Lady Seasiders bring home PacWest Title

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The fourth-ranked BYU-Hawaii’s women’s tennis team won the Pacific West Conference championship and extracted a measure of revenge today by defeating third-ranked Hawaii Pacific 5-0 in the championship match on April 20.

The Seasiders swept the three doubles matches and won at each of the top two singles slots to improve to 27-1 for the season and avenge their only loss of the year.

In doubles play, Annie Hwang and Sherry Liu combined for an 8-2 win at number one doubles while Marietta Tuionetoa and Marika Kobayashi were winning 8-3 at number two doubles and Sasha Ulbrichtova and Jade Griffin were claiming an 8-6 win at the third position. In singles play, Hwang took a 6-1, 6-1 decision at the top spot and Liu claimed a 6-2, 6-3 victory at number two singles. Hwang was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

BYUH will now await an official invitation and seeding for the NCAA II National Tournament, which is scheduled to be played May 8 to 12 in Surprise, Ariz.