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Univ. of Nevada Men Team News
Nevada Men's Tennis Sweeps Sonoma St. in Home Opener
Monday, 03/02/2009

RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada opened its home schedule with a 7-0 victory over Sonoma State Sunday in front of more than 60 people at Lakeridge Tennis Club in Reno. Nevada (4-1, 0-0 WAC) extends its win streak to three.

Nevada opened the match picking up the doubles point. Junior Laurent Garcin and freshman Wessim Derbel defeated Connor Olson and Quan Vu 8-3 in the No. 1 position. With the win, Garcin and Derbel improved to 3-2 together.

Senior Benjamin David and junior Augustin Myard remain unbeaten together as the duo defeated Zel Sperry and Andrew Khuri-Yakub, 8-4 in the No. 2 spot. David and Myard improved to 3-0 together. In the No. 3 spot, junior Alex Daruty and sophomore Kristian Kuharszky concluded the doubles competition with a 8-7 (5) victory over Aaron Hamilton and Scott Gaynor. With the win, Daruty and Kuharszky improve to 3-4.

For the third consecutive match, the Wolf Pack has swept singles competition. Derbel opened the competition in the No. 1 spot for the first time in his career. After defeating Connor Olson 6-0, 6-1, Derbel remains undefeated in singles play with a 5-0 record. Daruty improved to 7-4 on the season defeating Sperry 6-1, 6-0 in the No. 2 position.

David defeated Vu 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 3 spot and improved to 3-1 on the season since returning to action in January. Kuharszky topped Khuri-Yakub in the No. 4 position while Myard downed Hamilton in the No. 5 position.

Junior Gabe Kanzelmeyer opened his dual season in the No. 6 spot, defeating Gaynor 7-6 (4), 6-4.

“I was really pleased with the focus of our guys all the way from the beginning of the warm-up until the end,” Nevada head coach Chad Stoloff said. “It was really good to see us maintain our focus regardless of the score  whether up or down. We were able to not only maintain our focus but play good tennis because of it.”

The Wolf Pack will hit the road next weekend to face Pacific and UC Davis, respectively.