Falcons Fall to 64th-ranked UNLV 7-0
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