'Dogs Fall In Final Regular Season Match

April 20, 2013

By Stephanie Juncker

LAS VEGAS, Nev. --- In the final regular season match of the year, the Fresno State men's tennis team fell 7-0 on the road to UNLV at the Fertitta Tennis Complex Saturday afternoon.

The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 2-4 in conference play and secured the fifth seed in the MW tournament that begins on this upcoming week in Colorado Springs, Colo. Fresno State will play the four-seed on Thursday at 10 a.m.

To begin the match, the Rebels took an early 1-0 lead by sweeping doubles. UNLV's No. 3 duo won first 8-5 over Jeremy Quiroz and Sai Kartik Nakireddi, then Ace Matias and Bernard Schoeman clinched the point winning 8-4 at the top spot.

UNLV took a quick 2-0 lead as Johannes Markel defeated Quiroz 6-1, 6-1 on court six. The Rebels then took courts five and four to clinch the match. Fresno State's Felipe Fritz and Kartik both played third set tiebreakers, but ultimately came up a few points shy of winning.

Match Results

#64 UNLV 7, Fresno State 0

Singles competition
1. #123 Ace Matias (UNLV) def. Reid deLaubenfels (FS) 6-1, 6-4
2. Gilad Berman (UNLV) def. Felipe Fritz (FS) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)
3. Tamas Batyi (UNLV) def. Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-8)
4. Bernard Schoeman (UNLV) def. Nikolas Papic (FS) 6-4, 6-4
5. Charlie Alvarado (UNLV) def. Sam MacNeil (FS) 6-1, 6-4
6. Johannes Markel (UNLV) def. Jeremy Quiroz (FS) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Ace Matias/Bernard Schoeman (UNLV) def. Reid deLaubenfels/Sam MacNeil (FS) 8-4
2. Tamas Batyi/Johannes Markel (UNLV) def. Felipe Fritz/Nikolas Papic (FS) 8-5
3. Gilad Berman/Carlos Di Laura (UNLV) def. Jeremy Quiroz/Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) 8-5

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,5,4,1,2,3)

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