Broncos Gallop Past Rebels In Singles

April 12, 2013

LAS VEGAS ( - The 59th-ranked UNLV men's tennis team won a spirited doubles point to begin the day but could not keep its momentum going in singles play as No. 46 Boise State prevailed 5-2 Friday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

The Rebels lost for only the second time in 14 home matches this season, falling to 15-6 overall and 3-2 in the Mountain West. The Broncos improved to 15-9 and 3-1 in the league.

UNLV bolted to a 1-0 lead by taking two of three doubles matches. Johannes Markel and Tamas Batyi downed Garrett Patton and Scott Sears 8-6 at the second spot while Carlos Di Laura and Gilad Berman beat Toby Mitchell and Aiden Reid by the same score on court three.

BSU, however, rebounded in singles play by taking the first set on all but one court. In a battle of arguably the conference's top two singles players, 33rd-ranked Andrew Bettles handed No. 113 Rebel Ace Matias his first MW loss this season, 7-5, 6-2, at the top of the lineup. The hosts got their only singles win at the third position where Batyi outlasted Scott Sears 6-2, 6-7, 1-0 (10-8) in a super-tiebreaker.

"We played well in doubles but they were just too good today in singles," said UNLV head coach Owen Hambrook.

The Rebels will close out their regular-season schedule on April 20 by hosting Fresno State beginning at 12 p.m. Admission to all matches is free of charge.

Men's Tennis Match Results
#46 BOISE STATE 5, #59 UNLV 2
April 12, 2013 at Las Vegas, NV
(Fertitta Tennis Complex)

Singles competition 1. #33 Andrew Bettles (BS) def. #113 Ace Matias (UNLV) 7-5, 6-2 2. Nathan Sereke (BS) def. Gilad Berman (UNLV) 6-4, 6-4 3. Tamas Batyi (UNLV) def. Scott Sears (BS) 6-2, 6-7 (8-10), 1-0 (10-8) 4. Filipp Pogostkin (BS) def. Bernard Schoeman (UNLV) 6-1, 6-1 5. Thomas Tenreiro (BS) def. Charlie Alvarado (UNLV) 6-1, 7-6 (7-1) 6. Garrett Patton (BS) def. Johannes Markel (UNLV) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition 1. Andrew Bettles/Nathan Sereke (BS) def. Ace Matias/Bernard Schoeman (UNLV) 8-4 2. Johannes Markel/Tamas Batyi (UNLV) def. Garrett Patton/Scott Sears (BS) 8-6 3. Carlos Di Laura/Gilad Berman (UNLV) def. Toby Mitchell/Aidan Reid (BS) 8-6