BYU tennis: Jones’ run ends in quarterfinals

By McKay Perry

For the Deseret News

Published: Saturday, Oct. 12 2013 8:59 p.m. MDT

LAS VEGAS - Freshman Mayci Jones fell in the quarterfinals to the second overall seed, as the BYU women’s tennis team ended its run in the USTA/ITA Mountain Region Championships on Saturday.

Jones lost to 41st ranked Lucia Batta of UNLV, 6-3, 6-2.

Jones’ run into the final eight was the furthest a BYU player has advanced in the ITA regional tournament since 2009, when Kristina Doerr made the final four. Her finish is also the highest for a freshman since her sister, McCall Jones, made it into the final sixteen in 2008.

This tournament featured 19 western schools. The singles and doubles champions advance to the 2013 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, taking place Nov. 7-10, at the indoor facilities at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located in Flushing, N.Y.

The Cougars compete in their last fall tournament Nov. 8-9 at the Arizona State Invitational.

McKay Perry is the sports information director for BYU men's and women's tennis. Contact him at

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