Win Streak Continues With Upset at Denver

DENVER -- It was a hard-fought battle between two unbeaten teams on Friday night, with the No. 60 BYU men's tennis team recording a 4-3 upset victory over No. 53 Denver. With the win the Cougars improve to a perfect 7-0 on the season, while snapping the Pioneers' six-match winning streak.

BYU secured the doubles point with opening wins on courts two and three. Evan Urbina and Spencer Smith defeated their Denver opponents 8-5 to start the night. Daniel Hwang and Georgy Batrakov were next to follow with a close 9-8 win.

Both teams won three points in singles play, with Urbina starting things off once again. He posted a 6-0, 6-4 win over DU's David Simson. Batrakov pulled out a 7-6, 7-5 win on court four to give BYU a 3-0 overall lead.

The Pioneers recorded consecutive three-set wins at the Nos. 6, 5 and 1 positions to tie the match, 3-3.

After losing the first set 7-6, senior Cassidy Mears showed his experience as he came back to win the following two, claiming a 6-7, 6-3, 7-6 win over DU freshman, Fabio Biasion. Mears' individual victory also clinched the overall win for BYU.

The Cougars continue play in Denver on Saturday with a match against Drake scheduled for 7 p.m. MT.

Tennis Match Results

BYU vs Denver Pioneers - Men

Feb 12, 2010 at Denver, Colo.

#60 BYU 4, #53 Denver Pioneers - Men 3

Doubles

1. Landwerlen/Simson def Shubert/Mears 8-7

2. Urbina/Smith def Weihs/Vorkefeld 8-5

3. Hwang/Batrakov def. Bonin/Biasion 9-8

Order of Finish 2,3,1

Singles

1. Weihs def Shubert 4-6 7-6, 6-3

2. Urbina def Simson 6-0 6-4

3. Mears def Biasion 6-7 6-3 7-6

4. Batrakov def Bonin 7-6 7-5

5. Landwerlen def Warias 6-3 4-6 6-4

6. Vorkefeld def 4-6 6-2 6-2

Order of Finish 2,4,6,5,1,3

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