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mperry | Posted: 4 Apr 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
No. 58 BYU women's tennis drops Santa Clara 4-3
PROVO, Utah -- It was a team effort as No. 58 BYU women’s tennis posted its first-ever win against Santa Clara, 4-3, in West Coast Conference action Friday.
The Cougars (9-7) improved to 5-1 in the WCC while the Broncos (7-8) dropped to 2-3 in conference.
“I’m happy that we were able to get a win today,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “We had good momentum heading into the singles matches after winning the doubles points and that was very good for us.”
In doubles action, the Cougars stormed out of the gate as juniors Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Morgan Anderson-Littlewood stifled their opponents at third doubles by the score of 8-0.
Freshmen Mayci Jones and Toby Miclat then secured the point for BYU at No. 1 doubles, handily defeating Katie Le and Chelby Cooke, 8-3.
The netters then pushed the match score to 3-0 against Santa Clara.
Littlewood dominated at No. 6 singles, beating Elaine Chesoni 6-0, 6-1. Sophomore Nicolette Tran followed with a victory over Cooke, 6-1, 6-3, to cruise at the third spot.
The Broncos then started a comeback, galloping to win the next two matches at No. 1 and No. 2 singles.
With the match at 3-2 in favor of the Cougars, the opportunity to clinch fell upon freshman Savannah Ware. The Southern California native repeated a familiar storyline, clinching the WCC victory for BYU by taking a two-set contest against Nikki Wolny, 6-4, 6-2. Ware has clinched four wins this season including victories over Boise State, San Francisco and then 38th-ranked Saint Mary’s.
“I thought we didn’t perform to the best of our abilities in some of our singles matches,” Jones-Spencer said. “But we learned a lot and look to continue to improve as we continue league play. San Diego will be a very good and challenging match for us next Saturday.”
The match next Saturday is at home and begins at noon MDT at the Outdoor Tennis Courts. Live statistics will be available on the BYU Athletics website, BYUCougars.com.
#58 Brigham Young University 4, Santa Clara 3
1. LE, Katie (SC) def. JONES, Mayci (BYU) 6-2, 6-4
2. ROUVILLOIS, Delphine (SC) def. SHEEHAN-DIZON, Meg. (BYU) 6-2, 7-5
3. TRAN, Nicolette (BYU) def. COOKE, Chelby (SC) 6-1, 6-3
4. SKARAS, Stephanie (SC) def. MICLAT, Toby (BYU) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6
5. WARE, Savannah (BYU) def. WOLNY, Nikki (SC) 6-4, 6-2
6. ANDERSON-LITTLEWOOD, Morgan (BYU) def. CHESONI, Elaine (SC) 6-0, 6-1
1. MICLAT, Toby/JONES, Mayci (BYU) def. LE, Katie/COOKE, Chelby (SC) 8-3
2. ROUVILLOIS, Delphine/SILVA, Danielle (SC) vs. WARE, Savannah/TRAN, Nicolette (BYU) no result
3. SHEEHAN-DIZON, Meg./ANDERSON-LITTLEWOOD, Morgan (BYU) def. SKARAS, Stephanie/WOLNY, Nikki (SC) 8-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,3,1,2,5,4)
mperry | Posted: 3 Apr 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
No. 58 BYU womenâ€™s tennis looks to rebound after first conference loss
PROVO, Utah -- No. 58 BYU women’s tennis hopes to bounce back from its first West Coast Conference loss this season as it returns home to face Santa Clara Friday at noon MDT, at the Outdoor Tennis Courts.
“We’re playing well,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “The biggest thing is just staying disciplined and focused on our goals and working on them every day in practice.”
The Cougars(8-7, 4-1 WCC) fell 5-2 last weekend to No. 40 Pepperdine in a battle for first place.
The day prior to the loss, BYU took care of Loyola Marymount by the score of 5-2. Sophomore Nicolette Tran helped the team clinch with her victory at third singles. Also picking up singles wins were freshmen Mayci Jones, Savannah Ware and Toby Miclat.
The Cougars aim to get their first-ever win against the Broncos(7-7, 2-2 WCC) in the WCC. Santa Clara owns the head-to-head record 2-0.
Live scoring will be available for the match on the BYU Athletics website, BYUCougars.com.
BYU stays home next week for a matchup with San Diego April 12 at noon MDT.