BYU women’s tennis falls 0-2 in Missouri

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The BYU women’s tennis team had a rough weekend in Columbia, Missouri, falling to Wichita State and the University of Missouri.

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Junior Toby Miclat sets up a forehand shot. Miclat won her singles match against Mizzou this weekend, despite the overall Cougar loss. (Ari Davis)

Despite a 6-3 win from Mayci Jones and Toby Miclat, Wichita State took the doubles point after Nicolette Poulsen and Taylah Beckman lost their match (1-6), as well as Savannah Ware and Natella Nabieva (5-7).

Unfortunately, that momentum was carried into the singles play as well with three consecutive wins for Wichita State to close up their 4-0 victory.

Despite strong singles performance from Miclat and Nabieva, Friday also proved to be a challenge for the Cougars who lost 2-5 to Missouri.

BYU fought back after losing the doubles matches, and was able to secure two points in singles play. Miclat won in two sets, as did Nabieva.

“Toby really stepped up and her energy in singles was excellent,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “Natella also did well and fought hard in singles to pull out the win but we have some things as a team we need to focus on before we head to Texas next week.”

The Cougars head to Lubbock, Texas to face Texas Tech on Friday, Feb. 19. Their next home match is against San Francisco on March 1 at 11 A.M.. Admission is free.

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