Men’s Tennis Lose Road Match to Utah State on Friday

Men’s Tennis Lose Road Match to Utah State on Friday
LOGAN, Utah – Santa Clara men's tennis fell 5-2 to Utah State in a tightly contested nonconference match on Friday at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club.   The Aggie won all three matches that went the three-set distance.  
Santa Clara (4-2) and Utah State split the first two doubles matches.  Felipe Acosta and Isaac Arturo Arevalo beat Vasileios Iliopoulos and Arthur Neuhaus, 6-4, on court two but Andrew Gu and Jesus Tapiador Barajas evened things with a win over Rithvik Bollipalli and Sergiu Bucur, 7-5, on court one. 
The Aggies (5-3) took the doubles point when Duro Opacic and Daniel Bushamuka edged Connor Garnett and Robert Seby, 7-6 (8-6), on court three. 
The tight matches continued into singles play.  
While Arturo Arevalo put the Aggies up, 2-0, when he beat Tapiador Barajas, 6-3, 6-3, on court one, the Broncos looked to turn the momentum of the match sending a pair of matches to three-sets.  
However, the Broncos came up on the short end of both as Gu lost to Bucur, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 on court two and Garnett fell to Acosta, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, on court three for the match clincher.  
Santa Clara picked up its two points from Iliopoulos on court four who defeated Opacic in straight sets, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6), and Seby over Mitch Johnson, 6-3, 6-4, on court six.  
Neuhaus dropped a three-setter to Bollipalli, 2-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-8), on court five.  
The Broncos return to action on Saturday to take on BYU in the West Coast Conference opener.  The first serve from Provo, Utah, is at 4 p.m. PT.  
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