With the help of two new freshmen, the BYU women’s tennis team improved on its 8-15 record from last year to finish 10-11 and claim a sixth place finish in the West Coast Conference.
Sophomore Meghan Sheehan Dizon earned a spot on the All-Conference Second Team in singles. Freshman Nicolette Tran joined Sheehan-Dizon on the Second Team in doubles.
The Cougars started the 2013 season with four straight wins en route to an 8-2 home record. One of their best wins of the year was a 4-3 victory over No. 70 Washington State on April 8.
Senior Aubrey Paul, who was originally a walk-on for the Cougars, earned a team-high 20 wins, including a 15-4 mark during the regular season, as she anchored the No. 6 singles position throughout the entire year.
Newcomers Nicolette Tran and Mackenna Maddox had a big impact on the team as freshmen. Tran notched the best win percentage for the team (.700), playing in all 21 matches. Maddox, a Texas native, contributed 15 victories this year, mostly at the No. 5 spot.
BYU competed in the first round of the WCC Tournament but lost to Loyola Marymount, 4-2.
The team loses only two senior players next year and looks to improve its conference standing with most of its roster coming back for the 2014 season.
Aaron Sorenson is the tennis sports information director at BYU.
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