March 11, 2013
SACRAMENTO - The University of Nevada men's tennis team got off to a hot start in Sunday's dual match and held off a late singles charge by the Sacramento State Hornets to win by a score of 4-3.
The Wolf Pack (8-4) now has a winning percentage of .660 after the win, while the Hornets drop to 4-9 with the loss. Nevada captured five total victories on the day, two in doubles and three in singles. The final point of the day turned out to be the match-clinching point, as Victor Ouvrard was able to defeat Aliaksandr Malko in the three-set thriller 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 to secure the win for Nevada.
"We really showed a desire to win today," head coach Erik Burton said. "Our team captain took the bull by the horns with a gut buster, there's just no other way to describe his performance."
Moez Echargui notched a win in his singles match from position two, as he powered past Roy Brandys in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. The third singles victory came from Ryan Andrada, as he won his second singles match of the weekend with a win over Henrik Raag 6-2, 6-4.
Nevada clinched the doubles point with two victories in doubles play, with the first coming from the pair of Andrew Poustie and Fernando Sunago. Together they defeated Sean Kolar and Ram Niranjan by a score of 8-4 (2-0) in position two. The other doubles victory came from the pair of Echargui and Quentin Mege, as together they rolled past Raag and Brandys by a score of 8-2.
The Wolf Pack is in action again on March 25 when it battles Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. at 11 a.m.