Husker men's tennis beats Creighton and Omaha
Nebraska men's tennis beats Omaha and Creighton on Sunday, improving to 6-4 overall. WATCH:
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NU Beats Creighton for Third Straight Win
Lincoln, Neb. -- The Nebraska men's tennis (6-4, 0-0 Big Ten) completed its three-win weekend sweep with a 4-2 triumph over Creighton (2-6, 0-1 Big East) on Sunday evening at the Dillon Tennis Center. The Huskers had previously defeated Denver, 4-3, on Saturday and Omaha, 4-0, earlier on Sunday.
NU has hosted Creighton every year since 2007, winning all 13 matches since then. The Huskers advanced to 42-2 all-time against the Bluejays.
Freshman William Gleason picked up his fourth win of the season in a 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Armando Gandini at the No. 3 spot for Nebraska's first win of the night, as the Bluejays had earned the doubles team point earlier in the evening.
Senior Toby Boyer extended his winning streak to four in a row -- and a 6-1 spring record -- after beating Nick Campbell, 6-1, 6-4 at the No. 1 position.
Victor Moreno Lozano gave Nebraska a 3-2 lead after knocking off Daniel Lopez-Rey at No. 4 in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Victor Moreno is now 6-3 in the spring, and holds a 14-9 record in 2018-19.
Junior Micah Klousia, who advanced to 4-2 in his spring campaign, earned a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 win over Stratton Brown to close out the 4-2 Husker victory.
In doubles competition, Boyer and Gleason notched a 6-4 win over Brown and Mease at No. 1, while Victor Moreno and Nortey fell short to Campbell and Lopez-Rey, 6-2 at the No. 2 spot. Senior Jon Meyer and Klousia lost a tough 7-5 match to Moorhead/Gandini at No. 3 that gave Creighton the doubles team point.
The Huskers will practice in the next couple of weeks before traveling to Des Moines, Iowa, for a doubleheader at Drake University on Saturday, Feb. 23. The Huskers will take on the North Dakota Fighting Hawks at 9 a.m. CT before playing the Drake Bulldogs at 6 p.m. CT that day.
1. Toby Boyer (NU) def. Nick Campbell (CU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Micah Klousia (NU) def. Stratton Brown (CU) 6-4, 6-4
3. William Gleason (NU) def. Armando Gandini (CU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Victor Moreno Lozano (NU) def. Daniel Lopez-Rey (CU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Isaac Nortey (NU) vs. Jose Oscar Diaz (CU) 4-6, 6-0, 4-1, unfinished
6. Mac Mease (CU) def. Alvaro Moreno Lozano (NU) 6-1, 6-0
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,3,1,4,2)
Huskers Sweep Mavs, 4-0
Lincoln, Neb. -- Following a hard-fought 4-3 win over Denver on Saturday, the Nebraska men's tennis team (5-4, 0-0 Big Ten) knocked off its in-state rivals Omaha (2-6, 0-0 Summit), 4-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Dillon Tennis Center.
Nebraska will finish off its three-match weekend this evening with another rivalry clash -- the Huskers are set to play Creighton at 5 p.m. CT.
The Huskers won its second-straight match to go over .500 for the first time this season, as they move to 34-7 all-time against the Mavericks.
In doubles play, senior Toby Boyer and freshman William Gleason won a quick one over Abdoul Ouattara and Davis Lawley, 6-2 at the No. 1 position. Juniors Micah Klousia and Chris Dean dropped the No. 2 match to Nathan Reekie/Razvan Grigorescu, 6-1, as Victor Moreno Lozano and Isaac Nortey continued a decisive match at No. 3 against Matt Dunn/Ethan Henry.
Victor Moreno and Nortey came back from a 3-5 deficit to win in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (2) to give Nebraska a 1-0 lead in the match.
Fueled by their doubles win, Victor Moreno and Nortey started off singles play with quick wins at the No. 3 and No. 5 spots. Victor Moreno overcame Davis Lawley, 6-3, 6-4 to pick up his fifth win of the season, while Nortey beat Hugo Piles Ballester, 6-4, 6-4 in his first match at No. 5 on the season.
Klousia finished off the match with a 6-3, 6-4 upset over Razvan Grigorescu at the No. 2 position to give Nebraska the 4-0 win.
Sophomore Alvaro Moreno Lozano held a 6-4, 6-5 lead over Ethan Henry Dunn at No. 6, while Boyer was up 6-2, 6-6 against Abdoul Ouattara at No. 1 when the match was called. Gleason won his first set but lost the second, 6-2, 4-6 at the No. 3 position.
1. Toby Boyer (NU) vs. Abdoul Ouattara (UNO) 6-2, 6-6, unfinished
2. Micah Klousia (NU) def. Razvan Grigorescu (UNO) 6-3, 6-4
3. William Gleason (NU) vs. Nathan Reekie (UNO) 6-2, 4-6, unfinished
4. Victor Moreno Lozano (NU) def. Davis Lawley (UNO) 6-3, 6-4
5. Isaac Nortey (NU) def. Hugo Piles Ballester (UNO) 6-4, 6-4
6. Alvaro Moreno Lozano (NU) vs. Ethan Henry (UNO) 6-4, 6-5, unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,4,2)