Men’s cougar tennis gets swept by UCLA

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Jeremy Bourgeois reaches for a serve at a home match earlier this season. (Natalie Bothwell)
Jeremy Bourgeois reaches for a serve at a home match earlier this season. (Natalie Bothwell)

The BYU men’s tennis team lost against the No. 6 UCLA on Thursday night out in California. The team’s season record is now 11-3, with all three losses coming on the road.

BYU head coach Brad Pearce said the transition from Provo to Los Angeles was “difficult” for the team, but he was overall pleased with their performance.

“UCLA is one of the best teams in the country,” Pearce said. “But, we competed well and had the right mindset, especially in our doubles play. Some matches were closer than others, but I thought all of our players went out with a great mentality today.”

Although the Bruins won the doubles point as well as all of the singles, the Cougars put up a fight. Notable performances came from Aidan Carrazedo and Shane Monroe’s singles matches: Monroe’s match extended to a close 7-5 tiebreaker in the third set and Carrazedo took the first game before falling in the next two in his match.

Next weekend the men’s team returns home for two matches, LMU on Friday, March 18 at 2 p.m. MST and UNLV Saturday, March 19 at 12 p.m. MST. Free admission and free pizza will be provided.

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