Restifo Falls in Singles Final at UNLV Tourney
Nov. 5, 2017
LAS VEGAS – San Diego State men’s tennis sophomore Arnaud Restifo (Nice, France) came up short in the singles final of the Larry Easley Memorial Championships on Sunday, falling to Max Cressy of UCLA in straight sets at Fertita Tennis Complex on the campus of UNLV.
After defeating two UCLA opponents on Saturday, Restifo, a transfer from Oklahoma, was unable to duplicate the feat in the title match against his third straight Bruin adversary, dropping a 6-1, 6-0 decision.
The doubles championship was an all-UNLV affair, with the tandem of Courtney Lock and Eric Samuelsson routing teammates Kevin Chau and Richard Solberg by an 8-1 count.
Samuelsson was also a winner in the consolation singles final, building a 5-0 lead over Northern Arizona’s Lucas Taylor, who ultimately retired.
This weekend’s event at UNLV was renamed in 2010 to honor the late Dr. Larry Easley, who passed away in 2005 due to illness after serving as the head coach of the Rebel men's program from 1992-2003.
San Diego State will compete in its final tournament of the semester next weekend at the LMU Fall Invitational, Nov. 6-8, in Los Angeles, California.
Larry Easley Championships
Singles – Main Draw Finals
Doubles – Main Draw Final
Singles – Consolation Finals