Falcons Drop Two Matches in Vegas

    Senior Lance Wilhelm
    Senior Lance Wilhelm

    March 10, 2013

    Video Highlights vs. Ball State

    The Air Force men's tennis team dropped a pair of 5-2 decisions this weekend in Las Vegas, Nev. The Falcons lost to Ball State on Saturday and No. 68 UNLV on Sunday. Air Force is now 8-7 this season.

    Senior Lance Wilhelm and junior Alex Grubbs each posted a singles win against Ball State on Saturday. Wilhelm, ranked 86th in the country, was stretched to three sets before defeating Ray Leonard, 6-1, 6-7(5), 1-0(3) at the No. 1 spot, while Grubbs rallied to beat Patrick Elliott, 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 at the No. 4 spot.

    On Sunday, the Falcons won the doubles point by capturing the top two matches. Wilhelm and sophomore Grant Taylor defeated Ace Matias and Bernard Schoeman, 8-3, at the No. 1 spot, while Grubbs and freshman Jack McCullers downed Tama Batyi and Johannes Markel, 8-5, at No. 2.

    In singles, Grubbs posted AFA's lone victory, defeating Schoeman, 6-4, 6-4.

    The Falcons host Oral Roberts on Monday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m.

    Ball State 5, Air Force 2
    March 9, 2013
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Doubles
    1. Leonard / Elliott (BSU) def. Wilhelm / Taylor, 8-4
    2. Cliff Morrison / Arconada (BSU) def. Grubbs / McCullers, 8-3
    3. Albertin / Alexandre Brym (BSU) def. Parks / Young, 8-7(7)

    Singles
    1. #86 Lance Wilhelm (AF) def. Ray Leonard, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 10-3
    2. Imanol Arconada (BSU) def. Steven Young, 6-4, 6-1
    3. Dalton Albertin (BSU) def. Grant Taylor, 7-5, 6-3
    4. Alex Grubbs (AF) def. Patrick Elliott, 1-6, 7-5, 6-4
    5. Austin Smith (BSU) def. Andrew Parks, 6-2, 6-1
    6. Austin Sansone (BSU) def. Jack McCullers, 6-1, 6-3


     

     

    #68 UNLV 5, Air Force 2
    March 10, 2013
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Doubles
    1. Wilhelm / Taylor (AF) def. Matias / Schoeman, 8-3
    2. Grubbs / McCullers (AF) def. Batyi / Markel, 8-5
    3. Berman / Willie Sublette (UNLV) def. Parks / Young, 8-6
    Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

    Singles
    1. Ace Matias (UNLV) def. #86 Lance Wilhelm, 6-3, 6-1
    2. Tamas Batyi (UNLV) def. Steven Young, 6-3, 6-2
    3. Gilad Berman (UNLV) def. Grant Taylor, 6-4, 6-2
    4. Alex Grubbs (AF) def. Bernard Schoeman, 6-4, 6-4
    5. Charlie Alvarado (UNLV) def. Andrew Parks, 6-1, 6-4
    6. Johannes Markel (UNLV) def. Jack McCullers, 6-0, 6-2
    Order of finish: 6, 1, 3, 4, 2, 5


     

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