Women’s tennis dominates in BYU Invitational

The BYU women's tennis team hosted the BYU Invitational on the weekend of September 18-20, 2014 (Universe Photo)
The BYU women’s tennis team hosted the BYU Invitational on the weekend of September 18-20, 2014 (Universe Photo)

Members of the BYU women’s tennis team took first and second place in both the singles and doubles tournaments this past weekend at the BYU Invitational.

Senior Meghan Sheehan-Dizon beat teammate Nicolette Tran (6–2, 6–2) in an impressive match Saturday morning.

Head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said she was happy with the team’s performance, and praised Sheehan-Dizon for her play.

“Meghan had a great tournament,” Jones-Spencer said. “She played better each match throughout the weekend”

Tran and sophomore Savannah Ware beat Sheehan-Dizon and her fellow senior Morgan Anderson-Littlewood in the doubles final Friday afternoon to take the doubles crown.

The tournament included players from Utah State University and the University of Wyoming, but it was all BYU, with the finals sweep and some impressive performances from other members of the team in the consolation bracket.

Ware also beat Wyoming’s Dorottya Jonas in the consolation bracket final in addition to taking the doubles title. Jonas had just come off a close win over BYU freshman Katie Fitt.

Last year’s BYU squad had its best season since 2007, taking second place in the West Coast Conference and going 8–1 in conference play. Additionally, coach Jones-Spencer was named the WCC coach of the year.

The coach sees good things ahead for this season, too.

“The team had a great showing this weekend, and there are some good things we will take from this tournament as we head to next weekend,” Jones-Spencer said.

The preseason will continue this weekend, Sept. 25–27, at the Cal Nike Invitational in Berkeley, California.

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