Apr 13 | 12:00 PM
4 - 3
Outdoor Tennis Courts
150 E Provo UT 84602
AaronS | Posted: 13 Apr 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
PROVO, Utah – For the second time this week, the BYU women’s tennis team earned a win at home, this time defeating Gonzaga 4-3 on Saturday at the outdoor tennis courts.
With the win, the Cougars (9-9) improve to 2-4 in conference play while Gonzaga (9-9) falls to 0-6.
BYU started off strong by claiming the doubles point with wins on courts 1 and 2.
“We played well in doubles today, we focused and played our game really well,” BYU coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “In singles, it was back and forth, I think some of the girls had a really great day today while some of them had a little bit of a hard time. But we battled hard and pulled out a win.”
The Cougars carried the momentum from doubles into singles as Meghan Sheehan-Dizon put away Katie Edwards 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 1 singles position. The match marked just the second time Sheehan-Dizon played No. 1 in singles this season.
Senior Aubrey Paul extended the advantage with a quick 6-2, 6-0 victory over Melanie Yates. Paul leads the team with 14 singles wins in 2013.
“I didn’t even have to coach her [Aubrey] very much,” Jones-Spencer said. “She was very focused, moved her feet very well and executed her game.”
On court 4, Nicolette Tran clinched the win for BYU as she topped Isabell Klingert in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.
Gonzaga scored the last three points of the match but not until after the match was already determined.
BYU plays its final two matches of the season on Friday and Saturday against Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount at home.
1. Sheehan-Dizon/N. Tran (BYU) def. Edwards/Peek (GU) 8-4
2. Anderson/Maddox (BYU) def. Polayes/Yates (GU) 8-3
3. Koehler/Tallas (GU) def. Paul/D. Tran (BYU) 7-6
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3
1. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) def. Katie Edwards (GU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Kylie Peek (GU) def. Desiree Tran (BYU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
3. Samantha Polayes (GU) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 7-6, 6-7, 1-0(12)
4. Nicolette Tran (BYU) def. Isabell Klingert (GU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Alexandra Tallas (GU) def. Mackenna Maddox (BYU) 6-4, 7-6
6. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Melanie Yates (GU) 6-2, 6-0
Order of finish: 1, 6, 4, 5, 2, 3
AaronS | Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
PROVO, Utah – With one win already under its belt this week, the BYU women’s tennis team hosts conference foe Gonzaga on Saturday at noon at the outdoor tennis courts.
The Cougars (8-9, 1-4 West Coast Conference) upset No. 70 Washington State on Monday to earn their first win over a ranked opponent.
On Monday, junior Desiree Tran moved to the No. 2 singles position against the Cougars and clinched the victory for BYU. With the win, Tran improved to 4-0 at the No. 2 spot.
Nicolette Tran, the younger sister of Desiree, remains undefeated at home in singles play.
The Bulldogs (9-8, 0-5 WCC) have currently lost four consecutive matches. Their most recent win came on the road against Radford State on March 15.
BYU won the only meeting between these two teams with a 6-1 victory in Spokane in 2012.
Admission is free and pizza will be provided. Fans may park at the Y parking lots to the south of the tennis courts.