BYU Men’s Tennis sweeps in Hawaii

Ari Davis
Shane Monroe returns the ball at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts. The Cougars walked away with two victories in Hawaii this weekend. (Ari Davis)

The BYU men’s tennis team finished a successful weekend in Hawaii, winning matches against Sacramento State (4-0) on Saturday and the University of Hawaii (6-1) on Monday.

Cougars Andrey Goryachkov and Jeremy Bourgeois, Currently ranked the No. 30 doubles team in the nation, started play strong with a win against the Sacramento State with a final score of 6-2.

Jacob Sullivan and John Pearce claimed the second win, by a score of 6-2, needed for the doubles point. Although unable to finish, Keaton Cullimore and Shane Monroe were up 5-4 when time was called.

The singles play carried the men’s tennis team into victory, with Goryachkov winning the first singles point in two sets and Monroe claiming the second point in two sets for the third point total. JD Malan and Bourgeois finished their matches around the same time to finalize the Cougar victory.

Monday morning brought another team victory against the University of Hawaii, which brings BYU to a season score of 3-0.
The Rainbow Warriors were no match for the Cougars, with an early sweep (6-0) by Cullimore and Monroe in doubles play and was quickly followed by a 6-1 victory thanks to Goryachkov and Bourgeois.

After three straight wins, the BYU men’s tennis team looks forward to carrying the momentum into their next two home matches. The Cougars will play the Weber State Wildcats Friday, Jan. 22 then face the Nevada Wolfpack on Saturday, Jan. 23. Both matches begin at 5:30pm.

BYU head coach Brad Pearce says the team is looking forward to playing at the Indoor Tennis Courts in Provo again.

“We’re looking forward to playing two good teams in front of our awesome home crowd this weekend,” Pearce said. “There really is no place like home!”

Admission is free and there will be a drawing for prizes for fans that come before 5:30.

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