Brigham Young

WOMEN'S TENNIS: A tiebreaker score at the No. 3 doubles went in favor of TCU, giving the Horned Frogs a 5-4 victory Saturday over BYU.After a 3-3 tie in singles with Cougar wins at the Nos. 1, 3 and 4 positions, the win came down to the final doubles. BYU's doubles team of Brooke Leavens and Tara Ferguson ended up losing in a tie breaker 9-8 (7-4) to give the Horned Frog netters the victory.


BASEBALL: Utah dropped to 14-15 overall and 2-7 in WAC play, after another one-run loss Sunday to New Mexico. In a 12-inning contest, the Lobos defeated the Utes 4-3. Utah was 1-2 over the weekend, also taking a 9-8 win and a 6-7 loss.

In the final game, Utah lead 2-1 following the fourth inning. The Utes scored two runs on two Lobo errors and a sacrifice fly by Nate Weese.

New Mexico took the lead scoring two runs in the fifth inning, but the Utes came back to tie the score with a solo home run by Ryan Johnerson, his ninth of the season and second in the series.

The Utes and the Lobos took it 3-3 into the 12th inning where New Mexico scored a run. Utah was unable to answer back, losing 4-3.

SOFTBALL: Kristin Arbogast pitched a five-hitter and Lisa Hashimoto scored two runs as Utah defeated San Jose State 5-3 on Sunday afternoon in Western Athletic Conference action at San Jose State Field.

The Utes swept the three-game series from the Spartans, improving to 15-16 overall and 3-2 in conference play. San Jose State fell to 11-31 overall and 2-7 in the WAC.

Arbogast, who pitched a no-hitter against SJSU on Saturday, struck out five in seven innings of work to improve to 7-9. She had plenty of offensive support behind her with the Utes pounding out 12 hits.

Utah State

SOFTBALL: Breanne Nickle, who had been one-of-eight in the three-game series against New Mexico State, knocked in the game winning run with a two-out double in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Utah State a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over the Roadrunners Sunday in Logan.

Nickle, a freshman catcher from Bluffdale, gave USU its first Big West Conference win of the season as the Aggies improved to 1-2 in league play and 7-16 overall. New Mexico State fell to 10-26 overall and 3-3 in Big West play.

New Mexico State opened the game with four runs in the top of the first inning, taking advantage of two walks and three USU errors.

NMSU added a run in the third inning to lead 5-0 before USU mustered a run in the fourth inning. Sandy Millard led off that inning with a double and then with one out, Emily Wilson plated her with a single to right field.

USU then scored four runs of its own in the fifth inning to tie the game.

After a scoreless sixth inning, USU recorded the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh as Millard led off the inning with a single off the pitcher's foot that bounded into right field.

Trina Job pinch ran for Millard and was sacrificed to second by Michelle Powell. After Emily Wilson flied out to right field, Nickle slapped her double into right center field to score Job with the game-winning run.

Southern Utah

WOMEN'S TENNIS: Southern Utah split a pair of matches to open Mid-Continent Conference play last weekend in Las Vegas. The Thunderbirds blanked UMKC 4-0 Friday and fell to Oral Roberts 6-1 Saturday.

The Thunderbirds took all three doubles matches, won three singles matches and led in two of the final three singles matches in the win over UMKC. Sophomore Melinda Francom recorded SUU's lone victory in the loss to Oral Roberts, winning her No. 4 singles match against ORU's Janou Meens 6-0, 6-2.

Junior colleges

UVSC TRACK: Three Utah Valley State College athletes invited by the NJCAA Coaches Association to compete in the U.S. Community College Elite Meet at the Olympic training site in San Diego placed high in weekend competition.

Rick Madsen won the triple jump with a school-record leap of 50 feet, 2 inches. Mike Strauss finished third in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3 minutes, 57.01 seconds, while Anthony Stewart took third in the 200 meters with a personal best time of 21.82 seconds.