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BYU tennis: Cougars set to battle 49th-ranked Toreros on the road

By McKay Perry

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, April 9 2014 2:22 p.m. MDT

After splitting its matches, BYU men’s tennis hits the road for the second straight week for a matchup with No. 49 San Diego on Saturday at noon PDT at San Diego’s Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center.

The Cougars (8-13, 2-4 WCC) look to rebound with a chance at an upset against the first-place Toreros (10-7, 5-0 WCC). San Diego and Pepperdine sit atop the conference standings.

Last weekend BYU clinched a 5-2 come-from-behind win over San Francisco.

With the match at 3-2 in favor of BYU, the No. 1 singles player Francis Sargeant came through in the clutch to clinch the win, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, against Bernardo Saraiva.

Freshman Matthew Pearce set up Sargeant for the clincher as he picked up his fifth consecutive singles win to secure the point, 6-4, 6-4, against Christian Brockstedt.

The next day the Cougars challenged then-No. 67 Santa Clara but fell, 6-1.

BYU returns home to finish out its regular season with matches against Portland on April 18 and Gonzaga on April 19.

McKay Perry is the sports information director for BYU men's and women's tennis. Contact him at tennis_sid@byu.edu

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