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mperry | Posted: 5 Apr 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Sullivan picks up victory in Cougar loss to No. 67 Santa Clara


SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Freshman Jacob Sullivan secured the singles win, but BYU men’s tennis fell to 67th-ranked Santa Clara, 6-1, in West Coast Conference play, Saturday.

The momentum from the Cougars’ (8-13, 2-4 WCC) comeback win on Friday did not carry over in the loss to the Broncos (12-5, 3-3 WCC).

The Australian Sullivan posted the lone win for BYU by taking care of Michael Tjuatjadarma at sixth singles in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.

Fellow freshman Matthew Pearce fell for the first time in six matches as he was ousted in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(4).

In doubles action Pearce teamed with junior Francis Sargeant at the No. 2 spot to beat Ashot Khacharyan and Mikheil Khmiadashvili, 8-2.

The Cougars continue on the road next week against No. 55 San Diego Saturday at noon PDT.

Santa Clara 6, BYU 1
1. John Lamble def. #122 Francis Sargeant (BYU) 6-1, 6-1
2. #124 Ilya Osintev def. Jeremy Bourgeois (BYU) 6-3, 6-3
3. Ashot Khacharyan def. Matthew Pearce (BYU) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(4)
4. Mikheil Khmiadashvili def. Robin Pfister (BYU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Sam Bertram def. Aidan Carrazedo (BYU) 7-5, 7-6(10)
6. Jacob Sullivan (BYU) def.  Michael Tjuatjadarma 6-2, 6-2

1. Osintev/Lamble def. Andrey Goryachkov/Pfister (BYU) 8-5
2. Pearce/Sargeant (BYU) def. Khacharyan/Khmiadashvili 8-2
3. Tjuatjadarma/Bertram def. Bourgeois/Sullivan (BYU) 8-4


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.