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Genny Hickman | Posted: 13 Apr 2018 | Updated: 24 Dec 2020
Genny Hickman

John Pearce’s win clinches a 4-1 victory over No. 50 LMU


PROVO, Utah – Senior John Pearce won in No. 5 singles to clinch a 4-1 victory for BYU tennis over No. 50 Loyola Marymount Friday afternoon at the Indoor Tennis Courts.   

"The main thing that I was pleased with at the start of the match is that we won the doubles point because of lines two and three, but we had match point in line one," BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. "It was a great start on every position and set a good tone of being ready to play. They are undefeated in conference play and have only lost three other times. They are well-coached and have lots of talent. We came out ready to go. Our goal is to get first sets in the positions, and we got that in half the matches starting out. I'm excited for our guys today."

BYU (17-6, 6-2 WCC) came out ready to compete and earned the doubles point against Loyola Marymount (15-4, 5-1 WCC). Brother duo John Pearce and Matthew Pearce defeated Diego Nava and Errol Smith 6-2 in the No. 3 slot. Sam Tullis and Ben Gajardo earned a 6-3 victory over Charles Boyce and Lukas Moenter in No. 2 doubles to move the Cougars into singles up 1-0 over the Lions.

Loyola Marymount claimed the first singles point with Moenter defeating Jeffrey Hsu 6-4, 6-2 in the No. 2 slot. BYU continued to be aggressive and earned three-consecutive wins. Tullis earned a 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 victory against Smith in No. 3 singles, and Gajardo defeated Lucas Moreno 6-1, 6-7, 6-4 in the No. 4 slot.

Up 3-1, John Pearce claimed a 7-5, 6-2 win over Boyce to clinch the 4-1 Cougar win over the No. 50 Lions, giving Loyola Marymount its first conference loss.

BYU finishes regular-season play Saturday, April 14, hosting Pepperdine at 12 p.m. MST at the Outdoor Tennis Courts, weather permitting (the temperature must be above 50°F at match time to be played outside). Senior John Pearce will be recognized between doubles and singles. Live stats are available on the men’s schedule page.


Match Results

BYU 4, Loyola Marymount 1

Doubles Results

  1. HILL, Sean/HSU, Jeffrey (BYU) vs. DIAZ FREIRE, Gabriel/BORCHENKO, Nick (LMU) 5-3 (DNF)
  2. TULLIS, Sam/GAJARDO, Ben (BYU) def. BOYCE, Charles/MOENTER, Lukas (LMU) 6-3
  3. PEARCE, John/PEARCE, Matthew (BYU) def. NAVA, Diego/SMITH, Errol (LMU) 6-2

Order of finish: (3, 2)

Singles Results

  1. HILL, Sean (BYU) vs. DIAZ FREIRE, Gabriel (LMU) 4-6, 6-4, 5-6 (DNF)
  2. MOENTER, Lukas (LMU) def. HSU, Jeffrey (BYU) 6-4, 6-2
  3. TULLIS, Sam (BYU) def. SMITH, Errol (LMU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
  4. GAJARDO, Ben (BYU) def. MORENO, Lucas (LMU) 6-1, 6-7, 6-4
  5. PEARCE, John (BYU) def. BOYCE, Charles (LMU) 7-5, 6-2
  6. PEARCE, Matthew (BYU) vs. BORCHENKO, Nick (LMU) 6-5 (DNF)

Order of finish: (2, 3, 4, 5)

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Genny Hickman | Posted: 9 Apr 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Genny Hickman

BYU tennis hosts league opponents No. 50 LMU, Pepperdine


PROVO, Utah – BYU men’s tennis will conclude regular-season play this week hosting two West Coast Conference opponents—No. 50 Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine.

The Cougars play Loyola Marymount on Friday, Apr. 13, at 1 p.m. MST and Pepperdine on Saturday, Apr. 14, at 12 p.m. MST at the Outdoor Tennis Courts, weather permitting. Links to live stats are available on the men’s schedule page.

BYU (16-6, 5-2 WCC) is coming off a full weekend which consisted of three league matches. The Cougars defeated Saint Mary’s and San Francisco before falling in a close 4-3 match to Santa Clara on Saturday.

Sophomore Sam Tullis led the team with three wins after moving up to the No. 3 slot. All of Cougars in the lineup contributed singles wins this past weekend.

Senior John Pearce is nearing the end of his BYU tennis career and will be recognized at Saturday’s match between doubles and singles. Pearce has been on the team all four years and has an overall 63-41 singles record and 58-38 doubles record.

No. 50 Loyola Marymount
The Lions (15-2, 5-0 WCC) are coming off two sweeps against league opponents Gonzaga and Portland this past weekend. Loyola Marymount has only lost to No. 6 UCLA and No. 37 Arizona State this season.

BYU lost to Loyola Marymount 4-3 last year and are split 3-all in wins over the last six years.

The Waves (6-13, 2-3 WCC) lost to Portland on Friday before sweeping Gonzaga and UC Riverside on Saturday and Sunday. BYU has won one of the last three matchups against Pepperdine. 

Admission to the matches is free to the public. Pizza and prizes will be provided for the fans.

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