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mwood | Posted: 27 Feb 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 58 Cougars defeat Gonzaga to remain undefeated in WCC play


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PROVO, Utah—Strong singles and doubles play led the No. 58 BYU men's tennis team to a 4-0 sweep of Gonzaga at home Saturday afternoon.

"I was pleased with our players and how they bounced back with enough left in the tank to play today," BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. "They came out with a lot of energy and got the doubles point, and to see our guys to come through and start the WCC season this way is a great achievement on their part."

BYU (11-1, 2-0 WCC) started the match strong by winning the doubles point. Jeremy Bourgeois and Aidan Carrazedo quickly took down Gonzaga’s Jordan Smith and Hayden Smith, 6-2. Following their win, teammates John Pearce and Jacob Sullivan defeated the Bulldogs’ Vincente Varas and Connor Arend 6-3 to clinch the point for BYU. Keaton Cullimore and Andrey Goryachkov’s match was left unfinished at 4-3, as the doubles point had already been won.

Sullivan won the first singles point for the Cougars, beating Gonzaga’s Emilio Moreno 6-3, 6-2. Cullimore followed with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Gonzaga’s Ruadhan O’Sullivan for the third point of the night for BYU.

Goryachkov sealed the sweep for the Cougars with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Jordan Smith, after battling back from a 0-3 score in the first set.

The Cougars head to New Mexico for their next match against the University of New Mexico on Friday, Mar. 4, at 4:30 p.m. MST. 

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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.