Rebs Complete Saturday Sweep|
Feb. 10, 2018
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - After losing the doubles point, the UNLV women’s tennis team had to play from behind vs. UC Riverside Saturday afternoon but easily won singles play for a 4-1 final to complete a doubleheader sweep at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.
The Rebels, who downed Youngstown State 4-0 earlier in the day, improved to 5-3 while the Highlanders fell to 1-6
UCR won two doubles matches, both by the score of 6-4, to earn a 1-0 lead but the hosts won the first set on all six courts and quickly notched four singles points to end things.
REBEL OF THE MATCH: En-Pei Huang teamed with Zhu to win their doubles match at the top of the lineup and then blitzed her opponent at No. 3 in singles, Chloe Pham, 6-2, 6-0.
STAT OF THE MATCH: UNLV has not lost a singles match during four home matches this season.
QUOTABLE: “It’s great being back home for the first time in a while. We still have some areas we need to improve and we are looking forward to our first conference match Sunday.” -UNLV Head Coach Kevin Cory
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV will play a Mountain West opponent for the first time this season when it hosts Colorado State Sunday starting with doubles play at 10 a.m. Admission to all matches is free of charge.
Women’s Tennis Match Results UNLV 4, UC RIVERSIDE 1 Feb. 10, 2018, at Las Vegas (Fertitta Tennis Complex)