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24255 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu CA 90265

Kiana Schlenker | Posted: 12 Mar 2022 | Updated: 23 Apr 2022
Kiana Schlenker

Cougars fall 7-0 to No. 6 Pepperdine on the road

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MALIBU, Calif. – BYU women’s tennis fell 7-0 to No. 6 Pepperdine in its second road match of the weekend at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center this Saturday.

"Pepperdine is a tough team to be up against for our conference opener," said BYU head coach Holly Hasler. "They are top-10 for a reason. Although the outcome wasn’t what we wanted, we learned a lot and are anxious to get back to work."

Starting in doubles play, the Cougars played a tough match at No. 3 doubles with Emilee Astle and Kara Lin falling 6-2. At No. 2 doubles, Leah Heimuli and Madison Smith also fell 6-2 to their opponents to give Pepperdine the doubles point.  No. 1 doubles match went unfinished.

BYU player Anastasia Abramyan finished first at No. 2 doubles falling to Jancie Tjen to give Pepperdine their second point. At No. 3 and 5 singles, freshmen Huang and Smith were defeated by Savannah Broadus and Nikki Redeljik to confirm the win for the Waves. The Cougars also took losses at No. 1 and 6 singles, with a close 7-5 loss in the first set for Heimuli at No. 1 singles. Junior Astle played a tough match at No. 4 singles, splitting sets, and eventually falling in a third set tiebreak.

The Cougars next match will be against Central Florida in Orlando next Thursday, March 17 at 5 p.m. EDT.




  1. #22 Zaar, Lisa (PEPP) def. Heimuli, Leah (BYU) 7-5, 6-0
  2.  #88 Tjen, Janice (PEPP) def. Abramyan, Anastasia (BYU) 6-0, 6-2
  3. #109 Broadus, Savannah (PEPP) def. Huang, Yujia (BYU) 6-1, 6-0
  4. #48 Flores, Victoria (PEPP) def. Astle, Emilee (BYU) 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 1-0 (10-5)
  5.  #98 Redelijk, Nikki (PEPP) def. Smith, Madison (BYU) 6-1, 6-3
  6. Iamachkine Anastasia (PEPP) def. Lin, Kara (BYU) 6-3, 6-4


  1. #14 Flores, Victoria/Zaar, Lisa (PEPP) vs. Abramyan, Anastasia/Huang, Yujia (BYU) 3-5, unfinished
  2. #9 Broadus, Savannah/Tjen, Janice (PEPP) def. Heimuli, Leah/Smith, Madison (BYU) 6-2
  3. Iamachkine Anastasia/Redelijk, Nikki (PEPP) def. Astle, Emilee/Lin, Kara (BYU) 6-2
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