By Reed A. Peterson
With two consecutive victories, it was a good weekend for BYU women”s tennis.
On Friday, Jan. 26, they defeated Colorado State 7-0. Then they finished off the weekend with a 5-2 victory on Saturday night, Jan. 27, over Purdue.
Colorado State brought in some Mountain West Conference competition, but it was no match for the Cougars. The Cougars won every game.
In doubles play, BYU team captain Jodi Richardson and partner Brooke Ferney defeated Amanda Bartz and Bobbe Vasos, 8-4. Cougars Dominique Reynolds and Liza Khoudoiarova defeated Sanja Hansson and Catherine Sullivan, 8-1. Lu Oswald and Lindsay Ferrell finished the doubles sweep defeating CSU”s Brenna Tinndall and Anne Wierman, 8-1.
In singles play, the Cougars victory was equally decisive. They swept all matches against the Rams. The only close match was Reynolds” match against Sullivan which with a 5-7, 6-1 split, went into a third set tiebreaker, and was easily won by Reynolds, 10-3.
This concluded the Cougar sweep.
Saturday night the Cougars found themselves more challenged as they hosted the Purdue Boilermakers.
The Cougars once again swept doubles. Richardson and Ferney defeated Erika Quebe and Lynsey Fick, 8-3. Reynolds and Khoudoiarova defeated Gretchen Haynor and Missy Wright, 8-4, and Oswald and Ferrell defeated Melissa Woods and Melissa Iqbal, 8-6.
The singles had more mixed results. Richardson, Reynolds, Oswald and Ferrell all racked up wins. The two Cougar losses came from Ferney and Elyse Jensen in third-set tie-breakers.
“It was a good weekend for us,” said head coach Craig Manning. “The girls played great.”
The Cougars host No. 19 Mississippi, Monday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. at the BYU indoor tennis courts.