PROVO -- In the first match of a two-match road swing in Boise, the BYU men's tennis team lost to Boise State, 4-3, on Friday evening in Boise. The loss drops the Cougars to 11-9 overall, 2-3 in the conference.
BYU took the doubles point to start the match by winning at the No. 1 and 3 spots. Carlos Lozano and Gert Vilms defeated Marcus Bernston and Mark Roberts, 8-6 in the top spot. Eric Nyman and Matt Stohl defeated Jonny Biorkman and Mark Edney, 8-3.
In singles, the Cougars lost four of six to lose the match. After sitting out on Wednesday, Vilms won his match at the two spot by defeating Bernston, 6-4, 7-5. Lozano played at the No. 1 spot, losing to Guillame Bouvier, 6-4, 7-5.
Jeff Harbach was the other Cougar victor in singles. He defeated Boise State's Biorkman at the No. 6 spot, 8-3.
The Cougars play again on Saturday when they take on Fresno State at 4 p.m. in Boise.
RESULTS BYU 3 BSU 4
#1 Guillame Bouvier def. Carlos Lozano 6-4, 7-5 BSU
#2 Gert Vilms def. Marcus Bernston 6-4, 7-5 BYU
#3 Mark Roberts def. Eric Nyman 6-1, 6-3 BSU
#4 Rio Kuharski def. Anton Rudjuk 6-4, 7-6 BSU
#5 Mahmoud Rezk def. Michale Gysens 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 BSU
#6 Jeff Harbach def. Jonny Biorkman 6-3, 6-3 BYU
#1 Lozano/Vilms def. Bernston/Roberts 8-6 BYU
#2 Bouvier/Kuharski def. Harbach/Olsen 8-6 BSU
#3 Nyman/Stohl def. Biorkman/Edney 8-3 BYU