Season Ends With Loss to TCU
FORT WORTH -- The 2008 season ended on Friday after the BYU men's tennis team fell 4-0 to top-seeded TCU in the semifinal match at the Mountain West Conference Tournament. With the loss the Cougars fall to 16-12 on the season.
TCU's Cosmin Cotet and Adrian Simon answered back with an 8-3 defeat of Daniel Hwang and Thomas Shubert at the No. 2 position, while the duo of Kriegler Brink and Emanu Brighiu clinched the point for the Horned Frogs with an 8-5 win over Jonathan Sanchez and AJ Young at the top spot.
The Frogs carried the momentum over to singles play, winning the first three contests in straight sets to seal the victory.
Brighiu led off the scoring with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over BYU's Shubert at the No. 2 position, while Brink followed with a 6-2, 6-1 defeat of Mears at the No. 3 spot to put TCU up 3-0 in the match. The Horned Frogs clinched the win as Young fell 6-3, 6-0 to Casey Powers.
The Frogs will face No. 2 New Mexico on Saturday at 10 a.m. CDT in the finals.
No. 1 TCU def. No. 5 BYU, 4-0
April 25, 2008 - FORT WORTH, Texas
1. No. 36 Cosmin Cotet (TCU) vs. Jonathan Sanchez (BYU) 6-1, 4-5, unf.
2. Emanu Brighiu (TCU) def. Thomas Shubert (BYU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Kriegler Brink (TCU) def. Cassidy Mears (BYU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Zach Nichols (TCU) vs. Evan Urbina (BYU) 7-5, 1-0, unf.
5. Adrian Simon (TCU) vs. Daniel Hwang (BYU) 6-2, 2-3, unf.
6. Casey Powers (TCU) def. AJ Young (BYU) 6-3, 6-0
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 6*
1. Brink/Brighiu (TCU) def. Sanchez/Young (BYU) 8-5
2. Cotet/Simon (TCU) def. Hwang/Shubert (BYU) 8-3
3. Mears/Urbina (BYU) def. Nichols/Seider (TCU) 8-5
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1*