Utah State men's tennis (2-1) lost, 5-2, to San Diego (1-0) on Saturday afternoon in San Diego, California, at the Hogan Tennis Center.
"I was impressed with how we competed in some spots, but overall we were not consistent enough," said head coach James Wilson. "It was a good learning experience for us. We know we can't feel sorry for ourselves and have to be ready for tomorrow."
In doubles, sophomore Felipe Acosta and junior Duro Opacic lost, 2-6, to sophomore David Norfeldt and junior Guus Koevermans at the No. 3 spot. Junior Sergiu Bucur and freshman Rithvik Bollipalli fell to juniors Gui Osorio and Nico Borter, 4-6, at the No. 2 spot. Freshman Isaac Arturo Arevalo and junior Jose Carvajal were down 4-5 to junior Joel Gamerov and sophomore August Holmgren, who are ranked No. 12 in the nation, but their match went unfinished.Comment on this story
Opacic opened singles play with a straight-set victory at the No. 3 spot, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5), over Borter. Bollipalli won his match after winning the first set, 6-3, but lost the second, 5-7. Bollipalli won the match after only dropping one game in the final set, winning 6-1. Arevalo lost, 4-6, 6-7 (3-7), at the No. 1 spot against Holmgren, who is ranked No. 83 in singles. Bucur fell to No. 117 ranked Osorio, 2-6, 3-6, while Acosta also fell in straight sets to Gamerov, 2-6, 3-6. Carvajal lost his first set, 4-6, to Norfeldt, but he won his second set, 6-4. Norfeldt won the third set, 3-6, to capture the win at the No. 5 spot.
Utah State wraps up its trip in the Golden State on Sunday at UC Irvine at noon MT.