Mar 06 | 12:00 PM
5 - 2
Indoor Tennis Courts
150 E. Provo UT 84602
mperry | Posted: 6 Mar 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
PROVO, Utah -- The bottom half of the lineup turned in convincing performances as BYU women’s tennis squelched Nevada, 5-2, in a regional matchup Thursday.
With the win, the Cougars improve to 3-4 while the Wolf Pack drop to 5-4.
“I think it was a great match for us,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “I was really proud of how the bottom half of the lineup stepped up today.”
BYU jumped out to take the doubles point, swinging momentum going into singles. The Cougars are 3-0 this season when winning doubles.
Third doubles pair Morgan Anderson-Littlewood and Mackenna Maddox finished first with an 8-2 lopsided victory over Caroline Konigsfeldt and Beatriz Garcia Planas.
Freshman Toby Miclat and junior Meghan Sheehan-Dizon followed at second doubles by clinching the point for BYU, stunning Sheila Smiley and Juliette Legendre, 8-7 (7-3).
BYU was forced to make a lineup adjustment after Nicolette Tran suffered an injury earlier in the week. The change proved to be fruitful as the Cougars took the next four singles matches.
Freshman Savannah Ware dismantled her opponent with a dominating 6-1, 6-0 win at the sixth singles slot while Miclat took care of Smiley in straight sets at fourth singles, 6-4, 6-2.
At No. 5 singles, Anderson-Littlewood clinched the match for BYU by topping Monika Magusiak, 6-3, 6-2.
“I think Morgan (Anderson-Littlewood) did a great job,” Jones-Spencer said. “She played with a lot of energy from the start.”
Senior Desiree Tran also posted a win at third singles with a similar result, defeating Caroline Konigsfeldt 6-2, 6-3.
Sheehan-Dizon fell to Sheila Morales Hildalgo in tiebreakers in the second set, losing her match 6-2, 7-6 (7-5). Mayci Jones was also ousted in two sets, 6-4, 6-1.
BYU stays home for its West Coast Conference opener against San Francisco Saturday at noon MST. Live scoring will be available through the BYU athletics website.
Tennis Match Results
Nevada Women's Tennis vs Brigham Young University
Mar 06, 2014 at PROVO, Utah
(BYU Outoor Tennis Courts)
Brigham Young University 5, Nevada Women's Tennis 2
1. Michelle Okhremchuk (NEV-W) def. JONES, Mayci (BYU) 6-4, 6-1
2. SheilaMoralesHidalgo (NEV-W) def. SHEEHAN-DIZON, Meg. (BYU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
3. TRAN, Desiree (BYU) def. Caroline Konigsfeldt (NEV-W) 6-2, 6-3
4. MICLAT, Toby (BYU) def. Sheila Smiley (NEV-W) 6-4, 6-2
5. ANDERSON-LITTLEWOOD, Morgan (BYU) def. Monika Magusiak (NEV-W) 6-3, 6-2
6. WARE, Savannah (BYU) def. Juliette Legendre (NEV-W) 6-1, 6-0
1. JONES, Mayci/TRAN, Desiree (BYU) vs. Michelle Okhremchuk/SheilaMoralesHidalgo (NEV-W) 4-5, unfinished
2. SHEEHAN-DIZON, Meg./MICLAT, Toby (BYU) def. Sheila Smiley/Juliette Legendre (NEV-W) 8-7 (7-3)
3. ANDERSON-LITTLEWOOD, Morgan/MADDOX, Mackenna (BYU) def. Caroline Konigsfeldt/Beatriz GarciaPlanas (NEV-W) 8-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (6,4,5,3,1,2)
mperry | Posted: 4 Mar 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
PROVO, Utah -- Coming off a rainy trip to Southern California, BYU women’s tennis looks to resume playing this week when it faces Nevada Thursday at noon MST and San Francisco Saturday at noon in its West Coast Conference opener, both at the Indoor Tennis Courts.
“It was hard to travel last week and not get to play,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “I think the girls are really excited to compete at home again and get into conference matches.”
The Cougars (2-4) were rained out last weekend in matches against No. 57 UC Irvine and No. 55 Long Beach State, but look to even their record with contests against the Wolfpack (5-3) and the Dons (7-3).
“A lot of our matches this year have shown that doubles point is key for bringing the energy,” Jones-Spencer said. “We’ve been working on being positive in practice and having good energy. Hopefully we can transition it and show it in our matches.”
BYU has taken the doubles point in both wins this season while losing the doubles in all four losses.
The Cougars are 4-0 all-time against Nevada and 3-1 against San Francisco. Since joining the WCC in 2011, it has a 1-1 record in conference openers. Before this week’s ITA rankings, the conference had five teams ranked in the top 75, including the Cougars.
Live scoring for the match Thursday will be available on the BYU athletics website. The match Saturday will also have live scoring on the athletics website.
Next weekend, BYU will head out to Tempe, Ariz., to face two top 50 opponents in Yale and Arizona State, March 14 and 15, respectively.