LAIE, Hawaii – No. 16 BYU-Hawaii men's tennis rode a gritty performance in doubles to an 8-1 victory over Hawaii Hilo on Friday at the BYU-Hawaii tennis courts.
Guillermo Ucelay Pueyo and Simon Guillen led the Seasiders (2-0) to an 8-6 victory Kainoa Rosa and Stefan Coney of Hawaii Hilo (2-4) on the first doubles court. BYU-Hawaii's Peng Dai and Wei-Feng Lee followed suit on the second court, taking the 8-4 victory over Gregory Zukeran and Daniel Tada. Colton Pate and Ibrahim Karmadzhe gave the Seasiders a 3-0 team lead with an 8-3 victory over the Vulcans' Adam Owen and Ryan Torio.
Rosa gave Hilo its lone victory of the match defeating Karmadzhe 6-1, 7-6 (6) on the first singles court. Ucelay countered for BYU-Hawaii with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Zukeran on the second singles court. Lee took a 6-2, 6-3 victory on the third court and Guillen won 6-2, 6-2 on the fourth court. Dai outlasted Tada 7-6 (4) in the first set before taking the match with a 6-2 victory in the second set. Pate was strong in the final singles match winning 6-1, 6-0.
BYU-Hawaii will return to action on Monday against No. 2 Hawaii Pacific at 2 p.m. at the BYU-Hawaii tennis courts.