BYU women’s tennis narrowly lost to rival Utah, 4-3, Wednesday in the Deseret Duel.
Utah drew first blood in the match, sweeping the doubles games. BYU freshman bounced back in singles play for the Cougars.
“I’m proud of the freshmen today for playing to win in singles,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “We came out too slow again in doubles. We’re going to learn from this match and keep working hard.”
Freshman Toby Miclat fought hard into extra points against Paige Miles, finally winning 6-2, 6-7, 10-8. Following Miclat, fellow freshman Savannah Ware defeated her opponent in just two sets, 7-6, 6-4.
Meghan Sheehan-Dizon played well against undefeated Sarah Pham, but eventually lost in two close sets, 7-6, 6-3.
Utah came back to win the next singles matches and seal the victory over the Cougars, 4-3.
The Cougars will travel to UC Irvine Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. PST.