma State battled it out on the court and came up short against the portland vikings, ending the match 5-4 and lowering the Seawolves overall record to 12-5.
Playing doubles and defeating the vikings were SSU sophomores Alec Wong and Max Nudell against vikings Sam Roberts and Majeed Bukhari. With the final score of 8-6 they were the only Seawolves to win in the double matches played that day.
“I think my biggest issue on the court is to remember to have fun. I need to enjoy the moment,” Wong said. “It’s always a good feeling getting a doubles win, so for us it was big because our overall score could have lowered more.”
More victories for the Seawolves followed during the single matches. Junior Sean Alves crushed D1 opponent Tommy Edwards (7-5) and (6-0). Allan Lock defeated Viking Avery West with the scores 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. Junior Igor Pissarenko battled against Roberts during a singles match coming up as yet another victory for the Seawolves (6-2, 6-3). Lastly, during the singles round senior Nate Oppenheim lost against Nathan Boniel in three sets (7-6, 6-3, 6-2).
Sonoma State is traveling to Oakland to finish off the regular season, taking on competitor Holy Names University. The match will begin at 10 a.m. on April 7.
“Going into the last matches of regular season, I kind of need to enjoy the process, because I only have two more season after this and it is all going by super quick,” Wong said. “I need to give my all in every match.”