WOMEN'S TENNIS: Utah lost a dual match to Tulsa 5-4 at the WAC Championships in Forth Worth, Texas. The match was tied 4-4 with one doubles match left. Tulsa's Anousika Van Exel and Jennifer DeSpain outplayed Utah's Anna Svedenhov and Linda Engblom in a tiebreaker to win 9-8 (7-4) and clinch victory for Tulsa. Angie Olson and Rebecca Rushforth were the Utes' only winners in singles. In doubles, Megan Payne and Molly Sanderson won, and Olson and Rushforth remained unbeaten for the year.

MEN'S GOLF: Utah freshman Brock Padilla finished seventh at the WAC Championships in California. Unranked Padilla shot rounds of 69, 69 and 76 for 2-under. Utah was 10th, above two ranked teams. Senior captain John Owen, sophomore Gregg Oliphant and freshman Shawn Edwards tied for 37th with three-round totals of 7-over.

Utah State

MEN'S GOLF: Chris Moody and Todd Tanner had rounds of 74 on the final day, but USU was ninth at the Big West Championship in San Clemente, Calif., Tuesday.

USU opened with 309 and shot 315 before finishing with 302. UC Santa Barbara claimed the team title with 886. Moody was eighth with 223. Tanner tied for 13th at 226.

SOFTBALL: Homers were USU's winning margin in both games of a doubleheader as it tripped No. 14 Long Beach State 3-1, 1-0 in Logan. Tammy Alcantar hit a sixth-ining three-run blast in Game 1; Sandy Millard homered in Game 2.

Weber State

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Coach Al Givens has signed Shannon Downey, a 6-0 middle blocker from Beaverton, Ore., to a letter of intent for next fall.

Brigham Young

MEN'S GOLF: A disastrous back nine dropped BYU's men from third to seventh on the final day of the WAC championship Wednesday at Poppy Ridge Golf Club in Livermore, Calif.

BYU's final-round 301 is its second-worst round of the season and left the Cougs at 873 total. TCU shot 277 for an 847 total and a come-from-behind upset of top-ranked UNLV (852). Andy Miller, 1997 WAC champion, shot 74, BYU's best; his 216 total tied him for 15th.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: Six straight set victories for BYU, and Air Force was quickly eliminated from the WAC Championships Wednesday. No. 1-seeded BYU was to meet Tulsa Thursday.

Eighth-ranked BYU won all six singles contests. Holly Parkinson led BYU at No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-0. Adrien Jenkins won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2. Other Cougar winners were Tara Reid, Brooke Leavens, Kim Kelly and Tara Ferguson.

The WAC championships are hosted by TCU. The title match at 1 p.m. Saturday.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cady Williams, Jennifer Leitner and Mari Burningham have signed letters of intent for BYU this fall. Williams is a 5-11 transfer from Ricks College, where she was honorable-mention All-America as a freshman. Jennifer Leitner is a 6-1 forward from Pleasant Valley High in Chico, Calif., a first-team All-Northern Section CIF.

Burningham, a 6-4 basketball and volleyball player from Sky View High, attended UCLA, injured her back and transferred to Ricks.

GANT A FINALIST: BYU volleyball star Amy Steele Gant is one of 15 athletes from sports other than football to be named a finalist for $5,000 postgraduate scholarship from the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).

Southern Utah

TRACK & FIELD: SUU's Layne Richards was named the Mid-Continent Conference male athlete of the week for his performance at the BYU Robison Invitational April 23-25.