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No. 38 BYU drops match 4-2 to LMU
LOS ANGELES – No. 38 BYU men's tennis fell 4-3 to West Coast Conference foe Loyola Marymount on Friday.
"We paid the price to get here early to make the adjustment – and did everything right in our preparation," BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. "We secured the doubles point, but the fact that we only got one singles win today shows that we need to be better tomorrow. This team has bounced back and been resilient this season. I'm looking forward to that tomorrow."
The Cougars (17-4, 6-2) came out tough against the Lions (6-12, 4-2) to win the doubles point.
Sean Hill and Jeffrey Hsu claimed a 6-2 victory over Lukas Moenter and Thien Nguyen at No. 1 doubles. At No. 2 doubles, Sam Tullis and Ben Gajardo defeated Nick Borchenko and Ethan Prost 6-3, to remain undefeated as a double duo.
LMU came back to win three consecutive singles matches. Hill fell to Lukas Moenter 3-6, 1-6 at No. 1 singles. At No. 4 singles, Tullis was bested by Lucas Moreno in straight sets 3-6, 4-6. Mateo Vereau Melendez battled hard at No. 3 singles but lost to Diego Nava 5-7, 3-6.
Matthew Pearce stepped up at No. 6 singles to defeat Austin Di Guilio 6-3, 6-4 for the second Cougar point of the match.
At No. 5 singles, Gajardo fell to Max Kaiser in a close 6-1, 3-6, 4-6 match.
The Cougars remain on the road to face Pepperdine tomorrow at 1 p.m. PDT. Links to live stats and a live stream are available on the men’s tennis schedule page.
#38 BYU 2, LMU 4
- Sean Hill/Jeffrey Hsu (BYU) def. Lukas Moenter/Thien Nguyen (LMU) 6-2
- Jacob Tullis/Ben Gajardo (BYU) def. Nick Borchenko/Ethan Prost (LMU) 6-3
- Ryan Brown/Diego Nava (LMU) vs. Matthew Pearce/Mateo Vereau (BYU) 5-3, unfinished
Order of finish: (1, 2)
- Lukas Moenter (LMU) def. Sean Hill (BYU) 6-3, 6-1
- Nick Borchenko (LMU) vs. Jeffrey Hsu (BYU) 6-7, 7-6, unfinished
- Diego Nava (LMU) def. Mateo Vereau (BYU) 7-5, 6-3
- Lucas Moreno (LMU) def. Sam Tullis (BYU) 6-3, 6-4
- Max Kaiser (LMU) def. Ben Gajardo (BYU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
- Matthew Pearce (BYU) def. Austin Di Giulio (LMU) 6-3, 6-4
Order of finish: (1, 4, 3, 6, 5)
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No. 38 BYU men's tennis completes regular season play on the road
PROVO, Utah – No. 38 BYU finishes regular season play on the road against West Coast Conference foes Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine on Friday and Saturday.
The Cougars will face LMU on Friday, April 12, at 12 p.m. PDT and Pepperdine on Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. PDT.
No. 38 BYU
The Cougars (17-3, 6-1 WCC) swept San Francisco on their home courts last weekend, ending the year with a perfect 12-0 home record. Sean Hill and Jeffrey Hsu are nationally ranked as the No. 48 doubles team and Hill is ranked No. 103 in singles.
The Lions (5-12, 3-2 WCC) went 0-2 over the weekend, dropping matches against Portland and Gonzaga. LMU houses the No. 57 doubles duo, Nicholas Borchenko and Diego Nava. BYU holds a 7-5 advantage over the Lions in their overall series.
The Waves (9-10, 3-2 WCC) collected a win over Portland and fell to Gonzaga and UCLA this past week. Pepperdine has an 11-2 overall record advantage over BYU going into the match this weekend.
Links to live stats and live streams are available on the men’s tennis schedule. Results will be updated following the matches.