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Seasiders Cruise to Two Wins to Open Season
Thursday, 02/09/2012
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Glendale, AZ—The Brigham Young University Hawaii’s women’s tennis team opened the season today with a pair of wins in Arizona.  The second-ranked Seasiders defeated 14th-ranked Grand Canyon 8-1 to start the day and followed that up with a 9-0 win over Western New Mexico later in the day.

Annie Hwang led the way for the Seasiders against Grand Canyon.  She teamed with Sherry Liu for an 8-0 win at the top doubles spot and then put up more zeroes in a 6-0, 6-0 win at number one singles.  Liu won at second singles 6-2, 6-3 and BYU-Hawaii picked up wins at third, fifth, and sixth singles as well.  The Seasiders swept the three doubles matches.

Against Western New Mexico the Seasiders again swept the doubles matches easily and got 6-0, 6-0 wins from Tanja Rebholz at number three singles and Kaylyn Briston at number five singles.  Sasha Ulbrichtova at number four and Sophia Simmons at number six each won 6-1, 6-0 for the Seasiders.

BYU-Hawaii will play twice again tomorrow in Glendale, Arizona.  The Seasiders will face Metro State at 12:30 pm MST and Academy of Art at 6:30 pm.

Grand Canyon Scores:


1. #1 Annie Hwang, BYUH def. #25 Katharina Mittag, GCU 6-0, 6-0
2. #4 Sherry Liu, BYUH def. Priscilla Annoual, GCU 6-2, 6-3
3. #7 Yuan Jia, BYUH def. Frederique Van de Velde, GCU 7-6(5), 6-1
4. Justine Majan, GCU def. Marietta Tuionetoa, BYUH 6-2, 6-4
5. Marika Kobayashi, BYUH def. Franziska Schmid, GCU 6-1, 6-3
6. Sasha Ulbrichtova, BYUH def. Cecilia Vergnet, GCU 7-5, 6-0


1. #1 Hwang/Liu, BYUH def. #8 Mittag/Van de Velde, GCU 8-0
2. Jia/Tuionetoa, BYUH def. Annoual/Schmid, GCU 8-1
3. Kobayashi/Tanja Rebholz, BYUH def. Vergnet/Majan, GCU 8-4

Western New Mexico Scores:


1. Marika Kobayashi, BYUH def. Anna Tiurina, WNMU 6-3, 6-3
2. Marietta Tuionetoa, BYUH def. Nikolina Vukadin, WNMU 6-4, 6-0
3. Tanja Rebholz, BYUH def. Ashley Newell, WNMU 6-0, 6-0
4. Sasha Ulbrichtova, BYUH def. Doris Berberic, WNMU 6-1, 6-0
5. Kaylyn Bristol, BYUH def. Dena Irvin, WNMU 6-0, 6-0
6. Sophia Simmons, BYUH def. Davida Aragon, WNMU 6-1, 6-0


1. #1 Annie Hwang/Sherry Liu, BYUH def. Vukadin/Tiurina, WNMU 8-1
2. Ulbrichtova/Rebholz, BYUH def. Newell/Berberic, WNMU 8-2
3. Bristol/Simmons, BYUH def. Aragon/Irvin, WNMU 8-1