Provo, UT. (Mar. 1, 2002) -- After winning all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead into singles play, BYU's No. 52 ranked women's tennis team easily defeated No. 59 Kansas 5-2, Friday. The match was the first at home for the Cougars since early January.
BYU clinched the home victory 4-2 when Liza Khoudoiarova defeated Kansas' Aurelie Bejar 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 4 singles spot. Other Cougars picking up wins included Lu Oswald at No. 3 and Dominique Reynolds at No.5. Senior Brooke Beverley, who plays the number two singles spot for BYU, lost the first set 4-6 then battled back to win the second set 6-4 and eventually won on a (18-16) tiebreak.
"I was very impressed with how hard our team fought today," said Cougar coach Craig Manning. "They come into to every match and fight so hard and for us that's the important thing. We also had great doubles play," added Coach Manning.
The Kansas Jayhawks picked up three-set wins at the number one and number six singles positions.
BYU who improved to 3-6 on the season, continues its homestand with a match against No. 12 Washington Saturday and No. 27 Washington State Monday.