February 21, 2009

Men's Tennis Falls at No. 65 BYU

Feb. 21, 2009

Provo, Utah - The Santa Clara men's tennis team lost to No. 65 BYU in Provo, Utah on Friday, 8-0. BYU moves to 5-2 and the Broncos fall to 1-1. Santa Clara had not played since Jan. 31 due to inclement weather, having five of their first six matches rained out.

Santa Clara plays No. 48 Denver on Saturday in Provo before returning home to California.

"This was a tough match for us, but I am proud of the way our No. 1 and No. 2 singles players rallied to the third set in their matches," said Santa Clara head coach Derek Mills. "We knew this weekend was going to be tough, but this is a good eye-opener for us because this is where we want to be next year with our team talent-wise."

Jay Wong won the first set 6-4 against No. 1 singles opponent Evan Urbina of BYU, but lost the next two sets 6-1, 6-1. At No. 2 singles Kyle Dandan also won the first set 6-4 against his opponent Romas Warias, but lost the next two sets 6-1, 6-2.

Position BYU SCU Winner Score

#1 Singles Evan Urbina Jay Wong BYU 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

#2 Singles Roman Warias Kyle Dandan BYU 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

#3 Singles Cassidy Mears Tommy Hicks BYU 6-1, 6-4

#4 Singles Georgy Batrakov Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong BYU 6-2, 6-1

#5 Singles Daniel Hwang Charlie Burke BYU 6-0, 6-0

#6 Singles Travis Fillmore John Iwanski BYU 6-0, 6-0

#1 Doubles Thomas Shubert Jay Wong BYU 8-2

Evan Urbina Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong

#2 Doubles Cassidy Mears Tommy Hicks BYU 8-2

Daniel Hwang Kyle Dandan

#3 Doubles Georgy Batrakov John Iwanski BYU 8-0

AJ Young Charlie Burke