Mike Miller | Posted: 9 Mar 2023 | Updated: 22 Mar 2023

BYU heads north to face No. 72 Utah

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Graphic announcing BYU's match on Saturday at Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – BYU men’s tennis will face its first ranked opponent of the season on Saturday when the Cougars (3-6, 1-0 WCC) visit No. 72 Utah. Five of BYU’s next seven opponents are currently ranked in the ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings sponsored by Tennis-Point.

The in-state rivalry matchup begins at 10:30 a.m. MST at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center. A live stream can be viewed HERE, while live scores are available HERE.

Media Guide

BYU Notes

  • Two Cougars (Brigham Andrus, Redd Owen) are from the state of Utah, with just one on the Utes (Dylan Applegate) hailing from The Beehive State. 
  • Owen’s father, Brandon, played tennis for Utah from 1990-91 and 1993-96.
  • Wally Thayne was a member of Utah’s team in 2019-20. He went 9-7 in singles.

Utah Notes

  • The Utes are 11-2 this season and 7-0 at home.
  • Geronimo Espin Busleiman is ranked No. 54 in singles. Berk Bugarikj and Patrik Trhac are No. 21 in doubles.
  • Utah is on a nine-match winning streak.

Series Information

  • Series Record: Utah leads 60-53
  • Last Meeting: BYU won 4-1 on April 17, 2021, in Provo

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