Seasiders take bite out of Seawolves

Seasiders take bite out of Seawolves

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. – No. 2 BYU-Hawaii continued their perfect season with a 9-0 sweep against No. 26 Sonoma State on Monday at the Sonoma State Tennis Courts.

"Sonoma State played well and were able to get ahead of us early in doubles, but we fought back and won," BYU-Hawaii head coach Dave Porter said. "This was a good win and it will prepare us for the tougher matches we have coming up."

Nannan (Dallas) Zhang and Xin (Summer) Wen were the first to record a point for the Seasiders (9-0) in doubles with an 8-4 win over Jensyn Warren and Jordyn Kearney of Sonoma State (10-4). Min (Karen) Liu and Shu-Ying (Suzie) Hsieh followed with an 8-5 victory over the Seawolves' Amanda Zuidema and Hillary Fazekas.

The Seasiders' Jade Griffin and Kanela Adamson locked in a back-and-forth match with Kaithlyn Haithcock and Katherine Long, but were able to break serve to take a 9-7 win to give BYU-Hawaii all three points in doubles.

No. 2 Zhang put the Seasiders within a point of victory taking a 6-1, 6-0 victory and Wen gave them the match with a 6-0, 6-0 win in No. 3 singles.

Hsieh followed by defeating Zuidema in a 6-0,-6-1 match and Jeong-Min Jeon won her match 6-1, 6-2. Griffin took No. 5 singles for the Seasider 6-4, 6-3 over Fazekas. No. 9 Liu finished the sweep with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Jordyn Kearney in No. 2 singles.

BYU-Hawaii continues their mainland trip facing Academy of Art on Thursday at noon PDT at San Francisco Tennis Club.

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