Nevada with a hot hand in Las Vegas
Oct. 17, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The University of Nevada men's tennis team started off the ITA Mountain Regionals in a big way by notching eight total victories on the first day.
Wednesday was the first day of action at the ITA Mountain Regionals in Las Vegas, and the Wolf Pack came away with 8 wins, 6 in singles and 2 in doubles. Andrew Poustie, seeded No. 24 in the tournament, picked up two wins to move on to the round of 32, as did No. 5 seed Victor Ouvrard by picking up a victory of his own.
"It was a good start to the Regionals," head coach Erik Burton said. "We have to keep this momentum in day two."
Poustie started the day by easily ousting Jeff Carlson of the University of Northern Colorado in the first round 6-0, 6-3. In the second round, He took down Brian Foley of Boise State in three sets 7-6, 0-6, 7-6. Ouvrard received a bye in the first round due to his No. 5 seed, and then eliminated Andy Van Der Vyver of New Mexico in three sets 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.
Ryan Andrada captured two victories on the day to move into the round of 32 as well, started by his dominating performance against James Smith of Wichita State 6-1, 6-1. In the second round, he defeated No. 25 seed Denys Pume of arch-rival UNLV in straight sets 7-5, 6-2. Senior co-captain Quentin Mege was victorious in his opening round match against Nikki Rae of BYU 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 before dropping his second round match to No. 14 seed Garrett Patton of Boise State.
In doubles play, No. 6 pair Poustie and Fernando Sunago rolled over Dylan Harlow and Matt Thatcher of Utah State in their only doubles match of the day 8-1. Andrada and Mege teamed up for a doubles victory of their own, dropping Diego Campos and Harry James of Montana State 8-4.
Action continues from Las Vegas Thursday morning with doubles action.