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Genny Hickman | Posted: 17 Mar 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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BYU tennis tops SMU 4-1 in Collegiate Tennis Challenge

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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – BYU men’s tennis tops SMU 4-1 in the back draw of the BNP Open Collegiate Tennis Challenge presented by Oracle Saturday morning at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

"I couldn't be more proud of these guys for the way they bounced back from a gut-wrenching loss yesterday to be back on the court at 8 a.m. this morning with such energy, intensity and passion," BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. "It was an awe-inspiring performance for the entire team, and I couldn't be more proud as their coach."

BYU (12-2) bounced back after a tough loss to Tulsa to earn a win against SMU (7-11). The Cougars won the first doubles match in the No. 1 slot. Duo Sean Hill and Jeffrey Hsu continue their winning streak with a 6-2 win over Tomas Vaise and Jan-Simon Vrbsky.

The Mustangs fought back in No. 2 and No. 3 doubles and ultimately claimed the doubles point. Charles Nettlefold and Roberto Rosales defeated Sam Tullis and David Ball 6-2, while Eladio Fabregas and Gardiner Perotti earned a 7-5 win over John Pearce and Ben Gajardo.

Moving into singles play down 1-0, BYU went on to win four-straight lines of singles to come out victorious over SMU. Tullis defeated Michael Smith 6-3, 6-2 in No. 4 singles, while Hsu ousted Vaise 6-1, 6-4 in the No. 2 slot. The Cougar momentum continued with Ball claiming a big 6-3, 6-4 win over Fabregas. Gajardo solidified the 4-1 BYU win with a 7-5, 6-2 victory in No. 5 singles against Rosales. Gajardo is 13-0 in singles play this season.

The tournament continues, but the Cougars will forfeit their final match tomorrow due to Sunday play.

BYU hosts conference opponent Gonzaga Friday, March 24, at 1 p.m. MST and play against in-state rival Utah on Saturday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at the Eccles Tennis Center. The Cougars then return home to host UNLV on Monday, March 26, at 1 p.m. MST.

Match Results

BYU 4, SMU 1

Doubles Results

  1. HILL, Sean/HSU, Jeffrey (BYU) def. VAISE, Tomas/VRBSKY, Jan-Simon (SMU) 6-2
  2. FABREGAS, Eladio, PEROTTI, Gardiner (SMU) def. PEARCE, John/GAJARDO, Ben (BYU) 7-5
  3. NETTLEFOLD, Charles/ROSALES, Roberto (SMU) def. TULLIS, Sam/BALL, David (BYU) 6-2

Order of finish: (1, 3, 2)

Singles Results

  1. HILL, Sean (BYU) vs. VRBSKY, Jan-Simon (SMU) 6-1, 4-6, 0-0 (DNF)
  2. HSU, Jeffrey (BYU) def. VAISE, Tomas (SMU) 6-1, 6-4
  3. PEARCE, John (BYU) vs. NETTLEFOLD, Charles (SMU) 6-7, 3-2 (DNF)
  4. TULLIS, Sam (BYU) def. SMITH, Michael (SMU) 6-3, 6-2
  5. GAJARDO, Ben (BYU) def. ROSALES, Roberto (SMU) 7-5, 6-2
  6. BALL, David (BYU) def. FABREGAS, Eladio (SMU) 6-3, 6-4

Order of finish: (4, 2, 6, 5)

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Genny Hickman | Posted: 13 Mar 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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BYU tennis travels to BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Tennis Challenge

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PROVO, Utah – BYU men’s tennis travels to Indian Wells, California, to compete in the BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Tennis Challenge presented by Oracle March 16-17 with seven other Division I teams.

The Collegiate Tennis Challenge also consists of No. 26 Arizona State, No. 29 Baylor, No. 39 California, Purdue, South Florida, SMU and Tulsa.

The BNP Paribas Open, also known as the fifth Grand Slam of professional tennis, will take place through March 18. The college players will have the opportunity to watch and be around the pros during the weekend.

BYU (11-1) is coming off a 4-0 sweep of conference opponent Pacific. Sean Hill and Jeffrey Hsu are undefeated in No. 1 doubles. Hill leads the team in No. 1 singles and teammate Ben Gajardo remains undefeated in singles play.

Matches begin Friday morning and will consist of a tournament draw with team advancements. Universities will face off in a regular match with the first team to earn four points advancing in the draw. Matches continue Saturday and conclude on Sunday with the championship match.

The draw can be found here. Follow @OracleTennis or @BNPPARIBASOPEN on Twitter for continuing coverage of the matches. Grounds passes are available for $20 a day. More information can be found here.

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