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Sydney Zenger | Posted: 13 Oct 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Sydney Zenger

BYU’s last day at ITA Regionals brings five wins


LAS VEGAS – The BYU women's tennis team took five wins in their last match day of the ITA Regionals on Saturday.

“Overall it was a great week,” BYU head coach Holly Parkinson Hasler said.  “I’m happy with the way our team is coming together to support one another. On the court the girls fought hard and played well. I’m anxious to get back to Provo and get to work in areas we can improve in.”

All three doubles teams won their last consolation matches at 6-3 apiece. Madeline Almeida and Kate Cusick defeated Idaho’s Spatero and Magalhess. Anastasia Abramyan and Polina Malykh took a win over Millard and Von from Arizona, while Samantha Smith and Taylah Beckman came out on top against New Mexico’s Quevedo and Chen.

Two Cougars achieved wins in singles consolations. Almeida took a tight three-set match 4-6, 6-3, 10-3 against Colorado University’s Andrinopoulos. Cusick achieved a 6-0, 7-5 success over Denver’s Templeton.

BYU also suffered four losses in singles consolations. Beckman came up short in a hard-fought three set match against Sosnowska from Northern Arizona 5-7, 6-4, 3-10. Katie Fitt lost against Idaho’s Magalhaes 1-6, 2-6, while Smith lost to in-state foe Utah State’s Jones 3-6, 3-6. Abramyan also suffered a defeat by Colorado University’s Forster in a three-set match 6-4, 6-7, 6-10.

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The Cougars will compete next in the Cal State Northridge Invitational in Los Angeles from November 9-10.


Sydney Zenger | Posted: 9 Oct 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Sydney Zenger

BYU Competes With All 22 Mountain Region Teams in ITA Regionals


PROVO, Utah – Seven BYU women’s tennis players head to Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday to compete in the ITA Mountain Regional Championships. The tournament this year is hosted by the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and BYU will participate from Oct. 10-13.

Senior Taylah Beckman, juniors Kate Cusick, Katie Fitt, Polina Malykh, Samantha Smith, and sophomores Anastasia Abramyan and Madeline Almeida will represent BYU in Las Vegas.

Twenty-two teams from the Mountain Region will also compete in the tournament. Of the teams, all top 10 Mountain Region universities are sending athletes including (in order of rank), Denver, Utah, Colorado, UNLV, BYU, Idaho, Boise State, NAU, Wyoming and Utah State. In-state foe Weber State will also compete in the event.

Last year, Cusick and Abramyan made it to the quarterfinals in doubles before being defeated by the University of Denver. Abramyan also made it to the quarterfinals in singles, while Cusick made it to the round of 16.

The teams will compete on 12 courts each day in both singles and doubles matches. On Wednesday, October 10, matches will begin at 9 a.m. PDT.


Basic Tournament Format

Wednesday, Oct. 10 - First Round Doubles (64) followed by First Round Singles (128)

Thursday, Oct. 11 - Second Round Doubles (32), Second Round (64) and Third Round Singles (32), Consolation Doubles

Friday, Oct. 12 - Round of 16 and Quarterfinal Round Doubles, Round of 16 Singles, Consolation Singles & Doubles, Added Singles matches

Saturday, Oct. 13 - Semifinal Doubles, Quarterfinal Singles, Semifinal Singles, Consolation Singles & Doubles, Added Singles matches

Sunday, Oct. 14 - Doubles Final, Singles Final, Consolation Singles, Consolation Singles & Doubles, Added Singles matches