Brigham Young University
Apr 23 | 10:30 AM
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Saint Mary's College of California
Outdoor Tennis Courts

150 E Provo UT 84602

Jon McBride | Posted: 23 Apr 2022 | Updated: 9 Mar 2023
Jon McBride

Cougars close out regular season with fourth straight home win

Leah Heimuli and Kara Lin celebrate a doubles point for BYU

PROVO, Utah — BYU women’s tennis defeated Saint Mary’s 4-2 Saturday to conclude regular season play, finishing with a record of 11-14, which included four consecutive wins at home to finish things off.

It was Senior Day, and the Cougars honored both Anastasia Abramyan and Leah Heimuli before the match. Both seniors would factor in prominently early in the match, with Heimuli and Kara Lin handling the No. 2 doubles match 6-0. It was the duo's first doubles decision together this season. Abramyan and Bobo Huang would secure the doubles point for BYU in a nail-biting 7-6 decision with both the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles in tie-breaking points.

In singles play, Abramyan made quick work of her opponent in the No. 2 match, winning 6-1, 6-1. The No. 1 singles wrapped up next, with Mariia Kozyreva defeating Heimuli 6-1, 6-1. Bobo Huang continued her impressive freshman season with a 6-1, 6-4 victory, her team-leading 13th singles victory this season and fifth consecutive win. Lene Mari Hovda defeated Emilee Astle next, to bring the score to 3-2, entering the final two singles matches. Both Xenia De Luna and Kara Lin battled in the No. 5 and No. 6 matches, and Lin clinched the BYU victory with a 6-4, 6-4 win.

Next up for the Cougars is the West Coast Conference Tournament, starting Thursday.

Tennis Match Results
Saint Mary's vs Brigham Young University Apr 23, 2022 at Provo, Utah
(BYU, Indoor tennis courts)

Brigham Young University 4, Saint Mary's 2

Singles competition

1. Mariia Kozyreva (SMC) def. Leah Heimuli (BYU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Anastasia Abramyan (BYU) def. Julia Ronney (SMC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Bobo Huang (BYU) def. Jordan Harris (SMC) 6-1, 6-4
4. Lene Mari Hovda (SMC) def. Emilee Astle (BYU) 6-1, 7-5
5. Kara Lin (BYU) def. Jocelyn Massey (SMC) 6-4, 6-4
6. Xenia De Luna (BYU) vs. Gabriela Tevez (SMC) 6-7 (3-7), 1-0, unfinished

Doubles competition

1. Bobo Huang/Anastasia Abramyan (BYU) def. Jordan Harris/Mariia Kozyreva (SMC) 7-6 (7-3) 2. Leah Heimuli/Kara Lin (BYU) def. Lene Mari Hovda/Julia Ronney (SMC) 6-0
3. Emilee Astle/Madison Smith (BYU) vs. Jocelyn Massey/Olivia Rook (SMC) 6-6, unfinished

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (2,1,3,4,5)