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Anonymous | Posted: 16 Feb 2007 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Tennis Road Trip Starts with a "W"


PROVO -- The No. 34 BYU women's tennis team beat the Kansas Jayhawks (1-7) on the road Friday with a 4-3 victory, coming off of three losses to team in the top 15 and improving its record to 3-4 on the season.

"We were really focused as a team," BYU head coach Craig Manning said. "A couple of the freshman are getting used to playing on the road and it was just a nice, good win. It's always good to beat a team like Kansas on the road."

The Cougars were on top from the start as they swept the doubles competition in their trademark fashion. The teams of Anastasia Surkova/Jenny Miccoli and Lauren Jones/Sofia Holden proved why they are two of the top teams in the region, winning their matches 8-4 and 8-1, respectively.

The singles competition was split with three wins for each team. BYU's top two, Jones and Surkova, both won in straight sets as did Dolly Chang at the No. 6 spot. Freshman Kristina Doerr lost at No. 3 and Sofia Holden and Chie Hayasaka lost in three sets at Nos. 4 and 5.

Manning and company will head to No. 63 Kansas State on Saturday and are looking to turn the win into a streak and get back to the .500 mark. The Wildcats began the weekend with a record of 1-1 and warmed up for the Cougars by beating the University of Utah on Friday, 5-2.

"Both these teams, Kansas and Kansas State, are tough, but tomorrow should be a bit more challenging than today," Manning said.

The next time BYU will see action at home is March 2 and 3 against No. 53 Colorado and No. 65 Boise State.

Match Results

BYU 4, Kansas 3


1) Surkova/Miccoli (BYU) def. Avdeeva/Horvath (KU), 8-4

2) Jones/Holden (BYU) def. Hommell/Svistun (KU), 8-1

3) Doerr/Chang (BYU) def. Smith/Dorn (KU), 8-6


1) Lauren Jones (BYU) def. Elizaveta Avdeeva (KU), 6-2, 7-6 (3)

2) Anastasia Surkova (BYU) def. Kunigunda Dorn (KU), 6-2, 6-2

3) Edina Horvath (KU) def. Kristina Doerr (BYU), 6-2, 6-4

4) Lauren Hommell (KU) def. Sofia Holden (BYU), 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (8)

5) Yuliana Svistun (KU) def. Chie Hayasaka (BYU), 6-0, 3-6, 6-0

6) Dolly Chang (BYU) def. Stephanie Smith (KU), 6-2, 6-0


Anonymous | Posted: 14 Feb 2007 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU Continues Tough Schedule on the Road


PROVO -- The No. 34 BYU women's tennis team will go on the road to face Kansas and No. 63 Kansas state this Friday and Saturday, respectively, in its first matches since the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships.

"The Indoor Championships were really productive for us," BYU head coach Craig Manning said. "We have worked hard and I fell like we started playing very well at the end of the tournament. We're excited to see how things work out for us now that they are over."

Kansas has a record of 1-6 this year and is looking to end its four game skid at home against the Cougars. The Jayhawks have played five of their seven matches this year at home and have a record of 1-4 on their own courts.

No. 63 Kansas State will be the sixth team the Cougars have played this year that is ranked in the Top 75. BYU has a record of 1-4 against ranked teams with three of those losses coming at the National Indoor Championships against No. 10 Baylor, No.12 Virginia Commonwealth and No. 14 Clemson.

Next week the Cougars will travel to No. 52 Arkansas and No. 51 Texas Tech before returning home to face No. 53 Colorado and No. 65 Boise State. In total, the Cougars will have faced 17 ranked teams before season's end with four of those teams coming in conference play (No. 16 TCU, No. 38 UNM, No. 39 UNLV, No. 49 SDSU).