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Nate Slack | Posted: 3 Apr 2021 | Updated: 23 Jan 2022
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BYU continues home dominance with win over Gonzaga


PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s tennis (13-6, 2-1 WCC) picked up its ninth win at home after beating Gonzaga, 6-1, at the Outdoor Tennis Courts on Saturday afternoon.  

“What a great weekend of tennis,” said BYU head coach Holly Hasler. “Winning is always nice, but it’s the fight, determination and sheer willpower to do whatever it takes that makes me so proud. No doubt we have been this good all year, but truly believing it from within and uniting as a team has made the difference against Washington State and Gonzaga this weekend.”

Emilee Astle and Kara Lin put the Cougars on top early by defeating Tayler Gruber and Cate Broerman, 6-4. Leah Heimuli and Madeline Wanlass clinched the doubles point for BYU just moments later, beating Kate Ketels and Karuna Tsuruta, 6-4. Each team collected their fourth wins of the season as a doubles team. Astle and Lin are undefeated while Heimuli and Wanlass have just one loss.

Lin topped off a stellar day by giving the Cougars their second point of the match in a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Gruber. Wanlass faced Jenna Sloan in the No. 6 spot and won the match in two sets, 6-3, 7-5, to put BYU up 3-0. Abramyan sealed the win for BYU in a strong 7-6, 6-3 win over Ketels. With Abramyan’s win, the Cougars move to 9-1 on the season at home.

BYU kept its foot on the pedal as Heimuli took down Adrianna Sosnowska in the third frame, 6-0, 2-6, 6-2. Heimuli has now won eight-straight and is just one win shy of tying the longest Cougar win streak of the season. Broerman got the Bulldogs on the scoreboard, sneaking past Jiao in a tiebreaker, 7-5, 5-6, 1-0 (7). The Cougars ended the day on a high note, with Astle coming back to take down Tsuruta in No. 4 doubles in a third-set tiebreaker, 6-7, 6-3, 1-0 (7).

The Cougars will be on the road next week when they face San Diego on Saturday, April 10 at 10 a.m. PDT.



BYU 6, Gonzaga 1


Doubles Competition

1. Anastasia Abramyan/Helen Jiao (BYU) v. Hannah Jones/Adrianna Sosnowska (GU), 5-5, uf.

2. Leah Heimuli/Madeline Wanlass (BYU) def. Kate Ketels/Haruna Tsuruta (GU), 6-4

3. Emilee Astle/Kara Lin (BYU) def. Taylor Gruber/Cate Broerman (GU), 6-4

Order of finish: (3, 2)


Singles Competition

1. Anastasia Abramyan (BYU) def. Kate Ketels (GU), 7-6 (4), 6-3

2. Leah Heimuli (BYU) def. Adrianna Sosnowska (GU), 6-0, 2-6, 6-2

3. Cate Broerman (GU) def. Helen Jiao (BYU), 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (7)

4. Emilee Astle (BYU) def. Haruna Tsuruta (GU), 6-7 (3), 6-3, 1-0 (7)

5. Kara Lin (BYU) def. Taylor Gruber (GU), 6-0, 6-1

6. Madeline Wanlass (BYU) def. Jenna Sloan (GU), 6-3, 7-5

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


Nate Slack | Posted: 29 Mar 2021 | Updated: 23 Jan 2022
Nate Slack

BYU to take on Washington State, Gonzaga at home

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PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s tennis (12-6, 2-1 WCC) returns home after splitting matches in a trip to the Bay Area. The Cougars defeated Pacific, 5-2, on Saturday and have won five of its last six matches. BYU will host Washington State on Thursday and Gonzaga on Saturday.

