ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Senior Mayci Jones advanced to the round of 16 in singles while three doubles pairs for BYU women's tennis advanced to the third round at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships held Thursday at the University of New Mexico.
Jones, the No. 12 seed in the tournament, defeated Utah’s Alexi Petrovic 6-3, 1-6, 6-2, before winning 6-4, 6-2 over Air Force’s TJ Fumagalli. In the next round, Jones will compete against Claudia Herrero of the University of Nevada, Reno.
Jones also picked up a doubles victory for BYU alongside freshman Polina Malykh. The duo defeated USU's Monika Van De Vondel and Lucy Octave 8-7(6) and will square off against Utah's Jena Cheng and Calton on Friday.
Senior Savannah Ware also saw success early in the day with a win over Utah's Taylor Calton, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, but fell in the next round to UNLV's Carol Yang, 6-2, 6-3.
Ware and freshman Samantha Smith also picked up a win in their second-round matchup with a close 8-7(5) win against Utah State's Nini Guensler and Sabrina Demerath.
The third round of the tournament continues Friday with doubles beginning at 9 a.m. MDT and singles play starting at 11 a.m. MDT.