Brigham Young University
Mar 26 | 02:00 PM
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Saint Mary's College of California
Timothy Korth Tennis Complex

Moraga CA 94556

Nate Slack | Posted: 26 Mar 2021 | Updated: 23 Jan 2022
Nate Slack

BYU outlasted by Saint Mary’s in 4-3 defeat


MORAGA, Calif. – BYU women’s tennis (11-6, 1-1 WCC) saw a four-match win streak snap in a road loss to Saint Mary’s on Friday at the Korth Tennis Complex. The Cougars lost the doubles point in a tiebreaker before battling into the third set in four different singles matches. 

The Cougars started the day off strong with Emilee Astle and Kara Lin picking up a win in the No. 3 spot over Jordan Harris and Liesl Pieters, 6-3. The Gaels bounced back and won the next two matches to clinch the doubles point. Anastasia Abramyan and Helen Jiao were bested by Mariia Kozyreva and Danielle McIntyre, 7-5. Jocelyn Massey and Aubane Ville followed, outlasting Leah Heimuli and Madeline Wanlass, 7-6 (3), in a tiebreaker.  

Saint Mary’s kept things rolling into singles play, winning the first three matches to secure the victory. The Gaels’ McIntyre defeated Lin, 6-3, 6-4. Abramyan suffered her first defeat in six contests in a 6-0, 6-3 loss to Kozyreva. Gabriela Tevez sealed the victory for Saint Mary’s, coming up with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 win over Jiao in the No. 3 match.

The Cougars turned it on through the back half of singles play to shrink the margin of defeat to just one point.

Wanlass kept her perfect record in singles play intact, retiring Ville, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 0-2. Emilee Astle earned a team-high 12th victory of the season, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5), over Massey. Heimuli ended the day with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 win against Harris at No. 2 doubles.

BYU will look to bounce back tomorrow, March 27, when it travels to Pacific. The match is slated to begin at 12 p.m. PDT at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center.



BYU 3, Saint Mary’s 4


Doubles Competition

1. Mariia Kozyreva/Danielle McIntyre (SMC) def. Anastasia Abramyan/Helen Jiao (BYU), 7-5

2. Jocelyn Massey/Aubane Ville (SMC) def. Leah Heimuli/Madeline Wanlass (BYU), 7-6 (3)

3. Emilee Astle/Kara Lin (BYU) def. Jordan Harris/Liesl Pieters (SMC), 6-3

Order of finish: (3, 1, 2)


Singles Competition

1. Mariia Kozyreva (SMC) def. Anastasia Abramyan (BYU), 6-0, 6-3

2. Leah Heimuli (BYU) def. Jordan Harris (SMC), 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

3. Danielle McIntyre (SMC) def. Kara Lin (BYU), 6-3, 6-4

4. Gabriela Tevez (SMC) def. Helen Jiao (BYU), 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

5. Emilee Astle (BYU) def. Jocelyn Massey (SMC), 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5)

6. Madeline Wanlass (BYU) def. Aubane Ville (SMC), 7-6 (4), 4-6, 0-2, retired

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


Nate Slack | Posted: 21 Mar 2021 | Updated: 23 Jan 2022
Nate Slack

Cougars to take on Saint Mary’s, Pacific on the road

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PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s tennis (11-5, 1-0 WCC) will travel to the Bay Area to face Saint Mary’s on Friday and Pacific on Saturday. The Cougars head into the Saint Mary’s match riding a four-match win streak.

