Nevada bounces Grand Canyon
March 9, 2014
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada men's tennis team picked up its second victory of the weekend, downing the Grand Canyon Antelopes by a score of 6-1 on Sunday.
The Wolf Pack (8-2, 0-1 MW) earned the win to sweep the weekend homestand, as they also defeated Montana on Friday. That marks the third straight win for the Pack, and the sixth in its past seven matches. This is the second time this season Nevada has faced Grand Canyon, and both times produced a similar result. The Pack was victorious 7-0 on Feb. 17 in Arizona, and just missed duplicating that score on Sunday in Reno.
Nevada grabbed doubles wins on court Nos. 1 and 3 for the doubles point, and nearly swept singles play to close the match. After winning the doubles point, Nevada won the first three singles matches, including the match-clinching point from Ryan Andrada.
"We were happy for the weather, that's for sure," said Erik Burton, Nevada men's tennis head coach. "The two teams that came out were difficult teams, we had a test in every match both days we were out here. When you come home, it can seem a little too easy and you get a little too laid back. We need to get used to a crowd, because a lot of times we don't have a crowd out on the road."
The first victory of the day came from the doubles duo of Victor Ouvrard and Robert Allan on court No. 1. They kept their spring record clean at 10-0 after disposing of Ahmad Saleem and Felix Schueller by a score of 8-3. Grand Canyon was victorious on court No. 2, but Nevada got a victory from Fernando Sunago and Andrew Poustie over Nicolas Moulin and Adrian Legarreta on court No. 3 by a score of 8-5 to snag the point.
Sunago kicked off singles play by defeating Alexander Roggenkamp, stopping him by a score of 6-4, 6-3. The No. 7 ITA Mountain Region player in Ouvrard was able to also keep his singles record unblemished, as he dropped Moulin, 7-6(11-9), 6-0. With the victory, he is 9-0 in Spring 2014, and has 60 career singles victories at Nevada (fifth place). Andrada got the match-clinching point on court No. 5, where he rolled over Benjamin Collomb 6-2, 6-4. Andrew Poustie was a victor on court No. 4, bouncing Schueller 6-4, 6-2. The final victory came in the last match to finish, as Moez Chargui took down Saleem on court No. 2 by a score of 7-5, 7-5.
The Wolf Pack will be in action again on March 14 when it hosts Seattle University at Caughlin Athletic Club beginning at noon.
Tennis Match Results
Nevada vs San Francisco
Mar 09, 2014 at Reno, Nev.
(Caughlin Athletic Club)
Nevada 6, Grand Canyon 1
Grand Canyon: 7-4
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,1,5,4,3,2)
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