The BYU men’s tennis team lost to Memphis 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday, ending a successful season.
“We had a good opportunity to be in post-season play which was earned through a great season,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. “We had some adversity to overcome as a team in post-season play but it was a great achievement to get this far.”
The Cougars were without No. 1 singles player Patrick Kawka. Francis Sargeant played in the No. 1 position and lost to Memphis’ Joe Salisbury in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4. Sargeant and Andrey Goryachkov played in the No. 1 doubles spot and battled Salisbury and David O’Hare before falling 8-6 to the No. 64 nationally ranked duo.
BYU finished second in the WCC and earned two WCC Player of the month awards. The Cougars had three players on all-WCC teams.