SAN MATEO, Calif. – BYU men's tennis swept the West Coast Conference University Credit Union Men’s Tennis weekly honors, the conference announced Tuesday. Graduate senior Sean Hill was named Singles Player of the Week while sophomore Jack Barnett and senior Ben Gajardo earned Doubles Team of the Week honors.
Hill defeated ITA No. 30 August Holmgren of San Diego in a three-set thriller on Saturday. After dropping the first set 2-6, he rallied back to take the second and third sets 6-3, 7-5, clinching the 4-0 match sweep for the Cougars. With the win, Hill improved to 13-2 on the year, tied with fellow senior Gajardo for most singles wins this season.
This is Hill's first Singles Players of the Week honor. Hill had previously earned Doubles Team of the Week honors twice his sophomore and junior year and once his senior year.
Barnett and Gajardo improved to 6-1 as a doubles pair last week, clinching the doubles point for the Cougars in a 4-0 sweep of San Diego. The duo, ranked ITA No. 71, took down the Torero's 61st ranked August Holmgren and David Norfeldt, 6-3 in the win.
This is Barnett's second WCC award. He was named Singles Player of the Week once as a freshman last season. Gajardo has also received WCC honors once previously. He earned Doubles Team of the Week honors as a sophomore.
This is the Cougars' second and third weekly award of the season. Doubles pair Mateo Vereau Melendez and Brigham Andrus received WCC Doubles Team of the Week honors last week.
BYU is 11-5 on the year and looks to continue its five-match win streak as they welcome San Francisco and Utah to the Outdoor Tennis Courts on Friday, April 16, at 10 a.m. MDT, and Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m. MDT, respectively.
Read the full WCC release here.