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Anonymous | Posted: 29 Feb 2008 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Arizona State Sweeps Cougars


TEMPE -- The BYU men's tennis team fell 0-7 to No. 33 Arizona State on Friday afternoon, falling to 6-4 on the season.

"We knew going in that this would be a tough road trip," said Cougar head coach Brad Pearce. "Our guys battled hard. It's tough coming from practicing indoors at altitude, to the warmer outdoors and slower conditions."

The undefeated Sun Devils won all three doubles competitions, gaining the early lead. Thomas Shubert and Daniel Hwang dropped a close 8-5 match to Andres Arango and Harry Skinner at the No. 2 position.

In singles play, ASU's Matt Brooklyn kept his record perfect by defeating Jonathan Sanchez in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. Again, Shubert and Hwang provided hope for BYU, but eventually fell in three sets apiece.

"We feel that every match we play against good teams gives us the opportunity to get better and see what we need to do to become better tennis players," said Pearce. "We're doing the right things."

The Cougars resume action tomorrow as they visit Arizona. The match is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. MT.


Brigham Young University - 0

No. 33 Arizona State University - 7

Singles Competition:

1. Matt Brooklyn (ASU) def. Jon Sanchez (BYU) 6-4, 6-4

2. Andres Arango (ASU) def. Thomas Shubert (BYU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

3. Juan Carlos Rebaza (ASU) def. Cassidy Mears (BYU) 6-3, 6-2

4. Wes Miller (ASU) def. Evan Urbina (BYU) 6-2, 6-2

5. Harry Skinner (ASU) def. Daniel Hwang (BYU) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0, (10-4)

6. T.J. Bellama (ASU) def. AJ Young (BYU) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles Competition:

1. Brooklyn-Bellama (ASU) def. Sanchez-T. Young (BYU) 8-3

2. Arango-Skinner (ASU) def. Shubert-Hwang (BYU) 8-5

3. Miller, Nanoski (ASU) def. Mears-Urbina (BYU) 8-1


Anonymous | Posted: 27 Feb 2008 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Dual Matches Await Cougars In Arizona


PROVO -- The BYU men's tennis team (6-3) hits the road again this weekend, traveling to take on a pair of ranked opponents in Arizona State and Arizona on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

No. 33 Arizona State is looking to maintain its undefeated record (5-0) as it hosts BYU in Tempe, Ariz. The Sun Devils are coming off an unexpected weekend break after their matches against UCLA and USC were cancelled due to rain. Matt Brooklyn and John Nanosky II are currently undefeated in dual match singles play.

The No. 48-ranked Wildcats of Arizona plan to conclude their non-conference schedule this weekend. The Cats lead the all-time series between the two schools 21-7. In their last meeting in 2004, Arizona beat BYU 7-0. The Cats are off to their best start at 8-2 dating back unto the 2000-01. Likewise, it is Coach Tad Berkowitz's best start during his tenure as head coach.

The Cougars' weekend matches are both scheduled for 1:30 p.m. MT.