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Huskers Defeat Bears, Fall to Mustangs

By NU Athletic Communications

Dallas, Texas -- The Nebraska men's tennis team (2-3, 0-0 Big Ten) defeated the Northern Colorado Bears (2-3, 0-0 Big Sky), 4-0, after losing to the SMU Mustangs (3-2, 0-0 AAC), 5-2 in a doubleheader at the SMU Tennis Complex on Saturday. The Huskers are set for their home debut against UMKC on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Dillon Tennis Center.

Sophomore Isaac Nortey and freshman William Gleason started off the match against the Bears with a 6-2 win over Kyle Pease/Tommy Smalley at the No. 1 spot. Shortly after, freshman Victor Moreno Lozano and junior Micah Klousia beat Adolfo Arroyo/Julian Kenzlers, 6-3 at the No. 2 position to give Nebraska a 1-0 lead.

In singles competition, senior Toby Boyer quickly knocked off Pease at the No. 1 spot, 6-1, 6-4. At No. 5, junior Chris Dean beat Alex Exsted also in straight sets, 7-6, 6-3, while freshman Victor Moreno Lozano defeated Arroyo, 7-6, 6-3 at No. 3 to extend NU's lead to 4-0 and secure the Husker win. Nortey, Gleason and Klousia all held a lead before the match was called.

Earlier on Saturday, SMU clinched the doubles point with a pair of quick wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots.

In singles play, Nortey earned his first singles win of the season in a three-set thriller against Michael Smith at the No. 6 spot, 4-6, 7-6 (0), 10-4. Junior Micah Klousia later knocked off Roberto Rosales at No. 2, also in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. 

The Mustangs picked up wins at No. 1, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 to close out the 5-2 victory.

Saturday's Results

SMU 5, Nebraska 2

Singles

1. #51 Carles Sarrio (SMU) def. Toby Boyer (NU) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 1-0 (10-5)

2. Micah Klousia (NU) def. Roberto Rosales (SMU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

3. Tomas Vaise (SMU) def. Victor Moreno Lozano (NU) 6-2, 6-1

4. Jan-Simon Vrbsky (SMU) def. Chris Dean (NU) 6-3, 6-2

5. Huntley Allen (SMU) def. William Gleason (NU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

6. Isaac Nortey (NU) def. Michael Smith (SMU) 4-6, 7-6 (7-0), 1-0 (10-4)

Doubles

1. Tomas Vaise/Jan-Simon Vrbsky (SMU) def. Toby Boyer/Micah Klousia (NU) 7-5

2. Carles Sarrio/Huntley Allen (SMU) def. Chris Dean/Isaac Nortey (NU) 6-2

3. William Gleason/Victor Moreno Lozano (NU) def. Andrew Buhelos/Avery Pennywell (SMU) 5-4

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

Nebraska 4, Northern Colorado 0

Singles

1. Toby Boyer (NU) def. Kyle Pease (NOCO) 6-1, 6-4

2. Julian Kenzlers (NOCO) vs. Micah Klousia (NU) 2-6, 7-5, 1-0, unfinished

3. Victor Moreno Lozano (NU) def. Adolfo Arroyo (NOCO) 7-6, 6-3

4. Nick Wade (NOCO) vs. William Gleason (NU) 5-7, 3-5, unfinished

5. Chris Dean (NU) def. Alex Ested (NOCO) 7-6, 6-3

6. Tommy Smalley (NOCO) vs. Isaac Nortey (NU) 4-6, 6-4, 1-4, unfinished

Doubles

1. Isaac Nortey/William Gleason (NU) def. Kyle Pease/Tommy Smalley (NOCO), 6-2

2. Victor Moreno Lozano/Micah Klousia (NU) def. Adolfo Arroyo/Julian Kenzlers (NOCO), 6-3

3. Nick Wade/Michael Krtizinger (NOCO) vs. Jon Meyer/Toby Boyer (NU) 3-5, unfinished

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

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