Rebel Netters Fall At Home For First Time

Feb. 5, 2012

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The 54th-ranked UNLV men's tennis team lost at home for the first time this season, dropping a 5-2 decision to No. 59 New Mexico State on Sunday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

The Rebels saw their three-match winning streak snapped to fall to 3-3 on the year.

The Aggies opened the day by winning two of three doubles matches to gain a 1-0 lead. UNLV's only doubles win came on court two where Brian Kenyon and Bernard Schoeman downed Marc Westgate and Felipe Frattini at the second spot, 8-6.

In singles, NMSU won two of the three matches that went to three sets to earn the victory.

The Rebels got their two points from Alex Bull, who downed Germain Degardin 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 at No. 3; and Willie Sublette, who got by Eduardo Cabrita at the bottom of the lineup, 7-6, 6-3.

Next up, UNLV will host Oklahoma State on Friday beginning with doubles play at 1 p.m. Admission to all UNLV tennis matches is free of charge.


UNLV Men's Tennis Match Results
#59 NEW MEXICO STATE 5, #54 UNLV 2
Feb. 5, 2012, at Fertitta Tennis Complex

Singles 1. Matej Stakne (NMSU) def. Rene Ruegamer (UNLV) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 2. Marc Westgate (NMSU) def. Tamas Batyi (UNLV) 6-3, 6-4 3. Alex Bull (UNLV) def. Germain Degardin (NMSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 4. Luis Ramirez (NMSU) def. Bernard Schoeman (UNLV) 6-1, 6-4 5. Felipe Frattini (NMSU) def. Johannes Markel (UNLV) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 6. Willie Sublette (UNLV) def. Eduardo Cabrita (NMSU) 7-6, 6-3

Doubles 1. Stakne/Ramirez (NMSU) def. Bull/Ruegamer (UNLV) 8-5 2. Kenyon/Schoeman (UNLV) def. Westgate/Frattini (NMSU) 8-6 3. Degardin/Cabrita (NMSU) def. Sublette/Charlie Alvarado (UNLV) 8-4