Seasiders fall short against Eagles

Seasiders fall short against Eagles

IRVINE, Calif. – No. 26 BYU-Hawaii men's tennis fell 5-4 to Concordia University Irvine Thursday at the Costa Mesa Tennis Courts.

Till Guttenberger and Daniel Reddman of Concordia () topped Guillermo Ucelay Pueyo and Simon Guillin 8-5 in the first doubles match, while teammates Thijs Hagen and Sten Boersma were victorious on court two 8-6 over their Seasider (5-2) counterparts. Ibrahim Karmadzha and Ian Galli grabbed a point for the Seasiders with a 9-7 victory over the Eagles' Erik Witzlinger and Man Hon Ko.

Ucelay scored another point for BYU-Hawaii with a 6-1, 6-2 victory in singles play, but Concordia's Hon Ko won 6-2, 6-1 to keep the slim advantage. Karmadzha leveled the match with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Witzlinger and Sterling Galli put the Seasiders within a point of victory with a 6-0, 7-5 over Guttenberger.

BYU-Hawaii's Guillin took the first set in No. 4 singles 6-2 and teammate Tsu Ping Kuang won his first set 6-4, but both dropped the second set 6-4 to their Eagle counterparts. Hagen topped Kuang in the third set 6-0 to tie the team match 4-4, while Reddman gave Concordia the victory with a 6-2 win in the third set over Guillin.

BYU-Hawaii will finish its road trip Saturday against No. 13 Azusa Pacific at 9:30 a.m. PST at the Munson and Bavougian Tennis Complex.

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