April 13, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, NM. - The University of Nevada men's tennis team dropped the final contest of its three match road trip on Sunday, falling to New Mexico by a score of 4-2.
The Wolf Pack (15-4, 2-2 MW) couldn't overcome the Lobos (18-7, 4-2 MW) on Sunday. The loss prevented the Pack from sweeping the road trip, but finished its three-match swing by going 2-for-3. The loss brought the Pack's conference record to 2-2, while dropping its away mark to 6-3. Nevada grabbed one doubles match and two singles matches for three total victories on the day in the loss.
"It was a tough match today, we didn't start great in doubles," said Erik Burton, Nevada men's tennis head coach. "The match was then moved indoors due to high winds, and we made the adjustment alright but we could have played better on a couple of courts that could have made the difference."
The Lobos took the first match of the day in doubles action on court three. The lone doubles victory for the pack was on court two from Quentin Mege and Moez Chargui, as they stopped Sabatka and Jauregui, 8-4. The deciding match on court one would go the way of New Mexico, giving them an early 1-0 lead.
In singles action, Victor Ouvrard grabbed the first victory over Sam Iftikhar on court one, 6-2, 6-3, to knot the match at 1-1. New Mexico grabbed the next two victories to move ahead 3-1, but Quentin Mege cut the lead by rolling past Jauregui on court three, 6-0, 6-4. However, the Lobos would clinch the match soon after with another victory.
The Wolf Pack will return home for a three-match home stand on the courts of Caughlin Athletic Club to finish the season, beginning with Sacramento State on Wednesday, April 16 at noon.
Result: UNM def. Nevada, 4-2
- Iftikhar/Hignett (UNM) def. Ouvrard/Allan (UNR), 8-5
- Mege/Chargui (UNR) def. Sabatka/Jauregui (UNM), 8-4
- Hegelund/Van Der Vyver (UNM) def. Sunago/Poustie (UNR), 8-5
Order of Finish: (3,2,1)
- Ouvrard (UNR) def. Iftikhar (UNM), 6-2, 6-3
- Sabatka (UNM) def. Chargui (UNR), 6-4, 6-2
- Mege (UNR) def. Jauregui (UNM), 6-0, 6-4
- Van Der Vyver (UNM) def. Poustie (UNR), 6-3, 6-3
- Hignett (UNM) & Andrada (UNR) -- UNFINISHED
- Hegelund (UNM) def. Sunago (UNR), 7-6, 6-2
Order of Finish: (1, 4, 2, 3, 6)
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