BYU bounces back for a 4-3 win over Hawaii

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey)

HONOLULU - After a tough loss Thursday, the BYU women's tennis team bounced back to earn a 4-3 victory over the University of Hawaiii on Saturday at the UH Tennis Courts.

"I'm really proud of the way we played today," BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. "The girls came out strong in doubles which helped us moving into singles. This is a great win to give us momentum moving into conference matches."

With the win, the Cougars (6-5) improve their all-time record to 6-0 against the Rainbow Wahine (3-8).

Sophomore Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and freshman Nicolette Tran started the match with a decisive 8-3 victory over Katarina Poljakova and Paulina Petriskova on court 1.The duo of Morgan Anderson and Mackenna Maddox topped Rebecca Faltusz and Martina Kostalova 8-4.

BYU swept the doubles matches as Aubrey Paul and Desiree Tran also earned a doubles win on court 3 over Xenia Suworowa and Kelsey Dagui 9-8(4).

Sheehan-Dizon carried the momentum into singles play by defeating Petriskova 6-1, 6-3 on court 3. Hawaiii then earned its first point as Anderson fell to Poljakova 6-3, 6-0. 

Throughout the last four matches, both teams alternated wins. Paul won on court 6, 6-4, 6-4 over Faltusz before Desiree Tran lost on court 1.

Maddox came from behind one set to earn a 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 win and clinch the fourth point for BYU.

The Cougars return home Wednesday to host Portland at 10 a.m. MDT for its first conference match of the season. 

Doubles

1. Sheehan-Dizon/N. Tran (BYU) def. Petriskova/Poljakova (UH) 8-3

2. Anderson/Maddox (BYU) def. Faltusz/Kostalova(UH) 8-4

3. Paul/D. Tran (BYU) def. Suworowa/Daguio (UH) 9-8(4)

 

Singles

1. Xenia Suworowa (UH) def. Desiree Tran (BYU) 7-6(5), 6-2

2.  Katarina Poljakova (UH) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-3, 6-0

3. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) def. Paulina Petriskova (UH) 6-1, 6-3

4. Martina Kostalova (UH) def. Nicolette Tran (BYU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

5. Mackenna Maddox (BYU) def. Kelsey Daguio (UH) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4

6. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Rebecca Faltusz (UH) 6-4, 6-4

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