BYU tennis: Cougar women's tennis falls to Oregon 5-2

By Aaron Sorenson

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, March 8 2013 6:50 p.m. MST

EUGENE, Ore. — The BYU women’s tennis team fell to Oregon 5-2 on Friday in its first of two matches this weekend.

“Oregon played well today,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “They came out strong and played to win.”

The Ducks (9-1) took the first point of the match as they won on Courts 1 and 2 in doubles play. Nicole Long and Patricia Skowronski defeated Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Nicolette Tran on Court 1. Morgan Anderson and Mackenna Maddox dropped just their second match of the season 8-4.

In singles play, Long quickly beat Desiree Tran 6-1, 6-0 on Court 1. Anderson also fell on Court 2 to Skowronski 6-4, 6-1.

Oregon clinched the victory as it won on Courts 3 and 5.

The Cougars (5-3) scored two points from Nicolette Tran and Aubrey Paul as they each earned default wins after the Ducks secured the victory.

BYU plays No. 55 Denver on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. PST in Oregon.

Doubles

1. Skowronski/Long (ORE) def. Sheehan-Dizon/N. Tran (BYU) 8-2

2. Metzger/Neubert (ORE) def. Anderson/Maddox (BYU) 8-4

3. Paul/D. Tran (BYU) vs. Hager/Hughes (ORE) 6-5 (DNF)

Order of finish: 1, 2

Singles

1. Nicole Long (ORE) def. Desiree Tran (BYU) 6-1, 6-0

2. Patricia Skowronski (ORE) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-4, 6-1

3. Julia Metzger (ORE) def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-2, 6-4

4. Nicolette Tran (BYU) def. Sofia Hager (ORE) 4-6, 2-4 (Ret.)

5. Lana Buttner (ORE) def. Mackenna Maddox (BYU) 6-0, 7-6(2)

6. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Rabea Stueckemann (ORE) 6-3, 4-2 (Ret.)

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

Aaron Sorenson is the tennis sports information director at BYU.

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