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mperry | Posted: 7 Feb 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Comeback bid falls short against Washington State
PULLMAN, Wash.--In an outcome determined by the last match of the day, BYU women’s tennis fell to Washington State in a 4-3 heartbreaker on the road, Friday.
BYU (0-3) fell to WSU (6-1) in its third road match of the season.
Washington State took the doubles point and the next two singles matches to put BYU in a 3-0 hole. The netters responded by answering with three consecutive singles victories.
Junior Meghan Sheehan-Dizon sparked the rally by defeating Lize Leenknecht in a hard-fought three sets, 7-6 (7), 2-6, 1-0 (10-8). Sophomore Nicolette Tran came away with the victory over Olga Musilovich also in three sets, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 1-0 (10-8).
After falling in the first set, freshman Toby Miclat knotted the match with her three-set win in tiebreakers over Dajana Ognjenovic, 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7).
The momentum stopped for BYU as freshman Savannah Ware fell 6-2, 6-4, at the No. 6 singles spot against Charlotte Koning, ending the match.
The Cougars are on the road again tomorrow when they take on Boise State at 10 a.m. MST. Live scoring will be available on the Boise State athletics website.
WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
Washington State def. BYU 4-3
February 7, 2014
No. 1Elizaveta Luzina/Lize Leenknecht (WSU) def. Mayci Jones/Megan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-0
No. 2 Maria Biryukova/Olga Musilovich, (WSU) def. Nicolette Tran/Toby Miclat (BYU) 6-0
No. 3 Charlotte Koning/Dajana Ognjenovic (WSU) vs. Morgan Anderson/Mackenna Maddox (BYU), 3-5 DNF
Order of Finish: 2,1
No. 1 Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) vs. Mayci Jones (BYU) 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 Megan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) def. Lize Leenknecht (WSU) 7-6 (7), 2-6, 1-0 (10-8)
No. 3 Nicolette Tran (BYU) def. Olga Musilovich (WSU) 6-3, 6-7 (5), 1-0 (10-8)
No. 4 Maria Biryukova (WSU) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-0, 6-2
No. 5 Toby Miclat (BYU) def. Dajana Ognjenovic (WSU) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)
No. 6 Charlotte Koning (WSU) def. Savannah Ware (BYU) 6-2, 6-4
Order of Finish: 4,1,2,3,5, 6
mperry | Posted: 4 Feb 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
BYU womenâ€™s tennis heads out for two-match swing
PROVO, Utah--The BYU women’s tennis team hits the road for a two-match swing when it faces Washington State Friday at 10 a.m. PST and Boise State Saturday at 10 a.m. MST.
The Cougars (0-2) look to break into the win column for the first time this season, after falling to two ranked opponents in their first two matches, 7-0 to No. 28 Tulsa and 4-3 to No. 41 Washington.
Against the Huskies, three freshmen picked up their first victories of the season.
At first singles, Mayci Jones clinched the two-set win over Grace Ysidora, 7-5, 6-4. Savannah Ware won in two sets as well, outlasting her opponent 6-4, 7-6 (6), while Toby Miclat sealed her win in the third set, 7-5, 5-7, 10-5.
Live stats for Friday's match will be available on the Washington State athletics website. Fans can also follow live scoring on the Boise State athletics website for Saturday’s match.
BYU’s home opener will be against No. 54 Denver Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. MST.