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Seniors deliver victory for No. 52 Cougars
PROVO, Utah – Seniors Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Morgan Anderson-Littlewood carried No. 52 BYU women’s tennis to a 4-3 win over Oregon Saturday in Provo.
“Today was a great day of tennis,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “Our seniors really stepped up today and delivered a victory for the team.”
The Cougars (7-6, 2-2) got on the board first with big play during doubles. Sheehan-Dizon and Anderson-Littlewood set the tone early with a quick 6-2 victory over Lina Akesson and Paloma Gomez at No. 3 doubles. Toby Miclat and Brittanie Eraso came through at No. 1 doubles to clinch the point for BYU when they beat Nia Rose and Alyssa Tobita 6-3.
The Ducks (6-4) regained some momentum in singles. Erica Valimaki gave the Cougars a 2-0 lead with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles but the Ducks stormed back to take the next three matches to grab a 3-2 lead in the match. Marlou Kluiving beat Toby Miclat 6-4, 6-4 while Savannah Ware fell to Nicole Long 7-5, 6-3. With the scored tied at two, Tobita took her matchup with Nicolette Tran in three sets 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 to give Oregon the lead.
Needing wins in both of the last two matchups to win the match, BYU’s seniors took over. Anderson-Littlewood battled back from a set down to even the match, beating Lina Akesson 6-7, 6-2, 6-1. With the score tied, all eyes shifted to No. 1 singles. Sheehan-Dizon pulled out a thrilling, three-set win over Rose 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
The Cougars hit the road next week for two conference matches against Saint Mary’s and Santa Clara Friday and Saturday.
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.