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Men's Tennis Opens With Loss At No. 11 Baylor

Jan. 27, 2018

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LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV men’s tennis team faced a tough task in its season-opener Saturday and fell 4-0 to 11th-ranked host Baylor in the first round of ITA Kick-Off Weekend.

Playing indoors at the Hawkins Tennis Center because of rain, the Bears improved to 2-0 on the year by quickly taking the doubles point and then sweeping the three completed singles matches in what was the first meeting of the programs.

REBEL OF THE MATCH: Ruben Alberts was one of two Rebels to win a set, using a tiebreaker to take a 7-6 lead on No. 64 Bjoern Petersen at the second spot in the lineup before his match was halted.

STAT OF THE MATCH: Baylor boasted two ranked singles players and the nation’s No. 2 doubles team in its lineup.

QUOTABLE: "Baylor is obviously a tough team to play anytime but especially in our opening match of the season. We didn’t compete very well in doubles but put up a good fight in three of the singles matches. Now we have to regroup and be ready for a tough Big Ten opponent Sunday.”

-UNLV head coach Owen Hambrook

NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV moves into the consolation round and will play Purdue, which lost to No. 21 Florida State 4-0, in the morning match starting with doubles at 9 a.m. PT.

Men’s Tennis Match Results
ITA Kick-Off Weekend First Round
#11 BAYLOR 4, UNLV 0
Jan. 27, 2018 at Waco, Texas
(Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center)

Singles competition 1. #11 Johannes Schretter (BU) vs. Alexandr Cozbinov (UNLV) 6-4, 3-0 DNF 2. Ruben Alberts (UNLV) vs. #64 Bjoern Petersen (BU) 7-6, DNF 3. Sven Lah (BU) def. Courtney Lock (UNLV) 6-2, 6-0 4. Eric Samuelsson (UNLV) vs. Jimmy Bendeck (BU) 1-6, 6-3, DNF 5. Will Little (BU) def. Richard Solberg (UNLV) 6-2, 6-1 6. Roy Smith (BU) def. Jordan Sauer (UNLV) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition 1. #2 Johannes Schretter/Will Little (BU) vs. Alexandr Cozbinov/Courtney Lock (UNLV) DNF 2. Bjoern Petersen/Jimmy Bendeck (BU) def. Ruben Alberts/Jordan Sauer (UNLV) 6-2 3. Constantin Frantzen/Roy Smith (BU) def. Eric Samuelsson/Clayton Alenik (UNLV) 6-2

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (6,5,3)



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