Freshman Savannah Ware’s win at sixth singles pulled the BYU women’s tennis team through to a win over San Francisco.
As BYU’s first match for the West Coast Conference this season, the 4-3 win brought BYU to 4-4, while San Francisco dropped to 8-4. San Francisco has lost both of its matches in the West Coast Conference so far.
“It feels really good to pull out a win today, especially after losing the doubles point,” said BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer. “Everyone stepped up, and it means a lot. It’s a really important confidence-builder going forward.”
Ware’s match started out in her favor; she won the first set 6-4 but then lost the next. Soon Ware found herself down 2-5, but that wasn’t the end for her. She fought back hard, winning the match 7-5, and snatched the win for BYU.
San Francisco was ahead 3-2, but freshman Toby Miclat brought BYU to tie San Francisco, allowing Ware to fight for the win.
Freshman Mayci Jones lost her match, but Nicolette Tran took a win against her San Francisco opponent.
Senior Desiree Tran also took a loss in her match, but junior Meghan Sheehan-Dizon took a win.
The matches finished in the following order: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,3,2,4,5,6)
BYU’s next match will be away against Yale on Friday at 1.30 p.m (MDT).
Results below are provided by McKay Perry, from BYU Athletic Communications:<
Tennis Match Results
Brigham Young University 4, San Francisco 3
1. KA, Andrea (SF) def. JONES, Mayci (BYU) 6-3, 6-4
2. SHEEHAN-DIZON, Meg. (BYU) def. TAUNE, Thyra (SF) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
3. TRAN, Nicolette (BYU) def. HOLMBERG, Sofia (SF) 7-6 (9-7), 7-5
4. NIKOLIC, Marina (SF) def. TRAN, Desiree (BYU) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)
5. MICLAT, Toby (BYU) def. HADZI-TANOVIC, Mili. (SF) 6-4, 7-5
6. WARE, Savannah (BYU) def. IRISH, Brooke (SF) 6-4, 0-6, 7-5
1. TAUNE, Thyra/HOLMBERG, Sofia (SF) def. JONES, Mayci/TRAN, Nicolette (BYU) 8-7 (7-5)
2. KA, Andrea/NIKOLIC, Marina (SF) def. SHEEHAN-DIZON, Meg./MICLAT, Toby (BYU) 8-6
3. HADZI-TANOVIC, Mili./IRISH, Brooke (SF) def. ANDERSON, Morgan/MADDOX, Mackenna (BYU) 8-4