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Nate Slack | Posted: 10 Apr 2021 | Updated: 23 Jan 2022
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Cougars fall on the road to San Diego, 6-1

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SAN DIEGO – BYU women’s tennis (14-7, 3-2 WCC) saw a three-match win streak snapped in a 6-1 defeat at San Diego on Saturday afternoon at the Skip & Cindy Hogan Tennis Center. With the loss, the Cougars fall to 3-6 in road matches on the year.   

The Toreros took an early lead in doubles play with Solymar Colling and Kati Kukaras defeating Anastasia Abramyan and Helen Jiao in No. 1 doubles, 6-3. Emilee Astle and Kara Lin evened the score after taking down Victoria Kalaitzis and Jessi Muljat, 6-4, in the No. 3 match. Astle and Lin remain unbeaten at 5-0 as a doubles team.

San Diego took the momentum back just minutes later as Abigail Desiatnikov and Jordan McBride pulled out a 6-3 win over Leah Heimuli and Madeline Wanlass to clinch the doubles point for the Toreros.

San Diego quickly found itself leading 3-0 after picking up additional wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. Colling put away Abramyan, 6-3, 6-2, and McBride used a strong second set to end an eight-match win streak by Heimuli, 7-5, 6-0. Kalaitzis picked up the Toreros’ fourth point of the match after defeating Astle, 6-0, 6-4.

In the No. 3 spot, Desiatnikov kept things rolling for the Toreros, logging a 7-5, 6-3 win over Jiao. The final two matches of the day each went into a third set tiebreaker. The first was at No. 6 doubles, where Kukaras outlasted Wanlass, 6-4, 0-6, 1-0. The second went the Cougars way, as Lin picked up BYU’s first and only point of the day in a 5-7, 7-6, 1-0 win over Andryukhov in the No. 5 slot.

BYU will make its final road trip of the season next week when they head to the Bay Area. The Cougars will face Santa Clara on Friday, April 16, at 12 p.m. PDT and San Francisco on Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m. PDT.



BYU 1, San Diego 6


Doubles Competition

1. Solymar Colling/Kati Kukaras (USD) def. Anastasia Abramyan/Helen Jiao (BYU), 6-3

2. Abigail Desiatnikov/Jordyn McBride (USD) def. Leah Heimuli/Madeline Wanlass (BYU), 6-3

3. Emilee Astle/Kara Lin (BYU) def. Victoria Kalatzis/Jessi Muljat (USD), 6-4

Order of finish: (1, 3, 2)


Singles Competition

1. Solymar Colling (USD) def. Anastasia Abramyan (BYU), 6-3, 6-2

2. Jordyn McBride (USD) def. Leah Heimuli (BYU), 7-5, 6-0

3. Abigail Desiatnikov (USD) def. Helen Jiao (BYU), 7-5, 6-3

4. Victoria Kalaitzis (USD) def. Emilee Astle (BYU), 6-0, 6-4

5. Kara Lin (BYU) def. Elisabeth Andryukhov (USD), 5-7, 7-6, 1-0

6. Kati Kukaras (USD) def. Madeline Wanlass (BYU), 6-4, 0-6, 1-0

Order of finish: (1, 2, 4, 3, 6, 5)


Nate Slack | Posted: 4 Apr 2021 | Updated: 23 Jan 2022
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BYU to take on San Diego on the road

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PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s tennis (14-6, 3-1 WCC) will be riding a three-match win streak into San Diego where it will take on the San Diego Toreros. The Cougars had big home wins against Washington State, 4-3, on Thursday and Gonzaga, 6-1, on Saturday, and are 7-1 in their last eight contests. This week’s test will take place on Saturday, April 10 at 11 a.m. PDT at the Skip & Cindy Hogan Tennis Center.

