BYU (14-4, 3-0 West Coast Conference) dropped the doubles point to Utah State (14-5, 1-0 Mountain West Conference). The Aggie team of Romal Ugarte and Luis Lopez defeated BYU’s No. 1 doubles team of Pearce and Jacob Sullivan, 6-3, for the first doubles point. They were quickly followed by teammates Jack Swindells and Jonas Maier, who beat the Cougars’ Cullimore and Jeremy Bourgeois 6-4 to go up 1-0 in the match. Andrey Goryachkov and Aidan Carrazedo’s match against the Aggies’ Andrew Nakajima and Jamie Barajas was suspended at 6-5 in favor of Utah State.
The Cougars took the first two points on the singles side. Pearce defeated Utah State’s Samuel Serrano, 6-3, 6-4, and Cullimore defeated Maier 6-4, 6-4. Swindells tied the match back up for the Aggies at 2-2, defeating Sullivan in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
In the No. 1 singles spot, Shane Monroe lost a hard-fought battle against Barajas, losing 1-6, 6-4, 4-6 to give the Aggies a 3-2 advantage. Goryachkov evened the match up at 3-3, defeating Lopez 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. Carrazedo rallied from behind to take his match to three sets, but eventually lost to Ugarte, 6-7(0-7), 6-2, 3-6, to tip the match in Utah State's favor, 4-3.
BYU heads to California next week for a WCC matchup against No. 31 San Diego. The match will be played in San Diego at 1:00 p.m. PDT. Click here for live stat updates during the match.
PROVO, Utah—With a perfect 9-0 home record this season, the No. 59 BYU men’s team will host two matches at home this weekend.
BYU (13-3, 3-0 West Coast Conference) will play the University of Idaho on Friday at 5:30 p.m. MDT and No. 70 Utah State on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. Utah State and Idaho will play each other at 6:00 p.m.
The University of Idaho (11-3, 5-2 Big Sky) is coming off a Big Sky conference loss to Sacramento State, 5-2. BYU is 6-0 all-time against the Vandals.
No. 70 Utah State (13-5, 1-0 MWC) lost at home on Monday to Loyola Marymount, snapping its nine-match home winning streak. BYU defeated LMU 4-2 last Friday, and the Cougars are looking to avenge their 4-3 loss to the Aggies last year.
Admission is free to the public for all three matches this weekend. Click here for live stats and video of all the matches.