Seasiders remain undefeated with win over Cougars

Seasiders remain undefeated with win over Cougars

AZUSA, Calif. – No. 2 BYU-Hawaii women's tennis wrapped up its road trip with a 5-1 victory Saturday over No. 25 Azusa Pacific at the Munson and Bavougian Tennis Complex.

Min (Karen) Liu and Leah Heimuli earned the first point of the night for the Seasiders (9-0) with an 8-0 sweep in No. 2 singles. The Cougars (4-3) leveled the match after Tatiana Betancourt and Kara Hinton topped BYU-Hawaii's McKenna Lloyd and Michelle Li Sha Khoo 8-1 in No. 3 doubles.

Nannan (Dallas) Zhang and Xin (Summer) Wen topped Natalie Johnson and Lisa Schneider of Azusa Pacific 8-4 to give the Seasiders the advantage after doubles.

No. 2 Zhang claimed the first victory in singles topping No. 29 Schneider 6-2, 6-0. Wen then claimed her first ranked win of the year after defeating No. 38 Johnson 6-4, 6-0 to put the Seasiders within a point of the match victory.

After trading games to a 6-6 tie, Heimuli bested Hinton 7-4 in the tiebreaker to win the first set on court four. Heimuli took that momentum into the second set to win 6-2 and hand BYU-Hawaii the victory.

The Seasiders will be back in action Monday in Laie, Hawaii, to take on Dominican at 2 p.m. HST at the BYU-Hawaii Tennis Courts.

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