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

Monroe, No. 65 Cougars defeat Dons to pick up fifth WCC win


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SAN FRANCISCO—Shane Monroe and the No. 65 BYU men’s tennis team picked up their fifth win of West Coast Conference Play by defeating San Francisco 4-0 Saturday.

“It was a tough weekend of tennis, but it’s exactly what we expect in conference play against good, competitive teams,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. “All of our players battled extremely hard at every position. We had to dig deep to win. It feels great to return home with two well-deserved conference wins.”

For the second time this weekend, BYU (16-5, 5-1 WCC) took the doubles point. Keaton Cullimore and Jeremy Bourgeois defeated the Dons' duo of Ryan Marker and Worvian Kumthonkittikul 6-4 to take the first match. Teammates Shane Monroe and Andrey Goryachkov lost to San Francisco’s Nils Skajaa and Vasco Valverde 4-6 to even the doubles matches at one apiece. However, John Pearce and Jacob Sullivan came from behind to clinch the doubles point for the Cougars, defeating Thomas Takemoto and Christian Brockstedt 7-5.

Aidan Carrazedo increased the lead for BYU to 2-0 after he defeated Brockstedt in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. Goryachkov defeated Valverde 7-6, 6-2 to claim the third point of the night for the Cougars. Monroe clinched the match for the Cougars by holding off Skajaa in the No. 1 singles spot, winning the match 6-2, 3-6, 7-6. All other matches were left unfinished, as BYU had already won the match. San Francisco falls to 4-16, 1-5 in WCC play.

BYU will host its final home match of the 2016 season against Pepperdine on Friday, Apr. 15, at 2:00 p.m. MDT. Admission is free to the public. Click here for live stats of the match.

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mwood | Posted: 6 Apr 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

In California for two WCC matchups


PROVO, Utah—The No. 65 BYU men’s tennis team looks to rebound from its first West Coast Conference loss to San Diego this week in California.

The Cougars (14-5, 3-1 WCC) will play at Santa Clara on Friday at 10:00 a.m. PDT and at San Francisco on Saturday, Apr. 9 at 1:00 p.m. PDT.

Santa Clara (9-9, 2-2 WCC) lost to Portland 4-1 on Sunday. The Broncos are 7-2 at home this season, with their only losses to Tulane and Pacific this year. The Cougars have a 5-3 advantage all-time against Santa Clara.

San Francisco (4-14, 1-3 WCC) is coming off losses this weekend to Portland and Gonzaga. The Cougars are 6-1 all-time against the Dons.

Live stats for both matches.