RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada men’s tennis team won its second match of the spring season when it defeated UC Santa Cruz 7-0 on Friday.
“It was good to compete again today” Sylvain Malroux said following the match. “We saw some good things and we know what to improve. We have a great group and they work and fight really hard. I look forward to our next match tomorrow.” The Wolf Pack will take on Santa Clara at 2:00 p.m.
The Wolf Pack dominated this match right from the start, getting the doubles point with victories coming from each doubles team. Julien Evrard and Augustin Delahodde defeated Chadwick Stone and Ryan Dugan 7-5 in the first doubles match, and the combinations of O’Donovan/Margitfalvi and Cilic/Nesterenko were also successful for Nevada, winning their matches 6-4 and 6-1.
Nevada swept all its singles matches, with Delahodde defeating Chad Le Duff 7-6, 6-4 in the no. 1 singles match. Jonathan Aremon was the first to finish his singles match after winning by retirement. Peter O’Donovan was the second to finish his singles match, and made quick work of his opponent Jason Vranek, beating him 6-1, 6-0. Kostya Nesterenko beat Derek Levchenko next, winning 7-5, 6-4 and his teammate Mile Cilic followed right behind him beating Sean Hollister 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Sandro Lena completed the singles sweep for the Wolf Pack by defeating Ryan Dugan in the longest singles match of the afternoon, ending with a result of 4-6, 6-3, 10-4.
Aremon, Cilic and Delahodde are all starting strong for Nevada with all three of the players boasting a 2-0 dual record on the season. The Wolf Pack will take on Santa Clara tomorrow at 2 p.m. to try to continue their perfect start to its spring season. Follow men’s tennis on twitter @WolfPackMTennis for updates on the team throughout the season.