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Hill wins singles draw in ITA Regional tournament
PROVO, Utah—BYU sophomore Sean Hill beat No. 3 Ricky Hernandez Tong of New Mexico 6-2, 6-1 to win the singles main draw in the USTA/ITA Mountain Regional tournament Saturday morning.
“This was some of the most amazing tennis,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. “I think it was the finest match I’ve seen on our courts—flawless tennis. It’s not as if his opponent didn’t play a solid match because he did. I think Sean would have beaten some of the best players in the world today because he played that well.”
Hill is set to represent BYU and the Mountain Region in the ITA Fall National Championships the first week of November in Indian Wells, California. Hill is the first Cougar to win the singles draw at Regionals.
“I’m feeling awesome because I definitely didn’t expect to win the tournament,” Hill said. “I just took it match-by-match. I’m looking forward to Nationals and hope to win some matches. The team has been so supportive of my first year playing for BYU, and they helped me in my last matches.”
Hill and junior Jeffrey Hsu fought hard but ultimately fell to Tim Handel and Ruben Montano of Northern Arizona 7-6(9-7), 5-7, 10-8 in the semifinals for the doubles draw. Handel and Motano went on to win the doubles main draw, defeating Idaho State's Peter Trhac and David Felix 6-1, 6-4.
In the singles consolation bracket, junior Matthew Pearce fell to Valdemar Holm of Utah State 6-3, 4-6, 10-8.
The Cougars will travel to Los Angeles for the So Cal Intercollegiate Oct. 26-28.
BYU men's tennis to host ITA Mountain Regionals
PROVO, Utah—BYU men’s tennis will host student-athletes from 18 teams in this year’s USTA/ITA Mountain Regionals, Oct. 18-21.
Senior John Pearce, juniors Matthew Pearce and Jeffrey Hsu, sophomores David Ball, Sean Hill and Sam Tullis along with freshmen Ben Gajardo and Jacob Tullis will be representing the Cougars in the tournament.
“It is really exciting to be hosting regionals,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. “It is our first time hosting, and the finalists have the opportunity to represent our region in the USTA/ITA Fall National Championships.”
The tournament will feature a 128-player draw beginning Wednesday. Players from the 18 teams across the Mountain Region will participate in singles and doubles matches from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily through Saturday.
BYU along with the University of Utah, Utah State, Weber State, Southern Utah Boise State, Idaho State, Idaho, UNLV, NAU, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Montana, Montana State, Air Force, Northern Colorado and Denver compete in the region.
The qualifiers from this event earn an automatic berth to the 2017 ITA Fall National Intercollegiate Championships held at the JW Marriott and the Indian Well Tennis Garden in Palm Desert, CA on November 1-5, 2017.
Last year, Sam Tullis reached the Round of 16 in the double’s bracket.
The event is free and open to the public. Fans can park in the lot near the BYU outdoor tennis courts on the corner of 800 North and 150 East throughout the four-day event.
Tournament results will be updated periodically throughout each day. Click here for results and tournament information.