Seasiders top Eagles to finish third

Seasiders top Eagles to finish third

SURPRISE, Ariz. - BYU-Hawaii men's tennis took third place in the PacWest Championships as they defeated Concordia University Irvine 5-0 Saturday morning at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Center.

Peng Dai and Wei-Fen Lee opened the match for BYU-Hawaii (12-5) with an 8-5 victory over Man Hon Ko and Santiago Sanchez of Concordia (5-14).

After holding early leads in No. 1 and No. 3 singles, the Seasiders fell behind 6-4 on strong rallies by the Eagles. Ibrahim Karmadzha and Colton Pate started the rally first by taking the last four games to beat Harsha Manjunath and Filip Burnac 8-6 in No. 3 singles. On the top court, Simon Guillin and Guillermo Ucelay trailed 7-6 with Concordia's Till Guttenberger and Daniel Reddmann serving, but broke service twice to win 9-7 and finish the sweep.

Lee was the first Seasider to finish in singles, beating Sanchez 6-1, 6-2. Ucelay finished seconds later, easily beating Hon Ko 6-0, 6-3 to finalize the 5-0 victory. 

This match finishes the season for BYU-Hawaii.

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