Feb. 1, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. - The University of Nevada men's tennis team earned a win in the first match of a weekend road trip when it defeated the DePaul Blue Demons 5-2 on Friday.
The Wolf Pack (3-1) rolled to its third victory of the season, notching six Total wins. Doubles action kicked off the day, seeing the Pack get off to a slow start. The lone doubles victory came from the team of Moez Echargui and Quentin Mege, as they held strong against Sten Leusink and Jan-Willem Feilzer, winning by a score of 8-7.
"We got out to a slow start and ended up losing the doubles point," head coach Erik Burton said. "But we fought back to win in match two. We fought back in match one but dropped a tight on in the tiebreaker."
In singles action, the Wolf Pack picked up five singles victories, led by junior co-captain Victor Ouvrard, as he defeated Filip Dzanko in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 out of slot one. Echargui also picked up a singles victory out of the two slot, as he moved past Mathias Hambach 6-2. 7-5.
Freshman Andrew Poustie notched a victory out of slot four, as it took three sets to get by Feilzer 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. Newcomer Robert Allan continued his winning ways with a singles victory out of slot five over Paul John 6-4, 6-3. In slot six, Ryan Andrada picked up a victory over Adam Reinhart in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.
"We came out on fire in singles, we won the first set in four matches," Burton said. "Moez (Echargui) was in control of his match and held on for a tough win. Poustie gutted out and won a tough match in the third set after it went back and forth. It was a hard fought day, but we came out with the win and the team is looking forward to tomorrow."
The Wolf Pack will face Idaho tomorrow at 11:30 A.M.