PROVO -- For the second match in a row, the BYU women's tennis team won its match 7-0, this time against Weber State on Friday in Provo.
"We really came out and executed very well," said BYU head coach Craig Manning. "We have been playing really well the last two weeks. I hope we can keep things going."
The Cougars secured the doubles point by winning at all three doubles positions, dropping only four games total to the Wildcats. Dominique Reynolds and Leeza Klempner of BYU teamed up at the No. 1 spot to beat Briana Beauchene and Alexandria Ilie 8-2. BYU's Nicole Schneider and Hadley MacFarlane kept their unbeaten streak alive by blanking Maria Bublik and Elana Smit 8-0 at the No. 2 doubles position. At the No. 3 spot, Rebecca Pike and Olga Boulytcheva of BYU defeated Chelsee Drews and Lora Bradley 8-2 to complete the doubles sweep.
The Cougars were able to sweep WSU in singles as well. All the matches were decided in only two sets with Klempner at No. 2 being the lone Cougar to go three sets. Klempner won the first set easily 6-1 before dropping the second set 1-6 and getting down 3-4 in the third. But she fought back and rattled off three straight games to win 6-3.
In addition to an undefeated doubles record, both Schneider and MacFarlane have yet to lose in singles this season. Schneider won at No. 5 by beating Drews 6-0, 6-2. MacFarlane defeated Karla Pretorius 6-2, 6-0 at the No. 6 singles position. Both girls have a 4-0 record on the season.
"This match was a good match for us," Manning said. "It will definitely help us get ready for tomorrow. Our match with Utah will be a bigger challenge."
BYU will face Utah on Saturday at noon in Provo.
BYU def. Weber State, 7-0
Reynolds/Klempner (BYU) def. Beauchene/Ilie (WSU) 8-2
Schneider/MacFarlane (BYU) def. Bublik/Smit (WSU) 8-0
Boulytcheva/Pike (BYU) def. Drews/Bradley (WSU) 8-2
Dominique Reynolds (BYU) def. Briana Beauchene (WSU) 6-1, 6-2
Leeza Klempner (BYU) def. Alexandria Ilie (WSU) 6-1, 1-6, 6-4
Olga Boulytcheva (BYU) def. Maria Bublik (WSU) 6-4, 6-2
Rebecca Pike (BYU) def. Elana Smit (WSU) 6-2, 6-2
Nicole Schneider (BYU) def. Chelsee Drews (WSU) 6-0, 6-2
Hadley MacFarlane (BYU) def. Karla Pretorius (WSU) 6-2, 6-0
Cougars at Home Against Weber St. and Utah
PROVO -- After sweeping Utah State 7-0 at home last week, the BYU women's tennis team will look to keep winning at home when it hosts Weber St. on Friday at 3 p.m. and in-state rival Utah on Saturday at noon in Provo.
This weekend's matches are just a few of the many home matches that BYU will be playing this season. BYU head coach Craig Manning said that this year's schedule is very beneficial to his team.
"We have a great schedule this year," Manning said. "We have 11 home matches with most of them against tough teams. It's always great to have that home court advantage."
Weber St. comes into this week's match with a 1-2 dual match record. The Wildcats were able to defeat Nevada 4-3 before losing to UNLV 0-7 in the UNLV Women's Invitational last weekend.
"It's always hard to anticipate Weber St.," Manning said. "In years past, they have come in here with some great teams."
Utah currently has a 2-1 record with big wins over Montana St. and St. Mary's. Last week the Utes were shut out 7-0 by Boise St.
"Our team is really looking forward to the match with Utah," Manning said. "Utah is always tough. The rivalry we have between the two schools always makes for an exciting match. It is also our first conference match so we want to get a great start."
Although the Cougars have a 1-2 record, Manning has been very pleased with the play of his team.
"We don't have a lot of girls to fill the lineup, but those that we do have are really stepping it up," Manning said. "We didn't lose more than three games in any set last week against Utah State. That is tough to do against any team. Nicole Schneider and Hadley MacFarlane have yet to lose this season in singles or doubles."
Manning has been exceptionally pleased with the play of Leeza Klempner. She has filled in for Lu Oswald at the No. 2 singles spot, who is out with a shoulder injury.
After this week's matches, the Cougars will have next week off before playing Oklahoma St. at home on Monday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m.