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rachelhawks | Posted: 1 Apr 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars Fall in First Conference Match


FORT WORTH, Texas -- The BYU women’s tennis team suffered a 6-1 loss to No. 65 TCU Friday and now prepares for Saturday’s match against New Mexico.

“The conditions were pretty tough today,” BYU interim head coach Lauren Jones Spencer said. “But I was really proud of the way Elle, Callie, Elizaveta played. They all had long matches and they played with a lot of heart.”

Elizaveta Ezhova came through for the Cougars (5-8, 0-1) in singles, defeating Idunn Hertzberg 5-7, 6-1, 6-4. Freshman Callie Craig of Orem, Utah, dropped a hard-fought match in the tiebreaker to Frederica Denti 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, (10-3). Elle Carney fell in a set tiebreaker 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).

In doubles, TCU (6-6, 1-0) took all matches. On Court 1 Horned Frogs Denti and Katariina Tuohimaa defeated Craig and Megan Price 8-6, while Ezhova and Desiree Tran fell 8-5 and Carney and Aubrey Paul fell 8-5 to their respective opponents.

"Tomorrow we're going to come out with lots of energy and keep it going the whole match and show we want to win," Spencer said.

Saturday, the Cougars will face New Mexico at 2 p.m. on TCU’s courts.

BYU vs. No. 65 TCU


1. Katariina Tuohimaa (TCU) def. Megan Price (BYU) 6-3, 6-1

2. Federica Denti (TCU) def. Callie Craig (BYU) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 1-0 (10-3)

3. Gaby Mastromarino (TCU) def. Elle Carney (BYU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

4. Olivia Smith (TCU) def. Desiree Tran (BYU) 6-2, 6-4

5. Elizaveta Ezhova (BYU) def. Idunn Hertzberg (TCU) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4

6. Shalini Sahoo (TCU) def. Aubrey Paul (BYU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

Order of finish: 1, 4, 6, 2, 3, 5


1. Federica Denti/Katariina Tuohimaa (TCU) def. Callie Craig/Megan Price (BYU) 8-6

2. Gaby Mastromarino/Olivia Smith (TCU) def. Elizaveta Ezhova/Desiree Tran (BYU) 8-5

3. Maria Babanova/Idunn Hertzberg (TCU) def. Elle Carney/Aubrey Paul (BYU) 8-5

Order of finish: 3, 2, 1


rachelhawks | Posted: 30 Mar 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Netters Start Conference Play with Doubleheader


PROVO, Utah -- Starting off conference play with a doubleheader, the BYU women’s tennis team takes on No. 65 TCU and New Mexico Friday and Saturday, respectively, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Saturday the Cougars (5-7) defeated No. 63 Oregon 4-1. Prior to the match, the team took a two-week break.

Freshman Callie Craig of Orem, Utah, heads the Cougars in singles with a 17-10 record. Craig and Megan Price team up to lead in doubles, going 17-7 on the season.

For the Horned Frogs, Frederica Denti and Katariina Tuohimaa compiled a 12-6 doubles record so far. Gaby Mastromarino is 7-2 in singles after four consecutive wins.

New Mexico’s Anya Villanueva established an 11-3 record in non-conference play, putting her at the top of the Lobos in singles. With Ashley Bonner, Villanueva also leads in doubles with an 8-5 record.

The TCU match will start at 2 p.m. Friday and the New Mexico match at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Cougars’ next home match is against Air Force April 7 at noon.