PROVO -- After playing solid for three straight days, Dominique Reynolds came up just one win short of winning the BYU Invitational Saturday. Reynolds lost to Sanja Hansson of Colorado State 6-4, 6-3 in a tough match.
Head coach Craig Manning said he was happy with how Reynolds played, but just didn't seem like she played her best.
"Dominique has been playing solid all week but just seemed nervous today. She played a little tight," Manning said. "Dominique did everything she could, but Sonja played really tough ."
In the doubles final, Jemima Haywood and Erin Polowski of Boise State defeated their teammates Alisha Ayling and Renata Stoop 8-2.
Although BYU only had one player in the finals of the tournament, Manning said he felt good with how his team played in the back draws, with Lu Oswald winning in the finals of that bracket. Oswald beat Caroline Pongratz of BSU 7-5, 6-2.
"It was a great tournament," Manning said. "We played a lot of tennis, which is always good this early in the fall season. Everyone is so nervous in the first tournament of the year, so this gave us a good opportunity to get the jitters out."
The Cougars travel to Denver next week to participate in the University of Colorado Invitational.BYU Invitational.
Singles Main Draw
Sanja Hansson (CSU) def. Renata Stoop (BSU) 3-6, 6-2, 10-6
Hansson (CSU) def. Dominique Reynolds (BYU) 6-4, 6-3
Doubles Main Draw
Haywood/Polowski(BSU) def. Ayling/Stoop(BSU) 8-2
Singles Back Draw
Caroline Pongratz (BSU) def. Tara Porter (BYU) 6-4, 6-3
Lu Oswald (BYU) def. Nicole Schneider (BYU) 6-2, 6-2
Oswald (BYU) def. Pongratz (BSU) 7-5, 6-2
Doubles Back Draw
Macfarlane/Schneider(BYU) def. Esrock/Svensson(UU) 9-8 (12)
Singles Back Draw of the Back Draw
Dasha Zhurin (CSU) def. Andrea Hansen (UU) 6-4, 7-6 (5)
Zhurin (CSU) def. Caroline Pollock (USU) 6-0, 6-3