USU football: Kyler Fackrell earns second-consecutive WAC Defensive Player of the Week award

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, Oct. 15 2012 6:00 p.m. MDT

MEN’S TENNIS – Senior Sven Poslusny (Lorrach, Germany) advanced to the quarterfinals of the singles main draw of the Utah Intercollegiate Tournament in Salt Lake City this past weekend as he defeated BYU’s Travis Fillmore in three sets (6-1, 4-6, 6-2) and USU sophomore teammate Curran Wearmouth in straight sets (6-2, 6-3). Poslusny also advanced to the second round of the doubles draw with sophomore teammate Matt Sweet as the duo defeated Weber State’s Dylan Hansel and Georgi Kvernardes, 8-2.

WOMEN’S TENNIS – Senior Jaci West (La Quinta, Calif.) posted a 2-1 singles record at the ITA Mountain Regionals Championship tournament held this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nev., as she advanced to the third round defeating New Mexico’s Jodi Williams in straight sets (6-1, 6-2) and Air Force’s Mary Meyers in three sets (4-6, 6-4, 6-4). West also advanced to the quarterfinals of doubles play with sophomore teammate McKenzie Davis defeating Charlotta Hjarlmarson and Iva Parapunova of Montana State, 8-4, and Heather Davidson and Laurence Pelchant of Montana, 8-2.

VOLLEYBALL – Sophomore outside hitter Rachel Orr (Thatcher, Ariz.) helped Utah State to a 1-1 record last week as it lost to Utah Valley (3-2) and defeated San Jose State (3-0). Against the Wolverines, Orr had 15 kills and hit .294 (15-5-34), while adding five blocks and two digs. Against the Spartans, she had 12 kills and two digs and hit a career-high .524 (12-1-21). For the week, Orr hit .382 (27-6-55) and averaged 3.38 kills per set and 0.60 blocks per set.

2012-13 Utah State Athlete of the Week Winners Aug. 27 - Josselyn White, Volleyball; Sept. 3 - Chuckie Keeton, Football; Sept. 10 - Chuckie Keeton, Football; Sept. 17 - Tanner Higham, Golf; Sept. 24 - Kerwynn Williams, Football; Oct. 1 - Josselyn White, Volleyball; Oct. 8 - Jennifer Flynn, Soccer; Oct. 15 - Kyler Fackrell, Football

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

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