School-Record Three Rebels Named All-MW Singles

April 24, 2014

FRESNO, Calif. ( - The UNLV men's tennis team boasted a conference-leading three All-Mountain West singles players for the first time as the league announced it awards during its annual banquet at the Mountain West Tournament Championships being hosted by Fresno State.

Ace Matias was a repeat honoree as he finished 19-10 overall and 5-1 vs. MW foes for the second consecutive season at the No. 1 position in the lineup.

Former Oklahoma State letterman Denys Pume transferred to UNLV and turned in an outstanding junior season, including going 5-1 in MW play. His 27-9 record put him into a tie for 10th in school history for singles victories in a season and are the most wins by a Rebel since Henner Nehles had 29 in 2005.

Senior Tamas Batyi rounded out the all-conference trio with his second career nod (2011). Batyi stands 18-10 overall and also went 5-1 vs. league opponents.

Matias and Pume were also named All-MW in doubles after posting a 21-7 overall mark, including 4-1 vs. the Mountain West.

UNLV, seeded sixth, opens play at the tournament by facing third-seeded San Diego State Thursday at approximately 2 p.m.


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Victor Ouvrard, Sr., Nevada, Reno FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Hayden Sabatka, New Mexico COACH OF THE YEAR: TBD

2014 ALL-MW CONFERENCE TEAM SINGLES Andy Bettles, Sr., Boise State Nathan Sereke, Sr., Boise State Sai Kartik, Jr., Fresno State Victor Ouvrard, Sr., Nevada, Reno Moez Chargui, Jr., Nevada, Reno Sam Iftikhar, Jr., New Mexico Hayden Sabatka, Fr., New Mexico Thorsten Bertsch, Jr., San Diego State Hunter Nicholas, Sr., San Diego State Ace Matias, Jr., UNLV Denys Pume, Jr., UNLV Tamas Batyi, Sr., UNLV

DOUBLES Andy Bettles, Sr./Thomas Tenreiro, So., Boise State Brendan McClain, Fr./Garrett Patton, Jr., Boise State Victor Ouvrard, Sr./Robert Allan, Fr., Nevada, Reno Sam Iftikhar, Jr.,/James Hignett, Jr., New Mexico Thorsten Bertsch, Jr.,/Hunter Nicholas, Sr., San Diego State Ace Matias, Jr.,/Denys Pume, Jr., UNLV



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