RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada (5-6) senior Robert Margitfalvi clinched the Wolf Pack’s 5-2 victory over Saint Mary’s (5-8) on Sunday afternoon at the McArthur Tennis Center. With the victory the Pack is 3-0 at the new on-campus facility and went 2-0 at home this weekend. Nevada improved to 5-6 on the season and the Gaels dropped to 5-8.
Nevada earned the doubles point winning all three matches. Augustin Delahoode along with teammate Julien Evrarad won 6-0 on court one. Peter O’Donovan and Margitfalvi took the match on court two, 6-2 to secure the team point. Mile Cilic and Kostya Nesterenko scored a 6-4 win on court three to make it a sweep in the double matches.
The close match was determined when the Pack won four of the six singles matches. Five of the singles matches went three sets.
Nesterenko breezed to a 6-0, 6-1 win our court five and the Pack led 2-0. SMC got victories on courts one and two to tie the score at 2-2.
Cilic won a third set tiebreaker 7-1 to take his match 6-2, 5-7 and 7-6 at No. 4 singles to put the Pack in front 3-2. Margitfalvi also prevailed in a three set match to win on court two, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7) and 7-5 to clinch the victory for Nevada. Peter O’Donovan scored a 7-6, 2-6 and 7-5 victory on court six to make the final score 5-2.
Nevada is off until March 31 when they open Mountain West play hosting Air Force.
Tennis Match Results
Saint Mary's vs Nevada
Mar 19, 2017 at Reno, Nevada
(McArthur Tennis Center)
Nevada 5, Saint Mary's 2
1. Damon Kesaris (SMC) def. Julien Evrard (NEVADA) 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4
2. Robert Margitfalvi (NEVADA) def. Nash Vollenweider (SMC) 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 7-5
3. Matthew Campana (SMC) def. Augustin Delahodde (NEVADA) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
4. Mile Cilic (NEVADA) def. Calvin Jordaan (SMC) 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-1)
5. Kostya Nesterenko (NEVADA) def. Manuel Lamelas (SMC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Peter O'Donovan (NEVADA) def. Jacob Lagman (SMC) 7-6, 2-6, 7-5
1. Augustin Delahodde/Julien Evrard (NEVADA) def. Damon Kesaris/Nash Vollenweider (SMC) 6-0
2. Peter O'Donovan/Robert Margitfalvi (NEVADA) def. Matthew Campana/Manuel Lamelas (SMC) 6-2
3. Mile Cilic/Kostya Nesterenko (NEVADA) def. Brian Lee/Calvin Jordaan (SMC) 6-4
Saint Mary's 5-8
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,3,1,4,2, )