SUU Men's Tennis Drops Trio of Matches in Vegas
Courtesy: SUU Media Relations
Release: 03/24/2013
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Southern Utah University men's tennis continued its learning curve in its inaugural season, suffering three defeats on Saturday and Sunday. The Thunderbirds lost each match 7-0 to Idaho State, Seattle and Western New Mexico, but showed signs of improvement as the season has progressed.

Paramount of the list of improvements was freshman Troy Benson, playing at No. 1 singles. The Brighton HS product lost to Idaho State's Christian Marian by only a single break in both the first and second sets, 6-4, 7-5, playing in his closest match all year. Benson also pushed Seattle's Kevin Lynch to a tiebreaker in the first set, but lost the extra points and fell 7-6 and 6-3 in the second.

Southern Utah will continue its season on Monday, facing UNLV in Las Vegas at 10:00 a.m.

Tennis Match Results
Southern Utah University vs Idaho State University
Mar 23, 2013 at Las Vegas, Nev.

Idaho State Men 7, Southern Utah University 0

 Singles competition
1. MARIAN, Christian (ISU) def. BENSON, Troy (SUU) 6-4, 7-5
2. STEMPIEN, Krzysztof (ISU) def. WELLS, Bryton (SUU) 6-2, 6-0
3. GROSS, Nate (ISU) def. DIAL, Alex (SUU) 6-0, 6-0
4. SWIGGART, Jamey (ISU) def. CHRISTENSEN, Russ (SUU) 6-0, 6-1
5. MILLER, Austin (ISU) def. NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 6-1, 6-2
6. COELLO, Andres (ISU) def. OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 6-0, 6-1

 Doubles competition
1. NORMAN, Charles/GROSS, Nate (ISU) def. BENSON, Troy/WELLS, Bryton (SUU) 8-0
2. SWIGGART, Jamey/MARIAN, Christian (ISU) def. DIAL, Alex/NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 8-0
3. STEMPIEN, Krzysztof/COELLO, Andres (ISU) def. CHRISTENSEN, Russ/OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 8-1

Tennis Match Results
Seattle University vs Southern Utah University
Mar 24, 2013 at Las Vegas, Nev.
(Darling Tennis Center)

Seattle University 7, Southern Utah University 0

 Singles competition
1. Kevin Lynch (SU) def. BENSON, Troy (SUU) 7-6, 6-3
2. Zach Kosanke (SU) def. WELLS, Bryton (SUU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Ian Clare (SU) def. DIAL, Alex (SUU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Kyle Rapp (SU) def. CHRISTENSEN, Russ (SUU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Flavio Malagutti (SU) def. NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 6-1, 6-0
6. Jason Bediones (SU) def. OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 6-0, 6-2

 Doubles competition
1. Kevin Lynch/Jason Bediones (SU) def. BENSON, Troy/WELLS, Bryton (SUU) 8-1
2. Zach Kosanke/Ian Clare (SU) def. DIAL, Alex/NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 8-0
3. Kyle Rapp/Flavio Malagutti (SU) def. CHRISTENSEN, Russ/OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 8-3

Tennis Match Results
Western New Mexico vs Southern Utah University
Mar 24, 2013 at Las Vegas, Nev.
(Darling Tennis Center)

Western New Mexico 7, Southern Utah University 0

 Singles competition
1. Juan Pablo Fuentes (WNMU) def. BENSON, Troy (SUU) 6-0, 6-2
2. Matthieu Covizzi (WNMU) def. WELLS, Bryton (SUU) 6-0, 6-1
3. Alvaro Nunez (WNMU) def. DIAL, Alex (SUU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Francisco Damasio (WNMU) def. CHRISTENSEN, Russ (SUU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Roy Ulibarri (WNMU) def. NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Jorge Carretero (WNMU) def. OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 6-2, 6-1

 Doubles competition
1. Juan Pablo Fuentes/Omar Lopez (WNMU) def. BENSON, Troy/WELLS, Bryton (SUU) 8-1
2. Alvaro Nunez/Francisco Damasio (WNMU) def. DIAL, Alex/NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 8-1
3. Jorge Carretero/Matthieu Covizzi (WNMU) def. CHRISTENSEN, Russ/OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 8-0

Fri. Apr. 25
@ Big Sky Championships
TBA
Sat. Apr. 19
vs. Northern Arizona
10:00 a.m.
Sat. Apr. 12
@ Weber State
11:00 a.m.
Fri. Apr. 11
@ Idaho State
1:00 p.m.
Wed. Apr. 9
@ Eastern Washington
3:00 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 28
vs. Montana
2:00 p.m.
Mon. Mar. 24
@ Seattle
Darling Tennis Center
10:00 a.m.
Mon. Mar. 24
@ Idaho State
Darling Tennis Center
(L) 1 -6
Sun. Mar. 23
@ Grand Canyon
Darling Tennis Center
2:00 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 21
@ UNLV
3:00 p.m.
Tue. Mar. 18
vs. North Dakota
(L) 1 -6
Mon. Mar. 17
vs. Northern Colorado
2:00 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 12
vs. Montana State
12:00 p.m.
Mon. Mar. 10
@ Portland State
6:00 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 9
@ Sacramento State
3:00 p.m.
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