Stockton, Calif.- The Tigers got off to a slow start in the doubles competitions against the Wolfpack. After having not played for two weeks, the Tigers needed time to settle back into their niche. While the Tigers only secured one doubles match and yielded the doubles point to Nevada, the Tigers remained eager to dominate in the singles match play.
The singles brought about a spark of inspiration for the Tigers as they battled it out against each member of the wolfpack to post a win for the Tigers. Pacific went five of six in the singles matches to confidently claim the match with a final match score of 5-2.
At the conclusion of the match, Director of Tennis and Head Men's Tennis Coach Ryan Redondo stated, " Very proud of the team. We haven't competed in two weeks and it showed in the doubles. Playing without one of our top players (Sem Verbeek) showed some courage out of the team to pull out a victory against dangerously talented Nevada."
The Tigers are now 12-5, 2-0 in the Big West Conference, 6-1 at home while the visiting Wolfpack are 8-9 and 4-6 while on the road. The Tigers now prepare to face Cal Poly on April 13th in their next conference match of the season.
1. Moez Echargui/Quentin Mege (NEV) def. Denis Stolyarov/Alex Golding (PAC) 9-8(4)
2. Andrew Poustie/Fernando Sunago (NEV) def. Alex Hamilton/Ben Mirkin (PAC) 8-6
3. Daniel Alameh/Erik Cederwall (PAC) def. Robert Allan/Philip Hinojosa (NEV) 8-4
1. Moez Echargui (NEV) def. Alex Golding (PAC) 6-2, 7-5
2. Denis Stolyarov (PAC) def. Quentin Mege (NEV) 6-3, 6-3
3. Daniel Alameh (PAC) def. Fernando Sunago (NEV) 6-2, 2-6, 6-0
4. Ben Mirkin (PAC) def. Andrew Poustie (NEV) 7-6(8), 6-4
5. Alex Hamilton (PAC) def. Robert Allan (NEV) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
6. Erik Cederwall (PAC) def. Ryan Andrada (NEV) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
Final Score: Pacific 5, Nevada 2