BYU Notes (14-6, 3-1 West Coast Conference)

  • BYU is 14-6. The Cougars dominated the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday, 6-1. They also picked up a big win over Washington State on Thursday in a match that was decided in the final set of No. 1 singles. Senior Anastasia Abramyan came out on top, taking down the No. 86 player in the nation.  
  • BYU has wins over Gonzaga, Washington State, Pacific, Utah State, Portland, Grand Canyon, Seattle, Boise State, Sacramento State, Fresno State, Dixie State (twice), Weber State (twice). The Cougars have losses to Saint Mary’s Utah, Oregon, Denver, Colorado, Cal Poly.
  • Five of BYU’s six losses have come on the road. The Cougars win at Pacific on March 27 snapped a four-match losing streak as the visiting team.   
  • Five players have reached double-digit wins this season: Emilee Astle (14-5), Leah Heimuli (14-5), Helen Jiao (13-5), Madeline Wanlass (10-1).
  • BYU has won 70% of its singles matches and 72% of its doubles. Heimuli has won eight straight and is just one win shy of matching the longest win streak of the season by a BYU player.
  • The seniors have led the team all season. In the last 10 matches, both Heimuli and Wanlass are 9-1 while Abramyan is 7-3. The three account for nearly 42% of BYU’s singles victories this season.

Head Coach – Holly Parkinson Hasler

  • Alma Mater: BYU, 1998
  • Division I Career Record: 33-20 (3rd season)
  • Record at BYU: Same

BYU Doubles Records

  1. Anastasia Abramyan & Madeline Almeida Wanlass (0-1)
  2. Leah Heimuli & Kara Lin (5-1)
  3. Emilee Astle & Helen Jiao (4-1)
  4. Madeline Almeida Wanlass & Elizabeth Tullis (2-0)
  5. Anastasia Abramyan & Elizabeth Tullis (1-0)
  6. Anastasia Abramyan & Qianxin Kong (0-1)
  7. Anastasia Abramyan & Helen Jiao (7-5)**
  8. Leah Heimuli & Emilee Astle (4-3)
  9. Qianxin Kong & Kara Lin (4-0)
  10. Kara Lin & Elizabeth Tullis (3-1)
  11. Leah Heimuli & Madeline Wanlass (4-1)**
  12. Emilee Astle & Elizabeth Tullis (0-1)
  13. Emilee Astle & Kara Lin (4-0)**
    **Three most recent doubles teams

BYU Singles Records

  1. Anastasia Abramyan (10-6)
  2. Leah Heimuli (14-5)
  3. Helen Jiao (13-5)
  4. Emilee Astle (14-5)
  5. Kara Lin (6-11)
  6. Madeline Wanlass (10-1)
  7. Xenia De Luna (8-1)
  8. Qianxin Kong (4-1)
  9. Elizabeth Tullis (3-0)

San Diego Notes (9-3, 3-0 WCC)

  • San Diego is 9-3 and is coming off a 7-0 sweep of Portland on Saturday.
  • San Diego has wins over Portland, Saint Mary’s, Pacific, Oregon, SDSU, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Hawaii, Cal State Fullerton. The Toreros have losses to No. 17 Cal, USC, No. 3 UCLA.
  • The Toreros are 6-2 at home, with both losses coming to teams ranked inside the top-17 nationally. After starting 1-2 on the season, San Diego has won eight of nine and is on a four-match win streak.
  • BYU and San Diego last met up in March 2019, with the Toreros pulling out a 4-0 sweep. BYU is just 1-3 at the Skip & Cindy Hogan Tennis Center, with the lone win coming back in 2015. San Diego leads the all-time series 5-4.  

Head Coach – Sherri Stephens

  • Alma Mater: Arizona, 1979
  • Division I Career Record: 412-370-2 (36th season)
  • Record at USD: Same
  • Has 12 NCAA Tournament appearances and one WCC Title (2012)
  • Top-50 in career wins in women’s college tennis history, No. 19 among active head coaches

San Diego Match Information — Saturday, Apr. 10

  • Time: 11 a.m. PDT
  • Location: Skip & Cindy Hogan Tennis Center
  • Live Stats: SidearmStats