Brigham Young University
Apr 07 | 12:00 PM
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Saint Mary's College of California
Outdoor Tennis Courts

150 E Provo UT 84602

Genny Hickman | Posted: 7 Apr 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Genny Hickman

Cougars defeat Saint Mary’s 4-0 on Senior Day


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PROVO, Utah – Senior Jacob Sullivan and junior John Pearce each recorded two wins to help BYU men's tennis defeat Saint Mary’s for the final home match of the season on Friday.

"We have a lot to be proud of this season," BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. "I’m proud of each and every one of these guys in whatever role they’ve played. To me, it’s a great overall team success story to be where we are at right now in the season. I recognize all the contributions of our seniors. They’ve been outstanding tennis players, great students and fine young men. It's been an honor and a privilege working with them and being their coach"

BYU (13-9, 6-1 WCC) jumped out to an early lead over Saint Mary’s (6-13, 1-5 WCC) with wins at first and second doubles. Sullivan and Aidan Carrazedo dominated Manuel Lamelas and Matthew Campana 6-1 before John Pearce and Jeremy Bourgeois finished with a 6-4 win over Damon Kesaris and Nash Vollenweider at the No. 1 slot.

The Cougars continued to overpower the Gaels as BYU quickly claimed three straight-set matches. John Pearce finished first and recorded his second victory of the day by defeating Calvin Jordaan 6-3, 6-3. Matthew Pearce followed with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Matthew Campana before Sullivan earned his 14th victory of the season to clinch the match for the Cougars at No. 2 singles, winning 6-2, 6-4.

"It was great to finish being undefeated against conference opponents at home," Coach Pearce said. "The 10-2 home record this season is a great accomplishment. I believe we have a good shot at the regular-season championship. To be in the position we’re in is fun, with a 6-1 conference record, and that’s what we play for."

With six conference victories, BYU continues the fight for a regular-season WCC championship. The Cougars travel to California to play Pepperdine on Friday, April 14 and LMU on Saturday, April 15 for BYU’s final two matches of the season.

BYU Men's Tennis 4, Saint Mary's 0

Doubles competition

  1. PEARCE, John/BOURGEOIS, Jeremy (BYU) def. Damon Kesaris/Nash Vollenweider (SMC) 6-4
  2. CARRAZEDO, Aidan/SULLIVAN, Jacob (BYU) def. Manuel Lamelas/Matthew Campana (SMC) 6-1
  3. PEARCE, Matthew/TULLIS, Sam (BYU) vs. Jacob Lagman/Brian Lee (SMC) 4-3, unfinished

Order of finish: (2,1)

Singles competition

  1. CULLIMORE, Keaton (BYU) vs. Damon Kesaris (SMC) 6-1, 4-6, unfinished
  2. SULLIVAN, Jacob (BYU) def. Nash Vollenweider (SMC) 6-2, 6-4
  3. PEARCE, Matthew (BYU) def. Matthew Campana (SMC) 6-1, 6-3
  4. PEARCE, John (BYU) def. Calvin Jordaan (SMC) 6-3, 6-3
  5. CARRAZEDO, Aidan (BYU) vs. Manuel Lamelas (SMC) 6-3, 3-4, unfinished
  6. TULLIS, Sam (BYU) vs. Jacob Lagman (SMC) 6-2, 2-3, unfinished

Order of finish: (4,3,2)


Genny Hickman | Posted: 3 Apr 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Genny Hickman

Last home match against Saint Mary's on Friday


PROVO, Utah – After splitting conference matches on the road last weekend, BYU men’s tennis returns to Provo for its final home match of the season against Saint Mary’s.

BYU (12-9, 5-1 West Coast Conference) split matches against Portland and Gonzaga last week. Jacob Sullivan posted the Cougars’ lone victory as BYU dropped its match 4-1 to the Pilots. Strong play from Sam Tullis, John Pearce and Keaton Cullimore highlighted the 4-0 sweep over the Bulldogs.  

Saint Mary’s (6-11, 1-4 WCC) fell to both Santa Clara and San Francisco on the road last week. Damon Kesaris leads the Gaels as the top singles player and has won nine-straight matches in dual competition. Saint Mary’s takes on Utah State on Thursday before traveling to Provo to play BYU. The Cougars defeated the Gaels 4-0 on the road last season.

BYU faces off against Saint Mary's on Friday, April 7, at noon MDT at the BYU outdoor tennis courts. The match will be moved indoors if inclement weather occurs. Seniors Jeremy Bourgeois, Aidan Carrazedo, Cullimore and Sullivan will be honored for Senior Day. Admission is free and there will be free pizza and giveaways.