Rebels Wrap Up At Pacific Coast Tourney

March 2, 2013

LA JOLLA, Calif. ( - Members of the UNLV men's tennis team headed home Saturday after competing this week at the 124th Annual Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship.

Taking part for the first time in the nation's second-oldest tennis tournament, the Rebels entered four duos at the storied open event, which is played at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.

Tamas Batyi and Johannes Markel won their first two rounds: 6-4, 7-5 over Alex Lane and Nicholas Marino of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and 6-2, 6-0 over non-collegiate entry Kelly Jones and Peter Smith. The Rebel pair was then ousted by John Morrissey and Denis Lin of Stanford, 6-3, 6-0.

Bernard Schoeman and Ace Matias also reached the third round. They first downed Arthur Hernandez and Chris Dunk, 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-6), and then got by Derek Siddiqui and Hunter Nicholas of San Diego State, 6-3, 6-3; before falling to Gregory Garcia and Tyler Lu, 6-3, 7-6.

Charlie Alvarado and Carlos Di Laura won their first round matchup, 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4), over Alex Johnson and Oliver Seifert of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, before losing a second round meeting with Stanford's Nolan Paige and Trey Strobel, 6-2, 6-0.

Also, Gilad Berman and Willie Sublette lost their first-rounder, 6-3, 7-5, to Toledo's Nicky Wong and Tomas Stillman.

Up next for the Rebels (6-4) is a home match vs. Ball State on Thursday beginning with doubles play at 2 p.m. Admission is free of charge.