March 28, 2013
LAS VEGAS - The University of Nevada men's tennis team won three matches in a 5-2 loss to No. 73 UNLV on Thursday.
The Wolf Pack (8-6, 0-1 MW) dropped its first match of Mountain West Conference play this season with the loss to the Rebels, who now sit at 12-4 (1-0 MW), including a perfect 11-0 mark on its home court. Nevada secured three victories on the day, two in singles and one in doubles. The injury bug is something that comes around every year, but head coach Erik Burton likes what he is seeing from his team.
"We had a tough day on the road at UNLV," he said. "Several injuries have been bothering us for the past week. It's tough to continue to play on the road and have the right attitude, but we did and we came up with several wins."
From position four, Co-captain Quentin Mege snatched a singles victory against Charlie Alvarado in a tiebreaker 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6). The other singles victory came from Andrew Poustie in position six, as he pulled out the three-set thriller against Carlos Di Laura 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.
The lone doubles victory of the day came from the pair of Poustie and Fernando Sunago in position three, as together they battled against the pair of Di Laura and Gilad Berman before finally pulling out the victory 8-7 (5).
The Wolf Pack is in action again on Friday when it faces Cal Poly in Las Vegas at 10 a.m.