Men's Tennis Preps for First Home Match
Feb. 21, 2013
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada men's tennis team is preparing for its first home match of the season, which is set for noon on Saturday at the Caughlin Club against the San Francisco Dons.
The Wolf Pack (6-3) comes into its first match at home against the Dons (4-2) riding a three-match winning streak, fresh off a 7-0 trouncing of Lamar. Freshman Robert Allan continues to lead the Pack in singles, as his collegiate career is off to a perfect 9-0 start. Co-captain Victor Ouvrard notched two singles wins during the trip, and Andrew Poustie recorded two singles victories to compliment his three doubles victories. Head coach Erik Burton is hoping the strong recent play will continue at home.
"We're excited for our first home match of the season, we've been playing pretty well," Burton said. "The guys are getting pumped up and we're ready to defend our home court."
The Dons come into the game on their own three-match winning streak, coming hot off the heels of a 4-3 win over No. 69 UC Santa Barbara. While the Dons are 4-0 at home, they are 0-2 on the road, with a 4-3 loss to Pacific and a 6-1 defeat at the hands of University of Southern California.
Leading the way for the Dons is Thai Tu, as he holds a 3-1 singles records out of position No. 1. Bernardo Saraiva also has three wins on the season, and Germain Bahri has two victories. In doubles, the team of Tu and Willam Schumacher is 2-2 from position No. 1, while Saraiva and Nils Skajaa are 3-1 from position No. 2. Jonathon Knowlman and Richard Bucalem also hold a 3-1 record in doubles play.