May 13, 2010

Courtesy of Rollins

No. 3 BYU-Hawaii 5
No. 16 Northwood (MI) 0


ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - In a battle of top-20 teams, the No.3-ranked BYU-Hawaii women's tennis team blanked No. 16-ranked Northwood (MI) 5-0, Thursday morning in quarterfinal action of the 2010 Women's Tennis National Championships, from the Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

The win secures the Seasiders a spot in the semifinals, while Northwood is eliminated from the tournament.

BYU-Hawaii opened up their impressive performance with a 3-0 sweep of doubles action. Leading the charge for the Seasiders was the No. 1 duo of Yuan Jia and Elwen Li as they posted an 8-0 shutout of Stephan and Kobayshi. Meanwhile, the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles tandems also had solid outings. The No. 2 team of Ayako Ikeda and Shawni Porter outlasted Berkova and Goujet 8-2, while Jenny Chin Salina Aranda matched their teammates with an identical score at No. 3 doubles.

Singles action saw more of the same from the Seasiders, as they posted a pair of straight set victories. Li grabbed the fourth point of the match with her 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles, while Jia ousted Berkova 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 1 slot.

With the match secured, the remaining contests went unfinished.

Third ranked BYU-Hawaii will take on No. 4-ranked Lynn on Friday, May 14 in NCAA Semifinals action. First serve is set for 9:00 a.m. at the Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla.