SAN -- The No. 66-ranked BYU men's tennis team (8-15, 3-2) fell in the opening round of the Mountain West Conference championship in San Diego, Calif., to the men of the University of Utah in a tough 4-3 decision.
BYU jumped to the early lead over the Utes by clinching the doubles point with wins at the Nos. 1 and 3 spots. In singles, the Cougars came out on top at the Nos. 1 and 4 positions with wins from Erik Nyman and Nima Roshan, both dropping their opponents in straight sets, but the other four singles victories belonged to the Utah.
BYU 3, Utah 4
Nyman/Roshan (BYU) def. Brateanu/Mann (Utah) 8-6
Coutts/Grzyb (Utah) vs. Dasek/Kaufhold (BYU) 7-6 DNF
Hand/Medina (BYU) def. Scott/Yap (Utah) 8-4
BYU wins doubles point
No. 1 - Erik Nyman (BYU) def. Roeland Brateanu (Utah) 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 - Tomasz Grzyb (Utah) def. Richard Dasek (BYU) 7-6(5), 6-3
No. 3 - Miron Mann (Utah) def. Chip Hand (BYU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 - Nima Roshan (BYU) def. Nick Coutts (Utah) 7-5, 6-3
No. 5 - Jason Yap (Utah) def. Ivan Kokurin (BYU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 6 - Ryan Scott (Utah)def. Alonso Medina (BYU) 6-1, 6-1