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Tyler Mercier picked up a No. 1 singles win against Parker Lawley, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Courtesy: Omaha Athletics

Jackrabbits Defeat Mavericks, 5-2

Courtesy: Omaha Athletics
         
Release: April 09, 2014

Omaha, Neb. - The Omaha men's tennis team fell to South Dakota State, 5-2 on Wednesday afternoon at the Hanscom Brandeis Tennis Center.

Omaha falls to 6-13 and 1-3 in the Summit League with the loss while the Jackrabbits improve to 14-6 and 1-1 overall in the Summit League. 

South Dakota State won all three doubles matches to win the doubles point, before taking four of the six singles matches. 

At No. 1, Parker Lawley and Andrea Boglic defeated Adam Dockery and Eric McKnight, 8-3 while Tyler Merceier and Nathan Greteman fell to Mateus Moreira and Gary Notkin, 8-5 at No. 2. The No. 3 doubles match saw Lucas Pereira and Henrique Pereira defeating Colin Buckley and James McManus, 8-4. 

Mercier and Dockery were able to bounce back in singles play, winning the Nos. 1 and 2 singles matches, respectively. Mercier outlasted Lawley, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 while Dockery defeated Boglic, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Other singles matches saw McKnight fall to Lovro Curcija, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 and Buckley was defeated by Henrique Pereira, 6-1, 6-3 at No. 4. Mateus Moreira topped James McManus, 7-6 (6-3), 6-3 at No. 5, while Erik Anderson fell to Notkin, 4-6, 7-5, 10-8.

Omaha will conclude Summit League action tomorrow against IUPUI at the Koch Family Tennis Center. First serve is set for 10 a.m., and will be the last home match for senior Eric McKnight

Singles competition
1. Tyler Mercier (NO) def. Lawley, Parker (SDSUM) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
2. Adam Dockery (NO) def. Boglic, Andrea (SDSUM) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. Curcija, Lovro (SDSUM) def. Eric McKnight (NO) 6-1, 6-2
4. Pereira, Henrique (SDSUM) def. Colin Buckley (NO) 6-1, 6-3
5. Moreira, Mateus (SDSUM) def. James McManus (NO) 7-6 (6-3), 6-3
6. Notkin, Gary (SDSUM) def. Erik Anderson (NO) 4-6, 7-5, 10-8

 

Doubles competition
1. Lawley, Parker/Boglic, Andrea (SDSUM) def. Adam Dockery/Eric McKnight (NO) 8-3
2. Moreira, Mateus/Notkin, Gary (SDSUM) def. Tyler Mercier/Nathan Greteman (NO) 8-5
3. Pereira, Lucas/Pereira, Henrique (SDSUM) def. Colin Buckley/James McManus (NO) 8-4
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