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jkitchen | Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Miclat clinches upset over No. 37 Houston

HOUSTON – Sophomore Toby Miclat led BYU women’s tennis to a hard-fought 4-3 upset of No. 37 University of Houston, Monday in Houston.
“I’m very happy for the girls,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said.  “This is the type of win we have been working so hard for. It was a great team effort.”
Miclat and doubles partner Mayci Jones gave the Cougars their first victory in doubles, beating Maria Cardenas and Angela Lorenzo 6-0. Savannah Ware and Nicolette Tran secured the doubles point for BYU with a 6-4 victory over Mina Markovic and Despoina Vogasari. The Cougars’ third duo if Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Morgan Anderson-Littlewood fell 6-3 in their match against Elena Kordolami and Rocio Martin. 
“They are a tough team and came out aggressively in doubles, but we played smart and got the doubles point,” Jones-Spencer said. “Singles was a battle but we showed our toughness and pulled out the win.”
Houston picked up two quick points in singles by beating Jones and Tran, playing at the No. 1 and 2 spots, respectively, in straight sets. Jones lost to Vogasari 6-4, 6-3 and Tran fell to Korolami 6-1, 6-1. Ware tied up the match at two by defeating Cardenas in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. 
With the match tied at two, Anderson-Littlewood pulled out a 7-6, 6-3 win in her match against Lorenzo to give BYU the 3-2 edge. Needing one more victory to clinch the match, Miclat pulled through for the Cougars. She beat Markovic in a three-set thriller 1-6, 7-6, 7-5. After the match was clinched, Sheehan-Dizon fell to Martin 6-1, 6-7, 6-4 to give Houston their third point. 
BYU returns to Provo for its home opener against in-state rival Utah State in Provo on Wednesday, January 28 at noon.. Live video feed will be available for the match.

jkitchen | Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars open season in Houston


PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s tennis opens up its season this weekend with two matches in Houston, Texas. The Cougars first play Texas A&M – Corpus Christi on Saturday then faceoff against the University of Houston on Monday.

“We are really excited to get the season started,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “The girls have been working hard and this weekend will be a great opportunity for us.”

The Cougars head into this year, coming off their most successful season since 2007. Last year, they finished second in the West Coast Conference with an 8-1 conference mark and a 12-8 overall record. Six players received All-WCC Honors and Jones-Spencer was named the 2014 WCC Coach of the Year. BYU also went undefeated at home for the first time in 16 years.

Mayci Jones, Toby Miclat and Savannah Ware led the Cougars last year as freshman and will look to build on their first seasons. Jones played at the No. 1 singles slot last season and earned a spot on the All-WCC Second Team. Miclat led BYU in wins, going 23-10 on the year. She was also named All-WCC Honorable Mention in doubles with Jones. Ware had the best dual match record on the squad, going 14-5 over the course of the season, good enough for All-WCC Honorable Mention recognition in singles and in doubles with teammate Nicolette Tran.

Seniors Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Morgan Anderson-Littlewood return as another potent doubles combination for the Cougars. Last season, the duo went 10-1 overall and 7-1 in conference play. They also received All-WCC Honorable Mention for their doubles efforts.

After this weekend’s matches, BYU will return home to face Utah State on Wednesday, January 28 in the BYU indoor courts.