Another BYU Win at Boise Invite
BOISE -- The BYU men's tennis team secured one more win before leaving to return home from the Boise State Spring Break Invitational on Saturday. After it's 5-2 victory over Yale, the team improves to 2-1 on the weekend and12-6 overall.
"We won two out of our three matches this weekend, and each one was really tough," said BYU head coach Brad Pearce. "Today our motivation was to leave and return home with one more win under our belt. I'm really proud of our guys for winning today."
To begin the match, Cassidy Mears and Evan Urbina recorded an 8-2 win in doubles play against Jeff Dawson and Matt Schimmel. The Cougars secured the doubles point after a tough 9-7 win at the No. 2 position by Daniel Hwang and Thomas Shubert. BYU is now 7-1 on the season when winning the doubles point.
"I was really pleased that we came out and got the doubles point," said Pearce. "It really helped us as we went into singles, and helped us secure the match before it became a dog fight."
In singles, Evan Urbina closed out the weekend with a perfect 3-0 singles record as he defeated Schimmel 6-3, 6-2 on court five. The Cougars' other wins came at the top three positions. Jonathan Sanchez and Mears both pulled out straight set wins over their respective Yale opponents. After winning his first set, Shubert overcame a second set loss to win 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 over Dawson, maintaining a perfect 2-0 singles record for the tournament.
BYU will return home to host UC Irvine on Tuesday before beginning Mountain West Conference play next weekend.
BYU def. Yale, 5-2
March 22, 2008 - Boise, Idaho
1. J. Sanchez (BYU) def. M. Caldwell (YALE) 7-5, 6-3
2. T. Shubert (BYU) def. J. Dawson (YALE) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6
3. C. Mears (BYU) def. C. Dawson (YALE) 6-4, 6-4
4. C. Bennett (YALE) def. D. Hwang (BYU) 6-2, 7-5
5. E. Urbina (BYU) def. M. Schimmel (YALE) 6-3, 6-2
6. J. Lederman (YALE) def. A. Young (BYU) 6-7, 6-1, 6-2
1. Bennett/Lederman (YALE) def. A. Young/Sanchez (BYU) 8-6
2. Hwang/Shubert (BYU) def. Caldwell/Dawson (YALE) 9-7
3. Mears/Urbina (BYU) def. Dawson/Schimmel (YALE) 8-2
Men Face Nevada at Boise State Invitational
PROVO, Utah (March 19, 208) -- After consecutive weekends at home, the BYU men's tennis team will join seven other teams at the Boise State Spring Break Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Host No. 35 Boise State, along with Ball State, Georgia State, Portland, Nevada, No. 65 Wichita State and Yale, will join the Cougars over the two-day event. BYU is scheduled to face Nevada in the first round.
Western Athletic Conference member Nevada enters this weekend's tournament with a 2-8 record on the season. In their last match, the Wolf Pack fell 6-0 to Mississippi State on March 15.
The Cougars are currently on a four-match winning streak; most recently posting back-to-back wins over Pacific and Portland last Friday. After dropping the doubles point in its first four matches of the season, BYU has turned things around, winning four of its last five.
BYU's match against Nevada will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday at the Crane Creek Country Club, with the winner set to face either Wichita State or Ball State at 1:30 p.m. later that day.
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BOISE STATE SPRING BREAK INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE
Friday, March 21 -- 9 a.m.
Boise State vs. Georgia State -- Appleton Tennis Center
Portland vs. Yale -- Julia Davis Park
Wichita State vs. Ball State -- Boise Racquet and Swim Club
Nevada vs. BYU -- Crane Creek Country Club
Friday, March 21 -- 1:30 p.m.
Main Draw Semifinal 2 -- Appleton Tennis Center
Back Draw Semifinal 1 -- Julia Davis Park
Back Draw Semifinal 2 -- Boise Racquet and Swim Club
Friday, March 21 -- 5 p.m.
Main Draw Semifinal 1 -- Appleton Tennis Center
Saturday, March 22 -- 9 a.m.
Back Draw Finals -- Julia Davis
Main Draw Semifinal Losers -- Appleton Tennis Center
Back Draw Semifinal Losers -- Boise Racquet and Swim Club
Saturday, March 22 -- 12 noon
Main Draw Finals -- Appleton Tennis Center