Falcons Fall to Nevada, 6-1
Senior Alex Grubbs won the No. 4 singles match Friday

April 11, 2014

The Air Force men’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to Nevada Friday afternoon in a Mountain West match at the Academy. With the victory, the Wolf Pack improved to 15-3 overall and 2-1 in the MW while the Falcons fell to 12-9 and 0-4.

Air Force’s No. 3 doubles team of junior Grant Taylor and freshman Lucas Fumagalli were off the court first with an 8-5 victory over Fernando Sunago and Andrew Poustie, but Nevada won the other two matches. Victor Ouvrard and Robert Allan downed senior Alex Grubbs and sophomore Jack McCullers 8-5 at the top spot, then Quentin Mege and Moez Chargui clinched the point with an exciting 8-7(5) victory over senior Andy Jackson and sophomore Andrew Parks at the No. 2 position.

The Wolf Pack won the first five singles matches off the court, including a 6-3, 6-2 win by Ouvrard over Jackson at No. 1 and Ryan Andrada a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Parks at No. 5. The other four matches went to three sets and Mege clinched the team match with a 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 triumph over senior Steven Young at the No. 3 spot.

Grubbs posted AFA’s lone singles victory with a thrilling 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 1-0(10) victory over Poustie at the No. 4 spot. Grubbs improved to 17-10 overall and 14-5 in dual matches, including a 13-3 mark at the No. 4.

The Falcons close out their home schedule on Sunday, April 13 against Utah State beginning at 11 a.m. AFA’s five seniors will be honored in a pre-match ceremony.



Nevada 6, Air Force 1
April 11, 2014
USAFA, Colo.

1. Victor Ouvrard / Robert Allan (NEV) def. Alex Grubbs / Jack McCullers, 8-5
2. Quentin Mege / Moez Chargui (NEV) def. Andy Jackson / Andrew Parks, 8-7(5)
3. Lucas Fumagalli / Grant Taylor (AF) def. Fernando Sunago / Andrew Poustie, 8-5
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

1. Victor Ouvrard (NEV) def. Andy Jackson, 6-3, 6-2
2. Moez Chargui (NEV) def. Jack McCullers, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0
3. Quentin Mege (NEV) def. Steven Young, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
4. Alex Grubbs (AF) def. Andrew Poustie, 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 1-0(10)
5. Ryan Andrada (NEV) def. Andrew Parks, 6-3, 6-1
6. Fernando Sunago (NEV) def. Lucas Fumagalli, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Order of finish: 1, 5, 3, 2, 6, 4



Jennifer Hiddink
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