TURLOCK, Calif. – No. 2 BYU-Hawaii women's tennis opened its California road trip with a 9-0 victory over No. 50 Stanislaus State on Saturday morning at the Stan State Tennis Courts.
"We came out better than I anticipated against a strong team after traveling all night," BYU-Hawaii head coach Dave Porter said. "It was good to get a win against a ranked team to start the trip."
Min (Karen) Liu and Shu-Ying (Suzie) Hsieh opened doubles for the Seasiders (6-0) with an 8-0 victory over Jaella Conway and Cassidy Ferrell. Jade Griffin and Kanela Adamson added another 8-0 triumph for BYU-Hawaii in No. 3 doubles over Stanislaus State's (4-6) Analyssa Tallas and Lamella Belgica. Nannan (Dallas) Zhang and Xin (Summer) Wen gave the Seasiders the doubles sweep with an 8-2 win over J'Ana Diamond and Ebone Qualls.
Griffin put BYU-Hawaii within a point of clinching the match after taking the 6-0, 6-0 win over Qualls in No. 5 singles. Zhang and Wen each followed minutes later with 6-1, 6-0 victories in No. 1 and 2 singles, respectively.
Hsieh added a 6-1, 6-1 win over Belgica and Liu finished took No. 3 singles 6-2, 6-1 over Ferrell. Chiung-En (JoJo) Wu was locked in the tightest contest of the day falling behind early in the first set before falling 6-4 to Tallas. Wu rebounded to even the match with a 6-3 victory in the second set and carried her momentum into the super tiebreaker for the 10-4 victory.
The Seasiders will be back in action on Monday for matches with Dixie State and Notre Dame de Namur in Sunnyvale, California, beginning at 10 a.m. PDT.