KNOXVILLE -- Playing yet another strong team, the No. 51 BYU women's tennis team played hard but came up short against No. 8 Tennessee. Elizaveta Khoudoiarova won BYU's only match as the Lady Vols knocked off the Cougars 6-1.
Khoudoiarova, who has won all three matches so far on the current road trip, won at the No. 5 position 6-7, 6-0, 10-2. Khoudoiarova pushed her dual-match record to 6-2, including the current three-match winning streak. Lindsay Ferrell played well again at No. 1, fighting back in the second set before falling in a tiebreaker, 6-1, 7-6 (2). Dominique Reynolds pushed Crystal Cleveland to three sets at No.4, but Cleveland came out on top, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
In doubles, Khoudoiarova teamed up with Nicole Schneider at No. 3 and won 8-3. The Lady Vols won at No. 1 and No. 2 to take the doubles point, but BYU played well throughout the doubles matches.
BYU will play No. 36 Mississippi Friday afternoon. Following the conclusion of this road trip, the Cougars begin a long homestand Mar. 1. The Mar. 1 meeting with Kansas will be BYU's first home match in more than a month.
No. 1 Castellvi/Wiski (UT) def. Beverley/Reynolds (BYU) 8-3
No. 2 Cleveland/Ojeda (UT) def. Ferrell/Oswald (BYU) 8-1
No. 3 Khoudoiarova/Schneider (BYU) def. Cordell/Robards (UT) 8-3
TENNESSEE WINS DOUBLES POINT
No. 1 Vilmarie Castelli (UT) def. Lindsay Ferrell (BYU) 6-1, 7-6 (2)
No. 2 Alison Ojeda (UT) def. Brooke Beverley (BYU) 6-1, 6-3
No. 3 Agnes Wiski (UT) def. Lu Oswald (BYU) 6-1, 6-4
No. 4 Crystal Cleveland (UT) def. Dominique Reynolds (BYU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
No. 5 Elizaveta Khoudoiarova (BYU) def. Ashley Robards 6-7, 6-0, 10-2
No. 6 Brooke Cordell (UT) def. Nicole Schneider (BYU) 6-2, 5-7, 10-3
TENNESSEE WINS MATCH 6-1