AaronS | Posted: 17 Mar 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU bounces back for a 4-3 win over Hawaii

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HONOLULU - After a tough loss Thursday, the BYU women's tennis team bounced back to earn a 4-3 victory over the University of Hawaiii on Saturday at the UH Tennis Courts.

"I'm really proud of the way we played today," BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. "The girls came out strong in doubles which helped us moving into singles. This is a great win to give us momentum moving into conference matches."

With the win, the Cougars (6-5) improve their all-time record to 6-0 against the Rainbow Wahine (3-8).

Sophomore Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and freshman Nicolette Tran started the match with a decisive 8-3 victory over Katarina Poljakova and Paulina Petriskova on court 1.The duo of Morgan Anderson and Mackenna Maddox topped Rebecca Faltusz and Martina Kostalova 8-4.

BYU swept the doubles matches as Aubrey Paul and Desiree Tran also earned a doubles win on court 3 over Xenia Suworowa and Kelsey Dagui 9-8(4).

Sheehan-Dizon carried the momentum into singles play by defeating Petriskova 6-1, 6-3 on court 3. Hawaiii then earned its first point as Anderson fell to Poljakova 6-3, 6-0. 

Throughout the last four matches, both teams alternated wins. Paul won on court 6, 6-4, 6-4 over Faltusz before Desiree Tran lost on court 1.

Maddox came from behind one set to earn a 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 win and clinch the fourth point for BYU.

The Cougars return home Wednesday to host Portland at 10 a.m. MDT for its first conference match of the season. 


1. Sheehan-Dizon/N. Tran (BYU) def. Petriskova/Poljakova (UH) 8-3

2. Anderson/Maddox (BYU) def. Faltusz/Kostalova(UH) 8-4

3. Paul/D. Tran (BYU) def. Suworowa/Daguio (UH) 9-8(4)



1. Xenia Suworowa (UH) def. Desiree Tran (BYU) 7-6(5), 6-2

2.  Katarina Poljakova (UH) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-3, 6-0

3. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) def. Paulina Petriskova (UH) 6-1, 6-3

4. Martina Kostalova (UH) def. Nicolette Tran (BYU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

5. Mackenna Maddox (BYU) def. Kelsey Daguio (UH) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4

6. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Rebecca Faltusz (UH) 6-4, 6-4

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

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