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Brigham Young

Y. netters fall

MALIBU, Calif.- Wins from Salt Laker Angela Nelson and senior Julie Menefee at No. 3 and No. 5 singles sent BYU's 17th-ranked tennis team's NCAA first found match into doubles, but a loss there spelled a 5-2 loss to 12-ranked South Carolina Friday.

Two of the matches in the four through six singles went three sets - Menefee's 4-6, 6-0, 6-0 victory over Muriel Abella and Ogden freshman Adrian Alder's 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 heartbreaking loss to Tobi Rakic.

Men's NCAA regional

Eighteen good teams and only half can go to the NCAA Championships.

That's the situation facing BYU's Western Athletic Conference champion men's golf team at the NCAA West Regional Thursday through Saturday on the Championship Course at the University of New Mexico.

There's no cut in the 54-hole regional with the best 18 teams from the Pacific and Mountain time zones. But only nine advance to the NCAA Tournament May 31-June 3 at Ohio State.

BYU joins WAC rivals New Mexico, UTEP, San Diego State and Fresno State along with Weber State from the Big Sky. Representing the Pac-10 are Stanford, Arizona, Arizona State, California, Southern California and UCLA. The Big West has UNLV, San Jose State, UC-Irvine, New Mexico State and Pacific. Pepperdine is from the WCAC. In addition, Utah's Jon Wright, Wyoming's Pat Fry and Oregon's Ted Snavely will golf as individuals.

Junior Colleges

UVSC signs 5

Utah Valley State College women's basketball coach Cathy Nixon has signed five in-state recruits for next year's Wolverine squad.

Nixon inked Amber Pehrson from Hillcrest High and Candi Pitcher from Bountiful High, along with three top-notch Utah County players. The local signees are Brandi Daniels from Mountain View High, Kristen Pool from Provo, and Julie Hansen from Payson.