Cougars Fall Short of Upset

Cassidy Mears posted wins in both singles and doubles as BYU fell to No. 59 Denver on Saturday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

DENVER -- The BYU men's tennis team lost a tough 4-3 match to No. 59 Denver late Saturday night. With the loss, the Cougars fall to 6-3 on the season, while DU improves to 9-1.

The Pioneers clinched their sixth straight win by securing the doubles point and three consecutive singles matches. At the No. 3 position, Cassidy Mears and Evan Urbina posted the Cougars only doubles win.

With the outcome of the match already decided, BYU continued its tough play, winning the final three singles matches. Mears led the way after pulling out a 6-4, 7-5 win over DU's Andrew Landwerlen. After losing the first set, Thomas Shubert came back to take the second set and the tie-breaker, recording a 4-6, 6-4, 10-2 win.

BYU's final win came at the No. 5 position, with Daniel Hwang defeating Benny Althaus 6-4, 6-4.

The Cougars will be back in action next weekend as they travel to take on Arizona and Arizona State.

RESULTS

Brigham Young vs Denver

Feb 23, 2008 at Denver, Colo.

#59 Denver 4, Brigham Young 3

Singles competition

1. #11 Adam Holmstrom (DEN) def. Jonathan Sanchez (BYU) 6-2, 6-1

2. Thomas Shubert (BYU) def. Niklas Persson (DEN) 4-6, 6-4, 10-2

3. David Simson (DEN) def. Evan Urbina (BYU) 6-3, 6-4

4. Cassidy Mears (BYU) def. Andrew Landwerlen (DEN) 6-4, 7-5

5. Daniel Hwang (BYU) def. Benny Althaus (DEN) 6-4, 6-4

6. Kalle Rosen (DEN) def. Tom Young (BYU) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. #7 Adam Holmstrom/Niklas Persson (DEN) def. Jonathan Sanchez/Tom

Young (BYU) 8-4

2. Andrew Landwerlen/Benny Althaus (DEN) def. Daniel Hwang/Thomas

Shubert (BYU) 8-5

3. Cassidy Mears/Evan Urbina (BYU) def. David Simson/Kalle Rosen (DEN)

8-6

Match Notes:

Brigham Young 6-3

Denver 9-1; National ranking #59

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,6,3,4,2,5)

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