LAIE, Hawaii - No. 19 BYU-Hawaii men's tennis swept Linfield College 9-0 in straight sets on Tuesday afternoon.
"It's always nice to start the season out with a win," BYU-Hawaii head coach David Porter said. "It was a bit of a challenge getting into the match itself, but we learned some things. This early in the season it's nice to learn things and still get a win so we're looking forward to the trip to the Big Island next week."
On the first doubles court, the No. 6 nationally ranked partners of Yevhen Zakharav and Martin Chojnacki defeated their opponents in an 8-2 match. Wei-Feng Lee and Peng Dai shut out the Wildcats 8-0 in their match. On court three, Ibrahim Karmadzhe and Colton Pate shut out their opponents 8-2.
No. 40 Zakharav toppled doubles opponent Ben McNair in a 6-1, 6-4 match on the number one court. No. 43 Chojnacki defeated Kelsey Rosborough in a swift 6-0, 6-1 match. Ibrahim Karmadzhe extended the Seasiders lead with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Micah Roos.
Wei-Feng Lee had the only double bagel of the day versus Lukas Kleinman. Another 6-0, 6-1 victory came from Colton Pate against his doubles competitor Liam Spearnak. Peng Dai shut out Tim Hawkins in the final 6-0, 6-1 match of the afternoon.
The Seasiders head to the Big Island to take on Hawaii Hilo next Wednesday at 1 p.m. HST.