BYU men’s tennis hosts San Francisco Dons in third WCC match

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The No. 41 BYU men’s tennis team will play its third of four consecutive home matches on Friday at noon against West Coast Conference foe San Francisco at the indoor tennis courts.

BYU (13–4, 2–0 WCC) is first in the WCC standings followed by Saint Mary’s at 1–0 and San Diego at 2–0. BYU comes into the match having won eight of its last 10 matches — seven of those coming at the indoor tennis courts in Provo.

BYU's Keaton Cullimore returns a shot during a match last season. He is 10–4 this season. (Photo by Sarah Hill)
BYU’s Keaton Cullimore returns a shot during a match last season. He is 10–4 this season. (Photo by Sarah Hill)

“San Francisco is going to be a good team; they’ve beaten some good teams already this year,” BYU coach Brad Pearce said. “They’ve got some great players and we’re expecting a tough battle.”

Leading the way for the Cougars is junior Patrick Kawka, ranked No. 42 in the country. He’s 13–3 on the season and has only lost one match at home this season. Kawka has also won seven of his last eight matches.

Cougar sophomore Keaton Cullimore has also been impressive this season. He’s won five consecutive matches and eight of his last nine, putting him at 10–4 on the season.

San Francisco (6–3, 0–0 WCC) is opening up WCC play against the Cougars. Last week San Francisco defeated Iowa 7–0 and has won the last five of six.

The Dons are led by sophomore Bernardo Saraiva who is undefeated at 8–0 this season.

Admission to the match is free and pizza will be provided.

 

 

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