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BYU

- Women's diving - BYU junior Vanessa Bergman Thelin continued her impressive march through the All-Aemrican Diving Invitational in Austin, Texas, Friday with a ninth-place finish (211.20 points) in the Open division of the one-meter board.

The Open division included the top finishers from Wednesday's Collegiate competition, plus top divers from clubs around the country.

Friday's winner was Marina Smith of Auburn University (217.90). Cougar senior Valerie Blau finished 21st.

In the three-meter preliminaries it was Blau's turn to shine, she scored 251.55 points to place sixth. Thelin scored 241.35 points, good for 11th-place. Both divers will participate in Saturday's three-meter finals.

- Men's diving - Sophomore Mike Moak of BYU finished 10th in the one-meter diving finals of the All-American Invitational Friday.

Moak, scored 261.45, well behind the winner Ricky Wood of

the Rose Bowl Aquatics Club at 311.00. Moak stood in 20th place

after the preliminaries in the three-meter diving with a score of

295.85.

Moak, from Mesa, Ariz., is a member of the U.S. National

Diving Team.

- Men's tennis - Out of the 128 men at the five-day collegiate Milwaukee Tennis Classic which starts on Tuesday, four players will be from BYU.

Leading the way for the Cougars is senior Mark Quinney, who is ranked 44th in the latest collegiate rankings. Joining Quinney from BYU are freshman Jason Hardin and juniors Micah Rideout and Herman Vandecasteele.

"This tournament will give a chance for Mark to improve in the rankings and for Herman to break into those rankings," says BYU coach Jim Osborne. "This is an ITA-sanctioned event hosted by Marquette and played at various clubs around the city."

Rideout and Hardin upset seeds in BYU's last outing at the Rolex Regionals last month, but the team has been idle since due to the 144-day NCAA practice limit. Quinney has a 6-5 record thus far, Vandecasteele is 8-5, Rideout is 6-2 and Hardin is 4-2.

This is the last individual competition for BYU until it resumes dual action the end of the month by hosting Weber State. That Weber State meet date has been changed from Jan. 27 to Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. in Provo.