Photo by Stephanie Carpenter/Nebraska Communications

Nebraska Grabs First Win of the Season

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb.-- The Huskers were back in action at the Dillon Tennis Center against the UMKC Kangaroos on Saturday. With a close game coming down to the point of the last match, the Huskers took the win for the first time this season.

The Huskers started doubles play with three neck in neck matches. Toby Boyer and Jon Meyer played in the No. 3 spot against Vinh Pham and Daniel Izadifar to come out on top, 6-4. Finishing second, was Dylan Bednarczyk and Chris Dean who beat the Roos 6-4. After a tight match between the No. 2 spot, Michal Klousia and David Samardzija took the point against UMKC, 7-5. The Huskers recieved the doubles match point for the game.

In singles, Toby Boyer started the action in the No. 2 spot and defeated Uldis Gaismins with a 6-4, 6-4 match score. Tomislav Antoljak faught hard against Amaury Navette but unfortunately the point went to UMKC, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1. Samardzija also pushed hard against the Roos but fell, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. Micah Klousia played a great game, defeating Vinh Pham, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. With such a close game, the pressure was on the No.1 and No. 4 spot. In the No. 4 spot, Chris Dean played a close game ending with Tom Kruse defeating Dean, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. The last point came down to Dylan Bednarczyk and Airam Castellano. After a neck-in-neck neck match, Bednarczyk came out on top, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2. 

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will be back in action at the Dillon Tennis Center on Thursday March 2, at 4 p.m to take on the Creighton Bluejays.

Doubles Results 
No. 1 Dylan Bednarczyk/Chris Dean (NEB) def. Uldis Gaismins/Amaury Navette (UMKC) 6-4 
No. 2 Micah Klousia/David Samardzija (NEB) def. Airam Castellano/Tom Kruse (UMKC) 7-5
No. 3 Toby Boyer/Jon Meyer (NEB) def. Vinh Pham/Daniel Izadifar  (UMKC) 6-4

Order of Finish: 3,1,2 

Singles Results 
No. 1 Dylan Bednarczyk (NEB) def. Airam Castellano (UMKC) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.
No. 2 Toby Boyer (NEB) def. Uldis Gaismins (UMKC) 6-4, 6-1
No. 3 Amaury Navette (UMKC) def. Tomislav Antoljak (NEB) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 Tom Kruse (UMKC) def. Chris Dean (NEB) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
No. 5 Micah Klousia (NEB) def. Vinh Pham (UMKC) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
No. 6 Daniel Izadifar (UMKC) def. David Samardzija (NEB) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3

Order of Finish: 2, 3, 6, 5, 4, 1


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