Spencer Smith recorded four wins in the weekend's BYU Invitational. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO, Utah -- The No. 38 BYU men’s tennis team opens conference play with a match against No. 74 TCU Saturday at Ivory Ridge Tennis Club in Lehi, Utah.
The Cougars (13-4) just finished a successful BYU Invitational, defeating No. 48 UNC Wilmington and UC Santa Barbara. The wins increased BYU’s winning streak to nine matches.
Evan Urbina leads the team in singles with a 26-8 record, followed by No. 116 Patrick Kawka with 23-8. Georgy Batrakov is on a 12-match winning streak and is 15-3 on the season.
Batrakov and doubles partner Thomas Shubert are undefeated (8-0). Urbina and Kawka are 18-7 on the season.
TCU (6-11, 1-0) started conference play with a 5-2 defeat of San Diego State. No. 78 Emanuel Brighiu holds a 6-11 singles record and a 12-5 doubles record with Christopher Price. The pair is ranked No. 34.
Ivory Ridge Tennis Club is located at 32 E. Club View Lane, Lehi, Utah. This match has been moved off BYU campus due to LDS General Conference and a scheduling error. The match will begin at 2 p.m. and admission is free.