Rebel Netters Fall At Home For First Time

Feb. 5, 2012

LAS VEGAS ( - 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
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