Utah State Men and Women's Tennis to Host Utah State Fall Invitational This Weekend
Oct. 8, 2008
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men and women's tennis teams will host the Utah State Fall Invitational at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club in Logan, Utah, Thursday - Saturday, Oct. 9-11. The men will begin play at 10 a.m. Thursday, and the women will begin Friday at 9 a.m.
USU will host players from Weber State and Boise State (men) as well as players who are competing in the invitational unattached.
The men will begin doubles action at 10 a.m., while singles action will start at 11 a.m. Friday. There are 28 players in the singles bracket and 14 doubles teams.
On Thursday, the women's doubles action will begin at 9 a.m. and singles will start at Noon in two, eight-player flights.
So far this season the men have competed in three invitationals. Doing well for the Aggies is sophomore Jakob Asplund who made it to the semifinals round at the Boise State Invitational. Asplund is seeded No. 2 and has a bye in the round of 32 singles play Friday in the Utah State Fall Invitational.
The women have only competed in one invitational, the Brigham Young Invitational, thus far this fall. Sophomore Hailey Swenson did will for the Aggies making it to the quarterfinals round of singles consolation.
All the matches will be held at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club and admission is free to the public.
Utah State's Friday Singles Schedule Round of 32 Amit Maharaj (USU) vs. Travis Covington (WSU), 11 a.m. Mike Banks (USU) vs. (7) Michael Gilliand (BSU), 11 a.m. Bryan Marhant (USU) vs. Nelson Whiting, 11 a.m. Jordan Barlow (USU) vs. Dan Lindsay (UNA), 11 a.m. Jordan Wasden (USU) vs. (6) Erik Sheldon, 11 a.m. Brandon Bielsen (USU) vs. Spencer Marchant (WSU), 12:30 p.m. Matt Braithwaite (USU) vs. (5) Jared Burnhan (UNA), 12:30 p.m. Alex Thatcher (USU) vs. Cole Paterson (WSU), 12:30 p.m. Matt Searle (USU) vs. Chris Williams (WSU), 12:30 p.m. Liran Braun (USU) vs. Nick Plum (WSU), 12:30 p.m. (2) Jakob Asplund (USU) vs. BYE