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Anonymous | Posted: 25 Apr 2008 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Season Ends With Loss to TCU


FORT WORTH -- The 2008 season ended on Friday after the BYU men's tennis team fell 4-0 to top-seeded TCU in the semifinal match at the Mountain West Conference Tournament. With the loss the Cougars fall to 16-12 on the season.

BYU won the first doubles contest, as Cassidy Mears and Evan Urbina defeated Zach Nichols and Jack Seider at the bottom position by a score of 8-5.

TCU's Cosmin Cotet and Adrian Simon answered back with an 8-3 defeat of Daniel Hwang and Thomas Shubert at the No. 2 position, while the duo of Kriegler Brink and Emanu Brighiu clinched the point for the Horned Frogs with an 8-5 win over Jonathan Sanchez and AJ Young at the top spot.

The Frogs carried the momentum over to singles play, winning the first three contests in straight sets to seal the victory.

Brighiu led off the scoring with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over BYU's Shubert at the No. 2 position, while Brink followed with a 6-2, 6-1 defeat of Mears at the No. 3 spot to put TCU up 3-0 in the match. The Horned Frogs clinched the win as Young fell 6-3, 6-0 to Casey Powers.

The Frogs will face No. 2 New Mexico on Saturday at 10 a.m. CDT in the finals.


No. 1 TCU def. No. 5 BYU, 4-0

April 25, 2008 - FORT WORTH, Texas


1. No. 36 Cosmin Cotet (TCU) vs. Jonathan Sanchez (BYU) 6-1, 4-5, unf.

2. Emanu Brighiu (TCU) def. Thomas Shubert (BYU) 6-2, 6-4

3. Kriegler Brink (TCU) def. Cassidy Mears (BYU) 6-2, 6-1

4. Zach Nichols (TCU) vs. Evan Urbina (BYU) 7-5, 1-0, unf.

5. Adrian Simon (TCU) vs. Daniel Hwang (BYU) 6-2, 2-3, unf.

6. Casey Powers (TCU) def. AJ Young (BYU) 6-3, 6-0

Order of Finish: 2, 3, 6*


1. Brink/Brighiu (TCU) def. Sanchez/Young (BYU) 8-5

2. Cotet/Simon (TCU) def. Hwang/Shubert (BYU) 8-3

3. Mears/Urbina (BYU) def. Nichols/Seider (TCU) 8-5

Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1*

*Clinching point


Anonymous | Posted: 22 Apr 2008 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Tennis Prepares For MWC Tournament


PROVO -- The BYU men's and women's tennis teams will travel to Fort Worth, Texas as the Mountain West Conference Tournament gets underway at the Bayard H. Freidman Tennis Center on Thursday. Both Cougar teams enter the tournament as the No. 5 seeds in their respective draws, with the men facing No. 74 UNLV and the women taking on No. 56 Utah.

After beginning conference play with a perfect 5-0 record, BYU's No. 47 women's team (13-11, 5-3 MWC) suffered losses in the last three league matches of the season; with its most recent coming against in-state rival Utah this past Saturday. The Cougars will have a chance to redeem themselves as the two teams compete for the second time in less than one week.

"We're really excited to play Utah again this week and see if we can play better," said women's head coach Craig Manning. "Our team is anxious to get out there."

Entering this year's championships, the BYU women's team has captured the title crown three of the past four seasons, and is looking to repeat. Should BYU defeat Utah, it would move on to Friday's semifinals against the winner of TCU's match vs. either Air Force or Wyoming.

Despite its 2-4 conference record, the men's team is excited to participate in the tournament as well, hoping to see similar results to last season. In 2007 the Cougars entered the championships as the five-seed with an identical 2-4 record. That team went on to upset No 55 New Mexico and No. 47 San Diego State, the regular-season champion, to secure second place in the tournament.

The Cougars are slated to take on fourth-seed, and defending MWC Champions, UNLV, who defeated BYU 4-3 earlier in the season. The winner of that match will face the top-seeded host TCU in the semifinals.

"The last time we played [UNLV] we had a chance to win the doubles point, but weren't able to pull it out," said men's head coach Brad Pearce. "That will be a key factor this time around. We have to play a complete match in both singles and doubles."

Both matches will take place on Thursday, with the BYU women facing Utah at 2 p.m. CT and the men following at 4 p.m. CT. The winners of the men's and women's MWC Tournaments receive the conference's automatic bids to their respective NCAA Tournaments.

For live stats and updated results on the tournament click here


Thursday, April 24

10 a.m. CT Quarterfinal Match #1 No. 3 Utah vs. No. 6 San Diego State

1 p.m. CT Quarterfinal Match #2 No. 2 New Mexico vs. No. 7 Air Force

4 p.m. CT Quarterfinal Match #3 No. 4 UNLV vs. No. 5 BYU

Friday, April 25

10 a.m. CT Semifinal Match #1 Utah/SDSU Winner vs. UNM/AFA Winner

2 p.m. CT Semifinal Match #2 No. 1 TCU vs. UNLV/BYU Winner

Saturday, April 26

10 a.m. CT Championship Match