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Rebels Knock Off NMSU

Feb. 3, 2018

Box Score

LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV men's tennis team dropped the doubles point but came back in singles play to defeat New Mexico State 4-2 Saturday morning at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

The Rebels, who will play another match in the afternoon, improved to 3-2 while the Aggies fell to 3-3.

UNLV dominated at the top half of the lineup, winning in straight sets on courts 1-4 to clinch it.

REBEL OF THE MATCH: Eric Samuelsson, a transfer from LSU, was tied in doubles when his match was halted but downed Asmar Enrique 7-5, 6-4 at the fourth position in singles play to help the Rebels rally for the team win.

NET NOTE: UNLV has lost the doubles point in three straight matches but has come back to win two of those outings.

NEXT FOR THE REBELS: After closing Saturday's doubleheader by taking on Weber State, UNLV will be off until traveling to UCLA next Saturday.

Men's Tennis Match Results
Feb. 3, 2018
Fertitta Tennis Complex, Las Vegas

1. Alexandr Cozbinov (UNLV) def. de Haan, Stijn (NMSU) 6-0, 6-4

2. Ruben Alberts (UNLV) def. Flores, Luis Pliego (NMSU) 6-2, 6-2

3. Courtney Lock (UNLV) def. Espias, Sergi (NMSU) 6-3, 6-4

4. Eric Samuelsson (UNLV) def. Asmar, Enrique (NMSU) 7-5, 6-4

5. Richard Solberg (UNLV) vs. Benitez, Mauri (NMSU) 6-7, 1-3, unfinished

6. Menard, Louis (NMSU) def. Jordan Sauer (UNLV) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Goncalves, Chris/Flores, Luis Pliego (NMSU) def. Alexandr Cozbinov/Courtney Lock (UNLV) 6-4

2. de Haan, Stijn/Benitez, Mauri (NMSU) def. Ruben Alberts/Jordan Sauer (UNLV) 7-6 (8-6)

3. Eric Samuelsson/Clayton Alenik (UNLV) vs. Menard, Louis/Asmar, Enrique (NMSU) 6-6, unfinished

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



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