No. 64 Men's Tennis Improves to 3-0 at Home, Defeats Gonzaga
RENO, Nev. - The No. 64 Nevada men’s tennis team topped Gonzaga 6-1 on Friday to remain unbeaten this season at home. The match also saw two Wolf Pack players pick up their 10th singles win on the season.
Junior Laurent Garcin and freshman Wessim Derbel each picked up a win in singles to record their 10th win on the season. Garcin defeated Stefan Feddersen 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 1 position while Derbel, who was struggling in the first set of the match, came back to defeat Roman Dojcak 4-6, 6-2, 10-7 in the No. 2 spot. Derbel also extends his win streak in singles to five while Garcin extends his to four.
Junior Alex Daruty defeated Conor Feeney in the No. 3 spot 6-4, 6-1. With the win, Daruty has now tied his career-high singles record with 11. Junior Augustin Myard picked up another win the No. 4 position, defeating Scott Sullivan 7-5, 6-2.
Senior Benjamin David picked up a win in the No. 6 spot by topping Tomasz Falkowski 6-4, 6-3. The win snaps David’s three-match losing streak in singles competition. However junior Gabe Kanzelmeyer was defeated in an intense match in the No. 5 position. Forcing to a tiebreaker, Jake Davis defeated Kanzelmeyer 4-6, 6-4, 10-7.
Nevada (8-3, 1-0 Western Athletic Conference) was able to pick up the doubles point, snapping a three-match losing streak in that competition. Garcin and Myard defeated Feddersen and Feeney 8-4 in the No. 1 spot.
Daruty and Derbel teamed up for the first time to defeat Davis and Falkowski 8-3 in the No. 2 position. In the No. 3 spot, Kanzelmeyer and junior Guerin Smith also teamed up for the first time together but were defeated 8-5 by Sullivan and Dojcak in the No. 3 position.
“It’s good to see us play more consistent in doubles. The doubles point was big for our team,” Nevada head coach Chad Stoloff said. “In singles, Ben came into the lineup and pulled a win. It was good for him and for the team. It shows that we are improving. We got to come out with the same energy tomorrow.”
Nevada will return to action Saturday when it will face Saint Mary’s at 2 p.m. at Lakeridge Tennis Club. Prior to Nevada’s match against the Gaels, the Bulldogs will face Montana at 9 a.m.