Women's Tennis Team Ends Record Season at National Tournament
Scott Lowe | University Relations | 21 May 2012
The top-ranked Brigham Young University–Hawaii’s women’s tennis team came up short in its attempt to win a national championship on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The team lost 5-2 to third-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State, (Georgia) in the championship match at the NCAA II National Tournament. The Seasiders finished the season with a 29-1 mark while Armstrong finished at 29-0.
BYU–Hawaii’s duo of Annie Hwang and Sherry Liu, ranked first in doubles, gave the Seasiders the first point of the day with an 8-1 win at number one doubles over the second-ranked doubles team in the country. However, the Seasiders lost 8-5 at both number two and number three doubles to trail 2-1 after the double’s portion of the match.
The Seasiders suffered a 6-2, 6-4 defeat at number six singles and a 6-1, 7-6(4) loss at number five singles put BYU–Hawaii in a 4-1 hole. Hwang came through with a 6-3, 6-1 win at number one singles to cut into the lead but a tough, 6-4, 7-6(2) loss at number four singles ended hopes of a comeback. Liu had a slight, 2-1 lead in the third set at number two singles when the match ended and Yuan Jia likewise had a small edge, 4-3 in the third set at number three singles when play was halted.