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Anonymous | Posted: 9 Apr 2008 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars Find Love as They Blank Jayhawks


PROVO -- In their usual dominating fashion, the No. 20-ranked BYU women's tennis team put on an impressive show inside the Indoor Tennis Facility Friday afternoon defeating No. 73 Kansas 7-0. With the win, the Cougars move to 6-2 on the season.

The Cougars got an early jump on the Jayhawks by winning the doubles point. Posting wins for BYU at the No. 1 and 3 spots were duos; Barbora Zahnova and Hadley Macfarlane; and Nicole Schneider and Rebecca Pike.

In singles play, the top four seeds for BYU took their first sets against Kansas. The first Cougar off the court was Zahnova, who defeated Courtney Steinbock of Kansas in two straight sets 6-1, 6-1, followed by freshman Jones who took care of her opponent in two as well.

In a hard fought match at the No. 2 spot, Holden rallied from behind in her first set, but took the second, only allowing four sets to her opponent. Holden's win over Emily Haylock gave the Cougars the win and a 4-0 advantage overall.

Fourth seeded Olga Boulytcheva closed out her match in two posting a 6-2, 6-3 win over Brittany Brown of Kansas.

The quickest match of the afternoon belonged to the Australian junior, Rebecca Pike. Pike got an early lead on her opponent, dishing Luiza Loureir from Brazil, nothing but a saucer of love, posting a 6-0 set. In the second set, Pike only allowed Loureir one of the six games finishing her Jayhawk opponent off in two quick sets.

In the final match of the afternoon, BYU's Macfarlane, walked away with a 6-4, 6-3 victory to give the Cougars their second 7-0 match of the season.

"Winning and losing takes care of itself," head coach Craig Manning said. "We showed good discipline today and that made a big difference. All I'm trying to get them to do is be better tennis players, and I think they're doing that."

The Cougars will be back in action tomorrow as they host the Denver Pioneers at Noon in the Indoor Tennis Facility.



Macfarlane/Zahnova (BYU) def. Steinbock/Steinbock (KU) 8-3

Haylock/Filberth (KU) def. Holden/Jones (BYU) 8-4

Pike/Schneider (BYU) def. Skoda/Brown (KU) 8-3

BYU wins doubles point


Barbora Zahnova (BYU) def. Courtney Steinbock (KU) 6-1, 6-1

Sofia Holden (BYU) vs. Emily Haylock (KU) 6-4, 6-4

Lauren Jones (BYU) def. Christine Skoda (KU) 6-2, 6-1

Olga Boulytcheva (BYU) def. Brittany Brown (KU) 6-2, 6-3

Rebecca Pike (BYU) def. Luiza Loureiro (KU) 6-0, 6-1

Hadley Macfarlane (BYU) vs. Kristen Steinbock (KU) 6-4, 6-3


Anonymous | Posted: 11 Feb 2004 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

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PROVO -- After posting two impressive wins in the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championship last week, the 20th-ranked BYU women's tennis team (5-2, 0-0) will host the No. 75 Kansas Jayhawks on Friday followed by No. 55 Denver on Saturday.

As the ITA college tennis rankings were released this week, the Cougars' big wins in the National Indoor last week bumped BYU from being the No. 45-ranked team in the nation to No. 20.

The University of Kansas comes to Provo 0-1 on the season, after losing its season opener to the Mississippi Rebels on February 1. The Jayhawks head coach Amy Hall has depth in her doubles teams. Emily Haylock and Ashley Filberth will face BYU's top-seeded doubles duo, Barbora Zahnova and Hadley Macfarlane.

Saturday's match-up against Denver features a 3-0 Pioneer team that blanked the University of Wyoming on Super Bowl Sunday.

Friday's match against Kansas will begin at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday's competition kicks off at Noon in the BYU Indoor Tennis Facility.