McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium
1155 University Blvd. SE Albuquerque NM 87106-4320
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The BYU women's tennis team finished its two-game road trip with a 4-0 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday, earning its fifth sweep of the season.
"It was a great weekend for us here in New Mexico," BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. "I'm happy with how we performed and I'm looking forward to continuing our momentum next weekend."
Junior Taylah Beckman and sophomore Samantha Smith got the Cougars (7-4, West Coast Conference 2-1) off to a hot start. The duo took on Eli Arnaudova and Helena Colvee of New Mexico State (4-9) and won 6-1.
In No. 1 doubles, senior Mayci Jones and sophomore Polina Malykh did not drop a game against New Mexico State's Yadira Rubio and Lindsay Harlas to win big, 6-0, and give BYU the doubles point. No. 2 doubles did not finish.
Smith brought momentum from doubles play to the No. 6 singles position against Colvee and dominated the match with a 6-1, 6-0 win to put BYU up 2-0. Freshman Hermehr Kaur kept the ball rolling in her matchup against Arnaudova in No. 5 singles. Kaur controlled the entire match and won 6-2, 6-1, for a 3-0 Cougar lead over the Aggies.
In No. 1 singles, Jones competed against New Mexico State's Rebecca Keijezerwaard. The two kept the match close through the first set until Jones pulled away. She carried that energy to take the second set for a 6-4, 6-1 victory, giving BYU the 4-0 sweep.
The remainder of the matches for No. 2, 3 and 4 singles did not finish.
The Cougars travel to Boise State next week and will compete on Friday, March 16 at 12:00 p.m. MT. A link to the live stats will be available on BYU's online schedule.
1. Mayci Jones/Polina Malykh def. Yadira Rubio/Linsay Harlas 6-0
2. Anastasia Abramyan/Madeline Almeida vs Rebecca Keijzerwaard/Quinty Janssen DNF
3. Taylah Beckman/Samantha Smith def. Eli Arnaudova/Helena Colvee 6-1
1. Mayci Jones def. Rebecca Keijzerwaard 6-4, 6-1
2. Anastasia Abramyan vs Lindsay Harlas DNF
3. Madeline Almeida vs Quinty Janssen DNF
4. Polina Malykh vs Yadira Rubio DNF
5. Hermehr Kaur def. Eli Arnaudova 6-2, 6-1
6. Taylah Beckman def. Helena Colvee 6-1, 6-0
Order of finish: doubles (3, 1) singles (6, 5, 1)
BYU: 7-4, 2-1 WCC
PROVO, Utah – After a two game home stretch, the BYU women’s tennis team travels to Albuquerque to play against New Mexico and New Mexico State this weekend.
Following a great 4-0 sweep last Friday against West Coast Conference foe San Francisco, the Cougars (5-4, 2-1 WCC) look to bounce to their winning ways in New Mexico after Saturday’s lost to Washington State.
New Mexico also took on Pac-12 opponents this past weekend at home. The Lobos had a rousing win against Utah on Friday, beating the Utes 4-2. However, they came up short to Colorado on Saturday, losing 5-2 and falling to 2-4 on the season. BYU is 34-5 against New Mexico historically.
This past weekend, New Mexico State lost three straight matches at home. On Friday, the Aggies lost to Wyoming 2-5 and were swept by Colorado 4-0 the next day. On Sunday, In the final match of the home stretch, New Mexico State lost to UT Arlington 5-1 and dropped to a 4-8 record. The Cougars are undefeated, 13-0 all-time against the Aggies.
BYU will play at the University of New Mexico on Friday, March 9 at 5:00 p.m. MST. The following day, New Mexico State will travel to UNM to play the Cougars at 12:00 p.m. MST. Both matches will be played at the McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium.
Information regarding live stats and live video stream will be available on the BYU women’s tennis schedule page.