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Day's Victory Clinches 4-3 Win Over San Diego State

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 03/21/2014
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Alex Day had the clinching point in Princeton's 4-3 win over San Diego State.
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4 (56) Princeton (10-6) vs. San Diego State (7-8)
Mar. 21, 2014 • San Diego, Calif.

1 Day/McCourt (P) Khachatryan/Nicholas (SD) 8-1
2 Davies/Ben Quazzo (P) X Gelbrich/Jebens (SD) 5-7 (SD) DNF
3 Colautti/Yablon (P) Bertsch/Jonas Meinzer (SD) 8-5

1 Zack McCourt (P) Thorsten Bertsch (SD) 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
2 Tom Colautti (P) Hunter Nicholas (SD) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
3 Alex Day (P) Freddy Gelbrich (SD) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
4 Josh Yablon (P) Hendrik Jebens (SD) 6-4, 7-6
5 Florin Radu (P) Juan Florez (SD) 6-3, 6-2
6 Dan Davies (P) Andranik Khachatryan (SD) 6-2, 6-2

Next match: Saturday, Mar. 22 vs. (40) Purdue, 1 p.m. ET at the San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club
Match notes: San Diego State still leads the all-time series 10-3, but Princeton recorded its first win over the Aztecs since 1980; SDSU had won 10 straight in the series.
Order of finish: Doubles: 1,3; Singles: 5,6,4,2,1,3

Coach Billy Pate on the match:
"It was a gutsy win today as we had to rally after digging ourselves a hole. To be perfectly candid, we were atrocious in doubles and that's the first time we haven't come out with the type of energy and attitude we expect. We challenged them after that and we're very pleased to see how the guys responded. It was a tremendous effort for our three freshmen (Day, Colautti, Yablon) and senior co-captain (Davies) to claim the four singles points we needed. We have another tough match with Purdue tomorrow and will need to recover tonight to play our best tennis."
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