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Rain Clears, Rebels Roll

April 18, 2014

Box Score

LOGAN, Utah ( - The UNLV men's tennis team spoiled Utah State's Senior Day with a 6-1 victory Friday evening at the USU Outdoor Courts.

The Rebels, who have now won nine of their last 11 outings, improved to 13-9 and 3-2 in the Mountain West while the Aggies fell to 9-14/0-6.

The match began in the morning but rain hit during doubles play and the teams endured a five-hour delay.

When play resumed, the Rebels clinched a 1-0 lead when Tamas Batyi and Willie Sublette finished off Dennis Baumgartner and Matt Thatcher 8-7. Dimitar Petrov and Jakob Amilon earlier won on court three over Andrew Whiting and Sebastian Schneider.

Moving to singles, UNLV quickly got three straight-set wins to clinch the match. Ace Matias downed Baumgartner 6-3, 6-0 at the top spot; Petrov downed Whiting 7-6, 6-4 at No. 4; and Amilon defeated Tomas Cosmai 6-2, 6-4 on court six. Two Rebels eventually also won their matches in three sets: Denys Pume fought off Marcus Fritz 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 at No. 2; and Batyi rallied past Schneider 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3.

Next up, UNLV closes out its regular-season schedule with a trip to in-state rival Nevada, Reno on Sunday. The match will be part of the Governor's Series sponsored by NV Energy.

Men's Tennis Match Results
April 18, 2014, at Logan, UT
(USU Outdoor Courts)

Singles Competition 1. Ace Matias (UNLV) def. Dennis Baumgartner (USU) 6-3, 6-0 2. Denys Pume (UNLV) def. Marcus Fritz (USU) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 3. Tamas Batyi (UNLV) def. Sebastian Schneider (USU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 4. Dimitar Petrov (UNLV) def. Andrew Whiting (USU) 7-6, 6-4 5. Fredrik Peterson (USU) def. Willie Sublette (UNLV) 7-6, 2-6, 6-3 6. Jakob Amilon (UNLV) def. Tomas Cosmai (USU) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles Competition 1. Peterson/Fritz (USU) vs. Matias/Pume (UNLV) 7-6, unfinished 2. Batyi/Sublette (UNLV) def. Baumgartner/Thatcher (USU) 8-7 3. Petrov/Amilon (UNLV) def. Whiting/Schneider (USU) 8-3 Order of Finish: Singles (6,1,4,2,5,3) Doubles (3,2)



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