BASEBALL: At Las Vegas, a two-out single in the 10th inning Friday gave UNLV a 6-5 baseball victory over BYU.
The game was tied 3-3 after two innings, 4-4 into the seventh and 5-5 in regulation before UNLV improved its record to 24-13 overall and 4-6 in the Mountain West Conference, while the Cougars fell to 17-14 and 5-5.
Cougar Ryan Bernal drew a lead-off walk and scored on Jaycob Brugman's stand-up triple in the second. Brugman then scored off Austin Hall's single. Hall stole second, advanced to third on an error and scored on Wes Guenther's single to put BYU up 3-0 in the second.
The Rebels tied the score, 3-3, in the bottom of the second, then continued to mirror BYU in the third when both teams had a runner thrown out at home..
UNLV took a 4-3 lead, then BYU tied the score at four-all when Stephen Wells got a one-out single, stole second and scored on Alex Wolfe's single, one of the patented two-out runs BYU savors.
In the seventh UNLV took a 5-4 lead on an obscure ruling of equipment interference by Wolfe for dropping his catcher's mask on the stopped pitch, allowing the Rebel runner to score from third base.
Hall beat out a lead-off single to third in the eighth and advanced to second when Bret Lopez got beaned. Hall then scored on Dane Nielsen's one-out single down the left field line to tie the game 5-5.
"It's a real disappointing loss, but I'm pleased with the way we fought," said BYU coach Vance Law. "We came up a bit short as we tried to battled through adversity."
WOMEN'S TENNIS: At San Diego the Cougars suffered a 7-0 loss to No. 46 San Diego State Friday, the team's second loss in conference play.
"We came out really slow in doubles and they took the momentum right off the bat," BYU head coach Lauren Jones Spencer said. "In singles we played pretty well to start, but we kind of died in the heat and lost our energy."Comment on this story
Elle Carney and Aubrey Paul pulled through in doubles with the only win of the day for BYU (9-9, 4-2), jumping ahead of Emma Cioffti and Julia Trunk 8-4 on Court 3. Cougars Megan Price and Callie Craig dropped their match 8-2 to No. 69 Roxane Ellison and Sierra Ellison. Elizaveta Ezhova and Desiree Tran fell to Alicia Aguilar and Julia Wais 8-3.
The Cougars couldn't keep up with SDSU (15-7, 6-0) in singles. Aztec Trunk defeated Price in straight sets (6-3, 6-2) and Sierra Ellison defeated Ezhova. BYU's Paul fought hard on Court 6, pushing the match to three sets by taking the second set 6-1, but lost the close final set (6-2, 1-6, 6-4). Sierra Ellison's win gave SDSU the overall win.
The final three singles matches went to the Aztecs, completing the SDSU sweep.