BYU women’s tennis falls ‘flat’ to Santa Clara

Natella Nabieva pops back a groundstroke. (Ari Davis)

The BYU women’s tennis team fell 4-1 Friday afternoon against Santa Clara. After dropping the doubles point, they were unable to come back from the deficit.

The Broncos came on the court fighting, winning the doubles matches against Toby Micalt and Mayci Jones in the number one doubles spot and Natella Nabieva in the number three doubles spot.

“We started out flat in doubles and by the time we put it together it was too late,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer. “We need to fight harder as a team.”

The Broncos kept the momentum going, winning three singles matches in two sets.

Toby Miclat scored the only Cougar point of the match. Jones-Spencer said Miclat did “a great job fighting.” After winning the first set in a tiebreak, she only allowed two games in the second set.

BYU will travel to face Pepperdine next Friday, April 15 in Malibu, California. 

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