Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Nebraska Caps Off Big Ten Individual Championships

By NU Athletic Communications

Ann Arbor, Mich. -- Junior Chris Dean and sophomore Isaac Nortey fell just short of winning the doubles Flight B on Saturday, concluding Nebraska's participation at the Big Ten Individual Championships, hosted by the University of Michigan.

Dean and Nortey lost a tough 8-4 contest to Joe Tyler/Piotr Smietana (Iowa) in the final match after knocking off Patrick Fletchall/Pyam Ahmadi (Indiana), 8-6 in the semis.

NU wrapped up the tournament with a total of four wins -- two in singles and two in doubles. Nortey advanced to a 4-2 doubles record on the fall season, while Dean improved to 2-5. Nortey only trails senior Toby Boyer, who leads the team with a 6-2 doubles mark. 

In singles consolation play, Nortey earned a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Billy Shisler of Michigan State. Dean, Gleason and Moreno also competed in other consolation matches. In the doubles Flight C, freshman William Gleason and junior Alvaro Moreno Lozano fell to Jonas Larson/Nikita Snezhko (Iowa), 8-2. 

The Huskers finish off their fall season next weekend at the Gopher Invitational in Minneapolis. The tournament hosted by the University of Minnesota will run from Nov. 2-4. 

Results (Saturday)

Singles

Consolation

Daniel Nuzhny (Wisconsin) def. Chris Dean, 2-6, 7-5, 10-5

Alp Sentay (Penn State) def. Alvaro Moreno Lozano, 6-2, 6-2

Jason Kerst (Iowa) def. William Gleason, 6-4, 7-5

Isaac Nortey def. Billy Shisler (Michigan State), 6-4, 7-5

Doubles

Flight B

Chris Dean/Isaac Nortey def. Patrick Fletchall/Pyam Ahmadi (Indiana), 8-6

Joe Tyler/Piotr Smietana (Iowa) def. Chris Dean/Isaac Nortey, 8-4

Flight C

Jonas Larson/Nikita Snezhko (Iowa) def. William Gleason/Alvaro Moreno Lozano, 8-2

Tournament Records

Singles

Chris Dean: 1-2

William Gleason: 0-2

Alvaro Moreno Lozano: 0-2

Isaac Nortey: 1-1

Doubles

Chris Dean/Isaac Nortey: 2-1

William Gleason/Alvaro Moreno Lozano: 0-2

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