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AaronS | Posted: 29 Mar 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 51 San Diego edges BYU 4-3


PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s tennis team lost 4-3 against No. 51 San Diego on Friday in its first, of two, matches on the road this weekend.

“The girls fought hard in singles today, and it was nice to pull out these singles matches on the road,” BYU coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “Going into tomorrow it’s all about being confident and getting off to a good start in both singles and doubles.”

San Diego (8-7, 3-1 West Coast Conference) swept the doubles matches to earn the first point of the match.

The Cougars (7-8, 1-3 WCC) split the singles matches with the Toreros, with each team winning three matches. BYU won one point on court 6 as senior Aubrey Paul defeated Nicole Ramser in straight sets 7-5, 6-0.

San Diego claimed victories on courts 1, 2 and 3 before freshman Nicolette Tran notched a 6-7, (4), 6-2, 1-0 (10-6) win at the No. 4 position.

On court 5, BYU finished the match as Mackenna Maddox topped Mikayla Morkel-Brink 6-4, 6-7 (5), 1-0 (10-5).

The Cougars will look to bounce back Saturday at 10 a.m. PDT against conference opponent Saint Mary’s at the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex.


1. Claus/Depenau (USD) def. Sheehan-Dizon/N. Tran (BYU) 8-4

2. Hoffpauir/Morkel-Brink (USD) def. Maddox/Anderson (BYU) 8-6

3. Brown/Stojanovic (USD) def. Paul/D. Tran (BYU) 8-3

Order of Finish: 3,1,2


1. Laura Claus (USD) def. Desiree Tran (BYU) 6-3, 6-1

2. Stephanie Hoffpauir (USD) def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-0, 6-4

3. Anna Depenau (USD) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-2, 6-0

4. Nicolette Tran (BYU) def. Cara Brown (USD) 6-7, (4), 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)

5. Mackenna Maddox (BYU) def. Mikayla Morkel-Brink (USD) 6-4, 6-7 (5), 1-0 (10-5)

6. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Nicole Ramser (USD) 7-5, 6-0

Order of Finish: 1,3,6,2,4,5


AaronS | Posted: 26 Mar 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars play last two road games this weekend

PROVO, Utah – After dropping two matches last week on the road, the BYU women’s tennis team returns to California to face two conference opponents in No. 51 San Diego and No. 43 Saint Mary’s.
BYU (7-7, 1-2 West Coast Conference) faces the Toreros on Friday at 1:30 p.m. PDT and the Gaels at 10 a.m. PDT Saturday.
A winner of five straight matches, senior Aubrey Paul leads the team with 11 singles wins this season. 
Last week, sophomore Meghan Sheehan-Dizon played at the No. 2 singles position for just the third time this year. On Saturday, she topped Santa Clara’s Kelly Lamble in three sets.

San Diego (7-7, 2-1 WCC) has won four of its last fives matches. No. 108 Laura Claus, who plays at the No. 1 singles position, represents the Toreros in the national ITA polls.

Saint Mary’s (9-7, 4-0 WCC) has won two straight matches, including a 5-0 victory over San Diego. The Gaels are led by No. 17 Jenny Jullien at the No. 1 singles position.

The Cougars will finish the 2013 regular season with four consecutive matches at home beginning with Washington State who comes to Provo on April 8. The match is set to start at 10 a.m. MDT., and will be played in the outdoor tennis courts, south of the Smith Fieldhouse, weather permitting.