Cougars Hang On In Close Victory
LAS VEGAS -- The 36th-ranked BYU women's tennis team won the doubles point to take the close 4-3 victory over No. 60 UNLV on Saturday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex in Las Vegas.
The Cougars, 10-7 overall, 4-0 in the conference, beat the defending Mountain West Conference champions by winning at the two, four and six spots in singles and the two and three spots in doubles.
"Lindsey Ferrell was huge for us today," said BYU coach Craig Manning. "She won the final match that won it for us with a lot of pressure. We've played some clutch tennis on this trip."
In doubles, UNLV's Paulina Janus and Agniesza Abram surprised the 22nd-ranked team of Jodi Richardson and Brooke Ferney at the top doubles spot with the 8-4 victory.
In singles, UNLV again pulled off the upset at the top spot when Janus defeated Richardson, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4. Dominique Reynolds, who has been playing well at the two spot, defeated Abram, 6-0, 6-2. Lu Oswald defeated Urska Radanovic, 6-2, 6-1, and Lindsey Ferrell defeated Amy Hadziosmanovic in a dramatic finish, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 to get the third singles victory needed to win the match.
The Cougars will next compete against the University of Utah on April 7 at the BYU Outdoor Tennis Courts. The match will begin at noon.
RESULTS: BYU 4 UNLV 3
#1 Paulina Janus def. Jodi Richardson 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 UNLV
#2 Dominique Reynolds def. Agnieszka Abram 6-0, 6-2 BYU
#3 Marianne Bakken def. Brooke Ferney 7-5, 6-4 UNLV
#4 Lu Oswald def. Urska Radanovic 6-2, 6-0 BYU
#5 Britta Gabl def. Liza Khoudoiarova 6-0, 6-1 UNLV
#6 Lindsey Ferrell def. Amy Hadziosmanovic 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 BYU
#1 Janus/Abram def. Richardson/Ferney 8-4 UNLV
#2 Reynolds/Khoudoiarova def. Bakken/Hadziosmanovic 8-3 BYU
#3 Oswald/Ferrell def. Radanovic/Gabl 8-4 BYU