MORROW, Ga. – No. 1 BYU-Hawaii women's tennis began its East Coast trip with a 9-0 victory over Clayton State on Monday morning at the Clayton State Tennis Facility.
"We started slow, but picked it up in doubles," BYU-Hawaii head coach Dave Porter said. "The matches were a lot closer than the scores indicate and I felt we played well."
Min (Karen) Liu and Shu-Ying (Suzie) Hsieh opened up the match for the Seasiders (13-0) with an 8-0 victory over Darina Drozdova and Alina Ageichik in No. 2 doubles. Nannan (Dallas) Zhang and Chiung-En (JoJo) Wu paired together for an 8-3 win of No. 1 doubles against Clayton State's (3-10) Raluca Paavel and Kristiin Mets. BYU-Hawaii also took a point for the third doubles match via forfeit due to an injury for the Lakers.
Xin (Summer) Wen was the quickest to victory in singles with a 6-0, 6-0 defeat of Drozdova, while Hsieh also closed out a 6-0, 6-0 victory moments later against Ageichik. Zhang added a 6-1, 6-1 victory in No. 1 singles over Pavel.
Jeong-Min Jeon was victorious in No. 5 singles 6-2, 6-0 over Carolina Monterrubio. No. 2 singles was a closely contested match with Liu taking the 6-4, 6-4 edge to close out the Seasiders' sweep.
BYU-Hawaii will face its first of two top-10 teams this week at No. 8 Columbus State on Tuesday at 2 p.m. EDT.