First Day of MWC Championships - Cougars Down Utes

The BYU women's tennis team defeated Utah 4-0 in the first round of the MWC championships.

SAN -- The No. 22-ranked BYU women's tennis team swept the University of Utah women 4-0 this morning in the first round of the Mountain West Conference championships. The Cougars will face UNLV in the semifinal round tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego.

"Everybody played really well today," BYU head coach Craig Manning said. "We played especially well in doubles. The girls executed their game plans very well. It was a great day, but we've got another tough match tomorrow."

BYU 4, Utah 0

DOUBLES:

No. 1 - Zahnova/Holden (BYU) def. Esrock/Eber (Utah) 8-1

No. 2 - MacFarlane/Jones (BYU) def. Saucedo/Watts (Utah) 8-1

No. 3 - Pike/Oswald (BYU) def. Alder/Jackson (Utah) 8-1

BYU wins doubles point

SINGLES:

No. 1 - Barbora Zahnova (BYU) def. Sheri Esrock (Utah) 6-2, 6-2

No. 2 - Sofia Holden (BYU) def. Whitney Eber (Utah) 6-0, 6-3

No. 3 - Lauren Jones (BYU) def. Cinthia Saucedo (Utah) 6-3, 5-0 DNF

No. 4 - Olga Boulytcheva (BYU) vs. Rachel Alder (Utah) 6-0, 4-3 DNF

No. 5 - Jessica Watts (Utah) vs. Rebecca Pike (BYU) 6-4, 3-0 DNF

No. 6 - Hadley MacFarlane (BYU) def. Jenessa Jackson (Utah) 6-1, 6-1

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 6

Clinched Match: 6

Time of Match: 2 hours, 10 minutes

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