Brigham Young University
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Boise State University
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150 E. Provo UT 84602

acook | Posted: 13 Feb 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU sweeps No. 59 Boise State at home


Box Score

PROVO, UT – BYU men's tennis remained unbeaten at home after a 4-0 victory over No. 59 Boise State on Saturday.

"This was a great rivalry match against a well-coached team with great tradition. We knew that Boise State was going to fight and make it a battle, but it felt good to win today," BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. "I feel like our guys really came through and overcame some adversity, especially in the doubles point. In singles, there were some ebbs and flows but no one threw in the towel and at the end of the day we were able to prevail."

The Cougars (8-1) gained momentum early after winning the doubles point to score first in the match. BYU's John Pearce and Jacob Sullivan won a 6-2 victory over Brian Foley and Pedro Platzek at the No. 3 doubles while Boise State (5-3) won at the No. 1 slot with Toby Mitchell and Kyle Butters defeating BYU's Shane Monroe and Jeremy Bourgeois, 7-5. BYU's Keaton Cullimore and Andrey Goryachkov rallied after falling behind 5-2 to defeat BSU's Abe Hewko and Lewis Roskilly 7-6 (7-4).

The Cougars stayed in control during singles with Goryachkov finishing first after a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Butters at the No. 3 slot. In fourth singles, Sullivan defeated Hewko 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-0 to make the score 3-0 in favor of BYU.

Cullimore, playing at the second singles position for the Cougars, battled back after an early deficit to seal the match, winning 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 over BSU's Mitchell.

"Moving forward, I think that we're going to go into our match next week against Utah knowing that we've come through in a big, high-pressure situation against a rival team," Pearce said. "I think this will be really important for our future and we're going to build on this the rest of the season."

BYU will travel to Salt Lake to face Utah on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. MST. Live stats will be available on the BYU men's schedule page.

BYU Men's Tennis 4, No. 59 Boise State 0

Singles competition

1. Monroe, Shane (BYU) vs. Brian Foley (BSU) 6-4, 2-6, 5-4, unfinished

2. Cullimore, Keaton (BYU) def. Toby Mitchell (BSU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

3. Goryachkov, Andrey (BYU) def. Kyle Butters (BSU) 6-3, 6-3

4. Sullivan, Jacob (BYU) def. Abe Hewko (BSU) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-0

5. Pearce, John (BYU) vs. Pedro Platzek (BSU) 4-6, unfinished

6. Lewis Roskilly (BSU) vs. Bourgeois, Jeremy (BYU) no result

Doubles competition

1. Toby Mitchell/Kyle Butters (BSU) def. Bourgeois, Jeremy/Monroe, Shane (BYU) 7-5

2. Cullimore, Keaton/Goryachkov, Andrey (BYU) def. Abe Hewko/Lewis Roskilly (BSU) 7-6 (7-4)

3. Pearce, John/Sullivan, Jacob (BYU) def. Brian Foley/Pedro Platzek (BSU) 6-2

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,4,2)


mwood | Posted: 9 Feb 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

At home hosting No. 59 Boise State Saturday


PROVO, Utah—After a 1-1 record in Colorado this weekend, the BYU men’s tennis team hosts No. 59 Boise State Saturday evening.

“Boise State is a good regional rivalry,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. “These regional matchups are good teams that are well coached and are ones that we want to do well in and win. I’m looking forward to the match. We’ll be working hard this week to get the win.

BYU (7-1) is undefeated at home this season with a 4-0 mark and is looking to extend its undefeated home record on Saturday.

Boise State (5-2) comes to Provo off a 4-3 home victory against Santa Clara.

The match will be played at 5:30 p.m. MST on Saturday, Feb. 13. Free pizza will be provided to all who attend.

BYU men's tennis fans can follow the action.