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jkitchen | Posted: 17 Jan 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Sergeant helps team to first win at New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Senior Francis Sargeant led BYU's men's tennis team to a 5-2 victory over the University of New Orleans Saturday in its first dual match of the weekend.
“New Orleans gave us a tough battle today,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. “It was nice to have Francis healthy and leading his team to a win.”
The Cougars got off to a sluggish start in doubles and fell behind 1-0 early. Sargeant and freshman Shane Monroe won their doubles match against Christoffer Appelgre and Luis Albuquerque 6-4 but BYU fell in the other two doubles matches. The duo of Robin Pfister and Andrey Goryachkov lost to Giacomo Adoncecchi and Timo Kranz 7-5 while David Ball and Jacob Sullivan were defeated by Blake Gregor and Rui Silva 6-2.
“The first match at sea level is always tough, even with a full day of preparation,” Pearce said. “I think it showed in our doubles play.”
Having lost the doubles point, BYU needed to win four of its six singles matches to win. The Cougars did not disappoint, taking five of the six and securing the match. Monroe was first off the court. Playing at No. 2 singles, he beat Silva quickly 6-1, 6-3. Ball and Jeremy Bourgeois also won in straight sets in their matches against Christoffer Appelgre (6-3, 6-4) and Giacomo Adoncecchi (7-6, 6-1), respectively.
Goryachkov battled back from 1-4 in the third set to take his match against Gonzalo Garcia 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. Sullivan battled to a tiebreaker in the third set but fell to Blake Gregor 4-6, 6-2, 7-6. Playing at No. 1 singles again for the first time this season, Sargeant clinched the match for the Cougars by outplaying Timo Kranz 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 for BYU’s fourth point.
The Cougars are back in action Monday in New Orleans when they face Tulane University.

jkitchen | Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU heads to New Orleans


PROVO, Utah – Cougar men’s tennis heads out on the road for their first road tests of the young season. BYU travels to New Orleans to face the University of New Orleans, Saturday and Tulane University on Monday.

“We are excited about the opportunity to play two teams we have never played before in the historic city of New Orleans,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. “We have been working hard since our home opener and hope to see some improvement in our play.”

The Cougars will look to bounce back from a disappointing home split in last weekend’s home opener. BYU beat Weber State 6-1 but fell to Utah State 4-3. Freshman, Shane Monroe led the Cougars on the day with victories at No. 1 singles in both matches. Andrey Goryachkov also tallied two victories Saturday, coming from behind in both to win in the third set. The Cougars were also able to capture the doubles point in both matches.

This is the first meeting between BYU and both of this weekend’s opponents and will be a good measurement for the progression of this season’s squad. The Cougars return home Saturday, January 24 to host Air Force at the BYU indoor tennis courts.