Tennis serves up a win

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    By Amy Young

    The courts were back in session for the BYU women?s tennis team Saturday as they defeated Weber State.

    The Cougars, ranked 25 in the nation, swept the Wildcats in every match, in doubles and singles.

    ?We?ve been beating each other up so much lately,? BYU head coach Craig Manning said. ?It?s good to get out here and beat up someone else.?

    The BYU powerhouse doubles team of Hadley MacFarlane and Lauren Jones dominated Kate Ennenga and Alexandra Llie 8-0, and each finished off the night with a win in singles.

    Jones defeated Llie 6-1, 6-2 while MacFarlane, in the most competitive contest of the night, outplayed Gabriela Venditto 7-5, 6-4. MacFarlane battled Venditto for almost two hours, well after the other matches had ended, before claiming the win.

    BYU head coach Craig Manning said fatigue did not prove to be a problem for his team as his team stayed strong throughout the meet.

    ?We?ve been working really hard on keeping our focus,? BYU head coach Craig Manning said. ?Every girl played really focused and that made a difference.?

    Freshman Anastasia Sourkova contributed well in her first match as she cruised past Elana Smit 6-2, 6-2. Sofia Holden (6-2, 6-2), Olga Boulytcheva (6-2, 6-2) and Dolly Chang (6-2, 6-0) each picked up a win for the Cougars to round out the perfect night for BYU.

    The Cougars improve to 1-0 on the season, and will welcome the University of Washington to Provo next Saturday.

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