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rachelhawks | Posted: 9 Apr 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU Men's Tennis Earns 12th Consecutive Win


SAN DIEGO -- Still undefeated in conference, the No. 36 BYU men’s tennis team struck down San Diego State 5-2 Saturday on the Aztecs’ home court in the two teams’ second matchup of the season.

“I think San Diego State played well in doubles,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. “They really took it to us. But our guys bounced back and got on board early in singles to get another conference win. They’re continuing to fight hard and compete this season. It’s nothing new, just what we’ve been doing the entire year. San Diego State played a tough match, so it was a good win for us.”

No. 116 Patrick Kawka gave BYU (16-4, 3-0) its first point, winning 6-1, 6-1 against Hunter Nicholas. His was followed by a 6-3, 6-2 win from Spencer Smith against Tim Schulz van Endert. Georgy Batrakov continued his 14-match winning streak with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Javier Pulgar on Court 2.

Thomas Shubert clinched the match on Court 5, defeating Andre Feliz 6-3, 6-4 and Roman Warias followed up with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 win against Juan Florez.

SDSU (4-14, 2-3) received its only singles point from Giovanni Vaglietti defeating Evan Urbina 6-3, 7-6 (5) on Court 1.

In doubles the Aztecs took control, with Vaglietti and Nicholas breaking Batrakov and Shubert’s winning streak (8-6). Urbina and Kawka also fell to SDSU opponents in an 8-0 match. Warias and Smith pulled out with the only Cougar doubles victory, defeating Feliz and Sangwan 8-6.

In the January matchup, BYU swept the match 4-0.

Next up, the Cougars return home for a 1 p.m. matchup against New Mexico Thursday and an 11 a.m. matchup against Air Force Saturday.

No. 36 BYU vs. San Diego State



1) Vaglietti/Nicholas (SDSU) def. Batrakov/Shubert (BYU), 8-6

2) Pulgar/Schulz van Endert (SDSU) def. Urbina/Kawka (BYU), 8-0

3) Warias/Smith (BYU) def. Feliz/Sangwan (SDSU), 8-6

Order of finish: 3, 1, 2


1) Giovanni Vaglietti (SDSU) def. Evan Urbina (BYU), 6-3, 7-6 (5)

2) Georgy Batrakov (BYU) def. Javier Pulgar (SDSU), 6-1, 6-3

3) Spencer Smith (BYU) def. Tim Schulz van Endert (SDSU), 6-3, 6-2

4) No. 116 Patrick Kawka (BYU) def. Hunter Nicholas (SDSU), 6-1, 6-1

5) Thomas Shubert (BYU) def. Andre Feliz (SDSU), 6-3, 6-4

6) Roman Warias (BYU) def. Juan Florez (SDSU), 7-6 (4), 6-2

Order of finish: 4, 3, 2, 5, 1, 6


rachelhawks | Posted: 6 Apr 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 36 BYU Challenges Two Conference Foes


PROVO, Utah -- Following a tough 4-3 victory against No. 74 TCU, the No. 36 BYU men’s tennis team will meet conference foe No. 52 UNLV in Las Vegas Thursday and San Diego State in San Diego Saturday.

“They’re both going to be tough,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. “UNLV has the better record, but San Diego State is very dangerous. These are two schools we never take lightly. We just need to make sure the guys are ready to play in every match at every position.”

No. 116 Patrick Kawka, a freshman from Las Vegas, scored the final point for BYU (14-4, 1-0) that clinched Cougar victory against the Horned Frogs. Kawka holds a 24-8 record in singles. With team captain Evan Urbina, he has earned an 18-8 overall doubles record.

Mountain West Conference Player of the Week Georgy Batrakov is 16-3 on the season and has won his last 13 matches. Batrakov is undefeated with doubles partner Thomas Shubert (9-0).

UNLV’s Mehdi Bouras ranks No. 58 with an 18-10 singles record and ranks No. 35 with Bernard Schoeman (13-8). The Rebels are 12-8 on the season and 1-1 in conference after a win against ... and loss to ... last weekend.

San Diego State is 3-13 on the season and 1-2 in conference, with losses to No. 74 TCU and No. 51 New Mexico and a win against Air Force.

The UNLV match will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday and the San Diego State game will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.