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wweekes | Posted: 18 Feb 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 70 Wisconsin Edges out BYU


PROVO, Utah – The No. 70 Wisconsin Badgers narrowly edged out the BYU women’s tennis team, 4-3, Friday at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts.

"If we lose, I want to make sure the girls learn from the match so we can move on and know what to do next time," BYU coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. "We're taking it one match at a time. I'm proud of their effort today though."

The Badgers (6-1) jumped out ahead to start the match, taking the doubles point with victories on Court 2 and 3.

Playing at the No. 1 position, senior Megan Price and freshman Meghan Sheehan-Dizon won the lone BYU doubles victory with an 8-6 win over Hannah Berner and Alaina Trgovich.

Despite dropping the doubles point, BYU (2-3) took the lead after Price and freshman Morgan Anderson won their singles matches on Court 2 and 3, respectively. Anderson made quick of her opponent, defeating Trgjovich, 6-3, 6-3. After falling in the first set, Price battled back to hold Berner to three games in the next two sets, for a final score of 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. 

BYU sophomore Desiree Tran lost a 7-5, 6-3 decision to Nicky Stracar at the No. 1 position for the Cougars.

Sheehan-Dizon put on a show on Court 4, with a three-set thriller against Sarah Loebel. Tied one set a piece, Sheehan-Dizon found herself down 3-5 before she took the next two games to tie the third set 5-5. The BYU freshman went on to win the tiebreaker and match, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(4). The win was Sheehan-Dizon’s fourth in a row.

The Badgers answered with their own win at the No. 6 position. Aleksandra Markovic defeated BYU freshman Lisa Waldron, 6-2, 6-0.

With a 3-3 score, the match came down to Court 4. Junior Aubrey Paul pushed Nova Patel to three sets but was unable to take the third, falling 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4.

The Cougars return to action Feb. 24 when they travel to take on Washington State.


No. 70 Wisconsin – 4
BYU – 3

Singles competition:

1. Nicky Stracar (WISC) def. Desiree Tran (BYU), 7-5, 6-3
2. Megan Price (BYU) def. Hannah Berner (WISC), 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
3. Morgan Anderson (BYU) def. Alaina Trgovich (WISC), 6-3, 6-3
4. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) def. Sarah Loebel (WISC), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(4)
5. Nova Patel (WISC) def. Aubrey Paul (BYU), 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4
6. Aleksandra Markovic (WISC) def. Lisa Waldron (BYU), 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition:

1. M. Price/M. Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) vs. H. Berner/A. Trgovich (WISC), 8-6
2. N. Stracar/N. Patel (WISC) def. M. Anderson/D. Tran (BYU), 8-2
3. A. Chupa/A. Markovic (WISC) def. A. Paul/L. Waldron (BYU), 8-1

Match Notes:
BYU (2-3)
Wisconsin (6-1); National ranking: No. 70
Order of finish: Doubles (2, 3, 1); Singles (3, 2, 1, 4, 6, 5)


wweekes | Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU challenges Wisconsin at home


PROVO, Utah – After back-to-back wins last weekend, the BYU women’s tennis team looks to continue momentum at home as it takes on the Wisconsin Badgers Saturday at the Indoor Tennis Courts.

BYU (2-2) continues match play after topping Denver, 4-3, and Nevada, 5-2, last weekend at home.

Wisconsin (5-1) is coming off a 6-1 upset over No. 37 North Carolina State.

Senior Megan Price, playing at the No. 2 position, and freshman Meghan Sheehan-Dizon, playing at the No. 4 position, lead the team in singles wins, each with a 3-1 record in dual matches. The two pair up to form the No. 1 doubles team.

Along with Price and Sheehan-Dizon, junior Aubrey Paul won both her singles matches last weekend.

The last meeting between the two teams came in Feb. 2006 when the Cougars routed the Badgers, 7-0.

BYU leads the all-time series with Wisconsin, 14-5.

Match play begins at noon Saturday at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts.

Spectators may park in the “Y Lot” parking lots to the northwest and southwest of the courts all day Saturday. Admission is free and pizza will be provided.