Seasiders fall prey to Cougars

Seasiders fall prey to Cougars

COLUMBUS, Ga. – No. 27 BYU-Hawaii men's tennis fell 9-0 to No. 9 Columbus State Monday at Cooper Creek Tennis Center.

Columbus State (14-1) started quickly as Kiranpal Pannu and Maceij Kierkus defeated Chia-Hua Lu and Sterling Galli 9-7 on the first court and Matei Avram and Zach Whaanga took down Simon Guillin and Guillermo Ucelay Pueyo 8-3 in the second court. Jorge Vargas and Paul Sprengelmeijer wrapped up doubles with a 9-8 (3) victory for the Cougars.

Singles play began in a similar fashion with No. 43 Pannu topping Galli 6-1, 6-0 on the first court. No. 38 Ucelay gave the Seasiders (14-4) their best shot at a point, but fell 6-4, 1-6, 10-3 to Whaanga.

Sprengelmeijer topped Ibrahim Karmadzha 6-3, 7-5 match for another Cougar point and in Avram defeated Lu 6-2, 6-2. Vargas was able to take down Guillin 6-4, 6-3 and Kierkus completed the sweep for Columbus State with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Tsu-Ping Kuang.

BYU-Hawaii returns to action Tuesday as they take on Young Harris College at 2 p.m. EDT. 

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