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AaronS | Posted: 1 Mar 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU splits matches in first day of HEB Tournament

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – In the first day of the HEB Tournament of Champions, the No. 30 BYU men’s tennis team bounced back to defeat Western Michigan 4-2 after falling to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday.
“It was a perfect storm of adversity to draw the home team in our first match transitioning from a month of indoor tennis at altitude to a seal level match outdoors on a hot sunny day,” said BYU head coach Brad Pearce. “The Islanders deserve credit for playing inspired tennis.”
The Cougars (11-3) started the day by earning the doubles point against the Islanders. Patrick Kawka and Francis Sargeant got the first victory of the day on Court 1 by topping Peter Nagy and Odon Barta 8-4.
On Court 3, Keaton Cullimore and John Pearce secured the doubles point with an 8-4 win over Gergo Weidinger and Guillaume Rauseo. The duo of Spencer Smith and Travis Fillmore fell short in a long match 9-8 (2).
BYU’s momentum did not carry over into the singles matches, however, as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi went on to win four-straight matches and the overall duel.
At 4 p.m., the Cougars faced the Broncos. Due to the rules of the tournament, the two teams only played singles.
Kawka earned a point for BYU as he defeated Nadin Indre in three sets, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.
Sargeant and Cullimore each topped their opponents in decisive matches. On Court 6, Pearce also earned a 6-2, 7-5 win over Andrew Cahn.
BYU plays in the last match of the tournament on Saturday against South Alabama.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4, BYU 1


1. Kawka/Sargeant (BYU) def. Nagy/Barta (AMCC) 8-4

2. Smith/Fillmore (BYU) def. Westmoreland/Maingot (AMCC) 9-8(2)

3. Weidinger/Rauseo (AMCC) def. Cullimore/Pearce (BYU) 8-4

Order of finish: 1, 3, 2


1. Peter Nagy (AMCC) def. Patrick Kawka (BYU) 6-1, 6-2

2. Matt Westmoreland (AMCC) def. Spencer Smith (BYU) 7-5, 6-2

3. Gergo Weidinger (AMCC) vs. Francis Sargeant (BYU) 5-7, 3-4 (DNF)

4. Guillaume Rauseo (AMCC) vs. Keaton Cullimore (BYU) 5-7, 5-5 (DNF)

5. Javier Pujol (AMCC) def. Andrey Goryachkov (BYU) 6-1, 6-2

6. Ricardo Mayagoitia (AMCC) def. John Pearce (BYU) 6-2, 6-4

Order of finish: 1, 5, 6, 2


BYU 4, Western Michigan 2


Not played


1. Patrick Kawka (BYU) def. Nadin Indre (WMU) 5-7, 7-5, 6-3

2. Ross VanderPloeg (WMU) def. Spencer Smith (BYU) 6-4, 6-4

3. Francis Sargeant (BYU) def. Aaron Wong (WMU) 6-3, 6-0

4. Keaton Cullimore (BYU) def. Ruben Greiner (WMU) 6-2, 6-1

5. Pablo Mora (WMU) def. Andrey Goryachkov (BYU) 6-4, 6-1

6. John Pearce (BYU) def. Andrew Cahn (WMU) 6-2, 7-5



AaronS | Posted: 27 Feb 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU travels to Texas for weekend tournament


PROVO, Utah -  After earning three points towards the Deseret First Duel with a recent 5-2 win over Utah, the No. 30 BYU men's tennis team will compete in the 47th Annual HEB Tournament of Champions in Corpus Christi, Texas, Friday and Saturday.

The HEB Invitational is an eight-team tournament. Other teams who will participate are Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, No. 34 Middle Tennessee State, Louisiana-Lafayette, South Alabama, DePaul, Western Michigan and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The Cougars (9-2) jumped 15 spots in the national ranking this week from No. 45 to No. 30.

In the month of February, sophomore Francis Sargeant earned a 5-1 record in singles play, with his only loss coming at No. 18 Stanford. Freshman Andrey Goryachkov also only recorded one loss in the month.

The tournament can be followed on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's website