SAN LUIS OBISPO – The No. 45 Cal Poly men's tennis team successfully closed out its last home match of the season, as it beat UC Riverside 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at Mustang Courts.
The Mustangs started the match off on a strong note, as they took the doubles point right away after Auproux and Axel Damiens beat Anderson Ju and Max Cohen on court three 6-1.
Donovan and Pang clinched the match for the Mustangs after beating Kyle McCann and Cooper Bridge 6-1 on court one, giving them their 11th consecutive doubles win.
Up 1-0, Josh Ortlip put the second point on the board, as he beat Tadeas Lansky on court four 6-1, 6-1.
Auproux beat Abdallah on court three 6-2, 6-3, giving the Mustangs a 3-0 lead over the Highlanders.
Pang clinched the match for the Mustangs after beating McCann 6-3, 6-4 on court two.
Antoine Noel beat Ju on court six 6-3, 6-1, while Damiens fell to Chung on court five 7-6, 6-3, giving the Highlanders their first point.
Up 5-1, Donovan ended the match with a solid win over Bridge on court one, 6-2, 6-4.
The Mustangs' win advances them to 16-6 on the season and 3-1 in conference play.
Cal Poly will be back on the courts to take on UC Santa Barbara on Saturday April 22.
Cal Poly 6, UC Riverside Men's Tennis 1
2. Nabil Abdallah/Gilbert Chung (UCRMTEN) vs. Timothy Tan/Karl Endander (CPMT) no result
Match Notes: Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,3,2,6,5,1)
1. Ben Donovan (CPMT) def. Cooper Bridge (UCRMTEN) 6-2, 6-4
2. Corey Pang (CPMT) def. Kyle McCann (UCRMTEN) 6-3, 6-4
3. Garrett Auproux (CPMT) def. Nabil Abdallah (UCRMTEN) 6-2, 6-3
4. Joshua Ortlip (CPMT) def. Tadeas Lansky (UCRMTEN) 6-1, 6-1
5. Gilbert Chung (UCRMTEN) def. Axel Damiens (CPMT) 7-6, 6-3
6. Antoine Noel (CPMT) def. Anderson Ju (UCRMTEN) 6-3, 6-1