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Cal Poly Men’s Tennis Knocks Off UNLV Friday, 4-1

Cal Poly Men’s Tennis Knocks Off UNLV Friday, 4-1

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Sophomore Alex Stater (pictured) had the match-clinching singles win as the Cal Poly men's tennis team took down UNLV 4-1 Friday.

In a match that was originally supposed to be played at noon at Mustang Tennis Complex, ended up starting at 6 p.m. at the Avila Bay Club because of the rain.

The Mustangs (4-5) started off strong; taking the doubles point after wins by the No. 1 pairing of seniors Josh Ortlip and Dominic Bechard, 6-3 and the No. 3 pair of junior Antoine Noel and freshman Gary Vardanyan, 7-5.

Bechard and Ortlip are now 2-0 since becoming a doubles pair.

After the Rebels (8-2) tied things up with a win at No. 5 singles, Ortlip regained the lead for Cal Poly with a 7-5, 7-6 (2) win at the No. 1 position.

Noel then followed with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles to give the Mustangs a 3-1 lead.

Stater sealed the deal shortly after with a 7-6 (0), 7-6 (2) win at the No. 4 spot to earn Cal Poly its second home win of the season.

Ortlip, Noel, and Stater are all tied for the second on the team in singles wins with five apiece.

The Mustangs will play the third of their current five-match homestand Sunday when they host the University of Denver at noon from Mustang Tennis Complex.