April 26, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Nevada men's tennis team was eliminated from the Mountain West tournament on Thursday, falling to rival No. 62 UNLV by a score of 4-1.
The No. 6 seed Wolf Pack (9-12) couldn't get past the No. 3 seed Rebels (17-6) in the quarterfinal matchup, and was eliminated from postseason contention. The win also gave UNLV three points in the Governors Series Presented by NV Energy. Nevada recorded only two victories, one in both singles and doubles. Despite the tough finish, head coach Erik Burton is looking forward to next season.
"It's been a tough year with injuries and close matches not going our way," he said. "Playing 17 out of 21 matches on the road makes things tougher for us. We are a young team and all are starters our returning next season, so we'll have more experience."
Co-captain Quentin Mege seized the Pack's only singles victory, as he defeated Bernard Schoeman in straight sets 6-3, 6-2. Victor Ouvrard and Robert Allan were the victorious doubles pair, as they powered past Carlos Di Laura and Gilad Berman by a score of 8-5.
The Mountain West announced its Men's Tennis All-Mountain West today, and three Nevada players have earned a spot for the first time in their respective careers. Victor Ouvrard snatched a singles honor, as he was 9-9 in dual matches this season, with six victories from position one. The doubles pair of Fernando Sunago and Andrew Poustie were also recognized among the best in the conference, as they posted a 9-4 record, with a 6-1 mark from position two.