TENNIS: The season came to a quick end for the ninth-ranked BYU women's tennis team Saturday as it lost 5-0 to Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Team Championships in Tallahassee, Fla.,
The Fighting Irish went up 3-0 with wins at the No. 1, 2 and 5 positions. They clinched the win with victories at the number three and six spots. No doubles matches were played.
"They beat us pretty soundly today. We just weren't able to get into the matches quickly enough. We had a great season and it was a great opportunity for us to get to this point," said head coach Tracy MacDonald.
Sophomore Adrien Alder, playing at the No. 4 position, had won the first set, lost the second and was in the middle of the third set when the match was suspended.
"Adrien played an unbelievable first set and was coming back in the third after losing the second set," added MacDonald.
The 10th ranked Notre Dame team advances to the quarterfinals and will face the winner of the Clemson/Stanford match.
BYU's Eline Chiew, WAC player of the year, will begin her individual singles competition on Wednesday.
As a team, the Cougars finish the season with a 20-9 record and their fourth WAC title.
UVSC BASEBALL: The baseball season ended Saturday for Utah Valley State College when the Wolverines lost a 15-10 decision to Arizona Western in the title game of the district tournament in Trinidad, Colo.
The Wolverines went into the final day of play needing to beat the Arizona team twice in order to claim the crown in the double elimination tourney. A victory would have earned UVSC a berth in next week's Junior College World Series.
UVSC accomplished half of its gola, defeating Arizona Western 13-8 in the first game. But the Arizona club came back in the second game with six runs in the second inning and five in the third to grab an insurmountable lead.
TRACK: UVSC's Lynette Jorgensen finished first in the nation in the 3,000-meter race at the NJCAA track meet in Odessa, Texas.
Jorgensen clocked in at 10:22.50 to give UVSC it first-ever national track champion.