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Cougars fall to San Diego 4-3 at home
PROVO, Utah — BYU women’s tennis dropped its Saturday afternoon match 4-3 to the San Diego Toreros in Provo.
Despite sweeping the doubles matches to win the first point of the day, the Cougars struggled to find their groove in singles play.
Leah Heimuli and Helen Jiao fell into an early deficit, dropping the first two games of doubles match number one to USD’s Elizabeth Goldsmith and Claudia De Las Heras. The Cougars came back to win the next three games to take a 3-2 lead, midway through the match. The teams traded games, but the Cougars secured the match 6-3.
Anastasia Abramyan and Bobo Huang dominated doubles match number two taking a commanding 3-1 lead early. San Diego’s Solymar Colling and Victoria Kalaitzisf fought back, breaking the Cougars' serve to win two straight games and cut the lead to 5-3 before Abramyan and Huang closed out the match, 6-3 to win the doubles point for BYU.
Solymar for USD secured the first point for the Toreros with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over BYU’s Abramyan. Heimuli, who played in the No. 2 spot, dropped her match to Goldsmith 6-3, 6-2.
San Diego’s Jordan McBride took down BYU’s Huang 6-4, 6-4 to take a 3-0 lead in singles. De Las Heras for the Toreros took down the Cougars Emilee Astle for the fourth and final point of the match, 6-4, 6-4.
BYU’s No. 5 Madison Smith and No. 6 Kara Lin recorded the Cougars' second and third points as the Toreros retired their final two matches.
The Cougars look to bounce back as they take on another conference foe as the San Francisco Dons come to town on Thursday, April 7 at 12 p.m. MDT.
Women's tennis returns home after long road stretch
PROVO, Utah – Women’s tennis comes back home for the first time in over a month to take on Oregon and WCC foe San Diego. BYU looks to improve its record after splitting its matches last weekend.
The Cougars open play this week against the Ducks. Oregon is 11-5 on the season and is currently on a three-match win streak beating two Top 25 teams. The Ducks are 3-1 in common opponents this year, defeating Portland 6-1, and most recently Washington State 5-2 and No. 20 Washington 4-0. BYU leads the all-time series 4-3 and looks to add another win on Thursday afternoon as the Ducks are 1-2 in away matches.
BYU will close out the week by taking on WCC competitor San Diego. The Cougars and the Toreros faced off during the ITA Kick-off Weekend in January with San Diego sweeping BYU 4-0. The Toreros have boasted a 12-3 record this season, 3-0 in conference while also going 2-2 on the road and is currently on a seven-match win streak. San Diego currently leads the all-time record with BYU 7-4.
BYU takes on Oregon Thursday, March 31 at 12 p.m. MDT and San Diego Saturday, April 2 at 12 p.m. MDT.