Utah State men's tennis opened a busy weekend with its first Western Athletic Conference win with a 6-1 victory over Seattle University at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club on Thursday.
With the win, the Aggies improve to 6-11 overall with a 1-2 WAC record.
Senior Sven Poslusny and sophomore Matt Sweet opened doubles action with an 8-2 win over Seattle's Kevin Lynch and Jason Bediones. Junior Andrew Whiting and sophomore Marcus Fritz followed suit, defeating Zach Kosanke and Ian Clare, 8-5. With the doubles point already secured, junior Fredrik Peterson and sophomore Curran Wearmouth took down Kyle Rapp and Flavio Malaquitti, 8-5, to maintain motivation moving to singles play.
On the singles courts, Poslusny was the only Aggie to go to three sets, eventually coming away with a win over Lynch (6-1, 5-7, 6-2) at the No. 1 position. At the No. 2 spot, Peterson suffered the only loss of the day to Kosanke (7-6, 6-3), while Sweet defeated Clare, 6-4, 6-1 at the No. 3 position. The remaining three took down their opponents in straight sets with Fritz at the No. 4 position defeating Rapp, (6-2, 6-2), Wearmouth taking down Bediones, (6-1, 6-3) at the No. 5 spot and sophomore Tanner Dance securing a win over Malaquitti (7-6, 7-6) at the No. 6 spot.
The Aggies will be back in action on Saturday, April 11, as they continue the WAC weekend against New Mexico State. The match will begin at 10 a.m. MT.
1. Sven Poslusny (USU) def. Kevin Lynch (SU) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
2. Zach Kosanke (SU) def. Fredrik Peterson (USU) 7-6, 6-3
3. Matt Sweet (USU) def. Ian Clare (SU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Marcus Fritz (USU) def. Kyle Rapp (SU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Curran Wearmouth (USU) def. Jason Bediones (SU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Tanner Dance (USU) def. Flavio Malaquitti (SU) 7-6, 7-6
1. Poslusny/Sweet (USU) def. Lynch/Bediones (SU) 8-2
2. Whiting/Fritz (USU) def. Kosanke/Clare (SU) 8-5
3. Peterson/Wearmouth (USU) def. Rapp/Malaquitti (SU) 8-5
Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.