Courtesy: SUU Media Relations
GREELEY, Colo. - Southern Utah University men's tennis is still in the hunt for its first victory of the year after suffering a 7-0 defeat at Northern Colorado on Thursday morning. The loss drops the T-Birds to 0-4 on the year.
Freshmen Troy Benson and Bryton Wells matched their best finish on the year in doubles, winning three games at No. 1. However, the duo lost the match 8-3.
Benson later returned at No. 1 singles and turned in his best individual performance, winning four games in a 6-1, 6-3 loss to Northern Colorado's Ben Gendron. Alex Dial matched the four games at No. 3 singles, falling 6-2, 6-2 to UNC's Jordan Loughnan.
The match marked the first of five that Southern Utah will play over the next five days. The Thunderbirds will next face Idaho State on Saturday in a non-conference match-up at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
Tennis Match Results
Southern Utah University vs Northern Colorado
Mar 21, 2013 at Greeley, Colo.
Northern Colorado 7, Southern Utah University 0
1. GENDRON, Ben (UNC) def. BENSON, Troy (SUU) 6-1, 6-3
2. KNIGHT, Mitchel (UNC) def. WELLS, Bryton (SUU) 6-0, 6-2
3. LOUGHNAN, Jordan (UNC) def. DIAL, Alex (SUU) 6-2, 6-2
4. CARLSON, Jeff (UNC) def. CHRISTENSEN, Russ (SUU) 6-0, 6-0
5. MOYA, Michael (UNC) def. NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 6-0, 6-0
6. SHELDON, Jacob (UNC) def. OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 6-1, 6-0
1. LUPO, Brandon/GENDRON, Ben (UNC) def. BENSON, Troy/WELLS, Bryton (SUU) 8-3
2. SCHUERMANS, Eric/KNIGHT, Mitchel (UNC) def. DIAL, Alex/NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 8-2
3. FAITH, Jordan/SHELDON, Jacob (UNC) def. CHRISTENSEN, Russ/OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 8-1
Fri. Feb. 5
@ Utah State
Tue. Jan. 19
@ Boise State
Fri. Jan. 8
Thu. May. 14
@ NCAA Championship
Fri. May. 8
@ NCAA First and Second Round
Fri. Apr. 24
@ Big Sky Championship
Fri. Feb. 19
vs. Colorado Mesa
10:00 a.m./2:00 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 9
Fri. Mar. 11
@ Portland State
Sat. Mar. 19
@ Weber State
Sun. Mar. 20
@ Idaho State
Tue. Mar. 22
vs. Idaho State
Thu. Mar. 24
Fri. Mar. 25
vs. North Dakota State
Fri. Apr. 1
vs. University of Northern Colorado