Men's Tennis Falls To #54 Utah

Feb. 13, 2006

LOGAN, Utah - The Nevada men's tennis team lost to 54th ranked Utah 7-0 on Sunday. The loss drops the Pack to 1-6 on the season (0-1 WAC).

Nevada fought hard and almost won the doubles point. Tibor Penzes and Randy Reynolds beat Wes Hancock and Dan Mascall 8-6 in the number two spot, but the Pack suffered two close losses to give Utah the point. Utah swept the Pack in singles matches to take the match 7-0.

"The University of Utah is a solid team, ranked #54 in the nation," Head Coach Chad Stoloff said. "A while ago they beat Boise St., who is the premier team in our conference right now. Our guys came out hard and attacked in the doubles, and we almost won the doubles point against a very solid doubles program in Utah. In fact, our #2 doubles team did win their match, but #3 and #1 doubles came up just shy. In singles, once again we came out hard but some of the players ran out of gas-mental, emotional, and physical energy as their matches continued. It was our third match in a row along with traveling each day. This definitely wore on the guys. We will go back to the drawing board after a couple days of rest and continue to focus on daily learning and improvement."

University of Utah-7 vs. Nevada-0

#1 Tomas Grzyb and Jason Yap (Utah) beat Tonelli and Dzhafarov (Nevada)- 8-5
#2 Penzes and Reynolds (Nevada) beat Wes Hancock and Dan Mascall (Utah)- 8-6
#3 Zach Ganger and Ryan Scott (Utah) beat Stupka and Volger (Nevada) - 8-6

#1 Tomas Grzyb (Utah) beat Guillaume Tonelli (Nevada)- 6-4, 6-1
#2 Zach Ganger (Utah) beat Eldar Dzhafarov (Nevada)- 6-1, 6-1
#3 Jason Yap (Utah) beat Tibor Penzes (Nevada)- 6-4, 6-3
#4 Wes Hancock (Utah) beat Randy Reynolds (Nevada)- 6-0, 6-0
#5 Dan Mascall (Utah) beat Rafal Stupka (Nevada)- 6-4, 6-4
#6 Ryan Scott (Utah) beat Max Volger (Nevada)- 6-2, 6-0


The Pack's next action will be its first home match of the season against Weber St. on March 4. Nevada lost a close match to Weber St. earlier in the year 4-3.


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