Cougars fall in national tournament

Thomas Shubert and Spencer Smith fell in the first round of the National Indoor Championships. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

NEW -- It was a rough morning for BYU men’s tennis at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, with Mountain Region doubles champions Thomas Shubert and Spencer Smith falling in the Round of 16.

Senior Shubert and Smith, a sophomore from Salt Lake City, went up against Rafael Array and Mikk Irdoja of Armstrong Atlantic State. The Cougar duo lost 8-4.

The Cougars will compete in the doubles consolation rounds, which begin Friday. The pair will compete against Columbia’s Nathaniel Gery and Kevin Kung at 10:30 a.m. at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

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