COLUMBIA, Mo – BYU women's tennis fell 4-0 to Wichita State in a neutral site match played Thursday in Columbia, Missouri.
The Shockers (7-2) outlasted the Cougars (1-3) in doubles to score the first point of the match. Juniors Mayci Jones and Toby Miclat won at first doubles 6-3, while Senior Nicolette Poulsen and freshman Taylah Beckman fell at the No. 2 spot 6-1 to Aleksandra Trifunovic and Rebecca Pedrazzi. At the No. 3 doubles spot, senior Savannah Ware and junior Natella Nabieva dropped a close set 7-5.
Wichita State maintained its momentum into singles, winning three consecutive matches in straight sets to complete the 4-0 victory. Trifnovic beat Ware 6-0, 6-4 at No. 4 singles and Poulsen fell 6-4, 6-3 in her matchup at No. 3. In second singles, Miclat dropped her matchup 7-5, 6-1.
The Cougars continue play Friday against the University of Missouri at 12 p.m. CST. Live stats will be available.
#32 Wichita State 4, BYU 0
1. Mayci Jones (BYU) vs. Gabriela Porubin (WSU): unfinished
2. Julia Schiller (WSU) def. Toby Miclat (BYU) 7-5, 6-1
3. Giulia Guidetti def. Nicolette Poulsen (BYU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Aleksandra Trifnovic (WSU) def. Savannah Ware (BYU) 6-0, 6-4
5. Natella Nabieva (BYU) vs. Abby Stevens: unfinished
6. Taylah Beckman (BYU) vs. Tanaporn Thongsing: unfinished