Provo, Utah (Jan. 26, 2001) In their first matchup against an MWC opponent, BYU's women's tennis team got an easy sweep over Colorado State, 7-0 on Friday.
The 46th ranked Cougar women took a decisive 1-0 lead in the match after winning all three of the doubles matches. Then in singles, the sweep continued with BYU getting all six wins including a win by default at the number two spot due to an injury to CSU player Sanja Hansson.
"I thought our team played very well today and we were hitting the ball well," said Cougar head coach Craig Manning. "Our doubles play was excellent and that gave us some good confidence heading into the singles competition."
Elyse Jensen, a freshman from Brigham City, played her first collegiate singles match at the number six singles position. Jensen defeated the Rams' Anne Wierman 6-2, 6-0.
The Cougar women, now 1-1 on the year continue tennis action at home Saturday afternoon, hosting 53rd ranked Purdue in a 3 p.m. dual match at the indoor courts, located just south of the Smith Fieldhouse.
-agate- BYU-7, CSU-0
1.Jodi Richardson, BYU def. Amanda Bartz, CSU, 6-0, 6-1
2.Brooke Ferney, BYU def. Sanja Hansson, CSU, default
3.Dominique Reynolds, BYU def. Catherine Sullivan, CSU, 5-7, 6-1 (10-3)
4.Lu Oswald, BYU def. Brenna Tindall CSU, 6-2, 6-0
5. Lindsay Ferrell, BYU def. Bobbe Vasos CSU, 6-2, 6-1
6.Elyse Jensen, BYU def. Anne Wierman, CSU 6-2, 6-0
1.Richardson/Ferney, BYU def. Bartz/Vasos, CSU, 8-4
2. Reynolds/Liza Khoudoirova, BYU def. Hansson/Sullivan, CSU, 8-1
3.Oswald/Ferrell, BYU def. Tindall/Wierman CSU, 8-1
The BYU women's tennis team will stay home this week as they prepare to take on Colorado State and Purdue this weekend. The Cougars will also take on Mississippi on Monday.
The Cougars, ranked No. 46 in the nation, will take on Colorado State on Friday night at 5 p.m., Purdue on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. and Mississippi at 5 p.m. in the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts.
Jodi Richardson, ranked No. 53 in the nation, is playing well for the Cougars. Last week she helped BYU score both of their points against Northwestern University, defeating No. 80 Colleen Cheng in singles and teaming with Brooke Ferney to defeat Cheng and Jessica Rush in doubles.
The Purdue Boilermakers are ranked at No. 58 nationally, yet have no players that are currently ranked in the top 100.
Mississippi is ranked No. 19 in the nation, with two ranked players. Sophomores Julie DeRoo and Mira Radu are ranked No. 7 and No. 42, respectively. The Rams are not ranked.