USU Men's Tennis 1-1 In Doubleheader Friday At Montana State
March 2, 2007
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men's tennis went 1-1 in a doubleheader hosted by Montana State Friday at Bozeman, Mont. The Aggies beat Montana State-Billings in the morning, 6-1, and later in the day lost a tough match against host Montana State, 6-1. The Aggies' record is now 3-3 on the season.
Utah State's Mike Banks extended his winning streak to four in a row in both doubles and singles. Banks won the Aggies only point at number six singles against Montana State in its 6-1 loss. Against MSU-Billings Banks won his number two doubles with teammate Trevor Sperry.
The Aggies beat MSU-Billings, 6-1, losing their only point at the number three singles, with Dantley Young going to three games. The men battled in their singles matches taking four of the five that they lost into three games.
"It was a tough battle for the guys, and they fought hard. From the score it looks like a big loss, but it was a hard fought battle," head coach Christian Wright said.
"Lukas had an awesome match," Wright said. "He made every point a battle."
The Aggies will stay in Bozeman to go head to head against Gonzaga Saturday, March 3.
Singles 1. Hannes Schenk (USU) def. Tytus Stempniewicz, 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 2. Oscar Ericsson (USU) def. Gabriel Diaz, 6-4, 6-0 3. Paco Sanchez (MSU-B) def. Dantley Young, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 4. Lukas Bouton (USU) def. Phillippe Andermatt 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 5. Nate Ballam (USU) def. Jarrett Rummel, 6-1, 6-0 6. Trevor Sperry (USU) def. Chad Holgard, 6-1, 6-2
MSU 6, USU 1
Doubles 1 Dybala/ Leonenko (MSU) def. Tyden/Ericsson 8-6 2. Schenk/Young (USU) Vuckovic/ Kovas 9-8 3. McDonald/ Perkins (MSU) Boutton/Ballam 8-6
Singles 1. Jakob Dybala (MSU) def. Hannes Schenk, 4-6, 6-3, 4-6 2. Anton McDonald (MSU) def. Oscar Ericsson, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 3. Anton Leonenko (MSU) def. Danley Young, 6-3, 0-6, 1-6 4. Igor Vuckovic (MSU) def. Jonas Tyden, 2-6, 7-6, 7-6 5. David Kovas (MSU) def. Fernando Gallegos, 6-2, 6-3 6. Mike Banks (USU) def. Myles Perkins, 6-2, 6-2