USU Tennis Splits The Day At The Big West Championship

April 23, 2005

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Utah State's men's tennis team captured victory today in the consolation bracket at the Big West Championship as they took the court against Idaho. The Aggies walked away with a decisive 5-0 victory, improving to 11-12 while the Vandals fell to 5-15. The Utah State women did not fare as well, falling to 12-13 with a 4-0 loss to Cal Poly.

The men took the doubles point as they won matches at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots. Joao Pinho and Roshan Rasekhi defeated Terence Nugent and Uriah Jones 8-2 while Hannes Schenk and Brad Ferguson beat Robert Chalkley and Hector Mucharraz 8-4.

The Aggies took the top two spots as well as No. 4 and No. 6 in singles play. Pinho picked up a 6-4, 6-3 win over Nugent at No.1 and Schenk defeated Mucharraz 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2. Ferguson took the No. 4 spot with a 6-2, 6-2 win and at the No. 6 position, Jonas Tyden was a 6-3, 6-0 winner.

In women's action Cal Poly wasted no time in claiming the win. They took the doubles point winning 8-4 at the No. 1 spot, and 8-1 at the No. 2 spot. They then went on to claim victories in singles play at No. 2, 3 and 4, all in two sets.

The Utah State men will square off against UC Riverside for fifth place at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, while the women will play for seventh place against Idaho at 5:00 p.m. today.

Men's Results
Utah State 5 vs. Idaho 0

Doubles 1. Pinho/Rasekhi (USU) def. Nugent/Jones 8-2 2. Banks/Young (USU) vs. Banks/Hieb DNF 3. Schenk/Ferguson (USU) def. Chalkley/Mucharraz 8-4

Singles 1. Joao Pinho (USU) def. Terence Nugent 6-4, 6-3 2. Hannes Schenk (USU) def. Hector Mucharraz 6-2, 6-3 3. Roshan Rasekhi (USU) vs. Robert Chalkley DNF 4. Brad Ferguson (USU) def. Seth Banks 6-2, 6-2 5. Dantley Young (USU) vs. John Hieb DNF 6. Jonas Tyden (USU) def. Uriah Jones 6-3, 6-0

Women's Results Cal Poly 4, Utah State 0

Doubles No. 1 Waller/Shabaz (CP) def. Bennion/Stephens 8-4 No. 2 Thompson/Lee (CP) def. Smith/Monson 8-1 No. 3 Erickson/Billingsley (CP) vs. Barker/Anderson DNF

Singles No. 1 Samantha Waller (CP) vs. Lindsey Bennion DNF No. 2 Chelsy Thompson (CP) def. Jill Smith 6-4, 6-0 No. 3 Noelle Lee (CP) def. Carolyn Stephens 6-0, 6-0 No. 4 Carol Erickson (CP) def. Courtney Anderson 6-1, 6-3 No. 5 Nicole Shabaz (CP) vs. Andrea Barker DNF No. 6 Sheila Lewis (CP) vs. Lauren Monson DNF



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