PROVO -- On a road trip to Las Vegas, the BYU women's tennis team lost to Stanford, the No. 1 team in the country, 7-0, on Thursday afternoon.
After two conference victories last week, BYU, 8-7 overall, 3-0 in the conference, faced a much more talented squad in Stanford than any other team they have faced this year. Stanford has the No. 1 singles player in the country in Laura Granville, who defeated Jodi Richardson, 6-4, 6-1, along with four other ranked players.
At the No. 6 spot, Liza Khoudoiarova gave Sarah Pestieau all she could handle, losing a close one, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8).
In doubles, Richardson and Brooke Ferney took on the No. 1 team in the country in Lauren Barnikow and Lauren Kalvoria, but lost, 8-4. Stanford also boast the No. 2 doubles team in the country with Laura Granville and Gabriela Lastra, who defeated, Dominique Reynolds and Khoudoiarova, 8-3.
BYU will take on conference foe San Diego State on Friday in Las Vegas.
RESULTS: BYU 0 Stanford 7
#1 Laura Granville def. Jodi Richardson 6-4, 6-1 Stanford
#2 Lauren Kalvaria def. Dominique Reynolds 6-0, 6-1 Stanford
#3 Gabriela Lastra def. Brooke Ferney 6-2, 6-2 Stanford
#4 Lauren Barnikow def. Lu Oswald 6-4, 6-3 Stanford
#5 Keiko Tokuda def. Lindsay Ferrell 6-0, 6-1 Stanford
#6 Sarah Pestieau def. Liza Khoudoiarova 6-3,4-6,1-0(10-8)Stanford
#1 Barnikow/Kalvaria def. Richardson/Ferney 8-4 Stanford
#2 Granville/Lastra def. Reynolds/Khoudoiarova 8-3 Stanford
#3 Pestieau/Tokuda def. Oswald