Why BYU Men's Tennis

FACILITIES

The Cougars enjoy some of the finest tennis facilities in the country. A one million dollar renovation of the outdoor courts in 1995 gave BYU 14 fully lighted courts with full backdrops. The courts are set in banks of two or four for easy viewing. 

The four indoor courts have one of the best lighting systems in the country and cushioned chair-back seats for comfortable viewing. The facility has been the training grounds for over 30 All-Americans over the years. The indoor facility plays host to BYU home matches during the winter months and during inclement weather. 

COACHING STAFF 

Coach Pearce enters his eleventh year as head coach for the Cougars for the 2014-15 season. Pearce was ranked No. 2 in the U.S. as a junior, was a two-time All-American at UCLA, and had a successful career on the tennis tour that included nine professional titles and a quarter-final appearance at Wimbledon in 1990. Pearce was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in November 2006, the Utah Tennis Hall of Fame and the NCAA ITA Collegiate Hall of Fame in the spring of 2009. Pearce was named the MWC Men's Tennis Coach of the Year in both 2010 and 2011, along with Mountain Region Coach of the Year in 2010. In 2011, he was named the Jim Verdieck College Coach of the Year by the Professional Tennis Registry prior to being named the 2013 Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year for the Mountain Region.

ATHLETIC TRAINING

BYU has a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center with nearly 10,000 feet of working space that ranks among the best in the nation. It features 106 stations to accommodate both female and male athletes. 

BYU's strength and conditioning staff includes certified athletic trainers, a sports physical therapist, a team physician, team orthopedic surgeons and a wide variety of other medical specialists. The staff has experienced excellent results through its computer-analyzed combination of a strict weight and conditioning program, a carefully planned diet and sufficient rest. 

UNIVERSITY 

Brigham Young University, the largest private university in the nation, has an outstanding academic reputation and a high commitment to athletics. 

ACADEMICS 

BYU has a high commitment to graduation, with a full-time Academic Advisement staff, mentor and tutor programs, and is a member of the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program. 

EXPOSURE

Many of BYU's student athletic competitions are broadcast on BYU Television, which is available in 17 million homes nationwide via Dish Network and DirectTV and on cable in Northern Utah, Arizona and Nevada. The network is expanding throughout the world, gaining viewers in England, Europe, and Latin America. 

SCHEDULE

BYU routinely faces some of the top tennis programs in the country. In 2012, BYU competed against eventual National Champion Pepperdine, along with No. 9 ranked Stanford. The Cougars will face these teams once again this season, along with the tough competition in the West Coast Conference. 

2013-2014 SEASON 

 
The Cougars finished in a three-way tie for fifth place in the West Coast Conference with a 4-5 record, going 10-15 overall in their third season in the conference. After a stellar 2013 season in which the team posted a 21-7 mark, BYU men’s tennis had several holes to fill as it rebuilt its roster in 2014 by adding eight freshmen.During the season they were ranked as high as No. 45 in the nation and extended their winning streak to 38 against opponents in the ITA Mountain Region, before falling to regional rival Air Force.The team was led by junior Francis Sargeant's 28-11 record as he climbed his way into the historical ranks, breaking into the BYU top 10 in career singles winning percentage (.683) and career singles victories (80). Two Cougars were honored with All-Conference honors.