GYMNASTICS: The Utah State gymnastics team opened the 2010 season with a 187.275 score, falling to Central Michigan's 192.275 on Friday night in a dual gymnastics meet at CMU's Rose Arena at Mount Pleasant, Mich.

The Aggies posted a 48.000 on vault, a 47.950 on bars, 45.550 on beam and 45.775 on floor for a final score of 187.275. The Chippewas tallied totals of 48.300 on vault, 48.075 on bars, 47.300 on beam and 48.600 on floor with a final score of 192.275.

Junior Jackie Dillon was USU's top individual finisher, placing second on bars with a 9.675. Freshman Amelia Montoya was the top Aggie all-arounder, logging a 37.925 in her USU debut. Senior Heather Heinrich was sixth in the all-around with a 37.300, followed by junior Lyndsie Boone in seventh with a 36.675 and sophomore Chelsea Marquardt in eighth with a 35.500 in her first all-around of her career.

Utah State started the meet on bars and Boone opened with a 9.625, followed by a 9.550 by freshman Amanda Watamaniuk. After a 9.600 by Marquardt, Montoya logged a 9.500. Dillon notched a 9.675 and Heinrich closed out the Aggies' rotation with a 9.45. Sophomore Brandie Dickson posted a 9.575 as an exhibition score.

Swapping apparatus, Marquardt opened USU's vault rotation with a 9.5, matched by Watamaniuk. Montoya then followed with a 9.575, preceding a 9.45 by Boone. Dillon posted a 9.675 before Heinrich completed the rotation with a 9.750 as the Aggies totaled a 48.000.

For the third rotation, Utah State was on floor, with sophomore Haley Hogan starting things off with a 9.45, followed by a 9.1 from Marquardt. Sophomore Rachel Flessner posted an 8.5, followed by Montoya with a 9.4. Boone tallied an 8.8 and Heinrich closed with a 9.025, totaling a 45.775 for USU.

On floor, Boone led off with an 8.8, preceding a 7.3 by Marquardt before Hogan posted a 9.4. Montoya logged a 9.45, followed by an 8.825 by Dillon and Heinrich closed out with a 9.025.

Utah State continues its two-meet road swing to open the season by heading to Durham, N.H. for the four-team New Hampshire Invitational, hosted by New Hampshire, where the Aggies will compete Sunday against host New Hampshire along with Ball State and Yale.

USU continues its three-meet road swing to start the season by opening Western Athletic Conference action on Friday, Jan. 22, against Southern Utah at Cedar City. Utah State's home-opener is on Friday, Jan. 29, against Boise State.

All USU home meets begin at 7 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Admission to Utah State gymnastics home meets is $5 for adults and $1 for youth. Fans can buy a women's sports pass for $75 which will gain admittance to all USU women's basketball, volleyball and gymnastics action.

MEN'S TENNIS: Utah State men's tennis team fell to BYU, 7-0, on Friday in its first match of spring play.

In singles action, freshman Sven Poslusny battled to three sets and fell to the Cougars' Evan Urbina, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, at the No. 2 spot. BYU's Roman Warias narrowly defeated junior Alex Thatcher, 7-6, 6-4, at the No. 5 spot.

The Aggies failed to win the doubles point, falling at the No. 1, 2 and 3 spots. At the No. 2 spot, the Cougars' Ricardo Campus and Evan Urbina defeated senior Amit Mahraj and Poslusny, 8-6.

USU will continue action on the road, traveling to Pocatello, Idaho, where they will compete against Idaho State on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 1:30 p.m.