Women's Tennis

Lions Win Opening Round, Avenge Weekend Loss to BYU

Miya Jin won 6-4, 6-4 on Court 5 in LMU's opening round win over BYU Wednesday.

Miya Jin won 6-4, 6-4 on Court 5 in LMU's opening round win over BYU Wednesday.

April 24, 2013

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The Lions are back in business. After ending the regular season on a four-match skid, LMU women's tennis turned things around with 4-2 win over BYU in the first round of the WCC Championships at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, Calif. Wednesday morning.

For the Lions, the regular season ended on a 4-0 loss at BYU on Saturday. This result meant the two teams would be slotted to play each other in the first round of the conference tournament, giving LMU the opportunity for revenge. And they took advantage of it, beating the Cougars 4-2 to advance to the second round Thursday.

Similar to Saturday's match, the Lions dropped a close decision in the doubles round, giving BYU the early 1-0 lead. But the Lions would then go on to win four of the five finished matches in singles play, to secure the 4-2 team victory.

On Court 1, newly ranked No. 100 April Bisharat won 7-5, 6-4 to BYU's Meghan Shehhan-Dizon, the same opponent Bisharat fell to on Saturday. On Court 2, Tory Parravi won 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in a tough three-set battle. Kristine Kouyoumjian won 6-4, 6-3 on Court 4 for the Lions and Miya Jin won 6-4, 6-4 on Court 5. Both Kouyoumjian and Jin had also lost to their opponents over the weekend, but won when it mattered most. These four wins gave LMU four points and a team win.



The Lions will now take on the No. 3 seed Santa Clara in the second round Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The Broncos defeated the Lions 5-2 at the LMU Tennis Center on March 28.



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