BYU women’s tennis dominates in opening weekend

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Meghan Sheehan-Dizon gets ready to serve the ball in a match last September. The team won both of its matches last weekend. (Ari Davis)

The BYU women’s tennis team opened up its season with impressive wins over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and No. 37 University of Houston Jan. 17.

The Cougars dominated on Saturday with a 4-0 sweep of TAMCC.

“It was a good first match for us,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “Corpus Christi is a tough team that gets a lot of balls in play. We played long points and pulled out the win.”

The team found a tougher challenge Monday, Jan. 19, as the Cougars faced University of Houston.

“They are a tough team and came out aggressively in doubles, but we played smart and got the doubles point,” Jones-Spencer said. “Singles was a battle, but we showed our toughness and pulled out the win.”

The Cougars were able to clinch the 4-3 upset with a late victory by Sophomore Toby Miclat. Miclat came back after losing the first set to beat Mina Markovic 1-6, 7-6 and 7-5.

The Cougars return home to play Utah State on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at noon in the Indoor Tennis Facility.