Cassidy Mears Athlete Profile

Cassidy Mears

Cassidy Mears
Height: 5-11 Weight: 170 Roster Years: 2006-2010 Hometown: Shawnee, KS Last School: Bishop Miege High School

Personal

  • Enjoys playing pool and watching movies
  • Favorite athletes are Andre Agassi and Lance Armstrong for "giving so much on and off the field"

Before BYU

  • Ranked as high as No. 29 in the nation for boys under 18
  • Ranked No. 1 in doubles nationally for a time
  • No. 1 in singles and doubles in his section
  • Won Texas Open Tournament for boys under 18
  • Team captain of the Bishop Miege High School tennis team
  • Second place finish at the Kansas State High School Tournament
  • Recruited by Boise State, Oregon and Texas

Stats

Year Singles Doubles
2006-07 21-12 18-4
2007-08 20-17 23-15
2008-09 26-8 16-9
2009-10 27-8 18-18
Career 94-45 75-56


2006-2007 | Freshman Year

  • Racked up 9 singles wins and 2 losses during the fall season
  • Beat two seeded players at the Wilson/ITA Mountain Regional Championships in Las Vegas
  • Went 3-3 in doubles in the fall season with fellow BYU newcomer Cale Planck
  • Played as high as No. 3 singles, but spent most of the spring season at No. 5 as the only freshman in the starting lineup
  • Also spent most of the spring season at No. 3 doubles
  • Completed the spring season with a singles record of 12-10 and a doubles record of 15-11
  • Was one of only three Cougars to record 20 wins on the year with a record of 21-12
  • Finished the year with a doubles record of 18-14

2007-2008 | Sophomore Year

  • One of only two players returning from the 2006-2007 team
  • Earned a 7-4 singles record during the fall season
  • Went 9-2 in doubles during the fall with senior Jonathan Sanchez
  • Together the duo won the doubles titles at both the Utah Fall Tennis Classic and the Utah Invitational
  • Advanced to the final doubles match at the So Cal Intercollegiate Championships before falling to the No. 2 seed
  • Played the majority of the spring season at the Nos. 3 and 4 positions in the singles lineup, recording 13 wins and losses
  • Teamed up with Evan Urbina to go 11-8 in doubles play during the spring
  • Together the duo ranked No. 12 in the Mountain Region

2008-2009 | Junior Year

  • Worked through minor injuries to earn a 5-4 record during the fall season
  • Advanced to the semifinals of the Utah Fall Tennis Classic in singles and doubles
  • Earned an impressive 21-4 record in the spring playing primarily at the No. 4 position
  • Ended the season with a 14-match win streak and was undefeated against conference opponents in singles play
  • Partnered with Evan Urbina to compile a 9-2 doubles record in the spring
  • The pair defeated the No. 64 duo in the country and finished the season ranked No. 11 in the Mountain Region

2009-2010 | Senior Year

  • Finalist in the Utah State Fall Tennis Classic in both singles and doubles
  • Advanced to the quarterfinals in singles and doubles at the ITA Mountain Region Championship
  • Notched his 86th win March 13 against Nebraska's Francois Van Impe to become the third winningest player in BYU men's tennis history
  • Served as President of the Cougar Council, the student-athlete service organization
  • Won the Cougar Club's Floyd Johnson Service Award at the Y Awards for his efforts
  • Tallied a three-set, come-from-behind victory against San Diego State to clinch BYU's first regular-season conference championship
  • Earned Mountain West Conference Player of the Week honors four times, making him only the fourth player in MWC history to collect four citations in a single season
  • Was the only Cougar to record a perfect 6-0 record against conference opponents
  • Named to the Academic All-MWC team for spring and All-MWC doubles team with Thomas Shubert