No. 51 BYU women’s tennis wins fourth straight

Sophomore Nicolette Tran beat her opponent in singles and helped BYU capture the doubles point. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
LOS ANGELES -- Sophomore Nicolette Tran delivered in doubles and singles, helping No. 51 BYU women’s tennis to its fourth straight victory in a 5-2 win over Loyola Marymount Friday.
 
“The girls fought hard today,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “It was a good match for us, and we are looking forward to playing even better tomorrow.”
 
With the win, the Cougars improve to 8-6 on the season and 4-0 in West Coast Conference play. The Lions dropped to 6-10 and 0-3 in conference.
 
Tran and teammate Savannah Ware secured the doubles point for the Cougars by topping Lauri Mueller and Ellie Grossman, 8-6. 
 
With BYU up 3-0, Tran pulled through with the match-clinching victory at third singles over Miya Jin, 6-3, 6-4.
 
At No. 3 doubles, juniors Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Morgan Anderson-Littlewood edged Kristine Kouyoumjian and Reka Rohonyi, 8-7 (7-4). 
 
Freshman Mayci Jones was the first to take care of her opponent in singles, overpowering Kouyoumjian at the No. 1 slot, 6-3, 6-1.
 
Freshman Savannah Ware continued her solid play at No. 5 with a convincing win over Rohonyi, 7-5, 6-2. 
 
The Cougars added the fifth point of the match on Toby Miclat’s three-set win. The current WCC Player of the Week fell in the first set, 4-6, before coming back to win in the final two with the shortened third set, 6-2, 10-6.
 
BYU continues on the road with a showdown atop the WCC against No. 40 Pepperdine Saturday at 11 a.m. PDT. Live scoring will be available on the BYU Athletics website, BYUCougars.com.
 
 
 
#51 Brigham Young University 5, LMU 2
 
Singles competition
1. JONES, Mayci (BYU) def. Kristine Kouyoumjian (LMU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Jessica Perez (LMU) def. SHEEHAN-DIZON, Meg. (BYU) 3-6, 6-4, 10-8
3. TRAN, Nicolette (BYU) def. Miya Jin (LMU) 6-3, 6-4
4. MICLAT, Toby (BYU) def. Lauri Mueller (LMU) 4-6, 6-2, 10-6
5. WARE, Savannah (BYU) def. Reka Rohonyi (LMU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Ellie Grossman (LMU) def. ANDERSON-LITTLEWOOD, Morgan (BYU) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6
 
Doubles competition
1. Jessica Perez/Miya Jin (LMU) vs. MICLAT, Toby/JONES, Mayci (BYU) 6-7, unfinished
2. TRAN, Nicolette/WARE, Savannah (BYU) def. Lauri Mueller/Ellie Grossman (LMU) 8-6
3. SHEEHAN-DIZON, Meg./ANDERSON, Morgan (BYU) def. Kristine Kouyoumjian/Reka Rohonyi (LMU) 8-7 (7-4)
 
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (1,5,3,4,2,6)