HILO, Hawaii (Feb. 14, 2014) - Picking up its second victory in as many days, the No. 18 BYU-Hawaii men's tennis team earned an 8-1 win over the Vulcans of UH-Hilo.
The Seasiders took all but one singles point on the day, sweeping the doubles points.
The match of the day was the No. 4 singles match between BYU-Hawaii's Ibrahim Karmadzhe and Hilo's Spencer Tavalino. Karmadzhe was able to come away with a hard-fought 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-0 win to pick up the point.
No. 1 and No. 2 singles points went to Yevhan Zakharov and Martin Chojnacki's victories in 6-2, 6-4 and 6-3, 6-2 triumphs, respectively.
Wei-Feng Lee won his No. 3 singles contest 6-2, 6-2 and Peng Dai won in the No. 5 spot 6-3, 6-2. Taylor De Hoyas fell short in No. 6 singles, 6-4, 6-1.
In doubles, Zakharov and Chojnacki won 8-2 in No. 1 singles and Dai and Lee came out on top 8-5 in the two slot.
Karmadzhe and De Hoyas were victorious 8-2 in the No. 3 position to earn the sweep.
BYU-Hawaii will play No. 14 UC San Diego tomorrow at the same site.
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HILO, Hawaii (Feb. 13, 2014) - The No. 18 BYU-Hawaii men's tennis team picked up its first win of 2014 with a 7-2 victory over the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Thursday.
BYU-Hawaii took every doubles match and won the top three singles positions.
In doubles, Martin Chojnacki and Yevhen Zakharov took down Tom Greer-Smith and Kainoa Rosa 8-4 in the No. 1 match and Peng Dai and Wei-Feng Lee beat Kallen Mizguchi and Daniel Tada in an exciting 8-5 win on the No. 2 position.
At third doubles, Imbrahim Karmadzhe and Taylor De Hoyas cruised past Nicolas Franco and Spencer Travalino 8-1.
Zakharov defeated Greer-Smith at No. 1 singles and a hard-fought 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 win. Chojnacki took down Rosa 6-3, 7-5 and Lee beat Mizguchi 6-4, 6-0 in the No. 2 and No. 3 positions, respectively.
BYU-Hawaii's two losses came in Karmadzhe's 6-4, 6-3 slip to Travalino at No. 4 and De Hoyas fell 1-6, 6-0, 6-1 to Tada at the sixth spot.
In the No. 5 position, Dai defeated Franco 6-2, 6-3.
The Seasiders have more tennis tomorrow on the big island.
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