Mike Miller | Posted: 7 Feb 2023 | Updated: 18 Feb 2023

Wally Thayne, Zach Fuchs named WCC Doubles Team of the Week

main image
Graphic announcing Wally Thayne and Zach Fuchs as the WCC Doubles Team of the Week

SAN MATEO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named BYU’s Wally Thayne and Zach Fuchs the Doubles Team of the Week after the duo’s 6-3 No. 1 doubles win on Friday.

Thayne and Fuchs defeated Cal Poly’s Joe Leather and Bastiaan Weststrate. The Cal Poly side was 1-1 before the match, having previously defeated Arkansas’ No. 1 doubles team and losing to No. 14 Michigan’s top pair.

Friday’s match was Thayne and Fuchs’ first win of the season after their only other match went unfinished. The Cougars took an early 4-2 advantage against Cal Poly after Fuchs came up from the back to hit a winner between Leather and Weststrate, with Thayne later sealing the match on an overhead slam after he and Fuchs continued to hold their serves.

The sophomores, who trained together near their homes in California before coming to BYU, are 6-5 together all-time for the Cougars.

BYU concludes its home stand on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 11:00 a.m. MST against New Mexico. The Cougars then visit Utah State on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 12:00 p.m.

Recent Stories

Wally Thayne going for a shot
Thayne, Fuchs earn ranked victories as BYU falls 5-2 to No. 20 Stanford

BYU men’s tennis saw ranked victories over the nation’s 5th and 59th singles players from Wally Thayne and Zach Fuchs,…

Graphic announcing BYU's match on Thursday versus Stanford
Cougars to host two ranked foes in Provo

The men’s tennis team will welcome two nationally ranked programs to the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts this weekend in No.…