Brigham Young University
Feb 26 | 05:30 PM
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mwood | Posted: 26 Feb 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Goryachkov helps No. 58 Cougars take down Portland


BYU vs. Portland box score

PROVO, Utah—Behind Andrey Goryachkov’s strong performance in singles and doubles play, the No. 58 BYU men’s tennis team defeated No. 72 Portland 5-2 at home Friday night.

“We knew that Portland was a very good team, so we had to be prepared for the match tonight,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. “Portland competed well and they are a good team, but I was really proud of our guys. They stepped up and took care of business.”

Goryachkov and partner Keaton Cullimore secured the doubles point with a 6-4 win over Portland’s Pierre Garcia and Alex Wallace. Prior to their win, BYU’s Jacob Sullivan and John Pearce defeated the Pilots' Kent Andereasen and Felix Fan, 6-3. Jeremy Bourgeois and Aidan Carrazedo’s match was suspended at 4-5, as BYU (10-1, 1-0 WCC) had already won the doubles point.

On the singles side, Goryachkov won the first singles point for the Cougars, defeating Pierre Garcia 6-4, 6-4. Although Sullivan dropped his match to Wallace shortly after, Shane Monroe claimed another point for the Cougars, beating Portland’s Mike Pervolarakis 6-4, 6-4, to put BYU up 3-1 in the match.

After Cullimore dropped his match, Pearce closed out his match against the Pilots' Jared Madison, 6-2, 6-2, to clinch the match for the Cougars. Bourgeois defeated Fan moments later to end the match at 5-2 in favor of BYU.

The Cougars’ second match of the weekend will be against Gonzaga tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. MST. Fans can follow the action live by clicking here.

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mwood | Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Doubleheader this weekend opens WCC play for the No. 58 Cougars


PROVO, Utah—After opening its 2016 season with only one loss, the No. 58 BYU men’s tennis team opens West Coast Conference play this weekend in Provo.

BYU (9-1) will host No. 72 Portland on Friday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m. MST. and Gonzaga Saturday, Feb. 27th at 2:00 p.m. MST. The Cougars are 5-0 at home so far this season.

“Coming off a win against an important regional rivalry is good for us,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. “We’re moving on now to another goal we’ve set, which is to win the WCC championship this year. Portland and Gonzaga are both good teams and we’ll work hard to prepare for them. We won’t take them lightly.”

The Cougars are coming off a 5-2 victory over the University of Utah. 

Portland (5-3, 1-0 WCC) defeated No. 73 Fresno State Sunday afternoon, 5-2. The Pilots have nine underclassmen out of their 11 players on the team.

Gonzaga (2-5, 0-2 WCC) lost 2-5 this weekend at home to Portland State. The Bulldogs have a roster of seven players, with three upperclassmen and four underclassmen.

Live stats and video will be provided for both matches. Fans can follow the action live by clicking here.

Admission to both matches is free and free pizza will be provided. Cougar fans are encouraged to wear royal blue on Friday and navy or white on Saturday.