RENO, Nev. - The Hornet men's tennis team traveled today to Reno to face non-conference opponent Nevada. Even though the match was hard fought, the Hornets fell, 6-1, to the Wolf Pack, who also participated in the Golden State Invitational just last weekend.
This is the third straight loss for the Hornets as the team now drops to 7-9 overall, while Nevada improves to 4-6.
The Hornets came out strong in doubles, with No. 1 duo of Mikus Losbergs and Dom Miller defeating their opponents easily 6-0. However, in the other two matches, the Hornets' No. 2 team of Hermont Legaspi and Donald Hall lost, 6-2, and No. 3 duo of Kasparas Zemaitelis and Christopher Clayton also fell, 6-2. Nevada took a 1-0 lead heading into singles.
Miller (No. 1) fought hard in the first set, falling in a tiebreaker 7-6, and eventually losing the second, 6-1. Losbergs (No. 2) played two very competitive sets, but couldn't come out on top falling 6-4, 6-4. Clayton (No. 5) had similar sets, eventually losing 6-4, 6-4.
Legaspi (No. 6) competed well, but eventually lost 6-3, 6-4. Louis Chabut (No. 4) had a bit of a tougher time with his opponent, falling 6-1, 6-2. The Hornets' lone win came at No. 3 where Zemaitelis rebounded taking the second set convincingly 6-1, after losing the first 7-6. He then came out on top in the third set super tiebreaker 10-6.
The Hornets' next opponent is Yale in Sacramento at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club tomorrow at 1 p.m.