Cougars Continue to Dominate Invitational

PROVO -- The BYU men's tennis team continued its domination in the BYU Invitational Friday with two Cougars, Carlos Lozano and Eric Nyman, advancing to the semifinals in the singles main draw.

But Friday was a day for doubles. Three rounds of doubles were played with Lozano and Nyman making it to the finals to face Roland Brateanu and Tomasz Grzyb of Utah. The doubles final will be played Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.

Lozano and Nyman, the 13th ranked team in the nation, advanced to the finals by beating Mahmoud Resk and Beck Roghaar of Boise State 8-4 in the quarterfinals.

In singles, Lozano advanced to the semifinals by defeating Roghaar of BSU 6-3, 7-5. Nyman started off strong in the quarterfinals but had a tough second set. He was able to put things together and put away Malcolm Swan of Idaho State 6-3, 7-6(6).

Play resumes Saturday morning with the single's semifinals starting at 10 a.m.

BYU Invitational -- Second Day Results

Singles -- Main Draw

Quarterfinals

Carlos Lozano (BYU) def. Mahmoud Resk (BSU) 6-3, 7-5

Mattias Silva (BSU) def. Tyler Poulson (UU) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(4)

Eric Nyman (BYU) def. Malcolm Swan (ISU) 6-3, 7-6(6)

Thomas Schoeck (BSU) def. Jose Lechuga (BYU) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles -- Main Draw

Round 1

Carlos Lozan/Eric Nyman (BYU) -- Bye

Kaisorn Chaichana/Daniel Lohff (UU) def. Brandon Butler/Andy Marsh (USU) 8-3

Jeremy Price/Rob Sperry (BYU) def. Nick Coutts/Tyler Poulson (UU) Withddraw

Mahmoud Resk/Beck Roghaar (BSU) def. Jemre Okoh/Malcolm Swan (ISU) 9-8(5)

Alonzo Medina/Jeff Olsen (BYU) def. Ryan Bair/Jason Trask (USU) 8-5

Roland Brateanu/Tinasz Grzyb (UU) def. Dann Battistone/Paul Heapy (Q) 8-5

Jose Lechuga/Anton Rudjuk (BYU) def. Jordan Butler/Jonah Nelson (USU) Withdraw

Thomas Schoeck/Mattias Silva (BSU) -- Bye

Quarterfinals

Lozano/Nyman (BYU) def. Chaichana/Lohff (UU) 8-3

Resk/Roghaar (BSU) def. Price/Sperry (BYU) 8-3

Brateanu/Grzyb (UU) def. Medina/Olsen (BYU) 8-5

Lechuga/Rudjuk (BYU) def. Schoeck/Silva (BSU) 9-8(7)

Semifinals

Lozano/Nyman (BYU) def. Resk/Roghaar (BSU) 8-4

Brateanu/Grzyb (UU) def. Lechuga/Rudjuk (BYU) 8-6

Singles - Back Draw #1

Quarterfinals

Jason Herrud (Qualifier) def. Nick Coutts (UU) Withdraw

Andy Marsh (USU) def. Brandon Butler (USU) 7-5, 2-6, 7-5

Beck Roghaar (BSU) def. Don Williams (WSU) 6-4, 6-2

Singles -- Back Draw #2

Jemre Okoh (ISU) def. Jonah Nelson (USU) 3-6, 6-2, retired

Daniel Lohff (UU) def. Anton Rudjuk (BYU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Alonzo Medina (BYU) def. Jason Trask (USU) 7-5, 6-2

Roland Brateanu (UU) def. Jeff Olsen (BYU) 3-6, 6-0, 7-5

Doubles -- Back Draw #1

Round 1

Butler/Marsh -- Bye

Okoh/Swan -- Bye

Battistone/Heapy (Qualifiers) def. Bair/Trask (USU) 8-4

J. Butler/Nelson (USU) -- Withdraw

Round 2

Butler/Marsh (USU) def. Okoh/Swan (ISU) -- Withdraw

Battistone/Heapy (Qualifier) -- Bye

Doubles -- Back Draw #2

Chaichana/Lohff (UU) def. Price/Sperry (BYU) 8-5

Schoeck/Silva (BSU) def. Medina/Olsen (BYU) 8-6