Nate Slack | Posted: 18 Apr 2021 | Updated: 15 Jun 2021

BYU to host No. 6 Pepperdine on Senior Day

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PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s tennis (15-8, 4-3 WCC) will conclude the regular season when it welcomes the sixth-ranked Pepperdine Waves to the Outdoor Tennis Courts on Friday, April 23. The Cougars will honor two seniors in Madeline Wanlass and Polina Malykh for their 2021 Senior Day. 

BYU Notes (15-8, 4-3 West Coast Conference)

  • BYU is 15-8. The Cougars were defeated by San Francisco, 6-1, on Saturday and will be looking to finish the season on a positive note.
  • BYU has wins over Santa Clara, 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 San Francisco, San Diego, Saint Mary’s, Utah, Oregon, Denver, Colorado, Cal Poly.
  • Five players have reached double-digit wins this season: Leah Heimuli (15-7), Emilee Astle (14-8), Helen Jiao (13-8), Anastasia Abramyan (12-7), Madeline Wanlass (11-3).
  • The Cougars have defended their homes courts this season and are 9-1 as the home team. BYU is 18-5 at home the last three seasons.

Head Coach – Holly Parkinson Hasler

  • Alma Mater: BYU, 1998
  • Division I Career Record: 34-22 (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 (8-6)**
  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 (5-3)**
  12. Emilee Astle & Elizabeth Tullis (0-1)
  13. Emilee Astle & Kara Lin (6-1)**
    **Shows the three most recent doubles teams

BYU Singles Records

  1. Anastasia Abramyan (12-7)
  2. Leah Heimuli (15-7)
  3. Helen Jiao (13-8)
  4. Emilee Astle (14-8)
  5. Kara Lin (8-12)
  6. Madeline Wanlass (11-3)
  7. Xenia De Luna (8-1)
  8. Qianxin Kong (4-1)
  9. Elizabeth Tullis (3-0)

No. 6 Pepperdine Notes (18-3, 6-0 WCC)

  • Pepperdine is 18-3 and is coming off a 7-0 sweep against Washington State on Sunday.
  • Pepperdine has wins over Washington State, Gonzaga, Portland, Pacific, Saint Mary’s, No. 23 Cal, No. 25 Stanford, San Francisco, Santa Clara, No. 20 Cal, No. 21 USC, No. 5 UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, No. 13 Oklahoma State, No. 16 USC, No. 6 Georgia Tech, No. 17 USC, Wisconsin. The Waves have losses to No. 8 UCLA, No. 2 UCLA and No. 1 North Carolina.
  • The Waves entered this season ranked as the No. 5 team in the country. Their highest ranking was No. 4 (for six weeks) and their lowest was No. 7 (for two weeks).
  • Pepperdine is 5-1 in road matches this season. The lone blemish came in a 5-2 loss at No. 8 UCLA on April 14.
  • BYU and Pepperdine last met up in April 2019, with the No. 8 Waves beating the Cougars, 4-1. In that match, Abramyan defeated No. 84 Adrijana Lekah, 6-0, 7-5. This year, the No. 1 singles match will feature Abramyan and Ashley Lahey, the 2018 NCAA Singles Championship runner-up.

Head Coach – Per Nillson

  • Alma Mater: Mississippi State, 2008
  • Division I Career Record: 140-29 (7th season)
  • Record at Pepperdine: Same

Pepperdine Match Information — Friday, Apr. 23

  • Time: 11 a.m. MDT
  • Location: BYU Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • Live Stats: StatBroadcast

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