Rebels Cut Down Lumberbacks
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV men's tennis team won its fourth straight match with a 6-1 victory over visiting Northern Arizona on Sunday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.
UNLV improved to 7-8 overall while the Lumberjacks fell to 3-8.
The Rebels earned a 1-0 lead by taking two of three doubles matches. Tamas Batyi and Johannes Markel won 8-4 over Dominic Bermudez and Pat Schimmelbauer at the second spot while Charlie Alvarado and Rene Ruegamer downed Robin Pezzutto and Robert Martin 8-2 on court three.
UNLV got four straight-set wins in singles to quickly clinch it. Batyi downed Bermudez 7-6, 6-1 at No. 3; Alvarado defeated Schimmelbauer 6-2, 7-5 at No. 4; Markel swept Martin 6-1, 6-3 at No. 5; and Willie Sublette doubled up Trevor Unger 6-3, 6-3 on court six. Two other matches went a third-set super-tiebreaker and the hosts took one as Ruegamer outlasted Pezzutto at the top position, 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (14-12), to give his team its final point.
The Rebels are off until they host Denver on March 22 beginning at 2 p.m. Admission to all UNLV matches is free of charge.
Men's Tennis Match Results
UNLV 6, NAU 1
March 11, 2012, at Las Vegas
(Fertitta Tennis Complex)
Singles competition 1. Rene Ruegamer (UNLV) def. Robin Pezzutto (NAU) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (14-12) 2. Shaun Waters (NAU) def. Alex Bull (UNLV) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (8-6) 3. Tamas Batyi (UNLV) def. Dominic Bermudez (NAU) 7-6, 6-1 4. Charlie Alvarado (UNLV) def. Pat Schimmelbauer (NAU) 6-2, 7-5 5. Johannes Markel (UNLV) def. Robert Martin (NAU) 6-1, 6-3 6. Willie Sublette (UNLV) def. Trevor Unger (NAU) 6-3, 6-3 Doubles competition 1. Waters/Unger (NAU) def. Bernard Schoeman/Brian Kenyon (UNLV) 8-6 2. Tamas Batyi/Johannes Markel (UNLV) def. Bermudez/Schimmelbauer (NAU) 8-4 3. Charlie Alvarado/Rene Ruegamer (UNLV) def. Pezzutto/Martin (NAU) 8-2