Roeland Brateanu went three sets wth No. 77 Henner Nehles of UNLV at the No. 1 singles. The Utes fell 6-0 to the Rebels in their first conference match up.
April 4, 2004
LAS VEGAS - The University of Utah men's tennis team opened its Mountain West Conference season with a 6-0 loss to UNLV on Saturday, April 3 at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.
The Utes proved no match for the Rebels in singles, as they lost at all six positions. Competing at the No.1, senior Roeland Brateanu fell after three hard sets (6-7, 6-2, 6-4) to No. 77 Henner Nehles. Sophomore Tomasz Gryzb lost in straight set to Aviram Salomon at the No. 2. It took UNLV's Romain Massaro three sets to dispatch Utah freshman Miron Mann (4-6, 6-3, 6-3) at the No. 3 spot. At the No.4, Nick Coutts came up short in a close match against Joel Kielbowicz (6-3, 6-4). Freshman Jason Yap, playing at the No. 5, fared well but lost (6-3, 2-6, 6-0)to David DiMartino. Ryan Scott fought hard at the No. 6 but picked up a loss after three sets to Marko Blagojevic (6-7, 6-3, 6-1).
UNLV 6, Utah 0
DOUBLES: NOT PLAYED
SINGLES: 1. #77 Henner Nehles def. Roeland Brateanu 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 2. Aviram Salomon def. Tomasz Grzyb 6-3, 6-2 3. Romain Massaro def. Miron Mann 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 4. Joel Kielbowicz def. Nick Coutts 6-3, 6-4 5. David DiMartino def. Jason Yap 6-3, 2-6, 6-0 6. Marko Blagojevic def. Ryan Scott 6-7, 6-3, 6-1