Photo by Josh Wenger/Nebraska Communications

NU Falls Short at No. 46 Drake, 5-2

By NU Athletic Communications

Des Moines, Iowa -- After defeating North Dakota, 4-1, earlier on the day, the Nebraska men's tennis team (7-5, 0-0 Big Ten) fell short to the No. 46 Drake Bulldogs (10-4, 2-0 Summit), 5-2, on Saturday night at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Senior Toby Boyer and freshman Victor Moreno Lozano collected the Huskers' two wins of the match -- both lead Nebraska this season with eight singles victories each in the spring.

Boyer came back from a tough first set to defeat No. 72 Vinny Gillespie at the No. 1 spot, 2-6, 7-5, 10-7, for his first win against a ranked opponent this season. Boyer now holds an 8-1 record at No. 1 singles.

Victor Moreno also won in a three-set contest at the No. 3 spot, overcoming Barny Thorold, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to an 8-3 mark on the season.

The Bulldogs notched wins at the No. 2, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 positions, as well as the doubles team point, to close out the 5-2 victory. 

The Huskers will travel to Lubbock, Texas, next weekend to face their former Big 12 rivals, the No. 32 Texas Tech Red Raiders. First serve is set for 5:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, March 3. 

Results

Singles

1. Toby Boyer (NU) def. #72 Vinny Gillespie (DU) 2-6, 7-5, 10-7

2. #64 Tom Hands (DU) def. Micah Klousia (NU) 6-3, 6-2

3. Victor Moreno Lozano (NU) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

4. Bayo Philips (DU) def. William Gleason (NU) 7-6, 6-4

5. Calum MacGeoch (DU) def. Isaac Nortey (NU) 6-1, 6-4

6. Ben Clark (DU) def. Chris Dean (NU) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles

1. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) vs. Toby Boyer/William Gleason (NU) 5-4, unfinished

2. Bayo Philips/Finley Hall (DU) def. Isaac Nortey/Micah Klousia (NU) 6-2

3. Calum MacGeoch/Tom Hands (DU) def. Chris Dean/Victor Moreno Lozano (NU) 6-2

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,6,5,4,1)

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