Cougars Down Falcons 7-0
PROVO, Utah -- Increasing its conference record to 2-1, the BYU women’s tennis team swept Air Force Thursday in the first match of this weekend’s tripleheader.
“Everyone played really well,” said BYU interim head coach Lauren Jones Spencer. “The Falcons have a lot of energy and are really loud, so they can be hard to play. But we all played our game and did what we wanted to do.”
Elizaveta Ezhova and Desiree Tran started the match strong with an 8-2 win against Christen Monreal and Anastasia Hueffner of Air Force (14-7, 0-3). Callie Craig, an Orem, Utah native, and Megan Price sealed the doubles point for the Cougars (7-8, 2-1), defeating Tahlia Smoke and Melissa Cecil on Court 1 8-5. Finishing off the doubles sweep, Elle Carney and Aubrey Paul took the win against Hannah Dake and Sarah Cassman in the tiebreaker 8-7 (3).
Price continued domination at the No. 1 position in singles action, defeated Monreal 6-2, 6-3. Freshman Desiree Tran finished soon after with a 6-1, 6-0 win against Cassman and Craig wrapped up the Cougar win with her 6-0, 6-2 defeat of Cecil.
Carney, Ezhova and Paul completed the sweep with straight-set wins on Courts 3, 5 and 6.
Friday, the Cougars take on Colorado State at the BYU Indoor Courts at noon.
BYU vs. Air Force
1. Price/Craig (BYU) def. Smoke/Cecil (AFA) 8-5
2. Ezhova/Tran (BYU) def. Monreal/Hueffner (AFA) 8-2
3. Carney/Paul (BYU) def. Dake/Cassman (AFA) 8-7 (3)
Order of finishL 2, 1, 3
1. Megan Price (BYU) def. Christen Monreal (AFA) 6-2, 6-3
2. Callie Craig (BYU) def. Melissa Cecil (AFA) 6-0, 6-2
3. Elle Carney (BYU) def. Tahlia Smoke (AFA) 6-3, 7-5
4. Desiree Tran (BYU) def. Sarah Cassman (AFA) 6-1, 6-0
5. Elizaveta Ezhova (BYU) def. Anastasia Hueffner (AFA) 6-1, 7-5
6. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Megumi Voight (AFA) 6-1, 6-0
Order of finish: 1, 4, 2, 3, 6, 5
Netters Gear Up for Home Tripleheader
PROVO, Utah -- The BYU women’s tennis team welcomes Air Force, Colorado State and No. 72 Wyoming to the BYU tennis courts for a weekend tripleheader as conference play continues.
The team will play Air Force Thursday at noon, Colorado State Friday at noon and Wyoming Saturday at noon.
The Cougars (6-8, 1-1) went 1-1 last weekend, falling to No. 65 TCU but defeating New Mexico. Elizaveta Ezhova defeated both her singles opponents and one of her doubles opponents, leading the Cougars for weekend play.
Freshman Callie Craig, a native of Orem, Utah, leads the Cougars with an 18-11 singles record and a 17-9 doubles record with partner Megan Price. Craig went 3-0 against Wyoming opponents during fall play.
After two straight losses, Air Force comes to BYU with a 14-6, 0-2 record. Tahlia Smoke and Sarah Cassman lead the team with 18-13 and 19-15 singles records, respectively. Smoke teams up with Melissa Cecil for a 22-11 doubles record.
For CSU (7-7, 0-2) Veronika Wojakowska leads in singles with a 15-12 record. The Rams lost their first two conference matches to No. 45 San Diego State and No. 48 UNLV.
Wyoming (10-5, 0-2) also lost to SDSU and UNLV last weekend, but maintained its national ranking. Kim van Ginkel and Simona Synkova hold a 16-7 doubles record and Ginkel has earned a 19-7 singles record.
Admission is free. Spectators may park in “Y Lot” parking lots to the west of the tennis courts for Saturday’s match.