KAILUA KONA, Hawaii – No. 2 BYU-Hawaii women's tennis passed an early test 6-3 over No. 22 Sonoma State Thursday at the Holua Tennis Center.
Nannan (Dallas) Zhang and Leah Hemuli got the Seasiders (2-0) started in the right direction quickly taking an 8-1 victory in No. 1 doubles over Jensyn Warren and Jordyn Kearney of Sonoma State (1-3). The Seawolves responded winning each of the other doubles matches 8-4.
Their lead was short-lived after Hemuli won the first set 6-0 and was awarded the win on the third court after Kearney retired early to tie the team score at two. Karlee Budge gave Sonoma State the lead once again with a 6-0, 6-2 victory on the sixth court, but it was the last point the Seawolves would capture in the match.
No. 2 Zhang took care of business against No. 9 Warren on the first court with a 6-1, 6-4 victory. No. 4 Min (Karen) Liu added a 6-4, 6-0 victory in No. 2 singles and Michelle Li Sha Khoo won No. 4 singles 6-4, 6-3. Jeong-Min Jeon also added a victory for the Seasiders on the fifth singles court, defeating Katherine Long 6-3, 6-2.
BYU-Hawaii returns to the court Friday to face Chaminade at 2 p.m. HST at the Holua Tennis Center.