Nevada drops UNLV on Senior Day 5-2
April 20, 2014
RENO, Nev. -- The University of Nevada men's tennis team topped rival UNLV on Senior Day, defeating the Rebels on Sunday by a score of 5-2.
The Wolf Pack (18-4, 4-2 MW) defeated the Rebels (13-10, 3-3 MW) with a total of six victories on the day, two in doubles and four in singles. It is now seven wins in the past eight matches for Nevada, and the win kept the Pack's home mark unblemished, as they finish the spring with a 10-0 record at home. The battle also played a role in "The Governors Series, Presented by NV Energy," as Nevada earned at least a share of three points toward the competition. The match also signified the final home match in the careers of Nevada seniors Victor Ouvrard and Quentin Mege.
"I didn't even realize it (was the last match) to be honest, but it's more like I don't want to believe it," Ouvrard said. ""But we also still have the Mountain West tournament. I think we have a good shot when we get down there, and it's going to be a very open tournament, but I feel we stack up well.
"Plus, we had never beat UNLV in my four years, and it was a battle today but it's nice to finally beat them."
The first doubles victory came on court two where senior Mege and partner Moez Chargui dispatched Tamas Batyi and Willie Sublette, by a score of 8-4. After UNLV took court one, Andrew Poustie and Fernando Sunago clinched the doubles point with a 8-5 win over Dimitar Petrov and Jakob Amilon on court two.
Singles play opened with a victory from Ouvrard on court one in his final home singles match, as he ousted Ace Matias in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. The win was the 21st of the year for Ouvrard (a single-season career best), and tied him for second place with Bryan McQuown for men's career singles victories at Nevada with 69. The match was quickly 3-0 Nevada after Poustie stopped Petrov, also in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. UNLV cut the match to 3-1, but Ryan Andrada closed the door for Nevada, as he clinched the match with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Amilon on court six. The final victory of the day came from Chargui on court two, where he powered past Denys Pume, 6-2, 7-5.
The Wolf Pack will be in action again next week for the Mountain West championships in ?. Seeds for the tournament will be announced Monday morning.
Tennis Match Results
Nevada vs. Fresno State
April 20, 2014 at Reno, Nev.
(Caughlin Athletic Club)
Nevada 5, UNLV 2
Nevada: 18-4, 4-2 MW;
Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,4,5,6,2,3)
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