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Gonzaga, BYU Advance to Quarterfinals After Opening Round Wins

April 22, 2015

Freshman Shane Monroe clinched the first singles match in BYU's 4-1 win over 10th seed Saint Mary's in the opening round of men's tennis action. The Gaels struck first, as they entered singles play up 1-0 after taking flights 1 and 2 of the doubles points. With the loss, Saint Mary's season ends 4-18, while BYU improve to 10-17. The victory advances the Cougars the right to play No. 2 Pepperdine on Thursday. First serve is at 3 p.m.

M1: No. 7 BYU 4, No. 10 Saint Mary's 1
Doubles | Order of Finish 1, 2, 3
1. Thomas Hunt/Arthur Weber (SMC) def. SULLIVAN, Jacob/MONROE, Shane (BYU) 8-4
2. SARGEANT, Francis/CANALES, Juan (BYU) def. James Markiewicz/Wil Martin (SMC) 8-6
3. Jacob Lagman/Samuel Bloore (SMC) def. BALL, David/CARRAZEDO, Aidan (BYU) 8-5

Singles | Order of Finish 2, 5, 3, 6
1. SARGEANT, Francis (BYU) vs. Arthur Weber (SMC) 7-6 (4), 3-3, Unfinished
2. MONROE, Shane (BYU) def. Samuel Bloore (SMC) 6-4, 6-2
3. SULLIVAN, Jacob (BYU) def. Thomas Hunt (SMC) 6-4, 6-3
4. CANALES, Juan (BYU) vs. Nash Vollenweider (SMC) 4-6, 6-4, Unfinished
5. CARRAZEDO, Aidan (BYU) def. Jacob Lagman (SMC) 6-2, 6-2
6. BALL, David (BYU) def. Matthew Campana (SMC) 6-4, 6-4

In match 2 on the men's side, Gonzaga picked up a big conference tournament win, sweeping No. 8 seed Santa Clara 4-0 for the Bulldogs first win at the WCC Championships since 2008. The ninth-seeded Zags started the opening round match with a come-from-behind win in doubles. Gonzaga (11-10) now advances onto the quarterfinal round where host and top-seed San Diego awaits the Gonzaga. Those two teams last played April 11 with the Toreros winning 6-1. First ball toss will begin at 12:00 p.m., again at Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego.

M2: No. 8 Santa Clara 0, No. 9 Gonzaga 4
Doubles | Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
1. Ilya Osintsev/Sam Bertram (SCU) def. Hayden Smith/Vladimir Mijatovic (Gonzaga), 8-2
2. Nick Kamisar/Alvaro Nazal (Gonzaga) def. Ashot Khacharyan/Mikheil Khmiadashvili (SCU), 8-6
3. Sergio Chip/Joey Brandt (Gonzaga) def. Michael Standifer/Max Heerinckx (SCU), 8-4

Singles | Order of Finish: 5, 4, 3
1. Ilya Osintsev (SCU) vs. Alvaro Nazal (Gonzaga), Unfinished
2. Ashot Khacharyan (SCU) vs. Nick Kamisar (Gonzaga), Unfinished
3. Hayden Smith (Gonzaga) def. Mikheil Khmiadashvili (SCU), 6-2, 6-2
4. Vladimir Mijatovic (Gonzaga) def. Sam Bertram (SCU), 6-0, 6-2
5. Sergio Chip (Gonzaga) def. Max Heerinckx (SCU), 6-0, 6-2
6. Sebastien Mathieu (SCU) vs. Connor Arend (Gonzaga), Unfinished