No. 6 Notre Dame Overpowers BYU

PROVO -- The sixth-ranked Notre Dame women's tennis team defeated the No. 44 Cougars, 7-0, on Saturday afternoon at the University of Kansas. The loss ends a three-game road trip for BYU, in which they went 1-2, defeating Kansas State, but also losing to Kansas.

The lone BYU victory in the match came from an 8-4 in win doubles by Dominique Reynolds and Elizaveta Khoudoiarova over Notre Dame's Kimberly Guy and Katie Cunha.

"They are a really good team," said BYU coach Craig Manning. "They (Notre Dame) played really well, especially on the indoor courts. Our girls are a little tired, it'll be nice to go home."

The Cougars, at 6-4 on the season, lost every singles match of the day, thefirst time that has happened all year. Notre Dame, at No. 6 in the nation, is enjoying their highest ranking ever in women's tennis. Their top player, Michelle Dasso, is ranked No. 2 in singles.

BYU will return home before they go to Washington to take on Washington and Washington State on March 2 and March 3.


BYU 0 Notre Dame 7


#1 Michelle Dasso def. Jodi Richardson 6-1, 6-4 UND

#2 Becky Varnum def. Dominique Reynolds 6-0, 6-4 UND

#3 Nina Vaughan def. Lu Oswald 6-0, 6-2 UND

#4 Caylan Leslie def. Lindsay Ferrell 6-1, 6-4 UND

#5 Kimberly Guy def. Liza Khoudoiarova 6-2, 6-2 UND

#6 Katie Cunha def. Elyse Jensen 6-4, 6-1 UND


#1 Varnum/Dasso def. Richardson/Oswald 8-6 UND

#2 Reynolds/Khoudoiarova def. Cunha/Guy 8-4 BYU

#3 Vaughan/Leslie def. Ferrell/Jensen 8-3 UND