PROVO -- For the second straight week, the BYU men's tennis team dominated their opponent, beating Idaho State, 7-0, in a Thursday afternoon match at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts.
The Cougars have showed strong doubles play this season, and that continued today as BYU won all three doubles matches. Carlos Lozano and Gert Vilms, ranked No. 17 in the nation in doubles, defeated Hestian Stoica and Malcolm Swan, 8-1. Matt Stohl and Jeff Olsen also won 8-1, defeating Butch Strovidis and Adam Krupp.
In singles, in a repeat of last week against Utah State, BYU took five of the six matches in straight sets. In a change, Lozano played in the No. 1 spot and Vilms played in the No. 2 spot. Lozano defeated Simmo Sommer, 7-5, 6-3. Jeff Harbach needed three sets to defeat Vasili Devidze, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3.
The Cougars remain at home, taking on Weber State next Wednesday, February 21 in the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts at 6 p.m.
Match Results -- BYU 7 ISU 0
#1: Carlos Lozano def. Simmo Sommer 7-5, 6-3 BYU
#2: Gert Vilms def. Malcolm Swan 6-2, 7-6, (4) BYU
#3: Anton Rudjuk def. George Devidze 6-3, 7-6, (4) BYU
#4: Jeff Harbach def. Vasili Devidze 6-2, 6-7 (5),6-3 BYU
#5: Michael Gysens def. Hestian Stoica 6-2, 6-2 BYU
#6: Matt Stohl def. Butch Strovidis 6-1, 6-1 BYU
#1: Lozano/Vilms def. Stoica/Swan 8-1 BYU
#2: Gysens/Nyman def. Sommer/V. Devidze 8-5 BYU
#3: Olsen/Stohl def. Strovidis/Krupp 8-1 BYU
The BYU men's tennis team will take on the Bengals of Idaho State on Thursday at noon in the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts.
The Cougars are coming off a dominant performance last Thursday against Utah State, beating the Aggies 7-0.
Idaho State is coming off a match last week against Weber State that lasted over five hours, defeating the Aggies 4-3.
The Bengals will also play Utah on Wednesday in Salt Lake.
BYU will be at home until March 10 when they play Drake at Boise, before they return to Provo for another three match home streak.
Upcoming home meets include Weber State, University of Idaho and Montana State.
The Cougars currently 1-5 and ranked No. 69 in the nation.