Stime, Teitzel, Parker Earn Wins In Zags Loss To BYU
SPOKANE, Wash. - Britta Stime earned a win in singles play and the team of Madeline Parker and Prue Teitzel picked up a win in doubles competition, but the Gonzaga University women's tennis team fell 6-1 to BYU in a West Coast Conference match at the Spokane Racquet Club Friday.
After BYU's (6-12, 2-2 WCC) Megan Price and Meghan Sheehan-Dizon defeated Kristina Zauere and Katie Edwards 8-3 at No. 1 doubles to open the match, Parker and Teitzel followed with an 8-5 victory over Aubrey Paul and Lisa Waldron on court three to force the doubles point be decided on court two. Kylie Peek and Sophie Lantta battled with Morgan Anderson and Desiree Tran, but the senior-freshman combo dropped an 8-5 decision and the Cougars secured the first point of the match.
Stime led the effort for the Bulldogs (7-6, 1-3 WCC) in singles play as she defeated Andie Young 6-2, 6-1 for her ninth win of the 2011-12 season. At No. 2 singles, Anderson won the first set 6-1 and Edwards fought back and won the second set 6-1, but the freshman couldn't complete the rally as Anderson won the tiebreaker 6-0. Peek also came back from a first-set loss, but her opponent Price picked up a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles.
"We really didn't play our best tennis today, but I was proud with our perseverance," Bulldogs head coach D.J. Gurule said. "We were competitive in all the matches but we just couldn't seem to get over the top. Britta played a great match and is really playing great tennis right now. We will rebound quickly against Northern Arizona University tomorrow."
The Bulldogs will welcome the Lumberjacks in a non-conference match Saturday at 9 a.m.
BYU COUGARS 6, GONZAGA BULLDOGS 1
1. TRAN, Desiree (BYU) def. TEITZEL, Prue (GON) 6-1, 6-3
2. ANDERSON, Morgan (BYU) def. EDWARDS, Katie (GON) 6-1, 1-6, 6-0
3. SHEEHAN-DIZON,Meghan (BYU) def. ZAUERE, Kristina (GON) 6-3, 7-5
4. PRICE, Megan (BYU) def. PEEK, Kylie (GON) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
5. PAUL, Aubrey (BYU) def. LANTTA, Sophie (GON) 6-4, 6-4
6. STIME, Britta (GON) def. YOUNG, Andie (BYU) 6-2, 6-1
1. PRICE, Megan/SHEEHAN-DIZON,Meghan (BYU) def. ZAUERE, Kristina/EDWARDS, Katie (GON) 8-3
2. ANDERSON, Morgan/TRAN, Desiree (BYU) def. PEEK, Kylie/LANTTA, Sophie (GON) 8-5
3. PARKER, Madeline/TEITZEL, Prue (GON) def. PAUL, Aubrey/WALDRON, Lisa (BYU) 8-5
BYU COUGARS 6-12, 2-2 WCC
GONZAGA BULLDOGS 7-6, 1-3 WCC
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,1,3,4,6,5)