The BYU women’s tennis team fell to No. 41 University of Washington 4-3 at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle Friday.
Freshmen Mayci Jones, Toby Miclat and Savannah Ware came away with the Cougars’ only singles wins of the day, with Jones defeating the Huskies’ Grace Ysidora 7-5, 6-4, and Ware also winning in straight sets against Washington’s Natali Coronel 6-4, 7-6. Miclat was able to pull through and top Washington’s Riko Shimizu after three sets, 7-5, 5-7, and 10-5.
“I’m really proud with how the girls performed today,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “We are moving in the right direction. We came out slow in doubles but quickly turned it around in singles. The match could have gone either way.”
The Cougars started the day off slow as Washington (3-1) swept BYU (0-2) in doubles games, with Jones and sophomore Nicolette Tran falling 6-2 in the top spot. Junior Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and sophomore Mackenna Maddox lost 6-3, and in the third spot Morgan Anderson-Littlewood and Miclat were beaten by a score of 6-2.
BYU will be back on the road next week facing Washington State and Boise State. The Cougars return home for their regular-season home opener Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. to face No. 54 Denver.