BYU-Hawaii brushes past Colgate

BYU-Hawaii brushes past Colgate

LAIE, Hawaii – No. 26 BYU-Hawaii men's tennis topped Colgate of NCAA Division I 5-4 Thursday at the BYU-Hawaii Tennis Courts.

Ibrahim Karmadzha and Ian Galli started off the match with an 8-5 victory in doubles over Win Reynolds and Dean Koman of Colgate (5-4). Guillermo Ucelay Pueyo and Simon Guillin ensured the Seasiders (11-3) of the advantage after doubles with an 8-5 win on court two. Jacob Daugherty and Jake Hirschberg claimed a point for the Raiders fighting off Sterling Galli and Chia-Hua Lu in tiebreakers for the 9-8 (7) victory.

Ucelay gave BYU-Hawaii the first match of singles with a commanding 6-1, 6-4 victory over Hirschberg. Bobby Alter provided the answer for Colgate with a 6-4, 6-2 win on court three before Daugherty tied the match 3-3 with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 victory in No. 1 singles.

Lu took an early lead in the first set of No. 4 singles before Noah Resenblat caught fire to force a tiebreaker. Lu was too much in the tiebreaker to grab back the momentum on the way to a 7-6 (2), 6-2 win to put the Seasiders within a match of the victory.

Guillin proved the clincher with a 6-2, 6-1 straight set victory for BYU-Hawaii. The final match transitioned to a pro set and Alec Dardis of Colgate won 8-4.

The Seasiders will face Southern New Hampshire Friday at 1 p.m. HST. 

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