Honors for women's tennis team
BYU women’s tennis head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer was named the 2014 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year, while her younger sister, Mayci Jones, headlined the six BYU honorees who were named to the team.
The 56th-ranked Cougars put together a 12-7 record overall while going 8-1 in the WCC and were unbeaten at home for the first time in 16 years.
The freshman Jones was named All-WCC second team in singles playing at the No. 1 position. She posted a 16-15 record. Sophomore Nicolette Tran (14-13) and freshman Savannah Ware (20-9) were honorable mention.
In doubles, Tran/Ware, Jones/Toby Miclat and MeghanSheehan-Dizon/Morgan Anderson-Littlewood were all named honorable mention.
BYU heads into the WCC Championships with an automatic bye into the semifinals as the No. 2 seed, with the match Friday at 1:30 p.m. MDT.
- Former Cougar Alan Taylor dies: Alan Taylor, a 6-foot-10 center who played with the Cougars from 1976-80, and was part of two NCAA tournament teams, has died. Taylor, 55, died of complications of diabetes last week.
The Granada Hills, Calif., standout holds the BYU record for field goal percentage (57.7 percent) and is tied for second in career rebounds with Kresimir Cosic (919). Some of his BYU teammates include Danny Ainge, Scott Runia, Jay Cheesman, Devin Durrant and Fred Roberts. He holds the record for rebounds in a game with 23.
Taylor's funeral will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (PDT) at the LDS Church chapel at 4751 Neil Road, Reno, Nev.