STANFORD -- In the first match of a three-match road trip to California, the BYU men's tennis team lost to No. 7 Stanford on Wednesday, 7-0.
The Cardinal extended their home winning streak to 63 matches as they overpowered the Cougars. BYU, now at 9-6 on the season and ranked No. 73 in the country, lost at every position to the talented Stanford team.
In singles, Carlos Lozano conitnued to play at the No. 1 spot but lost to third ranked player in the nation, Alex Kim, by the score of 6-4, 6-4. Gert Vilms, who was the Mountain West Conference player of the week last week, lost, 6-1, 6-3 to No. 19 K. J. Hippensteel.
In doubles, the Cougars lost at every spot, something they are not used to doing. At the No. 1 spot, Hippensteel and Kim barely defeated No. 23 ranked Lozano and Vilms. Stanford is now 10-1 on the season. BYU will travel to San Diego, to take on conference foe San Diego State on Friday.
RESULTS: BYU 0 Stanford 7
#1: (#3) Alex Kim def. Carlos Lozano 6-4, 6-4 Stan.
#2 (#19) K. J. Hippensteel def. Gert Vilms 6-1, 6-3 Stan.
#3 (#23) David Martin def. Eric Nyman 6-4, 6-3 Stan.
#4 (#78) Ryan Haviland def. Michael Gysens 6-0, 6-0 Stan.
#5 Scotty Scott def. Anton Rudjuk 6-2, 6-4 Stan.
#6 Ali Ansari def. Jeff Harbach 6-0, 6-0 Stan.
#1 Hippensteel/Kim def. Lozano/Vilms 9-7 Stan.
#2 Lipsky/Martin def. Harbach/Olsen 8-6 Stan.
#3 Ansari/Scott def. Nyman/Stohl 8-1 Stan.
With two conference victories under their belt from last weekend, the BYU men's tennis team will be on the road to take on Stanford, and conference foes San Diego State and UNLV this week.
BYU will compete with Stanford on Wednesday, San Diego State on Friday and UNLV on Saturday.
The Cougars will be up against some tough competition. Stanford is ranked No. 7 in the country, while UNLV is No. 37. BYU is ranked No. 70. The Cougars will face seven nationally ranked singles players, including Stanford's third-ranked Alex Kim, and four nationally ranked doubles teams.
BYU's Gert Vilms and Carlos Lozano are ranked No. 23 nationally in doubles.