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BYU drops match to Idaho
PULLMAN, Wash. – The BYU women’s tennis team hit another tough loss on the road Saturday, falling 4-3 to the Idaho Vandals.
“We didn’t come out ready to play this weekend,” BYU coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “We had two tough losses this weekend, but we are going to get back up and work harder next week.”
The Vandals (8-4) took the doubles point after wins on courts 2 and 3. Sophomore Desiree Tran and freshman Morgan Anderson fell 8-5 while junior Aubrey Paul and freshman Lisa Waldron lost a tough decision on Court 3, 9-7.
Playing at the No. 1 doubles position, senior Megan Price and freshman Meghan Sheehan-Dizon won the lone doubles point for the Cougars (2-5), topping Almudena Sanz and Victoria Lozano, 8-1. The victory extended the duo’s winning streak to five.
Idaho put up quick, straight-set singles wins over Price (6-0, 6-4) and Anderson (6-2, 6-4) on courts 2 and 3, respectively.
Playing at the No. 4 position, Sheehan-Dizon pushed Sophie Vickers to three sets before taking BYU’s only non-default singles victory, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.
Tran fell 6-2, 7-5 to Lozano on Court 1 to give Idaho its fourth point, securing the match win for the Vandals. As a result of the win, Idaho defaulted to Paul and Waldron on courts 5 and 6, respectively.
The Cougars continue their road matches against Texas A&M Thursday at 6 p.m. CST.
Idaho - 4
BYU - 3
1. M. Price/M. Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) def. A. Sanz/V. Lozano (IDAHO), 8-1
2. M. Knox/S. Vickers (IDAHO) def. D. Tran/M. Anderson (BYU), 8-5
3. A. Lozano/B. Flores (IDAHO) def. A. Paul/L. Waldron (BYU), 9-7
1. Victoria Lozano (IDAHO) def. Desiree Tran (BYU), 6-2, 7-5
2. Almudena Sanz (IDAHO) def. Megan Price (BYU), 6-0, 6-4
3. Molly Knox (IDAHO) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU), 6-2, 6-4
4. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) def. Sophie Vickers (IDAHO), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
5. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Alejandra Lozano (IDAHO), 2-1, Def.
6. Lisa Waldron (BYU) def. Beatriz Flores (IDAHO), Def.
Cougars take on Washington State and Idaho
PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s tennis team kicks off a month of away matches this weekend as it takes on the Washington State Cougars and the Idaho Vandals Friday and Saturday, respectively, in Washington.
Saturday the Cougars (2-3) narrowly dropped a 4-3 decision to Wisconsin.
Senior Megan Price and freshman Meghan Sheehan-Dizon lead the Cougars in singles, both with a 4-1 dual record. Price plays at the No. 2 position while Sheehan-Dizon sits at the No. 4 position. Sheehan-Dizon has won four consecutive matches.
With a 3-2 record during dual play, Price and Sheehan-Dizon team up to form the No. 1 doubles duo for BYU. After dropping the first two matches of the season, Price and Sheehan-Dizon are on a three match winning streak.
Washington State (8-2) is coming off a 5-2 victory over Miami (Oh). The last meeting between Washington State and BYU came in Feb. 2011 when Washington State topped BYU, 5-2. Washington State boasts No. 115 singles player Elisabeth Fornier and the No. 60 doubles duo of Liudmila Vasilieya and Elizaveta Luzina.
The Vandals (7-4) are coming off a 5-2 loss to No. 63 Wyoming. This is the first meeting between BYU and Idaho.
Both Friday and Saturday’s matches begin at noon at The Simmelink Courts.