Ryan Andrada in action during fall 2013.
April 11, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The University of Nevada men's tennis team won its second straight conference match, topping Air Force in Colorado Springs by a score of 6-1.
The Wolf Pack (15-3, 2-1 MW) has won its past two Mountain West matches after dropping its opener in January 2014. The win over the Falcons (12-9, 0-4 MW) gives Nevada four victories in its last five matches, and improves the Pack's away mark to 7-2. Nevada grabbed a total of seven victories, two in doubles action and five in singles play.
"It was a challenging day but the guys battled hard today on every position," said Kristian Kuharszky, Nevada men's tennis assistant coach. "It was great to see that we could win a very tight doubles point. This was very important to give us an early momentum in this match."
The day started in doubles where Air Force took the first decision, but Nevada stormed right back. It began on court one where the No. 45 national doubles pair of Victor Ouvrard and Robert Allan took down Alex Grubbs and Jack McCullers, 8-5. Nevada snatched the point in the deciding match on court two, as Moez Chargui and Quentin Mege outlasted Andy Jackson and Andrew Parks, 8-7 (7-5).
The Nevada lead was quickly extended to 2-0, as senior Victor Ouvrard dropped Jackson in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, from court one. Ryan Andrada made the match 3-0 with his defeat of Parks on court five, 6-3, 6-1. The match was decided when Quentin Mege topped Steven Young on court three, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. Nevada would go on to win the next two singles matches to make the match 6-0, the first from Moez Chargui. He knocked off McCullers on court two, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. Fernando Sunago grabbed the final Pack win, by disposing of Lucas Fumagalli, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
The Wolf pack will be in action again on Sunday, April 13 against New Mexico, when it travels to Albuqerque, N.M. for the final battle of its three-match road trip.
Tennis Match Results
Nevada vs. Air Force
Apr 11, 2014 at USAFA, Colo.
(AFA Outdoor Courts)
San Diego State 6, Nevada 1
- Victor Ouvrard (NEV) def. Andy Jackson (AF) 6-3, 6-2
- Moez Chargui (NEV) def. Jack McCullers (AF) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0
- Quentin Mege (NEV) def. Steven Young (AF) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
- Alex Grubbs (AF) def. Andrew Poustie (NEV) 7-6(7-4), 6-7(4-7), 1-0(12-10)
- Ryan Andrada (NEV) def. Andrew Parks (AF) 6-3, 6-1
- Fernando Sunago (NEV) def. Lucas Fumagalli (AF) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
- #45 Ouvrard/Allan (NEV) def. Grubbs/McCullers (AF) 8-5
- Mege/Chargui (NEV) def. Jackson/Parks (AF) 8-7(7-5)
- Fumagalli/Taylor (AF) def. Sunago/Poustie (NEV) 8-5
Nevada: 15-3, 2-1 MW; San Diego State: 12-9, 0-4 MW
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,5,3,2,6,4)
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