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Bouras reaches two finals in men’s tennis tourney

UNLV’s Mehdi Bouras reached the championship match in singles and doubles Saturday in the Rebel Classic at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

In singles, Bouras rallied past Arizona’s Andres Corrasco 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 to earn a shot at Cal Poly’s Andre Dome in today’s final.

In doubles, Bouras teamed with Luca Barlocchi to win two matches. In the semifinals, they beat Pacific’s Vegard Veskimagi and Fernando Ristow 8-4, and the UNLV duo will face Cal Poly’s Dome and Jordan Bridge in the final.

• SWIMMING AND DIVING — At Salt Lake City, UNLV split its meet against Utah, with the men’s team rolling 170-124 and the women’s squad coming up just short in a 149.5-148.5 setback.

The men won 12 of 16 events, led by Kier Maitland (500- and 1,000-yard freestyle) and Andrew Morrell (100, 200 breaststroke). The Rebels also won the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay.

On the women’s side, UNLV led by six going into the meet-ending 400 free relay, but Utah won the event to edge the Rebels.

Brittany Ozer won the 100 backstroke and the 500 freestyle for UNLV.

• VOLLEYBALL — At Salt Lake City, Utah swept UNLV 25-16, 25-19, 26-24 in a Mountain West Conference match.

Kelsey Keeler led the Rebels (6-14, 4-8 MWC) with nine kills and nine digs, and Cursty Jackson had eight kills.

• CROSS COUNTRY — At Orem, Utah, UNLV finished last in the nine-team Mountain West Conference Championships, totaling 210 points.

Bailey Kuestermeyer led the Rebels, taking 31st on the 6-kilometer course in 22 minutes, 57 seconds. Brigham Young’s Cecily Lemmon won in 20:47.

New Mexico took the team title with 24 points, followed by BYU with 45.

• WOMEN’S SOCCER — At Albuquerque, N.M., after a scoreless first half, UNLV gave up two goals in an eight-minute stretch, losing to New Mexico 2-0 in the regular-season finale.

The loss ended the season for the Rebels (5-9-5, 1-5-1 Mountain West), who needed a win and some help to reach the conference tournament.

UNLV’s Alicia Lugo finished with nine saves to end her career as the conference’s all-time saves leader with 329, passing the previous record of 327, held by New Mexico’s Kristen Winters (2001 to 2005).

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