Trevor Rich | Posted: 8 Nov 2022 | Updated: 9 Mar 2023

Cougars wrap up fall season with wins at Rice Invitational

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HOUSTON - BYU wrapped up its fall season last weekend with wins at the Rice Invitational in Houston, Texas. 

Rice was the fourth and final tournament for the Cougars this fall.

Some notables: Helen Jiao and Kara Wheatley went 2-1 in doubles over the weekend. Emmie Moore and Madison Smith also went 2-1 in doubles. Both Jacque Dunyon and Xenia de Luna went 2-1 in singles. 

Thursday, Nov. 3 Results:


     Helen Jiao/Win Ka Lin (BYU) def. Sonya Kovalenko/Laura Slisane (Houston) 6-2

     Sophie Schouten/Elena Trencheva (Houston) def. Tina Li/Jacque Dunyon (BYU) 6-4

     Xenia de Luna/Avery Pope (BYU) def. Gabriela Cortes/B. Cortijo Parreno (Houston) 6-4

     Emmie Moore/Madison Smith (BYU) def. Maria Dzemeshkevich/Azul Pedemonti (Houston) 7-6

     Helen Jiao/Win Ka Lin (BYU) def. Maria Budin/Diae El Jardi (Rice) 6-3

     Darya Schwartzman/Federica Trevisan (Rice) def. Jacque Dunyon/Tina Li (BYU) 6-4

     Marte Lambrecht/Saara Orav (Rice) def. Emmie Moore/Madison Smith (BYU) 6-4

     Sonya Kovalenko/Laura Slisane (Houston) def. Xenia de Luna/Avery Pope (BYU) 6-4


     Tina Li (BYU) def. Reinertsen, Sarina (UT Arlington) 6-7, 6-4, 7-5

     Helen Jiao (BYU) def. Gorinsek, Tara (UT Arlington) 7-5, 6-2

     Jacque Dunyon (BYU) def. Paula Jimenez, Ana (UT Arlington) 6-3, 6-3

     Win Ka Lin (BYU) def. Chileno, Liz (UT Arlington) 6-3, 6-1

     Emmie Moore (BYU) def. Novikova, Nika (UT Arlington) 6-4, 6-3

     Xenia de Luna (BYU) def. Dumitrescu, Ioana (UT Arlington) 6-4, 6-4

     Madison Smith (BYU) def. Gabriela Cortes (Houston) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

     Avery Pope (BYU) def. Sofia Chang (Houston) 7-6, 3-6, 6-3

Friday, Nov. 4 Results:


     Emmie Moore/Madison Smith (BYU) def. Gabriela Cortes/B. Cortijo Parreno (Houston) 7-5

     Gorinsek, Tara/Paula Jimenez, Ana (UT Arlington) def. Win Ka Lin/Helen Jiao (BYU) 7-5

     Chileno, Liz/Reinertsen, Sarina (UT Arlington) def. Jacque Dunyon/Tina Li (BYU) 7-6

     Casasampere, Bruna/Novikova, Nika (UT Arlington) def. Xenia de Luna/Avery Pope (BYU) 6-1


     Tina Li (BYU) def. Elena Trencheva (Houston) 6-3, 6-3

     Maria Dzemeshkevich (Houston) def. Helen Jiao (BYU) 6-0, 6-1

     Jacque Dunyon (BYU) def. Laura Slisane (Houston) 6-4, 4-6, 11-9

     Azul Pedemonti (Houston) def. Win Ka Lin (BYU) 6-2, 7-6

     Emmie Moore (BYU) def. Gabriela Cortes (Houston) 1-6, 7-5, 6-1

     B. Cortijo Parreno (Houston) def. Xenia de Luna (BYU) 6-4, 1-6, 6-1

     Sophie Schouten (Houston) def. Avery Pope (BYU) 6-3, 6-2

     Madison Smith (BYU) def. Sonya Kovalenko (Houston) 6-2, 6-2

Saturday, Nov. 5 Results:


     Diae El Jardi (Rice) def. Tina Li (BYU) 6-1, 7-6

     Federica Trevisan (Rice) def. Helen Jiao (BYU) 6-4, 6-0

     Maria Budin (Rice) def. Jacque Dunyon (BYU) 7-6, 3-1, retired

     Saara Orav (Rice) def. Win Ka Lin (BYU) 6-4, 7-6

     Emmie Moore (BYU) def. Marte Lambrecht (Rice) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

     Sonya Kovalenko (Houston) def. Avery Pope (BYU) 6-1, 6-3

     Xenia de Luna (BYU) def. Gabriela Cortes (Houston) 6-3, 6-1

     Novikova, Nika (UT Arlington) def. Madison Smith (BYU) 6-4, 7-6

Singles Champion: Diae El Jardi (Rice)

Doubles Champions: Reinertsen/Chileno (UTA)

BYU will next compete in its Blue vs. White Match on Jan. 21.

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