Seasiders victorious in Atlanta

Seasiders victorious in Atlanta

ATLANTA – No. 4 BYU-Hawaii women's tennis won a pair of 5-0 matches over No. 34 Shorter University and Clayton State University on Saturday.

Against Shorter, All three doubles matches resulted in the Seasiders with victories. No. 3 Min (Karen) Liu and Nannan (Dallas) Zhang began with the first victory of 8-5 in doubles against Ornelia Frere and Agnes Brun.

Marietta Tuionetoa and Jin Jin (Leah) Han gave BYU-Hawaii (20-1) a commanding 8-2 victory over Samya El Hsissen and Aurore Beltrando on the second doubles court. Chiung-en (JoJo) Wu and Jade Griffin were victorious in the final double pairing with an 8-5 victory over Sicquena Sinclair and Daniela Chipe.

In singles, No. 10 Tuionetoa defeated El Hsissen 6-1, 6-2. The only other singles match played to its end was a 6-1, 6-0 victory by Han over Sinclair. Four of the singles matches were left unfinished as BYU-Hawaii had the five necessary points needed to secure the victory.

The story was nearly the same against Clayton State, the doubles began with an 8-6 victory by the pairing of Liu and Zhang over the Lakers' Hannah Keeling and Raluca Pavelin. On the second doubles court, Tuionetoa and Han beat Kristiin Mets and Maria Mendes 8-2. Wu and Griffin closed out doubles play with an 8-1 victory over their competitors from Clayton State.

Zhang had a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Raluca Pavel on the first singles court and Tuionetoa took home the last official win for the Seasiders with a "double-bagel" of the Lakers' Mendes. Like the other match of the day, four of the matches were left unfinished as BYU-Hawaii had the five points necessary needed to secure their victories.

BYU-Hawaii will head next to Alabama to take on Tuskegee on Monday at 4 p.m. EDT. 

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