Intercollegiate Tennis Association
Oct 14 | 08:30 AM
McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium

1155 University Blvd. SE Albuquerque NM 87106-4320

Mike Miller | Posted: 14 Oct 2022 | Updated: 1 Dec 2022
Mike Miller

Vereau marks 100 appearances during Mountain Regional day two

Mateo Vereau has made 100 career singles appearances

Albuquerque, N.M. - Mateo Vereau appeared in his 100th career singles match Friday at the ITA Mountain Regional Championships. The senior from Trujillo, Peru is in his fifth season at BYU but was on pace to hit the mark in four years before the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vereau's match was one of nine for the Cougars on day two of regionals. Full results and tomorrow's schedule are listed below.


Main Draw

Singles (Consolation)

  • Zach Fuchs def. Ryoma Matsushita (New Mexico) 6-4, 7-6 (5)
  • Wally Thayne def. Stijn Paardekooper (Utah State) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8
  • Itay Feigin (New Mexico State) def. Mateo Vereau 4-6, 6-3, 10-8

After retiring from his match last night, Jack Barnett withdrew and did not play his singles match today.


  • Minakata/Arca Costas (Boise State) def. No. 5 Thayne/Barnett 8-4
  • No. 2 Panik/Nathan def. Fuchs/Vereau 9-7

Lobo Draw


  • No. 3 Piotr Galus (NAU) def. Dominik Jakovljevic 6-3, 6-1


  • Alex Lin def. Kyle Garner (Air Force) 4-6, 7-6 (6), 10-4
  • Redd Owen def. Luca Fe D'ostiani (New Mexico State) 6-3, 6-4
  • Luke Wolf (Air Force) def. Brian Chen 6-4, 6-2

Saturday's Schedule

Jakovljevic and Lin will open Lobo doubles as the No. 2 seed, while Owen and Chen are ranked No. 4. All other matches will be consolation matches.

Main Draw


  • 8:30 a.m. MDT - No. 5 Thayne/Barnett versus Buxman/Zulch (Weber State)
  • 8:30 a.m. - Fuchs/Vereau versus Kakhniuk/Noroozian (New Mexico)

Singles (Times TBD)

  • Mateo Vereau versus Anton Ornberg (UNLV)
  • Wally Thayne versus No. 9 Berk Bugarikj (Utah)
  • Zach Fuchs versus TBD

Lobo Draw


  • 9:30 a.m. - No. 2 Jakovljevic/Lin versus Galus/Donovan (NAU)
  • 9:30 a.m. - No. 4 Owen/Chen versus Moore/Brown (Air Force)

Singles (Times TBD)

  • Redd Owen versus Luke Wolf (Air Force)
  • Brian Chen versus Luca Fe D'ostiani (New Mexico State)
  • Dominik Jakovljevic versus No. 2 Maciej Ziomber (NAU)
  • Alex Lin versus TBD

The two main draw doubles matches will be held at McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium and streamed live. This page and the team's social media accounts will share additional pairings and start times as they are finalized.

Live Stream

Full Tournament Details


Mike Miller | Posted: 12 Oct 2022 | Updated: 26 Oct 2022
Mike Miller

BYU men’s tennis visits New Mexico in pursuit of regional championship

The 2022-23 BYU men's tennis team

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Players from 15 ITA Mountain Region schools will compete across five days this weekend for a regional championship in both singles and doubles play. The annual competition also awards qualifying spots to the ITA National Fall Championships, one of four collegiate tennis national championship events.

The tournament runs from Thursday, Oct. 13 to Monday, Oct. 17. BYU head coach Dave Porter will have his entire roster competing together for the first time this season with the exception of Brigham Andrus, who is currently recovering from an injury.

The top four players from each school will enter the main draws, which determine the two regional championships. BYU will be represented there by Jack Barnett, Zach Fuchs, Wally Thayne and Mateo Vereau. Barnett and Thayne will team up for doubles, as will Fuchs and Vereau. The singles portion has 64 players, while doubles has 32 teams.

A secondary Lobo draw will be available for the rest of team. Brian Chen, Dominik Jakovljevic, Alex Lin and Redd Owen will compete in that division for the Cougars, which begins with a singles round of 32. Jakovljevic and Lin are doubles partners, as are Owen and Chen, with both teams receiving a bye past the initial round of 16.

