chasia webb | Posted: 5 Feb 2022 | Updated: 31 Mar 2022

BYU women's tennis wins big in home opener over Dixie State

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Heimuli and Jiao Celebrating

PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s tennis opened its 2022 home schedule by sweeping Dixie State 7-0 on Saturday at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts.

The Cougars started the morning out strong, sweeping the doubles 3-0 to earn their first point of the match. Senior Leah Heimuli and junior Helen Jiao swept their match 6-0 against Juliana Honczaruk and Rachel Mellor in the No. 1 spot. Freshmen Jacque Dunyon and Madison Smith won their first doubles match as a pair, defeating Sabrina Longson and Alysha Damron 6-1 in the No. 3 spot. BYU finished its sweep as junior Emilee Astle and sophomore Kara Lin ended their match with a 6-1 victory over Alexandra Hildreth and Ya-Chi Hsu.

BYU kept its momentum going into the singles matches. Freshman Bobo Huang defeated Hildreth in the No. 1 spot, 6-0, 6-1, securing the Cougars’ second point of the match. Jiao followed quickly after, sweeping Angelina Amelkina 6-0, 6-0, earning her second win of the day, along with sweeping every set she played. Dunyon added another point to the BYU stat line as she came out on top 6-2, 6-0 in her match against Hsu. Astle hammered the final nail in to secure the fourth point for the Cougar win, as she defeated Honczaruk 6-3, 6-0. Smith came out victorious after a hard-fought second set, beating Longson 6-0, 6-4. Lin finished off the day with the final win in the BYU sweep, defeating Damron 7-5, 6-0.

BYU will be competing in a doubleheader against Weber State and Fresno State next Saturday. The Cougars will take on the Wildcats at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts at 8 a.m. MST and the Bulldogs at the SunPro Tennis Club in Springville, Utah at 1 p.m. MST.


  1. Heimuli/Jiao vs Honczaruk/Mellor: 6-0
  2. Astle/Lin vs Hildreth/Hsu: 6-1
  3. Dunyon/Smith vs Longson/Damron: 6-1

Order of finish: 1,3,2


  1. Huang vs Hildreth: 6-0, 6-1
  2. Dunyon vs Hsu: 6-2, 6-0
  3. Jiao vs Amelkina: 6-0, 6-0
  4. Astle vs Honczaruk: 6-3, 6-0
  5. Smith vs Longson: 6-0, 6-4
  6. Lin vs Damron: 7-5, 6-0

Order of finish: 1,3,2,4,5,6

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