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wweekes | Posted: 20 Apr 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU Falls in Conference Road Match


MALIBU, Calif. - Playing on the road in its last two matches of the regular season, the BYU women's tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to Loyola Marymount University Friday. 

The Cougars (7-13, 3-3 WCC) grabbed a doubles win and singles win against the Lions (7-13, 4-3 WCC). Senior Megan Price and freshman Meghan Sheehan-Dizon edged out Ashley Anderson and Miya Jin on Court 1, 8-6. In singles, Price posted a 7-5, 7-5 decision on Court 4 over Jin.

LMU grabbed the doubles point with 8-3 and 8-1 wins against freshman Morgan Anderson and sophomore Desiree Tran, and junior Aubrey Paul and freshman Lisa Waldron, respectively. 

The Lions won five straight singles matches before Price scored the lone Cougar point to end the match. Playing on Court 3, Elisaveta Pironkova secured the match win for LMU, taking a 6-4, 6-2 decision over Sheehan-Dizon.

BYU concludes regular season play Saturday at Pepperdine at 11 a.m. PDT. The West Coast Conference tournament begins April 25 in San Diego. 


BYU - 1
LMU - 6

Singles competition
1. April Bisharat (LMU) def. Desiree Tran (BYU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Claudia Razzeto (LMU) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Elisaveta Pironkova (LMU) def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Megan Price (BYU) def. Miya Jin (LMU) 7-5, 7-5
5. Reka Rohonyi (LMU) def. Aubrey Paul (BYU) 7-6, 6-1
6. Ashley Anderson (LMU) def. Lisa Waldron (BYU) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Megan Price/Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) def. Ashley Anderson/Miya Jin (LMU) 8-6
2. Elisaveta Pironkova/Reka Rohonyi (LMU) def. Morgan Anderson/Desiree Tran (BYU) 8-3
3. April Bisharat/Claudia Razzeto (LMU) def. Aubrey Paul/Lisa Waldron (BYU) 8-1

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,6,3,2,5,4)


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

Cougars Wrap Up Regular Season on Road


PROVO, Utah – In its final week of the regular season, the BYU women’s tennis team travels to California to challenge Loyola Marymount and No. 34 Pepperdine to wrap up conference play.

“I’m happy with the way we’re playing and how we’ve improved every match,” BYU coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “The team is really looking forward to these last conference matches and then heading into the tournament.”

The Cougars (7-12, 3-2 WCC), coming off a week break, have won two consecutive conference matches, against Gonzaga and Portland.

Freshman Meghan Sheehan-Dizon leads BYU with a team-best 13-6 dual record. Sheehan-Dizon and senior Megan Price form the No. 1 doubles duo for the Cougars.

The Lions (7-13, 4-3 WCC) recorded back-to-back conference wins last weekend against Gonzaga and Portland.

Pepperdine (14-6, 7-0 WCC) has two singles players and a doubles team ranked in the ITA national polls. Khunpak Issara is ranked No. 60 while Ale Granillo is No. 119. Issara and Lorraine Guillermo team up to form the No. 32 doubles pair. The Waves are coming off a 7-0 shutout over Gonzaga.

The Cougars challenge LMU Friday at 1:30 p.m. PDT before taking on Pepperdine Saturday at 11 a.m. PDT.

BYU returns to California to compete in the West Coast Conference tournament April 25-28 at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego.