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mperry | Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
PROVO, Utah -- Behind efficient doubles play and dominating performances in singles, No. 71 BYU women’s tennis cruised to a lopsided 6-1 win over Pacific in West Coast Conference action, Friday.
“Everyone came out and played aggressively today,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “It’s a great win to build off of.”
The Cougars (6-6, 2-0 WCC) remain unbeaten at home as they set the pace in doubles, dropping the Tigers (6-7) to 0-2 in WCC play.
Juniors Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Morgan Anderson-Littlewood continued their solid play in doubles as they topped Christiana Ferrari and Francis Dean in the third slot, 8-2.
BYU went with a different combination at No. 2 doubles by pairing freshman Savannah Ware with sophomore Nicolette Tran. The change served the team well as the netters coasted by Iveta Masarova and Cristina Saenz de Buruaga Ruiz, 8-2, securing the doubles point.
In singles action, Ware continued her stellar play by blanking Ferrari 6-0, 6-0, at the No. 5 spot. At third singles, Tran followed her teammate with a one-sided victory of her own over her opponent, 6-1, 6-2.
With the match at 3-0 in favor of the Cougars, Littlewood clinched the match from sixth singles with the win over Gergana Boncheva, 6-1, 6-2.
Miclat took the first set against Francis Dean, 6-2, before losing the second 6-0. The freshman took the win in a shortened third set 1-0 (10-4). Fellow freshman Jones also claimed a win at No. 1 when her opponent defaulted the second set after Jones took the first.
The Cougars face No. 38 Saint Mary’s Saturday at noon MDT. Live statistics will be available on the BYU athletics website.
Tennis Match Results
Pacific vs Brigham Young University
Mar 21, 2014 at BYU
(Outdoor Tennis Courts)
#71 Brigham Young University 6, Pacific 1
1. JONES, Mayci (BYU) def. MASAROVA, Iveta (PAC) 6-3, 4-3, Wd
2. RITTEROVA, Hana (PAC) def. SHEEHAN-DIZON, Meg. (BYU) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-4)
3. TRAN, Nicolette (BYU) def. SAENZdeBURUAGA, Cri. (PAC) 6-1, 6-2
4. MICLAT, Toby (BYU) def. DEAN, Francis (PAC) 6-2, 0-6, 1-0 (10-4)
5. WARE, Savannah (BYU) def. FERRARI, Christiana (PAC) 6-0, 6-0
6. ANDERSON-LITTLEWOOD, Morgan (BYU) def. BONCHEVA, Gergana (PAC) 6-1, 6-2
1. JONES, Mayci/MICLAT, Toby (BYU) def. RITTEROVA, Hana/SUAREZ, Regina (PAC) 6-5 unfinished
2. TRAN, Nicolette/WARE, Savannah (BYU) def. MASAROVA, Iveta/SAENZdeBURUAGA, Cri. (PAC) 8-2
3. SHEEHAN-DIZON, Meg./ANDERSON-LITTLEWOOD, Morgan (BYU) def. FERRARI, Christiana/DEAN, Francis (PAC) 8-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,3,6,4,2,1)
mperry | Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
PROVO, Utah -- No. 71 BYU women’s tennis opens a three-match homestand beginning Thursday against No. 62 Marshall at noon MDT. Friday the Cougars face Pacific at noon and then round out the weekend’s action against No. 38 Saint Mary’s Saturday at noon at the Outdoor Tennis Courts.
“We’re excited to be back at home,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “We had a good match against ASU and hope to play more disciplined tennis this weekend.”
Last weekend against No. 50 Yale, the Cougars (4-6, 1-0 West Coast Conference) secured the doubles point and took four singles matches to three sets before losing 6-1. The next day against No. 28 Arizona State, the netters took the doubles point again, but faltered in singles in a narrow 4-3 defeat.
Strong doubles performances came from freshmen Mayci Jones and Toby Miclat who went 2-0 at second doubles, defeating Yale and ASU 8-1 and 8-5, respectively.
In the third slot, juniors Morgan Anderson-Littlewood and Meghan Sheehan-Dizon also claimed two consecutive wins, beating their opponents 8-7(4) and 8-6.
Thursday is the first time BYU will face Marshall (10-3, 0-0 Conference USA) who has won seven of its last eight matches. The Cougars have a 2-0 all-time record against Pacific. Friday’s match will be the first meeting between the two schools as members of the WCC.
BYU will also be looking for its first win against Saint Mary’s as the Gaels own the head-to-head record with an 2-0 advantage.
Live statistics for each match will be available on the BYU athletics website.
Conference play continues on the road next week against Loyola Marymount March 28 and No. 36 Pepperdine March 29.