mperry | Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Anderson-Littlewood clinches, Jones and Miclat lead Cougars over Zags

main image
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Impressive performances of Mayci Jones, Toby Miclat and Morgan Anderson-Littlewood proved to be enough as No. 57 BYU women’s tennis clinched a 4-3 victory for the fourth consecutive West Coast Conference win in a match against Gonzaga, Friday.
“We played great doubles today which was a nice improvement from yesterday,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “We played some good singles today up until the clinch--great job to Mayci, Toby and Morgan for playing solid.”
The Cougars (12-7, 8-1 WCC ) swept the doubles point, giving them a head start agaisnt Gonzaga (8-9) who dropped to 3-5 WCC.
The freshmen Jones and Miclat cruised at No. 1 doubles over Kylie Peek and Samantha Polayes to the tune of 8-3. Freshman Savannah Ware and sophomore Nicolette Tran secured the point as they were too much for their opponents at the third slot. Juniors Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Littlewood also edged their opponents in a narrow 8-7(10-8) win.
After taking the doubles, BYU jumped out to take three of the next four points, clinching the win. 
Miclat was first off the court as she dominated Franziska Koehler 6-3, 6-0, at No. 4 singles. Jones followed at first singles with a similar result, overpowering Kylie Peek 6-0, 6-3.
Sheehan-Dizon then fell at No. 3 to Polayes, 6-3, 6-0, bringing the score to 3-1 in favor of the Cougars.
For the second match in a row Littlewood seized the opportunity to clinch the win for BYU. The junior topped Isabell Klingert in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5.
Gonzaga then took the final two matches at No. 2 and No. 5.
Next, the Cougars look to make a strong showing as the No. 2 seed in the WCC Championships April 23-26 at San Diego.
No. 57 BYU 4, Gonzaga 3
1. Mayci Jones (BYU) def. Kylie Peek 6-0, 6-3
2. Katie Edwards def. Nicolette Tran (BYU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
3. Samantha Polayes def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Toby Miclat (BYU) def. Franziska Koehler 6-3, 6-0
5. Alexandra Tallas def. Savannah Ware (BYU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
6. Anderson-Littlewood (BYU) def. Isabell Klingert 6-2, 7-5
1. Jones/Miclat (BYU) def. Peek/Polayes 8-3
2. Sheehan-Dizon/Anderson-Littlewood (BYU) def. Tallas/Edwards 8-7(10-8)
3. Ware/Tran (BYU) def. Klingert/Koehler 8-4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4, 1, 3, 6, 2, 5) 

Recent Stories

Jacque Dunyon celebrating
Meet Jacque Dunyon

BYU women's tennis junior Jacque Dunyon is looking forward to competing in the Big 12 this upcoming season and is…

ITA All-Academic 2023 Team
BYU Earns ITA All-Academic Awards - Four Student Athletes Awarded

The 2023 Division I Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Awards were released Monday, July 10, and BYU…