LAKEWOOD, Colo. – No. 23 BYU-Hawaii men's tennis dominated Colorado Christian University 9-0 on Monday at Meadow Creek Tennis Club.
"Colorado Christian put up a great fight," BYU-Hawaii head coach Dave Porter said. " [The Cougars] had wonderful sportsmanship. There was great camaraderie between the teams as players prayed together following the matches."
After traveling through the night, the Seasiders (7-3) started a little slowly in doubles as they made the adjustment from sea level to high altitude. Peng Dai and Wei-Feng Lee paired for an 8-2 victory in No. 2 doubles, while Colton Pate and Ibrahim Karmadzha added an 8-2 victory of their own in No. 3 doubles. Guillermo Ucelay Pueyo and Simon Guillin finished the doubles sweep with an 8-4 victory over the Cougars' (7-5) Ryder Serle and Chase Gebhart.
Guillin started the singles victories for BYU-Hawaii with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Caleb Rold. Lee followed with 6-1, 6-1 win on No. 4 singles and Dai added a 6-0, 6-1 victory moments later on the sixth singles court.
The top three players each had closer matches. Karmadzha took a 6-4, 6-3 match with Serle, while Volodymyr Kashytski added a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Gebhart. Ucelay completed the sweep with a 6-1, 6-3 victory in No. 3 singles over Nic Moime of Colorado Christian.
The Seasiders play tomorrow at 2 p.m. MDT against Colorado State Pueblo.