Sullivan picks up victory in Cougar loss to No. 67 Santa Clara

Freshman Jacob Sullivan beat his opponent at No. 6 singles. (Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Freshman Jacob Sullivan secured the singles win, but BYU men’s tennis fell to 67th-ranked Santa Clara, 6-1, in West Coast Conference play, Saturday.

The momentum from the Cougars’ (8-13, 2-4 WCC) comeback win on Friday did not carry over in the loss to the Broncos (12-5, 3-3 WCC).

The Australian Sullivan posted the lone win for BYU by taking care of Michael Tjuatjadarma at sixth singles in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.

Fellow freshman Matthew Pearce fell for the first time in six matches as he was ousted in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(4).

In doubles action Pearce teamed with junior Francis Sargeant at the No. 2 spot to beat Ashot Khacharyan and Mikheil Khmiadashvili, 8-2.

The Cougars continue on the road next week against No. 55 San Diego Saturday at noon PDT.


Santa Clara 6, BYU 1
Singles
1. John Lamble def. #122 Francis Sargeant (BYU) 6-1, 6-1
2. #124 Ilya Osintev def. Jeremy Bourgeois (BYU) 6-3, 6-3
3. Ashot Khacharyan def. Matthew Pearce (BYU) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(4)
4. Mikheil Khmiadashvili def. Robin Pfister (BYU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Sam Bertram def. Aidan Carrazedo (BYU) 7-5, 7-6(10)
6. Jacob Sullivan (BYU) def.  Michael Tjuatjadarma 6-2, 6-2

Doubles
1. Osintev/Lamble def. Andrey Goryachkov/Pfister (BYU) 8-5
2. Pearce/Sargeant (BYU) def. Khacharyan/Khmiadashvili 8-2
3. Tjuatjadarma/Bertram def. Bourgeois/Sullivan (BYU) 8-4