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Boyer Sets Milestone in Loss at No. 38 Texas Tech

By NU Athletic Communications

Lubbock, Texas -- Senior Toby Boyer became the seventh-winningest athlete in Nebraska men's tennis history with 70 career wins after defeating #114 Tommy Mylnikov of Texas Tech on Sunday night at The Falls Tennis & Athletic Club in Lubbock, Texas, where the Huskers (7-6, 0-0 Big Ten) fell short to the No. 38 Red Raiders (9-5, 0-0 Big 12), 6-1. 

Boyer surpassed four-year letterwinner Marc Hermann, who had 69 wins from 2012-16. Nebraska tennis legend Steven Jung, the Huskers' only All-American and NCAA Tournament runner-up in 1989, leads NU's all-time list with 114 career wins from 1986-89. 

Boyer's historic triumph was Nebraska's sole win of a tough match against Texas Tech. The Ham Lake, Minn., native defeated Mylnikov in straight sets, 7-6 (2), 6-2, to advance to a 9-1 record at No. 1 singles. This was Boyer's second win against a ranked opponent this season. 

Junior Micah Klousia won the second set of a hard-fought match against #115 Parker Wynn at No. 2 but fell short in three, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. Freshman William Gleason had a three-set thriller against Ilgiz Valiev at the No. 3 spot, but also dropped the match, 7-6, 5-7, 6-2. 

Sophomore Isaac Nortey, junior Chris Dean and sophomore Alvaro Moreno Lozano lost in straight sets at the No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 positions, respectively. Texas Tech won the doubles team point to close out the 6-1 victory. 

Results

Singles

1. Toby Boyer (NU) def. #114 Tommy Mylnikov (TTU) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

2. #115 Parker Wynn (TTU) def. Micah Klousia (NU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

3. Ilgiz Valiev (TTU) def. William Gleason (NU) 7-5, 6-7, 6-2

4. Bjorn Thomson (TTU) def. Isaac Nortey (NU) 6-2, 7-6

5. Franco Ribero (TTU) def. Chris Dean (NU) 6-4, 6-4

6. Jackson Cobb (TTU) def. Alvaro Moreno Lozano (NU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

1. #8 Bjorn Thomson/Parker Wynn (TTU) def. Toby Boyer/William Gleason (NU) 6-4

2. Jackson Cobb/Tommy Mylnikov (TTU) def. Micah Klousia/Chris Dean (NU) 6-4

3. Matheus Leite/Ilgiz Valiev (TTU) vs. Isaac Nortey/Jon Meyer (NU) 5-4, unfinished

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

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