BOISE -- Splitting the singles matches with three wins each, the BYU men's tennis team took the doubles point to defeat Southern Mississippi, 4-3, on Friday night at Boise State.
BYU's Gert Vilms won at the No. 1 spot, defeating Miikka Kangas, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. Both Jeff Harbach and Eric Nyman won at the No. 5 and No. 6 spots in straight sets. Harbach defeated Uwe Gneiting, 7-6, 6-2, and Nyman defeated Mathias Werren, 6-4, 6-3.
In doubles, Vilms and Lozano defeated Kangas and Homedes, 8-3. Harbach and Olsen also won, 8-5. BYU will play again in Boise on Saturday against Drake University at 2 p.m.
BYU 4 Southern Miss 3
#1 Gert Vilms def. Miikka Kangas 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 BYU
#2 Daniel Homedes def. Carlos Lozano 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 USM
#3 David Jansson def. Michael Geysens 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 USM
#4 Konsta Finnilla def. Anton Rudjuk 6-1, 6-2 USM
#5 Jeff HArbach def. Uwe Gneiting 7-6 (1), 6-2 BYU
#6 Eric Nyman def. Mathias Werren 6-4, 6-3 BYU
#1 Vilms/Lozano def. Kangas/Homedes 8-3 BYU
#2 Harbach/Olsen def. Werren/Lacteret 8-5 BYU
#3 Finnilla/Jansson def. Nyman/Stohl 8-6 USM
After four consecutive home meets, the BYU men's tennis team will take to the road this week as they headto Boise to compete with Southern Mississippi on Friday and Drake University on Saturday.
The Cougars evened their season record at 4-4 last Saturday when they defeated Montana State, 6-1, at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts.
After a tough four-game road trip to start the season, BYU has now won four in a row. Three of those victories have been 7-0 shutouts.
Carlos Lozano and Gert Vilms are leading the way for the Couygars. They are 14-3 as a doubles team. Lozano sat out last week's match against Montana State.
Drake University is 3-4 on the season. They have victories over Toledo, Creighton and Nebraska, but have lost to Denver, Purdue, Northern Iowa and Iowa.
Drake is led by their two seniors, Stephen Killian and Tim Miller.
Southern Mississippi is 2-6 on the year and has victories over Troy State and UL Monroe, with losses to Louisiana State, Alabama, Mississippi State, Miami, South Alabama and Florida A&M.
The Eagles are led by junior Miikka Kangas of Helsinki, Finland, ranked No. 7 in the nation.