Men earn hard-fought 6-3 win over Holy Names

LAIE, Hawaii (Mar. 12, 2014) - The No. 19 BYU-Hawaii men's tennis team fought off a pesky Holy Names team 6-3 on Wednesday in Laie.

The Seasiders (7-3) rallied to win two of three doubles points and took four singles matches to pick up the victory.

In first doubles, Yevhen Zakharov and Martin Chojnacki won 8-5 while Peng Dai and Wei-Feng Lee battled back in the second position to take an 8-6 win for a second point.

Ibrahim Karmadzhe and Ian Galli's rally in third doubles fell short 8-4.

Zakharov had an exciting first singles matchup, winning a tough one 1-6, 6-4, 7-6(4).

BYU-Hawaii took No. 2 and 3 with a 6-2, 6-2 win from Chojnacki in the two spot while Lee had another battle from the third spot, scrapping his way to a 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(7) win.

In fours, Karmadzhe fell 6-2, 7-5 to Matt Halligan and Taylor De Hoyas dropped No. 6 singles in a close one, 6-4, 7-5.

Dai got the Seasiders another point in singles with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 win from the fifth position.

BYU-Hawaii will be heading on a mainland trip at the end of next week to continue the season.

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