MALIBU, Calif. — The No. 23-ranked Alabama men’s tennis team toppled Pepperdine, 4-0, on Sunday at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center. The Crimson Tide improves to 8-1 after its two-match swing in California.

Junior Alexey Nesterov started things off by dominating Scotland Garapedian, 6-2, 6-2. Junior Zhe Zhou cruised past Tim Zeitvogel, 6-2, 6-3, while No. 40 senior Mazen Osama took down Adrian Oetzbach, 7-5, 6-1. Sophomore Riccardo Roberto took care of Pawel Jankowiak, 6-1, 7-6(4), on court six to solidify the win.

The Tide will return to action at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala., on Feb. 22-23.

Alabama Results

Singles

  1. No. 40 Mazen Osama def. Adrian Oetzbach, 7-5, 6-1
  2. Edson Ortiz def. Enrique Luque Rico, 1-6, 6-4 uf
  3. Patrick Kaukovalta def. Matias Sborowitz, 3-6, 6-4 uf
  4. Zhe Zhou def. Tim Zeitvogel, 6-2, 6-3
  5. Alexey Nesterov def. Scotland Garapedian, 6-2, 6-2
  6. Riccardo Roberto def. Pawel Jankowiak, 6-1, 7-6(4)

 

Order of Finish: 5, 4, 1, 6

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