Netters Lose to No. 60 Fresno State

Elizaveta Ezhova put up BYU's second point with her win on Court 5. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

FRESNO -- The BYU women’s tennis team hit another tough loss on the road Thursday, falling 4-3 to No. 60 Fresno State.

The Bulldogs swept doubles play. Elizaveta Ezhova and Desiree Tran fell 8-4 to Melissa McQueen and Olga Kirpicheva on Court 2, followed by Abby Hayley and Laura Pola winning 8-4 against Cougars Elle Carney and Sandy, Utah's Aubrey Paul. The Bulldogs finished the sweep when Bianca Modoc and Marianne Jodoin defeated No. 78 Megan Price and Callie Craig on Court 1 (8-5).

Fresno State put up quick, straight-set wins on courts 1, 2 and 4 to clinch the victory, but Paul, Ezhova and Craig fought hard to give BYU (4-6) the last three points.

Paul pushed her season singles record to 9-1 after Kirpicheva retired from the match due to an injury. The match was split one set all (3-6, 6-2) and Paul led the final set 3-0.

Ezhova took down Modoc 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 on Court 5. After a long battle on Court 3, Callie Craig went to a tiebreaker against Hayley, taking the match 3-6, 6-3, (10-7).

The Cougars face UC Irvine Saturday at 11 a.m. in Irvine.


BYU vs. No. 60 Fresno State

BYU-3 FS-4

Doubles

1. Modoc/Jodoin (FS) def. No. 78 Craig/Price (BYU), 8-5

2. McQueen/Kirpicheva (FS) def. Ezhova/Tran (BYU), 8-4

3. Hayley/Pola (FS) def. Carney Paul (BYU), 8-4

Order of finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles

1. Marianne Jodoin (FS) def. Megan Price (BYU), 6-0, 6-0

2. Laura Pola (FS) def. Elle Carney (BYU), 6-1, 6-1

3. Callie Craig (BYU) def. Abby Hayley (FS), 3-6, 6-3, 10-7

4. Melissa McQueen (FS) def. Desiree Tran (BYU), 6-2, 6-3

5. Elizaveta Ezhova (BYU) def. Bianca Modoc (FS), 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

6. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Olga Kirpicheva (FS), 3-6, 6-2, 3-0 ret.

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

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