Men’s tennis began its season this weekend when Nevada traveled to Eugene, Oregon to take on the Ducks. The Wolf Pack was ultimately defeated by Oregon 7-0, 6-1. The lone Nevada player who was able to get a victory was senior Moez Chargui. The Tunisia native was able to win his match 5-7, 6-0, 6-3. Nevada’s next match will be on Sunday when the Wolf Pack travel to California to take on UC Davis.
Nevada has played in four matches this season and has split the results 2-2 with wins over UC Riverside and North Texas and losses to Cal State Fullerton and New Mexico. The win against North Texas was especially satisfying due to the fact that the Eagles are ranked No. 70 in the country. The team is currently being paced by senior Sheila Smiley, who holds a 7-1 record and carries a three match-winning streak. The next match for the Wolf Pack will on Friday when the team travels south to take on Arizona.
Nevada alum wins Super Bowl ring
Former Nevada guard Chris Barker won his first Super Bowl as a member of the New England Patriots. Although Barker is a part of the practice squad and did not participate in the actual game Barker will still receive a ring. Barker went undrafted in the 2013 NFL draft after playing for the Wolf Pack from 2008-2012.
Barker becomes one of five Nevada players to win a Super Bowl joining the likes of Charles Mann who won three Super Bowls with the Redskins and 49ers, Frank Hawkins who won a Super Bowl with the Oakland Raiders in 1984 and two Cowboys Brock Marion and Derek Kennard who both won titles during Dallas’ dynasty in the 1990s.
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