Trevor Rich | Posted: 17 Mar 2023 | Updated: 30 Mar 2023

No. 54 BYU falls to No. 65 Harvard 5-2 in California

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Tina Li

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. –  No. 54 BYU women's tennis was defeated by No. 65 Harvard 5-2 on Friday afternoon. The Cougars fell to 7-5 on the season, 3-4 on the road. 


  1. Arbitman/Daujotaite (Harvard) def. Astle/Dunyon 7-5
  2. Huang/Li (BYU) UF. Ho/Duncan 6-6
  3. You/Owensby (Harvard) def. Jiao/Wheatley 6-4

      Order of finish: 1, 3

Astle and Dunyon, at No. 1 doubles, were defeated for the first time as a tandem this season (1-1). 

Jiao and Wheatley, at No. 3 doubles, fell to You and Owensby, which clinched the doubles point for Harvard.  

Huang and Li, at No. 2 doubles, were tied 6-6 with Ho and Duncan before the match went unfinished. 


  1. Bobo Huang (BYU) def. No. 82 Charlotte Owensby 6-0, 6-4
  2. Sophia Ho (Harvard) def. Emilee Astle 6-2, 5-7, 7-5
  3. Tina Li (BYU) def. Angel You 6-2, 6-1
  4. Sany Gawande (Harvard) def. Emmie Moore 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
  5. Mihaela Marculescu (Harvard) def. Helen Jiao 6-3, 6-4
  6. Iveta Daujotaite (Harvard) def. Kara Wheatley 6-1. 6-4

      Order of finish: 3, 1, 6, 5, 4, 2

Li, at No. 3, won her tenth match of the year in two sets improving to 10-2 on the year. 

Huang, at No. 1, defeated Owensby in two sets for her first-ranked singles win of the year and giving the Cougars a 2-1 lead in the match. 

Wheatley, at No. 6, was defeated by Daujotaite in two sets for her fourth loss in singles on the year (2-4). 

Jiao, at No. 5, fell in two sets to Marculescu for just her second singles loss of the season (3-2). 

Moore, at No. 4, was defeated for the first time this season and fell to 8-1 in singles. Gawande's victory over Moore clinched the match for Harvard. 

Astle, at No. 2, was defeated in three sets by Ho, falling to 5-6 on the year in singles.

The Cougars return to action tomorrow, Mar. 18 against Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif.. First serve is set for 11:00 p.m. PDT.

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