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AaronS | Posted: 2 Mar 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Sixth place in HEB Tournament

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – On the second day of competition at the HEB Tournament of Champions, the No. 30 BYU men’s tennis team finished sixth as they fell to South Alabama 4-1 on Saturday.
The Jaguars (6-6) took the doubles point after winning on Courts 1 and 2. Keaton Cullimore and John Pearce got the first BYU victory of the day as they defeated Blake Gregor and Juan Trogila 8-2 on Court 3.
No. 50 duo Patrick Kawka and Francis Sargeant came closee to earning a win in their 9-7 loss at the hands of Daniel Leitner and Gerhard Gruindelingh on Court 1. 
The lone point for BYU (11-4) came as Cullimore topped Trogila 6-2, 6-3 on Court 4 in singles play.
On Court 3, Sargeant narrowly lost to Alex Bernard 7-5, 7-5. Senior Spencer Smith and freshman Andrey Goryachkov also came up short their respective matches.
The Cougars look to bounce back from their loss Saturday at 1:30 p.m. MST when they host conference foe San Diego.
1. Leitner/Gruindelingh (USA) def. Kawka/Sargeant (BYU) 9-7
2. Bernard/Vaezzadeh (USA) def. Fillmore/Smith (BYU) 8-4
3. Cullimore/Pearce (BYU) def. Gregor/Trogila (USA) 8-2
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1
1. Patrick Kawka (BYU) vs. Daniel Leitner (USA) 4-6, 7-5, 1-1 (DNF)
2. Alex Bernard (USA) def. Spencer Smith (BYU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Gerhard Gruindelingh (USA) def. Francis Sargeant (BYU) 7-5, 7-5
4. Keaton Cullimore (BYU) def. Juan Trogila (USA) 6-2, 6-3
5. Shayann Vaezzadeh (USA) def. Andrey Goryachkov (BYU) 6-1, 6-2
6. John Pearce (BYU) vs. Blake Gregor (USA) 7-6(1), 3-6, 1-0 (DNF)
Order of finish: 2, 4, 5, 3

AaronS | Posted: 27 Feb 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU travels to Texas for weekend tournament


PROVO, Utah -  After earning three points towards the Deseret First Duel with a recent 5-2 win over Utah, the No. 30 BYU men's tennis team will compete in the 47th Annual HEB Tournament of Champions in Corpus Christi, Texas, Friday and Saturday.

The HEB Invitational is an eight-team tournament. Other teams who will participate are Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, No. 34 Middle Tennessee State, Louisiana-Lafayette, South Alabama, DePaul, Western Michigan and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The Cougars (9-2) jumped 15 spots in the national ranking this week from No. 45 to No. 30.

In the month of February, sophomore Francis Sargeant earned a 5-1 record in singles play, with his only loss coming at No. 18 Stanford. Freshman Andrey Goryachkov also only recorded one loss in the month.

The tournament can be followed on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's website