March 27, 2014
RENO, Nev. -- Due to weather rainy weather forecasts, the University of Nevada men's tennis team has rescheduled its match with UC Irvine.
The Wolf Pack (11-3, 0-1 MW) originally scheduled its match with UC Irvine for Saturday, March 29. Due to weather forecasts calling for rain and bleak conditions, Nevada will now host a doubleheader on Friday, March 28 with UC Davis and UC Irvine. The match with the Aggies will begin at noon, the match with the Anteaters following immediately after.
"There's going to be some tough competition coming to Reno this weekend, and we look forward to the challenge," said Erik Burton, Nevada men's tennis head coach.
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.
Both matches will be held at Nevada's home courts of Caughlin Athletic Club. Full results can be found at www.NevadaWolfPack.com.
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