Posted at 11:07 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2006
BYUH wins NCAA II women's tennis championship
Advertiser StaffBrigham Young-Hawai'i defeated Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.), 5-3, to win its sixth NCAA Division II women's tennis championship Saturday at the Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City, Mo.
The Seasiders (27-0) regained the title from top-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State (30-1), which beat BYUH in the 2005 final. It is BYUH's fourth NCAA title in five years under coach Dave Porter.
BYUH opened by winning two of the three doubles matches and closed out Armstrong Atlantic State with singles victories from Ramona Husaru, Tetyana Bula and Petra Teller.
"Our number 4, 5 and 6 players played against the same girls (from Armstrong Atlantic) in the finals last year," Porter said. "They ended up being the key to our victory today."
Luisa Cowper (AASU) def. Jing Jing Liu (BYUH) 7-5, 6-3
Iuliia Stupak (AASU) def. Julia Ustyuzhanina (BYUH) 6-3, 6-3
Ramona Husaru (BYUH) def. Dziyana Nazaruk (AASU) 6-1, 7-5 ?Tetyana Bula (BYUH) def. Johanna Dahlback (AASU) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
Petra Teller (BYUH) def. Manuela Emmrich (AASU) 6-2, 6-2
Caroline Grage (AASU) vs. Gurianna Korinihona (BYUH) 6-3, 5-7, 1-0, unfinished
Luisa Cowper/Iuliia Stupak (AASU) def. Jing Jing Liu/Ramona Husaru (BYUH) 8-4
Julia Ustyuzhanina/Tetyana Bula (BYUH) def. Manuela Emmrich/Caroline Grage (AASU) 8-4
Petra Teller/Gurianna Korinihona (BYUH) def. Johanna Dahlback/Dziyana Nazaruk (AASU) 8-5
The Web site www.ncaasports.com contributed to this report.