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Huskers Bounce Back With Sweep of Rattlers, 4-0

By NU Athletic Communications

Tallahassee, Fla. -- The Nebraska men’s tennis team (1-2, 0-0 Big Ten) earned its first win of the season against the Florida A&M Rattlers (0-3, 0-0 MEAC), 4-0, at the Florida State Spring Invitational on Sunday in Tallahassee.

Sophomore Isaac Nortey and freshman William Gleason defeated Rodney Sturgis/Robert Haydon, 6-1 at the No. 2 spot, while senior Jon Meyer and sophomore Alvaro Moreno Lozano won the No. 3 match by forfeit to give NU the doubles point. 

In singles play, Gleason quickly knocked off Robert Haydon with a 6-2, 6-1 upset at No. 3. 

Meyer then defeated Rodney Sturgis, 6-0, 6-3 at No. 4, while Alvaro Moreno won the No. 5 match by forfeit to close out the 4-0 Husker win. 

NU concluded the invite in seventh place, as hosts Florida State won the tournament with a 4-0 victory over Florida Atlantic in the championship match on Sunday afternoon. 

The Huskers will keep practicing for a couple of weeks before returning to action in a doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Dallas, Texas. NU will take on SMU at 1 p.m. CT and Northern Colorado at 5 p.m. CT.

Sunday's Results

Nebraska 4, Florida A&M 0


1. Toby Boyer (NU) vs. Illya Skonny (FAMU) 6-3, 5-2, unfinished

2. Chris Dean (NU) vs. Luis Alejandra (FAMU) 6-3, 4-1, unfinished

3. William Gleason (NU) def. Robert Haydon (FAMU) 6-2, 6-1

4. Jon Meyer (NU) def. Rodney Sturgis (FAMU) 6-0, 6-3

5. Alvaro Moreno Lozano (NU) def. No player (FAMU), by forfeit

6. No player (FAMU) vs. No player (NU) no result


1. Toby Boyer/Micah Klousia (NU) vs. Luis Alejandra/Illya Skonny (FAMU) 1-4, unfinished

2. Isaac Nortey/William Gleason (NU) def. Rodney Sturgis/Robert Haydon (FAMU) 6-1

3. Jon Meyer/Alvaro Moreno Lozano (NU) def. No player/No player (FAMU), by forfeit

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


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