Indoor Tennis Courts
150 E. Provo UT 84602
PROVO, Utah – The No. 25 BYU men’s tennis team swept Pacific at home Friday afternoon to extend their 10-match win streak.
“We expected a tough battle with Pacific,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. “Not only are they a well-coached team, they also have talented players that fight hard. It’s West Coast Conference play and we just can’t afford to take any team lightly and I thought our guys were well-prepared.”
Sam Tullis and Ben Gajardo clinched the doubles point for the Cougars (12-2, 2-0 WCC). Tullis and Gajardo, who were the third to finish, defeated Ross Watson and Philip Hjorth of Pacific (3-8, 0-0 WCC) 7-6 at No. 2 doubles. The BYU pair remains undefeated with an 11-0 doubles record.
Matthew Pearce and Mateo Vereau Melendez were the first doubles court to finish, with a quick 6-1 victory over John Horoz Garner and Josef Southcombe at No. 3 doubles. At No. 1 doubles, Sean Hill and Jeffrey Hsu fell to Akram El Sallaly and Tadiwa Chinamo 4-6.
Up 1-0 going into singles, BYU then won three singles matches in a row. Tullis topped Akram El Sallaly 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4 singles. Hill finished next with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Watson at No. 1 singles.
Hsu clinched the 4-0 Cougar sweep when he defeated his opponent Hjorth 6-4, 6-4.
BYU remains at home to play St. Mary’s tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. MDT. Results will be updated following the match on the men’s tennis schedule page.
#25 BYU 4, Pacific 0
- Akram El Sallaly/Tadiwa Chinamo (PAC) def. Sean Hill/Jeffrey Hsu (BYU) 6-4
- Sam Tullis/Ben Gajardo (BYU) def. Ross Watson/Philip Hjorth (PAC) 7-6 (7-3)
- Mateo Vereau/Matthew Pearce (BYU) def. John Horoz Garner/Josef Southcombe (PAC) 6-1
Order of finish: (3, 1, 2)
- Sean Hill (BYU) def. Ross Watson (PAC) 7-5, 6-0
- Jeffrey Hsu (BYU) def. Philip Hjorth (PAC) 6-4, 6-4
- Mateo Vereau (BYU) vs. Tadiwa Chinamo (PAC) 6-4, 4-6, unfinished
- Sam Tullis (BYU) def. Akram El Sallaly (PAC) 6-0, 6-1
- Ben Gajardo (BYU) vs. Josef Southcombe (PAC) 3-2, unfinished
- Matthew Pearce (BYU) vs. Nathan Hampton (PAC) 2-0, unfinished
Order of finish: (4, 1, 2)
Additional Coach Pearce Quotes
I thought starting out with the doubles point/ was important for us as it always is. I give great credit to our No. 3 doubles team; they came out and took care of business. Then Ben and Sam at No. 2, I thought Ben played some phenomenal tennis. Getting that doubles point, I think that was an important way to start the match today. We’re happy to have it behind us and to move onto the next match, just one at a time. Just staying focused on being disciplined, preparing for each and every match and never taking anyone lightly.
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PROVO, Utah – No. 25 BYU men’s tennis returns home to host West Coast Conference foes Pacific and St. Mary’s on Friday and Saturday at the Indoor Tennis Courts.
The Cougars host Pacific on Friday, Mar. 15, at 1 p.m. MDT following the women’s tennis match. BYU faces St. Mary’s the following day, Saturday, Mar. 16, at 11 a.m. MDT.
No. 22 BYU
The Cougars (12-2, 1-0 WCC) swept Boise State 4-0 on the road last week. Doubles duo Matthew Pearce and Mateo Vereau Melendez were named WCC doubles team of the week and Jeffrey Hsu was named WCC singles player of the week. Sean Hill represents BYU as the No. 97 player in the nation and Hill and Jeffrey Hsu are the No. 37 team in the nation.
The Tigers (3-8, 0-0 WCC) are coming off a 0-4 loss to California. This match will open WCC play for Pacific. The Cougars hold a 6-3 advantage over the Tigers in their overall record play.
The Gaels (1-9, 0-1 WCC) finished 0-7 against California last week. BYU holds a 7-1 overall record over St. Mary’s going into this match.
- Free pizza and admission.
- Free t-shirts and tennis balls will be given throughout the match.
Scores for both matches will be updated on the men’s tennis schedule page as soon as matches are completed.