UNLV Downs Air Force 6-1
Junior Grant Taylor

March 23, 2014

The UNLV men's tennis team won its sixth straight match and evened its conference mark at 1-1 with a 6-1 victory over Air Force Sunday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex in Las Vegas, Nev. With the victory, UNLV improved to 10-7 and 1-1 in the Mountain West while the Falcons fell to 12-5 and 0-2.

UNLV won a close doubles point by taking the rubber match in a tiebreaker. Ace Matias and Denys Pume won 8-3 over seniors Alex Grubbs and Steven Young at the top spot before AFA’s duo of senior Andy Jackson and sophomore Andrew Parks took the No. 2 match by the same score over Willie Sublette and Tamas Batyi. Dimitar Petrov and Jakob Amilon clinched the point at No. 3 by downing junior Grant Taylor and freshman Lucas Fumagalli 8-7 (4).

In singles play, the top three Rebels quickly won straight-setters to clinch the match. Matias downed Young 6-1, 6-4 at the top spot, Pume got by Jackson 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 and Batyi defeated Grubbs 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 to clinch the match.

Taylor posted AFA’s lone point of the day, taking the No. 5 singles match, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 over Sublette.

Air Force is idle until Friday, April 4 when it travels to Stockton, Calif., to take on the University of the Pacific in the first of three matches in three days in California.

March 23, 2014, at Las Vegas, NV
(Fertitta Tennis Complex)



1. Ace Matias / Denys Pume (UNLV) def. Alex Grubbs / Steven Young, 8-3
2. Andy Jackson / Andrew Parks (AF) def. Willie Sublette / Tamas Batyi, 8-3
3. Dimitar Petrov / Jakob Amilon (UNLV) def. Grant Taylor / Lucas Fumagalli, 8-7(4)
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

1. Ace Matias (UNLV) def. Steven Young, 6-1, 6-4
2. Denys Pume (UNLV) def. Andy Jackson, 7-5, 6-2
3. Tamas Batyi (UNLV) def. Alex Grubbs, 6-3, 6-1
4. Dimitar Petrov (UNLV) def. Andrew Parks, 6-1, 7-6
5. Grant Taylor (AFA) def. Willie Sublette, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. Jakob Amilon (UNLV) def. Lucas Fumagalli, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1, 4, 6, 5


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