PROVO -- In a tightly fought match that saw three singles matches go three sets, the BYU women's tennis team defeated Southern Methodist 5-2 in a dual match Friday at the Indoor Tennis Courts in Provo, Utah.
BYU senior Eline Chiew used three sets to defeat Dee Dee Herring 6-7, 6-0, 6-1 in number one singles. The number two singles match also saw three sets, with SMU's Megan Russell defeating Jodi Richardson 0-6, 6-1, 7-5. The Cougars' Kim Kelly defeated Katie Pruett 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
"We needed this so bad," BYU coach Craig Manning said. "This was a tough match. We didn't play last week and we came out a little flat. We had a good team effort and that helped us pick up the win."
In doubles, BYU swept the Mustangs by winning the number one, two and three doubles matches 8-6, 8-5, 8-4. Richardson and Kelly won the number one doubles match over Russell and Lindsey Bruce.
The win improves BYU's record to 4-3 in dual matches. The Cougars go on the road next week to face Wisconsin, Kansas State and Northwestern.
1. Chiew (BYU) def. Herring, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1
2. Russell (SMU) def. Richardson, 0-6, 6-1, 7-5
3. Ubeda-Diaz (SMU) def. Khoudoiarova, 6-4, 6-4
4. Kelly (BYU) def. Pruett, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. Reynolds (BYU) def. Bruce, 6-1, 6-3
6. Ferguson (BYU) def. Swaney, 6-2, 6-0
1. Richardson/Kelly (BYU) def. Bruce/Russell, 8-6
2. Chiew/Oswald (BYU) def. Herring/Pruett, 8-5
3. Reynolds/ Khoudoiarova (BYU) def. Swaney/Ubeda-Diaz, 8-4