BYU tennis: No. 64 BYU overpowered by No. 50 Yale

By McKay Perry

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, March 14 2014 11:27 p.m. MDT

Despite taking the doubles point, No. 64 BYU women's tennis suffered a tough loss at the hands of No. 50 Yale, 6-1, on Friday.

"We made good progress in doubles today," BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. "Yale is a good team and they competed better than us in singles."

The Cougars (4-5) took two out of three doubles matches against the Bulldogs (5-6).

In second doubles, freshmen Mayci Jones and Toby Miclat dominated their opponents for an 8-1 win. Nicolette Tran and Desiree Tran had almost the opposite fortune with an 8-2 loss at No. 1 doubles.

At third doubles, juniors Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Morgan Anderson clinched the point for BYU with an 8-7(4) win against Amber Li and Annie Sullivan.

In singles, four out of six matches went to three sets, but momentum from doubles did not equate to success.

Jones, Sheehan-Dizon and Desiree Tran each took the first set of their matches before falling in the final two.

Freshman Savannah Ware also fell in three sets to Courtney Amos, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.

The Cougars will be back in action against No. 28 Arizona State at noon MST on Saturday. Live scoring will be available on the BYU athletics website.

McKay Perry is the sports information director for BYU men's and women's tennis. Contact him at tennis_sid@byu.edu

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