LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Sophomore Hugo Ramadier scored an impressive win at No. 1 singles, but No. 66 UNLV swept doubles and won five singles matches in a 6-1 win over Northern Arizona Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas. UNLV, which also defeated Weber State on Sunday morning, moved to 2-1 while the Lumberjacks dropped to 2-1.
Ramadier faced Rebel sophomore Johannes Markel at No. 1 singles. After dropping the first set, 6-3, the NAU sophomore earned a 6-2 second-set win to force a third set. With the match already decided, the duo played a super tiebreaker, with Ramadier emerging with a 10-7 decision to earn the win. Lumberjack junior Josh Brown also forced a super tiebreaker at No. 6 but fell to UNLV's Willie Sublette, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7). The Rebels would get straight-set wins at the other-four singles positions, though Lumberjack senior David Flodberg forced a first-set tiebreak in a 7-6, 6-2 loss at No. 4.
Doubles play was also dominated by UNLV in winning all-three matches. NAU was closest at No. 1, where sophomore Patrick Schimmelbauer and junior Robin Pezzutto dropped an 8-4 match to UNLV's Mehdi Bouras and Bernard Schoeman.
The Lumberjacks are off until Friday, February 4, when they will play at Grand Canyon at 2 p.m.