University of Montana
Mar 05 | 01:00 PM
Brigham Young University
Cameron Muh | Posted: 5 Mar 2021 | Updated: 5 Mar 2021

BYU to Host Montana, Santa Clara this Weekend

Sam Tullis pumps fist against New Mexico

PROVO, Utah — BYU men's tennis will be back at home this week for two weekend matches. The Cougars will host Montana on Friday, Mar. 5, at 2 p.m. MST and then open conference play against Santa Clara on Saturday, Mar. 6, at 11 a.m. MST.

A tough 4-3 loss at Utah State last weekend has BYU at 3-4 on the year going into this weekend's matches. In the loss to the Aggies, doubles pair Mateo Vereau Melendez and Dominik Jakovljevic earned a win, while three seniors, Sean Hill, Ben Gajardo and Sam Tullis picked up singles wins.

BYU Notes (3-4, 0-0 West Coast Conference)

  • The Cougars are 3-4, most recently suffering a 4-3 loss at Utah State last weekend
  • BYU has wins over Grand Canyon, Weber State and Idaho State. The Cougars three losses were at Oregon (twice), New Mexico at home, and at Utah State.
  • The Cougars are led by seniors Sean Hill and Ben Gajardo, who each have six singles wins on the season, and have won their last four singles matches
  • BYU doubles pair Mateo Vereau Melendez and Dominik Jakovljevic played together for the first time this season and picked up a 6-4 win at Utah State last weekend. The Cougars' doubles pair of Ben Gajardo and Sam Tullis is 3-2 on the year.

Head Coach - Dave Porter

  • Alma Mater: BYU, 1975
  • Division 1 Coaching Record: 3-4 (1st Season)
  • Record at BYU: Same

BYU Doubles Records

  • Ben Gajardo & Sam Tullis (3-2)
  • Matheus Ferreira Leite & Mateo Vereau Melendez (1-4)
  • Jack Barnett & Sean Hill (2-2)
  • Ben Gajardo & Matheus Ferreira Leite (1-1)
  • Sean Hill & Sam Tullis (1-1)
  • Mateo Vereau Melendez & Dominik Jakovljevic (1-0)
  • Jack Barnett & Mateo Vereau Melendez (0-1)
  • Sean Hill & Dominik Jakovljevic (0-0)

BYU Singles Records

  • Sean Hill (6-1)
  • Ben Gajardo (6-1)
  • Sam Tullis (4-3)
  • Dominik Jakovljevic (3-4)
  • Jack Barnett (2-2)
  • Matheus Ferreira Leite (2-1)
  • Mateo Vereau Melendez (1-5)
  • Alex Lin (0-1)

Montana Notes (3-4, 0-0 Big Sky Conference)

  • The Grizzlies are also 3-4, with their most recent wins coming on a doubleheader sweep of Whitworth on Feb. 21
  • Montana has wins over Grand Canyon and Whitworth (twice)
  • The Grizzlies' four losses are against Boise State, Weber State, UNLV and New Mexico State
  • Montana returned four players from last season and welcomed four newcomers this season
  • This is the first ever meeting between BYU and Montana

Head Coach - Jason Brown

  • Alma Mater: Montana
  • Division 1 Coaching Record: 33-27 (4th Season)
  • Record at Montana: Same

Santa Clara Notes (2-1, 0-0 West Coast Conference)

  • The Broncos are 2-1, with their most recent win at Sacramento State, 4-3, on Feb. 28
  • Santa Clara has wins over UC Davis and Sacramento State, with a loss at Cal Poly
  • The Broncos returned eight players and also welcomed five newcomers this season
  • The last meeting between BYU and Santa Clara was on Apr. 25, 2019 in the WCC Tournament. The Broncos defeated the Cougars, 4-3.
  • BYU leads the all-time series against Santa Clara, 8-6.

Head Coach - Niall Angus

  • Alma Mater: Texas A&M
  • Division 1 Coaching Record: 52-35 (5th Season)
  • Record at Santa Clara: Same

Match Information - March 5

Match Information - March 6