Apr 19 | 12:00 PM
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Outdoor Tennis Courts
150 E Provo UT 84602
AaronS | Posted: 19 Apr 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
PROVO, Utah – Continuing in conference play, the BYU women’s tennis team fell to No. 71 Pepperdine 4-1 on Friday at the BYU outdoor tennis courts.
The Waves (10-11) improve to 7-1 in league play while the Cougars (9-10) fall to 2-5 on the year.
“We competed well today, especially in doubles,” BYU coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “But in the end we just didn’t pull it out.”
Morgan Anderson and Mackenna Maddox played a tight match at the No. 2 doubles position. The score was tied late in the match before Pepperdine’s Ale Granillo and Michaela Capannolo rallied to earn the 9-7 victory.
On court 3, Aubrey Paul and Desiree Tran fell to Lorraine Guillermo and Danielle Feneridis to clinch the doubles point for the Waves.
In singles play, BYU was highlighted by freshman Nicolette Tran at the No. 4 position as she picked up a point and earned her third consecutive win, defeating Megan Moore in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.
“Nicolette has been doing awesome — she’s a tough player,” Jones-Spencer said. “She just goes out there, hits the ball hard cross-court and is confident. She had a great result today.”
On court 5, Maddox turned in another strong effort for BYU. The freshman forced her first set into a tiebreak but she eventually fell to Michaela Capannolo 7-6, 6-2.
Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Anderon each suffered defeated on their respective courts as Pepperdine collected three points in singles matches.
The Cougars return to action on Saturday for their last home match of the year on Saturday at noon against Loyla Marymount.
1. Sheehan-Dizon/N. Tran (BYU) vs. Issara/Moore (PEP) DNF
2. Granillo/Capannolo (PEP) def. Anderson/Maddox (BYU) 9-7
3. Guillermo/Feneridis (PEP) def. Paul/D. Tran (BYU) 8-1
Order of finish: 3, 2
1. Lorraine Guillermo (PEP) def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-2, 6-4
2. Desiree Tran (BYU) vs. Khunpak Issara (PEP) 6-7, 3-5 DNF
3. Ale Granillo (PEP) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Nicolette Tran (BYU) def. Megan Moore (PEP) 6-2, 6-4
5. Michaela Capannolo (PEP) def. Mackenna Maddox (BYU) 7-6, 6-2
6. Aubrey Paul (BYU) vs. Danielle Feneridis (PEP) 3-6, 6-4, 1-3 DNF
Order of finish: 3, 1, 4, 5
AaronS | Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
PROVO, Utah – Entering the last week of regular season play, the BYU women’s tennis team hosts No. 71 Pepperdine on Friday and Loyola Marymount on Saturday at the outdoor tennis courts.
The Cougars (9-9, 2-4 West Coast Conference) have won two consecutive matches, including a win over No. 70 Washington State on April 8.
Senior Aubrey Paul leads the team with 14 singles wins and has won eight of her last nine matches. Freshman Nicolette Tran put together a successful freshman campaign, going into this weekend with a 12-6 record.
In doubles play, sophomore Morgan Anderson and freshman Mackenna Maddox own a team-high 12-4 mark on the season while playing exclusively at the No. 2 position.
Pepperdine (8-11, 5-1 WCC) plays on the road against Loyola Marymount April 17 before coming to BYU on Friday. If the Waves win both matches, they would clinch a share of the WCC regular season title.
LMU (10-9, 2-4 WCC) has won three of its last five matches, but most recently fell to conference opponents Saint Mary’s and San Diego.
Both matches start at noon. Admission is free and pizza will be provided. The matches will be moved indoors in case of bad weather.