Seattle, Wash.- The No. 44 ranked BYU women's tennis team lost to No. 54 ranked Washington State University, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon in Seattle, Washington.
BYU, 6-5 on the season, started the match by losing the doubles point, as the No. 22 ranked doubles team of Jodi Richardson and Brooke Ferney lost to Tamara Philipovic and Erica Perkins, 8-4. BYU's Dominique Reynolds and Liza Khoudoiarova defeated Lorena Arias and Monick Vandeven, 8-6.
In singles, Richardson, ranked No. 42 in the nation, lost to Erica Perkins, ranked No. 41 in the nation, 6-4, 6-1. The Cougars won at the three, four and six spots with Reynolds, Lu Oswald and Khoudoiarova each defeating their opponent.
Washington State was the first match of a two-match road trip. The Cougars were supposed to play Washington on Friday, before the Washington State match on Saturday, but due to the earthquake in Seattle during the week, that match was postponed until Monday afternoon.
RESULTS: BYU 3 Washington State 4
#1 Erica Perkins def. Jodi Richardson 6-4, 6-1 WSU
#2 Zorana Rog. def. Brooke Ferney 6-3, 7-5 WSU
#3 Dominique Reynolds def Ana Moura 6-4, 6-3 BYU
#4 Lu Oswald def. Tamara Philopovic 6-3, 6-3 BYU
#5 Stacey McKenna def. Lindsay Ferrell 6-3, 6-3 WSU
#6 Liza Khoudoiarova def. Lorena Arias 6-0, 3-6, 6-0 BYU
#1 Perkins/Philipovic def. Richardson/Ferney 8-4 WSU
#2 Moura/McKenna def. Oswald/Ferrell 8-2 WSU
#3 Reynolds/Khoudoiarova def. Arias/Vandeven 8-6 BYU
The BYU women's tennis team just returned from a three-game road trip to Kansas over the weekend, but they won't have much of a chance to rest.
The Cougars are headed to the state of Washington this weekend to take on the University of Washington and Washington State on March 2 and 3, in Seattle.
The Cougars, No. 44 in the nation, up from No. 46, are 6-4 after going 1-2 on the Kansas road trip. They lost to No. 6 Notre Dame, 7-0, and Kansas, 4-3, but beat No. 40 Kansas State, 4-3.
Once again, the Cougars will face strong competition, as Washington is ranked at No. 17 in the nation, and Washington State is No. 54.
Washington has three ranked singles players. Kristina Kraszewski is No. 10, Claire Carter is No. 21 and Darija Klaic is No. 51. Washington State's Erica Perkins is No. 41.
Washington's doubles team of Kraszewski and Klainc are No. 15 and Washington State's Stacy McKenna and Ana Moura are No. 47.
For the Cougars, Jodi Richardson is ranked at No. 42 in singles. Richardson and Brooke Ferney are at No. 22 nationally in doubles and Dominique Reynolds and Liza Khoudoiarova are No. 42 in doubles.
After this weekend, BYU will receive a break, not playing again until March 23 and 24 in New Mexico.
BYU in the Polls
#42 Jodi Richardson
Washington in the Polls
#10 Kristina Kraszewski
#21 Claire Carter
#51 Darija Klaic
Washington State in the Polls
#41 Erica Perkins