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mperry | Posted: 4 Apr 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Sargeant, Pearce lead 5-2 comeback win over Dons

SAN FRANCISCO -- Despite rain delays, BYU men’s tennis stormed back for the 5-2 win over San Francisco on captain Francis Sargeant’s match-clincher, Friday.
The Cougars (8-12) came back from a 2-0 deficit as they improved to 2-3 in West Coast Conference play.
"This team showed some character and resilience today," BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. "I was proud of them."
With the match at 3-2 in favor of BYU, the nationally ranked Sargeant came through in the clutch at No. 1 singles to clinch the win. The junior fell in the first set 2-6 before winning the final two, 6-3, 6-3, against Bernardo Saraiva.
Freshman Matthew Pearce set up Sargeant for the clincher as he picked up his fifth consecutive singles win to secure the point, 6-4, 6-4, against Christian Brockstedt. 

The comeback was needed after the Dons (9-11, 0-5 WCC) took the first two points of the match at doubles and fifth singles.
The Cougars clawed their way back into the match as No. 2 singles player Andrey Goryachkov topped Nils Skajaa in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.
Freshman Jeremy Bourgeois followed suit at the No. 3 slot by edging Thomas Takemoto in two sets as well, 6-4, 7-6(8). 
After the match was won, South African freshman Aidan Carrazedo rallied in his match, slipping by Timothy Tan, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
The Cougars face another road test when they take on their 10th ranked opponent on the season in 67th-ranked Santa Clara, Saturday at noon PDT.

BYU 5, San Francisco 2
1. Francis Sargeant (BYU) def. Bernardo Saraiva (USF); 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
2. Andrey Goryachkov (BYU) def. Nils Skajaa (USF); 6-4, 6-2
3. Jeremy Bourgeois (BYU) def. Thomas Takemoto (USF); 6-4, 7-6(8)
4. Matthew Pearce (BYU) def. Christian Brockstedt (USF); 6-4, 6-4
5. Germain Bahri (USF) def. Jacob Sullivan (BYU); 6-2, 6-2
6. Aidan Carrazedo (BYU) def. Timothy Tan (USF); 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Order of finish: 5, 2, 3, 4, 1, 6
1. Bernardo Saraiva/Nils Skajaa (USF) vs. Andrey Goryachkov/Robin Pfister (BYU); DNF (6-6 when stopped)
2. Christian Brockstedt/Timothy Tan (USF) def. Matthew Pearce/Francis Sargeant (BYU); 8-3
3. Germain Bahri/Thomas Takemoto (USF) def. Jeremy Bourgeois/Jacob Sullivan (BYU); 8-2

Order of finish: 3, 2

mperry | Posted: 3 Apr 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU men’s tennis continues WCC play in Northern California

PROVO, Utah -- The BYU men’s tennis team heads out on the road again for more West Coast Conference action as it faces San Francisco Friday at 1 p.m. PDT and No. 67 Santa Clara Saturday at 1 p.m.
“I think this weekend will be a real character and resilience test for the team,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. “We've taken some time this week in the classroom to go over the fundamentals of closing out matches. Hopefully they all learned something.”
The Cougars (7-12, 1-3 WCC) first take on the Dons (9-10) who are 0-4 in conference. BYU is 5-1 in all-time against San Francisco.
Saturday will be another road test as the team challenges the 67th-ranked Broncos. Santa Clara will be the 10th match against a ranked team.
Last weekend, BYU was led by Matthew Pearce as he went undefeated. The freshman won both doubles matches with teammate Francis Sargeant and secured two victories in singles, which included a clutch win at the No. 5 spot in a near upset of Pepperdine.
The Cougars will be on the road again next week against No. 55 San Diego April 12 at noon PDT.