Jones Shines in Finals
PROVO -- McCall Jones claimed both the singles and doubles title Saturday at the BYU Invitational. In both matches, she faced fellow BYU players as the Cougars started the fall season with dominant performances.
“It was a great start to the fall season,” BYU coach Joey Johnson said. “The girls played hard and were pretty solid.”
The sophomore defeated teammate Kristina Doerr in singles to clinch her second consecutive singles championship at the tournament. Jones seemed unstoppable as she won the first set 6-2 but veteran Doerr brought big game to the second set and took it 7-6. The two Cougars looked equally strong in the third, but Jones eventually pulled away to earn a 6-3 scoreline and her second championship.
Jones and Doerr had little time to rest before joining their respective partners for the doubles final. Jones paired with fellow sophomore Megan Price and Doerr shared the court with Romina Nedakovic.
From the start, Jones and Price seemed to find their rhythm. They lead the entire match and took top honors with an 8-3 win.
“There were some good matches,” Johnson said. “The players handled themselves well.”
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Women's Tennis Opens with Home Tournament
PROVO -- BYU will welcome opponents from six local schools this weekend as the women’s tennis team hosts the annual BYU Invitational to start the fall season. The No. 64 Cougars will face players from Wyoming, Colorado State, Utah State, Weber State and Utah in the three-day tournament.
The Cougars will have the chance to win the singles draw for the third consecutive year. Former champions Kristina Doerr and McCall Jones will both have the opportunity to reclaim the title.
Also competing are returning players Chie Hayasaka, Liza Ezhova, Elle Carney, Megan Price, and Romina Nedakovic. Spectators and opponents will get their first glimpse of new freshman Aubrey Paul.
Play begins at 9 a.m. Thursday at the BYU Outdoor Tennis Courts. Admission is free and all matches are open to the public. The courts are located south of South Field and the entrance is on the east side.
BYU parking lots are open after 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and all day Saturday.
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