Utah State Men's Tennis Loses 5-2 to South Florida
March 11, 2018

Box Score

TAMPA, Fla. - Utah State men's tennis (9-6, 1-0 MW) lost, 5-2, to South Florida (4-8, 0-1 American) on Sunday morning in Tampa, Fla.

"Today we just didn't bring enough intensity at the beginning and it carried over into singles," head coach James Wilson said. "South Florida is a talented team that played with a sense of urgency. We have to find a way to consistently bring effort from all the guys on the court."

In doubles, seniors Jaime Barajas and Andrew Nakajima lost, 1-6, to senior Grayson Goldin and junior Alberto Barroso-Camp at the No. 1 spot. Freshmen Felipe Acosta and Addy Vashistha dropped just one game in their 6-1 victory over sophomores Sean Burnette and Pierre Luquet at the No. 3 spot. South Florida won the doubles point after senior Peter Bertran and sophomore Jakub Wokcik won, 6-2, at the No. 2 spot against freshmen Jose Carvajal and Valdemar Holm.

Acosta opened singles play with a straight-set victory at the No. 6 spot, 6-1, 6-1, over Burnette. Holm then lost at the No. 4 spot, 2-6, 4-6, to Wojcik. Carvajal lost, 4-6, 2-6, at the No. 5 spot against Luquet. Sophomore Sergiu Bucur won his first set, 6-2, at the No. 2 spot against Goldin, but lost the second, 3-6. Bucur won the match after only dropping one game in the final set, winning 6-1. South Florida won the match after Barroso-Camp defeated Barajas at the No. 1 spot, 6-7 (6-8), 2-6. Junior Samuel Serrano won his first set, 6-4, at the No. 3 spot against Bertran, but lost the next two, 4-6, 6-10.

USU next will participate in the Spring Invite in San Diego, Calif., from Thursday, March 15, through Saturday, March 17. 

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South Florida 5, Utah State 2

1. Grayson Goldin/Alberto Barroso-Camp (USF) def. Jaime Barajas/Andrew Nakajima (USU) 6-1
2. Peter Bertran/Jakub Wojcik (USF) def. Valdemar Holm/Jose Carvajal (USU) 6-2
3. Felipe Acosta/Addy Vashistha (USU) def. Sean Burnette/Pierre Luquet (USF) 6-1

1. Alberto Barroso-Camp (USF) def. Jaime Barajas (USU) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
2. Sergiu Bucur (USU) def. Grayson Goldin (USF) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
3. Peter Bertran (USF) def. Samuel Serrano (USU) 4-6, 6-4, 10-6
4. Jakub Wojcik (USF) def. Valdemar Holm (USU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Pierre Luquet (USF) def. Jose Carvajal (USU) 6-4, 6-2
6. Felipe Acosta (USU) def. Sean Burnette (USF) 6-1, 6-1




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