Utah State Men's Tennis Drops Close Match To Montana State, 4-3, Sunday
Feb. 2, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's men's tennis team (2-4, 0-0 MW) fell just short of a late rally, as it lost to the Montana State Bobcats, 4-3, Sunday at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club.
In doubles play, the duo of freshman Dennis Baumgartner and junior Marcus Fritz started the day off with a 6-2 win over MSU's Diego Campos and Markus Schleuter in the first position. However, the next two matches came down to the last point, and the Aggies fell just short of capturing the doubles point.
In the third doubles position, junior Sean Levesque and senior Andrew Whiting lost 6-5 to Kenny Dodd and Javier Martin Morales, while the tandem of junior Matt Sweet and freshman Sebastian Schneider fell just short against Niklas Brandes and Harry James, 6-5 in the second doubles position.
Montana State followed up its doubles point by claiming the first singles point, as Martin-Morales defeated Fritz in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, in the No. 2 spot. Shortly after, however, Peterson swept Schleuter, 6-1, 6-5, in the No. 3 spot, while Schneider defeated Campos 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 4 spot to even up the dual match score at 2-2.
Baumgartner then gave the Aggies the lead when he beat Brandes, 6-5, 3-6, 6-4, in a thrilling three set match at the No. 1 spot.
Whiting fell to James at the No. 5 spot, 6-3, 6-1, to set up a winner-take-all match between Cosmai and Dodd at the No. 6 spot. After Dodd took the first set, Cosmai stormed back and took the second, forcing a match-deciding third set. Cosmai went down 3-0 early, only to take the next two points. However, the comeback came up just short, and Cosmai fell to Dodd, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.
The Aggies' next match is at home against Seattle on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club. First serve is set for 11 a.m.
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RESULTS: Montana State 4 - Utah State 3 Singles