April 16, 2010
Albuquerque, N.M.- Ashley Bonner improved to 2-1 at the No. 4 singles spot today with a win over BYU's Elle Carney at the Linda Estes Tennis Center. The Cougars however prevailed and handed the Lobos a 6-1 loss. New Mexico continues play tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Linda Estes Tennis Center.
Bonner won the first set by two games taking it at, 6-4. The New Mexico junior let the second set get away from her falling, 6-0. By the beginning of the third set the Cougars had already taken the win so Bonner and Carney went into a third set tiebreaker. Bonner dominated the tiebreaker winning, 10-1.
Sophomore Manumea Durie played a tough match against Megan Price. Durie fell, 6-1 in the first set. In the second set the Palmerston North, New Zealand product didn't go down without a fight. Down 2-4, Durie battled back winning the next two games. With the set at 5-4 BYU, Durie couldn't hang on and fell, 6-4 in the second.
In doubles play Bonner and Anya Villanueva battled with Price and McCall Jones. The match score was tied four different times, at two all, three all, four all and six all before Jones and Price took the win at, 8-6.