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Hawaii Spoils Home Finale For Men's Tennis

April 10, 2012

Box Score

LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV men's tennis team closed out both its non-conference and home schedule Tuesday by losing 5-2 to Hawai'i at an unseasonably hot Fertitta Tennis Complex.

The Rebels fell to 7-13 while the Warriors improved to 5-10.

Before the match, head coach Owen Hambrook honored the program's three seniors - Rene Ruegamer, Alex Bull and Brian Kenyon -- as they prepared to make their final appearance at Fertitta.

"Rene, Alex and Brian all contributed to the UNLV program both on the courts and in the classroom as all three are outstanding student-athletes," Hambrook said. "We wish them all the best and know they will go on to do great things."

The visitors from the islands took a 1-0 lead after winning a spirited doubles competition. The teams split matches on courts 2-3 as the UNLV duo of Tamas Batyi and Johannes Markel downed Jared Spiker and Carter Lam 8-5 at the second position. The top court would decide it and UH eventually pulled out an 8-6 win.

In singles play, five matches were decided in straight sets and UH took four of them to clinch it. Scoring for the Rebels was Ruegamer, who downed Jonathan Brooklyn 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-7) at the top of the lineup, and Willie Sublette, who swept Carter Lam 6-3, 6-2 on court six.

Next up, the Rebels hit the road to face San Diego State on Saturday.

Men's Tennis Match Results
April 10, 2012, at Las Vegas
(Fertitta Tennis Complex)

Singles competition 1. Rene Ruegamer (UNLV) def. Jonathan Brooklyn (UH) 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-7) 2. Chas Okamoto (UH) def. Tamas Batyi (UNLV) 6-2, 6-4 3. Dmytro Kovalyov (UH) def. Brian Kenyon (UNLV) 6-4, 6-2 4. Nils Schumann (UH) def. Alex Bull (UNLV) 6-0, 6-3 5. Jared Spiker (UH) def. Johannes Markel (UNLV) 7-6, 6-1 6. Willie Sublette (UNLV) def. Carter Lam (UH) 6-3, 6-2 Doubles competition 1. Jonathan Brooklyn/Dmytro Kovalyov (UH) def. Bernard Schoeman/Brian Kenyon (UNLV) 8-6 2. Tamas Batyi/Johannes Markel (UNLV) def. Jared Spiker/Carter Lam (UH) 8-5 3. Charlie Rice/Chas Okamoto (UH) def. Rene Ruegamer/Alex Bull (UNLV) 8-6



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