Men's Tennis Takes Down Cougars, 5-2

Feb. 19, 2002

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The No. 4-ranked USC men's tennis team defeated No. 60 Brigham Young, 5-2, Tuesday afternoon at Marks Tennis Stadium. With the win, the Trojans improve to 7-2 overall and the Cougars fall to 1-5.

The Trojans fought to earn the doubles point as Ryan Moore and Nick Rainey defeated tenth-ranked Gert Vilms and Carlos Lozano, 8-7, at the No. 1 position. New pairs Daniel Langre and Prakash Amritraj and Andrew Park and Damien Spizzo won each of their matches at No. 2 and 3.

With a 1-0 lead, USC needed just three singles victories to clinch the match and did so with two set wins at courts 1, 3, 4 and 6. BYU managed to notch two points as Lozano defeated Moore, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 1 and Nic Losee beat Spizzo, 7-5, 6-4, at No. 5.

The Trojans travel to No. 43 Arizona and No. 42 Arizona State next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and Feb. 23. The matches will be played at 1:30 and 12 p.m., respectively, and neither match will count against Pac-10 records.

#4 USC 5, #60 BYU 2

Doubles
(1) Moore/Rainey (USC) def. #10 Vilms/Lozano (BYU) - 8-7
(2) Langre/Amritraj (USC) def. Jeff Olsen/Jeff Harbach (BYU) - 8-6
(3) Park/Spizzo (USC) def. Nyman/Losee (BYU) - 8-5
USC wins doubles point.

Singles
(1) #22 Andrew Park (USC) def. #84 Gert Vilms (BYU) - 6-3, 6-4
(2) Carlos Lozano (BYU) def. Ryan Moore (USC) - 6-4, 6-4
(3) Prakash Amritraj (USC) def. Erik Nyman (BYU) - 7-6, 6-3
(4) Daniel Langre (USC) def. Anton Rudjuk (BYU) - 6-4, 7-5
(5) Nic Losee (BYU) def. Damien Spizzo (USC) - 7-5, 6-4
(6) #86 Ruben Torres (USC) def. Jeff Harbach (BYU) - 6-0, 6-2

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