Huskers Notch Win Over Denver
Lincoln, Neb. -- The Nebraska men's tennis continued it's impressive start and improved to 8-1 on the season with a win over Denver. The Huskers dropped only their second doubles point of the season but shined in singles play to seal the victory.
In doubles play, in the No. 3 position, Dylan Bednarczyk and Chris Dean made quick work of their opponent defeating Eric Morris and Sean Huynh 6-1. Frehsmen duo Isaac Nortey and William Grattan-Smith fell to Pedro Fernandez and Mattia Ros in a hard fought match 6-4. In the No. 1 position Toby Boyer and Linus Erhart fell in a hard fought match to Jesse Ruder-Hook and Matt Summers 6-6 (10-8) to lose the doubles point for the Huskers.
In singles play, Erhart defeated Morris 6-2, 7-6 in the No. 3 position and reamins undefeated in spring play. Dean easily defeated Wyatt Lovera in the No. 6 position 6-2, 6-3. In the No. 1 position Boyer continues to stay perfect in spring play with two close matches but coming out on top against Ros 7-5, 7-6. Nortey sealed the win for the Huskers with a victory over Ruder-Hook 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Bednarczyk fell to Summers in two close sets 7-6, 6-4 in the No. 2 position. Grattan-Smith ultimately fell to Ignatius Castelino 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to round out singles play for the Huskers.
The Huskers will be back in action Saturday, March 3 for a match against Northern Illinois at 6 p.m. at the Dillon Tennis Center, then hit the road for two matches in Wichita, Kansas against Wichita State on March 9, and New Mexico on March 10.
1. Ruder-Hook/ Summers (DEN) def. Boyer/ Erhart 6-6 (10-8)
2. Fernandez/ Ros (DEN) def. Nortey/ Grattan-Smith (NEB) 6-4
3. Bednarczyk/ Dean (NEB) def. Morris/ Huynh (NEB) 6-1
Order of Finish: 3,2,1
1. Toby Boyer (NEB) def. Mattia Ros (DEN) 7-5, 7-6
2. Matt Summers (DEN) def. Dylan Bednarczyk (NEB) 7-6, 6-4
3. Linus Erhart (NEB) def. Eric Morris (DEN) 6-2, 7-6
4. Ignatius Castelino (DEN) def. William Grattan-Smith 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
5. Isaac Nortey (NEB) def. Jesse Ruder-Hook (DEN) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
6. Chris Dean (NEB) def. Wyatt Lovera (DEN) 6-2, 6-3
Order of Finish: 3,6,1,5,2,1