Nov. 3, 2013
STOCKTON, Calif. - The University of Nevada men's tennis team continued its strong start in Stockton by earning seven victories at the Pacific Tigers Invitational.
The Wolf Pack responded from earning six victories on day one by earning seven on day two. No. 1 seed Moez Echargui earned himself a finals berth, as did Robert Allan. Head coach Erik Burton was still pleased with the day but knows there's work to be done.
"We are starting to play well and learning to fight even hard," he said. "Building great confidence for the soon approaching spring season. Allan dropped a tough match in the finals today, but is looking sharp coming back from injury."
In the Men's Open Singles C draw, Allan was victorious in the semifinals over Mitchell Thorp from UC Davis in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. In the finals, he fell to No. 2 seed Adame Levie of UC Davis 6-2, 7-6(2).
The Men's Open Singles B draw saw No. 1 seed Moez Echargui pick up two victories earn a victory in the quarterfinals by ousting Matt Roberts of Sonoma State 6-2l 6-4. In the semifinals, he took down No. 3 seed Parker Kelley of UC Davis 6-2, 6-1.
In the Men's Open Doubles draw, No. 3 seeded pair Allan and Echargui knocked off Sai Kartik and Sam MacNeil of Fresno State 8-4. They await a semifinal match tomorrow morning.
In the doubles consolation draw, Billy Bumgardner and Fernando Sunago earned a finals match on Sunday by beating Robert Henry and Daniel Holz of Sonoma State 8-5. In the semifinal round, they won when their opponents withdrew due to injury.
Action begins on Sunday with doubles play at 9 am.