Morgan Anderson won her singles match and doubles match for the Cougars in BYU's 6-1 win over Gonzaga. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
SPOKANE, Wash. – Kicking off its final four matches of the regular season on the road, the BYU women’s tennis team grabbed a 6-1 decision over conference foe Gonzaga Friday.
Senior Megan Price and freshman Meghan Sheehan-Dizon scored a quick 8-3 doubles win for the Cougars (6-12, 2-2 WCC) to open the match. The doubles point came down to Court 2 after the Bulldogs (7-6, 1-3 WCC) evened the score with an 8-5 win over junior Aubrey Paul and freshman Lisa Waldron on Court 3. Freshman Morgan Anderson and sophomore Desiree Tran edged out Kylie Peek and Sophie Lantta, 8-5, to give the Cougars the first point of the match.
Gonzaga managed one singles point over BYU, coming on Court 6 over junior Andie Young. The Cougars took the remaining five singles matches. Katie Edwards pushed Anderson to a third set but was unable to top the Cougar as Anderson walked away with a 6-1, 1-6, 6-0 win. Tran quickly put up another BYU win after topping Prue Teitzel in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, on Court 1.
Playing at the No. 3 singles position, Sheehan-Dizon gave the Cougars their fourth point and match win with a 6-3, 7-5 decision over Kristina Zauere.
Price and Paul earned BYU’s last two wins. Price won a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 battle on Court 4 before Paul topped her Court 5 opponent 6-4, 6-4 to wrap up the match.
The Cougars continue conference action Saturday against Portland at 11 a.m. PDT.
BYU COUGARS 6, GONZAGA BULLDOGS 1
Singles competition â€¨
1. TRAN, Desiree (BYU) def. TEITZEL, Prue (GON) 6-1, 6-3â€¨
2. ANDERSON, Morgan (BYU) def. EDWARDS, Katie (GON) 6-1, 1-6, 6-0â€¨
3. SHEEHAN-DIZON,Meghan (BYU) def. ZAUERE, Kristina (GON) 6-3, 7-5â€¨
4. PRICE, Megan (BYU) def. PEEK, Kylie (GON) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3â€¨
5. PAUL, Aubrey (BYU) def. LANTTA, Sophie (GON) 6-4, 6-4â€¨
6. STIME, Britta (GON) def. YOUNG, Andie (BYU) 6-2, 6-1
1. PRICE, Megan/SHEEHAN-DIZON,Meghan (BYU) def. ZAUERE, Kristina/EDWARDS, Katie (GON) 8-3â€¨
2. ANDERSON, Morgan/TRAN, Desiree (BYU) def. PEEK, Kylie/LANTTA, Sophie (GON) 8-5â€¨
3. PARKER, Madeline/TEITZEL, Prue (GON) def. PAUL, Aubrey/WALDRON, Lisa (BYU) 8-5
BYU COUGARS 6-12, 2-2 WCCâ€¨
GONZAGA BULLDOGS 7-6, 1-3 WCCâ€¨
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,1,3,4,6,5)