The BYU women’s tennis team played a day for the books, winning it all at its home match earlier today.
On its senior day BYU completed a perfect home slate, the first since 1998. The Cougars toppled their opponent, San Diego, 4-3 in the home match.
The Tran sisters led the overall win, both rising up to take control of their matches. Nicolette Tran’s score for the first set of doubles was 6-3, but she forced herself back into it in the second set, securing 6-4 score against San Diego’s Marta Stojanovic.
“It was a tight match, and it feels good to pull it out in our favor,” said BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer. “It could have gone either way. I’m proud of the girls fighting and staying tough under pressure.”
Senior Desiree Tran was able to secure the third point as she took the 6-4, 6-3 win over San Diego’s Idil Haciraifoglu.
“(Desiree) was able to win her last match at home, and Nicolette was able to stay tough and pull it out,” Jones-Spencer said. “We decided as kind of a joke: Do it for (Desiree). It was awesome that it came down to them, and they were able to pull it out.”
The Tran sisters were not the only ones to secure the win at home for BYU, who as a team set a goal to go undefeated at home, which it accomplished today. Freshman Savannah Ware and Mayci Jones pushed the team toward its goal as each overpowered their opponent in the singles category.
“One of our team goals was to be undefeated at home this season,” Jones-Spencer said. “It feels great to be able to accomplish that goal this year.”
The Cougars are not done just yet though, wrapping up their regular season next week as they hit the road to take on WCC opponents the Portland Pilots on Thursday and the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Friday. The WCC championships will be April 23–26.