Andrey Goryachkov advanced in the first day of the Utah Intercollegiates
SALT LAKE CITY--Five BYU players advanced against participants from Utah, Utah State, and Weber State, at the Utah Intercollegiates on Thursday.
The tournament was organized into three draws: red, white and black.
In the red draw, BYU's Andrey Goryachkov
defeated Utah's Cedric Willems 7-5, 6-3. This is Goryachkov's first competition since taking the singles title at the Utah Fall Tennis Classic in September.
Junior Francis Sargeant
also advanced by beating Weber State's Oliver Good, 6-4, 6-4, while BYU freshman Jacob Sullivan
fell to Utah's Ben Tasevac, 6-2, 6-1.
In the white draw, sophomore Nikki Rae
enjoyed a bye and freshman Jeremy Bourgeois
beat Dylan Harlow of Utah State, 6-1, 6-1.
Freshman Juan Canales
advanced in the black draw, defeating Utah's Cameron Lee 7-6, 6-3. Fellow freshman Sterling Galli
could not overcome a strong run by Weber State's Caio Poitena in the second and third sets, falling 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.
In doubles group A action, Sargeant and Goryachkov teamed up to beat Utah State's Matt Sweet and Andrew Whiting, 8-5. Galli and Sullivan split their two matches, losing to Slim Hamza and Devin Lane of Utah, 8-4, and defeating Sweet and Whiting, 8-3.
In group B, Bourgeois and Matt Pearce beat Rae and Canales, 8-6. They also lost to Weber State's Good and James Smith, 8-4. Pearce is competing unattached.
Competition continues through Saturday.
Goryachkov, Andrey (BYU) def. Willems, Cedric (UU) 7-5, 6-3
Tasevac, Ben (UU) def. Sullivan, Jacob (BYU) 6-2, 6-1
Sargeant, Francis (BYU) def. Good, Oliver (WSU) 6-4, 6-4
Bourgeois, Jeremy(BYU) def. Harlow, Dylan (USU) 6-1, 6-1
Rae, Nikki(BYU) bye
CANALES, Juan(BYU) def. LEE, Cameron (UU) 7-6, 6-3
POITENA, Caio(WSU) def. GALLI, Sterling (BYU) 6-7, 6-4, 6-4
MEDINILLA, Alejandro(UU) def. PEARCE, Matt (unattached) 6-0, 3-1 ret.
Sargeant/Goryachokov (BYU) def. Sweet/Whiting (USU) 8-5
Hamza/Lane (UU) def. Sullivan/Galli (BYU) 8-4
Sullivan/Galli (BYU) def. Sweet/Whiting (USU) 8-3
Pearce/Bourgeois (BYU) def. Rae/Canales (BYU) 8-6
Good/Smith (WSU) def. Pearce/Bourgeois (BYU) 8-4