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rachelhawks | Posted: 8 Apr 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars Gain Third Conference Victory


PROVO, Utah -- The freshmen showed up strong for the BYU women’s tennis team, who defeated Colorado State 6-1 Friday at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts.

“We did really well at staying focused on all the courts,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones Spencer said. “All the girls have been playing really well. Now we’re getting ready to play Wyoming. They’re a a pretty tough opponent. They always play well to the end.”

In doubles play, Elle Carney and freshman Kelsie Craig of Orem, Utah quickly defeated Melissa Holzinger and Veronkia Wojakowska 8-2. Elizaveta Ezhova and freshman Desiree Tran took the doubles point for BYU (8-8, 3-1), winning against Lauren Mulhern and Kaley Schultz. Capping off the doubles sweep, freshman Callie Craig of Orem, Utah and Megan Price claimed victory over Rams Tori Arneson, a native of Ogden, Utah, and Caitlin Fluegge 8-5.

The freshmen kept it rolling in singles, with Tran scoring BYU’s first point on a 6-0, 6-2 win against Wojakowska. Callie Craig followed up with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Arneson at the No. 2 position.

Senior Elle Carney rounded up the win with a 6-4, 6-1 victory on Court 3 against Mulhern. Price followed with BYU’s fifth point after a three-set match against Caitlin Fluegge at the No. 1 position (4-6, 6-4, 6-4). Ezhova kept her singles winning streak going with a win against Schultz (6-3, 6-0).

Holzinger recorded the only point for CSU (7-8, 0-3) with a win against Kelsie Craig 6-1, 4-6, (10-7).

The Cougar’s last matchup of the weekend will begin at noon Saturday against No. 72 Wyoming.

BYU vs. Colorado State



1. C. Craig/Price (BYU) def. Arneson/Fluegge (CSU) 8-4

2. Ezhova/Tran (BYU) def. Mulhern/Schultz (CSU) 8-1

3. Carney/K. Craig (BYU) def. Holzinger/Wojakowska (CSU) 8-2

Order of finish: 3, 2, 1


1. Megan Price (BYU) def. Caitlin Fluegge (CSU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

2. Callie Craig (BYU) def. Tori Arneson (CSU) 6-0, 6-0

3. Elle Carney (BYU) def. Lauren Mulhern (CSU) 6-4, 6-1

4. Desiree Tran (BYU) def. Veronika Wojakowska (CSU) 6-0, 6-2

5. Elizaveta Ezhova (BYU) def. Kaley Schultz (CSU) 6-3, 6-0

6. Melissa Holzinger (CSU) def. Kelsie Craig (BYU) 6-1, 4-6, (10-7)

Order of finish: 4, 2, 3, 1, 5, 6


rachelhawks | Posted: 6 Apr 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Netters Gear Up for Home Tripleheader


PROVO, Utah -- The BYU women’s tennis team welcomes Air Force, Colorado State and No. 72 Wyoming to the BYU tennis courts for a weekend tripleheader as conference play continues.

The team will play Air Force Thursday at noon, Colorado State Friday at noon and Wyoming Saturday at noon.

The Cougars (6-8, 1-1) went 1-1 last weekend, falling to No. 65 TCU but defeating New Mexico. Elizaveta Ezhova defeated both her singles opponents and one of her doubles opponents, leading the Cougars for weekend play.

Freshman Callie Craig, a native of Orem, Utah, leads the Cougars with an 18-11 singles record and a 17-9 doubles record with partner Megan Price. Craig went 3-0 against Wyoming opponents during fall play.

After two straight losses, Air Force comes to BYU with a 14-6, 0-2 record. Tahlia Smoke and Sarah Cassman lead the team with 18-13 and 19-15 singles records, respectively. Smoke teams up with Melissa Cecil for a 22-11 doubles record.

For CSU (7-7, 0-2) Veronika Wojakowska leads in singles with a 15-12 record. The Rams lost their first two conference matches to No. 45 San Diego State and No. 48 UNLV.

Wyoming (10-5, 0-2) also lost to SDSU and UNLV last weekend, but maintained its national ranking. Kim van Ginkel and Simona Synkova hold a 16-7 doubles record and Ginkel has earned a 19-7 singles record.

Admission is free. Spectators may park in “Y Lot” parking lots to the west of the tennis courts for Saturday’s match.