Another Conference Win for BYU
LARAMIE -- The No. 39 BYU women's tennis team racked up another Mountain West Conference victory on Saturday after handing Wyoming a 4-2 loss. The Cougars improve to 13-8 overall and 5-0 in conference play.
Skipping doubles action, the match went straight into singles play, where BYU's Chie Hayasaka recorded her fifth straight-set win in as many matches, defeating Wyoming's Carly Van Hollen 6-4, 7-5.
No. 65 Anastasia Surkova and No. 87 Kristina Doerr also defeated their Cowgirl opponents in straight sets on the first and second courts, respectively. Freshman Elle Carney notched BYU's last win of the day at the No. 5 position, pulling out a tough 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 win over Michelle Brown.
Wyoming's two points came off wins against Elizaveta Ezhova and Jocelyn Jensen.
Next week the Cougars travel to take on New Mexico and TCU.
BYU 4 Wyoming 2
April 5, 2008
1. Anastasia Surkova (BYU) def. Corina Lazar (WY) 7-6, 6-1
2. Kristina Doerr (BYU) def. Rebecca Berger (WY) 6-4, 6-3
3. Chie Hayasaka (BYU ) def. Carly Van Hollen (WY) 6-4, 7-5
4. Sarah Summerfield (WY) def. Eliazaveta Ezhova 6-2, 6-3
5. Elle Carney (BYU) def. Michelle Brown (WY), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
6. Brittany DeFelice (WYO) def. Jocelyn Jensen (BYU), 6-3, 6-3
1. Chang/Doerr (BYU) vs. Rebecca Berger/Corina Lazar (WY), DNF
2. Surkova/Jensen (BYU) vs. Michelle Brown/Carly Van Hollen (WY) DNP
3. Hayaska/Carney (BYU) vs. Brittany DeFelice/Jamie Nelson (WY), DNP
Women Visit Three Conference Foes
PROVO -- The No. 39 BYU women's tennis team takes its show on the road this week as it travels to meet three Mountain West Conference foes in Air Force, Colorado State and Wyoming. The Cougars hope to improve upon their 2-0 conference record (10-8 overall) in their quest to duplicate last season's undefeated record against conference opponents in regular-season competition.
Air Force is 5-15 overall this season and 0-3 in the Mountain West Conference after suffering losses to #53 New Mexico and #22 TCU in Fort Worth, Texas last weekend. The Falcons have had impressive seasons by several freshmen, including Sarah Cassman and Christen Monreal, who are tied for the team-lead with 18 overall singles wins.
On Wednesday, the Rams of CSU took a break from conference play, falling 7-0 to No. 27 Denver. With the loss the Rams fall to 6-6 on the season and remain 0-2 in MWC play.
The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team (10-7 overall, 1-2 in the MWC) closed out the weekend with a 5-2 loss against the 22nd-ranked TCU Frogs, on Sunday morning, in Ft. Worth. This weekend will mark the last home matches for Wyoming this season.
BYU will take on Air Force at 10 a.m. on Thursday, with the match against CSU scheduled for 12 p.m. on Friday. The Cougars will conclude the trip with a 10 a.m. match against Wyoming on Saturday.