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No. 52 Cougars beat LMU 6-1
PROVO, Utah – Junior Nicolette Tran led No. 52 BYU women’s tennis to a 6-1 victory over Loyola Marymount Friday afternoon in Provo.
“The team played really solid tennis today,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “LMU is a good team but our girls came out strong mentally and got the job done.”
The Cougars (6-6, 2-2) set the tone early in the doubles matches. The duo of Morgan Anderson-Littlewood and Meghan Sheehan-Dizon were first off the court early with a 6-1 victory over Andrea Crespo and Julia Norlin. Tran and Savannah Ware clinched the doubles point at No. 2 doubles shortly after by beating Jessica Perez and Ellie Grossman 6-4.
BYU didn’t slow down in singles outplaying the Lions in all but one singles match. Four Cougars won sets without surrendering a game in their match. Tran led the way from the No. 2 slot with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Crespo. Savannah Ware followed suit at No. 3 singles with a commanding 6-1, 6-0 win in her matchup with Kristine Kouyoumjian.
Erica Valimaki got on the board from No. 6 singles to clinch the match for BYU, beating Piller 6-3, 6-0. Anderson-Littlewood delivered another strong performance for the Cougars at No. 5, winning 6-1, 6-2 while Toby Miclat pulled out the final match of the day for BYU in a 10-point, third-set tiebreak 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 1-0 (13-11).
The Cougars are back on the court Saturday at noon to take on the Oregon Ducks at noon. Live stats are available through the BYU women’s schedule page.
No. 52 Cougars return home
PROVO, Utah – No. 52 BYU women’s tennis returns home this week to host Loyola Marymount, its fourth conference opponent, and No. 67 Oregon.
The Cougars (5-6, 1-2 West Coast Conference) will look to get back into the flow of things after a tough conference road trip last weekend. BYU dropped close matches at No. 72 San Francisco and Pacific. Sophomore Savannah Ware continued her stellar play this season with a win against San Francisco and doubles wins in both matches with doubles partner, Nicolette Tran.
LMU (2-8, 0-0 WCC) visits Provo looking to end a four-match losing streak. The matchup with the Cougars will be the Lions’ first conference match of the season. The Ducks (6-3) have won five of their last six matches and will look to continue the trend. Oregon won its first conference match on Sunday and will play three matches in Utah against Utah State, BYU and the University of Utah.
Live video and stats will be available for each match through the BYU women’s tennis schedule page.