Cougars Fare Well at Championship
LAS -- At the close of the ITA Region Championships, the BYU women’s tennis team proved it was a contender in the Mountain Region. Senior Kristina Doerr advanced to the final four in singles while McCall Jones and Megan Price played their way into the doubles final.
Doerr had strong performances throughout the tournament and made it to the semifinal round of the draw where she faced UNLV’s Kristina Nedeltcheva. The Rebel senior notched a straight-set win to end Doerr’s chance of advancing.
Sophomore tandem Jones and Price continued to impress at the tournament. The duo made it to the final round, but was forced to default because of the no Sunday play rule. Instead, Boise State’s Lauren Megale and Pichittra Thongdach were given the title.
Because of time and other circumstances, the singles and doubles consolation draws were not completed.
The region tournament concluded the team’s fall schedule. The women’s tennis team will be back in action in January to start the regular season.
For final scores and draws, click here.
Regional Championships Next Up for Women's Tennis
PROVO -- This week’s ITA Mountain Region Championships in Las Vegas will give the BYU women’s tennis team a taste of the upcoming season. Twenty-one schools will compete at the five-day tournament, including three teams the Cougars will face during the regular season and seven conference opponents.
BYU will send eight players into the singles draw and four pairs into doubles competition. McCall Jones and Megan Price, who are coming off an impressive performance at last week’s ITA All-American Championships, are the No.1 seed in doubles. The Cougars also have three players seeded in the top 10 in singles.
The team has traditionally competed well in the region, but this will be the first regional competition since the ITA realigned the region boundaries. The newly formed Mountain Region includes six universities that were formerly in the Central Region with the Cougars.
Play begins Wednesday and continues through Saturday at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas. For draws and updated scores, click here.