The BYU women’s tennis team concluded the fall season with four players competing in the Jack Kramer Tennis Invitational held Nov. 3-6, in Rolling Hills Estates, California.
“We really worked a lot on doubles going into this tournament and it paid off,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “Savannah had a great run in this tournament both in singles and doubles. Polina also had a good tournament and is starting to really find her game and gain confidence.”
Savannah Ware, a senior, reached the semifinal of the consolation bracket after an early first round loss, 6-3, 6-4, to UCLA's Terri Flemming. In the first round of consolation play, Ware defeated South Carolina's Alison Mills, 6-3, 6-1. Ware advanced to defeat Cal State Fullerton's Sarah Nuno in dramatic fashion, winning 3-6, 6-4, 10-8, before defeating Jillian Rooney of Northwestern in the quarterfinal, 6-3, 3-6, 10-5.
Ware fell in the semifinal matchup to Northwestern's Rheeya Doshi, 6-1, 6-0.
In doubles, Ware and teammate Natella Nabieva reached the semifinals of the back draw after falling 8-4 to Fresno State's to Oliva Noble and Juliane Triebe. In the first consolation round, Ware and Nabieva defeated Georgetown's Casey Marx and Sara Swift, 8-4, and advanced to defeat South Carolina's Mills and Hannah Templeton, 8-5. The duo advanced to the semifinal match against UCLA's Miller and Wiley but withdrew from the Sunday match.
In singles play, Malykh defeated Cal State Fullerton's Danielle Pham, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, in the opening round before falling to Pepperdine's Dzina Milovanovic, 7-6, 7-5.
The Cougars open the 2017 season at the SMU Hidden Dual held Jan. 13-16, in Dallas, Texas.