BYU Looks to Rebound in Oregon

Nate Slack | Posted: 6 Mar 2021 | Updated: 6 Mar 2021
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PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s tennis will be back on the road to face the Oregon Ducks (4-1) on Friday and Seattle Redhawks (0-3) on Saturday at the Student Tennis Center in Eugene, Oregon. The Cougars are coming off a pair of losses at Colorado and at Denver.

BYU Notes (6-3, 0-0 West Coast Conference)

  • The Cougars are 6-3, most recently falling at Denver, 6-1.
  • BYU has wins over Boise State, Sacramento State, Fresno State, Dixie State (twice) and Weber State. The Cougars have losses to Denver, Colorado and Cal Poly.
  • The Cougars are coming off back-to-back losses for the first time since last February. A year ago, BYU answered, rattling off five wins in six matches before the season was cut short due to covid.
  • BYU is led by senior Madeline Almeida Wanlass and sophomore Emilee Astle. The two combine for an 11-2 record in singles matches, including an impressive 5-0 start for Wanlass.
  • BYU’s underclassmen have performed well so far this season, going 21-11 in singles play. Newcomers Xenia de Luna (3-0) and Elizabeth Tullis (2-0) are yet to lose a singles match. Sophmore Helen Jiao has the second highest winning percentage on the team with at least six matches played at .625.

Head Coach – Holly Parkinson Hasler

  • Alma Mater: BYU, 1998
  • Division I Career Record: 25-17 (3rd season)
  • Record at BYU: Same

Oregon Notes (4-1, 0-0 Pac-12)

  • Oregon is 4-1, with its most recent win coming over Eastern Washington, 6-1.
  • Oregon has wins over Eastern Washington, Portland, Idaho and Portland State. The Ducks’ loss came on the road in the season opener at Gonzaga.  
  • The Ducks are led by Janice Tjen and Uxia Martinez. The two are each 5-0 in singles competition and are a combined 7-0 in doubles play. Oregon has only lost one doubles set through five matches.
  • Oregon is a perfect 4-0 at home this season after opening up with a loss at Gonzaga.
  • The last meeting between BYU and Oregon came on Mar. 14, 2015. No. 52 BYU defeated Oregon, 4-3, in Provo. BYU leads the all-time series 4-2. 

Head Coach – Courtney Nagle

  • Alma Mater: Oregon, 2005
  • Division I Career Record: 19-23 (3rd Season)
  • Record at Oregon: Same

Seattle Notes (0-3, 0-0 WAC)

  • Seattle is 0-3 after losing to Portland State last week, 6-1.
  • The Redhawks are looking for their first win of the year. They have losses to Portland State and Washington (twice).
  • Seattle earned its first point of the season on Friday against Portland State after clinching the doubles point but lost all six singles matches.
  • The lone meeting between BYU and Seattle came on Feb. 23, 2019. The Cougars came away with a 4-3 victory on the campus of Washington State.

Head Coach – Kristina Hollander

  • Alma Mater: UNLV, 2010
  • Division I Career Record: 0-3 (1st Season)
  • Record at Seattle: Same

BYU Doubles Records

  1. Anastasia Abramyan & Madeline Almeida Wanlass (0-1)
  2. Leah Heimuli & Kara Lin (5-1)
  3. Emilee Astle & Helen Jiao (4-1)
  4. Madeline Almeida Wanlass & Elizabeth Tullis (2-0)
  5. Anastasia Abramyan & Elizabeth Tullis (2-0)
  6. Anastasia Abramyan & Qianxin Kong (0-1)
  7. Anastasia Abramyan & Helen Jiao (2-1)
  8. Leah Heimuli & Emilee Astle (1-2)
  9. Qianxin Kong & Kara Lin (2-1)

BYU Singles Records

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

Oregon Match Information — February 26

Time: 2:00 p.m. PST

Location: Student Tennis Center, Eugene, Oregon

Live Stats: StatBroadcast

Live Stream: Oregon Live Stream

Seattle Match Information — February 27

Time: 11:30 a.m. PST

Location: Student Tennis Center, Eugene, Oregon

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