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GYMNASTICS RANKINGS: After its season-opening win over No. 16 Ohio State, the Utah gymnastics team jumped one spot to No. 4 in the latest rankings. Utah will host No. 7 Arizona Friday in the Huntsman Center. The Utes will host No. 5 Minnesota Jan. 25.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: The University of Utah women's tennis squad opens the 2001-02 season against in-state rival Utah State Friday at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center. Match play begins at 5 p.m.

SWIMMING: The University of Utah men's and women's swimming and diving teams compete at Ute Natatorium against New Mexico on Friday and against Colorado State on Saturday.

SKI TEAM: The University of Utah ski team finished second at the University of Nevada Invitational on Monday. With a strong peformance from the women's cross country team, the Utes passed Colorado but were unable to overcome Denver in the overall standings.

Sophomore Jorunn Oye led a Ute 3-4-5 finish in the women's 10K freestyle. Oye placed third, followed by Jaana Kettunen in fourth and Sara Svendsen in fifth. Utah native Zack Simons earned his first podium finish of the season by placing third in the men's 15K freestyle.

TENNIS: The Utah State men's and women's tennis teams begin their seasons this week on the road. Head coach Chris Wright begins his 11th season as the Aggies' coach and is assisted by Jevin West, entering his second season as an assistant coach. USU men's tennis team, led by seniors Andreas Madersbacher and Tadd Hinze, open Wednesday at Idaho State and return to Logan and host the Air Force Academy on Friday. All Utah State home matches are played at the Sports Academy in Logan. The women open at the University of Utah Friday. The Aggie women return to Logan for two matches on Saturday and Monday, hosting Portland State and Air Force, respectively. Seniors Sarah Lowe and Tracy Bertagna are co-captains.


SEARS DIRECTORS' CUP: Led by an NCAA national championship in women's cross county, BYU ended fifth in the nation in the Sears Directors' Cup for the fall 2001 athletic season.

Stanford University leads the nation with 521 points. The Cardinal are followed by North Carolina (305), UCLA (271), Colorado (251) and BYU (228).

In addition to the national championship in women's cross country, BYU scored points from all four of its other fall sports: football (ranked No. 24), men's cross country (No. 12), women's soccer (No. 17) and women's volleyball (No. 33).

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: The BYU men's volleyball team knocked off fourth-ranked Stanford Saturday in the Smith Fieldhouse. The Cougars' first win of the season evened their record at 1-1, while Stanford suffered its first loss of the year, falling to 2-1.

SWIMMING: The BYU women's swim team lost 110-92 in a close meet at Oregon State Saturday.

All-American Cortnee Adams won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:53.01. Senior Tina Adkinson won the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:07.84. The 400-free relay team of Heidi Leitz, Nichole Burrows, Monica Ferrell, and Adams won by nearly four full seconds with a time of 3:35.16. All-American Justin Wilcock placed second on the men's 3-meter.