Richard Solberg and Clayton Alenik each won in singles and were part of a doubles victory Sunday in helping UNLV open its dual-match men’s tennis season by beating Portland 4-3 at Fertitta Tennis Complex.
The Rebels (1-0) swept the three doubles matches, and five of the six singles matches went to three sets. Freshman Tom Ciszewski clinched the outcome with a 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-2 win over Leo Hibi at No. 6. The Pilots (1-3) won three singles matches.
Solberg downed Nick Oberg 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 at No. 3 singles and teamed with Zach Garner to beat Oberg and Hibi 6-2 at No. 3 doubles. Alenik beat Issa Yoshida 7-5, 7-6 (3) at No. 5 singles and teamed with Eric Samuelsson to top Sema Pankin and Yoshida 6-3 at No. 1 doubles.
Jordan Sauer and Olle Thestrup teamed to edge Tom Hann and Eleftherios Neos 7-5 at No. 2 doubles.
At Malibu, Calif., Izumi Asano and Samantha Li each won in singles and were part of a doubles victory to help the Rebels (1-1) to a 4-2 triumph over Oregon (1-2) in an ITA Kick-Off Weekend consolation match.
Asano downed Paiton Wagner 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3 singles and teamed with Connie Li to beat Wagner and Allison Mulville 6-4 at No. 2 doubles. Samantha Li beat Taryn Fujimori 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6 singles and teamed with Alex Kalachova to down Deniela Nasser and Fujimori 6-0 at No. 3 doubles.
En-Pei Huang beat Raifanty Kahfiani 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 at No. 4 singles.