DENVER, Colo.-(GoThunderWolves.com-April 21, 2012)- The 2012 season is over for the CSU-Pueblo's Men's tennis team. When the smoke cleared at the RMAC Men's Tennis Championship being held on the Gates Tennis Complex in Denver, Colo., the Pack had clinched fifth place.
The ThunderWolves faced host and nemesis Metro State in the first round. Metro won decisively, defeating the Pack five-games to none.
However, the ThunderWolves still had something to prove. In the fifth place match against Colorado Mesa, the Pack got down to business and battled the Maverick's for a five-games to three victory.
With the inspired play from Bruno Hurtado (Jr., Mexico City, Mexcio), the Pack started gaining momentum. Hurtado and partner Tom Chavez (Jr., Pueblo,Colo.) started the ball rolling when they earned the Pack's first win at number three doubles, 8-4. Hurtado then added a big win at his number one singles, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, to bring the team scores even.
From there the ThunderWolves took control in the singles action. Saul Shrom (So., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) won at number two singles, 6-2, 6-3. Anthony Breitenbach (Jr., Tigard, Ore.) took command at his number four spot winning, 6-0, 6-2. Picking up the fifth and final win for the Pack at the number five singles was Alexandro Mancayo-Samperio (So., Veracruz, Mexico). His win, 7-5, 6-3, sealed the match and fifth place for the Pack at this year's championship.
Western New Mexico was crowned the 2012 RMAC Champion with Nebraska-Kearney claiming runner-up.