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Genny Hickman | Posted: 14 Apr 2018 | Updated: 24 Dec 2020
Genny Hickman

Men’s tennis earns 4-1 win over Pepperdine to conclude regular-season play


PROVO, Utah – The BYU men’s tennis team concluded regular-season play with a 4-1 win over Pepperdine Saturday afternoon at the Indoor Tennis Courts.

"First, credit Pepperdine on today's match because they have a lot of great players," BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. "The goal for today's match was to come out firing on all cylinders, and I felt like we got that. Every guy on the court today came out ready to go, mentally engaged and playing to win. In our conference every match is tough, there are no easy matches and so I'm proud of what we've been able to accomplish."

BYU (18-6, 7-2 WCC) battled against Pepperdine (6-15, 2-5 WCC) in doubles to win the point. John Pearce and Matthew Pearce earned a 6-3 victory against Dennis Uspensky and Yusuf Khamis. The Waves answered with Dane Esses and Lautaro Pane defeating Sean Hill and Jeffrey Hsu 6-4.

With both teams split, the doubles point came down the No. 2 slot. Sam Tullis and Ben Gajardo earned a 7-5 win over Brian Berdusco and Max Mendelsohn to help the Cougars claim the point moving into singles.

Jeffrey Hsu finished with a quick 6-3, 6-0 win over Yusuf in the No. 2 slot to give BYU its first singles win of the day. Gajardo defeated Berdusco 6-2, 7-6 in No. 5 singles to put the Cougars up 3-0 over the Waves. Tullis dropped his match against Esses (7-6, 4-6, 6-3) in the No. 3 slot, giving Pepperdine its only victory.

Hill clinched the 4-1 BYU win in a three-set victory (6-4, 6-7, 6-4) in No. 1 singles against Uspensky.

BYU will return to the courts to compete in the West Coast Conference Tournament, Apr. 25-28, at the Biszantz Tennis Center in Claremont, California. Tournament information will be posted to the men’s schedule page when announced.

Match Results

BYU 4, Pepperdine 1

Doubles Results

  1. ESSES, Dane/PANE, Lautaro (PEPP) def. HILL, Sean/HSU, Jeffrey (BYU) 6-4
  3. PEARCE, John/PEARCE, Matthew (BYU) def. USPENSKY, Dennis/KHAMIS, Yusuf (PEPP) 6-3

Order of finish: (3, 1, 2)

Singles Results

  1. HILL, Sean (BYU) def. USPENSKY, Dennis (PEPP) 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
  2. HSU, Jeffrey (BYU) def. KHAMIS, Yusuf (PEPP) 6-3, 6-0
  3. ESSES, Dane (PEPP) def. TULLIS, Sam (BYU) 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
  4. GAJARDO, Ben (BYU) def. BERDUSCO, Brian (PEPP) 6-2, 7-6
  5. PEARCE, John (BYU) vs. PANE, Lautaro (PEPP) 2-6, 5-5 (DNF)
  6. PEARCE, Matthew (BYU) vs. MENDELSOHN, Max (PEPP) 6-1, 1-0 (DNF)

Order of finish: (2, 4, 3, 1)

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