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Sydney Zenger | Posted: 23 Feb 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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BYU women’s tennis clinches 4-3 win over Seattle


PULLMAN, Wash. – The BYU women’s tennis team took its fourth win of the season, 4-2, against Seattle University on Saturday.

“It was great to win the double point today,” Head Coach Holly Parkinson Hasler said. “The girls battled hard through singles as well. We are looking forward to some warmer weather and outdoor play in Arizona next weekend.”

BYU is now 4-2 on the season while Seattle holds a 4-6 overall record.

The Cougars had a solid start when they took doubles point. Cougar duo Samantha Smith and Taylah Beckman dominated in their match against Martina Asciuto and Kali McCollister, 6-2 in No. 3 doubles. To claim the doubles point, BYU’s Kate Cusick and Anastasia Abramyan achieved a victory in No. 1 doubles against Seattle’s Hannah Gianan and Kyra Jung, 6-4. Finishing up last, BYU’s Polina Malykh and Madeline Almeida fought hard but lost 7-5 in a No. 2 doubles match against Lily-Ana Kreutzer and Jillian Rasmussen.

The Cougars then went on to win the first two singles matches, giving them a 3-0 edge. In No. 3 singles BYU’s Polina Malykh claimed a demanding 6-0, 6-2 win over the Redhawk’s Rasmussen. The Cougars’ Madeline Almeida, in No. 4 singles, also took commanding control in her match, winning 6-1, 6-1 against Seattle’s Asciuto.

The Redhawks then got on the board when they won the No. 1 doubles match; Gianan defeated BYU’s Cusick 6-3, 6-3. However, the Cougars’ Abramyan then clinched the fourth singles point when she won a tight 6-4, 6-4 match in No. 2 singles against Seattle’s Jung.

The Redhawks then took victories in the last two matches, putting the overall score at 4-3, BYU. Cougar freshman Alina Menshykova, in No. 5 singles, lost 6-2, 6-3 to Seattle’s McCollister while freshman Morgan Hall suffered a 6-2, 6-3 loss in No. 6 singles against the Redhawk’s Kreutzer.

The Cougars continue their matches on the road at the University of Arizona on Friday, March 1 at 12 p.m. MST.


  1. Anastasia Abramyan/Kate Cusick (BYU) def. Hannah Gianan/Kyra Jung (SU) 6-4
  2. Lily-Ana Kreutzer/Jillian Rasmussen (SU) def. Madeline Almeida/Polina Malykh (BYU) 7-5
  3. Samantha Smith/Taylah Beckman (BYU) def. Martina Asciuto/Kali McCollister (SU) 6-2


  1. Hannah Gianan (SU) def. Kate Cusick (BYU) 6-3, 6-3
  2. Anastasia Abramyan (BYU) def. Kyra Jung (SU) 6-4, 6-4
  3. Polina Malykh (BYU) def. Jillian Rasmussen (SU) 6-0, 6-2
  4. Madeline Almeida (BYU) def. Martina Asciuto (SU) 6-1, 6-1
  5. Kali McCollister (SU) def. Alina Menshykova (BYU) 6-2, 6-3
  6. Lily-Ana Kreutzer (SU) def. Morgan Hall (BYU) 6-2, 6-3

Sydney Zenger | Posted: 19 Feb 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Sydney Zenger

BYU women’s tennis heads north for two matches this weekend


PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s tennis hits the road again to play matches against Washington State and Seattle University this weekend.

BYU is 3-1 on the season after taking its first sweep against New Mexico and a 4-2 win against Boise State. Duos Madeline Almeida and Polina Malykh and Samantha Smith and Taylah Beckman remain undefeated in No. 2 and No. 3 doubles with 3-0 and 4-0 records, respectively.

Washington State maintains an 8-1 record for the season after a sweep against Purdue University; the BYU Cougars have a 5-9 all-time record against the Washington State Cougars.

Seattle University holds a 4-4 season record after falling to Montana State. This match will be the first time that BYU has battled the Seattle Pilots in women’s tennis history.

The Cougars will first face off against Washington State on Friday, Feb. 22 at 12 p.m. PST. BYU will return to the court on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. PST to take on Seattle University. Both matches will take place at Washington State’s Hollingberry Fieldhouse.

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