BYU falls to Santa Clara 5-2

Senior Aubrey Paul leads the team with 11 singles victories this season, including a win against Santa Clara. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - In its second match in as many days, the BYU women's tennis team lost to Santa Clara 5-2 Saturday at the Degheri Tennis Center.

The Cougars (7-7, 1-2 West Coast Conference) notched a victory at the No. 3 doubles position as Aubrey Paul and Desiree Tran topped Stephanie Skaras and Delphine Rouvillios 8-7(5). But the Broncos (7-5, 2-0 WCC) went on to win the remaining two doubles matches to secure the first point of the day.
 
In singles, Meghan Sheehan-Dizon came from behind to beat Kelly Lamble in three sets at the No. 2 position, 2-6, 6-4, 10-8. Paul earned a win on court 6 as she defeated Skaras in straight sets 7-6(5), 6-3. Paul owns a team-high 11 wins on the season.
 
Senior Desiree Tran fell to No. 32 Katie Le 6-3, 6-2 at the No. 1 singles position. Santa Clara rounded out the match with wins on court 3, 4 and 5.
 
BYU continues its stretch of conference matches in California on March 29 against San Diego and Saint Mary's on March 30.
 
Doubles
1. Le/Agra (SCU) def. Sheehan-Dizon/N. Tran (BYU) 8-6
2. Lamble/McGeorge (SCU) def. Maddox/Anderson (BYU) 8-3
3. Paul/D. Tran (BYU) def. Skaras/Rouvillios (SCU) 8-7(5)
Singles
1. #32 Katie Le (SCU) def. Desiree Tran (BYU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) def. Kelly Lamble (SCU) 2-6, 6-4, 10-8
3. Alexandra Zaniewski (SCU) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Chelby Cooke (SCU) def. Nicolette Tran (BYU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Delphine Rouvillios (SCU) def. Mackenna Maddox (BYU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Stephanie Skaras (SCU) 7-6(5), 6-3