Two Pack Players Moving on in Tulsa
Sept. 28, 2013
TULSA, Okla. - The University of Nevada men's tennis team rocketed off to a hot start this season by notching two victories out of three matches on Saturday in Tulsa.
Three players participated in pre-qualifying matches on Saturday for the ITA All-American tournament. Opening round action was held indoors due to rain in Tulsa, Okla., forcing co-captain Quentin Mege, Andrew Poustie, and Moez Echargui to compete inside. The Pack walked away with two victories, and head coach Erik Burton was pleased with the effort.
"Overall, it's been a good start for Wolf Pack tennis," he said. "I liked Poustie's effort today. Beating a tough ACC player from North Carolina is a nice start to his sophomore season."
Poustie picked up the first win for the Pack in the early afternoon, as he defeated Johan Skattum of North Carolina in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. Echargui was the second victorious Pack player, earning a default victory in his first round match. Mege was defeated by Joel Rubio of UTSA in his opening round match 6-3, 6-2. Coach Burton thinks the switch to indoors played a factor in the match.
"Mege had a tough time indoors today," he said. "But his effort was ok.
"We hopefully have a long two-match day tomorrow before the qualifier starts on Monday," Burton said. "(Victor) Ouvrard sits in waiting for his draw to start then."
The ITA All-American tournament continues tomorrow with the second round, where Poustie and Echargui will be in action.