BYU Notes (12-6, 2-1 West Coast Conference)

  • BYU is 12-6. The Cougars defeated Pacific, 5-2, on Saturday. They dropped the first match of the trip, in Moraga, to Saint Mary’s, 4-3, on Friday.
  • BYU has wins over Pacific, Utah State, Portland, Grand Canyon, Seattle, Boise State, Sacramento State, Fresno State, Dixie State (twice), Weber State (twice). The Cougars have losses to Saint Mary’s Utah, Oregon, Denver, Colorado, Cal Poly.
  • Five of BYU’s six losses have come on the road. The Cougars are 8-1 at home, 7-0 at the Indoor Tennis Courts.
  • There are three players who have already reached double-digit wins this season: Helen Jiao (12-4), Emilee Astle (13-4), Leah Heimuli (12-5). Madeline Wanlass is perfect on the season at 9-0, despite an injury knocking her out of competition for a month.   
  • The Cougars are experiencing a wave of success in singles play and have won five of their last six contests. Five different players have win streaks of three or more: Wanlass (9), Heimuli (6), Qianxin Kong (3), Xenia de Luna (3), Elizabeth Tullis (3).

Head Coach – Holly Parkinson Hasler

  • Alma Mater: BYU, 1998
  • Division I Career Record: 31-20 (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 (8-4)
  8. Leah Heimuli & Emilee Astle (4-3)
  9. Qianxin Kong & Kara Lin (4-0)
  10. Kara Lin & Elizabeth Tullis (3-1)
  11. Leah Heimuli & Madeline Wanlass (2-1)
  12. Emilee Astle & Elizabeth Tullis (0-1)
  13. Emilee Astle & Kara Lin (2-0)

BYU Singles Records

  1. Anastasia Abramyan (8-6)
  2. Leah Heimuli (12-5)
  3. Kara Lin (5-10)
  4. Emilee Astle (13-4)
  5. Helen Jiao (12-4)
  6. Madeline Wanlass (9-0)
  7. Xenia De Luna (8-1)
  8. Elizabeth Tullis (3-0)
  9. Qianxin Kong (4-1)

Washington State Notes (10-8, 2-4 Pac-12)

  • Washington State is 10-8 and coming off a loss at Cal, 4-3.
  • Washington State has wins over Eastern Washington (twice), Arizona, Utah, USC, Idaho, Gonzaga, Montana State, Eastern Washington, Montana. The Cougars have losses to Cal (twice), Stanford, No. 38 Arizona State, UCLA, No. 15 Baylor, Washington, Texas A&M.
  • The Cougars had won five of six before dropping back-to-back matches this past weekend. Washington State is 2-6 away from Pullman, 1-3 on the road.
  • Washington State senior Michaela Bayerlova is 8-6 this year in singles play and ranked No. 86 nationally. 
  • The last time the two schools met was in April 2019 in Pullman. BYU lost, 5-2. BYU has lost the past six matchups, with its last win coming eight years ago. Washington State leads the all-time series, 12-6.

Head Coach – Lisa Hart

  • Alma Mater: Nebraska, 1999
  • Hart has led the Cougars to 242 wins in 18 seasons as head coach

Washington State Match Information — Thursday, Apr. 1

  • Time: 11 a.m. MDT
  • Location: Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • Live Stats: StatBroadcast
  • Live Stream: BYU Live Stream (only if inclement weather pushes the match indoors)  

Gonzaga Notes (9-3, 1-0 WCC)

  • Gonzaga is 9-3 and is coming off a 6-1 win at Portland on Saturday.
  • Gonzaga has wins over Portland, Seattle, Idaho, Eastern Washington, Montana (twice), Montana State, Oregon, Eastern Washington. The Zags have losses to Arizona (twice) and Washington State.
  • The Bulldogs have only played one match since March 6. They have seen 11 matches either postponed or outright cancelled.
  • Gonzaga rolls into Provo on a four-match win streak. They are only 1-2 on the road this season.  
  • The last meeting between BYU and Gonzaga came in April 2019. BYU was defeated, 4-1, in the first round of the WCC Championships. BYU leads the all-time series, 6-4.

Head Coach – D.J. Gurule

  • Alma Mater: Pacific Lutheran University
  • 15 seasons as the head coach of Gonzaga

Gonzaga Match Information — Saturday, Apr. 3

  • Time: 11 a.m. MDT
  • Location: Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • Live Stats: StatBroadcast
  • Live Stream: BYU Live Stream (only if inclement weather pushes the match indoors)