Wolf Pack hosts a pair of matches at Caughlin Club
March 26, 2014
RENO, Nev. -- The University of Nevada men's tennis team returns home to defend its home courts of Caughlin Athletic Club beginning this Friday at 1 pm against UC Davis.
The Wolf Pack (11-3, 0-1 MW) will get its final tests before it begins Mountain West Conference play next week, as it hosts UC Davis and UC Irvine at home on Friday and Saturday. Nevada's last time out was a loss at No. 66 Stanford, but the Wolf Pack is still undefeated at 5-0 on the courts of Caughlin Club. Men's tennis head coach Erik Burton is preparing his team for a strong weekend.
"There's going to be some tough competition coming to Reno this weekend, and we look forward to the challenge," he said.
The No. 7 ITA Mountain Region player Victor Ouvrard leads the way at 12-1 in singles action for Nevada, as the senior was undefeated until Nevada's match with Stanford. With a 16-5 mark through the 2013-14 season, Ouvrard is now tied with Chris Long (1979-84) for fourth place men's career victories at Nevada with 63. Andrew Poustie comes into the contest with a 10-3 singles record, Moez Chargui holds a 9-4 mark, and Ryan Andrada comes in at 9-2.
The No. 34 ITA doubles pair of Ouvrard and partner Robert Allan lead Nevada in doubles at 12-1, with a 7-1 mark from the No. 1 position. Before Monday at Stanford, Ouvrard and Allan had not lost a match since Oct. 16, 2013 in the ITA Men's Mountain Regional Championships, where they would go on to win the doubles consolation bracket. The pair of Poustie and Fernando Sunago come into the match at 8-4 from the No. 3 court.
The UC Davis Aggies come into the match at 11-6, but is only 1-4 on the road. The aggies have been victors of six straight matches, all coming at home, with the last two a pair of 7-0 victories over Hawaii-Hilo and Eastern Washington. James Wade leads UC Davis in singles play at 14-2, while Alec Adamson and Brett Bacharach are both 11-5.
UC Irvine holds a 9-9 record, with a 1-5 mark on the road. For UC Irvine, its won seven straight matches, with all victories coming at home including UNLV, Georgetown, Army, and Boston College. The Anteaters face off with UC Santa Barbara today before clashing with the Wolf Pack. Ryan Cheung is 7-10 from position No. 1, while Tyler Pham is 7-3 from the No. 2 court.
Nevada will face off with the Aggies on Friday, March 28 at 1 pm.
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