Impressive performances of Mayci Jones, Toby Miclat and Morgan Anderson-Littlewood proved to be enough as No. 57 BYU women’s tennis clinched a 4-3 victory for the fourth consecutive West Coast Conference win in a match against Gonzaga on Friday.
“We played great doubles today which was a nice improvement from yesterday,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “We played some good singles today up until the clinch — great job to Mayci, Toby and Morgan for playing solid.”
The Cougars (12-7, 8-1 WCC ) swept the doubles point, giving them a head start against Gonzaga (8-9), which dropped to 3-5 WCC.
The freshmen Jones and Miclat cruised at No. 1 doubles over Kylie Peek and Samantha Polayes to the tune of 8-3. Freshman Savannah Ware and sophomore Nicolette Tran secured the point as they were too much for their opponents at the third slot. Juniors Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Littlewood also edged their opponents in a narrow 8-7(10-8) win.
After taking the doubles, BYU jumped out to take three of the next four points, clinching the win.Comment on this story
Miclat was first off the court as she dominated Franziska Koehler, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 4 singles. Jones followed at first singles with a similar result, overpowering Kylie Peek, 6-0, 6-3.
Sheehan-Dizon then fell at No. 3 to Polayes, 6-3, 6-0, bringing the score to 3-1 in favor of the Cougars.
For the second match in a row, Littlewood seized the opportunity to clinch the win for BYU. The junior topped Isabell Klingert in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5.
Gonzaga then took the final two matches at No. 2 and No. 5.
Next, the Cougars look to make a strong showing as the No. 2 seed in the WCC Championships on April 23-26 at San Diego.
McKay Perry is the sports information director for BYU men's and women's tennis. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org