Jan. 12, 2013
PROVO, Utah - Utah State men's tennis opened its spring season with a a 7-0 loss at BYU Saturday, as the Aggies managed only winning one doubles match.
In doubles play, senior Sven Poslusny and partner sophomore Marcus Fritz won the only match for Utah State at the No.1 spot playing against Spencer Smith and Travis Filmore of BYU, 8-7 (8-6). Sophomores Matt Sweet and Sean Levesque played in the No. 2 spot falling to Patrick Kawaka and Francis Sargeant, 8-4. Juniors Brandon Nielsen and Fredrik Peterson played BYU's Keaton Cullimore and John Pearce in the No. 3 spot and were defeated, 8-4.
In singles action, Poslusny lost at the No. 1 spot to Kawaka in straight sets (6-3, 6-1). BYU's Smith took down Fritz in straight sets (6-4, 6-0) at the No. 2 spot, and Petersen was defeated by Cullimore in straight sets (6-1, 6-3) at the No. 3 spot. Seargent defeated Sweet in straight sets (6-2, 6-1) at the No. 4 spot, and Lovesque fell to Pearce in straight sets (6-1, 6-1) at the No. 5 spot. In the No. 6 spot, Curran Wearmouth was defeated by Andrey Goryachkov in straight sets (6-1, 6-1).
Utah State travels to Pocatello on Thursday, Jan. 17 to take on Idaho State. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m. The Aggies first home match will be on Saturday, Feb. 2 when they host Weber State at 12 p.m.
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BYU 7, Utah State 0
1. Patrick Kawaka (BYU) def. Sven Poslusny (USU) - 6-3, 6-1
2. Spencer Smith (BYU) def. Marcus Fritz (USU) - 6-4, 6-0
3. Keaton Cullimore (BYU) def. Fredrik Peterson (USU) - 6-1, 6-3
4. Francis Sergeant (BYU) def. Matt Sweet (USU) - 6-2, 6-1
5. John Pearce (BYU) def. Sean Lovesque (USU) - 6-1, 6-1
6. Andrey Goryachkov (BYU) def. Curran Wearmouth (USU) - 6-1, 6-1
1. Sven Poslusny/Marcus Fritz (USU) def. Spencer Smith/Travis Filmore (BYU), 8-7 (8-6)
2. Patrick Kawaka/Francis Sergeant (BYU) def. Matt Sweet/Sean Lovesque (USU), 8-4
3. Keaton Cullimore/John Pearce (BYU) def. Brandon Nielsen/Fredrik Peterson (USU), 8-4
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