Cougars End Run in Mountain Region Championships
LAS VEGAS – The BYU women’s tennis team concludes its run in the ITA Mountain Region Championships in Las Vegas after recording five doubles wins and five singles wins in the main draws.
"The tournament went alright," BYU women's tennis coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. "We had a few girls stand out and got some good practice matches in. But we have room to improve and are going to get to work in practice."
The BYU duo of senior Megan Price and freshman Meghan Sheehan-Dizon were the last to fall for the Cougars in the main draws. The pair faced a tough quarterfinal match against No. 3 seed Veronica Popovici and Simona Synkova of Wyoming and eventually fell, 8-1. Popovici and Synkova will compete in the doubles finals Sunday.
More than 120 women’s collegiate tennis players from 19 schools competed during the ITA Mountain Region Championships. The singles and doubles champions will advance to the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships Nov. 3 – 6 in Flushing, N.Y.
For more information on the tournament and complete results, click here.
Cougars Compete in ITA Mountain Region Championships
PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s tennis team heads to Las Vegas to face more than 120 women’s collegiate tennis players from 19 schools in the USTA/ITA Mountain Region Championships Oct. 12-16.
“I think we’re ready for this weekend,” BYU women’s tennis coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “The Cal tournament was a good way to see where we were at and what we needed to work on so we could be more prepared for this tournament. I think the girls are prepared and ready, and I expect to see good things.”
Play kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in UNLV’s Fertitta Tennis Complex with singles. Doubles matches are scheduled to begin Thursday.
In the 2010 region championships, Price reached the semifinals of the singles consolation. No Cougar advanced past the Round of 16 in the main draw.
Paul reached the singles finals of the Cal Nike Invitational after dropping only two games in the semifinals but did not participate due to BYU’s policy of not playing on Sunday. Paul is 8-2 during fall play.
The singles and doubles champions will advance to the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships Nov. 3 – Nov. 6 in Flushing, N.Y.
For more on the tournament click here.