Broncos best Cougars despite strong play from Miclat
Provo, UTAH – Junior Toby Miclat recorded her seventh victory of the year as BYU women’s tennis fell 4-1 on Friday at home.
“We started out flat in doubles and by the time we put it together it was too late,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer. “Toby did a great job fighting today and Savannah (Ware) and Mayci (Jones) both stayed on the court in singles. We need to fight harder as a team.”
The Cougars (4-13, 2-3) dropped the doubles point, losing the No. 1 and No. 3 matchups. Miclat and Mayci Jones fell 6-4 to Santa Clara’s Nabila Farah and Daniella Silva at first doubles, and Natella Nabieva and Taylah Beckman lost 6-4 to Delphine Rouvillois and Zeina El Tawil.
In singles, the Broncos built a 3-0 lead after scoring wins at the No. 3 and No. 4 spots. SCU’s Madison Clarke defeated Nicolette Poulsen 6-3, 6-3 and Nabieva fell 6-3, 6-2 at fourth singles.
Miclat defeated the Broncos' Rouvillois 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 at the No. 2 spot to score the Cougars’ only point of the match, making the score 3-1.
The Broncos clinched the match when El Tawil defeated Beckman 6-4, 6-2 at sixth singles.
BYU will travel to face Pepperdine next Friday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m. PDT at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center. Live stats will be available on the BYU schedule page.
Santa Clara 4, BYU 1
1. Mayci Jones (BYU) vs. Daniella Silva (SCU) 4-6, 5-4, unfinished
2. Toby Miclat (BYU) def. Delphine Rouvillois (SCU) 7-6 (6-1), 6-2
3. Madison Clarke (SCU) def. Nicolette Poulsen (BYU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Chelby Cooke (SCU) def. Natella Nabieva (BYU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Savannah Ware (BYU) vs. Nabila Farah (SCU) 6-3, 0-6, 2-3, unfinished
6. Zeina El Tawil (SCU) def. Taylah Beckman (BYU) 6-4, 6-2
1. Nabila Farah/Daniella Silva (SCU) def. Mayci Jones/Toby Miclat (BYU) 6-4
2. Chelby Cooke/Madison Clarke (SCU) vs. Nicolette Poulsen/Savannah Ware (BYU) no result
3. Delphine Rouvillois/Zeina El Tawil (SCU) def. Natella Nabieva/Taylah Beckman (BYU) 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,4,2,6)
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