Seasiders bounce back with two victories

Seasiders bounce back with two victories

PENSACOLA, Fla. – No. 17 BYU-Hawaii men's tennis finished its East Coast road trip with a 5-2 win over No. 40 Delta State and a 5-0 victory over Christian Brothers University on Saturday morning.

No. 43 Martin Chojnacki of BYU-Hawaii (14-7) defeated Niko Ptasizski of Delta State 6-3, 6-3 on the first singles court. No. 40 Yevhen Zakharov sustained an injury on the second court and was forced to retire early giving the Statesmen's Arthur Bertiux the victory.

Colton Pate secured a 6-3, 6-3 victory on the fifth singles court and Peng Dai won 6-1, 6-0 on the sixth for the Seasiders. The other two singles matches were left unfinished.

No. 6 pairing Chojnakci and Zakharov fell to Bertieux and Ptasizski 9-7 in doubles. Dai and Wei-Feng Lee came through for BYU-Hawaii with an 8-5 victory in second doubles, while Pate and Ibrahim Karmadzhe grabbed an 8-3 victory on the final doubles court.

Against Christian Brothers, Chojnacki grabbed a quick 6-1, 6-1 win over Austin Essary on the first singles court. Lee and Dai added two more 6-1, 6-1 victories over their Buc competitors.

The Seasiders' Colton Pate and Taylor De Hoyas wrapped up singles action with two "double-bagel" victories to give BYU-Hawaii the needed five points to win the match. No doubles matches were finished in the match.

BYU-Hawaii returns to the island for a final match against No. 1 Hawaii Pacific in Honolulu on April 8.

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