Behind efficient doubles play and dominating performances in singles, No. 71 BYU women’s tennis cruised to a lopsided 6-1 win over Pacific in West Coast Conference action Friday.
“Everyone came out and played aggressively today,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “It’s a great win to build off of.”
The Cougars (6-6, 2-0 WCC) remain unbeaten at home as they set the pace in doubles, dropping the Tigers (6-7) to 0-2 in WCC play.
BYU went with a different combination at No. 2 doubles by pairing freshman Savannah Ware with sophomore Nicolette Tran. The change served the team well as the netters coasted by Iveta Masarova and Cristina Saenz de Buruaga Ruiz, 8-2, securing the doubles point.
In singles action, Ware continued her stellar play by blanking Ferrari, 6-0, 6-0, at the No. 5 spot. At third singles, Tran followed her teammate with a one-sided victory of her own over her opponent, 6-1, 6-2.
With the match at 3-0 in favor of the Cougars, Littlewood clinched the match from sixth singles with the win over Gergana Boncheva, 6-1, 6-2.
Miclat took the first set against Francis Dean, 6-2, before losing the second, 6-0. The freshman took the win in a shortened third set, 1-0 (10-4). Fellow freshman Jones also claimed a win at No. 1 when her opponent defaulted the second set after Jones took the first.
McKay Perry is the sports information director for BYU men's and women's tennis. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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