PROVO, Utah – With a 5-2 win over Nevada on Friday at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts, the BYU women’s tennis team notched its third consecutive victory of the season.
The last time the Cougars (3-0) won three straight was in 2006.
“I knew it was going to be a tough one but we were able to close out the match with a win,” head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “We played well but on a few courts, we let up a little bit and didn’t keep out foot on the gas pedal and they took advantage.”
In singles play, Court 3 was also the first to finish when sophomore Meghan Sheehan-Dizon got a win over Stevens 6-2, 6-2.
Nevada tied the score by earning two points on Courts 1 and 4.
Freshman Nicolette Tran notched her third straight victory of the year as she topped Juliette Legendre 6-2, 7-5 to give the Cougars a one-point advantage.
Desiree Tran ensured the BYU victory by defeating Emma Verberne in the longest match of the day, 7-6, 4-6, 6-2.
BYU will play its fourth straight home match next Saturday, Feb. 16, against Boise State at noon MST.
1. Okhremchuck/Verberne (UNR) def. Sheehan-Dizon/N. Tran (BYU) 8-7(5)
2. Anderson/Maddox (BYU) def. Smiley/Stevens (UNR) 8-5
3. Paul/D. Tran (BYU) def. Magusiak/Maslova (UNR) 8-2
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1
1. Michelle Okhremchuck (UNR) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
2. Desiree Tran (BYU) def. Emma Verberne (UNR) 7-6, 4-6, 6-2
3. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) def. Sophie Stevens (UNR) 6-2, 6-2
4. Sheila Smiley (UNR) def. Mackenna Maddox (BYU) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
5. Nicolette Tran (BYU) def. Juliette Legendre (UNR) 6-2, 7-5
6. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Monika Magusiak (UNR) 6-0, 0-1 (Ret.)
Order of finish: 3, 1, 4, 5, 2, 6
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