BYU tennis: Anderson-Littlewood, team effort lead No. 57 BYU to third-straight win
Junior Morgan Anderson-Littlewood clinched the victory for No. 57 BYU women’s tennis over Portland in its third consecutive 4-3 win in the West Coast Conference on Thursday.
"We didn't perform our best today, but it was good enough to pull out a win," BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. "We are looking to perform better tomorrow against Gonzaga."
With the match at 3-2, Littlewood cruised in straight sets over Marina Reimers, 6-3, 6-3.
BYU then fell at first and second doubles, ceding the first point to the Pilots (5-10, 1-7 WCC). The Cougars are now 3-5 after falling in doubles.
Tran took the momentum from clinching last weekend's final home match into her contest with Sophie van den Aarssen at second singles, cruising to the 6-1, 6-2 win to put BYU on the board.
Portland pulled ahead again as third singles player Meghan Sheehan-Dizon fell in two to Jelena Lazarevic.
The Cougars evened the score at 2-2 as freshman Mayci Jones proved tougher than her opponent, ousting Maja Mladenovic for the 7-6, 7-5 win at No. 1 singles.
Following Jones' performance, fellow freshman Toby Miclat overcame Tori Troesch for the win at No. 4 singles. The Southern California native took the first set, 6-3, and then suffered a 6-7(7-5) setback in the second before closing out the third, 6-1.
The freshman Ware fell at the fifth slot, 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, snapping an eight-match winning streak and marking only her fourth dual match loss of the season.
McKay Perry is the sports information director for BYU men's and women's tennis. Contact him at email@example.com
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