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Univ. of Nevada Men Team News
Nevada Blanks UC Davis on the road 7-0
Wednesday, 03/18/2009

The University of Nevada men’s tennis team came back strong Sunday by shutting out UC Davis 7-0 on Sunday at Davis, Calif.

The Wolf Pack (5-2, 0-0 Western Athletic Conference) picked up its third shutout in five matches. Nevada also swept singles competition for the fourth time in five matches.

Juniors Alex Daruty and Augustin Myard each picked up their fifth consecutive win in singles competition. Daruty defeated Hunter Lee 6-2, 7-5 in the No. 3 position and improves to 8-4 overall on the season. Myard picked up his win by defeating Nic Amaroli 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 5 position. Myard has a perfect 5-0 record in dual competition this season.

Junior Laurent Garcin picked up his seventh win on the season defeating Nick Lopez 6-3, 6-0 in the No. 1 spot. With the win, Garcin is now tied with Kishan Wickreasinghe (1981-85) for fifth in Nevada’s all-time career singles wins list with 50.

Freshman Wessim Derbel, coming off his first singles loss in his collegiate career Saturday against No. 67 Pacific, picked up his sixth win on the season defeating Michael Reiser 6-4, 0-6, 1-0 (10-7) in the No. 2 spot. Sophomore Kristian Kuharszky defeated Chris Aria 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 4 spot. Kuharszky improves to 8-5 overall on the season.

Junior Gabe Kanzelmeyer picked up a win in the No. 6 spot defeating Tyler Lee 3-6, 6-2, 7-5. Kanzelmeyer improves to 8-3 overall on the season.

In doubles competition, Derbel and Garcin defeated Hunter Lee and Lopez 8-4 in the No. position and Daruty and Kuharszky defeated Josh Albert and Tyler Lee 8-3 in the No. 3 spot. Senior Benjamin David and Myard were defeated 8-2 to Amaroli and Reiser in the No. 2 spot.

“We fought hard for the second day in a row all the way until the end,” Nevada head coach Chad Stoloff said. “Our pressure wore on them. We kept after it and maintained the course to win eight of nine matches at their place.

“It was not only good to win but I was proud of the way we competed for the second day in a row on the road. Now we have to focus on how we can improve this week in practice.”