Posted: Feb 08, 2020
LAS VEGAS – Santa Clara men's tennis lost both of the final two matches in three sets, falling to UNLV 5-2 in a tightly contested match at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on Saturday.
Trailing 3-2, Arthur Neuhaus battled Alex Kobelt on court one with Mann Shah duking it out against Jordan Sauer on court three to push both matches to three sets.
However, both UNLV (6-0) players came up on top with Kobelt defeating Neuhaus 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to clinch the match. Sauer outlasted Shah 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(4) to give the Rebels a 5-2 win.
Santa Clara (2-5) got off to a good start picking up the doubles point on Shah and Cmager's win over Anton Ornberg and Jackson Atherton 7-6(5) at number three, following Vasileios Iliopoulos and Neuhaus' victory over Kobelt and Sauer 6-4 at number one.
The Rebels turned things around in singles play winning five of six with the lone Bronco win coming from Iliopoulos on court four over Tom Ciszewski 6-2, 6-4.
After seven straight matches on the road, Santa Clara hosts their first home match of the season against Sacramento State on Saturday. First serve at 2 p.m.