Cougars Crush No. 52 Aztecs

Spencer Smith beat his San Diego State opponent in straight sets to boost the Cougars to a win. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LOS -- The No. 43 BYU men’s tennis team rebounded from Thursday’s loss with a sweeping 4-0 victory against No. 52 San Diego State Saturday to end the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.

"It was a heartbreaking loss yesterday," BYU head coach Brad Pearce said."I'm really proud of our guys for getting ready for a tough conference opponent and bouncing back after a tough loss. The SDSU match could have gone either way."

Daniel Hwang and Georgy Batrakov started the match right for the Cougars (3-3) with a win against Tim Shulz van Endert and Andre Feliz 8-4. Evan Urbina and Patrick Kawka followed with a win of their own, taking down Giovanni Vaglietti and Hunter Nicholas 8-6.

In singles No. 88 Kawka kept the momentum going with a win on Court 5 against Juan Florez, who retired with a 4-0 score due to injury. On Court 2, Spencer Smith shut out Vaglietti in straight sets 6-3, 6-2. Batrakov finished off the BYU victory by beating Shulz van Endert 6-2, 6-3.

Friday, the Cougars are back in Provo for a 5:30 p.m. match against Montana State at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts. Admission is free and free pizza and prizes will be provided.

No. 43 BYU vs. No. 52 SDSU

DOUBLES

1. Urbina/Kawka (BYU) def. Vaglietti/Nicholas (SDSU) 8-6

2. Smith/Shubert (BYU) vs. Pulgar/Florez (SDSU) 7-7 susp.

3. Hwang/Batrakov (BYU) def. Shulz van Endert/Feliz (SDSU) 8-4

Order of finish: 3, 1

Singles

1. #110 Evan Urbina (BYU) vs. Javier Pulgar (SDSU) 3-6, 6-5 susp.

2. Spencer Smith (BYU) def.Giovanni Vaglietti (SDSU) 6-3, 6-2

3. Thomas Shubert (BYU) vs. Andre Feliz (SDSU) 7-5, 4-3 susp.

4. Georgy Batrakov (BYU) def.Tim Schulz van Endert (SDSU) 6-2, 6-3

5. # 88 Patrick Kawka (BYU) def. Juan Florez (SDSU) 4-0 def. (inj.)

6. Daniel Hwang (BYU) vs. Hunter Nicholas (SDSU) 6-1, 2-6, 2-1 susp.

Order of finish: 5, 2, 4

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