Men's Tennis Hosts Regional Rival No. 35 Boise State
PROVO, Utah – In a regional rival showdown, the BYU men’s tennis team hosts No. 35 Boise State Friday at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts.
“We have a pretty young team so having them come through with some big wins last weekend gives them a lot of confidence,” BYU assistant coach Zack Warren said. “Boise State always gets our attention. They are a big regional rival and our guys are very excited to play.”
The Cougars (7-5), who are riding a four-match winning streak, are coming off impressive 7-0 wins over Air Force and Denver last weekend.
BYU’s No. 1 singles player, senior Georgy Batrakov, enters the weekend as the 54th-ranked singles player nationally.
Batrakov and Kawka team up at the No. 1 doubles position for the Cougars, where the duo has a 7-4 dual record. Playing at the No. 2 doubles position, Smith and freshman Francis Sargeant are 8-2 this spring.
The Broncos (7-4) have two nationally ranked singles players in No. 59 Damian Hume and No. 60 James Meredith.
Boise State is coming off the Blue-Gray Tennis Classic, where the team went 0-3 against three SEC teams who are currently ranked in the top 20. The Broncos fell 4-1 to No. 12 Auburn, 4-0 to No. 14 Mississippi State and 4-1 to No. 19 Tennessee.
The match kicks off at 5:30 p.m. As always at home matches, pizza and prizes will be provided. Spectators may park in the “Y Lot” parking lots to the northwest and southwest of the courts. Admission is free.
BYU men’s tennis opened the 2023 season with a 6-1 home victory over Idaho State Friday.