Nate Slack | Posted: 30 Jan 2021 | Updated: 3 Jun 2022

Cougars to Travel to Fresno for Three-Match Weekend

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BYU women's tennis

PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s tennis (3-0) will make its first road trip of the year, traveling to Fresno, California to face the Fresno State Bulldogs (0-0) and Sacramento State Hornets (0-0) on Friday, Feb. 5, and the Cal Poly Mustangs (0-0) on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Fresno State match will begin at 11:00 a.m. PST, Sacramento State at 4:00 p.m. PST, and Cal Poly at 2:00 p.m. PST.

BYU came away with a pair of wins after a doubleheader against Dixie State on Saturday. The Cougars won the first match, 7-0, without dropping a single set. Their success carried over into the second match, winning again, 7-0. With its 3-0 record, BYU is looking for its first 4-0 start since the 2012-13 season.  

Fresno State begins their season on Wednesday when it hosts Fresno Pacific. The Bulldogs went 7-7 last year, finishing with a three-match losing streak. The two teams met up last season, with Fresno State winning in Provo, 4-3. The Bulldogs trailed 0-3 before winning the final four singles matches. The Cougars are 3-8 all-time against the Bulldogs.

BYU’s match against Sacramento State will be the season opener for the Hornets. Sacramento State finished last season 2-9, going 0-3 against teams from the West Coast Conference. Sacramento State, though young, returns a number of players with match experience. The Hornets return nine players from last year’s squad, including just one new face on their year’s roster. Sacramento State returns two seniors, in Ege Tomey, a Washington State transfer from Turkey, and Frana Ugarkovic, of Croatia. BYU is 1-0 all-time against Sacramento State.

Saturday's match will be the second ever between BYU and Cal Poly. Cal Poly finished last season with a record of 9-2, going 1-0 in neutral site matches. The Mustangs had an impressive 8-1 record in the state of California, losing just one match, on the road, 1-6, to San Diego State. 

In accordance with local health protocols, no fans will be allowed to attend. 

Doubles Records

  1. Anastasia Abramyan & Madeline Wanlass (0-1)
  2. Leah Heimuli & Kara Lin (2-1)
  3. Emilee Astle & Helen Jiao (3-0)
  4. Madeline Wanlass & Elizabeth Tullis (2-0)

Singles Records

  1. Anastasia Abramyan (1-0)
  2. Leah Heimuli (3-0)
  3. Kara Lin (3-0)
  4. Emilee Astle (3-0)
  5. Helen Jiao (3-0)
  6. Madeline Wanlass (2-0)
  7. Xenia De Luna (2-0)
  8. Elizabeth Tullis (1-0)