March 15, 2007
Contact: Josh Rattray
LAIE, Hawaii - Cleveland State concluded its four-match spring break trip in Hawaii with a 7-0 loss to BYU-Hawaii on Thursday (March 14). The Vikings finished the trip 1-3 and are now 11-5 on the season.
After the NAIA Seasiders won all three doubles matches, they quickly took five of the contest's six singles points in straight sets. Sophomore Rob West's three-set loss at No. 5 singles put up the biggest fight in the loss. West won the first set 6-7 (3) before falling 6-4 and in the match-breaker 10-7. Junior Brad Groleski was also competitive in his second set against A.J. Bartlett, taking
"We played well but BYU-Hawaii is one of the top teams in the nation at their level," head coach Brian Etzkin said. "They were simply better, top to bottom."
BYU-Hawaii 7, CSU 0
Bartlett/Kim (BYU) def. Orno/Hamning - 8-6
Hladil/Huza (BYU) def. Groleski/Singer - 8-3
So'onalole/Rice (BYU) def. West/Wipprecht - 8-6
A.J. Bartlett (BYU) def. Brad Groleski - 6-1, 7-6 (4)
Junyoung Kim (BYU) def. Phil Orno - 6-3, 6-1
Thomas Hladil (BYU) def. Ryan Hamning - 6-2, 6-0
Jakub Huza (BYU) def. Dan Singer - 6-0, 6-0
Marvin So'onalole (BYU) def. Rob West - 6-7 (3), 6-4, 10-7
Chris Rice (BYU) def. Steven Wipprecht - 6-2, 6-0
Danny Popescu lost, 8-2