Lozano and Nyman Eliminated from All-American Championships
CHATTANOOGA -- BYU's Erik Nyman and Carlos Lozano lost 8-1 Friday to top-seeded Scott Lipsky and David Martin of Stanford in the quarterfinals of the 2002 Men's ITA All-American Championships.
The Cougars started the match strong, winning the first game by breaking service. But after one bad service game by Lozano, Lipsky and Martin rattled off eight straight games to win the match. Lozano and Nyman didn't hold serve the whole match.
"We learned why they are the top-seeded doubles team in this tournament," said BYU head coach Jim Osborne. "After that first game, everything they hit went in. Lipsky and Martin are a seasoned team and they played textbook doubles today."
The eighth seeded Nyman and Lozano advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Phil Stolt and Brian Wilson of Illinois, 8-4 in the first round and Sven Swinnen and Oded Teig of Oregon, 8-6 in the second round.
Despite the tough loss to Stanford, Osborne said he felt like Lozano and Nyman both had a great tournament.
"We have a great team this year, we just need more experience," Osborne said. "I know we will be ready to play them (Stanford) again in March."
The men's tennis team has the week off next week before they travel to Las Vegas to participate in the ITA Region VII Championships Oct. 23-27.
BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe has announced Zack Warren as BYU head men’s tennis coach.