Nyman Falls in Semifinals at ITA All-American

Erik Nyman advanced as far as the semifinals of the ITA All-American in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU's Erik Nyman advanced as far as the men's singles consolation semifinal round of the ITA All-American Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn. Saturday before returning home.

Nyman was defeated by Pedro Rico of Pepperdine in the semifinal match in a hard fought three-set match 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. Rico later fell to men's singles consolation winner Conor Niland of California 7-5, 6-3.

All in all, BYU men's head coach Brad Pearce is extremely pleased with the effort and overall performance of senior Nyman.

"Erik's leadership is just so valuable to this young team," Pearce said. "He played so well and almost went all the way. What a great competitor."

Coach Pearce and Nyman returned to Provo Saturday following Nyman's loss in the semifinal round. Had Nyman won the semifinal match, he would have deferred play in the final match Sunday afternoon to comply with BYU's standing policy of not playing on Sunday.

Updated rankings resulting from the ITA All-American Championship will be announced soon.

The BYU men's tennis team will take a week off to prepare for competition in the ITA/Omni Hotel Regional Championships in Las Vegas Oct. 22-26.

MEN'S SINGLES QUALIFYING 

Round of 64

Erik Nyman (BYU) def Dave Hippee (Wisc.) 6-0, 6-2

Round of 32

Erik Nyman (BYU) def Zoltan Csanadi (Old Dom) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

MEN'S SINGLES MAIN DRAW

Michael Kogan (Tulane) def Erik Nyman (BYU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1

MEN'S SINGLES MAIN DRAW CONSOLATION

1st Round

Erik Nyman (BYU) def Chris Martin (Ill.) 6-3, 6-7, 6-0

Quarterfinal

Erik Nyman (BYU) def Andreas Laulund (VT) 6-1, 6-0

Semifinal

Pedro Rico (Pepperdine) def Erik Nyman (BYU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

MEN'S SINGLES PRE-QUALIFYING

Round of 256

Alex Anselme (UCSB) def Christian Hand (BYU) 0-6, 6-4, 6-5

Nathan Price (Ark) def Nima Roshan (BYU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Richard Dasek (BYU) def John Hoyes (Miami) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Jose Lechuga (BYU) def Clayton Langheim (Troy St) 6-2, 6-0

Jens Larsen (Vanderbilt) def Michael Sperry (BYU) 6-2, 6-2

Alonzo Medina (BYU) def Tommy Garrison (OU) 6-4, 6-4

Allen Simmons (Furman) def Tim Bradshaw (BYU) 6-2, 6-1

Round of 128

Fredrik Aarum (Miss) def Richard Dasek (BYU) 6-2, 6-3

Jose Lechuga (BYU) def West Nott (Ga. Tech) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Alonzo Medina (BYU) def Jarrad Bunt (Ark LR) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Round of 64

Carl Hagman (Ariz) def Jose Lechuga (BYU) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Viad Obradovic (Fla.) def Alonzo Medina (BYU) 6-2, 6-1

MEN'S DOUBLES PRE-QUALIFYING

Round of 128

Bradshaw/Hand (BYU) def Lerch Panzeri (Tenn. Tech) 8-5

Lechuga/Roshan (BYU) def Newmark/Weaver (Butler) 8-6

Hangstefer/Knizat (Tenn-Chatt) def Medina/Sperry (BYU)8-4

Dasek/NymanBYU) -- Bye

Round of 64

Gaston/Skupski (LSU) def Bradshaw/Hand (BYU) 8-6

Brandi/Stiegwardt (Fla.) def Lechuga/Roshan (BYU) 8-6

Dasek/Nyman (BYU) def Bryan/Nicholson (LSU) 9-8

Round of 32

Allen/Schledorn (Mid. Tenn) def Dasek/Nyman (BYU) 8-3

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