DAVIS, Calif. – With a 4-3 win over the University of Nevada, BYU men’s tennis got back in the win column at the Marya Welch Tennis Center on Friday.
“The team really pulled together today, great entertainment and a real team victory,” said BYU head coach Dave Porter. “Everyone played hard, and I am proud of each of them. We are looking forward to tomorrow against UC Davis.”
The Cougars earned the doubles point beginning with a 6-4 win at No. 1 doubles as Jack Barnett and Tennyson Whiting came out on top in their matchup. Matheus Leite and Mateo Vereau battled closely in No. 3 doubles, finally securing the win and the doubles point at 7-5. At No. 2 doubles, Wally Thayne and Zach Fuchs’ match went unfinished, tied at 6-6.
In singles play, Zach Fuchs lost a 6-2, 6-2 match in No. 6 singles to even the overall score at 1-1. An injured Barnett lost a close match, but fought hard in No. 1 singles. Losing the first set 6-3, Barnett brought the second set to a tiebreak, losing 7-3 to give Nevada the lead at 2-1.
At No. 2 singles, Wally Thayne finished with a 6-3, 6-4 win against his Wolf Pack opponent to tie the match at 2-2. Matheus Leite lost a close match at No. 3 singles to give Nevada the lead at 3-2.
Mateo Vereau came through in two sets at 6-4, 6-4, leaving the deciding point up to Dominik Jakovljevic. At No. 5 singles, Jakovljevic won the first set in a 12-10 tiebreak and 6-3 in the second to lift the Cougars to the 4-3 victory over Nevada.
BYU will play again tomorrow against UC Davis at 2 p.m. PST.