Rebels Take The Highlanders
Feb. 3, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The 54th-ranked UNLV men's tennis team marked is 2012 home opener by evening its record at 2-2 with a 6-1 win over UC Riverside Friday afternoon at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.
The Rebels won two of three doubles matches to earn a 1-0 lead. Rene Ruegamer and Johannes Markel downed Kevin Griffin and Jimmy Roberts 8-2 at the second spot while Willie Sublette and Charlie Alvarado clinched it with an 8-5 victory over Luis Gastao and Simon Peters on court three.
Moving to singles play, the hosts won five matches in straight sets: Tamas Batyi downed Felix Macherez 6-3, 6-3 on the top of the lineup; Alex Bull whitewashed Roberts 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2; Bernard Schoeman got by Gastao 6-3, 6-4 at No. 4; Brian Kenyon downed Peters 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5; and Sublette eased by Griffin 6-3, 6-3 on court six.
Next up, UNLV will host Loyola Marymount on Saturday beginning with doubles play at 10 a.m. Admission to all UNLV tennis matches is free of charge.
UNLV Men's Tennis Match Results #54 UNLV 6, UC RIVERSIDE 1 Feb. 3, 2012, at Fertitta Tennis Complex
Singles competition 1. Tamas Batyi (UNLV) def. Felix Macherez (UCR) 6-3, 6-4 2. Alex Bull (UNLV) def. Jimmy Roberts (UCR) 6-0, 6-0 3. Austin Andres (UCR) def. Johannes Markel (UNLV) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-4) 4. Bernard Schoeman (UNLV) def. Luis Gastao (UCR) 6-3, 6-4 5. Brian Kenyon (UNLV) def. Simon Peters (UCR) 6-1, 6-1 6. Willie Sublette (UNLV) def. Kevin Griffin (UCR) 6-3, 6-3
Doubles competition 1. Austin Andres/Felix Macherez (UCR) def. Bernard Schoeman/Brian Kenyon (UNLV) 8-6 2. Rene Ruegamer/Johannes Markel (UNLV) def. Kevin Griffin/Jimmy Roberts (UCR) 8-6 3. Willie Sublette/Charlie Alvarado (UNLV) def. Luis Gastao/Simon Peters (UCR) 8-5