BYU to take on San Diego on the road

Nate Slack | Posted: 11 Apr 2021 | Updated: 11 Apr 2021
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PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s tennis (14-6, 3-1 WCC) will be riding a three-match win streak into San Diego where it will take on the San Diego Toreros. The Cougars had big home wins against Washington State, 4-3, on Thursday and Gonzaga, 6-1, on Saturday, and are 7-1 in their last eight contests. This week’s test will take place on Saturday, April 10 at 11 a.m. PDT at the Skip & Cindy Hogan Tennis Center.

BYU Notes (14-6, 3-1 West Coast Conference)

  • BYU is 14-6. The Cougars dominated the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday, 6-1. They also picked up a big win over Washington State on Thursday in a match that was decided in the final set of No. 1 singles. Senior Anastasia Abramyan came out on top, taking down the No. 86 player in the nation.  
  • BYU has wins over Gonzaga, Washington State, Pacific, Utah State, Portland, Grand Canyon, Seattle, Boise State, Sacramento State, Fresno State, Dixie State (twice), Weber State (twice). The Cougars have losses to Saint Mary’s Utah, Oregon, Denver, Colorado, Cal Poly.
  • Five of BYU’s six losses have come on the road. The Cougars win at Pacific on March 27 snapped a four-match losing streak as the visiting team.   
  • Five players have reached double-digit wins this season: Emilee Astle (14-5), Leah Heimuli (14-5), Helen Jiao (13-5), Madeline Wanlass (10-1).
  • BYU has won 70% of its singles matches and 72% of its doubles. Heimuli has won eight straight and is just one win shy of matching the longest win streak of the season by a BYU player.
  • The seniors have led the team all season. In the last 10 matches, both Heimuli and Wanlass are 9-1 while Abramyan is 7-3. The three account for nearly 42% of BYU’s singles victories this season.

Head Coach – Holly Parkinson Hasler

  • Alma Mater: BYU, 1998
  • Division I Career Record: 33-20 (3rd season)
  • Record at BYU: 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 (1-0)
  6. Anastasia Abramyan & Qianxin Kong (0-1)
  7. Anastasia Abramyan & Helen Jiao (7-5)**
  8. Leah Heimuli & Emilee Astle (4-3)
  9. Qianxin Kong & Kara Lin (4-0)
  10. Kara Lin & Elizabeth Tullis (3-1)
  11. Leah Heimuli & Madeline Wanlass (4-1)**
  12. Emilee Astle & Elizabeth Tullis (0-1)
  13. Emilee Astle & Kara Lin (4-0)**
    **Three most recent doubles teams

BYU Singles Records

  1. Anastasia Abramyan (10-6)
  2. Leah Heimuli (14-5)
  3. Helen Jiao (13-5)
  4. Emilee Astle (14-5)
  5. Kara Lin (6-11)
  6. Madeline Wanlass (10-1)
  7. Xenia De Luna (8-1)
  8. Qianxin Kong (4-1)
  9. Elizabeth Tullis (3-0)

San Diego Notes (9-3, 3-0 WCC)

  • San Diego is 9-3 and is coming off a 7-0 sweep of Portland on Saturday.
  • San Diego has wins over Portland, Saint Mary’s, Pacific, Oregon, SDSU, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Hawaii, Cal State Fullerton. The Toreros have losses to No. 17 Cal, USC, No. 3 UCLA.
  • The Toreros are 6-2 at home, with both losses coming to teams ranked inside the top-17 nationally. After starting 1-2 on the season, San Diego has won eight of nine and is on a four-match win streak.
  • BYU and San Diego last met up in March 2019, with the Toreros pulling out a 4-0 sweep. BYU is just 1-3 at the Skip & Cindy Hogan Tennis Center, with the lone win coming back in 2015. San Diego leads the all-time series 5-4.  

Head Coach – Sherri Stephens

  • Alma Mater: Arizona, 1979
  • Division I Career Record: 412-370-2 (36th season)
  • Record at USD: Same
  • Has 12 NCAA Tournament appearances and one WCC Title (2012)
  • Top-50 in career wins in women’s college tennis history, No. 19 among active head coaches

San Diego Match Information — Saturday, Apr. 10

  • Time: 11 a.m. PDT
  • Location: Skip & Cindy Hogan Tennis Center
  • Live Stats: SidearmStats

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