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BYU tennis: San Diego edges BYU women's tennis team 4-3

By Aaron Sorenson

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, March 29 2013 11:53 p.m. MDT

PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s tennis team lost 4-3 against No. 51 San Diego on Friday in its first of two matches on the road this weekend.

“The girls fought hard in singles today, and it was nice to pull out these singles matches on the road,” BYU coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “Going into tomorrow it’s all about being confident and getting off to a good start in both singles and doubles.”

San Diego (8-7, 3-1 West Coast Conference) swept the doubles matches to earn the first point of the match.

The Cougars (7-8, 1-3 WCC) split the singles matches with the Toreros, with each team winning three matches. BYU won one point on court 6 as senior Aubrey Paul defeated Nicole Ramser in straight sets 7-5, 6-0.

San Diego claimed victories on courts 1, 2 and 3 before freshman Nicolette Tran notched a 6-7, (4), 6-2, 1-0 (10-6) win at the No. 4 position.

On court 5, BYU finished the match as Mackenna Maddox topped Mikayla Morkel-Brink 6-4, 6-7 (5), 1-0 (10-5).

The Cougars will look to bounce back Saturday at 10 a.m. PDT against conference opponent Saint Mary’s at the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex.

Doubles

1. Claus/Depenau (USD) def. Sheehan-Dizon/N. Tran (BYU) 8-4

2. Hoffpauir/Morkel-Brink (USD) def. Maddox/Anderson (BYU) 8-6

3. Brown/Stojanovic (USD) def. Paul/D. Tran (BYU) 8-3

Order of Finish: 3,1,2

Singles

1. Laura Claus (USD) def. Desiree Tran (BYU) 6-3, 6-1

2. Stephanie Hoffpauir (USD) def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-0, 6-4

3. Anna Depenau (USD) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-2, 6-0

4. Nicolette Tran (BYU) def. Cara Brown (USD) 6-7, (4), 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)

5. Mackenna Maddox (BYU) def. Mikayla Morkel-Brink (USD) 6-4, 6-7 (5), 1-0 (10-5)

6. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Nicole Ramser (USD) 7-5, 6-0

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

Aaron Sorenson is the tennis sports information director at BYU.

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