PROVO, Utah – BYU men’s tennis fell 4-0 against Loyola Marymount on Friday at the BYU Outdoor Tennis Courts.
Coming out strong in doubles, Matheus Leite and Jack Barnett took the 6-3 win over their Lion opponents, Manel De Alencar and John Otico. At No. 1 doubles, Tennyson Whiting and Wally Thayne fought hard against LMU’s Jose Dominiquez and Toky Ranaivo but eventually fell 6-3. With the deciding match up to No. 3 doubles, Alex Lin and Dominik Jakovljevic fought for BYU. Lin and Jakovljevic took their team to 4-4 before eventually falling 6-4 to Emin Torlic and Austin Di Giulio.
With the Lions leading by one, senior Leite earned the Cougars a strong 6-3 first set win at No. 2 singles. In a close back and forth battle at No. 3 singles, Jakovljevic pulled out the first set win 6-4. Loyola continued to be a strong competitor taking wins at No. 4 and 1 singles. Down by 3, BYU continued to fight back. With a loss in his first set to Arthur Pantino, Otto Schreiner came from behind in his second set to tie the score 6-6. Whiting at No. 6 singles, faced a loss in his first set, only to come from behind in the second from 1-5 beating his opponent in six match points. With their second set at 6-6, Whiting and Torlic fought for the second set. Whiting eventually fell 7-4 in the tiebreak to give Loyola Marymount the fourth point and match win.
The Cougars will travel to California next week to face Pacific on Friday, April 22 and Saint Mary’s on Saturday, April 23.
Loyola Marymount 4, Brigham Young University 0
- Dane Esses (LMUM) def. Wally Thayne (BYU) 6-4, 6-4
- Matheus Leite (BYU) vs. Jose Dominiquez (LMUM) 6-3, 1-6, 3-2 3.
- Dominik Jakovljevic (BYU) vs. John Otico (LMUM) 6-4, 1-4
- Manoel De Alencar (LMUM) def. Alex Lin (BYU) 6-3, 6-0
- Otto Schreiner (BYU) vs. Arthur Pantino (LMUM) 3-6, 6-6 (1-2)
- Emin Torlic (LMUM) def. Tennyson Whiting (BYU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
- Jose Dominiquez and Toky Ranaivo (LMUM) def. Wally Thayne and Tennyson Whiting (BYU) 6-3
- Matheus Leite and Jack Barnett (BYU) def. Manoel De Alencar and John Otico (LMUM) 6-3
- Emin Torlic and Austin Di Giulio (LMUM) def. Alex Lin and Dominik Jakovljevic (BYU) 6-4
Order of finish: Singles -- 4 1 6 ; Doubles -- 2 1 3