COLORADO SPRINGS -- The BYU women's tennis team added another MWC victory to their record on Friday by beating the Cowgirls of Wyoming 6-1. The win improves the Cougars' overall record to10-10 and conference record to 4-2.
The Cougars started the match on the right foot by winning the doubles point. Seniors Dominique Reynolds and Liza Klempner teamed up at No. 1 and beat Patricia Chien and Gwen Moser 8-2. At No. 2, Hadley MacFarlane and Nicole Schneider beat Jen Hancock and Yuliani Santi 9-8 (6). Olga Boulytcheva and Rebecca Pike completed the BYU sweep in doubles by beating Kati Gyulai and Megan Williams 8-6 at the No. 3 spot.
In singles, BYU head coach Craig Manning changed the lineup a bit to let freshman Hanni Wittenbecker get some match play experience. Wittenbecker won her second singles match of the season by beating Moser at the No. 6 position. Boulytcheva was the only Cougar to lose in singles. She got beat by Santi at the No. 2 spot in a tough match that ended 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5).
BYU will be back in action tomorrow as they conclude the regular season against Colorado State.
No. 45 BYU def. Wyoming, 6-1
1. Dominque Reynolds (BYU) def. Patricia Chien (UW) 4-6, 7-5 (10-8)
2. Yuliani Santi (UW) def. Olga Bulycheva (BYU) 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2)
3. Rebecca Pike (BYU) def. Kati Gyulai (UW) 7-5, 6-1
4. Hadley Macfarlane (BYU) def. Jen Hancock (UW) 6-0, 6-0
5. Nicole Schneider (BYU) def. Megan Williams (UW) 6-1, 6-1
6. Hanni Wittenbecher (BYU) def. Gwen Moser (UW) 6-2, 6-3
1. Reynolds/Klempner (BYU) def. Chien/Moser (UW) 8-2
2. Macfarlane/Schneider (BYU) def. Hancock/Santi (UW) 9-8 (6)
3. Pike/Bulycheva (BYU) def. Gyulai/Williams (UW) 8-6