No. 45 BYU Returns Home
PROVO, Utah – Returning home to finish its regular season, the No. 45 BYU men’s tennis team hosts Gonzaga Friday before welcoming Portland Saturday.
The Cougars (11-7, 1-2 WCC) split their matches over the weekend, taking a 5-2 decision against Saint Mary’s before falling 4-3 to then-No. 19 San Diego.
Junior Spencer Smith and freshman Francis Sargeant went undefeated in singles over the weekend for BYU. Smith improved to a team-best 26-7 overall record while Sargeant is 20-12 overall. Together, the No. 2 doubles pair is 19-10.
No. 45 Batrakov represents BYU in the national singles rankings.
Gonzaga (8-7, 1-2 WCC) is coming off a week break. In its last match, the Zags were shut out by San Diego, 6-0. Zhia Hwa Chong leads Gonzaga with an 18-5 overall singles record.
The Pilots (11-4, 1-1 WCC) are led by Alex Ferrero, who has a team-best 13-6 overall singles record. Portland dropped a 5-2 decision to then-No. 56 Oregon in its last match.
Friday’s match against Gonzaga kicks off at 11 a.m. MDT at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts. The match Saturday will begin at 10:30 a.m. MDT at the BYU Outdoor Tennis Courts. Match locations may change due to weather. Admission is free. Pizza and prizes will be provided.
BYU men’s tennis opened the 2023 season with a 6-1 home victory over Idaho State Friday.