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Kiana Schlenker | Posted: 19 Mar 2022 | Updated: 22 Sep 2022
Kiana Schlenker

Cougars win 4-2 in first conference match against Portland

Wally against Portland

PROVO, Utah – In its first conference match of the season, BYU men’s tennis claimed the win in a 4-2 match over University of Portland at the BYU Outdoor Tennis Courts on Saturday.  

“We are thrilled with the win today,” said head coach Dave Porter. “Portland is a very good tennis team, and we played some of our best tennis against them. We came out strong in doubles, beating two ranked teams to get the doubles point and didn’t let up at all in singles. The players worked hard, and I am very proud of them. We have a week to heal up and get ready for the tough Gonzaga team next Friday.”

With a strong start in doubles, BYU’s Matheus Leite and Mateo Vereau dominated at No. 2 with a 6-1 win against ranked doubles duo, Eleftherios Neos and Sema Pankin. Wally Thayne and Tennyson Whiting followed close behind with a 6-3 win at No. 1 doubles to secure the doubles point for BYU.

Portland came back in singles play with a win at No. 3 singles to tie the match 1-1.  With an ace to end the first set, senior Leite continued the momentum with a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles putting BYU back on top, leading 2-1.

In a tight match at No. 5 singles, Otto Schreiner battled for the win in a first set tiebreak. BYU’s Schreiner came out on top with a score of 7-6 (2), 6-3 to keep the Cougars ahead 3-1.

Splitting sets at No. 1, 4, and 6 singles, BYU continued to fight for the final point. At No. 1 singles, Thayne fell 3-6, 7-5 (5), 1-6 to give the Pilots their second point. Dominik Jakovljevic fought hard at No. 4 singles and came out with a win in three sets, securing the 4-2 win for BYU over Portland.

The Cougars will play home again next Friday, hosting the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The match is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. MDT.



  1. Sema Pankin (POR) def. Wally Thayne (BYU) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1
  2. Matheus Ferreira Lei (BYU) def. Eleftherios Neos (POR) 6-4, 6-4
  3. Julien Penzlin (POR) def. Mateo Vereau (BYU) 6-2, 6-2
  4. Dominik Jakovljevic (BYU) def. Issa Yoshida (POR) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
  5. Otto Schreiner (BYU) def. Nikolas Tvedt (POR) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
  6. Alex Lin (BYU) vs. Nicolas Ocana (POR) 3-6, 6-1, 2-3


  1. Wally Thayne and Tennyson Whiting (BYU) def. Eleftherios Neos and Issa Yoshida (POR) 6-3
  2. Matheus Ferreira Lei and Mateo Vereau (BYU) def. Sema Pankin and Nikolas Tvedt (POR) 6-1
  3. Otto Schreiner and Alex Lin (BYU) vs. Nicklas Oberg and Oscar Brown (POR) 3-2

Order of finish: Singles -- 3 2 5 1 4 ; Doubles -- 2 1


Kiana Schlenker | Posted: 14 Mar 2022 | Updated: 27 Apr 2022
Kiana Schlenker

BYU to host Idaho and Portland

Matheus backhand

PROVO, Utah — Back at home this week, BYU men’s tennis will host Idaho State on Wednesday, March 16 at 5 p.m. MDT. In their first conference match of the season, the Cougars will also host the Portland Pilots on Saturday, March 19 at 1 p.m. MDT.


BYU Notes: (4-5)

  • The Cougars are 4-5 this season after two away losses against UC Santa Barbara (4-0) and Cal Poly (4-0)
  • BYU came out with two on the road wins against University of Nevada (4-3) and UC Davis (4-1) 
  • The Cougars lost to Boise State in a close 4-3 match and to New Mexico (3-2)
  • BYU came out on top of the Weber State Wildcats and Grand Canyon Antelopes, winning both matches by a score of 6-1
  • BYU kicked off its 2021-22 season at the Hawai’i Invitational on Jan. 6-8. The Cougars were 8-1 in doubles and 9-12 in singles for an overall record of 17 wins and 13 losses.  

Head Coach - Dave Porter

  • Alma Mater: BYU, 1975
  • Division 1 Coaching Record: 18-10 (2nd Season)
  • Record at BYU: Same
  • Overall collegiate coaching record: 1,428-198

BYU Singles Record

Brigham Andrus (1-2)

Jack Barnett (1-3)

Zach Fuchs (3-1)

Matheus Ferreira Leite (3-5)

Dominik Jakovljevic (1-1)

Wally Thayne (3-2)

Mateo Vereau (4-1)

Tennyson Whiting (0-1)

Alex Lin (1-2)

Otto Schreiner (1-0)


BYU Doubles Record

Brigham Andrus & Matheus Ferreira Leite (3-1)

Zach Fuchs & Wally Thayne (1-1)

Mateo Vereau & Wally Thayne (1-1)

Dominik Jakovljevic & Mateo Vereau, (1-0)

Jack Barnett & Tennyson Whiting (4-2)

Jack Barnett & Wally Thayne (1-0)

Dominik Jakovljevic & Alex Lin (1-0)

Mateo Vereau & Matheus Leite (1-3)


University of Idaho Notes (4-8)

  • The Vandals are 4-8 this season after three losses last weekend at the Arizona Tournament against Arizona State (0-4), Penn State (1-4) and Michigan State (2-4)
  • Idaho came out on top of Whitman (7-0), Lewis and Clark State College (7-0), Omaha (4-3) and Seattle (4-3)
  • The Vandals have also taken losses from Nevada (3-7), Utah State (1-6), Washington (1-6), Air Force (3-4) and Gonzaga (1-6)
  • BYU leads the series against Idaho 7-0

Head Coach - Daniel Hangstefer

  • Alma Mater: Lipscomb University
  • Hangstefer’s record at the University of Idaho is 18-25

University of Idaho Match Information – Wednesday, March 16

  • Time: 5 p.m. MDT  
  • Live stats and live stream will be available


Portland Notes (WCC): (3-5)

  • The Pilots are 3-5 this season after sweeping Eastern Washington last weekend (7-0) and losing to University of Oregon (2-4)
  • Portland has also taken losses from TCA (0-4), Wichita State (1-4), San Diego State (3-4) and USC (3-4)
  • The Pilots also came out on top of Portland State (7-0) and Montana State (6-1)
  • BYU leads the series against Portland 10-2

Head Coach - Aaron Gross

  • Alma Mater: University of Washington, 1992
  • Record at Portland: 243-203 (Season 22)

Portland Match Information– Saturday, March 19

  • Time: 1 p.m. MDT
  • Live stats and live stream will be available