AZUSA, Calif. – No. 19 BYU-Hawaii's men's tennis fell 5-4 to No. 12 Azusa Pacific University on Thursday afternoon.
BYU-Hawaii's No. 43 Martin Chojnacki fell 6-2,6-0 to No. 7 Jan Meyer, while No. 40 Yevhen Zakharov took home a 6-1, 5-7, 1-0(10) upset win over No. 9 Benedikt Eger of Azusa Pacific. Ibrahim Karmadzhe fell to Cougar Pascal Engel in a 6-2, 6-2 competition.
Wei-Feng Lee had a victory of 6-4, 6-4 over Gary Yam. BYU-Hawaii's Peng Dai was forced to retire early in a 6-1, 1-0 loss to Alan Leahy due to swollen eye after being hit during doubles competition. To finish out singles play, Taylor De Hoyas lost 6-2, 6-1 against Tomas Aranguiz.
No. 6 Chojnacki and Zakharov overcame Azusa Pacific's No. 15 doubles pair 9-8(5). The Cougars defeated Dai and Lee 8-3 on the second doubles court. Colton Pate and Karmadzhe won the third doubles match 8-6.
The Seasiders will finish their road trip against Holy Names in Azusa, California, Friday at 10 a.m. PST.