May 8, 2009

Laie, HI - The top-ranked Brigham Young University Hawaii women's tennis team defeated 31st-ranked Cal State-Stanislaus today, 5-0, to win the NCAA II West Regional Tournament and advance to the NCAA II National Championships. With the win, the Seasiders improve to 26-0 for the season.

In the doubles matches the Seasiders' Elwen Li and Yuan Jia scored an 8-0 win at the first position to stake BYU-Hawaii to an early lead. Jenny Chin and Wen-Lin Wang followed with an 8-3 win at number two doubles and Shawni Porter and Ayako Ikeda secured the third point of the match with an 8-2 win at the third doubles spot.

In singles play, Jia breezed to a 6-1, 6-1 win at number two singles while Wang claimed a 6-0, 6-0 win at number four to close out the match for BYU-Hawaii. The Seasiders were leading in each of the four unfinished singles matches when play was halted.

BYU-Hawaii's next action will be at the NCAA II National Tournament in Altamonte Springs, Florida beginning on May 13th.

Results:

Singles:
No. 1 #3 Elwen Li, BYUH vs. #20 Verena Prelkschas, CSUS 6-2, 1-1 DNC No. 2 # 4Yuan Jia, BYUH def. Katie Eng, CSUS 6-1. 6-1 No. 3 #17 Jenny Chin, BYUH vs. Vanesa Relbstein, CSUS 6-4, 2-0 DNC No. 4 #20 Wen-Ling Wang, BYUH def. Lexy Harrington, CSUS 6-0, 6-0 No. 5 Ayako Ikeda, BYUH vs. Brianna McClintock, CSUS 6-2, 3-1 DNC No. 6 Shawni Porter, BYUH vs. Heather Cotter, CSUS 6-1, 5-1 DNC

Doubles:
No. 1 #1 Li/Jia, BYUH def. #14 Prelkschas/Eng, CSUS 8-0 No. 2 #8 Chin/Wang, BYUH, def. McClintock/Relbstein, CSUS 8-3 No. 3 Porter/Ikeda, BYUH def. Harrington/Cotter, CSUS 8-2