Cougars Claim Bragging Rights With 5-2 Win Over Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (April 12, 2002) ? The No. 40 BYU women?s tennis team won for the third consecutive time Friday afternoon, this time against arch-rival Utah, 5-2. The Cougars (9-12, 4-3) finished the regular season on a three-match win streak, and will now prepare to host the Mountain West Conference tournament from Apr. 25-27.

Lu Oswald led the Cougars in singles with a straight-sets victory at No. 1, 7-6, 6-4. Dominique Reynolds won at No. 3 in straight sets as well. Reynolds has now won 12 consecutive singles matches. Elizaveta Khoudoiarova and Nicole Schneider also picked up straight-sets victories to give the Cougars four points in singles play.

BYU took the doubles point by winning two of three matches. Oswald and Reynolds played together at No. 1 and won easily, 8-4. Lindsay Ferrell and Schneider trailed 4-0 in their match, but rallied to win 9-7 at No. 2.

FINAL RESULTS

DOUBLES

No. 1 Oswald/Reynolds (BYU) def. Hansen/Kotoglou (UTAH) 8-4

No. 2 Ferrell/Schneider (BYU) def. Kasteler/Svensson (UTAH) 9-7

No. 3 Esrock/Ronnberg (UTAH) def. Khoudoiarova/Pike (BYU) 8-6

BYU WINS DOUBLES POINT

SINGLES

No. 1 Lu Oswald (BYU) def. Sheri Esrock (UTAH) 7-6, 6-4

No. 2 Ellen Svensson (UTAH) def. Rebecca Pike (BYU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

No. 3 Dominique Reynolds (BYU) def. Linn Ronnberg (UTAH) 6-4, 6-2

No. 4 Irini Kotoglou (UTAH) def. Lindsay Ferrell (BYU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

No. 5 Elizaveta Khoudoiarova (BYU) def. Cassie Kasteler (UTAH) 6-2, 6-3

No. 6 Nicole Schneider (BYU) def. Alison Hansen (UTAH) 6-0, 7-6

BYU WINS MATCH 5-2