LAIE, Hawaii – No. 4 BYU-Hawaii women's tennis defeated No. 18 Academy of Art in an 8-1 match on Wednesday afternoon at the BYU-Hawaii tennis courts.
No. 2 Nannan (Dallas) Zhang began singles play with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over No. 43 Nina Gajdosikova. A 6-0, 6-2 win by No. 6 Min (Karen) Liu and a 6-2, 6-2 shutout by No. 10 Marietta Tuionetoa gave the Seasiders (17-1) wins on the top three singles courts.
BYU-Hawaii's Kanela Adamson fought off Jenny Johansson in a tight 7-5, 3-6, 1-0(6) competition. The Seasiders' Jade Griffin played a 6-1, 6-4 match against Dorota Markowska, while Jeong-Min Jeon finished with a 6-1, 6-1 over the Urban Knights' Gabriela Rivas.
No. 3 nationally ranked pair Liu and Zhang, and the pairing of Tuionetoa and Jin Jin (Leah) Han both finished with 8-5 wins in doubles. The only Art U win of the day was an 8-6 match over Seasiders doubles pairing of Chiung-En (JoJo) Wu and Griffin.
BYU-Hawaii will head to the mainland to play Emmanuel College (Ga.) on Friday at 7 a.m. HST.