Seasiders bounce back with win over Hawks

AZUSA, Calif. – No. 18 BYU-Hawaii men's tennis broke a two-game slide with a 5-4 victory over Holy Names on Friday afternoon at the Munson and Bavougian Tennis Complex.

In the first singles match, the Hawks Tracy Beblie defeated No. 40 Yevhen Zakharov 6-1, 6-4. The Seasiders tied the score in singles after a 7-6, 6-1 victory by No. 43 Martin Chojnacki over Matt Halligan. Another Hawks win came from Rafael Martinez in a 7-5, 7-5 match against Ibrahim Karmadzhe.

Wei-Feng Lee overcame Brook Workeneh 6-3, 6-3, while Peng Dai eye bounced back from being hit in the eye against Azusa Pacific with a 6-0, 6-3 win versus Holy Names' Patrick Johnson. The Hawks completed a 3-3 split in singles with a 6-2, 6-2 win on the final court went to Jonah Tahilan over Taylor De Hoyas.

BYU-Hawaii took control of the doubles with an 8-3 win by No. 6 Chojnacki and Zakharov and an 8-2 victory from Dai and Lee. The Hawks triumphed over Karmadzhe and Colton Pate in a 9-7 decision on the final doubles court.

The Seasiders will return home to play Hawaii Hilo next Friday at 2 p.m. at the BYU-Hawaii tennis courts.

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