Huskers Sweep Mavs, 4-0
Lincoln, Neb. -- Following a hard-fought 4-3 win over Denver on Saturday, the Nebraska men's tennis team (5-4, 0-0 Big Ten) knocked off its in-state rivals Omaha (2-6, 0-0 Summit), 4-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Dillon Tennis Center.
Nebraska will finish off its three-match weekend this evening with another rivalry clash -- the Huskers are set to play Creighton at 5 p.m. CT.
The Huskers won its second-straight match to go over .500 for the first time this season, as they move to 34-7 all-time against the Mavericks.
In doubles play, senior Toby Boyer and freshman William Gleason won a quick one over Abdoul Ouattara and Davis Lawley, 6-2 at the No. 1 position. Juniors Micah Klousia and Chris Dean dropped the No. 2 match to Nathan Reekie/Razvan Grigorescu, 6-1, as Victor Moreno Lozano and Isaac Nortey continued a decisive match at No. 3 against Matt Dunn/Ethan Henry.
Victor Moreno and Nortey came back from a 3-5 deficit to win in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (2) to give Nebraska a 1-0 lead in the match.
Fueled by their doubles win, Victor Moreno and Nortey started off singles play with quick wins at the No. 3 and No. 5 spots. Victor Moreno overcame Davis Lawley, 6-3, 6-4 to pick up his fifth win of the season, while Nortey beat Hugo Piles Ballester, 6-4, 6-4 in his first match at No. 5 on the season.
Klousia finished off the match with a 6-3, 6-4 upset over Razvan Grigorescu at the No. 2 position to give Nebraska the 4-0 win.
Sophomore Alvaro Moreno Lozano held a 6-4, 6-5 lead over Ethan Henry Dunn at No. 6, while Boyer was up 6-2, 6-6 against Abdoul Ouattara at No. 1 when the match was called. Gleason won his first set but lost the second, 6-2, 4-6 at the No. 3 position.
1. Toby Boyer (NU) vs. Abdoul Ouattara (UNO) 6-2, 6-6, unfinished
2. Micah Klousia (NU) def. Razvan Grigorescu (UNO) 6-3, 6-4
3. William Gleason (NU) vs. Nathan Reekie (UNO) 6-2, 4-6, unfinished
4. Victor Moreno Lozano (NU) def. Davis Lawley (UNO) 6-3, 6-4
5. Isaac Nortey (NU) def. Hugo Piles Ballester (UNO) 6-4, 6-4
6. Alvaro Moreno Lozano (NU) vs. Ethan Henry (UNO) 6-4, 6-5, unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,4,2)