March 26, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference announces its women's tennis weekly honors for singles and doubles competition for March 26, 2014.
WOMEN'S TENNIS SINGLES PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TOBY MICLAT, FR., BYU
Freshman Toby Miclat has been one of the key contributors in BYU's 3-0 West Coast Conference start and 7-6 record overall. Last week at No. 4 singles, she went 3-0 to help the Cougars to three straight wins, including upsets over No. 62 Marshall and No. 38 Saint Mary's. Miclat improved to 9-4 in dual match play and 20-7 overall.
Against Marshall, the Southern California native fell behind early as she dropped the first set to Anna Pomyatinskaya before rallying in the final two to clinch the match, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2. In BYU's second WCC match, Miclat pulled out a three-set victory over Pacific's Francis Dean, 6-2, 0-6, 1-0 (10-4). In the final match of the weekend, the freshman defeated No. 82 Catherine Leduc of Saint Mary's, 6-4, 6-4, stretching the match lead to 3-1 while setting up teammate Savannah Ware for the clincher. The 5-2 win over the Gaels is the first over a top-40 team since 2007 for the Cougars.
Also Nominated: Ale Granillo, Pepperdine
WCC Women's Singles Player of the Week
Feb. 11: Michaela Capannolo, Pepperdine
Feb. 18: Lorraine Guillermo, Pepperdine
Feb. 25: Jenny Jullien, Saint Mary's
March 4: Lorraine Guillermo, Pepperdine
March 13: Savannah Ware, BYU
March 19: Danielle Flores, Saint Mary's
March 26: Toby Miclat, BYU
WOMEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES TEAM OF THE WEEK
NICOLETTE TRAN, SO./SAVANNAH WARE, FR. - BYU
BYU's new combination at No. 2 doubles proved fruitful as sophomore Nicolette Tran and freshman Savannah Ware helped the team win the doubles point in West Coast Conference wins over Pacific and No. 38 Saint Mary's. The duo helped the Cougars swing momentum against the Tigers by securing the doubles point with an 8-2 win over Iveta Masarova and Cristina Saenz de Buruaga Ruiz. The pair also helped BYU get a jump in the upset win over the Gaels by defeating Jade Frampton and Catherine Leduc 8-1.
Also Nominated: Lorraine Guillermo/Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai , Pepperdine
WCC Women's Doubles Team of the Week
Feb. 11: Michaela Capannolo/Yuki Chiang, Pepperdine
Feb. 18: Matea Cutura/Ale Granillo, Pepperdine
Feb. 25: Matea Cutura/Ale Granillo, Pepperdine
March 4: Matea Cutura/Ale Granillo, Pepperdine
March 13: Lorraine Guillermo/Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai, Pepperdine
March 19: Morgan Anderson-Littlewood/Meghan Sheehan-Dizon, BYU
March 26: Nicolette Tran/Savannah Ware, BYU