Cougars fall at Mizzou
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Despite strong singles performances by juniors Toby Miclat and Natella Nabieva, BYU women's tennis fell 5-2 to Missouri on Friday at the Mizzou Tennis Complex.
"Toby really stepped up and her energy in singles was excellent," BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. "Natella also did well and fought hard in singles to pull out the win but we have some things as a team we need to focus on before we head to Texas next week. "
The Tigers (8-1) swept the Cougars (1-4) in doubles to score the first point of the match. At the No. 2 doubles slot, senior Nicolette Poulsen and sophomore Brittanie Eraso fell 6-3 to Cassidy Spearman and Brianna Lashway before Miclat and fellow junior Mayci Jones lost 6-4 at No. 1 singles to Kelli Hine and Bea Machado Santos.
In singles action, Toby Miclat won her third singles match of the season by defeating the Tigers' Lashway 6-4, 6-4, at the No. 2 spot.
Jones was defeated 6-1, 6-1, at first singles and Ware dropped the No. 4 matchup 6-1, 7-5. Poulsen, playing at No. 3, lost 6-1, 6-3.
With the Cougars trailing 4-1, Nabieva secured a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Mizzou's Clare Raley before freshman Taylah Beckman dropped the No. 6 match, losing close in the first set 7-6 (7-4) and 6-3 in the second.
BYU travels to Lubbock, Texas, next week to face Texas Tech on Friday, Feb. 19, at 4:00 p.m. CST at the McLeod Tennis Center. Live stats will be available through the schedule page.
Mizzou 5, BYU 2
1. Bea Machado Santos (MIZ) def. Mayci Jones (BYU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Toby Miclat (BYU) def. Brianna Lashway (MIZ) 6-4, 6-4
3. Kelli Hine (MIZ) def. Nicolette Poulsen (BYU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Brittany Lashway (MIZ) def. Savannah Ware (BYU) 6-1, 7-5
5. Natella Nabieva (BYU) def. Clare Raley (MIZ) 7-5, 6-3
6. Turner Yates (MIZ) def. Taylah Beckman (BYU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
1. Kelli Hine/Bea Machado Santos (MIZ) def. Mayci Jones/Toby Miclat (BYU) 6-3
2. Cassidy Spearman/Brianna Lashway (MIZ) def. Nicolette Poulsen/Brittanie Eraso (BYU) 6-3
3. Clare Raley/Turner Yates (MIZ) vs. Savannah Ware/Natella Nabieva (BYU) 5-4, unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,1,2,4,5,6)
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