Genny Hickman | Posted: 31 Mar 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU tennis drops match 4-2 to No. 42 San Diego

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SAN DIEGO – BYU men’s tennis drops its first West Coast Conference match of the season 4-2 against No. 42 San Diego Saturday afternoon at the USD West Tennis Courts.

BYU (14-5, 3-1 WCC) came off a heartbreaking loss Friday to UC Irvine and was ready to bounce back against San Diego (9-7, 3-0 WCC). Despite the effort, the Cougars dropped the doubles point to the Toreros. No. 79 duo Joel Gamerov and August Holmgren defeated Sean Hill and Jeffrey Hsu 6-2 in No. 1 doubles. In the No. 2 slot, Nico Borter and Pratt Keerasuntonpon earned a 7-5 victory over BYU’s John Pearce and Ben Gajardo.

Moving into singles, San Diego claimed the first two wins. No. 121 Gamerov defeated J. Pearce 6-2, 6-0 in the No. 3 slot, while Araouzos Alexandros earned a three-set win (4-6, 6-3, 6-2) over Gajardo in No. 5 singles.

Matthew Pearce earned BYU its first win of the day with a 7-5, 7-5 victory against Keerasuntonpon in the No. 6 slot. Hsu defeated Borter 7-6, 6-4 in No. 2 singles, bringing the Cougars down just one 3-2 against the Toreros.

Sam Tullis dropped his match 7-6, 6-4 against David Nordfeldt in No. 4 singles, solidifying the San Diego win 4-2 over BYU.

The Cougars have a busy next week on the road with three conference matches. BYU plays against Saint Mary's on Thursday, April 5, at 2 p.m. PST, San Francisco on Friday, April 6, at 1 p.m. PST and Santa Clara on Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m. PST. 

Match Results

BYU 2, San Diego 4

Doubles Results

  1. No. 79 GAMEROV, Joel/HOLMGREN, August (USD) def. HILL, Sean/HSU, Jeffrey (BYU) 6-2
  2. BORTER, Nico/KEERASUNTONPON, Pratt (USD) def. PEARCE, John/GAJARDO, Ben (BYU) 7-5
  3. PEARCE, Matthew/TULLIS, Jacob (BYU) vs. NORFELDT/ARAOUZOS, Alexandros (USD) 6-5 (DNF)

Order of finish: (1, 2)

Singles Results

  1. No. 77 HOLMGREN, August (USD) vs. HILL, Sean (BYU) 6-7, 6-1, 3-3 (DNF)
  2. HSU, Jeffrey (BYU) def. BORTER, Nico (USD) 7-6, 6-4
  3. No. 121 GAMEROV, Joel vs. PEARCE, John (BYU) 6-2, 6-0
  4. NORFELDT, David (USD) def. TULLIS, Sam (BYU) 7-6, 6-4
  5. ALEXANDROS, Araouzos (USD) def. GAJARDO, Ben (BYU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
  6. PEARCE, Matthew (BYU) def. KEERASUNTONPON, Pratt (USD) 7-5, 7-5

Order of finish: (3, 5, 6, 2, 4)

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