April 6, 2014
BOISE, Idaho - Utah State men's tennis (9-10, 0-2 MW) finished a tough weekend road trip with a 4-0 loss to Middle Tennessee (9-12, 0-0 Conf. USA) on Sunday in a neutral court match at Boise, Idaho. With the loss, the Aggies ended the non-conference portion of their schedule with a 9-8 record, as they get ready for five-straight Mountain West matches.
"Middle Tennessee is a great team," said USU head coach Clancy Shields. "The guys played hard, but at the end of the day we were outmatched. We are going to learn from this weekend. The guys will get better, and we are going to finish the season strong."
The match started in singles play, where Middle Tennessee won four straight to clinch the match. Junior Matt Sweet fell to Aaron Jumonville, 6-4, 6-2, at the No. 4 spot, and senior Andrew Whiting lost to Sam Matheson, 6-3, 6-2, at the No. 6 spot. Then, freshman Dennis Baumgartner dropped a match to Ettore Zito, 6-2, 6-1, at the No. 1 spot, and junior Marcus Fritz fell to Victor Cornea, 6-2, 6-2, at the No. 2 spot.
Up next for USU is a home conference match against Nevada on Wednesday, April 9. First serve is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Sports Academy, but follow @USUMensTennis on Twitter for any updates to time or location due to weather.
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RESULTS Utah State 0 - Middle Tennessee State 4 Singles 1. Ettore Zito (MTSU) def. Dennis Baumgartner (USU) 6-2, 6-1 2. Victor Cornea (MTSU) def. Marcus Fritz (USU) 6-2, 6-2 3. Fredrik Peterson (USU) vs. Victor Hoang (MTSU) 5-7, unfinished 4. Aaron Jumonville (MTSU) def. Matt Sweet (USU) 6-4, 6-2 5. Sebastian Schneider (USU) vs. Yannick Born (MTSU) 7-6, 1-2, unfinished 6. Sam Matheson (MTSU) def. Andrew Whiting (USU) 6-3, 6-2
Doubles Did not play
Order of Finish: Singles (4,6,1,2)
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