mwood | Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars sweep in-state rival Wildcats for fourth straight win

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BYU vs. Weber State box score

PROVO, Utah-- In its fourth straight win this 2016 season, the BYU men's tennis team defeated in-state rival Weber State 7-0 at home on Friday evening.

"I'm proud of our guys," BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. "It was a great effort. Coming back from Hawai'i on an overnight flight Tuesday took a toll on the guys because it was a quick turnaround to a Friday match. Our guys responded well physically and did what they had to do to win."

BYU (4-0) got things going early on by winning the doubles point. John Pearce and Jacob Sullivan defeated Weber State's (0-1) Landon Barlow and Hou-En Chen 6-3 to win the first match of the night for the Cougars. They were quickly followed by Andrey Goryachkov and Jeremy Bourgeois, who beat the Wildcats' Sanjay Goswami and Stefan Cooper 6-4. Because the doubles point had already been won, Shane Monroe and Keaton Cullimore's match against Weber State's Jakub Gewart and Todd Fought was suspended at 4-4.

Goryachkov carried his doubles success over to his singles game to win the first singles point for the Cougars, as he defeated Chen 6-4, 6-1. Monroe followed his teammate with the third point of the night for BYU, defeating Fought 6-2, 6-3. Cullimore's 6-4, 6-3 win over Gewart gave the Cougars their fourth point of the match and the victory. Sullivan, JD Malan and Bourgeois each won their individual matches as well.

The Cougars remain at home for their second match of the weekend hosting Nevada, Saturday at 5:30 p.m. MST. Admission is free to the public and free pizza will be provided.

Live stats for the Nevada match can be found on the BYU men's tennis schedule page.

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