Junior Cassidy Mears earned one of the Cougars' three points against Boise State (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
BOISE -- The No. 46 BYU men’s tennis fell just short of an upset Saturday against No. 26 Boise State. The Broncos edged out the Cougars 4-3 to improve their record to 8-6.
BSU swept doubles competition, winning all three matches to secure the point. Sophomores Evan Urbina and A.J. Young dropped an 8-5 match to the No. 54 pair in the country on court one.
In singles play, Boise State took the first two matches at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. Freshman Georgy Batrakov earned the Cougars’ first point of the match with his win on court five. The Broncos then clinched the victory with a win on court two.
Cassidy Mears and Daniel Hwang won their respective matches to bring BYU’s total points to three. With the loss, the Cougars fall to 8-7.
The men’s team will be back in action in the Midwest next week taking on Nebraska and No. 74 Southern Mississippi.
#26 Boise State- 4
#46 BYU - 3
1. #54 Kean Feeder/James Meredith (BSU) def. Evan Urbina/A.J. Young
2. Stanley Sarapanich/Clancy Shields (BSU) def. Cassidy Mears/Daniel
Hwang (BYU) 8-3
3. Blane Shields/Matt Solomon (BSU) def. Travis Fillmore/Thomas Shubert
1. #26 Clancy Shields (BSU) def. Evan Urbina (BYU) 6-1, 6-2
2. #61 Kean Feeder (BSU) def. Thomas Shubert (BYU) 6-4, 6-4
3. #70 James Meredith (BSU) def. Roman Warias (BYU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Cassidy Mears (BYU) def. Cristian Hodel (BSU) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
5. Georgy Batrakov (BYU) def. Stanley Sarapanich (BSU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Daniel Hwang (BYU) def. Blane Shields (BSU) 7-5, 7-5