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mperry | Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Impressive performances of Mayci Jones, Toby Miclat and Morgan Anderson-Littlewood proved to be enough as No. 57 BYU women’s tennis clinched a 4-3 victory for the fourth consecutive West Coast Conference win in a match against Gonzaga, Friday.
“We played great doubles today which was a nice improvement from yesterday,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “We played some good singles today up until the clinch--great job to Mayci, Toby and Morgan for playing solid.”
The Cougars (12-7, 8-1 WCC ) swept the doubles point, giving them a head start agaisnt Gonzaga (8-9) who dropped to 3-5 WCC.
The freshmen Jones and Miclat cruised at No. 1 doubles over Kylie Peek and Samantha Polayes to the tune of 8-3. Freshman Savannah Ware and sophomore Nicolette Tran secured the point as they were too much for their opponents at the third slot. Juniors Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Littlewood also edged their opponents in a narrow 8-7(10-8) win.
After taking the doubles, BYU jumped out to take three of the next four points, clinching the win.
Miclat was first off the court as she dominated Franziska Koehler 6-3, 6-0, at No. 4 singles. Jones followed at first singles with a similar result, overpowering Kylie Peek 6-0, 6-3.
Sheehan-Dizon then fell at No. 3 to Polayes, 6-3, 6-0, bringing the score to 3-1 in favor of the Cougars.
For the second match in a row Littlewood seized the opportunity to clinch the win for BYU. The junior topped Isabell Klingert in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5.
Gonzaga then took the final two matches at No. 2 and No. 5.
Next, the Cougars look to make a strong showing as the No. 2 seed in the WCC Championships April 23-26 at San Diego.
No. 57 BYU 4, Gonzaga 3
1. Mayci Jones (BYU) def. Kylie Peek 6-0, 6-3
2. Katie Edwards def. Nicolette Tran (BYU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
3. Samantha Polayes def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Toby Miclat (BYU) def. Franziska Koehler 6-3, 6-0
5. Alexandra Tallas def. Savannah Ware (BYU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
6. Anderson-Littlewood (BYU) def. Isabell Klingert 6-2, 7-5
1. Jones/Miclat (BYU) def. Peek/Polayes 8-3
2. Sheehan-Dizon/Anderson-Littlewood (BYU) def. Tallas/Edwards 8-7(10-8)
3. Ware/Tran (BYU) def. Klingert/Koehler 8-4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4, 1, 3, 6, 2, 5)
mperry | Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
PROVO, Utah -- After capping an undefeated home slate, No. 57 BYU women’s tennis looks to finish out the West Coast Conference regular season on the road as it faces Portland Thursday at 10 a.m. PDT and Gonzaga Friday at 2 p.m.
“The girls are feeling confident,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “In school we’re in finals, so we just have to stay focused in tennis and play one match at a time. We’re looking forward to finishing it off against Portland and Gonzaga.”
The Cougars (10-7, 6-1 WCC) are coming off of their first unbeaten home schedule since the 1998 season. Sophomore Nicolette Tran clinched the 4-3 win over San Diego with her comeback win at No. 2 singles.
BYU looks to maintain its hold on second place in the WCC, first facing the Pilots (5-9, 1-6 WCC). The Cougars own the head-to-head historical record with a 4-0 mark.
Against the Bulldogs (8-8, 3-4 WCC), the team has a 2-0 all-time advantage.
“The more matches we play, I think the better we get,” Jones-Spencer said. “It will be a good opportunity for us to work on a few things we need to fine tune for the conference tournament.”
Live coverage will be available for the matches on the BYU Athletics website, BYUCougars.com.
Next week the Cougars look to impress in the WCC Championships April 23-26.