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Sydney Zenger | Posted: 14 Jan 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Sydney Zenger

Almeida and Malykh finish strong at Metroplex Mania


DALLAS – The BYU women’s tennis team finished three days of matches at the Metroplex Mania on Monday with 10 wins between singles and doubles.

“Southern Methodist was too strong today,” BYU head coach Holly Parkinson Hasler said. “However, they beat us; we did not beat ourselves. Though the girls felt defeated, every player on our team played their best tennis of the trip today.”

Over the weekend, Madeline Almeida and Polina Malykh went undefeated in third flight doubles (3-0), while Almeida also maintained an undefeated status in fourth flight singles (3-0). Malykh and Almeida claimed a tight match, 7-6, on the third day of matches against Southern Methodist’s Tiffany Hollebeck and Avery Aude. Later in the day, Almeida took another close win when she faced off against SMU’s Karina Traxler, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

“I’m super proud of Madeline for going undefeated in all six matches and for fighting through a tough three-set singles match today,” Hasler said.

Samantha Smith carried an impressive 2-1 record in third flight singles for the weekend, suffering her first loss on Monday against the SMU Mustang’s Ana Perez-Lopez, 0-6, 6-7. Malykh finished next in line with a 1-2 record in second flight doubles.

First and second flight doubles battled it out this weekend as well, both suffering losses on Monday. Kate Cusick and Abramyan finished with a 1-2 record.

The Cougars will compete in their first dual matches of the season against the Weber State Wildcats on Friday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. at the Ogden Racquet Club.

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Friday’s Recap


2018 Metroplex Mania Results

Day 3: Monday, Jan. 14


#1 SMU Vivienne Kulicke and Ana Perez-Lopez def. BYU Abramyan and Cusick 6-3

#2 SMU Karina Traxler and Liza Buss def. BYU Smith and Beckman 6-3

#3 BYU Almeida and Malykh def. SMU Tiffany Hollebeck and Avery Aude 7-6


#1 SMU Liza Buss def. BYU Abramyan 6-3, 6-1

#2 SMU Vivienne Kulicke def. BYU Malykh  6-3, 6-3

#3 SMU Ana Perez-Lopez def. BYU Smith 6-0, 7-6

#4 BYU Almeida def. SMU Karina Traxler 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

#5 SMU Nicole Petchey def. BYU Beckman 6-3, 6-3

#6 SMU Katherine Jakeway def. BYU Hall  6-1, 6-0


Day 2: Saturday, Jan. 12


#1 BYU Abramyan and Cusick def. Iowa Elise Van Heuvelen Tredwell and Cloe Ruette 6-4

#2 NSU def. BYU Smith and Beckman 7-5

#3 BYU Malykh and Almeida def. NSU 7-6

#4 Iowa Danielle Burich and Danielle Bauers def. BYU Hall and Fitt 6-1


#1 NAU Chiara Tomasetti def. BYU Abramyan 6-4, 6-3

#2 BYU Malykh def. NAU Ellie Millard 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

#3 BYU Smith def. NAU Cora-Lynn von Dungern 3-6, 6-3, 6-0

#4 BYU Almeida def. NAU Madi Moore 6-1, 6-0

#5 NAU Emilie Haakansson def. BYU Beckman 6-1, 7-6

#6 Iowa def. BYU Fitt 6-3, 6-4

#7 SMU Tiffany Hollebeck def. BYU Hall 6-2, 6-1


Day 1: Friday, Jan. 11


#1 NAU Chiara Tomasetti and Ellie Millard def. BYU Abramyan and Cusick 6-3

#2 NAU Cora-Lynn Von Dungern and Emilie Haakansson def. BYU Smith and Beckman 6-3

#3 BYU Malykh and Almeida def. NAU Eirene Granville and Madi Moore 6-2


#1 Iowa Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell def. BYU Abramyan 6-7, 6-3, 6-3

#2 NSU Rhea Verma def. BYU Malykh 7-5, 6-2

#3 BYU Smith def. NSU Patricja Polanska 1-6, 7-5, 7-5

#4 BYU Almeida def. NSU Antonia Blattner 6-3, 6-1

#5 NSU Ela Iwaniuk def. BYU Beckman 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

#6 Iowa Cloe Ruette def. BYU Fitt 6-1, 6-2

#7 Iowa Danielle Bauers def. BYU Hall 0-6, 6-1, 6-2


Sydney Zenger | Posted: 8 Jan 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Sydney Zenger

Cougar women open 2018-19 season at Metroplex Mania


PROVO, Utah – BYU women's tennis will begin the 2018-19 regular season on the road at the Metroplex Mania in Dallas from Jan. 11-14.

"The girls have anxiously waited for their team season to begin," BYU head coach Holly Parkinson Hasler said. "I am excited about our players and the team culture we have worked so hard to create."

Senior Taylah Beckman, juniors Polina Malykh, Katie Fitt, Kate Cusick and Samantha Smith, sophomores Madeline Almeida and Anastasia Abramyan and freshman Morgan Hall will represent BYU at the tournament. "The Metroplex Mania will be a great event to give the girls a lot of matches in a short amount of time. This will allow us to be more than ready for our first dual match against Weber State the following week," Hasler said.

Host Southern Methodist University (SMU), Northern Arizona University (NAU), Northeastern State University (NSU) and the University of Iowa will all compete in the tournament as well. The teams will play in flights with one winner for each flight in both singles and doubles. Match play will begin on Friday, Jan. 11, at 12:00 p.m. CST. Live streaming and stats will not be available.