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BYU tennis: Women's Netters win 6-1 against Utah State

By Aaron Sorenson

For the Deseret News

Published: Saturday, Jan. 26 2013 6:47 p.m. MST

PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s tennis team won its second match in two weeks as it defeated the Utah State Aggies 6-1 on Saturday at the Indoor Tennis Courts.

“The team played really well today,” head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “It was a tough match because Utah State is a great team. The girls fought hard and we came out on top.”

The Cougars (2-0) earned their first 2-0 start since 2007 and improved their overall record to 8-0 against the Aggies (1-1).

Senior Morgan Anderson and Mackenna Maddox finished their doubles match first, topping Kallie Sperry and Kristina Voytsekhovich 8-2. BYU then clinched the doubles point as senior Aubrey Paul and junior Desiree Tran captured a 8-4 win over Hillary Hays and Julie Tukuafu.

On court 1, the number one doubles duo of Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Nicolette Tran fought back from a 0-2 deficit to top the No. 5 regionally ranked pair of Mackenzie Davis and Jaci West, 8-7(4).

Sheehan-Dizon also defeated her opponent in singles play 6-1, 6-2. Maddox finished next as she beat Voytsekhovich 6-2, 6-2.

Desiree Tran’s 6-4, 6-2 victory over West on court 2 sealed the win for the Cougars.

Nicolette Tran and Paul wrapped up the match with wins of their own, 6-4, 6-2 and 6-4, 6-4, respectively.

BYU’s next matchup is on the road against Nevada on Feb. 8.

Doubles

1. Sheehan-Dizon/N. Tran (BYU) def. Davis/West (USU) 8-7(4)

2. Anderson/Maddox (BYU) def. Sperry/Voytsekhovich (USU) 8-2

3. Paul/D. Tran (BYU) def. Hays/Tukuafu (USU) 8-4

Order of finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles

1. McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1

2. Desiree Tran (BYU) def. Jaci West (USU) 6-4, 6-2

3. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) def. Julie Tukuafu (USU) 6-1, 6-2

4. Mackenna Maddox (BYU) def. Kristina Voytsekhovich (USU) 6-2, 6-2

5. Nicolette Tran (BYU) def. Kallie Sperry (USU) 6-4, 6-2

6. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Hillary Hays (USU) 6-4, 6-4

Order of finish: 3, 4, 2, 1, 6, 5

Aaron Sorenson is the tennis sports information director at BYU.

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