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Nate Slack | Posted: 19 Mar 2021 | Updated: 23 Jan 2022
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BYU sweeps Portland in WCC opener

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PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s tennis (10-5, 1-0 WCC) completed its fifth sweep of the season, racing past Portland (1-5, 0-1 WCC), 7-0, in the conference opener at the Outdoor Tennis Courts on Friday.  

Anastasia Abramyan and Helen Jiao opened up the match dominating their doubles match against Iva Zelic and Raphaelle LeBlanc, winning, 6-0. Emilee Astle and Leah Heimuli clinched the doubles point for the Cougars, defeating Rimona Rouf and Neli Sunjic, 6-3. Madeline Almeida Wanlass made her return after missing the last three weeks, competing with Qianxin Kong in the No. 3 doubles slot. Wanlaass and Kong led 5-4, but their contest went unfinished.

Kong gave BYU its second point of the match in a 6-1, 6-4 win over Lela Daszuta. Heimuli followed, picking up her second win of the day over Sunjic, 6-1, 6-3. Battling in the No. 4 spot, Jiao won the third singles match of the day for the Cougars, defeating Marija Elenova, 6-4, 6-0. Now 10-3 on the season, Jiao is currently riding a six-match win streak.

Abramyan won her fourth consecutive match, beating Zelic, 6-4, 6-0. Wanlass bounced back nicely from time off with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Angela Schuster. With the win, Wanlass extends her perfect record to a stellar 6-0 on the season. Astle then completed the sweep for the Cougars as she defeated Emily Soares, 7-5, 7-5.

The Cougars will welcome Utah State to Provo tomorrow, with an 11 a.m. MDT start time. Live stats will be provided, and a live stream will also be available should the 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 7, Portland 0


Doubles Competition

1. Anastasia Abamyan/Helen Jiao (BYU) def. Iva Zelic/Raphaelle LeBlanc (POR), 6-0

2. Emilee Astle/Leah Heimuli (BYU) def. Rimona Rouf/Neli Sunjic (POR), 6-3

3. Qianxin Kong/Madeline Almeida (BYU) vs. Lela Daszuta/Angela Schuster (POR), 5-4, uf.

Order of finish: (1, 2)


Singles Competition

1. Anastasia Abramyan (BYU) def. Iva Zelic (POR), 6-4, 6-0

2. Leah Heimuli (BYU) def. Neli Sunjic (POR), 6-1, 6-3

3. Emilee Astle (BYU) def. Emily Soares (POR), 7-5, 7-5

4. Helen Jiao (BYU) def. Marija Elenova (POR), 6-4, 6-0

5. Madeline Wanlass (BYU) def. Angela Schuster (POR), 6-2, 6-4

6. Qianxin Kong (BYU) def. Lela Daszuta (POR), 6-1, 6-4

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


Nate Slack | Posted: 12 Mar 2021 | Updated: 5 Apr 2021
Nate Slack

Cougars Stay Home to Face Portland, Utah State

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PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s tennis opens conference play with Portland coming to town on Friday, as well as its final in-state match on Saturday against Utah State. The two contests will conclude the five-match homestand.

“We are anxious to start conference play (this) week,” said BYU head coach Holly Hasler. “Especially since our season was cut short the day before our first conference match last year. We have sophomores that have never played a team in the WCC.  It’s a little weird, but we are ready and have been anxiously waiting a very long time for this week to come.”

BYU Notes (9-5, 0-0 West Coast Conference)

  • BYU is 9-5. The Cougars defeated Weber State, 6-1, to move to 6-1 at home on the season. BYU will have the opportunity to move to 8-1 as it opens conference play on Friday and welcomes its third and final in-state opponent of the season on Saturday.
  • BYU has wins over Grand Canyon, Seattle, Boise State, Sacramento State, Fresno State, Dixie State (twice), Weber State (twice). The Cougars have losses to Utah, Oregon, Denver, Colorado, Cal Poly.
  • Sophomores Emilee Astle (10-3), Helen Jiao (9-3) and Xenia de Luna (7-1) combine for a 26-7 record in singles matches. The dynamic trio makes up 46% of the Cougars' singles wins. Overall, BYU is winning 69% of its doubles and singles matches. 

Head Coach – Holly Parkinson Hasler

  • Alma Mater: BYU, 1998
  • Division I Career Record: 28-19 (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 (5-3)
  8. Leah Heimuli & Emilee Astle (4-3)
  9. Qianxin Kong & Kara Lin (3-1)
  10. Kara Lin & Elizabeth Tullis (3-1)

BYU Singles Records

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

Portland Notes (1-4, 0-0 WCC)

  • Portland is 1-4 and is coming off a 5-2 home loss to Montana.  
  • The Pilots' win was over Portland State. Their losses are to Montana, Portland State, Eastern Washington, Oregon.
  • Portland is 0-3 at home, but 1-1 on the road. They were swept at Oregon to open the season but won a rematch against Portland State just a day after the Vikings beat them, 5-2. 
  • The Pilots have lost the doubles point in three of its five matches. BYU is 8-1 when it wins the doubles point. The lone loss came in a 5-2 loss at Colorado.
  • BYU beat Portland, 4-1, in the last meeting between the two schools. Just two BYU players who competed in that match are competing on this year’s squad. Anastasia Abramyan and Madeline Almeida Wanlass each came away with a singles and doubles win. Graduate senior Polina Malykh also won her singles and doubles matches but is yet to play this season. 

Head Coach – Susie Campbell

  • Alma Mater: Oklahoma, 1989
  • Division I Career Record: 253-237-1 (29th Season)
  • Record at Portland: Same

Portland Match Information — Friday, Mar. 19

Utah State Notes (5-4, 0-0 MWC)

  • Utah State is 5-4 and is coming off a 6-1 victory at Idaho State on Sunday. 
  • Utah State has wins over Idaho State, Weber State, UTEP, New Mexico State, Dixie State. The Aggies’ losses have come to Northern Arizona, Colorado, Denver, Idaho State.  
  • The Aggies stumbled in their first three road matches of the year but have now won back-to-back away from home and are riding a three-match win streak. 
  • BYU came away with a 5-2 win last year in Logan. BYU leads the all-time series 11-1 and has won the last four meetings.

Head Coach – Sean McInerney

  • Record at Utah State: 86-75 (8th Season)

Utah State Match Information — Saturday, Mar. 20