jkitchen | Posted: 17 Jan 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars dominate in season opener

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HOUSTON – Sophomore Savannah Ware led BYU's women's tennis team to a 4-0 victory Saturday over Texas A&M – Corpus Christi in Houston in its first dual match of the season.

“Today was a good first match for us,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “Corpus Christi is a tough team that gets a lot of balls in play. We played long points and pulled out the win.”

The Cougars got off to a hot start by quickly capturing the doubles point. Mayci Jones and Toby Miclat were the first off the court, besting Celia Rodriguez and Maider Martin 6-3. The duo of Ware and Nicolette Tran won 6-1 shortly after in their match against Chelsea Horan and Jelena Dzinic. Since BYU had already clinched the doubles point, seniors Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Morgan Anderson-Littlewood did not finish their match. They were tied 3-3 when it was called.

Needing only three victories in singles play, the Cougars again started quickly and clinched the victory three singles matches later. Anderson-Littlewood was the first to finish, beating Kerry Galhos 6-2, 6-1. Miclat gave BYU its third point, outplaying Martin on her way to a 6-1, 7-5 victory. Ware clinched the match for the Cougars, beating Horan 6-2, 6-2.

“Savannah was dominant in both singles and doubles,” Jones-Spencer said.

Jones, Tran and Sheehan-Dizon, playing at the No. 1, 2 and 3 singles spots, respectively, did not finish their singles matches as they were called when BYU earned its fourth point. Jones and Tran were both playing in the second set up one set to none.

The Cougars return to the court in Houston on Monday to battle the University of Houston.

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