Rough Road Trip for BYU
GAINESVILLE -- Monday’s early morning, rain-delayed contest between the No. 67 BYU women’s tennis team and No. 22 SMU concluded the ITA Indoor Qualifying Tournament. The Mustangs came out on the winning end of the 4-1 consolation match.
SMU took the doubles point with wins on courts two and three. No. 18 McCall Jones and Megan Price were tied with their opponents at seven-all on court one when the match was called.
The Mustangs captured the first singles match in straight sets at the No. 5 spot. Romina Nedakovic was the only Cougar able to notch a win—a 7-5, 6-1 victory on court six. SMU won the two more matches necessary to secure the victory. With the loss, BYU fell to 1-3 on the season.
Play will continue Thursday for the Cougars when they take on No. 75 Wichita State at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts.
No. 1 (30) Marta Lesniak/Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) tied (18)
McCall Jones/Megan Price (BYU), 7-7 DNF
No. 2 Pavi Francis/Shahzoda Hatamova (SMU) d. Kristina Doerr/Romina
Nedakovic (BYU), 8-3
No. 3 Casey Kennedy/Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) d. Chie Hayasaka/Elizaveta
Ezhova (BYU), 8-6
Order of Finish: 2, 3
No. 1 Marta Lesniak (SMU) led (54) McCall Jones (BYU), 2-6, 7-6, 2-1
No. 2 (76) Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) tied Kristina Doerr (BYU),
6-7, 6-4, 1-1 DNF
No. 3 Shahzoda Hatamova (SMU) d. Chie Hayasaka (BYU), 6-2, 7-5
No. 4 Pavi Francis (SMU) d. Megan Price (BYU), 7-5, 7-6 (4)
No. 5 Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) d. Liza Ezhova (BYU), 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 Romina Nedakovic (BYU) d. Sophie Quist (SMU), 7-5, 6-1
Order of Finish: 5, 6, 3, 4
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