Women’s tennis drops two matches over weekend

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Meghan Sheehan-Dizon hits a return against Boise State on Feb. 16. (Sarah Hill)
Meghan Sheehan-Dizon hits a return against Boise State on Feb. 16. (Sarah Hill)

The BYU women’s tennis team came up short against both San Francisco and Pacific on Friday and Saturday.

“We were not mentally tough enough today, and that is what hurt us in our singles,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said about Friday’s match. “I was happy with the fight in doubles, but we didn’t continue it in singles, unfortunately.”

Both matches went down to the wire and were decided in the final games of the day.

The Cougars took the early lead against USF when sophomores Niclolette Tran and Savannah Ware captured the first doubles point in quick fashion, but the Dons fought back to take the victory. The match was decided in the final singles game of the day between Thyra Tuane, from USF, and Tran. Tran fell to Tuane in three sets.

The Dons won the match 4-3.

BYU had a quick opportunity to bounce back, as it traveled to Oregon to face Pacific under 24 hours later.

Saturday’s match was another battle, but it ended in a similar result. The Cougars fell to Pacific 4-3.

BYU will be on the court again Friday against LMU and Saturday against Oregon. Both games will be played in Provo and start at noon.

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