WOMEN'S TENNIS: The BYU Invitational singles title will remain with the BYU women's tennis team after freshman McCall Jones defeated Boise State's Lauren Megale in the finals Saturday. Jones was down 2-3 in the first set before winning four games in a row to take the lead. Her consistent play continued in the second set, despite a short rain delay and relocation to the BYU indoor courts. Jones went up 5-0 before dropping two games en route to her straight-set victory.
BYU junior Chie Hayasaka enjoyed success of her own in the consolation round, making it to the finals after a tough three-set semifinal victory over Boise State's Klaudia Wlodarczyk.
VOLLEYBALL: In a battle of Mountain West Conference titans, the No. 24 BYU women's volleyball team went down in three sets (18-25, 20-25, 19-25) at No. 15 Colorado State Saturday night. A powerful CSU block combined with the play of reigning MWC Player of the Year Mekana Barnes proved too much for the Cougars, who fell to 8-3 overall and 1-1 in league play while the Rams improve to 9-1 overall and 2-0 in MWC action.
Junior Kayla Walker was the only Cougar in double figures with 12 kills as the BYU offense struggled, hitting only .077 on the night. Sophomore Melissa Lake tallied a team-best 12 digs while senior Rachel Dyer paced the Cougars with five blocks. CSU's Barnes posted 10 kills on .667 hitting while recording six rejections, helping the Rams notch a dominating 14 blocks on the night.