Huskers Fall Short to No. 30 Nittany Lions, 4-3
Lincoln, Neb. -- The Nebraska men's tennis team (9-13, 1-6 Big Ten) fell just short to the Penn State Nittany Lions (15-6, 5-2 Big Ten), 4-3, on Sunday afternoon at the Dillon Tennis Center.
Junior Chris Dean and sophomore Isaac Nortey started off doubles play with a quick 6-0 win over Alp
As both matches finished, Boyer and Gleason went up 5-4 over No. 8 Constant De La Bassetiere/Gabriel Nemeth, who
In singles competition, Lieb quickly knocked off Nortey at the No. 5 spot, 6-0, 6-3, as Klousia earned his first win over a ranked opponent this season with a major 6-3, 6-4, upset over No. 95 Lakoseljac at No. 2.
No. 93 Boyer fell short to No. 31 De La Bassetiere, 6-3, 6-4, for only his fifth loss on the season -- Boyer holds a 14-5 spring record, including a 4-4 mark against ranked players.
Victor Moreno dropped the first set by a 6-4 margin against Antonopoulos at the No. 4 spot, but the Husker freshman came back to win the second, also by 6-4. Moreno struggled in a tough third set from start to finish, and Antonopoulos clinched the match for the Nittany Lions, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.
Nebraska will travel to Indiana next weekend to finish off its Big Ten road campaign. The Huskers take on the Hoosiers on Saturday, April 13, and the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday, April 14 -- both matches will start at 11 a.m. CT (Noon ET).
1. #31 Constant De La Basse (PSU) def. #93 Toby Boyer (NU) 6-3, 6-4
2. Micah Klousia (NU) def. #95 Christian Lakoseljac (PSU) 6-3, 6-4
3. William Gleason (NU) def. Gabriel Nemeth (PSU) 6-2, 1-6, 7-5
5. Ben Lieb (PSU) def. Isaac Nortey (NU) 6-0, 6-3
Penn State 15-6; National ranking #30
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,2,1,6,3,4)