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Sydney Zenger | Posted: 20 Apr 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Sydney Zenger

Cougars fall 1-4 to Saint Mary’s in final WCC match


MORAGA, Calif. – Despite winning the doubles point, the BYU women’s tennis team suffered a 1-4 loss to Saint Mary’s in its last West Coast Conference match of the regular season.

BYU finishes the regular season with an 11-10 record including going 4-5 in conference play, while Saint Mary's finishes at 10-10, 6-3.

Down one match at the beginning of doubles, the Cougars came back to win the next two and clinch the doubles point. After Anastasia Abramyan and Kate Cusick fell 3-6 to No. 27 Hind Abdelouahid and Mariia Kozyreva, BYU’s Taylah Beckman and Samantha Smith won a 6-4 battle in No. 3 doubles over Jordan Harris and Danielle McIntyre. To clinch the point, the Cougars’ Madeline Almeida and Polina Malykh downed Clementine Clement and Liesl Pieters, 7-5, at the No. 2 position.

However, the Gaels came back in singles to win the next four matches and claim the victory. Abramyan fell to Saint Mary’s No. 102 Kozyreva 1-6, 0-6 at No. 1. BYU’s Cusick lost to Clement in straight sets at No. 2 singles, 3-6, 2-6. At the No. 3 position, BYU’s Malykh snapped her winning streak as she lost 1-6, 4-6 to Abdelouahid and Beckman fell 6-7, 2-6 to Pieters.

The Cougars’ Almeida and Smith left matches unfinished in the No. 3 and No. 6 positions.

BYU will make its final court appearance of the season at the West Coast Conference Championships from April 25-27. The tournament will take place at the Biszantz Tennis Center in Claremont, California, and matches will begin at 10 a.m. PDT on Thursday. 


  1. #27 Hind Abdelouahid/Mariia Kozyreva (SMC) def. Anastasia Abramyan/Kate Cusick (BYU) 6-3
  2. Madeline Almeida/Polina Malykh (BYU) def. Clementine Clement/Liesl Pieters (SMC) 7-5
  3. Taylah Beckman/Samantha Smith (BYU) def. Jordan Harris/Danielle McIntyre (SMC) 6-4

Order of finish: 1, 3, 2


  1. #102 Mariia Kozyreva (SMC) def. Anastasia Abramyan (BYU) 6-1, 6-0
  2. Clementine Clement (SMC) def. Kate Cusick (BYU) 6-3, 6-2
  3. Hind Abdelouahid (SMC) def. Polina Malykh (BYU) 6-1, 6-4
  4. Jordan Harris (SMC) vs. Madeline Almeida (BYU) 6-2, 5-5, unfinished
  5. Liesl Pieters (SMC) def. Taylah Beckman (BYU) 7-6, 6-2
  6. Samantha Smith (BYU) vs. Aubane Ville (SMC) 6-4, 6-5, unfinished

Order of finish: 1, 2, 3, 5


Sydney Zenger | Posted: 16 Apr 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Sydney Zenger

Last regular season matches scheduled for the Cougars


PROVO, Utah – After a weekend home, the BYU women’s tennis team travels to California for its last two regular-season West Coast Conference matchups versus Pacific and Saint Mary’s.

The Cougars face off against the Tigers on Friday, April 19, at 12 p.m. PDT at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center. BYU will then take on Saint Mary’s on Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. PDT at the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex.

The Cougars (10-9, 3-4) went 0-2 last weekend, suffering losses against Loyola Marymount and No. 8 Pepperdine. Junior Polina Malykh kept her singles winning streak alive, notching her 13th victory in a row against Loyola Marymount, while sophomore Anastasia Abramyan upset No. 84 ranked Adrijana Lekaj of Pepperdine.

The Tigers also suffered two losses in a row last weekend. Gonzaga swept Pacific 4-0, while Portland took a 4-1 victory over the Tigers. Their overall record for the season is 4-12 with a 1-6 WCC standing. The Cougars hold a 4-1 all-time advantage over Pacific, winning in their last three appearances.

Saint Mary’s
The Gaels split last weekend, 1-1, first taking a sweep over Portland and then losing 0-4 to Gonzaga. Saint Mary’s maintains a 9-9, 5-2 standing for the season, and has one singles and one doubles team nationally ranked. BYU took a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Gaels in their regular season matchup during the 2017-18 season.

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