chasia webb | Posted: 29 Jan 2022 | Updated: 31 Mar 2022

BYU women's tennis falls to San Diego in final day of ITA Kick-off

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BERKELEY, Cali – BYU women’s tennis fell 4-0 to San Diego in the consolation match of the ITA Kick-off Weekend on Saturday.

The Toreros took two of the three doubles matches. Senior Leah Heimuli and Helen Jiao fell 6-3 in their match against Solymar Colling and Elizabeth Goldsmith in the No. 1 spot. Senior Anastasia Abramyan and freshman Bobo Huang lost 6-1 to Abigail Desiatnikov and Jordyn McBride in the No. 2 spot. Junior Emilee Astle and sophomore Kara won 6-1 over Claudia De Las Heras and Victoria Kalaitzis in the No. 3 spot.

The Cougars fought hard in their singles matches, forcing multiple three-set matches and tiebreakers, however they ultimately dropped the first three matches to the Toreros. Freshman Jacque Dunyon fell 6-3 in both her sets against Desiatnikov. Jiao dropped her singles match to Goldsmith 6-2, 7-6(4) after losing the tiebreaker. Freshman Madison Smith had BYU’s final defeat, falling 6-0, 7-6 to De Las Heras. The final three singles matches held between Heimuli and Colling, Huang and McBride, and Lin and Kalaitzis were unfinished.

BYU hosts its home opener Saturday, Feb. 5 in a double header against Boise State at 10 a.m. MST and Dixie State at 4 p.m. MST at the Indoor Tennis Courts.

DOUBLES:

1. Colling/Goldsmith (USD) def Heimuli/Jiao (BYU) 6-3

2. Desiatnikov/McBride (USD) def Abramyan/Huang (BYU) 6-1

3. Astle/Lin (BYU) def De Las Heras/Kalaitzis (USD) 6-1

SINGLES:

1-Colling (SD) v Heimuli (BYU) 6-3, 4-6, 3-0 unfinished 

2-Desiatnikov (SD) d Dunyon (BYU) 6-3, 6-3

3-McBride (SD) v Huang (BYU) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 unf.

4-Goldsmith (SD) d Jiao (BYU) 6-2, 7-6(4)

5-De Las Heras (SD) d Smith (BYU) 6-0, 7-6

6-Kalaitzis (SD) v Lin (BYU) 4-6, 6-6 unf.

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