Women Defeat UNLV at Home

Sophomore Chie Hayasaka recorded one of BYU's three singles wins on Friday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The No. 47 BYU women's tennis team won its first Mountain West Conference match of the season on Friday as it recorded a 4-0 sweep over UNLV. With the win the Cougars improve to 9-8 on the season and 1-0 in conference play.

"Wow, I'm really impressed with how our girls played today," said BYU head coach Craig Manning. "Today was just one of those days where everything clicked."

To begin the morning, the No. 60-ranked duo of Dolly Chang and Kristina Doerr came out and quickly defeated their Rebel opponents 8-2. UNLV tied things up with a win on court one, but Chie Hayasaka and Elle Carney helped claim the doubles point for BYU with an 8-6 win.

In singles play, No. 80 Doerr continued to dominate, making quick work of Kristina Nedeltcheva (6-1, 6-1) on court two. Wins by No. 86 Anastasia Surkova and Hayasaka clinched the win for BYU, as both defeated their UNLV opponents in straight sets.

"I'm surprised at how fast we came out today," said Manning. "We jumped out early and really hit out shots."

The Cougars hope to maintain momentum as they take on San Diego State tomorrow in their last home match of the season. Fans are encouraged to attend and support BYU's graduating seniors: Anastasia Surkova, Dolly Chang and Jennifer Miccoli.

The match is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. if played indoors, and 11 a.m. if weather permits outdoor play. All BYU parking is available to visitors on Saturday.

RESULTS

No. 47 BYU def. No. 62 UNLV, 4-0

March 28, 2008 - Provo, Utah

Doubles

1. Gantcheva/Nedletcheva (UNLV) def. Miccoli/Surkova (BYU) 8-5

2. Chang/Doerr (BYU) def. Marin/Dimitrova (UNLV) 8-2

3. Carney/Hayasaka (BYU) def. Razina/Maskaljun (UNLV) 8-6

Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

Singles

1. A. Surkova (BYU) def. E. Gantcheva (UNLV) 6-2, 6-1

2. K. Doerr (BYU) def. K. Nedeltcheva (UNLV) 6-1, 6-1

3. C. Hayasaka (BYU) def. N. Dimitrova (UNLV) 6-3, 6-4

4. D. Chang (BYU) vs. A. Maskaljun (UNLV) no result

5. E. Ezhova (BYU) vs. K. Williams (UNLV) no result

6. E. Carney (BYU) vs. A. Razina (UNLV) no result

Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

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