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

Cougars fall to No. 45 New Mexico


PROVO, Utah – BYU men’s tennis dropped its home match Saturday to No. 45 New Mexico 4-0 in Provo.

The Lobos (11-6) got out to a quick 1-0 lead on the Cougars (8-9, 2-0) after seizing the doubles point. Cougars David Ball and Jacob Sullivan fell at No. 2 doubles 6-0 to Augustus Ge and James Hignett. New Mexico clinched the point on No. 3 doubles as Samir Iftikhar and Mitchell McDaniels outplayed the BYU duo of Jeremy Bourgeois and Aidan Carrazedo 6-2. Francis Sargeant and Andrey Goryachkov were tied at four in their match when it was called.

The Lobos did not slow down when singles play started. They won the first three matchups to take the overall match. Hignett was first off the court after beating Ball 6-0, 6-1 and Hayden Sabatka was victorious in his matchup with Shane Monroe 6-4, 6-4. In the clinching match, Bart Van Leijsen took the second set tiebreaker against Jeremy Bourgeois to win 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) and to end the match.  

BYU stays home for its third conference match next Wednesday at 1 p.m. against San Francisco in Provo. Live stats are available for that match through the BYU men’s schedule page. 

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jkitchen | Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars host No. 45 New Mexico


PROVO, Utah – BYU men’s tennis looks to build off its 4-2 victory over Santa Clara last Saturday when it hosts No. 45 New Mexico Saturday in Provo.

The Cougars (8-8, 2-0 West Coast Conference) got back in the win column with the victory of Santa Clara and pushed their conference unbeaten streak to two. Francis Sargeant will also look to continue to climb the BYU all-time singles victories list. He currently sits at No. 6 all time with 87 wins.

The Lobos (10-6) come to Provo on a two-match win streak after beating Georgia State twice in a doubleheader last Saturday. New Mexico is led by Samir Iftikhar who is ranked No. 62 nationally in singles.

Live video and stats are available for the match and can be found through the BYU men’s tennis schedule page.