USU Men's Tennis Has Solid Day Of Competition Friday In Utah Invitational
Oct. 16, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Utah State men's tennis wrapped up action in the Utah Invitational on Friday, highlighted by seniors Jakob Asplund and Nikita Ryashchenko advancing to the semifinals of the singles consolation draw with Asplund capturing second-place in the singles consolation flight.
Action was held at Liberty Park and the tournament is hosted by the University of Utah.
Asplund and Ryashchenko advanced to the semifinals of the singles consolation draw. Asplund took second-place after defeating BYU's Roman Warias, 7-6, 3-6, 10-8, in the semifinals round then lost by default in the final round to Utah's Alejandro Medinilla. Medinilla previously defeated Ryashchenko, 7-6, 7-5, in their semifinal round. Asplund leads the Aggies in singles action with an 8-3 singles record.
In doubles action, senior Bryan Marchant and sophomore Sven Poslusny defeated Boise State's Scott Sears and Eric Sheldon, 8-5, in the second round. Marchant and Poslusny suffered their first loss of the season, falling to BYU's Daniel Hwang and Spencer Smith, 9-7, in round three. The duo still leads USU with a team-best 6-1 mark.
In the doubles consolation draw, freshman Fredrik Peterson and senior Alex Thatcher defeated BYU's Ricard Campos and Roman Warias by default in round one, then lost to Utah's Matt Cowley and Brad Weaver, 9-7, in the second round. Peterson and Thatcher are now 1-1 on the season.
The Aggies wrap up fall action by traveling to Las Vegas, Nev. to compete in the USTA/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Mountain Regional Championships held Tuesday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Darling Tennis Center.