March 7, 2014
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada men's tennis team successfully defended its home courts of Caughlin Athletic Club on Friday, dropping the Montana Grizzlies by a score of 5-2.
The Wolf Pack (7-2, 0-1 MW) played in front of its home crowd for the first time in 2014, and made it a successful showing. Nevada opened by taking 2-of-3 doubles matches to take an early 1-0 lead, but had to work to close out the day. After taking a lead over the Grizzlies 3-0, Montana took the next match and forced another into a third set, but Nevada was able to finish 4-for-6 in singles to win 5-2. The team got off to a bit of a slow start, but just needed some time to snap out of it, according to junior Moez Chargui.
"We had some pretty good matches on the road, and it gave us a good attitude to come home and defend our turf," he said. "It was pretty tough at first, I was kind of nervous. It was weird to play for here for the first time this season, but you get used to it after a couple of games and get yourself into the match."
One Nevada doubles duo remains unbeaten in dual match action this spring after a victory today. Victor Ouvrard and Robert Allan pushed their doubles match record to 9-0 by bouncing Ethan Vaughn and Semion Branzburg by a score of 8-4. After Montana snatched the second doubles match, the doubles-deciding match went into a tiebreaker, where Moez Chargui and Quentin Mege pushed past Mikolaj Caruk and Andrew Warren by a score of 8-7 (8-6).
Nevada took the first two singles matches to increase its lead, as Chargui dropped Warren on court No. 1 in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. Ouvrard grabbed a victory of his own, pushing his spring record to 8-0 after disposing of Caruk 6-1, 6-4. With the win, Ouvrard now has 59 career singles wins at Nevada (fifth place). A Montana win on court No. 4 brought the match closer, until Ryan Andrada was able to drop Vaughn in three sets 4-6, 6-2, 6-0. The final victory of the day came from Quentin Mege, as he wrapped up the match by stopping Tomasz Soltyka in three sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
The Wolf Pack will be in action again at Caughlin Athletic Club on Sunday, when it faces Grand Canyon for the second time this season, first in Reno, beginning at noon.
Tennis Match Results
Nevada vs Montana
Mar 07, 2014 at RENO, Nev.
(Caughlin Athletic Club)
Nevada 5, Montana 2
1. Moez Chargui (NEV) def. Andrew Warren (MON) 6-2, 6-2
2. Victor Ouvrard (NEV) def. Mikolaj Caruk (MON) 6-1, 6-4
3. Quentin Mege (NEV) def. Tomasz Soltyka (MON) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
4. Semion Branzburg (MON) def. Andrew Poustie (NEV) 7-5, 6-4
5. Ryan Andrada (NEV) def. Ethan Vaughn (MON) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
6. Peter Mimnagh-Fleming (MON) def. Billy Bumgardner (NEV) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
1. Ouvrard/Allan (NEV) def. Vaughn/Branzburg (MON) 8-4
2. Chargui/Mege (NEV) def. Caruk/Warren (MON) 8-7(8-6)
3. E. Braun/Soltyka (MON) def. Bumgardner/Andrada 8-6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,2,4,5,6,3)
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