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Trevor Rich | Posted: 24 Mar 2023 | Updated: 6 Apr 2023
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Li wins eighth-straight match, No. 75 BYU defeats Gonzaga

Tina Li and Gabby Curtis

PROVOUtah – BYU women's tennis defeated Gonzaga 4-0 on Friday afternoon for its second-consecutive victory. The Cougars improved to 9-5 on the season, 5-1 at home and 3-1 in conference play. 

Freshman Tina Li secured her 12th singles victory of the season, improving to 12-2. Li is currently on an eight-match win streak. Sophomore captain Bobo Huang earned her 10th singles victory of the season, improving to 10-3. Sophomore Jacque Dunyon also came out victorious, improving to 9-2 on the year in singles play. 


  1. Astle/Dunyon (BYU) UF. Broerman/Sosnowska 5-2
  2. Huang/Li (BYU) def. Oda/Hayes 6-1
  3. Jiao/Wheatley (BYU) def. Atken/Sloan 6-1

      Order of finish: 3, 2

Jiao and Wheatley, at no. 3 doubles, jumped out to an early 2-1 lead, and never looked back as they defeated Atken and Sloan. 

Huang and Li, at no. 2 doubles, led Oda and Hayes 3-0 early and eventually got the victory, clinching the doubles point for BYU. 

Astle and Dunyon, at no. 1 doubles, lost the first game to go down 0-1, but won the next two to give themselves a 2-1 lead. The tandem was leading 5-2 before the match was left unfinished. 


  1. Bobo Huang (BYU) def. Cate Broerman 7-5, 6-2
  2. Adrianna Sosnowska (GU) def. Emilee Astle 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
  3. Tina Li (BYU) def. Kianna Oda 6-2, 7-5
  4. Jacque Dunyon (BYU) def. Jenna Sloan 7-6 (7-1), 6-1
  5. Emmie Moore (BYU) def. Tiegan Aitken 7-6 (9-7), 6-2
  6. Kara Wheatley (BYU) def. Rose Hayes 6-4, 6-3

      Order of finish: 4, 3, 1, 2, 5, 

Dunyon, at no. 4, fell down 3-0 but later evened the set at 4-4 before the two were tied again at 5-5 and 6-6. Dunyon won the tiebreaker and took the first set. In the second set, Dunyon led 2-0 and later extended her lead to 4-1 before winning the match. 

Li, at no. 3, jumped out to an early 2-1 lead and never looked back, winning the set 6-2. Li trailed 2-1 early in the second set before fighting back and winning the set 7-5, defeating Oda.

Astle, at no. 2, led 2-1 early before eventually taking a 5-1 lead and later winning the first set 6-3. In the second set, Astle fell down 3-0 and fought back to only trail 5-4, but Sosnowska took the set 6-4. Astle took an early 2-0 lead in the third set.

Huang, at no. 1, trailed 2-1 before things were eventually evened up at 4-4 and 5-5. Huang went on to win the next two games and the set 7-5. In the second set, Huang led 3-2 early and eventually won 6-2, while clinching the overall match for the Cougars. 

Moore, at no. 5, trailed 5-1 in the first set and won five-straight games, fighting back to tie things up at 5-5, and then 6-6, before winning the tiebreaker 8-6. Moore jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second set before eventually winning 6-3 and the match. 

Wheatley, at no. 6, was tied with Hayes 3-3 in the first set before eventually winning 6-4. In the second set, Wheatley and Hayes were tied at 2-2 before eventually Wheatley pulled away and won 6-3, winning her match. 

The Cougars return to action tomorrow, Saturday, Mar. 24 against Portland. The home match will begin at 12:00 p.m. MDT.

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Trevor Rich | Posted: 22 Mar 2023 | Updated: 5 Apr 2023
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No. 75 Cougars to host WCC foes Gonzaga and Portland

Up Next Gonzaga and Portland

PROVO, Utah — No. 75 BYU women's tennis will host Gonzaga Friday, Mar. 22, and Portland Saturday, Mar. 23. for back-to-back home conference matches. 

BYU Notes

  • The Cougars are 8-5, with a win against Cal Poly and losses against Fresno State and Harvard last week. 
  • BYU is ranked No. 75 in the nation. 
  • Head coach Holly Hasler is 53-42 at BYU in her fifth season. She is assisted by Gabby Curtis, who is in her second season.
  • Sophomore Success: Jacque Dunyon is 8-2 and Bobo Huang is 9-3 in singles play.
  • Freshmen Sensations: Emmie Moore is 9-1 and Tina Li is 11-2 in singles play. 
  • The Cougars are in their final season in the WCC.

Gonzaga Notes

  • The Bulldogs are 9-6 with a loss against Louisiana (4-3) and a win against Tulane (4-2) last week.
  • Head coach Natalie Pluskota-Hamberg is in her first season leading the women's tennis team. 

Portland Notes

  • The Pilots are 8-3 with a loss against No. 50 Utah (4-3) last week. 
  • Head coach Filip Zivkovic is in his first season leading the women's tennis program.

Series Information

  • BYU-Gonzaga Series Record: BYU leads 7-5
  • Last Meeting: The Cougars won 4-0 on Mar. 25, 2022, in Spokane
  • BYU-Portland Series Record: BYU leads 10-2
  • Last Meeting: The Pilots won 4-3 on Mar. 26, 2022, in Portland