Feb. 16, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men's tennis posted a 1-1 dual record as it defeated Mesa State, 7-0, and lost to Idaho, 7-0, Saturday at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club in Logan.
In its first match of the day against Western Athletic Conference foe Idaho, Utah State lost all six of its singles matches in straight sets. Senior Sven Poslusny fell to Dmitry Perevoshchikov at the No. 1 position (6-3, 6-4). Junior Fredrick Peterson was defeated by Abid Akbar in straight sets at the No. 2 position (6-2, 6-3). Sophomore Matt Sweet fell to Marius Cirstea in straight sets at the No. 3 position (6-4, 6-1). Sophomore Curran Wearmouth was defeated by Ceasar Torres in straight sets at the No. 4 position (6-3, 6-0). Sophomore Sean Levesque fell to Cristobal Ramos in straight sets at the No. 5 position (7-5, 6-0). And junior Brandon Nielsen was taken down by Ivan Krijanto in straight sets at the No. 6 position (6-4, 6-2).
In doubles action, Idaho won all three matches claiming the point. In the first position, Poslusny and Fritz were defeated by Akbar and Cirsea, 8-2. At the second position, Levesque and Peterson fell to Ramos and Bendeck, 8-4. And at the third position, Andrew Whiting and Sweet were defeated by Perevoshchikov and Krijanto, 8-2.
In its second match of the day against Mesa State, Utah State won five of the six singles matches in straight sets. At the No. 1 spot, Poslusny took down Jordan Lyden in straight sets (6-1, 6-2). At the No. 2 spot, Peterson defeated Spencer Weinberg in straight sets (6-2, 6-2). At the No. 3 singles, Sweet took down Andres Garcia-Rojas in straight sets (6-3, 7-6). At the No. 4 spot, Wearmouth defeated Taylor Macres in straight sets (6-1, 6-0). In the No. 5 spot, Levesque defeated Brasson Hollabaugh in straight sets (6-2, 6-2). And in the No. 6 spot, Whiting took down Trevor Brown in a tie-breaker match (6-7, 6-4, 10-8).
In doubles action, the Aggies won all three matches securing the point. In the first position, Poslusny and Sweet took down Lyden and Garcia-Rojas, 8-1. In the second position, Levesque and Peterson defeated Weinberg and Hollabaugh, 8-7. And in the third doubles position, Wearmouth and Whiting took down Hernandez and Macres, 8-2.
Utah State returns to action next weekend as it plays at Montana State on Friday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m., and will then face MSU-Billings in Bozeman on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 9 a.m.
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Idaho 7, Utah State 0
1. Dmitry Perevoshchikov (IDAHO) def. Sven Poslusny (USU) 6-3, 6-4
Utah State 7, Mesa State 0
2. Abid Akbar (IDAHO) def. Fredrik Perterson (USU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Marius Cirstea (IDAHO) def. Matt Sweet (USU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Cesar Torres (IDAHO) def. Curran Wearmouth (USU) 6-3, 6-0
6. Ivan Krijanto (IDAHO) def. Brandon Neilsen (USU) 6-4, 6-2
1. Akbar/Cirstea (IDAHO) def. Poslusny/Fritz (USU) 8-2
2. Romos/Bendeck (IDAHO) def. Levesque/Peterson (USU) 8-4
3. Perevoshchikov/Krijanto (IDAHO) def. Whiting/Sweet (USU) 8-2
1. Sven Poslusny (USU) def. Jordan Lyden (MSU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Fredrik Peterson (USU) def. Spencer Weinberg (MSU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Matt Sweet (USU) def. Andres Garcia-Rojas (MSU) 6-3, 7-6
4. Curran Wearmouth (USU) def. Taylor Macres (MSU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Sean Levesque (USU) def. Brasson Hollabaugh (MSU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Andrew Whiting (USU) def. Trevor Brown (MSU) 6-7, 6-4, 10-8
1. Poslusny/Sweet (USU) def. Lyden/Garcia-Rojas (MSU) 8-1
2. Levesque/Peterson (USU) def. Weinberg/Hollabaugh (MSU) 8-7
3. Wearmouth/Whiting (USU) def. Hernandez/Macres (MSU) 8-2
Utah State 7, Mesa State 0
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