Sophomore Chris Dean serving in his win against South Dakota State
Photo by Josh Wenger/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Sweep Jackrabbits

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln -- The Huskers were victorious once again in their second match of the day against South Dakota State. The Huskers closed out Saturday's doubleheader with two wins on the day winning 7-0 in their first match and 6-1 in their second session. 

In doubles play, senior Linus Erhart and junior Toby Boyer defeated Henrique Stemmer and Aiden DeBoer in the No. 1 spot 6-1. Freshmen duo William Grattan-Smith, and Isaac Nortey came out victorious against Elliot Ward and Marco Paulo Castro 6-2. Jon Meyer and Rok Krizaj fought hard, but ultimately fell short to Emerson Styles, and Chuck Tang 6-4. 

In singles, Boyer in the No. 2 position defeated Stemmer 6-1, 6-0. Grattan-Smith went up against Chuck Tang and won 6-2, 6-1. In the No. 4 spot Chris Dean swept Paulo Castro 6-0, 6-0. Erhart battled and came out victorious against Styles 6-3, 6-0. Nortey defeated Alex Reinke 6-1, 6-2. Finally, Rok Krizaj was bested by Martinez in the No. 6 position 6-0, 6-4.

The Huskers improved to 2-0 on the year, something that Associate Head Coach Fungai Tongoona was particularly excited about. "It's just about taking care of business," Fungai said. "This is a better start than last season, we started off 0-2, or 0-4. I think it's just guys taking care of business in practice. It shows, especially in the first match today, and if we continue to improve, I think good things will happen when we get to Big Ten play."

The Big Red are back in action Saturday Jan. 20 against in-state rival Creighton. The match is set for 5 p.m. at the Dillon Tennis Center. Admission to all home games is free. 

Doubles Results:

No. 1 Linus Erhart/ Toby Boyer (NEB) def. Henrique Stemmer/ Aiden DeBoer (SDSU) 6-1

No. 2 William Grattan-Smith/ Isaac Nortey (NEB) def. Elliot Ward/ Marco Paulo Castro (SDSU) 6-2

No. 3 Emerson Styles/ Chuck Tang (SDSU) def. Jon Meyer/ Rok Krizaj (NEB) 6-4

Order of Finish: 1,2,3

Singles Results:

No. 1 Linus Erhart (NEB) def. Emerson Styles (SDSU) 6-3, 6-0

No. 2 Toby Boyer (NEB) def. Henrique Stemmer (SDSU) 6-1, 6-0

No. 3 Isaac Nortey (NEB) def. Alex Reinke (SDSU) 6-1, 6-2

No. 4 Chris Dean (NEB) def. Marco Paulo Castro (SDSU) 6-0, 6-0

No. 5 William  Grattan-Smith (NEB) def. Chuck Tang (SDSU) 6-2, 6-1

No. 6 Carlos Martinez (SDSU) def. Rok Krizaj (NEB) 6-0, 6-4

Order of Finish: 2,5,4,1,3,6

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