Women’s tennis cruises past undefeated Broncos for first win

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The BYU Women’s tennis team finally broke into the wins column, defeating Boise State 4-3 for their first regular season win, dominating two doubles matches and winning two tough tiebreakers.

BYU (1-2) eased its way to a win with consecutive wins in the No. 5 and 6 singles spots over Boise State (4-1), who lost for the first time in the regular season.

With the Cougars and Bronocs tied through the first two doubles matches, Morgan Anderson and Mackenna Maddox cruised in the No. 3 doubles match 6-3, giving BYU the doubles point, a point that put them over the edge.

“It was important for us to bounce back and start strong in doubles play, “BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “We played well in doubles which helped carry us in singles. The girls fought hard today, and we were able to come out on top of those 10-point tiebreakers.”

Junior Morgan Anderson returns serve during a match this season. Photo by Jaren Wilkey/ BYU Photo
Junior Morgan Anderson returns serve during a match this season. Photo by Jaren Wilkey/ BYU Photo

Freshman Toby Miclat, in the No. 6 spot, won her 13th match of the year in a three set tiebreaker, 6-0, 2-6, 10-7, over the Bronocs’ Megan LaLone.

Anderson came back and won a tough three set match at the No. 5 spot over Morgan Basil, 6-7, 6-2, 10-7, that tied up the score before Miclat finished it off.

BYU’s pair of sisters split a win and a loss in singles play. Sophmore Nicolette winning an easy  two set match, 9-0, 6-1, while her senior sister Desiree lost a brutal three set tiebreaker, 3-6, 6-4, 8-10.

In the No. 1 spot, Freshman Mayci Jones lost a three set heartbreaker (7-5, 4-6, 6-10)  to Sandy Vo, who as a senior has not lost in that position.

The Cougars will host No. 54 Denver for their first regular season home match of the year Feb. 15.

 

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