Rebels Fly Past Falcons|
April 16, 2017
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV men's tennis team completed a road weekend sweep with its fifth consecutive victory on Sunday, 4-0 over Air Force at the Cadet Gymnasium Outdoor Tennis Courts at the Academy.
The Rebels improved to 16-7 overall and 4-2 in Mountain West play while the Falcons fell to 7-14 and 0-4 in the conference.
“It was good to close out the road trip with a win against a much improved Air Force team,” said head coach Owen Hambrook. “It is always an honor and a privilege to compete against them.”
UNLV forged a key 1-0 lead by taking two out of three doubles matches. Jakob Amilon and Evaldo Neto downed Max Olson and Tadhg Collins 6-1 at the top position while Adam Gage-Brown and Ruben Alberts beat Isaac Perez and Luke Sanderson 6-3 on court two to clinch it.
Moving to singles play, UNLV quickly won three matches to secure the win. Amilon defeated Olson 7-5, 6-0, at the top of the lineup; Alexandr Cozbinov beat Perez 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2; and Alberts finished off Mack Galvin 7-6 (3), 6-2 on court four.
The Rebels will close the regular season with two road matches, beginning with San Diego on Friday, followed by s conference finale at San Diego State on Saturday.
UNLV 4, Air Force 0
UNLV 4, Air Force 0
Singles competition 1. Jakob Amilon (UNLV) def. Max Olson (AFA) 7-5, 6-0 2. Alexandr Cozbinov (UNLV) def. Isaac Perez (AFA) 6-3, 6-4 3. Evaldo Neto (UNLV) vs. Lucas Fumagalli (AFA) 3-6, 6-4, 2-1, unfinished 4. Ruben Alberts (UNLV) def. Mack Galvin (AFA) 7-6 (3), 6-2 5. Richard Solberg (UNLV) vs. Luke Sanderson (AFA) 6-2, 5-4, unfinished 6. Charlie Croxford (UNLV) vs. Tadhg Collins (AFA) 7-5, 6-6, unfinished
Doubles competition 1. Jakob Amilon/Evaldo Neto (UNLV) def. Max Olson/Tadhg Collins (AFA) 6-1 2. Adam Gage-Brown/Ruben Alberts (UNLV) def. Isaac Perez/Luke Sanderson (AFA) 6-3 3. Richard Solberg/Alexandr Cozbinov (UNLV) vs. Lucas Fumagalli/Mack Galvin (AFA) 4-5, unfinished
Match Notes: Air Force 7-14 UNLV 16-7 Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,2,4)