Freshman Robin Pfister teamed up with Matthew Pearce for a doubles victory, 6-4. (Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)
LAS VEGAS--The BYU men’s tennis team fell to No. 53 San Diego State, 6-1, Saturday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.
“We played a good San Diego State team,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce
said. “We had opportunities at No. 1 doubles, but ended up falling a little short for the doubles point. We competed well at every position.”
The Cougars (5-6) fell to the Aztecs (4-2) to split the road trip to Las Vegas with one win and one loss.
Highlighting singles action for BYU was No. 91 Francis Sargeant
. The captain topped Thorsten Bertsch in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.
At second singles, Sophomore Andrey Goryachkov
suffered a narrow loss to Hunter Nicholas after winning the first set, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-1)
BYU fell in doubles competition as SDSU took two of three. Freshmen Robin Pfister
and Matthew Pearce
picked up the win at third doubles over Juan Florez and Milen Ianakiev, 6-4, while Sterling Galli
and Jeremy Brougeois fell, 6-4.
Goryachkov and Sargeant fell at first doubles, losing in the tiebreaker, 6-5 (7-4).
“We’re looking forward to having a week of practice and preparing for our match against Utah,” coach Pearce said.
The Cougars are on the road against in-state rival Utah for the Deseret First Duel, Saturday at 5 p.m. MST.
Tennis Match Results
Brigham Young vs San Diego State
Feb. 15, 2014 at Las Vegas, NV
(Fertitta Tennis Complex)
#53 San Diego State 6, #66 Brigham Young 1
1. #91 SARGEANT, Francis (BYU) def. Thorsten Bertsch (SDSU) 6-4, 6-3
2. Hunter Nicholas (SDSU) def. GORYACHKOV, Andrey (BYU) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-1)
3. #124 Freddy Gelbrich (SDSU) def. PFISTER, Robin (BYU) 6-2, 6-4
4. Hendrik Jebens (SDSU) def. BOURGEOIS, Jeremy (BYU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Maxi Boewer-Stelter (SDSU) def. PEARCE, Matthew (BYU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Juan Florez (SDSU) def. CARRAZEDO, Aidan (BYU) 6-3, 6-0
1. Hunter Nicholas/Thorsten Bertsch (SDSU) def. GORYACHKOV, Andrey/SARGEANT, Francis (BYU) 6-5 (7-4)
2. Hendrik Jebens/Freddy Gelbrich (SDSU) def. GALLI, Sterling/BOURGEOIS, Jeremy (BYU) 6-4
3. PFISTER, Robin/PEARCE, Matthew (BYU) def. Juan Florez/Milen Ianakiev (SDSU) 6-4