No. 28 Lozano and Vilms Forfeit Sunday Championship Match

After advancing to the semi-finals in the ITA Regional Championships at Las Vegas, the doubles team of Carlos Lozano and Gert Vilms, ranked No. 28 nationally, forfeited the final match because it was played on Sunday.

To make it to the semi-finals, Vilms and Lozano first defeated UNLV's Parlade and Blagojevic, 8-5, Montana's Keys and Goldstein by default and Boise State's Bouvier and Roberts, 9-8, 7-4 in the tiebreaker.

In other doubles, Matt Stohl and Jeff Olsen defeated Denver's Menzles and Young in the first round, 8-5, and then defeated Johnson and Ramirez of Air Force, 8-3, before losing to Maiberger and Hasson of San Diego State in the third round.

In singles, Lozano continued his fall success by advancing all the way to the final match, defeating four other players along the way, including the third seeded Roberts of Boise State. Lozano beat Roberts 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 to advance to the finals where he lost to Valentino Pest of San Diego State, 7-6, 6-3. Lozano was seeded sixth.

Anton Rudjuk had a bye in the first round and defeated Kaisorn Chiachana of Utah, 6-3, 6-4 in the second round before falling to Guillame Bouvier of Boise State, 6-4, 6-4.

Stohl also won in the first round, defeating Tim Rowse of Weber State, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 before falling to Marcus Bernston of Boise State, 6-1, 6-3. Vilms, seeded No. 4, advanced all the way to the fourth round, where he lost to Boris Turkic of Denver, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

Jeff Olsen and Michael Gysens both won their first round matches before losing in the second round.

Results:

SINGLES-

Matt Stohl def. Tim Rowse (Weber St.) 2-6, 7-6, 6-4

Matt Stohl def. by Marcus Bernston (BSU) 6-1, 6-3

Matt Stohl def. by West (AFA) 6-4, 5-7(7) -CONSOLATION

Gert Vilms def. Marco Blagojevic (UNLV) 6-3, 6-4

Gert Vilms def. Doug Fike (AFA) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Gert Vilms def. by Boris Turkic (Denver) 7-5, 6-7. 6-1

Anton Rudjuk def. Kaisorn Chiachana (Utah) 6-3, 6-4

Anton Rudjuk def. by Guillame Bouvier (BSU) 6-4, 6-4

Carlos Lozano def. Andrew Irving (New Mex.) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Carlos Lozano def. Eric Pittman (AFA) 6-4, 6-4

Carlos Lozano def. Danny Erez (UNLV) 6-4, 6-1

Carlos Lozano def. Mark Roberts (BSU) 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4

Carlos Lozano def. by Valentino Pest (SDSU)

Jeff Olsen def. Robbie Parlade (UNLV) 6-3, 7-6

Jeff Olsen def. by Rudy Cisneros (New Mex.) 3-6, 7-6, 6-2

Jeff Olsen def. by Lundstrom (NAU) 6-2, 5-7(5) -CONSOLATION

Michael Gysens def. Ryan O'Neill (Montana) 6-0, 6-0

Michael Gysens def. by Amod Wakalker (Idaho) 6-2, 6-1

Michael Gysens def. Eric Johnson (AFA) 7-6, 6-4 -CONSOLATION

DOUBLES

Olsen/Stohl def. Menzies/Young (Denver) 8-5

Olsen/Stohl def. Johnson/Ramirez (AFA) 8-3

Olsen/Stohl def. by Maiberger/Hasson (SDSU) 8-4

Rudjuk/Gysens def. Irving/Russell (New Mexico)

Rudjuk/Gysens def. by Bouvier/Roberts (BSU) 8-6

Vilms/Lozano def. Parlade/Blagojevic (UNLV) 8-6

Vilms/Lozano def. Keys/Goldstein (Montana) default

Vilms/Lozano def. Bouvier/Roberts (BSU) 9-8 (3)

Vilms/Lozano lost by default Sunday match to Zivkovic/Skorin (UNLV)