PROVO -- After nearly three weeks since their last meet, the BYU women's tennis team broke a four match losing streak by defeating the University of New Mexico, 5-2, in Albuquerque on Friday evening.
The Cougars dominated the doubles play, winning all three matches by four or more points. Brooke Ferney and Jodi Richardson won at the number one spot, 8-2, while Dominique Reynolds and Liza Khoudoiarova won at the two spot and Lu Oswald and Lindsay Ferrell won at the three spot, both by the score of 8-2.
"It was a good team effort," said BYU coach Craig Manning. "Everyone played very well, we fought hard."
In singles, the Cougars took the first three spots. Reynolds defeated Tjasa Suvak in three sets, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1) at the number two spot, while Richardson and Ferney won at the one and three spots, respectively.
BYU improves to 7-6 on the season, and 2-0 in the conference, having defeated Colorado State in January in Provo. The Cougars will stay in Albuquerque to take on the Air Force Academy on Saturday at noon.
RESULTS: BYU 5 New Mexico 2
#1 Jodi Richardson def. Natalia Alekhova 6-1, 6-2 BYU
#2 Dominique Reynolds def. Tjasa Suvak 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)BYU
#3 Brooke Ferney def. Sandy Lukowski 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 BYU
#4 Courtney Choate def. Lu Oswald 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 UNM
#5 Liza Khoudoiarova def. Nicoleta Spilca 6-2, 6-3 BYU
#6 Lindsay Marvel def. Elyse Jensen 7-5, 7-5 UNM
#1 Richardson/Ferney def. Choate/Lukowski 8-2 BYU
#2 Reynolds/Khoudoiarova def. Alekhova/Suvak 8-4 BYU
#3 Oswald/Ferrell def. Marvel
After a three-week period with no matches, the BYU women's tennis team will resume play with the first conference action of the season as they travel to New Mexico to take on New Mexico and Air Force.
The last match the women played was against Washington on March 6. BYU is 6-6 on the season, having lost their last four in a row.
Jodi Richardson is 14-5 on the season in singles and 18-4 in doubles, teamed with Brooke Ferney.
Dominique Reynolds is 16-4 in singles and 13-6 in doubles. Lu Oswald is 13-8, Lindsay Ferrell is 11-7 and Brooke Ferney is 7-11.
After this week, BYU will travel to Las Vegas to take on Stanford, San Diego State and UNLV on March 29, 30 and 31.