jkitchen | Posted: 22 Mar 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 50 Cougars beat Broncos on the road

main image

SANTA CLARA, Calif. –Senior Morgan Anderson-Littlewood secured wins in singles and doubles play to lead No. 50 BYU women’s tennis to a 5-2 victory over Santa Clara Saturday.

“The girls played tough tennis today and fought hard,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “We are looking to build off this math for our home matches coming this week.”

The Cougars (8-7, 3-3) got the first point of the match to go up 1-0 with two quick doubles wins.  Anderson-Littlwood and Meghan Sheehan-Dizon were first off the court with a 6-2 win over Riley Morgan and Zeina El Tawil at No. 3 doubles. Savannah Ware and Nicolette Tran locked up the doubles point when they beat Chelby Cooke and Delphine Rouvillois 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.

The Broncos (3-7, 0-2) evened the score by quickly winning the first singles match at No. 1 singles slot. Sheehan-Dizon fell to Rouvillois in straight sets 6-1, 6-1. BYU then grabbed the next three matchups to complete the match victory. Toby Miclat defeated Daniella Silva at No. 3 singles 6-3, 6-3 while Anderson-Littlewood outplayed El Tawil at No. 5 to a 6-4, 6-1 victory.

With the Cougars up 3-1, Erica Valimaki clinched the match at No. 6 singles against Morgan, winning 7-5, 6-2. Though the match was over, Santa Clara picked up a point with a win at No. 2 doubles. Nabila Farah beat Tran 6-4, 6-7 (7-5), 11-9. Ware won the last point of the match at No. 4 singles, beating Cooke 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

BYU returns home for two matches this week. They face Pac-12 foe Washington State on Thursday and host a conference match against Pepperdine on Saturday. Both matches are scheduled for noon and live scoring will be available through the women’s tennis schedule page

Recent Stories

BYU women's tennis finishes No. 75 in the nation
Women's Tennis Finishes No. 75 in Final ITA Poll

BYU women's tennis finished No. 75 in the final rankings for the 2023 season released by the ITA today. The Cougars…

Jacque, Emilee and Gabby celebrating
Women's Tennis Year in Review: "This season was inspiring"

The 2022-23 BYU women's tennis team went 13-9, 6-3 in conference play, 6-3 at home, 6-4 on the road, and 1-2 playing at…