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Nate Slack | Posted: 12 Mar 2021 | Updated: 5 Apr 2021
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BYU remains perfect at Indoor Tennis Courts with 6-1 win over Weber State


PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s tennis (9-5) defeated Weber State (2-7), 6-1, for the second time this season at the Indoor Tennis Courts Friday morning.  

"Today was a fun match," said BYU head coach Holly Hasler. "We’ve been working on specific things and today we executed strategically, physically, mentally.  It was a true team effort and a perfect way to enter conference play next week."

Unlike the first matchup between BYU and Weber State, the Cougars started out on top, clinching the doubles point with ease. Anastasia Abramyan and Helen Jiao raced out to a 6-1 victory over Yuuna Ukita and Ana Morrett. In the first meeting, Abramyan (then partnered with Madeline Wanlass) was defeated 7-5 by Ukita and Morett. Kara Lin and Qianxin Kong gave BYU its first point of the day after defeating Sicely Ferreira and Megan Lombardi, 6-2. Leah Heimuli and Emilee Astle were leading Pei-Hsuan Kuo and Megan Davies, 4-2, but the No. 2 match went unfinished.

BYU quickly picked up points two and three with Abramyan defeating Ukita, 6-1, 6-0, and Heimuli defeating Morett, 6-0, 6-4. Lombardi kept Weber State in it, picking up the Wildcats’ first win of the day, with a victory over Lin, 6-4, 7-5. No. 4 Astle and Davies battled into the third set, and Astle was able to come out on top with a 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 victory.

Astle’s point gave the Cougars their ninth win of the season and sixth win at home. BYU is a perfect 6-0 at the indoor courts this year.

Jiao and Kuo faced off in the No. 5 slot. Jiao dominated from start to finish, beating Kuo 6-2 in the first frame and 6-3 in the second. Xenia de Luna rounded out the match for the Cougars in the No. 6 spot. De Luna picked up her seventh win (7-1) of the year in a 2-6, 7-5, 10-5 defeat of Ferreira. 

Conference play begins next Friday, Mar. 19, with a home match against Portland. The match is slated to begin at 10 a.m. MDT. The Cougars then return to play the following day as they host Utah State. That match will start at 11 a.m. MDT. Live stats will be provided for both contests, and a live stream will also be available should either match be played indoors.

As a reminder, until further notice, only family members are allowed to attend home matches. Family members will need to be on a pre-existing list and provide photo ID in order to attend.


BYU 6, Weber State 1


Doubles Competition

1. Anastasia Abamyan/Helen Jiao (BYU) def. Yuuna Ukita/Ana Morett (WSU), 6-1

2. Leah Heimuli/Emilee Astle (BYU vs. Pei-Hsuan Kuo/Megan Davies (WSU), 4-2, uf.

3. Kara Lin/Qianxin Kong (BYU) def Sicely Ferreira/Megan Lombardi (WSU), 6-2

Order of finish: (1, 3)


Singles Competition

1. Anastasia Abramyan (BYU) def. Yuuna Ukita (WSU), 6-1, 6-0

2. Leah Heimuli (BYU) def. Ana Morett (WSU), 6-0, 6-4

3. Megan Lombardi (WSU) def. Kara Lin (BYU), 6-4, 7-5

4. Emilee Astle (BYU) def. Megan Davies (WSU), 3-6, 6-1, 7-5

5. Helen Jiao (BYU) def. Pei-Hsuan Kuo (WSU), 6-2, 6-3

6. Xenia de Luna (BYU) def. Sicely Ferreira (WSU), 2-6, 7-5, 10-5

Order of finish: (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)


Nate Slack | Posted: 7 Mar 2021 | Updated: 5 Apr 2021
Nate Slack

BYU to face Weber State for second time

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PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s tennis (8-5) welcomes back Weber State (2-5) to the Indoor Tennis Courts for the second time this season in match three of a six-match homestand.

BYU Notes (8-5, 0-0 West Coast Conference)

  • BYU is 8-5. After losing five of their last seven matches, the Cougars are looking for their first win streak since early February. BYU defeated Grand Canyon, 6-1, over the weekend and has now won two of its last three matches.
  • BYU has wins over Grand Canyon, Seattle, Boise State, Sacramento State, Fresno State, Dixie State (twice), Weber State. The Cougars have losses to Utah, Oregon, Denver, Colorado, Cal Poly.
  • The Cougars are winning 68% of their matches. Sophomores Emilee Astle (9-3), Helen Jiao (8-3) and Xenia de Luna (6-1) are a combined 23-7 in singles play and make up for 45% of BYU’s singles match victories. Freshman Elizabeth Tullis has also burst onto the scene and boasts a 3-0 singles record and 7-1 record in doubles play.

Head Coach – Holly Parkinson Hasler

  • Alma Mater: BYU, 1998
  • Division I Career Record: 27-19 (3rd season)
  • Record at BYU: Same

BYU Doubles Records

  1. Anastasia Abramyan & Madeline Almeida Wanlass (0-1)
  2. Leah Heimuli & Kara Lin (5-1)
  3. Emilee Astle & Helen Jiao (4-1)
  4. Madeline Almeida Wanlass & Elizabeth Tullis (2-0)
  5. Anastasia Abramyan & Elizabeth Tullis (2-0)
  6. Anastasia Abramyan & Qianxin Kong (0-1)
  7. Anastasia Abramyan & Helen Jiao (4-3)
  8. Leah Heimuli & Emilee Astle (3-3)
  9. Qianxin Kong & Kara Lin (2-1)
  10. Kara Lin & Elizabeth Tullis (3-1)

BYU Singles Records

  1. Anastasia Abramyan (5-4)
  2. Leah Heimuli (7-5)
  3. Kara Lin (5-7)
  4. Emilee Astle (9-3)
  5. Helen Jiao (8-3)
  6. Madeline Almeida Wanlass (5-0)
  7. Xenia De Luna (6-1)
  8. Elizabeth Tullis (3-0)
  9. Qianxin Kong (3-1)

Weber State Notes (2-5, 0-0 Big Sky)

  • Weber State is 8-4 and is coming off back-to-back 7-0 losses to Wyoming.
  • Weber State has wins over UTEP and NMSU. The Wildcats’ losses have come against Wyoming (twice), UNLV, Utah, BYU.
  • After playing only two matches in two weeks, the Wildcats play five matches in a span of eight days. The stretch features road matches against Wyoming (twice), Boise State, BYU and Utah State.
  • BYU and Weber State met up in the season opener. A 7-5 win in No. 1 doubles by Ukita and Morett gave the Wildcats the doubles point, but the Cougars won all six singles matches to give BYU a 6-1 victory. BYU has dominated the series as of late, winning the last five meetings.  

Head Coach – Ruthann Allen

  • Alma Mater: Utah, 1992
  • Division I Career Record: 10-8 (2nd Season)
  • Record at Weber State: Same

Match Information — Friday, March 12