MEN'S TENNIS: After three days of rivalry on the tennis court, the Cougars and the Utes ended up sharing the glory Saturday in the finals of the BYU Men's Tennis Invitational.
BYU's Manuel Calvo defeated freshman teammate Gert Vilms, who had advanced to the final round of his first collegiate tournament, by a score of 6-3, 6-2 to secure the singles championship.
Utah's doubles team of Phil Rodrigue and Ben Coates made quick work of its BYU opponents in the final round, defeating the Cougars' unseeded team of Vilms and Benji Rideout 8-4.
WOMEN'S SOCCER: In its most closely matched game of the season, the No. 13 BYU women's soccer team fell to 11th-ranked San Diego State 1-0 Saturday in Provo. The Cougars' first conference loss of the year drops their record to 14-3-0 and 5-1-0 in the WAC. The stalemate was broken midway through the second half when the Aztecs translated a sudden breakaway opportunity into a goal from the middle of the Cougar goalkeeper's box.
The Cougars play on the road next week against Michigan and Michigan State before returning to Provo to compete in the WAC Tournament.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Coming off two wins Friday night against UTEP and No. 7 UC Santa Barbara, the BYU women's volleyball team continued its strong play Saturday to beat the University of New Mexico, 15-5, 15-7, 15-3. Saturday night's win advanced the team's record to 20-1 overall and 7-0 in the WAC.
WOMEN'S SOCCER: The Utah women's soccer team ended its home season with a 4-0 victory over UNLV and a farewell tribute to the senior class. The Utes lose 10 athletes who laid the foundation of the Utah program as freshmen in 1995. To this point in their collegiate careers, the 1998 senior class has forged a 38-32-1 record, including today's 4-0 win. This brings the Ute season to a 10-7-1 with a 2-4 WAC record.
Utah finishes regular season play with trips to UTEP (Friday, Oct. 30) and UC-Santa Barbara (Saturday, Oct. 31).
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: The Ute volleyball team pushed its Western Athletic Conference record above break-even for the first time this season with a 15-12, 15-10, 15-5 Pacific Division win over UTEP on Saturday night at Crimson Court. The Utes, now 4-3 in conference play and 14-6 overall, were led for the second time in as many nights by Kalani Tonga, who had a match-high 18 kills.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Utah State's run of close games with top teams at home ended tonight at the hands of seventh-ranked UC Santa Barbara, as the Gauchos swept the Aggies 15-3, 15-10, 16-14. Utah State fell to 6-17 and 2-8 in the Big West while UC Santa Barbara improved to 20-3 and 9-1.