BYU to Visit Utah State This Weekend

Cameron Muh | Posted: 6 Mar 2021 | Updated: 6 Mar 2021
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Matheus Ferreira Leite swings vs. Weber State

PROVO, Utah — BYU men's tennis will make the trip up to Logan this weekend to face Utah State at the Sports Academy & Racquet Club on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. MST.

After a week off due to the postponement of last weekend's match against Weber State, the Cougars (3-3) look to move above .500 with a victory over the Aggies (4-2). BYU leads the all-time series against Utah State, 15-4.  

BYU Notes (3-3, 0-0 West Coast Conference)

  • The Cougars are 3-3, most recently sweeping Idaho State, 7-0, two weekends ago.
  • BYU has wins over Grand Canyon, Weber State and Idaho State. The Cougars three losses were at Oregon (twice) and to New Mexico at home. 
  • The Cougars are led by seniors Sean Hill and Ben Gajardo, who each have five singles wins on the season, and have won their last three singles matches.
  • BYU went with a different doubles lineup for the first time all season in the match against Idaho State on Feb. 13. The Cougars' doubles pair of Ben Gajardo & Sam Tullis is 3-2 on the year.

Head Coach - Dave Porter

  • Alma Mater: BYU, 1975
  • Division 1 Coaching Record: 3-3 (1st Season)
  • Record at BYU: Same

BYU Doubles Records

  • Ben Gajardo & Sam Tullis (3-2)
  • Jack Barnett & Sean Hill (2-2)
  • Matheus Ferreira Leite & Mateo Vereau Melendez (1-4)
  • Ben Gajardo & Matheus Ferreira Leite (1-0)
  • Sean Hill & Sam Tullis (1-0)
  • Jack Barnett & Mateo Vereau Melendez (0-1)
  • Sean Hill & Dominik Jakovljevic (0-0)

BYU Singles Records

  • Sean Hill (5-1)
  • Ben Gajardo (5-1)
  • Sam Tullis (3-3)
  • Dominik Jakovljevic (3-3)
  • Jack Barnett (2-2)
  • Matheus Ferreira Leite (2-1)
  • Mateo Vereau Melendez (1-4)

Utah State Notes (4-2, 0-0 Mountain West Conference)

  • The Aggies are 4-2, with their most recent win coming on a 7-0 sweep of Colorado Mesa last weekend.
  • Utah State has wins over Idaho State, Eastern Washington, Weber State and Colorado Mesa. 
  • The Aggies two losses came at Gonzaga and against Denver at home. Utah State also had a match against Seattle scheduled for the second week of the season that was canceled.
  • The last meeting between BYU and Utah State was on Feb. 22, 2020. The Cougars defeated the Aggies, 4-1. 

Head Coach - Aaron Paajanen

  • Alma Mater: Point Loma Nazarene, 2004
  • Division 1 Coaching Record: 36-52 (6th Season)
  • Record at Utah State: 7-13 (2nd Season)

Match Information - February 27

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