Freshman Mayci Jones lost in the quarterfinals. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
LAS VEGAS -- Freshman Mayci Jones
fell in the quarterfinals to the second overall seed, as the BYU women’s tennis team ended its run in the USTA/ITA Mountain Region Championships Saturday.
Jones lost to 41st ranked Lucia Batta of UNLV, 6-3, 6-2.
Jones’ run into the final eight was the furthest a BYU player has advanced in the ITA regional tournament since 2009, when Kristina Doerr made the final four. Her finish is also the highest for a freshman since her sister, McCall Jones, made it into the final sixteen in 2008.
This tournament featured 19 western schools. The singles and doubles champions advance to the 2013 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, taking place November 7-10, at the indoor facilities at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located in Flushing, N.Y.
The Cougars compete in their last fall tournament Nov. 8-9 at the Arizona State Invitational.
QUARTERFINAL SINGLES (SAT., OCT. 12)
#41 Lucia Batta (2) (UNLV) def. Mayci Jones
(BYU) 6-3, 6-2
CONSOLATION DOUBLES (SAT., OCT. 12)
CONSOLATION SINGLES (SAT., OCT. 12)
ADDED SINGLES MATCHES (SAT., OCT. 12)
Anderson (BYU) def. Basil (BSU) 6-0, 6-2
Miclat (BYU) def. Oshiro (BSU) 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6)
Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Daniels (BYU) 6-0, 6-1
Nieto (UNC) def. Daniels (BYU) 6-0, 6-1
Maddox (BYU) def. Tiefel (CU) 6-3, 6-0
Colon (UNC) def. Monson (BYU) 6-3, 6-4