Four BYU Players Earn Mountain West Conference Tennis Awards

PROVO - BYU placed two singles players and two doubles teams on the inaugural women's tennis all-conference teams as announced by the Mountain West Conference.

Senior Eline Chiew and Junior Jodi Richardson earned all-conference honors in both singles and doubles. Chiew, currently ranked 92nd in the country, has a 17-15 record playing at number one singles. Richardson has a 10-10 singles record and led the Cougars to a second-place finish in the MWC tournament with three singles victories.

In doubles, Chiew teamed with freshman Lu Oswald and Richardson paired with senior Kim Kelly to earn all-conference honors. BYU was the only MWC school to place two doubles teams on the all-conference list.

UNLV senior Katarina Malec was named Mountain West Conference player of the year and New Mexico's Ashley Hedberg was named freshman of the year. UNLV's Kevin Cory, in his first year with the Rebels, earned coach of the year honors.

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE

2000 WOMEN'S TENNIS AWARDS

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Katarina Malec, UNLV

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Ashley Hedberg, UNM

COACH OF THE YEAR

Kevin Cory, UNLV

ALL-CONFERENCE SINGLES

Katarina Malec, UNLV

Ana Friganovic, New Mexico

Megan Payne-Dorny, Utah

Eline Chiew, BYU

Natalia Alekhova, New Mexico

Veronica Goude, UNLV

Melanie Roberts, Wyoming

Amanda Bartz, Colorado State

Ashley Hedberg, New Mexico

Jodi Richardson, BYU

Whitney Wells, San Diego State

Katja Karrento, San Diego State

ALL-CONFERENCE DOUBLES

Katarina Malec/Marianne Bakken, UNLV

Ana Friganovic/Ashley Hedberg, New Mexico

Megan Payne-Dorny/Cassie Kasteler, Utah

Jodi Richardson/Kim Kelly, BYU

Laura Aguero/Whitney Wells, SDSU

Eline Chiew/Lu Oswald, BYU