Tennis

Pack opens home stand with win over Idaho

25 Th11 2021 | 10:35

RENO, Nev. – Nevada opened its season-long, eight-match home stand in victorious fashion Thursday, rolling to a 6-1 victory over Idaho.

The win evened the Pack’s season record at 4-4, and was its third in the last four duals.

Isaac Nortey, Matheo Coupu, and Delmas N’Tcha reeled off quick singles victories at the Nos. 2, 6, and 1 positions, respectively, to clinch the match for Nevada. With the doubles point in hand, Nevada doubled its lead to 2-0 as Nortey claimed a win after his opponent, Idaho’s Althaf Dhaifullah, retired one game into the second set with Nortey up 6-4, 1-0.

Coupu and N’Tcha each dispatched their opponent in straight sets, with Coupu beating Vivek Ramesh, 6-1, 6-2, and N’Tcha posting a 6-2, 6-1 win over Francisco Bascon.

Ambroise Marchand (6-2, 6-3 over Alejandro Salvadror Civera) and Juan Batalla (6-1, 7-6 over Matteo Masala) grabbed the other singles wins for the Pack.

Nevada took the doubles point thanks to Nortey and Batalla’s 6-4 victory at No. 1 over Bascon and Masala, after the teams had split the Nos. 2 and 3 matches.

Nevada continues the weekend Saturday, hosting Saint Mary’s in a 12 p.m. dual.

Nevada 6, Idaho 1 results

Doubles
1. Batalla, Juan/Nortey, Isaac (NEV) def. Bascon, Francisco/Masala, Matteo (UI) 6-4
2. Dhaifullah, Althaf/Casino, Bruno (UI) def. Coupu, Matheo/Benn, Satchel (NEV) 6-2
3. Zisswiller, Loris/Campi, Benjamin (NEV) def. Salvador Civera, A./Asenov, Alex (UI) 6-2

Order of finish: 3, 2, 1

Singles
1. N’Tcha, Delmas (NEV) def. Bascon, Francisco (UI) 6-2, 6-1
2. Nortey, Isaac (NEV) def. Dhaifullah, Althaf (UI) 6-1, 1-0, retired
3. Batalla, Juan (NEV) def. Masala, Matteo (UI) 6-1, 7-6 (7-0)
4. Casino, Bruno (UI) def. Campi, Benjamin (NEV) 6-3, 6-4
5. Marchand, Ambroise (NEV) def. Salvador Civera, A. (UI) 6-2, 6-3
6. Coupu, Matheo (NEV) def. Ramesh, Vivek (UI) 6-1, 6-2

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