Cougars Offer Great Showing in Colorado Invitational

BOULDER -- Both Lu Oswald and Elizaveta Khoudoiarova of the BYU women's tennis team were able to advance to the finals of their respective flights at the Colorado Invitational on Saturday, but both came up short of taking first.

Lu Oswald, who defeated the 100th ranked player, Tjasa Suvak of New Mexico 7-6, 2-6, 7-6, in the semifinals Friday, was unable to play in the finals of flight one due to inclement weather that disrupted play in Colorado all weekend.

Khoudoiarova was defeated by Morgan Sall of the University of Colorado 2-6, 6-0, 6-4 in the finals of flight three on Saturday.

Although the Cougars weren't able to complete all their matches on the weekend, head coach Craig Manning was glad for the experience the tournament provided for his team.

"It is always so tough this early in the season, with the weather and everything," Manning said. "We were just glad to be able to play some matches and get more and more experience."

The Cougars will have the next few weeks off to prepare for Regionals, which are to be played in Tulsa, Okla. from Oct. 23 through Oct. 27.

Final Results of Colorado Invitational



Dominique Lemperle (CU) def. Michelle Heidbrink (UNM) 6-7, 7-6, 7-5

Dominique Reynolds (BYU) def. Jenny Trettin (DU) 6-4, 6-3


Tjasa Suvak (UNM) def. Carla Pallares (CSU) 6-0, 6-2

Lu Oswald (BYU) def. Lia Dimingo (CU) 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9)

Semifinal - Friday

Lemperle (CU) def. Reynolds (BYU) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (9)

Oswald (BYU) def. Suvak (UNM) 7-6, 2-6, 7-6

Consolation - Friday

Heidbrink (UNM) def. Trettin (DU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Finals - Saturday

Lemperle (CU) vs. Oswald (BYU) Did Not Play

Consolation - Saturday

Dimingo (CU) def. Pallares (CSU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-0

Trettin (DU) def. Pallares (CSU) 6-2, 6-3

Reynolds (BYU) def. Suvak (UNM) 6-2, 6-3



Kendra Strandemo (CU) def. Lindsay Ferrell (BYU) 6-2, 6-0

Maja Kovacek (UNM) def. Barb Kourim (DU) 6-2, 7-5

Katherine Anne Lutgert (CU) def. Tiff Robertson (UNM) 6-0, 6-4

Rebecca Pike (BYU) def. Stephanie Ginsburg (DU) 1-6, 6-3, 7-5

Semifinals - Friday

Kovacek (UNM) def. Strandemo (CU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Lutgert (CU) def. Pike (BYU) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2

Consolation - Friday

Kourim (DU) def. Ferrell (BYU) 6-2, 6-3

Ginsburg (DU) vs. Robertson (UNM) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Consolation - Saturday

Lutgert (CU) def. Strandemo (CU) 6-3, 7-5

Robertson (UNM) def. Kourim (DU) 6-2, 6-3

Kovacek (UNM) def. Ugorich (CSU) 6-1, 6-2

Strandemo (CU) vs. Pike (BYU) cancelled

Finals - Friday

Maja Kovacek (UNM) def. Katherine Anne Lutgert (CU) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2



Jessica Jones (CSU) defeated Ruiz-Fabrega (UNM) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Elizaveta Khoudoiarova (BYU) def. Susan Johnson (CU) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Morgan Sall (CU) def. Tatyana Ugorich (CSU) 6-3, 7-6 (5)

Nicole Schneider (BYU) def. Maru Altamirano (DU) 6-3, 6-2

Khoudoiarova (BYU) def. Jones (CSU) 6-2, 6-1

Altamirano (DU) def. Ugorich (CSU) 6-2, 0-6, 6-1

Ruiz-Fabrega (UNM) def. Johnson (CU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0

Sall (CU) def. Schneider (BYU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Finals - Saturday

Sall (CU) def. Khoudoiarova (BYU) 2-6, 6-0, 6-4

Consolations - Saturday

Ruiz-Fabrega (UNM) def. Altamirano (DU) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Schneider (BYU) def. Jones (CSU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Ugorich (CSU) vs. Johnson (CU) cancelled

SINGLES FLIGHT 4 (everyone plays four matches)


Rachel Hatley (UNM) def. Hadley MacFarlane (BYU) 6-2, 6-4

Whitney Flansburg (DU) def. Lauren Carey (CU) 6-3, 6-2

Tara Porter (BYU) def. Rachel Hatley (UNM) 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5)

Hadley MacFarlane (BYU) def. Whitney Flansburg (DU) 6-2, 6-2

Hadley MacFarlane (BYU) def. Lauren Carey (CU) 4-6, 6-0, 6-0

Flansburg (DU) def. Carey (CU) 6-3, 6-2

MacFarlane (BYU) def. Flansburg (DU) 6-2, 6-2

Porter (BYU) def. Carey (CU) 6-0, 6-3


Hatley (UNM) def. Carey (CU) 6-1, 6-1

Hatley (UNM) def. Flansburg (DU) 6-2, 6-0

Porter (BYU) def. Flansburg (DU) 6-2, 6-1

MacFarlane (BYU) def. Porter (BYU) 6-1, 5-7, 6-3


Dimingo/Lemperle (CU) bye

Reynolds/Robertson (UNM) def. Sall/Strandemo (CU) 8-2

Robertson/Heidbrink (UNM) vs. Trettin/Ginsburg (DU) 8-2

Sall/Strandemo (CU) def. Pallares/Jones (CSU) 8-1

Saturday Semifinal

Dimingo/Lemperle (CU) vs. Reynolds/Robertson (UNM) did not play

Pallares/Jones (CSU) vs. Robertson/Heidbrink (UNM) did not play


Trettin/Ginsburg (DU) def. Pallares/Jones (CSU)


Oswald/Reynolds (BYU) def. Heidbrink/Robertson (UNM) 8-2

NOTE - this is no consolation round in doubles, so the semifinal

is this one despite Pallares/Jones losing to Sall/Strandemo on Friday.


Ugorich (CSU)/Kourim (DU) bye

Suvak/Kovacek (UNM) def. Carey/Johnson (CU) 8-3 - Thursday

Schneider/Porter (BYU) def. Flansburg/Altamirano (DU) 8-1 - Thursday


Hatley/Ruiz-Fabrega (UNM) vs. Pike/MacFarlane (BYU) did not play

Carey/Johnson (CU) vs. Flansburg/Altamirano (DU) did not play

Hatley/Ruiz-Fabrega (UNM) def. Kourim/Altamirano (DU) 8-3

Schneider/Porter (BYU) def. Suvak/Kovacek (UNM) 8-4

Suvak/Kovacek (UNM) def. Sall/Strandemo (CU) 8-4