FT. COLLINS -- Top-seeded BYU defeated seventh-seeded Wyoming, 5-0 in the first round of the 2001 Mountain West Conference Women's Tennis Championships at the CSU Tennis Courts, Thursday.
The 31st-ranked Cougars captured the doubles point with 8-2 wins at the number one and two doubles positions and then went on to pick up wins in four of the six singles matches to ensure the victory over the Cowgirls. BYU swept each of the singles matches in straight set wins. The Cougars No. 39-ranked player, Jodi Richardson playing at the number one singles spot, beat Wyoming's Jenny Bowman, 6-0, 6-0.
The win improves BYU's record to a 13-8 overall and remain unbeaten in the conference at 8-0. The Cougars face fourth-seeded New Mexico Friday at 10:00 a.m. on the CSU tennis courts.
-Agate-(1) BYU 5, (8) Wyoming 0
1. Jodi Richardson (BYU) def. Jenny Bowman (WYO) 6-0, 6-0
2. Dominique Reynolds (BYU) def. Angela Dossetor (WYO) 6-0, 6-1
3. Lu Oswald (BYU) def. Sofi Espinosa (WYO) 6-1, 6-1
4. Brooke Ferney (BYU) vs. Toni Terhaar (WYO) 6-4, 1-0, DNF
5. Liza Khoudoirova (BYU) vs. Jennifer Hancock (WYO) 6-2, 3-1, DNF
6. Lindsey Ferrell (BYU) def. Yuliani Santi (WYO) 6-2, 6-0
1. Richardon/Ferney (BYU) def. Bowman/Dossetor (WYO) 8-2
2. Reynolds/Khoudoiarova (BYU) def. Espinosa/Santi (WYO) 8-2
3. Oswald/Ferrell (BYU) vs. Terhaar/Hancock (WYO) DNF
With a strong perfomance to end the season and climb to No. 30 in the national rankings, the BYU women's tennis team will head to Colorado State to compete in the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The Cougars, 12-8 overall, 7-0 in the conference, won the regular season title with a 7-0 win over Wyoming on April 13.
Jodi Richardson is the No. 1 player for the Cougars. She is ranked No. 46 nationally and has played the top spot for BYU most of the year.
Also, Brooke Ferney, Dominique Reynolds and Lu Oswald have all played strong for the Cougars.
The winner of the conference tournament will automatically qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
After ending the regular season two weeks ago with a loss at Boise State, the BYU men's tennis team will head to Salt Lake City to compete in the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The Cougars, 11-9 overall, 2-3 conference, are led by Gert Vilms and Carlos Lozano. The two have traded spots at the No. 1 position all year, hold a 22-6 record in doubles and are ranked No. 34 in the country.
In conference play, the Cougars defeated Utah and Air Force, but lost to UNLV and New Mexico in close matches, 4-3 and to San Diego State, 5-2.
The winner of the tournament will automatically qualify for the NCAA Tournament on May 11-12 and 18-29.