PENSACOLA, Fla. – No. 17 BYU-Hawaii men's tennis finished its East Coast road trip with a 5-2 win over No. 40 Delta State and a 5-0 victory over Christian Brothers University on Saturday morning.
No. 43 Martin Chojnacki of BYU-Hawaii (14-7) defeated Niko Ptasizski of Delta State 6-3, 6-3 on the first singles court. No. 40 Yevhen Zakharov sustained an injury on the second court and was forced to retire early giving the Statesmen's Arthur Bertiux the victory.
No. 6 pairing Chojnakci and Zakharov fell to Bertieux and Ptasizski 9-7 in doubles. Dai and Wei-Feng Lee came through for BYU-Hawaii with an 8-5 victory in second doubles, while Pate and Ibrahim Karmadzhe grabbed an 8-3 victory on the final doubles court.
Against Christian Brothers, Chojnacki grabbed a quick 6-1, 6-1 win over Austin Essary on the first singles court. Lee and Dai added two more 6-1, 6-1 victories over their Buc competitors.
The Seasiders' Colton Pate and Taylor De Hoyas wrapped up singles action with two "double-bagel" victories to give BYU-Hawaii the needed five points to win the match. No doubles matches were finished in the match.
BYU-Hawaii returns to the island for a final match against No. 1 Hawaii Pacific in Honolulu on April 8.