Men's Tennis Loses Battle of the Birds
Courtesy: SUU Media Relations
Release: 03/27/2013
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CEDAR CITY, Utah - Southern Utah University men's tennis suffered a 7-0 conference defeat to Eastern Washington on Wednesday morning, dropping to 0-9 on the year. The Eagles moved to 6-9 and 3-3 in Big Sky Conference play with the win.

Troy Benson, playing at No. 1 singles, and Russ Christensen, playing at No. 4 singles, took the most games in their respective matches. Benson, playing Eastern Washington's Joseph Cohen, lost 6-0, 6-2 with Christensen taking his two games in the first set in a 6-2, 6-0 loss to Kyle Koetje.

Benson and Bryton Wells took the first game in their doubles match, but ultimately fell at No. 1 to the Eagles' Cohen and Eduardo Martinez, 8-2.

Southern Utah will be back in action tomorrow morning, hosting Idaho State on the Thunderbird Tennis Courts at 10:00 a.m.

Tennis Match Results
Eastern Washington vs Southern Utah University
Mar 27, 2013 at Cedar City, Utah
(Thunderbird Tennis Courts)

Eastern Washington 7, Southern Utah University 0

 Singles competition
1. COHEN, Joseph (EWU) def. BENSON, Troy (SUU) 6-0, 6-2
2. MARTINEZ, Eduardo (EWU) def. WELLS, Bryton (SUU) 6-0, 6-1
3. ARANGUIZ, Tomas (EWU) def. DIAL, Alex (SUU) 6-0, 6-1
4. KOETJE, Kyle (EWU) def. CHRISTENSEN, Russ (SUU) 6-2, 6-0
5. BRINGOLD, Eduardo (EWU) def. NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 6-0, 6-1
6. FARRAR, Stefan (EWU) def. OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 6-0, 6-0

 Doubles competition
1. COHEN, Joseph/MARTINEZ, Eduardo (EWU) def. BENSON, Troy/WELLS, Bryton (SUU) 8-2
2. BRINGOLD, Eduardo/LINCE, Aaron (EWU) def. DIAL, Alex/NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 8-2
3. ARANGUIZ, Tomas/KOETJE, Kyle (EWU) def. CHRISTENSEN, Russ/OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 8-0

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,3,4,2,1,6)

Sun. Mar. 29
@ University of North Dakota
9:00 AM
Fri. Mar. 27
@ Northern Colorado
Mon. Mar. 23
vs. Eastern Washington
10:00 AM
Sun. Mar. 22
@ Grand Canyon
2:00 PM
Sun. Mar. 22
@ Seattle
9:00 AM
Sat. Mar. 21
@ Idaho State
3:00 PM
Fri. Apr. 10
vs. Weber State
11:00 AM
Fri. Apr. 17
vs. Portland State
11:00 AM
Sat. Apr. 18
@ Northern Arizona
9:00 AM
Fri. Apr. 24
@ Big Sky Championship
Fri. May. 8
@ NCAA First and Second Round
Thu. May. 14
@ NCAA Championship
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