Feb. 1, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Southern Miss men's tennis team lost for the first time this season, falling to UNLV 4-1 in tennis action Saturday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.
"The team competed hard to win the doubles point," Coach Zubin Engineer said. "The singles matches were close and could have gone either way. We need to do a better job at executing our games for longer periods."
Southern Miss (3-1) earned its only point when the Golden Eagles took two of three doubles. Paulo Alvarado and Juan Escobar defeated Ozzy Abrahman and Willie Sublette 6-3 at No. 3. Brad Marriott and Alex Doleac downed Ace Matisas and Denys Pume 6-4 at No. 1. Chao-Yu Huang and Vasco Valverde dropped their match to Tamas Baty and Dimitar Petrov, 6-4 at No. 2.
UNLV claimed four of the six singles to win the match. Marriott lost to Matias at No. 1, 6-2, 6-0, while Valverde fell to Pume at No. 3. At No. 2, Alvarado lost to Baty 6-1, 6-4 (5). Doleac battled Sublette at No. 4, but lost 6-4, 6-2.
Southern Miss hits the courts again to face New Mexico State.
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