Seasiders fall to Vikings

Seasiders fall to Vikings

LAIE, Hawaii - No. 18 BYU-Hawaii men's tennis fell 6-3 to Cleveland State University on Thursday afternoon at the BYU-Hawaii tennis courts.

No. 43 Martin Chojnacki won a close 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(4) match over Jorg Van Der Vloet and Ibrahim Karmadzhe had a 4-6, 7-6(4), 1-0(7) win over Joe VanMeter to give the Seasiders (9-4) their only singles victories.

Wei-Feng Lee had a 7-6(6), 6-3 loss to Manuel Bellutti. Peng Dai fell 6-4, 6-0 to Ali Shabib. A 6-3, 7-6(4) defeat of Taylor De Hoyas and 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Grant Zukeran put the Vikings in the lead.

Cleveland State increased its lead with a 7-5 win over No. 6 pair Chojnacki and Yevhen Zakharov. Dai and Lee gave BYU-Hawaii its only doubles victory in a 6-4 match. Colton Pate and Karmadzhe ended with a 6-3 loss.

The Seasiders will face Emory on Friday at 2 p.m. at the BYU-Hawaii tennis courts.

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