SALT LAKE CITY (April 12, 2002) ? The No. 40 BYU women?s tennis team won for the third consecutive time Friday afternoon, this time against arch-rival Utah, 5-2. The Cougars (9-12, 4-3) finished the regular season on a three-match win streak, and will now prepare to host the Mountain West Conference tournament from Apr. 25-27.
Lu Oswald led the Cougars in singles with a straight-sets victory at No. 1, 7-6, 6-4. Dominique Reynolds won at No. 3 in straight sets as well. Reynolds has now won 12 consecutive singles matches. Elizaveta Khoudoiarova and Nicole Schneider also picked up straight-sets victories to give the Cougars four points in singles play.
BYU took the doubles point by winning two of three matches. Oswald and Reynolds played together at No. 1 and won easily, 8-4. Lindsay Ferrell and Schneider trailed 4-0 in their match, but rallied to win 9-7 at No. 2.
No. 1 Oswald/Reynolds (BYU) def. Hansen/Kotoglou (UTAH) 8-4
No. 2 Ferrell/Schneider (BYU) def. Kasteler/Svensson (UTAH) 9-7
No. 3 Esrock/Ronnberg (UTAH) def. Khoudoiarova/Pike (BYU) 8-6
BYU WINS DOUBLES POINT
No. 1 Lu Oswald (BYU) def. Sheri Esrock (UTAH) 7-6, 6-4
No. 2 Ellen Svensson (UTAH) def. Rebecca Pike (BYU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 Dominique Reynolds (BYU) def. Linn Ronnberg (UTAH) 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 Irini Kotoglou (UTAH) def. Lindsay Ferrell (BYU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 Elizaveta Khoudoiarova (BYU) def. Cassie Kasteler (UTAH) 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 Nicole Schneider (BYU) def. Alison Hansen (UTAH) 6-0, 7-6
BYU WINS MATCH 5-2
PROVO, Utah (April 11, 2002) ? The No. 41 BYU women?s tennis team will finish its Mountain West Conference season with an important matchup with in-state rival Utah Friday at 2 p.m. in Salt Lake City. The Cougars (8-12, 3-3) are fighting for a favorable seed for the upcoming MWC tournament and hope to end the regular season on a good note.
The Cougars carry a two-match winning streak into the Utah match. Last week, BYU knocked off Colorado State, 4-3, and Wyoming, 5-2, to climb back to .500 in the conference. Dominique Reynolds, a junior from Mexico City, has won 11 consecutive singles matches and teams with Brooke Beverley to form the No. 30 doubles team in the nation.
The Cougars will host the MWC tournament, Apr. 25-27, at the Smith Field House outdoor tennis courts. BYU aims to defend its championship at the tournament and avenge earlier losses to three MWC teams.