Outdoor Tennis Courts
150 E Provo UT 84602
PROVO, Utah – BYU men’s tennis dropped a home match to Pacific 4-3 in a back-and-forth match Friday in Provo.
The Tigers (7-14, 4-2) came out fast and captured the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead in the match. Pacific’s Miguel Diaz and Jose Chamba beat Andrey Goryachkov and Jacob Sullivan 6-0 at No. 1 doubles. The Cougars (9-14, 3-3) bounced back to even the score in doubles when David Ball and Aidan Carrazedo won at No. 3 doubles 6-3, but the Tigers clinched the point at No. 2 where Marlon Brand and Daniel Alameh outplayed Francis Sargeant and Shane Monroe on their way to a 6-3 win.
Ball was first off the court in singles with a dominating 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 6 singles to get BYU on the board. Pacific pushed the score to 2-1 when Chamba beat Carrazedo 6-0, 6-3.
Juan Canales battled to a 6-4, 7-5 win to tie the match at two. Jeremy Bourgeois fell at No. 4 singles 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), but Monroe won in a second set tiebreaker, beating Alex Hamilton 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), to tie the match for the third time. The Tigers clinched the match at No. 1 singles where Diaz won 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 over Sargeant.
BYU hits the road next weekend for two crucial West Coast Conference matches at Gonzaga and Portland before returning for senior day against San Diego on April 18.
PROVO, Utah – BYU men’s tennis returns home this week to host Pacific in a West Coast Conference showdown Friday in Provo.
The Cougars (9-13, 3-2) lost their first matches in WCC play last weekend at Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine and area looking to snap out of a four-match losing streak. Senior captain, Francis Sargeant, continues to climb BYU’s all-time singles victories list and currently sits at sixth with 88 wins. The Cougars are tied with Pacific for fifth in the conference. The winner of the match will take sole possession of fifth as WCC tournament seeding begins to take shape.
The Tigers (6-14, 3-2) ride a lot of momentum into Provo with three consecutive WCC wins, including a 4-2 victory over No. 68 Portland who is tied for second in the conference. Pacific is led by last season’s WCC Freshman of the Year, Miguel Diaz, at No. 1 singles. Diaz recorded wins in singles in conference wins against Portland and Saint Mary’s.
The match begins at noon on Friday at the outdoor courts on BYU campus. Live stats will be available on the men’s schedule page.