Oct. 5, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - The University of Nevada men's tennis team launched out to a great start at the Aggie Invitational tournament in Davis, Calif. on Friday.
The Wolf Pack men were in action for the second straight weekend after competing at the ITA All-American pre-qualifying rounds last weekend. The Pack swiped 14 victories in total on the day, 12 in singles and 2 in doubles. It only dropped two singles matches and one doubles match as well. Despite some tough weather, the team was very well composed, according to assistant coach Kristian Kuharszky.
"I was pleased with the effort today from the guys," he said. "They handled the windy conditions very well today."
Co-captain Victor Ouvrard and Andrew Poustiewere slated for the ITA Aggie Singles draw, and both recorded wins. Ouvrard rolled over Yale Goldberg of Stanford in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. He would go on to drop his second round match. After a first-round bye, Poustie disposed of Goldberg's Stanford teammate Trey Strobel in straight sets as well, 6-4, 6-3.
Other co-captain Quentin Mege and Billy Bumgardner had ITA California Singles draws today, and both find themselves in semifinal match ups. Mege ousted Mitch Thorp of host UC Davis 6-2, 7-6(4) in his first round match. In the second round, he dropped Timothy Tan of the University of San Francisco in straight sets 6-2, 6-0. Billy Bumgardnerengaged in a three-set battle for his first round match against Ethan Ogard of the University of Portland and was victorious in the end 6-7(5), 6-1, 7-6(6). He stormed past Alec Wagner of Saint Mary's in the second round 6-2, 6-2. If both are victorious tomorrow in their semifinal matches, they would meet in the finals on Sunday.
In the ITA Big West Singles draw, Fernando Sunago and Ryan Andradawere victors after they secured quarterfinal matches by winning their first and second round matches on Friday. Sunago defeated the University of Portland's Justin Guay 6-3, 6-2 before he retired Matt Roberts of Sonoma State in three sets, 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-2. Andrada notched his first win against Kent Anderson of Sonoma State 6-1, 6-3. In the second round, he stopped Jordan Smith of Cal Berkeley in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.
After dropping his first match, Vlad Shchetinin picked up his first victory as a member of the Wolf Pack in his ITA California Singles Consolation draw on Friday. Schentinin powered past James Markiewicz of Saint Mary's 6-4, 6-4.
Ouvrard and Andrada were responsible for the first Nevada doubles win on the day, as they willed their way past Rich Van Hout and Yezan Dayeh of the University of San Francisco in their ITA Big West Doubles draw 8-6. Shchetinin picked up the other victory when he teamed with Ethan Ogard of the University of Portland to stop the pair of Daniel Holtz and Robert Henry of Sonoma State 8-6.
Action from the Aggie Invitational continues on Saturday with doubles play at 9 a.m.