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Sydney Zenger | Posted: 5 Apr 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Sydney Zenger

Malykh’s 12th singles win leads Cougars to 4-0 sweep over San Francisco


BURLINGAME, Calif. – Junior Polina Malykh’s 12th singles win in a row aided the BYU women’s tennis team in its 4-0 sweep over San Francisco, Friday.

“We had great momentum going into singles after winning the doubles point,” BYU head coach Holly Parkinson Hasler said. “San Francisco came out very strong in the singles, and every match was a battle. The momentum changed many times, and it was great to see everyone fighting.”

Malykh took a 2-6, 7-5, 6-0 victory over San Francisco’s Hanna Borjeson picking up her 12th singles win in a row this season. She has the longest winning streak as a Cougar.

BYU began the match by sealing the doubles point in the No. 2 and No. 1 positions. Duo Madeline Almeida and Malykh took a demanding 6-1 victory over the Dons’ Shanna Dos Santos and Rita Colyer. Although the Cougars lost in  No. 3 position, they came back to clinch the first point in No. 1. Kate Cusick and Anastasia Abramyan beat Mya Bui and Emily Maxfield, 6-4.

Building off the early momentum, BYU claimed the next three victories in a row. Almeida downed San Francisco’s Margarita Treyes 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 while the Cougars’ Abramyan added a 7-5, 6-4 win over the Dons’ Maxfield in No. 2 singles. Malykh’s victory finished off the matches and clinched the win for BYU.

The Cougars return to the court against Santa Clara on Saturday, April 6, at 11 a.m. PDT at the Degheri Tennis Center. Live video feed and live stats will be available.


  1. Anastasia Abramyan/Kate Cusick (BYU) def. Mya Bui/Emily Maxfield (USF) 6-4
  2. Madeline Almeida/Polina Malykh (BYU) def. Shanna Dos Santos/Rita Colyer (USF) 6-1
  3. Margarita Treyes/Hanna Borjeson (USF) def. Taylah Beckman/Samantha Smith (BYU) 6-4


  1. Kate Cusick (BYU) vs. Mya Bui (USF) 2-6, 6-3, 3-5, unfinished
  2. Anastasia Abramyan (BYU) def. Emily Maxfield (USF) 7-5, 6-4
  3. Polina Malykh (BYU) def. Hanna Borjeson (USF) 2-6, 7-5, 6-0
  4. Madeline Almeida (BYU) def. Margarita Treyes (USF) 6-4, 6-4
  5. Katie Fitt (BYU) vs. Rita Colyer (USF), unfinished
  6. Samantha Smith (BYU) vs. Shanna Dos Santos (USF), unfinished

Sydney Zenger | Posted: 2 Apr 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Sydney Zenger

Cougars head to California for two WCC matchups


PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s tennis team returns to California this weekend to compete in back-to-back WCC matches with San Francisco and Santa Clara.

Matches against San Francisco will begin at 12 p.m. PDT on Friday, April 5, at the Olympic Club. The next day, Saturday, April 6, BYU will battle Santa Clara at 11 a.m. PDT at the Degheri Tennis Center. Live video feed and live stats will be available for the Santa Clara match.


The Cougars are coming off a 1-1 weekend, taking a 7-0 sweep over UC Irvine and a heartbreaking 0-4 loss to No. 37 San Diego. BYU's overall season record is now 9-6.

San Francisco

The Dons hold an even 8-8 record after suffering back-to-back losses last weekend against Gonzaga and Portland. The Cougars are 6-2 all-time against San Francisco.

Santa Clara

The Broncos maintain a 4-9 record with a win over Hawaii Pacific and a loss to Hawaii last week. BYU is 3-5 against Santa Clara, looking to notch another win.

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