BYU women’s tennis falls to Fresno State

Ari Davis
Junior Savannah Ware returns back a shot to her opponent. (Ari Davis)

The women’s tennis team took on the Fresno State Bulldogs Friday, losing for the first time at home this season 4-3.

After losing the doubles point, Nicolette Poulsen, Savannah Ware and Mayci Jones rallied back in the singles play.

“Mayci played awesome, Savannah played great, and Nicolette (Poulsen) did well again,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “Those three are starting to play consistently for us.”

Ware gave up just three games during her two-set victory and Poulsen followed suit, allowing just one game in the first set then winning the second in a tie breaker.

Jones won at the No. 1 single’s spot in a drawn out battle of groundstrokes, pushing the BYU lead to 3-1.  However, the Bulldogs took the other three singles matches, securing the match at 4-3.

“Winning three singles points but still losing the match shows how important it is to win the doubles point,” Jones-Spencer said. “I thought the girls fought really hard today.”

Next Friday, April 8 the team will host Santa Clara at noon MDT in the Indoor Tennis Courts. Admission is free and pizza will be provided.


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