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acook | Posted: 15 Apr 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 10 Pepperdine sweeps Cougars


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MALIBU, Ca – BYU women's tennis fell 7-0 against Pepperdine on Friday at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center. 

The Cougars (4-14, 2-4 WCC) faced tough competition in doubles play. Senior Nicolette Poulsen and junior Savannah Ware fell at second doubles 6-1 to the Waves' Matea Cutura and Christine Maddox, ranked No. 16 nationally, while junior Natella Nabieva and freshman Taylah Beckman fell at third doubles 6-3 to Pepperdine's Laura Gulbe and Dzina Milovanovic, ranked No. 80. 

In singles, Pepperdine (16-2, 6-2 WCC) continued to roll, sweeping each of the matchups to score the 7-0 victory. The Waves clinched the match after Cutura defeated Ware 6-3, 6-2 at fourth singles. At first singles Mayci Jones lost 7-5, 6-3, to Luisa Stefani, ranked No. 5 in the nation, while Toby Miclat fell 6-2, 6-2 to Laura Gulbe at second singles. 

BYU continues the California road trip with a match against Loyola Marymount University on Saturday at 1 p.m. PDT. Fans can follow the matches live.


#10 Pepperdine 7, BYU 0

Singles competition

1. #5 STEFANI, Luisa (PEP) def. Mayci Jones (BYU) 7-5, 6-3

2. GULBE, Laura (PEP) def. Toby Miclat (BYU) 6-2, 6-2

3. MILOVANOVIC, Dzina (PEP) def. Nicolette Poulsen (BYU) 6-3, 6-2

4. CUTURA, Matea (PEP) def. Savannah Ware (BYU) 6-3, 6-2

5. RUNGLERDKRIANGKRAI,A (PEP) def. Natella Nabieva (BYU) 6-2, 6-3

6. CAPANNOLO, Michaela (PEP) def. Taylah Beckman (BYU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Doubles competition

1. #23 STEFANI, Luisa/RUNGLERDKRIANGKRAI,A (PEP) vs. Mayci Jones/Toby Miclat (BYU) 5-4, unfinished

2. #16 CUTURA, Matea/MADDOX, Christine (PEP) def. Nicolette Poulsen/Savannah Ware (BYU) 6-1

3. #80 GULBE, Laura/MILOVANOVIC, Dzina (PEP) def. Natella Nabieva/Taylah Beckman (BYU) 6-3

Match Notes:
BYU 4-14, 2-4 WCC
Pepperdine 16-2, 6-0 WCC; National ranking #10
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,5,2,4,1)

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acook | Posted: 12 Apr 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 10 Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount set to host Cougars


PROVO, Utah – With four regular-season matches remaining, the BYU women's tennis squad travels to California this week to face No. 10 Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount.

The Cougars (4-13, 2-3 West Coast Conference) face the Waves (15-2, 5-0 WCC) on Friday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m. PDT at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu. BYU will play LMU (7-10, 2-3 WCC) on Saturday, April 16, at 1:00 p.m. PDT in Los Angeles at the LMU Tennis Center.

BYU will try to break a four-match skid after dropping last weekend's match against Santa Clara. Junior Toby Miclat leads the team with 11 wins on the season while senior Nicolette Poulsen has won four of her last five matches.

Tenth-ranked Pepperdine looks to defend a perfect conference record and is still undefeated at home this season. The Waves' top singles player, Luisa Stefani, is currently ranked No. 5 in the nation while Pepperdine's doubles pairs are ranked No. 16, No. 23 and No. 80, respectively.

Loyola Marymount is coming off of conference losses against Portland and Gonzaga and remains just one spot ahead of BYU in the WCC standings. The Lions will host San Diego on Friday prior to Saturday's match against the Cougars. BYU holds an all-time 3-2 record against LMU.

Fans can follow the matches live.