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mperry | Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 71 BYU falls to No. 49 Utah in rivalry match


SALT LAKE CITY--In a heartbreaking rivalry match, No. 71 BYU women’s tennis fell to No. 49 Utah, 4-3, in the Deseret Duel Wednesday at the Eccles Tennis Center.

“I’m proud of the freshmen today for playing to win in singles,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “We came out too slow again in doubles. We’re going to learn from this match and keep working hard.”

Falling to 2-4 on the year, the loss to Utah (5-1) marks the Cougars' fourth match this season against a ranked opponent.

Utah took the momentum at the beginning of the match by grabbing the doubles point.

In singles freshmen Toby Miclat and Savannah Ware pulled through again as both ousted their opponents. Miclat slipped by Paige Miles in three sets 6-2, 6-7, 10-8. Ware topped her opponent, winning 7-6, 6-4.

Junior Meghan Sheehan-Dizon faced undefeated No. 111 Sarah Pham, but lost in a hard-fought two sets, 7-6, 6-3. Freshman Mayci Jones won her match by default at first singles.

BYU’s next match will be at No. 44 UC Irvine Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. PST.

Utah 4 – BYU 3


1. Bekerova/Miles def. Jones/N. Tran, 8-3
2. Richter/da Rosa def. Sheehan-Dizon/Miclat, 8-3
3. Pham/Craig def. Anderson/Maddox, 7-6

1. Jones def. Bekerova , 7-5, 3-3 (wd)
2. Pham def. Sheehan-Dizon, 7-6, 6-3
3. Craig def. N Tran, 6-3, 6-1
4. Richter def. D. Tran, 6-4, 6-4
5. Miclat def. Miles, 6-2, 6-7, 10-8
6. Ware def. da Rosa, 7-6, 6-4

mperry | Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 71 BYU faces in-state rival No. 44 Utah

PROVO, Utah--Coming off an upset win at home, No. 71 BYU women’s tennis is on the road against No. 49 Utah, Wednesday at 5 p.m. MST at the Eccles Tennis Center in Salt Lake City.
Tomorrow’s Deseret Duel match pits the Cougars (2-3) against their third ranked opponent of the season in the Utes (4-1). BYU holds the advantage all-time against Utah with a 36-11 record, but the last win against the in-state rival came in the 2009 season.
BYU is coming off its home-opening win against No. 50 Denver, 6-1. The last time they beat a top-50 team was Jan. 23, 2009, upsetting No. 44 Washington State at home also  by the score of 6-1. 
Last week, Utah beat the Pioneers as well, but by the score of 5-2. Both the Cougars and the Utes have each beaten Boise State by match scores of 4-3 and 5-2, respectively.
Live stats will be available on the Utah athletics website.
BYU continues its season on the road against No. 44 UC Irvine, Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. PST.