Schedule and Format

The singles and doubles regional champions will represent the Mountain Region at the National Fall Championships, as will the singles runner-up. The ITA, collegiate tennis’ governing body, is divided into 12 regions. The Mountain Region consists of 20 schools from eight states, with 15 of the schools sending representatives to New Mexico.

Both singles and doubles will be single elimination draws in the two divisions. Singles play begins Thursday morning, with doubles action starting on Friday. Consolation matches will also be held.

The main draw will have one singles and one doubles match each day, with two singles matches on Friday and two doubles rounds on Saturday. The Lobo draw follows the same format, with an extra singles match to be played on Thursday.

Initial Draws

Barnett is BYU’s top-ranked singles player in the main draw, earning the No. 12 seed. He and Thayne are also a high seed in doubles, coming in at No. 5. The Cougars are well seeded in Lobo doubles as well, with Jakovljevic and Lin No. 2 and Owen and Chen No. 4.

Main Singles Draw - Thursday

  • 10:00 a.m. MDT - Mateo Vereau (BYU) versus Ryo Minakata (Boise State)
  • 11:30 a.m. - Zach Fuchs (BYU) versus Samuel Sippel (Boise State)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Wally Thayne (BYU) versus No. 3 Nicolas Herrera Cuesta (Denver)
  • 2:30 p.m. - No. 12 Jack Barnett (BYU) versus James Van Herzeele (Boise State)

Main Doubles Draw - Friday

  • 8:30 a.m. - No. 5 Thayne/Barnett (BYU) versus Minakata/Arca Costas (Boise State)
  • 10:00 a.m. - Fuchs/Vereau (BYU) versus No. 2 Panik/Nathan (Montana State)

Lobo Singles Draw - Thursday

Round of 32

  • 8:30 a.m. - Brian Chen (BYU) versus Yehor Opanasenko (New Mexico State)
  • 9:45 a.m. - Redd Owen (BYU) versus Ryan Ford (New Mexico State)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Alex Lin (BYU) versus Vassanth Mathan (New Mexico State)
  • Dominik Jakovljevic (BYU) bye

Round of 16

  • 11:00 a.m. - Chen versus Jack Brown (Air Force) or bye
  • 12:15 p.m. - Owen versus TBD
  • 12:15 p.m. - Jakovljevic versus TBD
  • 1:30 p.m. - Lin versus No. 2 Maciej Ziomber (Northern Arizona) or bye

Lobo Doubles Draw - Saturday

While Lobo doubles begin on Friday, both BYU teams have received byes to Saturday.

  • 9:30 a.m. - No. 2 Jakovljevic/Lin (BYU) versus Galus/Donovan (Northern Arizona)
  • 9:30 a.m. - No. 4 Owen/Chen (BYU) versus TBD

The team’s social media accounts will post further scheduling announcements, including draws and results, as they occur. All main draws matches will be held at the McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium. Lobo division matches will start at the nearby Lobo Tennis Club before moving to McKinnon later in the week, beginning with the quarterfinal round for singles and semifinal round for doubles.

The tournament is hosted by the University of New Mexico. Streaming will be available for all McKinnon matches at the links below.





The Cougars

Barnett is set for his second appearance back from injury this year. Last season’s No. 1 for the Cougars is in his fourth year and enjoyed a successful regional run in 2021. He advanced to the quarterfinals for both singles and doubles, with his singles loss coming to the eventual champion.

Fuchs is also back from injury, having just made his first appearance of the season last weekend. He compiled a 7-3 singles and 5-3 doubles record in 2021-22, his first with the Cougars. He and Vereau are 2-1 together all-time.

Fresh off two straight-set singles wins to close the UCSB Classic, Thayne will be hoping to continue his good run of form through several more matches. He is also a high-seeded contender in doubles, finishing last season ranked 10th in Mountain Region doubles with teammate Tennyson Whiting.

Fifth-year senior Vereau is looking to return to another regional final after being defeated by teammate Sean Hill in the 2019 singles championship. He will also likely make his 100th career singles appearance in New Mexico, as he sits on 98 entering the tournament.