Falcons Fall to 64th-ranked UNLV 7-0

    Senior Lance Wilhelm
    Senior Lance Wilhelm

    April 7, 2013

    The Air Force men's tennis team fell to 10-9 overall and 0-3 in the Mountain West Sunday with a 7-0 loss to 64th-ranked UNLV at the Academy. With the victory, UNLV improved to 15-5 and 3-1.  

    Fresno State jumped out to a 1-0 lead with wins at the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles spots. The Falcons' No. 1 team of senior Lance Wilhelm and sophomore Grant Taylor improved to 14-5 overall and 2-1 in league play with a 9-7 victory over Ace Matias and Bernard Schoeman. The Rebels had already won the No. 3 match, 8-5, then Tamas Batyi and Johannes Markel clinched the point with a 9-8 victory over junior Alex Grubbs and freshman Jack McCullers, winning the tiebreaker 12-10.

    The Rebels used that momentum to win all six singles matches, five of them in straight sets. The only three-setter came at the No. 4 spot as Schoeman downed Taylor, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(4).

    Air Force hits the road to face San Diego State on Friday, April 12 at 4 p.m.

    #64 UNLV 7, Air Force 0
    April 7, 2013
    USAFA, Colo.

    Doubles
    1. Wilhelm / Taylor (AF) def. Schoeman / Matias, 9-7
    2. Batyi / Markel (UNLV) def. Grubbs / McCullers, 9-8 (10)
    3. Carlos DiLaura / Berman (UNLV) def. Parks / Young, 8-5
    Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2

    Singles
    1. Ace Matias (UNLV) def. Lance Wilhelm 6-4, 6-4
    2. Gilad Berman (UNLV) def. Steven Young 6-2, 6-2
    3. Tamas Batyi (UNLV) def. Alex Grubbs 6-3, 6-4
    4. Bernard Schoeman (UNLV) def. Grant Taylor 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (4)
    5. Charlie Alvarado (UNLV) def. Andrew Parks 6-3, 6-3
    6. Johannes Markel (UNLV) def. Jack McCullers 6-2, 6-2
    Order of Finish: 6, 2, 3, 1, 5, 4


     

     

     

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