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Sargeant secures spot in title match of Utah Intercollegiates

Junior Francis Sargeant will face Utah's Slim Hamza in the singles title match.
SALT LAKE CITY--The BYU men's tennis team continued play as junior Francis Sargeant advanced to the singles final of the Utah Intercollegiates Friday.
In the red draw, Sargeant clinched a spot to compete for the title by beating Utah's Ben Tasevac in the semifinals, 7-6, 6-3. The win sets up a showdown between the top two seeds of the tournament with Sargeant and Utah's Slim Hamza.  
Sophomore Andrey Goryachkov fell to Hamza in the other semifinal match, 7-6(8), 6-2, while freshman Jacob Sullivan fell in the consolation bracket to Oliver Good of Weber State, 6-3, 6-4.
Both BYU players in the white draw lost to their opponents. Nikki Rae fell to Utah State's Curran Wearmouth, 7-6, 6-2. Freshman Jeremy Bourgeois lost to Andrew Whiting also of Utah State. Bourgeois took the first set, but could not keep the momentum, falling 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
In the black draw, freshman Juan Canales was defeated by Utah's Devin Lane, 6-4, 3-1(ret.). In consolation, Sterling Galli also lost to Matt Pearce who is playing unattached, 6-4, 6-3.
In doubles action, Sargeant continued to roll in the tournament as he teamed up with Goryachkov to beat the Utah team of Lee and Willems, 8-7, and the team of BYU's Galli and Sullivan, 8-7.
Rae and Canales split their two matches. The BYU duo beat the Utah team of Tesevac and Alejandro Medinilla, 8-7, then lost to the Utah State team of Dylan Harlow and Wearmouth, 8-5. The Pearce and Bourgeois team had a solid win over Harlow and Wearmouth, 8-3.
Doubles action on Saturday features the matchup of BYU's Sargeant and Goryachkov against Utah's Hamza and Lane, who have both won three matches. Competition continues tomorrow with doubles at 9 a.m. followed by singles at 10 a.m.
Hamza, Slim(1) (UU) def. Goryachkov, Andrey (BYU) 7-6(8), 6-2
Sargeant, Francis (2) (BYU) def. Tasevac, Ben (UU) 7-6, 6-3
Good, Oliver (WSU) def. Sullivan, Jacob (BYU) 6-3, 6-4
Wearmouth, Curran (USU) def. Rae, Nikki(1) (BYU) 7-6, 6-2
Whiting, Andrew (USU) def. Bourgeois, Jeremy(2) (BYU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Lane, Devin (UU) def. Canales, Juan (BYU) 6-4, 3-1 ret.
Pearce, Matt (BYU) def. Galli, Sterling (BYU) 6-4, 6-3
Group A
Sargeant/Goryachkov (BYU) def. Lee/Willems (UU) 8-7
Sargeant/Goryachkov (BYU) def. Sullivan/Galli (BYU) 8-7
Group B
Pearce/Bourgeois (BYU) def. Harlow/Wearmouth (USU) 8-3
Rae/Canales (BYU) def. Tasevac/Medinilla (UU) 8-7
Harlow/Wearmouth (USU) def. Rae/Canales (BYU) 8-5