VOLLEYBALL: Senior All-American Ivan Perez led the No. 1 BYU volleyball team to a 3-2 (23-30, 30-18, 26-30, 30-20, 15-13) victory Saturday night over Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill. For the second night in a row, Perez alone claimed 20 kills.
WOMEN'S TENNIS: The BYU women's tennis team, ranked No. 28 in the nation, swept Utah State 7-0 in a dual match Friday at Provo.
MEN'S TENNIS: Utah State's men's tennis team defeated Montana State, 4-3, on Friday at Boise, where USU freshman Jakob Asplund won at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.
Asplund defeated MSU's Kyle McDonald, 7-6, 6-1, at No. 1 singles, while USU sophomore Oscar Ericsson beat Jakub Dybala, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 2 singles. Utah State senior Mike Banks picked up the third singles point at No. 5, winning, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, against Justin Hauck.
In double action, Asplund paired up with senior Jonas Tyden to defeat MSU's Kyle McDonald and Jakub Dybala, 8-1, at No. 1 and Ericsson teamed with USU senior Fernando Gallegos beating Hauck and Pawel Turzanski, 9-7, at No. 2.The Aggies (1-2) continue action on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the University of Utah at 5 p.m.
TRACK: Utah State men's and women's track and field teams had solid performances Saturday at the Idaho State Snake River Open in Pocatello.
On the women's side, Amy Egan in the 800 and junior Krista Larson in the weight throw both won their events.For the men, Gensel singled out freshman Chio Lopez and junior Nik Karren, as Lopez was second in the mile with a time of 4:15.53, while Karren won the 60-meter hurdles with a 8.23 time, the sixth-fastest in USU history.
SKIING: Even Sletten and Kjersti Boe helped the University of Utah move up to a third-place tie in the team standings in the Colorado University Invitational ski meet Saturday at Winter Park, Colo.
Utah has 370 points, and Colorado, which leads the invitational, has 407 heading into today's finale.Sletten placed sixth in the 10K freestyle to lead the men's half, while Ben Fick was eighth to give the team two skiers in the top 10. Snorri Einarsson continued to battle the flu and finished 14th. On the women's side, Boe finished seventh, Sara Schweiger placed 11th and Annelies Cook was 12th.
SWIMMING: Utah's women's swimming and diving team closed out the 2007-08 home campaign with a 169.5-130.5 victory of Colorado State on Saturday.
The Utes started strong with the 400 medley relay team of Shannon McQueen, Adrienne Coburn, Jennifer Fredsall and Annie VanLeeuwen winning with a time of 3:55:37. Utah used the strong start and continued to roll as freshman Natalie Edge won four events including the 200 free (1:54.34), 50 free (24.65), 100 free (53.63), and 400 free relay (3:32.48).On the diving end, Kwan Ling Yu won the 3-meter diving and tied for first in the 1-meter diving. Teammate Anna Braszkiewicz placed third in the 3-meter diving.
TRACK: Ashley Patterson and Haley McAllister paced the Ute track and field team with first-place finishes at the Snake River Invitational.
Patterson ran a personal best of 25.27 to win the 200-meter dash. McAllister tied her personal best in the long jump with a winning leap of 18-9.