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MEN'S TENNIS: The BYU men's tennis team defeated the University of Idaho, 7-0, on Saturday afternoon at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts. The victory is the third straight 7-0 victory for the Cougars.

The Cougars, 3-4 on the season, won all three doubles matches to earn the doubles point, including an 8-0 win by Carlos Lozano and Gert Vilms over Idaho's Amod Wakalkar and Brock Berry.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: The sixth-ranked Notre Dame women's tennis team defeated the No. 44 Cougars, 7-0, on Saturday afternoon at the University of Kansas. The loss ends a three-game road trip for BYU, in which they went 1-2, defeating Kansas State but also losing to Kansas.

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: The second-ranked BYU men's volleyball team improved to 10-0 on the season with a hard-fought 3-0 win over UC Irvine (3-9, 1-6) on Saturday. With the win, the Cougars (10-0, 6-0) recorded their eighth three-game victory of the season and maintained their lead in the MPSF Mountain Division.

"I think UC Irvine is a very good team," BYU head coach Carl McGown said. "They have had to do some reconstructing after losing one of their best players and have put together a nice team. We were fortunate — really, really lucky to come back and win games one and two. I think we used up a lot of gas from our tank after last night's match (against UCLA) and did a nice job of hanging in there and winning the match."

BYU was spurred by sophomore Jaime Mayol, who led the Cougars with a match-high 12 kills on 18 swings (.500). All-American Scott Bunker hit a blistering .714 on the night, connecting on 10-of-14 swings.


WOMEN'S SOCCER: The University of Utah women's soccer team has addressed its needs for the upcoming 2001 season by signing three impact players. Utah received National Letters of Intent from Lauren Field (High Point, N.C.), Julie Herdic, (Peach City, Ga.) and Erin Pruitt (San Dimas, Calif.).

SOFTBALL: The University of Utah softball team opened play at the Santa Barbara Tournament with two wins on Fri., Feb. 24. The Utes defeated the Auburn Tigers, 4-3, in the early game and shut out UC Riverside, 7-0, in the late game in Santa Barbara, Calif. Utah improves to 6-6 overall.

MEN'S TENNIS: The University of Utah men's tennis team won their third consecutive match as they defeated the Boise State University 4-3. The match took place at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center on Saturday, with the Utes coming out ahead of the Broncos in a down-to-the-wire competition.

Weber State

WOMEN'S GOLF: The Wildcats compete Monday and Tuesday at the Bay Area Classic to be held at Hiddenbrooke Golf Course in Vallejo, California. The University of San Francisco and Cal Berkeley will co-host the fifth annual event.

TRACK & FIELD: Charles Clinger set a new Weber State record in the triple jump with a leap of 53-5, and tied his own Big Sky Conference and school record in the high jump with a leap of 7-7. That also is a Big Sky meet record as well. Friday he set the WSU school record in the long jump at 25-0.

Jeremy Tolman was a double winner in the mile run and 3,000 meter run. On the men's side, it was WSU's third Big Sky Indoor Title overall, and its second in three years. The 'Cats won the 1999 crown and the 1979 title. On the women's side, it was WSU's eighth second-place finish since 1990.

Southern Utah

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Four Thunderbirds scored in double figures as Southern Utah's women's basketball team defeated Mid-Con leader Oral Roberts, 72-65, Saturday night in Cedar City. The win is SUU's fifth-straight and second over a conference leader in three games. The win also pushed coach Joe Hillock into second place on SUU's career victories list with 69.


SOFTBALL: Utah Valley won two of three games at the Desert Classic women's softball tournament Friday, beating Glendale 6-1 and Weber State 6-2, with a 2-0 loss to Mesa sandwiched in between. In the loss to Mesa, UVSC was held to four hits by Sarah Golob. The Arizona club pushed across two runs in the fifth inning to tag UVSC starter Shannon Lewis with the loss.

Snow College

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Snow College's women claim their second consecutive conference title with a 88-76 home victory over Salt Lake Community College. Anna Bateman scored 28 points to pace Snow in scoring and also dished out four assists. Mata Tukuafu led all scorers with 31 points.

After having their 21-game winning streak snapped last night, Snow regrouped and went on to claim their 27th win of the year. Casey Cooke poured in 16 points, while Lacey Yates chipped in 12. Snow will wrap up the conference schedule next week when they host Dixie State College on Saturday.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Brooks Smith scored 19 points to propel the Badgers to a 81-67 win over SLCC. Snow connected on 6-of-9 from behind the arc, snuffing out every run the Bruins tried to put together. The Badgers will finish their conference schedule next Saturday when they host the nation's No. 1 team, Dixie State College.