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Sydney Zenger | Posted: 9 Feb 2019 | Updated: 3 Jan 2021
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BYU women’s tennis sweeps New Mexico


PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s tennis team claimed a 4-0 sweep over New Mexico at home Saturday.

"The girls took care of business today," Head Coach Holly Parkinson Hasler said. "Doubles was the key for our team this weekend. The chemistry of our teams is coming together nicely, and I was excited to see more belief and conviction in finishing points at the net. Overall, the weekend was a great confidence builder to prepare us for Fresno next week."

BYU extended its winning record to 3-1 while New Mexico is now 2-3 on the year.

The Cougars took a solid lead after winning the No. 3 and No. 1 doubles matches. Taylah Beckman and Samantha Smith took quick and commanding control of their match to win against New Mexico’s Bronte Murgett and Natasha Munday, 6-1. BYU’s Kate Cusick and Alina Menshykova then added to the momentum, clinching the doubles point in a 6-3 victory over Ruth Copas and Danielle Quevedo. Polina Malykh and Madeline Almeida left an unfinished No. 2 doubles match in the lead, 5-2, against the Lobos’ Hsiang-Wen Huang and Yue Lin Chen.

With a 1-0 BYU lead, Cusick faced off against New Mexico’s Copas to take a 6-2, 6-2, victory in No. 1 singles. Quickly after, the Cougars’ Malykh ended her match with a 6-2, 6-4, win over Murgett in No. 2 singles. To claim the fourth point, BYU’s Smith fought to take her match at a 7-5, 6-3, advantage over the Lobos’ Huang in No. 3 singles.

The Cougar’s Almeida left a No. 4 singles match in the lead, 6-4, 5-2, against New Mexico’s Danielle Quevedo, while Beckman and Menshykova left their No. 5 and No. 6 matches completely unfinished.

BYU next faces off against Fresno State in California on Friday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m. PST. Matches will take place at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center, and live stats will be available on the Fresno State schedule page.


  1. Kate Cusick/Alina Menshykova (BYU) def. Ruth Copas/Danielle Quevedo (UNM) 6-3
  2. Madeline Almeida/Polina Malykh (BYU) vs. Hsiang-Wen Huang/Yue Lin Chen (UNM) 5-2, unfinished
  3. Samantha Smith/Taylah Beckman (BYU) def. Bronte Murgett/Natasha Munday (UNM) 6-1


  1. Kate Cusick (BYU) def. Ruth Copas (UNM) 6-2, 6-2
  2. Polina Malykh (BYU) def. Bronte Murgett (UNM) 6-2, 6-4
  3. Samantha Smith (BYU) def. Hsiang-Wen Huang (UNM) 7-5, 6-3
  4. Madeline Almeida (BYU) vs. Danielle Quevedo (UNM) 6-4, 5-2, unfinished
  5. Taylah Beckman (BYU) vs. Natasha Munday (UNM), unfinished
  6. Alina Menshykova (BYU) vs. Yue Lin Chen (UNM), unfinished

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Sydney Zenger | Posted: 4 Feb 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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BYU women's tennis opens season hosting Boise State and New Mexico


PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s tennis team opens up its home schedule hosting Boise State and New Mexico this weekend.

The Cougars will battle the Broncos on Friday, Feb. 8, at 12 p.m. MST. On Saturday, BYU takes on New Mexico at 10 a.m. MST. Both matches will be played in the Indoor Tennis Courts.

BYU is 1-1 on the season with a win over in-state foe Weber State and a 5-2 loss to Denver. Madeline Almeida remains undefeated in both singles and doubles play with a 2-0 record. Almeida and Polina Malykh were also named WCC Women's Doubles Team of the Week on Tuesday.

Boise State
Boise State has compiled a 2-2 record on the year. BYU’s all-time record against Boise State is 13-3.

New Mexico
The Lobos are 3-4 on the year and play the University of Utah on Friday before traveling down to Provo for their match against the Cougars. BYU leads the series with New Mexico 10-4.

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