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mperry | Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Despite taking the doubles point, No. 64 BYU women's tennis suffered a tough loss at the hands of No. 50 Yale, 6-1, Friday.
"We made good progress in doubles today," BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. "Yale is a good team and they competed better than us in singles."
The Cougars (4-5) took two out of three doubles matches against the Bulldogs (5-6).
In second doubles, freshmen Mayci Jones and Toby Miclat dominated their opponents for an 8-1 win. Nicolette Tran and Desiree Tran had almost the opposite fortune with an 8-2 loss No. 1 doubles.
At third doubles, juniors Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Morgan Anderson clinched the point for BYU with an 8-7(4) win against Amber Li and Annie Sullivan.
In singles, four out of six matches went to three sets, but momentum from doubles did not equate to success.
Jones, Sheehan-Dizon and Desiree Tran each took the first set of their matches before falling in the final two.
Freshman Savannah Ware also fell in three sets to Courtney Amos 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
The Cougars will be back in action against No. 28 Arizona State at noon MST Saturday. Live scoring will be available on the BYU athletics website.
Yale 6, BYU 1
1. Madeleine Hamilton def. Mayci Jones (BYU) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
2. Ree Ree Li def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-7(3) 6-2, 6-0
3. Annie Sullivan def. Nicolette Tran (BYU) 6-3, 6-0
4. Hanna Yu def. Desiree Tran 6-7, 6-2, 6-0
5. Sherry Li def. Toby Miclat 6-1, 7-5
6. Courtney Amos def. Savannah Ware (BYU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
mperry | Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
PROVO, Utah -- After a thrilling 4-3 home victory to begin West Coast Conference play, No. 64 BYU women’s tennis will take its momentum to Tempe, Ariz., for matchups against No. 50 Yale Friday at 1:30 p.m. MDT and No. 28 Arizona State Saturday at noon.
“We are looking forward to playing two good teams,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “Coming out of last weekend, we are looking to build off those matches, to play solid tennis and to keep improving.”
The Cougars (4-4) head into this weekend having won two in a row when they face the 4-5 Bulldogs (0-0 Ivy) and the 11-2 Sun Devils (1-0 Pac-12).
Last weekend against San Francisco, the match came down to the wire at No. 6 singles between freshman Savannah Ware and Brooke Irish. Ware jumped out with a quick start by taking the first set 6-4, before the momentum shifted as she lost the second 6-0. Finding herself in a 5-2 hole, the Southern California native strung together a five-game run, winning 7-5 as she simultaneously clinched the WCC opening victory for BYU.
Live scoring for the match against Arizona State will be available on the BYU athletics website.
The Cougars return home next week for three matches in three days beginning March 20. They will face No. 65 Marshall followed by WCC opponents Pacific and No. 34 Saint Mary’s.