Reiff Lone Winner as Men’s Tennis Falls to No. 75 UNLV, 6-1

Reiff Lone Winner as Men’s Tennis Falls to No. 75 UNLV, 6-1

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Sophomore Andrew Reiff improved to 3-0 on the season in singles play as Northern Arizona lost its first match of the season, 6-1, to No. 75 UNLV on Friday in Las Vegas. The Lumberjacks dropped to 2-1 while UNLV, which also beat Utah State on Friday, moved to 2-1.

Reiff, the defending Big Sky Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, continued his early-season success with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over UNLV’s Matthew Kunkel at No. 2 singles. At No. 4, freshman Hugo Ramadier claimed the first set before falling to the Rebels’ Johannes Markel in a third-set tiebreak 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6). Junior David Flodberg also won his first set before falling 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 5.

The Lumberjacks were swept in doubles, though Ramadier and freshman Kevin Taylor came close at No. 2 in an 8-7 (8-4) loss to Kunkel and Attila Toth.

“I like what the guys showed today. Making the altitude adjustment and playing on slower courts presented its problems,” assistant coach Rich Paulosky said. “We played well, but didn’t have enough consistency to beat a very good UNLV team. Tomorrow is another day and we’re excited to see what we can do against Utah State.”

Northern Arizona will face the Aggies, who dropped to 1-3 with a 7-0 loss to UNLV Friday morning, on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Las Vegas.