Jan. 31, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nevada - The Southern Miss men's team upended Weber State in non-conference tennis action Friday with a 4-2 victory at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the campus of UNLV.
Southern Miss improved to 3-0 on the season.
"This was an outstanding team effort," Head Coach Zubin Engineer said. "The team stepped up their games with good focus and intensity."
Southern Miss started the day by taking the doubles with wins on two of the three courts. Weber State struck early at No. 2 doubles as the duo of Todd Fought and Jakub Gewert picked up a 6-3 win over Vasco Valverde and Chao-Yu Huang. The Golden Eagles then posted wins with Brad Marriott and Alex Doleac defeating Oliver Good and Sanjay Goswami 6-4 on court 1. Paulo Alvarado and Juan Escobar clinched the point with a 6-4 win against Caio Poitena and Landon Barlow.
The Golden Eagles took three out of six courts in singles to get the win the match. At No. 6, Juan Escobar defeated Sanjay Goswami in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 while Chao-Yu Huang downed Landon Bartow at No. 5 6-3, 6-5. Vasco Valverde clinched the match after battling Oliver Good in a three-set thriller with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-5 win.
Brad Marriott lost to Jakub Gewert at No. 1 6-1, 6-4 and Paulo Alvarado lost to Todd Fought in three sets at No. 2, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Southern Miss returns to action on Saturday with a match against host UNLV at 10 a.m. central time.