Seasiders top Sharks to cap undefeated regular season

Seasiders top Sharks to cap undefeated regular season

LAIE, Hawaii – No. 1 BYU-Hawaii women's tennis finished its regular season with an 8-1 victory over No. 5 Hawaii Pacific in front of a crowd of 352 Tuesday at the BYU-Hawaii Tennis Courts.

No. 2 Nannan (Dallas) Zhang and Xin Wen gave BYU-Hawaii (24-0) the first match of the day with an 8-3 victory over Lara Meccico and Barbora Kijasova of Hawaii Pacific (10-4). No. 11 Min (Karen) Liu and Leah Heimuli finished close behind their Seasider teammates with an 8-3 win of their own over Non. 9 Nicole Hoynaski and Oceane Adam. Jeong-Min Jeon and Michelle Li Sha Khoo completed the doubles sweep with an 8-4 victory over their Shark opponents on court three.

Jeon opened up singles play with a quick 6-0, 6-1 victory, while Leah Heimuli secured the team match victory with a 6-1, 6-4 win on court four. No. 11 Wen fought back from an early deficit in the first set to build momentum in a 7-5, 6-3 win over No. 19 Meccico.

The Sharks grabbed their lone point of the game on court three as No. 48 Adam outlasted No. 2 Liu 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (8) in a back-and-forth match. No. 1 Zhang ran her singles win streak to 48 matches winning the final three games in both sets to take a 6-4, 6-4 match over No. 3 Hoynaski, her highest ranked opponent of the season. Khoo dispatched Leticia dos Santos 6-3, 6-4 to give BYU-Hawaii the final point of the match.

The Seasiders will travel to Surprise, Arizona, for the PacWest Women's Tennis Championships April 19-22. Team seedings for the tournament will be announced in the coming weeks.

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