Loss on the Road for Women's Tennis

Desiree Tran and Elizaveta Ezhova put up the Cougars' one doubles victory of the match. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

MINNEAPOLIS -- After its first road loss of the season to No. 75 Minnesota 6-1, the BYU women’s tennis team gears up to face No. 39 North Carolina State Saturday.

Elizaveta Ezhova and Desiree Tran pulled off the only doubles win for the Cougars (4-4), going 8-6 against Alexa Palen and Doron Muravnik on Court 2. No.77 Callie Craig and Megan Price fell to Natallia Pintusava and Alessandra Ferrazzi 8-6, while Elle Carney and Aubrey Paul fell to Magdalena Wiecha and Mariana Spilca 8-5.

Aubrey Paul, now 7-1 in singles for the season, put up the Cougars’ only point with her straight-set victory against Peta Forsyth 6-3, 6-0. Carney lost her singles match to Ferrazzi 6-2, 6-2 and Price fell to No. 74 Pintusava on Court 1 7-5, 6-3. Palen defeated Ezhova 7-6 (1), 6-1 to seal the win for Minnesota (4-3).

Tran put up a hard fight on Court 4, going to three sets before ending 6-0, 1-6, 7-5 for a Minnesota win. Craig also came back to tie the match in the second set 6-3, 5-7, but lost 1-0 (5) in the tiebreaker.

The Cougars play North Carolina State at 1 p.m. Saturday in Minneapolis.

BYU vs. No. 75 Minnesota

BYU-1 Minn-6


1. Pintusava/Ferrazzi (MINN) def. No. 77 Craig/Price (BYU) 8-6

2. Ezhova/Tran (BYU) def. Palen/Muravnik (MINN) 8-6

3. Wiecha/Spilca (MINN) def. Carney/Paul (BYU) 8-5

Order of finish: 3,1,2


1. No. 74 Natallia Pintusava (MINN) def. Megan Price (BYU) 7-5, 6-3

2. Alessandra Ferrazzi (MINN) def. Elle Carney (BYU) 6-2, 6-2

3. Yuliana Umanets (MINN) def. Callie Craig (BYU) 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (5)

4. Magdalena Wiecha (MINN) def. Desiree Tran (BYU) 6-0, 1-6, 7-5

5. Alexa Palen (MINN) def. Elizaveta Ezhova (BYU) 7-6 (1), 6-1

6. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Peta Forsyth (MINN) 6-3, 6-0

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

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