Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Defeat Pioneers, 4-3

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. -- The Nebraska men's tennis team took down the Denver Pioneers, 4-3 at the Dillon Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore Isaac Nortey earned a quick 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 6 over Daniel Krulig to start off singles competition. Senior Toby Boyer advanced to 5-1 on the season after knocking off Mattia Ross in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, at the No. 1 spot to give Nebraska a 2-1 lead, as the Pioneers had won the doubles point.

Junior Chris Dean then fell to Ignatius Castelino at the No. 5 position, 6-2, 6-2, as junior Micah Klousia lost a hard-fought 6-3, 6-4 match to Matt Summers at No. 2. 

Freshman William Gleason defeated James Davis, 6-3, 6-2 at the No. 4 spot to tie the match at 3-3. Victor Moreno Lozano and Pedro Fernandez del Valle battled at No. 3 for a match-winning contest.

Victor Moreno lost a tough first set by 7-6 (5), but came back strong in the second to win it 7-6 (1). In the third set, Moreno defeated Pedro F. Del Valle 6-4 to pick up the win at No. 3 singles and the match win for the Huskers. 

In doubles play, Boyer and Dean dropped a tough 6-1 contest to Summers/Davis at No. 1, while Victor Moreno and Gleason fell short to Krulig/Morris, 6-4 at the No. 3 position. Klousia and Nortey trailed 4-5 at No. 2 in a match that remained unfinished.

The Huskers return to action tomorrow at the Dillon Tennis Center to take on Omaha and Creighton at noon and 5 p.m., respectively.  

Results

Singles

  1. Toby Boyer (NEB) def. Mattia Rios (DEN) 6-2, 6-3
  2. Matt Summers (DEN) def. Micah Klousia (NEB) 6-3, 6-4
  3. Victor Morena Lozano (NEB) def. Pedro F. Del Valle (DEN) 6-7(5), 7-6(1), 6-4
  4. William Gleason (NEB) def. James Davis (DEN) 6-3, 6-2
  5. Ignatius Castelino (DEN) def. Chris Dean (NEB) 6-2, 6-2
  6. Isaac Nortey (NEB) def. Daniel Krulig (DEN) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles

  1. Matt Summers/James Davis (DEN) def. Toby Boyer/Chris Dean (NEB) 6-1
  2. Micah Klousia/Isaac Nortey (NEB) vs. Mattia Rios/Pedro F. Del Valle (DEN) 4-5, unfinished
  3. Daniel Krulig/Eric Morris (DEN) def. Victor Moreno Lozano/William Gleason (NEB) 6-4

Order of Finish

Singles: (6,1,5,2,4,3)

Doubles: (1,3)

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