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mperry | Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 51 BYU women’s tennis wins fourth straight

LOS ANGELES -- Sophomore Nicolette Tran delivered in doubles and singles, helping No. 51 BYU women’s tennis to its fourth straight victory in a 5-2 win over Loyola Marymount Friday.
“The girls fought hard today,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “It was a good match for us, and we are looking forward to playing even better tomorrow.”
With the win, the Cougars improve to 8-6 on the season and 4-0 in West Coast Conference play. The Lions dropped to 6-10 and 0-3 in conference.
Tran and teammate Savannah Ware secured the doubles point for the Cougars by topping Lauri Mueller and Ellie Grossman, 8-6. 
With BYU up 3-0, Tran pulled through with the match-clinching victory at third singles over Miya Jin, 6-3, 6-4.
At No. 3 doubles, juniors Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Morgan Anderson-Littlewood edged Kristine Kouyoumjian and Reka Rohonyi, 8-7 (7-4). 
Freshman Mayci Jones was the first to take care of her opponent in singles, overpowering Kouyoumjian at the No. 1 slot, 6-3, 6-1.
Freshman Savannah Ware continued her solid play at No. 5 with a convincing win over Rohonyi, 7-5, 6-2. 
The Cougars added the fifth point of the match on Toby Miclat’s three-set win. The current WCC Player of the Week fell in the first set, 4-6, before coming back to win in the final two with the shortened third set, 6-2, 10-6.
BYU continues on the road with a showdown atop the WCC against No. 40 Pepperdine Saturday at 11 a.m. PDT. Live scoring will be available on the BYU Athletics website,
#51 Brigham Young University 5, LMU 2
Singles competition
1. JONES, Mayci (BYU) def. Kristine Kouyoumjian (LMU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Jessica Perez (LMU) def. SHEEHAN-DIZON, Meg. (BYU) 3-6, 6-4, 10-8
3. TRAN, Nicolette (BYU) def. Miya Jin (LMU) 6-3, 6-4
4. MICLAT, Toby (BYU) def. Lauri Mueller (LMU) 4-6, 6-2, 10-6
5. WARE, Savannah (BYU) def. Reka Rohonyi (LMU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Ellie Grossman (LMU) def. ANDERSON-LITTLEWOOD, Morgan (BYU) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6
Doubles competition
1. Jessica Perez/Miya Jin (LMU) vs. MICLAT, Toby/JONES, Mayci (BYU) 6-7, unfinished
2. TRAN, Nicolette/WARE, Savannah (BYU) def. Lauri Mueller/Ellie Grossman (LMU) 8-6
3. SHEEHAN-DIZON, Meg./ANDERSON, Morgan (BYU) def. Kristine Kouyoumjian/Reka Rohonyi (LMU) 8-7 (7-4)
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (1,5,3,4,2,6)

mperry | Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 51 BYU women’s tennis takes momentum on the road


PROVO, Utah -- After an impressive three-straight victories last weekend, No. 51 BYU will hit the road for matches against Loyola Marymount Friday at 1:30 p.m. PDT and No. 40 Pepperdine Saturday at 11 a.m.

“We’re finally starting to play our best tennis right now toward the end of season, which is ultimately what our goal was this season--to play our best tennis in conference,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “Coming off that last win is huge. I think it will give us some momentum going into this weekend.”

Last weekend the Cougars improved to 7-6 overall and 3-0 in West Coast Conference play, including upset wins over No. 62 Marshall and No. 38 Saint Mary’s. The last time BYU defeated a team in the top 40 was in 2007 during Coach Jones-Spencer’s senior season of collegiate tennis.

The Lions (6-9, 0-2 WCC) have conference losses against San Francisco and Santa Clara. BYU will be looking to improve its 1-2 all-time mark against LMU.

Against Pepperdine (8-4, 2-0 WCC), it will be a battle of the top two conference teams. The Cougars are 6-6 all-time against the Waves.

BYU returns home for a showdown with Santa Clara April 4 at noon MDT.