No. 51 UNLV Defeats Air Force, 5-2
The Air Force men's tennis team lost its fourth consecutive Mountain West Conference match Saturday, losing 5-2 to 51st-ranked UNLV at the Academy. The Rebels improved to 15-6 and evened its record at 2-2 in the MWC, while the Falcons are now 16-8 overall and 0-4 in league play.
Air Force played without its No. 1 player, junior Shannon Buck, who was taking his medical boards on Saturday. UNLV took advantage by winning all three doubles matches and four of the six singles contests.
UNLV's No. 1 player, Henner Nehles, teamed with Jonathan Hooper to win the No. 2 doubles match over senior Tyler McClung and sophomore Robby Alexander, 8-6, then beat McClung at the No. 1 singles match, 6-2, 6-3.
Air Force junior Trevor Johnson and Aviram Solomon produced the best singles match of the day, with Johnson prevailing 5-7, 6-3 and 11-9 in the third-set super tiebreak. Sophomore Justin Lau won the other singles match for Air Force, defeating David Campbell, 7-5, 7-5, at the No. 4 spot.
Air Force closes out its 2005 league season on Sunday, April 17, against the San Diego State Aztecs at the Academy, beginning at 10 a.m.
UNLV 5, Air Force 2April 16, 2005, USAFA, Colo.
Singles1. Henner Nehles (UNLV) def. Tyler McClung, 6-2, 6-32. Trevor Johnson (AF) def. Aviram Solomon, 5-7, 6-3, (11-9)3. Joel Kielbowicz (UNLV) def. Chris Dong, 6-4, 6-14. Justin Lau (AF) def. David Campbell, 7-5, 7-55. Romain Massaro (UNLV) def. Robby Alexander, 6-2, 6-16. Martin Redelinghuys (UNLV) def. Ryan White, 6-0, 6-2
Doubles1. Kielbowicz/Campbell (UNLV) def. Dong/Johnson, 8-22. Nehles/Jonathan Hooper (UNLV) def. McClung/Alexander, 8-63. Solomon/Redeling (UNLV) def. Lau/Keith Cronican, 8-4