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Genny Hickman | Posted: 23 Sep 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Genny Hickman

S.Tullis wins singles draw at intra-squad competition


PROVO, Utah – Sophomore Sam Tullis beat out fellow teammates to win the singles draw at the Fall Classic intra-squad competition this weekend. Junior Jeffrey Hsu and sophomore Sean Hill took home the doubles title.

“I think it's terrific during this time of the year to have an opportunity to see where each guy is at with his game and their competitiveness" head BYU Coach Brad Pearce said. "Our guys handled it really well, especially playing against each other which can be hard. I’m really impressed by the performances I saw, and I think guys got better. I told the guys as we finished, that the sky is the limit this year if we keeping working, pulling and pushing each other to get better.”

S. Tullis beat John Pearce in two sets (6-2, 6-4) to earn the singles victory.

Hsu and Hill beat teammates junior Matthew Pearce and sophomore Ben Gajardo (8-5) to secure the doubles title.

Sophomores David Ball and Victor Brown were able to get in their first matches since returning home from their missions. Freshmen Artsiom AusiyevichBen Gajardo and Jacob Tullis participated in their first tournament as Cougars.

BYU now prepares for the next preseason tournament-- the Boise Invitational Oct. 6-7. 


Genny Hickman | Posted: 18 Sep 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Genny Hickman

Intra-squad competition on tap this week


PROVO, Utah—The 2017-18 BYU men’s tennis team opens its fall season this weekend, Sept. 21-23, at home with an intra-squad competition consisting of all 10 Cougar players.

The team is excited to show its hard work and dedication from this summer's preparation for the upcoming season. Returning player John Pearce leads the team as the only senior. Pearce ended last season with a 12-8 singles record. Junior Matthew Pearce and sophomore Sam Tullis are also returning from last year’s team with singles records of 15-13 and 14-9, respectively. Sophomores David Ball and Victor Brown are home from missions and eager to return to competition. Both last competed during the 2014-15 campaign. New transfers, junior Jeffrey Hsu and sophomore Sean Hill, join BYU, along with freshmen Artsiom AusiyevichBen Gajardo and Jacob Tullis.

The tournament begins Thursday at 3 p.m. and runs through Saturday. All matches will be played on BYU’s outdoor tennis courts, weather permitting. The event is free and open to the public.