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Cal Poly Men’s Tennis Downs Nevada Friday, 4-1 For Fourth Straight Win

Cal Poly Men’s Tennis Downs Nevada Friday, 4-1 For Fourth Straight Win

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The Cal Poly men's tennis program won its fourth consecutive match Friday, beating Nevada 4-1 to finish its five-match home stand with a 4-1 record.

The Wolfpack (6-4) won the doubles point to start the day. They won at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions to take the point.

However, once singles began the Mustangs (7-5) turned it on. Senior Josh Ortlip got things started for Cal Poly with a dominant 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles to tie the score at 1-1. He improves his record to 7-4 so far this season.

Sophomore Alex Stater (pictured) followed suit shortly thereafter with a 6-3, 6-3 victory at the No. 4 position to give the Mustangs a 2-1 lead. The win is the fifth in a row for Stater and moves his record to 8-3, tied for the most singles wins on the team.

Sophomore Roman Shenkiryk then notched his second singles win of the year with a 6-3, 6-4 win at the No. 6 spot to extend Cal Poly's lead to 3-1.

The match was later clinched by freshman Gary Vardanyan after he won in three sets at the No. 3 position, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. The win improves his record to 8-1, tying him with Stater for the most singles wins on the team.

Cal Poly now takes to the road looking to extend its four-match winning streak. The Mustangs will face New Mexico on Sunday before traveling to Utah State on Wednesday.