Aztecs Top New Mexico
The San Diego State men’s tennis team didn’t lose a set in beating New Mexico, 6-0, at SDSU Thursday.
The Aztecs’ singles winners were Ricardo Herrera, Joe McDonough, Michael Sass, Chris Numbers, Jeff Bellolo, Dax Peterson.
San Diego State improved to 7-0, 3-0 in the Western Athletic Conference and New Mexico fell to 8-5, 3-1.
The Point Loma Nazarene men cruised to a 7-2 victory over Cal State San Bernardino (4-4).
PLNC (7-2), playing at home, got victories in singles from Mattis Rendefors, Rob Pearson, Sean Willette, John Norton and Alvaro Macholi.
Seventeenth-ranked SDSU upended 14th-ranked Kentucky, 8-1 at SDSU.
SDSU’s Dorey Brandt defeated 14th-ranked Susan Klingenberg, 7-5, 6-4 in No. 1 singles, and Eva Olivarez took a 7-6, 6-4 victory over 32nd-ranked Melissa Nelson of Kentucky (6-4). The Aztecs (6-4) play Miami today at 2 p.m. at home.
Twelfth-ranked Texas won two of three doubles matched to edge University of San Diego, 5-4 at USD. The loss was the Toreras’ (6-6) fifth in a row.
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK
Over the past two high school track seasons, Mt. Carmel’s Roque Balina has been making a name for himself in the long jump, having competed in that event at the state meet as a freshman and last year as a sophomore.
Once again, Balina is making his presence felt. On Thursday, the first full day of high school track and field competition, he had the best long jump mark in the county, 23 feet, 1 inch, in a meet against visiting Vista.
While Balina didn’t quite pick up where he left off--last year he was No. 3 in the state at 23-11--he nevertheless reminded everyone he is a two-event athlete, though injuries the past two years kept him off the track.
Balina also turned in the day’s swiftest 100-meter time, 10.9.
One athlete who did pick up where he left off was Castle Park hurdler Eric Bell, who was hand-timed in the 120-yard highs in 10.4 seconds in a dual meet with Chula Vista. Bell also finished the 330-yard intermediate hurdles in 40.7 seconds.
As for the girls, another Mt. Carmel athlete stood out. Allison Dring had the fastest times in the 100 meters (12.2) and in the 200 meters (25.9) against Vista.
In the distance races, Milena Glusac, a Fallbrook sophomore, gave notice that once again this year she will be difficult to beat. She ran the 1,600 meters in 5:03, then came back and ran the 3,200 meters in 11:08 in a meet with Torrey Pines.