BYU Notes (11-5, 1-0 West Coast Conference)

  • BYU is 11-5. The Cougars defeated Utah State, 6-1, to move to 8-1 at home on the season. After winning five straight to open the season, BYU experienced a skid, losing five of the next seven. Since then, the Cougars have bounced back with four consecutive victories.
  • BYU has wins over Utah State, Portland, Grand Canyon, Seattle, Boise State, Sacramento State, Fresno State, Dixie State (twice), Weber State (twice). The Cougars have losses to Utah, Oregon, Denver, Colorado, Cal Poly.
  • Four of BYU’s five losses have come on the road. BYU is 2-4 away and 2-0 at a neutral location.
  • There are three players who have already reached double-digit wins this season: Helen Jiao (11-3), Emilee Astle (11-4), Leah Heimuli (10-5). Xenia de Luna holds an 8-1 record and Madeline Wanlass is undefeated at 7-0.
  • The Cougars are experiencing a wave of success in singles play and have won 72% of the contests this season. Seven different players have win streaks of three or more: Madeline Wanlass (7), Jiao (7), Anastasia Abramyan (5), Heimuli (4), Qianxin Kong (3), de Luna (3), Elizabeth Tullis (3).

Head Coach – Holly Parkinson Hasler

  • Alma Mater: BYU, 1998
  • Division I Career Record: 30-19 (3rd season)
  • Record at BYU: Same

BYU Doubles Records

  • Anastasia Abramyan & Madeline Almeida Wanlass (0-1)
  • Leah Heimuli & Kara Lin (5-1)
  • Emilee Astle & Helen Jiao (4-1)
  • Madeline Almeida Wanlass & Elizabeth Tullis (2-0)
  • Anastasia Abramyan & Elizabeth Tullis (2-0)
  • Anastasia Abramyan & Qianxin Kong (0-1)
  • Anastasia Abramyan & Helen Jiao (7-3)
  • Leah Heimuli & Emilee Astle (4-3)
  • Qianxin Kong & Kara Lin (4-0)
  • Kara Lin & Elizabeth Tullis (3-1)
  • Leah Heimuli & Madeline Wanlass (1-0)
  • Emilee Astle & Elizabeth Tullis (0-1)

BYU Singles Records

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

Saint Mary’s Notes (2-4, 0-0 WCC)

  • Saint Mary’s is 2-4 and is coming off a 4-3 loss at San Jose State.
  • Saint Mary’s has a wins over UC Davis and Sacramento State. The Gaels have losses to San Jose State, No. 24 Stanford, No. 17 USC, No. 19 Cal.  
  • The Gaels have struggled out of the gates, but three of four losses have come on the road to ranked teams. Both wins came at home.   
  • The last time the two schools met was in April 2019 in Moraga. BYU lost, 4-1. Current Cougars' Wanlass and Malykh clinched the doubles point for BYU, but the Gaels swept the singles matches.

Head Coach – Simon Harston

  • Alma Mater: University of Bath, 2000
  • Division I Career Record: 32-28 (4th Season)
  • Record at SMC: Same

Saint Mary’s Match Information — Friday, Mar. 26

  • Time: 2 p.m. PDT
  • Location: Timothy Korth Tennis Complex
  • Live Stats: There will be no live stats available
  • Live Stream: There will be no live stream available

Pacific Notes (3-5, 0-0 WCC)

  • Pacific is 3-5 and is coming off a 4-3 win over NAU. The Tigers play San Diego a day before hosting BYU.
  • Pacific has wins over NAU, Sacramento State and Fresno Pacific. The Tigers have losses to San Jose State, UC Davis, Fresno State, Cal and Nevada.
  • The Tigers lost three of their first four home matches but have now won back-to-back in Stockton.
  • The last meeting between BYU and Pacific came in April 2019. BYU pulled out a 4-3 victory. The Cougars won all three doubles matches to get things going, and Abramyan, Malykh and Almeida each won their singles matches to carry BYU to the win.

Head Coach – Mike Erwin

  • Alma Mater: Sinclair College
  • Division I Career Record: 17-35 (3rd Season)
  • Record at Pacific: Same

Pacific Match Information — Saturday, Mar. 27

  • Time: 12 p.m. PDT
  • Location: Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center
  • Live Stats: There will be no live stats available
  • Live Stream: There will be no live stream available